Following the release of his second independent album “Liberation“, EL.i.BE has been creating massive waves at the Twin Cities Hip-Hop scene. Individual tracks from the project are being played on the Current and KFAI, and his “Liberation Tour” has caught the attention of many blogs (Duluth Reader, Ghetto Blaster, OK-THO, The Current 89.3) festivals ( Melhaven & LeGrand) and venues, both locally and nationally. Dedicated to showing his roots in a time where immigration continues to be scrutinized in the political arena, EL.i.BE continues to boldly tell his story as a first-generation refugee. His lyrical journey encompasses insights into growing up in an African household, dissects the struggles he faces as an African in America, and comes full circle by celebrating the outpouring of love and support he has uncovered on his journey. “Liberation” is a poetic illustration of our most basic human need: to be accepted while celebrating our differences.