Elwin G. Williams, III is the creative force known as Darealwordsound. He is a trained bassist with more than 10 years of experience playing funk, rock, and hip-hop. From humble beginnings in the Bay Area of Fairfield-Suisun/Vacaville CA, Darealwordsound has transitioned into a producer and rapper using live instruments and samples to create funky, dynamic, memorable beats. As a solo artist, Darealwordsound opened his own studio, BeatLayers Studio, in Vacaville, CA to produce and record local up and coming artists. As a true musician, his instrumental background also includes electric guitar, keyboard, and drums. Darealwordsound music highlights melodic beats with positive hip-hop lyrics.
Darealwordsound previously toured with Hieroglyphics founder Del the Funky Homosapien and Bukue One as a road manager and live bassist from 2012-2013 and was as an artist coordinator for 2012 Deltron 3030 Canadian Music Festival tour. In 2013, Darealwordsound competed in the Crush Con Spring Beat Battle and Fresh Out the Bay Cypher and won first place in both competitions. He wrote the anthem for Scattered Comics popular series “Shadow Hunters” and Collaborated with bay area producer Nick NT to produce the theme song for TVEPN “The Slam Show”. Also in 2013, to raise awareness for Battens Disease, He wrote an anthem, “Run Coast2Coast” for Vacaville’s Noah Coughlan’s Coast2Coast cross-country awareness campaign.
Since 2014, Darealwordsound has performed at +100 venues across California, Nevada, Oregon, & Washington including festivals like; Vacaville MurderInk TwiggFest, 626 Indie Music Festival, OC Pride Festival, Napa Porch Festival, as well as performed at Anime/Comic book Conventions like Big Wow Comic Con in San Jose, Ca, Chico Con, Stockton Con, and Sierra Nevada Anime Fans Unite Convention (SNAFU Con) located in Reno, Nevada. Recently, he has started hosting panels at different Anime/Comic Book conventions discussing Nerd Culture + Hip Hop and how they have influenced each other and have been coexisting since their conception. Breaking down the myth that "Nerds don't like Hip Hop Music and Hip Hop doesn't like Nerds."
Since 2014, Darealwordsound has opened for major up in coming artists; Random aka Mega Ran, Fresh Kils, Reverie & Louden Beats, California Bear Gang, Coolzey, and famous all Asian-American rock band The Slants.
Darealwordsound was featured in UK Magazine, Twizted Edge Magazine, for their Cosplay Edition as the “artist feature”. Darealwordsound recently released his latest mixtape called #OtakuTour, which has received major praise from indie blog sites, like Kuma’s Kreation and Sfootz.com, to highly respected Nerd Culture website G33K HQ and hip hop blog site Stop The Breaks. He recently did an interview with Bay-Area radio station, Ozcat Radio, and podcast interviews with Sexy Expeditions, Sfootz.com, and Blk Sheep Radio. Darealwordsound recently created the new theme song for Kuma’s Kreation “Kuma’s Rage” and his currently working with Blk Sheep Radio in creating a new theme song.
Darealwordsound expanded his philanthropy by becoming an active member with Today’s Future Sound, helping empower and educated inner city youth through music production in Northern California. Working with kids ranging from k-12, Wordsound is helping them learn basic music theory, composing, song arrangement, and how to be an artist in a digital music age. He previously mentored at Seven Tepees Youth Program in San Francisco, California. Working one on one with a seven tepees 8th grader who applied for a grant to help fund his dream of becoming a hip-hop artist. Darealwordsound was teaching him the art of songwriting, how to record, and how to perform as well as producing, recording, mixing, and creating a music video.
Darealwordsound is known for forging his own path as an independent hip-hop artist and is true to the art. He is uncompromising, and will always find new innovative ways to spread Darealwordsound music, but also the music of other independent artists. Learn more about Darealwordsound and see how he is The Artist to keep on your radar. [+]
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