Ponce De’ Leioun, obviously named after the Spanish voyager, is set out to voyage through the hip hop game, leaving behind a footprint that is unique, yet acceptable. Since grade school, Ponce has been writing songs – sometimes during class, producing four to five rough drafts before the bell rings. Although he grew up in Los Angeles, he represents West Virginia. As a twenty-something today, he has already developed a following of listeners who dig his style and the words he have to say. People find his lyrics relatable, which is always a good thing when you’re trying to become big. He’s performed at a variety of shows, including MLK celebrations and anywhere else where they allowed open-mic performances. Ponce has also performed in clubs throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
He’s already started recording a couple of tracks and has released a few mix tapes that paved the way to his official promo-tape hosted by G-Unit/Shadyville back in April 2009.
Music is a release for many and for Ponce, it was definitely an escape. After being kicked out of high school during his senior year, he felt he needed a new start and began hanging out with a new crew. Since then, he has been focusing on his dream of becoming a professional rapper, which replaced his first childhood dream of becoming a basketball player.
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