SOURCE: Rapper Jefe Wine (a.k.a. Wine-O)

January 31, 2014 10:30 ET

EKC Announces Representation of Rapper Jefe Wine (A.K.A. Wine-O)

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 31, 2014) - EKC is proud to welcome rap artist and lyricist Jefe Wine (a.k.a. Wine-O) to our musical cadre. A prolific creator with over 17 albums, a high-profile collaboration in 2013 with Rick Ross on the single "Black Jew" and an impressive return from a two-year hiatus, Jefe Wine is gearing up for the launch of his latest body of work, "Richman Disease," set for release this year.

"I was born into music," the enigmatic performer states. "I was influenced by my father, who everyone called Mr. Guitar, and later on by Scarface from the Geto Boys. When I was homeless on the streets, I would rap about my problems. Music is my outlet and my passion."

Jefe Wine first made music headlines with the release of his 2006 Billboard Top 100 single "Pop My Trunk," featuring veteran rapper Paul Wall who has worked with major players such as Lil' Wayne, Mike Jones, LeToya Luckett, and other high-caliber performers. Jefe's latest single, "Where Them Haters @," is the first released song from his forthcoming album.

Rounding out his artistic portfolio, the talented artist also dabbles in acting and is currently filming a co-starring role in a yet-to-be-released project directed by Leon Kennedy and produced by Al Haymon and James "Skully" Austin. The story centers around the trials of prison inmates, and Jefe spent countless hours visiting prisoners and speaking with them about their life challenges and former crimes to prepare for his role, as it exemplifies a subject near and dear to his heart.

Watch the video for "Black Jew," featuring Rick Ross, on YouTube and follow Jefe Wine on Twitter @jefewine.

"Where Them Haters @?" is available for purchase through iTunes.

For more information, or to interview Jefe Wine, contact EKC, a full service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email Eileen@eileenkoch.com. Visit www.EKCPR.com.

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