Infobox Musical artist
Name = Elastinen
Img_capt = Elastinen on "
Anna Soida" theme.
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Kimmo Ilpo Juhani Laiho
Alias = Ela
Musician, CEO of Rähinä Records, producer
Years_active = 1997–present
URL = [http://www.elastinen.com/ www.elastinen.com]
Elastinen (born Kimmo Ilpo Juhani Laiho in 1981) is a Finnish rap musician and also known as one of the founders and is the CEO of the Finnish independent rap label
Rähinä Records. Together with his colleague Iso H, he forms the Finnish rap crew Fintelligens. He has also released three solo albums.
Helsinki, Elastinen began taking guitarlessons when he was seven years old. At the age of 11 he started dancing and has been a member of famous break-dance groups as IMCand Savage Feet. Inspired by a hiphop-cassette, given by his elder-brother, "Ela" wrote his first rap-lyrics when he was 15. He joined an anti-racist musical "Colorblind" and met Iso H. In summer 1997, Elastinen and Iso Hfounded Fintelligens. Elastinen was only 18 when they got their first record-deal.
Ela graduated from
Sibelius-highschool (an art-school) in 2000. Same year Fintelligensreleased debut album " Renesanssi". Renesanssi certified gold and 1/3 of it is produced by Elastinen. In autumn 2001, Elastinen and Iso Hreleased their second album, " Tän Tahtiin". It sold also gold and is part-produced by Ela.
When Elastinen was doing his military service at
Santahaminain 2002 he used his freetime performing shows with Iso H. Fintelligens released third studio album in November. " Kokemusten Summa" sold gold and is entirely produced by Elastinen.
In 2004 Elastinen released his solo debut "
Elaksis Kivi". The album was a real solo because it had none featuring artists. In 2006 he finished " Anna Soida". The first single, titled as the album, was a huge hit. " Fisuu" feat. Timo Pieni Huijauswas a great banger on gigs. " Anna Soida" is a bit more futuristic than Ela's debut. His third album, " E.L.A.", released in November 2007, under a year after " Anna Soida", has some features of Southern rapbut Elastinen is still as lyrical as always. First single from the album, " Ovet Paukkuu", was #1 on NRJ-Finland and had heavy rotation also on Finnish MTVand The Voice.
Elaksis Kivi" (2004)
Anna soida" (2006)
* "Syljen" (2004)
* "Bäkkiin Stadiin" (2004)
* "Anna soida" (2006)
* "Päivä kerrallaan" (2007)
* "Ovet paukkuu" (2007)
* "Häivytään" (2007)
* [http://www.royalartistclub.com/elastinen Royal Artist Club - Official Mobile Blog]
* [http://www.myspace.com/elastinen MySpace site]
* [http://www.rahina.com Record Label
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3pfqxqraldke All music] short biography.
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