Born in Chicago’s North side in the wintry month of December Elwin Coleman, better known by his rap name - “L-Win”, is a talented lyricist representing Chipper Boy Music. An 80’s baby “L-Win” lost his mother in 2000. Constant relocation throughout Chicago’s South side left Elwin with memories of the hood. He quickly learned to transform what he felt and saw into metaphorical lyrics. His intellect and wisdom from a very young age allowed Elwin to escape the rough streets of Chicago and venture into a college education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he received Bachelors degree in Philosophy while mastering his Doctorate in rap. Elwin chose a degree in Philosophy to expand his theory of knowledge while discovering and understanding the meaning of God and higher beings. His intense 5yrs at University helped Elwin cope with the world and changed his perception of actuality and reality.
For years “L-Win” has written and recorded music. Rap especially captured the heart of this 80s baby. His greatest influences came from Rakim and Nas. “L-Win” admires their ability to speak intelligently while maintaining their ghastly demeanor. Music became an escape, a way to express self. He now uses it as a tool to reach youth from similar backgrounds; encouraging them to look outside of their circumstance to find a better way. “L-Win” also uses his music to paint a picture for the world that does not understand the life of inner cities, hoping to bridge a gap between classes and races.
Within the past year “L-Win” has made a strong commitment to getting his music heard. He released his project "Transition" last June and is following up with his new record "Skylines" in 2012.
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