Ed Lover is synonymous with entertainment. An actor, musician, comedian, DJ and syndicated radio personality, Ed Lover is a legendary pillar in the entertainment industry and an instrumental leader in media and television pioneering the global exposure of Hip Hop music and life style via Yo MTV Raps.
Before reaching fame on MTV, Ed Lover was part of an eccentric and deliberately enigmatic hip-hop collective called No Face. In 1990 they released Wake Your Daughter Up on their self-titled label, an imprint of Def Jam Records. The album had two successful singles, including Half, which was an instant success, however, Ed had bigger plans for himself and his future in entertainment.
After leaving No Face, Ed Lover partnered up with Doctor Dre and embarked on a co-hosting opportunity on MTV’s Yo! MTV Raps which later became a mainstream platform for Rap Music Videos in the 90’s. The Ed & Dre alliance lead to hosting nationally syndicated The Morning Show with Ed, Lisa, and Dre on New York radio station Hot 97. Ed & Dre added acting to their list of talents by starring in New Line Cinema’s Who’s the Man, which was largely successful, and the duo continued to release music, act and perform for well over a decade.
Ed Lover continues to impact all forms of entertainment from radio, comedy, television, film, to technology. Hosting, syndicated morning radio show The Ed Lover Show ; making appearances on a plethora of sitcoms and commercials (AT&T’s commercial for Beats, ABC’s sitcom “Fresh Of The Boat”, TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, CNN the 80’s, Ricky Smiley For Real not to mention being the host of Gotham Comedy Live (AX’sTV)) while touring the nation as a stand up comedian.
“Just being me and my belief in God is what has gotten me this far”, says Ed. ” It’s not easy being or staying relevant in this business, you have to learn to reinvent yourself” and reinvent himself he has.
Ed has permeated pop culture and the world with his hilarious web series C’mon Son that pokes fun at celebrities, pop culture, politics and the world. C’mon Son has over 5 million Youtube views, a Facebook fan page with over 150,000 subscribers and roughly 200,000 following on Twitter. C’Mon Son has been embraced by the millennial generation inviting new and younger Ed Lover fans. Ed’s love for entertainment and radio has lead to him successfully host shows on all three major stations in New York City Hot 97, Power 105.1 and 98.7 Kiss FM, Los Angeles, SiriusXM, Philadelphia’s 100.3 and newly syndicated “The Ed Lover Show” on Boom stations distributed byReach Media/ Radio-One.
Recently inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame, Ed Lover has been, and continues to be, a global iconic figure in the world of entertainment.