Rellik

 

 

Bill Leblanc, better known as Rellik, is an emcee from Edmonton, Alberta. He got into hip hop at age 11, started DJing and rapping at 14 and was producing by 16. Throughout his career he has shared stages Talib Kwali, D12 ,Buffy St. Marie, The Game, Kardinal Offishall and to Warren G to name a few. He has also proudly shared the stage with many childhood heroes such as Run DMC, Red Bone and the Hieroglyphics.

Co-founder with fellow aboriginal artist, Plex of one of Edmonton's longest running rap groups 118, Rellik has been performing live shows and recording tracks for over a decade.

From his latest album, Mighty Mouth being currently nominated for Aboriginal recording of the year, playing the upcoming Breakout West festival, recently appearing with Plex on APTN’s Aboriginal day live!, to appearing in numerous U.S compilations and magazines throughout 2011, Rellik is quickly making up for lost time in the music industry and releasing “Mighty Mouth, the remixes”, featuring remixes from 12 top Canadian producers ,followed by his sophmore solo release, Signature.

Rellik is a gifted wordsmith known for his quick witted and gritty punch-lines. No stranger to adversity he has transcribed his experiences growing up in low income housing to raising his children, into hard hitting lyrics skillfully spit with emotion and determination. Raised on Cree principles, Rellik is of Irish and Sioux descent and does not feel the need to write exclusively about either. “While I am still in touch with my aboriginal roots, I feel I need to write material that all hip hop listeners can relate to regardless of their ethnic background or experiences.”

Rellik has a rare gift in composing lyrics that not only get in your face but get right under your skin. His gut wrenching messages are carefully placed on top of beats carefully arranged so the listener is barely aware of the impact his words bare, often until the second or third take. A seasoned performer with hundreds of high energy performances tucked under his belt he turns wordplay into a craft with ease. Relliks sound is often compared to RA the Rugged Man and Aesop Rock. His professionalism in the studio and on stage promises to seduce mainstream markets not only in Canada and the US but overseas as well.

Highlights:

-Guest Appearance with Plex . APTN Aboriginal day live! 2012

- Featured on Underground Artists Live Compilation 2011

-2011 Aboriginal peoples Choice nominee - Best Rap / Hip Hop album - Mighty Mouth

-Featured on Jab Records Fresh Sounds 2011 Compilation

-Cover appearance and feature on Coast to Coast Mixtape vol.2

-Rotation on FNA Radio ,Dream Chasers Radio, GRM 780 Radio and more

-Featured on the cover of August 2011 cover of Nista Magazine

-2011 and 2012 Hip-Hop In The Park Headliner

-Musical guest for Plex on APTN  Aboriginal Day Live! 2010 (Ottawa, Canada)

-Musical guest for Plex at Gathering of Nations (Albuquerque, NM)

-Special guest for artists: Warren G, D12, WC, Talib Kweli, The Game, Run   DMC, RA   The Rugged Man, Trick Trick, Souls of Mischief, The Pharcyde, Kardinal Offishall, Young Buck, Black Sheep, Maestro Fresh Wes, The Outlawz, The Alkaholics, Swollen Members, The Dream Warriors, Choclair and more

-Dream Speakers Festival (Edmonton)                                                                          

-Musical guest at Festival in Webeque, Ontario

-Musical Guest, General Metis Assembly in Grande Prairie, Alberta                      

-Two appearances at the Klondike Days Parade (Edmonton)

-Music Festival in Dawson City, Yukon

-Performance at youth conference in Ottawa, Ontario

-Hip Hop In The Park 2008-2011

-Hip Hop On The Ave

-Legends of E Town Showcase

-Nasty North Side Showcase

-Hip Hop for Hunger (Edmonton)

-Special musical guest at "E Town Beat Down" Pro Boxing Event

-1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg

-Featured Artist on "Griz On The Grind" Video Documentary

-TV Guest Appearance with Plex on Rez Tunes in Hamilton, Ontario

-Featured Musical Guest on Access TV Edmonton

-Featured Musical Guest on The Sharing Circle TV program (Edmonton)

-Featured Musical Guest on APTN TV show "The Rising Sun Cafe"

-Musical Appearance in National Film Board documentary "No Turning Back"

-TV Spot on Big Breakfast, A Channel (Edmonton)

-TV Spot on Wired, A Channel (Edmonton)

 

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