New Jersey-based Hip Hop and rap artist may be new to the music scene but has been working on mastering his craft since the age of 12 years. As an avid lover of Hip Hop music, he would write songs and rap in front of the mirror as a teenager. Growing up around hustlers, he never shied away from hard work and struggle. His latest single “Name in these Streets” showcases his remarkable vocal and songwriting skills, instantly captivating the listener with his hard-hitting vocal delivery and groovy beats. “I’m here to tell my story and bring great music and a dope vibe to the hip-hop game”, states Edog.
He further adds, “With my music, I just want to tell my story and speak about the different levels that I’ve been on and reached. I want to show people that you can adapt and evolve from any situation in life. Show people that it’s ok to be yourself and be comfortable with yourself”.
Chef Edog is highly inspired by artists like Tupac, Biggie, Styles P, Jadakiss, and Jay-Z. As a teenager, he also listened to artists like Lil Wayne, Stack Bundles, The Lox, Max B, and Fabolous. Born in East Orange, and raised in Linden, New Jersey. Edog didn’t have much growing up but his parents were working hard to improve their situation. Seeing the journey of his father, an ex-drug dealer who enrolled in school to improve himself and eventually followed the path of god, Edog committed to himself that he would choose the right path. His mother, on the other hand, was a nurse who was constantly working shifts. At a young age, he started to understand the realities of life and hoped that someday he would change everything for better.
At the age of 12, Edog started rapping with his brothers and cousins in Long Branch NJ. Fast forward to high school, he ended up in drug dealing with a few friends who were part of the drug game and gangs. It landed him behind bars a few times, where he spent most of his time writing songs. Finally, at the age of 20, he put all his focus on rapping and started producing music professionally, eventually releasing his debut single.