Ed Accura is a Hip-hop , R&B and Nu Jazz producer and a featured rapper on all the 617 albums as well as his debut solo project “Observations of a Social Misfit”.
Ed Accura began to fulfil his passion for hip hop in the early 90’s with Street Jazz Productions. He wrote and produced his first release, the album Five X Five, which became an instant success on the UK underground scene and export markets. In 2003, Ed Accura, formed the UK hip hop crew, 617, which stormed into the music scene with their highly successful debut album, The Vault, which included their mega European hit single, Always, featuring none other than the UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair! Released on his independent label, Accura Records, Ed Accura, supported by D.R.A. (rapper and artistic director) created a unique style of hip-hop by introducing famous vocal samples from the likes of Tony Blair and Anne Robinson into their tuneful rap lyrics and hip hop/urban beats. With this unique creative production, Ed Accura, working under the name 617, achieved great success in Germany, France, Japan and the UK. Encouraged by his remarkable achievement, Ed Accura returned to the recording studio in 2005, to begin work on 617’s follow-up album, Bittersweet, which was successfully released in October 2006 and included smash hits Drunk (featuring Gemma Carroll) and Want You Back featuring US Chicago based rapper, Cardo.
In 2010, inspired by his experience and knowledge of today’s society, Ed Accura produced a new body of incredible, melodic rap work, titled 'Observations Of A Social Misfit'. After releasing his solo debut album, Ed took a break away from hip-hop to produce the Nu Jazz album 'Silent Journey' under the name NOIZE, but is now back with the follow up, 'Observations Of A Crazy Beat Freak'
Ed's album 'Observation Of A Crazy Beat Freak' will soon be available via iTunes and all other major digital download stores.