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Eli-Mac: From Maui's Shores to Reggae Royalty


[ This photo was taken at the Dallas Reggae Fest 2023, big shout out to Eli-Mac for the All Access passes]

Eli-Mac, also known as Camile Velasco, is one such remarkable talent who has made major waves seamlessly blending reggae, R&B, and hip-hop into a captivating fusion. Hailing from the Philippines and raised in Maui Hawaii, her rebellious style and diverse influences have shaped her into a musical force to be reckoned with.

Growing up with an eclectic range of musical inspirations, including iconic figures like Lauryn Hill, Salt N Pepa, TLC, Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Tupac Shakur, Mobb Deep, and Janet Jackson, Eli-Mac's musical palette was enriched from an early age. Drawing from these influential artists, she honed her craft, fusing various elements from each genre to create a distinct sound that carries a deep sense of individuality and authenticity.

In 2003, Eli-Mac's talent caught the attention of the world when she auditioned for American Idol. With her powerful rendition of the chorus and bridge of "Ready or Not," a classic sampled from The Fugees, she left an indelible mark on the judges, who unanimously accepted her. This pivotal moment catapulted her into the spotlight, setting the stage for her incredible musical journey ahead.

Since then, Eli-Mac has continued to carve her path in the music industry. Her music is not merely a fusion of genres, but a reflection of her multicultural background and the diverse influences that have shaped her identity as an artist.

Eli-Mac's artistic exploration led her to release two EPs, each showcasing her evolving style and innovative approach to music. The first, "Dub Stop EP," released on October 31, 2014, introduced her distinctive sound to the world, garnering praise from fans and critics alike. In 2018, she followed up with the "Tricky One EP," making her mark as a rising star in the music scene.

Her most recent hit "Résumé," released on July 14, 2023 has been met with immense excitement from her devoted fan base and new listeners alike. The single displays Eli-Mac's growth as an artist, featuring soulful vocals, infectious beats, and lyrics that leave a lasting impression.

Eli-Mac's ability to connect with her audience on a deep emotional level sets her apart as a true artist. Her songs carry messages of empowerment, love, and self-discovery, resonating with listeners who find solace and inspiration in her music.

Eli's music journey is a testament to her boundless creativity, unwavering passion, and willingness to push the boundaries of traditional genres, she has crafted a sound that is uniquely hers. As she continues to captivate audiences with her enchanting voice and heartfelt lyrics, there's no doubt that Eli-Mac's star will continue to rise, leaving an undeniable mark on the world of music.

We are big fans of Eli-Mac and all of her work, we want everyone to go follow, like and show some love to our sister she's worth it!!

Eli-Mac x Collie Buddz - Résumé (Official Music Video)

Whats Your Favorite Eli-Mac Song?

  • Dubstop

  • Roots Girl

  • Résumé

  • Mr. Sensi


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