INTERVIEW - Professional Football Player "Leon Johnson" Is Creating His Own Legacy In Music... has been blessed to do an interview with...


Here's our official interview...

What is your name?

My name is Leon Johnson, also known as "Ell Ex".

Where are you from? Your age?

I'm twenty-six from Plainfield, New Jersey.

What do you do?

I do a lot of things, I play professional football in the CFL, I make music, I co-host a podcast, I design and edit all the content for my music. I was an extra in a show coming soon on Peacock. I do and will do a lot as time goes on for sure.

Tell us a little about your company/brand -

My brand is my character. I'm dependable, I operate on a solid foundation of morals and principles. Im a great listener, I'm a great communicator. My brand is all about paying it forward.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself maybe just retiring from football, or thinking about it at least lol. A hell of a lot more known artist, and most of all happy. Its gone be obstacles 5 years from now, but I’m equipped.

Who are some of your mentors?

So many, lets see...

Eric Jones, my 5th grade teacher

Scott Monroe

Richard Hare

My mother Valarie Graves

My dad Hubert Leon Johnson Sr.

My uncles Ronald Graves & Paul Graves

LeVar Graves

Flossie Fair

My cousin and attorney, Jason Castle

Chris Weisehan

Calvin Powell

Lonnie Teasley

Brandon Washington

Officer Jones from Temple

Anthony Melesurgo

Justin Renfrow

I'm sorry if I missed you.

What are you currently working on?

Gettin' in shape for the 2022 CFL season, my upcoming tape “the chosen one”, dropping June 4, working on some podcast stuff. Brain storming Merch ideas.

During COVID, we all faced struggles, what was one of your main struggles?

Main struggles definitely trying to figure out what to do and what no to do, what’s safe what’s not safe, etc. And it was so much racial tension at the time it was a really weird time to be alive tbh.

Where can fans find your music?

Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube, Soundclound, Pandora, literally everywhere.

Anything you'd like to include?

I want to thank you for the opportunity to expand my brand on your platform, more to come, more life!

What are your social links?

Instagram and Tik Tok -

Twitter -

Podcast IG -


Thanks so much for your time!

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