Eric L. Powell Jr. (E.L.P.J.) is a 16 year-old DMV (DC, MD & VA) native. He is a true artist who expresses himself creatively and passionately as an emcee, poet and actor. He is lauded for his lyrical content, versatile flow, and old school spirit. He aspires to become part of the new generation of emcees helping to bringing back “the REAL…” In 2011 Eric self-released his first free EP/mixtape, “Visions In Blue” via the Internet, featuring songs such as “Visions In Blue”, “The Return”, and “The Ink of the Scholar”. He also collaborated with North Carolina producer J-Blacco, the one who created the beats for much of the EP, on a remix album, “Visions In Blue 1.5-Carolina Blue Edition”. E.L.P.J. is regularly featured at venues throughout Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. He is a favorite at Busboys and Poets’ Youth Open Mic and regularly conducts workshops through his work with his Slam Team in order to inspire other young and upcoming artists. In 2013, he dropped his long awaited mixtape, "Verbal Technique Vol. 1" which featured hits like "DMV, Right On Time".