The Official Website of Harlem NYC’s own ESSO


ESSO – Ready [MP3] Produced by Jonathan Stein

Less that 2 weeks out now until Son of SAMO drops and I think I’m finally “Ready” The track was produced by my band’s Bass player Jonathan Stein and I just wrote what it made me feel. Nothing more, nothing less. Thanks to Z & Nathan over at for the World Premiere yesterday & Feature today. You can stream or download the track from their page, or download on MediaFire if you prefer

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Son of SAMO drops in 2 weeks folks…

Happy 2012

One Main, Brooklyn, NY

25 Mil? Shit we all gotta have dreams don’t we?

tune-yards – Bizness


But really how ill is this? Thanks 5 for putting me up on it.




ESSO – Fuck It All (produced by Mike Mef) CDQ

MP3 Direct Download (via or via Mediafire

Son of SAMO drops 1/19/12 in conjunction with Look out for the “Fuck It All” official video as well as the Son of SAMO EP trailer coming soon.

ESSO, Sha Stimuli & Donwill (of Tanya Morgan) – Blank Slate

Donwill, ESSO and Sha link up for track 4 off Loyaly Digital Corp’s The Network compilation; which features artists that attended the SXSW and A3C festivals. Also, LDC teamed up with HipHopDX for a chance to win a pair of Beats By Dre. All you gotta do is download the album here and follow the instructions on the included .pdf. Good Luck.

DOWNLOAD: ESSO, Sha Stimuli & Donwill – Blank Slate

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ESSO – Fuck It All (produced by Mike Mef) [Trailer]

I met Mike Mef as a result of his “The Rhythm of My Life” documentary that was in the UrbanWorld Film Festival a couple of weeks back. A producer from half a world away (Gabon, Central Africa), in New York with a hunger and drive to make great music. We went into the studio last week and recorded “Fuck It All” one of the most honest songs that I’ve ever written. No bullshit, no smoke and mirrors, nothing but exactly how I feel and was feeling at the moment when I wrote it. Full CDQ & Video to follow shortly.

Fuzion Magazine x ESSO & Chase Kennedy [Interview]

Harlem born rapper Esso has been putting in work in the independent hip hop world for some years now. He started writing poems and rhymes at the age of 12, but it wasn’t until his hopes of becoming a professional baseball player fizzled that he began to take music seriously. Following the advice of a friend, while working in his studio, Esso taught himself how to record and mix on Pro Tools and has been making steady progress ever since, including several mix tapes and albums as well as Y and I Music, his independent label. On his current single, \”Summertime Fly\” Esso teams up with Chase Kennedy to bring a classic summer tune to bump in your ride with the windows down and the sound system up while on your way to the beach or a BBQ.

On the single, Kennedy goes from hype man to vocalist and showcases his talent as a singer. An Indiana native, Kennedy says he wanted to give people from his hometown something to be proud of musically. More of a visual artist until this point he declares, “Music is a manifestation of my art.”  Just as many entertainers transcend genres within the industry and express their artistic abilities in many different ways, Chase Kennedy doesn’t want to be defined by one sound musically or restricted to one art form. He says, “[Esso] never treated me as just a hype man, he always treated me like I was my own artist.” The result is the emergence of a new found talent and the freedom to express it exponentially.

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