Singer / Songwriter Eli-Mac joins the Rebel Hippies Show to talk about her new single, growing up in Hawaii, and her early influences.
Eli-Mac joins Rebel Hippies Show
The Rebel Hippies Podcast is back with another weekly chat about the music we all know and love. This week the fellas have a special guest. Eli Mac joins the show to talk about new music, influences and her time on American Idol. The Rebel Hippies Podcast, hosted by Adoo and Oskee from Space Kamp. All about Breaking Rules and Spreading Love. Each week the fellas bring your Monday in on a High vibration! Chopping it up with your favorite Reggae Rock Artist and Cannabis activist.
At the tender age of 18, Eli landed a spot on the hit TV show American Idol. As a Top 10 finalist, Eli-Mac continued on in the music industry, signing with several major and independent labels. Motown Records and indie hip-hop label Up Above Records before finding a home at Island Empire.
She discovered her sound by combining her three favorite genres – roots reggae, hip-hop, and R&B – creating the groundbreaking Dubstop with subsequent dub-wise, rootsy records like “Can’t Get Enough,” and “Roots Girl” produced by her current partner Louie Castle of noted San Diego-based reggae band Tribal Seeds.
By rebranding herself as Eli-Mac in 2014, Eli has been able to step outside herself – and the limitations put on her by others – to emerge as a flamboyant, sensual performer, not an alter ego, as she insists, but a truer version of her real self.
In 2008, Eli-Mac recorded a version of Bob Marley’s “Guava Jelly,” produced by his son Stephen Marley. Recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica. Earning her the Hawaii Music Awards’ Single of the Year. In 2020 she won the Island Music Awards’ Best Music Video for her song “Roots Girl” and Female Artist of the Year. She has also opened for the likes of her idol Lauryn Hill, Sublime, Shaggy, Soja, J Boog and Common Kings, as well as appearances at the One Love Festival, Cali Roots and many more.
Eli-Mac currently resides in San Diego, where she is writing and recording her third album.
Eli-Mac joins Rebel Hippies Show below!