Elwood is the eclectic hip-hop/pop project of singer/songwriter/producer Prince Elwood Strickland III and co-producer and songwriter Brian Boland. Born and raised in North Carolina, Strickland grew up listening to rap, soul, country, folk and pop and eventually became a recording engineer at Soho's Greene Street Recording Facility. During his decade-long stint there, he worked with artists like Tricky, Mos Def, De La Soul, the The and Adam Yauch and met Boland. The duo recorded a seven-song demo in Strickland's own studio led to a deal with the Palm Pictures imprint, and Elwood worked with acclaimed British producer Steve Lillywhite on tracks for their debut album The Parlance Of Our Times, which was co-released in early 2000 by Palm Pictures and Lillywhite's label Gobstopper. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi