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Exclusive: Local Hip-Hop Star Continues His Rise to Fame


 He’s the newest face taking the HipHop world by storm, Wheeling’s own Ponce De’ Leioun.

“I want to be someone that a lot of people know and love, but at the same time respect. Respect is what holds everything together,” said De’ Leioun.

With a mixture of hard beats and tough lyrics, its not hard to see hundreds of thousands around the world are checking him out and it all started in the Ohio Valley, as De’ Leioun Jackson.

Ponce grew up in the Hildar neighborhood in Wheeling and didn’t have it easy growing up, but he used those moments to inspire him and his fans.

“Anything you believe you can do, you can do whatever you want to do. Growing up I was like whatever, its definitely true man. It’s all about the time you put in it. If you’re determined to do something and really want something, you gotta work for it,” added De’ Leioun.

Like the famous explorer he’s named after, Ponce is global and so are his fans. But this Hiphop hero has never forgotten the place he calls home.

As far as the music, Ponce added “you’ll catch on to it, you’re gonna love it! I guarantee you won’t forget it, I promise you that.”

Ponce is set to release a new album and fans will be able to check that out in the coming weeks.

You can check out some of hits by going to his website at

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