Blessed, might be one word to describe ‘Everything’ singer Elijah Blake.
Arriving on the scene courtesy of cuts penned for other artists, last week saw the 22 year old take the net by storm with the release of the critically acclaimed mix tape, ‘Bijoux 22‘, by way of Roc Nation and Def Jam Recordings.
Now, less than four days after launch, the release has etched his name into the label’s history books.
Perhaps by way of Kanye West‘s ’808s & Heartbreak’ offering, recent years have seen Hip Hop & R&B spawn a new breed of male contributors- sans the oversexed nature of the Trey Songz of the world but serving their own unique brand of brohemian sensivity.
Crafting cuts from and for the male voice, Def Jam’s Elijah Blake joins Drake and Frank Ocean as ambassador’s for the sound, with the release of his critically acclaimed mix tape, ‘Bijoux 22‘.
Now check one of our favorite jams from the R&B piece, named ‘Runnin’ Blind‘ and let us know what you think of it below…
He’s the Grammy nominated writer responsible for Usher’s ‘Climax’, Rihanna‘s ‘No Love Allowed’ and Keyshia Cole‘s ‘Enough Of No Love’.
Now, with the backing of Def Jam Recordings, Roc Nation and a fan base aptly named ‘The Eligiance‘, Elijah Blake steps into the light with the release of the hotly anticipated EP, ‘Bijoux 22‘.
So, as long time fans of his work, That Grape Juice were honored to catch up with the rising star last week- for an interview which saw him discuss the NO ID pushed EP, his journey to the top and his work for Ciara, Keyshia Cole and the Pop Icon, Britney Spears.
These days music videos seem more a requirement than an artistic investment. So few churn out visuals that demand the attention of the masses; an ironic shame given the visual age we’re in.
Imagine our surprise, then, when we stumbled upon this epic gem from British newcomer A*M*E.
Aged just 17, the pint-sized singer razzles and dazzles in the video for her infectious debut single ‘Play The Game Boy’ (due November 5th via Future/ Universal Music).
The clip packs gloss aplenty, yet it’s A*M*E herself that shines most. Indeed, between the choreography, weave flicks, and intricate isms, it’s clear the Londoner possesses a confidence and stage presence well beyond her years. What’s more she co-wrote the song too.
She has excited, does she have the same effect on you?