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|Joe Ethek McElroy was born on May 6, 1976 in the small town
of Dardanelle, Arkansas. Joe grew up facing the normal
challenges of adolescents and teens. Joe became involved in
alcohol, sex and drugs at a rather early age.
Joe, who had grown up in church, realized that there was a
need in his life that wasn't being met by the life that he
After making it home one night in an extremely intoxicated
state and waking up not remembering the trip, Joe finally
decided to dedicate his life to Christ.
Joe began working as a youth minister at a small church in
his hometown of Clute, Texas where he had moved with his
family. Joe hosted outreaches and became very involved in
the Holy Hip Hop Culture.
After one of these outreaches, Joe met Ricky Truvine
Christmas, whom Joe told, I love the rap that you're doing
I wish I could do that. Truvine responded with Phillipians
4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens
Within two weeks Joe had written two songs, and appeared on
stage for the first time.
While looking for a quality studio, Joe met Jacob Abshire
BDI of the Houston based group Nuk Ruk. Within a couple of
months of recording, Jacob asked Joe to join the group which
he accepted. In 1999 Nuk Ruk signed a recording contract
with R.E.S. Records owned by Richard Hunt of Red E
Productions, a prominent video production company out of
Houston. Joe was also offered and accepted a solo contract
by the same company.
R.E.S. would be distributed through Avalon Music
Distributors. Just as the first record was to release
RESsurection Compilation (2000), Avalon Distributors went
bankrupt, which in-turn closed the doors of R.E.S.
Ethek talked with several labels, none of which have really
felt right. Until in August 2006 it was announced that, the
MC is the new addition to the roster of Modurn Languaj
Asosiashun Records (MLA Records).
The MC has done collaborations with people like Tony Stone,
Freddie Bruno and Fiti Futuristic, Playdough and others.
Ethek has also worked with producers such as Tony Stone,
Fred B, Playdough, BDI and Garlic Brown and others.
Ethek from Texas will release his debut album The
Introduction through Modurn Languaj Asosiashun Records on
October 3rd, 2006.
|Modurn Languaj Asosiashun Records
|The album will be released on October 3rd, 2006.
2. Right Now - cuts by DJ Idull
3. Know our Names - featuring Max Deizal
4. Five O - interlude
5. Precinct - featuring Playdough
6. Self Help
7. City - featuring Sev Statik
8. Cave In
9. There for You
10. Don't Tell Me - featuring Knine
11. Never Known
12. One Shot - interlude
13. Going Down
14. New Song - featuring Amongst the Feeble and DJ Dlite
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