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Birth Name: Edan Portnoy
Birth Place: Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Years Active: 1994 – present
Genres: Hip Hop

Edan aka Edan Portnoy is an American alternative hip hop artist. He is an emcee, DJ and record producer. Edan is known for his unique/unlikely take on hip hop culture, where traditional rap songs are often skewed by 60's rock samples, tape echoes, and foreign language choruses, not to mention the off-beat humor and surrealist imagery incorporated via his lyrics. He often uses techniques such as multisyllabic rhyming and alliteration in his music. His mix-tape ''Sound of the Funky Drummer'' accumulates hip hop tracks that utilize James Brown's "Funky Drummer", which has been called the most-sampled record of all time. In 2005, he released the album ''Beauty and the Beat'', which drew approbat... Continue Bio >>

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