Edan Portnoy is an American alternative hip hop performer, based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an emcee, DJ and record producer.
He is known for his eclectic mix of classic mid-80s till early 90s hip hop with 60s rock, funk and other styles. His mix-tape Sound of the Funky Drummer accumulates hip hop tracks, sampling James Brown's "Funky Drummer", which has been called the most-sampled record of all time. In 2005, he released the album Beauty and the Beat, which drew approbation for its ingenious lyricism as well as the production, which features samples from sundry genres, including funk, psychedelia, and 60s rock.