Elliott Walsh is Nestor Wynrush. Born in Winnipeg, raised in Mississauga, this first-generation Canadian taps his West Indian roots to cook up an authentic pot-au-feu that can aptly be described as rap-soul, black & roll.
With a hustle unsurpassed on the Canadian Prairies, Wynrush is closing in on ten years of recording and performing his charismatic style of rap music. Adding to that, he has been an on-air host and producer at CKUW and UMFM radio where his legendary program The Hip Hop Bistro has been thrilling and shocking listeners for a decade.
He was born without bones in his lower legs to a hardworking single mother. Growing up, he benefited from a number of programs that got him walking and got his creative juices flowing. Now he gives back, mentoring youth in hip hop education programs that focus on the socially positive and personally empowering aspects of creating music.
Wynrush’s music is personal, sincere and unvarnished. It’s storytelling music informed by love, sorrow, and the overall immigrant experience in Canada. Never does he eschew his roots in favour of appealing to a wider market. Truth be told, without his roots, Nestor Wynrush’s music wouldn’t exist.
He has appeared on record with Canadian Hip op acts; Grand Analog, Frek Sho, Gumshoe Strut, Yy, Turn The Gun, Gruf the Druid, Park Like Setting and Pip Skid.
He has two solo albums. His Latest album Trinnipeg ’78 (Clotheshorse Records), features production by mcenroe, soso, Grand Analog, Kutdown & Murdock. A writer for The Winnipeg Free press wrote, “Not only one of the most thought-provoking local releases of the year, Trinnipeg !78 is one of the best albums you’ll hear in 2009.”