ECHO is a Dominican, spanglish speaking emcee that incarnated in New York City, and migrated to Los Angeles several years ago.
He has visions for what a better world looks like, and he plants these visions into his music, so that he can reach the 7,328,802,610+ people on Earth, which will hopefully help change the world as we all know it, forever.
He’s a budding theoretical and experimental physicist, a philosopher, a “conspiracy theorist”, activist, and spiritual being that incorporates everything he’s ever learned and/or channeled about this universe and our world, into his music. He feels it’s his mission/duty to help awaken as many people as possible to what our true reality is, even if they don’t think they’re asleep or don’t care, and to always question everything. Even the innocuous.
He went from being in a group called S.P.I.K. Click with his hometown buddies from Washington Heights, to dropping his first solo mixtape and music video in 2003. Shortly after that, he moved to Los Angeles where he hooked up with local underground producers to develop a fresh, new sound. A sort of mashup of his gritty NYC flow over west coast type beats. This led to songs like “Letter To Barack” and “Hip Hop High” which became his first music video in LA. He dropped his EP called “Repetition Of Sound” which had production from well known LA producers such as Jansport J, Curtiss King, King Trax, among others. The EP’s success birthed a two year mini-tour all over LA in all of the hottest hip hop clubs like The Airliner, 2nd Street, The Terrace, and the world famous Whiskey A Go-Go on Sunset Blvd.
All of this hard work ultimately earned him a spot on the M.I.R. Hip Hop Festival in Moscow, Russia in March 2011, in front of 80,000+ screaming hip hop fans. He performed alongside B.O.B., Eve and the legendary Ice Cube. “There was nothing like freestyling in the tour bus with Ice Cube. I’ll never forget that.”
Upon returning from Russia, he landed himself the front cover of a brand new online urban e-mag called BSQ Magazine,together with an in-depth article detailing his rise, goals and mission. Around this time, Jonathan Hay of Hoopla/Death Row Records took notice of ECHO’s track record and online presence, and signed him to a 1 year deal. After recording a few songs for the infamous label, ECHO decided that the indie route was a better fit for an emcee with his kind of message, and vision.
ECHO then released his second project since moving to Los Angeles called “100th Monkey”, and on it he decided to “let it all out”, as far as how he sees the world now, and where he hopes to see it going. This album garnered critical acclaim and opened many eyes to who ECHO really is, so much so that platforms such as Homegrown Radio and The B-Side invited him on for some unforgettable interviews, and live on air performances.
ECHO took some time off from recording music and performing after a wonderful new addition to his family, but came back one year later with 2 brand new songs called “Nutshell” and “R E I N C A R N A T I O N”, followed shortly by another one of his visionary songs called “Quantum Physics” which is accompanied by a brilliant music video. This song got the attention of The Source magazine, which did a feature on the song/video.
Most recently he’s dropped a new single called “Real Talk” which still has that eccentric weirdness ECHO is known for, but also has a different flow/cadence to it, which listeners are finding refreshing, and easy to follow.
He constantly is sharing everything he’s gone through & has learned with the world via his website, his Twitter and Instagram accounts, songs, published books, blogs, music videos, v-logs, etc. He lives by the motto “expect nothing but, accept everything”, and leads/entertains by example.