Must See: Elijah Blake – ‘XOX (Ft Common)’

Published: Wednesday 15th May 2013 by David

It’s finally here!

After unveiling its teaser here, today saw R&B’s freshest contributor Elijah Blake release the video for his debut single ‘XOX’. Drawing on Rihanna‘s ‘We Found Love’ for inspiration, the clip is now available to enjoy right here on That Grape Juice– courtesy of BET and Rio Caraeff‘s Vevo.

Watch below!!


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  1. HausMuthaAdele May 15, 2013

    Mutha approves.

    • MrMeToo May 15, 2013

      Me too.I saw the preview but I paid it dust cos it was dry as hell but this I can f*** with.

      • LaLopez May 15, 2013

        Everything’s good except the dance moves.

      • BigTimeRusher May 15, 2013

        Definitely a good video.

      • AStarIsBorn May 15, 2013

        The n**** killed it.

    • VICILIAN33 May 15, 2013

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      • BitchyBitchy May 19, 2013

        Nobody cares about your friend fool.

  2. RoyalNavi May 15, 2013

    Rihanna’s impact though.

    • Mark111 May 15, 2013

      Rih has that same impact Aaliyah had, as in who ever they work with blows up to. (Missy, Timberland, Tank)

      • Lana Del Slay May 15, 2013

        What kind of blasphemy.

      • Draggin4MrsCarter May 15, 2013

        Oh my gash. Rihanna’s impact? The only thing she impacts is the floor when she drops down to juggle and blow. How many artists say they grew up listening to her and loving her like they say about Bey. Like for real, please f*** out of here with that impact talk when the only girl making impact out here is The Kang.

      • RiRi Bad May 15, 2013

        Its True Asap rocky Calvin harriss Mikky ekko

      • OVOForever May 15, 2013

        I can’t believe this fool really compared Rihanna to Aaliyah. Aaliyah was a visionary and Rihanna is a puppet.

      • Britney Stan May 15, 2013

        keyword impact no ones comparing their artistry h**

      • Mark111 May 15, 2013

        To the phuck boys, no one said they are the same, I was talking about the impact, how the people who work with them pops off with their own careers. (Missy, Tim, Tank) (Dream, Calvin Harris, Blake) Learn some reading comprehension skills and not take others people words out of text. Get off this blog and read a freaking book.

    • Selenator May 15, 2013

      @MARK111 Are you joking?

      • Mark111 May 15, 2013

        No, your user name is the joke.

    • VisionOfMimi May 15, 2013

      What a joke? Rihanna has the same impact as Aaliyah? I’ve heard it all.

      • WILD DEBUTANTE May 15, 2013

        TBH Aaliyah isn’t all that known.

        Rihanna has more of an impact tbh.

        The upcoming crop and younger generation have all drawn inspiration from Rih and claimed her as an idol, Rihanna has already built a legacy of her own.

      • BitchyBee May 15, 2013

        I knew the Navy were delusional but my mind is perplexed right now? You really compared her to Aaliyah! Like really.

      • Navy Sailor May 15, 2013

        No disrespect to Aaliyah & God rest her soul, but people didn’t care about her until she passed away. Brandy and Monica, Destinys Child & Alicia Keys slayed her while she was alive….sorry…..

      • Nostalgia1989 May 15, 2013

        @NavySailor You’re an epic joke for that one. Aaliyah was always loved.

  3. DiamondMarina May 15, 2013

    The video is ace but tgj loves to reach, where does he tribute R****?

    • PhuckYoTour May 15, 2013

      Sit down honey, you didn’t see the part where he sits down in front of the wall like the Queen did in WFL.

      • CrazyOra May 15, 2013

        Shut the f*** up trick. Don’t talk to Marina like that.

      • PhuckYoTour May 15, 2013

        I don’t talk to the help.

  4. Kim Kardashian Stan May 15, 2013

    Yall stay on this nigggaz nuts

    • KellyKDL May 15, 2013

      Like Kim to Kanye’s.

      • Kim Kardashian Stan May 15, 2013

        Oh & like Kelly is to Beyonce ? Kelly been on Beyonce nutz since Destinys child broke up awwwz

    • OnlyAshanti May 15, 2013

      You ain’t know? Once you’re with Roc tgj stan for you by default.

      • BeyWhoUWanna May 15, 2013

        Ashanti still has fans? I thought yall retired after Good Good bubbled under the bubbling under charts.

      • Kim Kardashian Stan May 15, 2013


    • Chile Please!! May 15, 2013

      @ Kim…..why you mad???? You just mad because you’re fat & pregnant by a Metro sexual He-Diva! GTFOH with your Floral Grandma Couch Dress! Ain’t nobody got time for you! NEXT! #teamelijah

  5. TurntUp4Cici May 15, 2013

    Completely here for the video but i cannot use the dance moves.

    • LaLopez May 15, 2013

      Said the same thing sis.

      • TurntUp4Cici May 15, 2013

        Great minds and all that jazz.

    • SO Fresh May 15, 2013

      i fkz w/ elijah but he looked so uncomfortable in them dance moves…then they were random…he kinda looked uncomfortable in whole vid like ‘hey what gesture should i use for this lyric’?

      • Blue May 22, 2013

        Yes he is good at everything else but dancing isn’t for him.

  6. turquoise. May 15, 2013

    Brown girls get no love in music videos.

    • TampaBitchin May 15, 2013

      True dat. Cole is the only one who holds us down.

    • GagitaMaraj May 15, 2013

      Ummm yes they do. Most of the video girls are brown.

      • RoseBuds May 19, 2013

        What does it matter?

  7. krys May 15, 2013

    He don’t have to do this video! just take one video of artist like ne yo & copy it in this song! nothing original!

  8. BarbzRUs May 15, 2013

    Hmmmmm this was actually good but it was gonna have to be the way yall kept hyping it.

  9. Cici Slaaaaays May 15, 2013

    Its ok nothing we haven’t seen before there needs to be more innovative people in R&B..

    • BanjeeBonita May 15, 2013

      Just like Floppy Party to be honest.

      • MissUMuch May 22, 2013

        Floppy party made the top 40 so how can it be a flop?

  10. NaviKissKiss May 15, 2013

    Eaux paw zat. I see the Fossilyonce and Flopara stans are mad that Blake paid homage to the one true Queen.

    • Draggin4MrsCarter May 15, 2013

      Don’t make me laugh. He probably tributed her because he wants to get in her punties.

      • CassieSupreme May 15, 2013

        That’s if he hasn’t been there already.

      • PIU May 15, 2013

        Not everyone is like Cassie and Mariah.

  11. RiRi Bad May 15, 2013

    RiRi did it better.

    • HerNameIsSasha May 15, 2013

      Sucked d***? Yes girl she did.

      • Slaynika Queenraj May 15, 2013


    • Glamberto May 15, 2013

      Combo kiii to the power of three.

      • BeyLikeMe May 19, 2013

        The shade of it all.

  12. DirtyLaundry/Ice/Motivation May 15, 2013

    I see that pesky Kim K stan is back. Mad that your fave looks like a cholo sumo wrestler hun?

    • DemiQueenvato May 15, 2013

      B**** said cholo sumo wrestler. I live!

      • Blackout2.0 May 15, 2013

        NOT a cholo sumo wrestler!

    • QueenCeline May 15, 2013

      Cholo Sumo Wrestler! What an accurate insult.

      • MissUMuch May 22, 2013

        I know she didn’t call her a cholo sumo wrestler!

  13. RitasLipstick May 15, 2013

    F****** love it.

    • Tremangel May 15, 2013

      I bet you do.

      • RitasLipstick May 15, 2013

        What’s that supposed to mean b****?

      • Britney Stan May 15, 2013

        your a rita stan meaning your a w**** like your fav so of course your thirsty groupie ass would love it xox

      • RitasLipstick May 15, 2013

        Is Britney allowed on the internet yet babe?

  14. Britney Stan May 15, 2013


    • Chile Please!! May 15, 2013

      He wrote a lot of your favs song…do your research you ghetto bird! Now fly away, run into the sun & burn all your feathers off!

      • KangBumbleB May 22, 2013

        Tell ha.

  15. JanetXone May 15, 2013

    1. The video was very good but it didn’t slay so Ill give it a 8 out of 10.
    2. Did I see someone say Rihanna is like Aaliyah? If I did, then excuse me as I slap myself.
    3. Elijah is a hotty.
    4. Common is a hotty.
    5. I didn’t know Elijah could dance.

    • SO Fresh May 15, 2013

      ANSWER TO 5: that’s cuz he CAN’T!!!


      • Woman2Woman May 18, 2013

        Shut the f*** up. He CAN dance!

      • Robyn May 19, 2013

        It’s not that he can’t dance, it’s just that he’s not a natural mover.

  16. VisionOfMimi May 15, 2013

    I wanted to love it but it’s not amazing, it’s just good.

  17. Chile Please!! May 15, 2013

    He is so CUTE!!! I want to bang his lil sweet box! C** here boy!!!

    • OverdoseOnSorry May 15, 2013

      Rihanna, is that you?

  18. KimmyBlancoDeLaFamilia May 15, 2013

    I know I like it but I’m not sure if I love it yet.

  19. KDreamer (MiguelHitIt) May 15, 2013

    Some medication for Mark111 please.

  20. WILD DEBUTANTE May 15, 2013

    Like I said above,to the haters…you can’t deny Rihanna has made a name and legacy for herself. continue….

    • MCThePlaceToBe May 15, 2013

      A legacy for herself? Will people look back and think she was talented or legendary ten years from now? No they won’t, so please think before you speak.

      • FentySoSnatched May 15, 2013

        What’s Mariah’s legacy honey? Payola? Sleeping with married men? Being a b**** to Christina?

      • WILD DEBUTANTE May 15, 2013


        she has already smashed records and been praised by legends before her.

        YOU might not think so but hey, every relevant legend has had there critics. Especially Madonna.

      • BionicLotus May 15, 2013

        You’ve really told yourself she’s an icon haven’t you. The delusion is real girl.

  21. Cocaine&Honey May 15, 2013

    Slayed from start to finish 2bh. I like the part when he was chilling with the girl, it was mad cute.

    • Kii Kii Wyatt May 15, 2013

      Yeah it was, Common was serving too.

  22. PrincessTweedy May 15, 2013

    Boring. He’s s*** though.

    • SexyNoNoNo May 22, 2013

      No lies.

  23. Rih keeps winning – catch up heuax May 15, 2013

    Someone just said that Elijah did not cast a dark skin woman; I knew he would not. In fact, CB, mexican miguel, neyo, trey songz and rappers do not use dark skin women, even though the HIGH FASHION WORLD DOES. Can u believe black men will turn down an Iman, jourdan dunn or Liya kebede lookalike for some spanish chick.

    So, what black dark skin women need to do is hit these niggs where it hurts: their wallets. BLACK WOMEN SHOULD NOT SPEND A DIME ON ELIJAH BLAKE, CHRIS BROWN ETC. . HIT N**** MEN BY throwing your money at the white boys like JT AND JB. That will teach n**** men a lesson. Look at elijah blake: he is niggaman with a flat nose, dark skin, nappy hair and wack dress sense. No way will white girls buy his music. That only leaves black women. DO NOT GIVE HIM YOUR CASH.

    • PledgeYourEligiance May 15, 2013

      I’m confused. Isn’t he allowed to like light skinned girls.

      • Tremangel May 15, 2013

        That’s the question.

      • OVOXOXO May 19, 2013

        That’s nonsense! He can pick whoever he wants to be in his video. Whether she’s light, white or black.

    • LOCA May 22, 2013

      Sidown beetch.

  24. Lovebird May 15, 2013

    The only thing I got out of this is that Elijah is super hot, I want him inside me so bad. Sorry Jared but nothing tastes better than chocolate and caramel yum.

    • PGRKeri2012 May 15, 2013

      You nasty girl!!!!

      • LOCA May 22, 2013


      • IUHML May 22, 2013

        How crude of you.

    • MDNA2013 May 19, 2013

      You are so nahstee!

  25. Jackieyonce May 15, 2013

    Who’s this dude?

    • BeautifulBreezy May 15, 2013

      Rihanna’s new booty call.

      • BajanQueen May 22, 2013

        Shut up you trick ass w****! Your FAV is the one who’s sleeping with that Andre merritt kitten so keep quiet.

  26. 1LastKiss May 15, 2013

    Wasn’t sure at first but I think I really like what he has to offer.

    • SexyNoNoNo May 22, 2013

      Me too.

  27. LetMeLU May 15, 2013

    I wonder if he can kill this live.

  28. Super Cisus May 15, 2013

    Y’all pump this thing up so much. Overrated. He is typical nothing special and this song will flop. Maybe reach top 50 on R&B

    • CSquadTurntUp May 15, 2013

      You are a troll.

      • Navy Sailor May 15, 2013

        Honey between this Cisus h**, Cici Slaaaaays, Turntup4cici and FAF…they give y’all a bad name! I know The navy and the hive has their share of trolls but DAMN!!!!!!!

  29. CrazyMomma May 15, 2013

    All these horny little boys smashed RITA WHORA. Elijah, Drake, Calvin Harris, J.Cole, Rob Kardashian, Angel, Meek Mill, and that Keithian kid. They all cute and smart cause they capitolizing off that Roc Nation P****.

    • Legendora May 22, 2013

      You can’t spell and you’re a liar because of the boys you mentioned don’t even like women.

  30. my forehead tho May 15, 2013

    Death @ the Chris’ “I Hit First” Remix called “We all Hit first” ft Drake, J. Cole, Meek Millz, Jay Z, Kanye, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Tyga, Lil Wayne, Usher, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, The Weeknd, B.O.B, Nas, Big Sean, Common, Chief Keef, Pusha T, John Legend, Busta Rhymes, Game, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz, Justin Timberlake, Kid Cudi, Ludacris, Snoop Dog(Lion), Trey Songz and Elijah Blake

    • RihannaTurnsUp May 15, 2013

      Dead at billboard exposing Copycat Bey.

      • Legendora May 22, 2013

        Dead Rihanna’s h***** result.

  31. Navy Sailor May 15, 2013

    Wtf does Rih have to do with this?

    • BrunoMartian May 15, 2013

      He tributed WFL.

      • NewLife May 22, 2013

        I just noticed that.

  32. LSZ May 15, 2013

    This guy is so gay…

    • CSquadTurntUp May 15, 2013

      And you’re not?

    • Bitchin May 15, 2013

      The way your avi is set up though.

    • ARTPOPPINIT May 15, 2013

      But your face.

    • TruthIsAPunk May 15, 2013

      (looks at LSZ’s greased lips) Hmmmkay boo boo.

    • Lana Del Slay May 15, 2013

      Self hatred is a mother.

    • Kii Kii Wyatt May 15, 2013

      Why does your face look like you use sunflower oil to moisturize?

    • RobynRob May 22, 2013

      You give anteater teas though.

      • NewLife May 22, 2013

        Yalll are so mean.

      • KerimelKiss May 22, 2013

        I’m in love.

  33. QueenOfTheNavy May 15, 2013

    Where’s Suicide Blonde today. I missa ha.

    • TaylorWins May 15, 2013

      Probably sleeping with Jared.

      • LoveToLove May 18, 2013

        Loooools upon looools.

      • NadiaMaraj May 22, 2013


    • Billy May 22, 2013


  34. Nostalgia1989 May 15, 2013

    Everything about the video was good except the dancing.

    • WhoBooty123 May 15, 2013

      What was wrong with the dancing?

      • Nostalgia1989 May 15, 2013

        Didn’t flow.

  35. Rosie May 15, 2013

    Good song, I see him having some future success.
    And death @ R**** stans thinking he tributed We Found Selloutvin Leftovers by dancing by a f****** wall. Everyone stopped caring about that “Radioactive” ripoff video a long time ago. It has no impact. The most delusional stanbase by a long shot.

    • WILD DEBUTANTE May 15, 2013

      B****, TGJ said it was We Found Love inspired….not the Navy.

      I didn’t even watch the video nor do I care. get it right.

      …and b**** plz everybody was talking about the WFL song & video which won the Grammy and VMA video of the year.

      • Rosie May 15, 2013

        …which were both a long time ago.
        Especially with that non televised ass Grammy. Thanks for proving my point.

      • FentySoSnatched May 18, 2013

        Oh shut up Rosie, you’ve BEEN a hater.

      • StyledToSlay May 22, 2013

        I can’t stand Rosie.

  36. si May 15, 2013

    Hi Sam,

    This is random but I wanna know what you guys think about the new up and coming girl group off of x factor called Fifth Harmony. Given that Danity Kane is raising its head and up until now girl groups have been next to nonexistent for a few years here in the US (which is weird cuz the UK has so many) and i wonder if you guys think theyll give Danity Kane some competition, if theyll make it, or whatever. Not sure if its that important to you but thought it make a good article. ill read it. lol

    • StyledToSlay May 22, 2013

      Good idea.

  37. VICILIAN33 May 15, 2013

    Unbelievable…Wow… My friend Lynn has just married to a handsome black man.
    They met through ~~ MìxedŚìngle.Çoм ~~Here is the best, largest and most successful interracial dating site for black and white singles seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. You can meet (lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….). If you are single ,have a try.

  38. FullMoon May 22, 2013

    Love it all.

    • Billy May 22, 2013


  39. Tremangel May 22, 2013

    My new fav.

    • Turnt May 22, 2013

      Is Trey putting out a new album soon?

      • Tremangel May 22, 2013

        Yep, but i want him to take his time with it you know.

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