ER305 – Born 2 Roll feat Chace Green
Hailing from Miami’s inner-city Little Havana neighborhood, ER305 is a product of the melting pot that the Magic City is famous for. His powerful voice commands attention over self-produced beats, which draws influence from the different sounds and eras of hip-hop leading up to today.
ER305 makes up one half of the rap duo The Vagabonds, who in 2011 released the “Good Neighbors” compilation project featuring other up and coming Miami acts. In 2012 The Vagabonds released their debut EP, “#FML,” which was entirely produced, mixed, and mastered by ER305. Although it was the only project the group released in 2012, “#FML” not only brought awareness to The Vagabonds in South Florida but also virally in the hip-hop blogosphere, landing them on sites such as MTV, the UK’s NME Magazine, AllHipHop.com, Soletron.com, True Magazine, DJBooth.net, and KevinNottingham.com, among others.
ER305 quickly became a staple in the Miami hip-hop scene performing in over 50 shows in 2012. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Maybach Music’s Gunplay, Schoolboy Q, Big K.R.I.T., Stalley, Casey Veggies, and most recently headlined two events at SXSW Festival in 2014, one of which he co-headlined with Brick Squad rapper Frenchie and Fred The Godson. He also headlined at a show at the A3C Festival in 2014 with Royce Rizzy, and Vinny Chase, and headlined three shows at A3C 2015 in October.
“I’m from Lil’ Havana, from a family of very humble means. I appreciate that I have that as fuel to drive my music,” says ER305. “ I was raised around the street life as long as I’ve been alive but I want my music to show the youth that there’s other, more positive ways out of poverty besides the streets.”
ER305 prides himself in creating real, down to earth music revolving around his life experiences and hopes to lead the pack in this new age of hip-hop in the years to come. His current album, “Tunnel Vision,” was released in September and is being regarded as one of the best independent hip-hop albums to come out of Miami in 2015.