Elijah Blake Talks Early Beginnings, Trey Songz & Debut Album

Published: Tuesday 18th Jun 2013 by David

Confirmed as one of the many acts set to storm this year’s ‘BET Experience’, Elijah Blake caught up with our friends over at ‘YouKnowIGotSoul’ recently for an interview which sees him explain the story behind his bourgeoning success.

From his days as a Blockbuster sales clerk to the unique story behind his start as a songwriter, his conversation with ‘Soul’ also sees him explain how he went from emailing his favorite acts on MySpace…to soaring with them on the charts.

Watch below…

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  1. OVODasher June 18, 2013

    VS goes in.

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    • GaGa 4 Ariana June 18, 2013

      Did you see your boo slaying the Rap girls on GQ.

      • OVODasher June 18, 2013

        Did I?! I spent the entire night questioning my sexuality because of it.

  2. Draggin4MrsCarter June 18, 2013

    I love his belts but imma need some softer songs on the album playboi.

    • BeachHouseBritney June 18, 2013

      Erm, you haven’t heard Runnin Blind.

      • Draggin4MrsCarter June 18, 2013

        No, I’ve only heard the single.

  3. QueenCeline June 18, 2013

    That picture is everything.

  4. Super Cisus June 18, 2013

    He’s flopping

    • Nostalgia1989 June 18, 2013


      • NΛVI June 18, 2013

        cause nobody else is checking for him other than when i come to TGJ

    • BeyWhoUWanna June 18, 2013

      Itunes says differently dear.

      • NΛVI June 18, 2013

        check itunes no where to be found,

      • BeyWhoUWanna June 18, 2013

        He actually got to number 12 before his promo even begins properly so have a seat on a stiff one sweetie.

  5. Erica June 18, 2013

    He is not a star / superstar or megastar and he is NOT EVER GONNA MAKE IT IN THE USA AND WW. His best bet is to work as a songwriter / producer.

    His looks / style?: Looks like an average ugly thug black american guy. Unlike Bruno cool retro funky cute Hawaii style; JB GQ s*** white boy style and Robin thick’s cool sauve looks….why would any girl lust over this thug?

    Fan base: What fan base? I know exactly who will target: you black girls. How? By loading his videos and lyrics with ode’s to yellow bone exotic biracial latina women. His new video already has some non black woman. LOL LOL, but the joke is on him, black women are no longer supporting these types of black anymore. Essence magazine and the like, have called on black women to boycott black men who seem black women as ugly, yet want their dollars.

    White girls? No white girl with brain would lust over him over WHITE BOY. Why do you Robin T is winning , globally right now – he got the black and WHITE GIRLS

    His music: Artistic? Creative? Art? He must be talking about Freddie mercury or Boy George. There is nothing ‘special ‘ about his wack drippy stale RNB and teh songs he wrote for trey and usher flopped. Why would any want him, the the super cool GQ white boys are making better music and looking cool at it.

    I would take JB over his stale black ass anyday and i know my girls have my back.

    • DOSSOME June 18, 2013

      Oh Sybil,like how many usernames do you need to say the same things???

    • BrandNuStar June 18, 2013

      You say the songs he wrote for Trey flopped, but what about the songs he wrote for Keyshia and Usher. Do your homework before you come for wigs b****.

      • erica June 18, 2013

        Keyshia and usher flopped too. You mean to say usher had an era like Confession last year?

  6. DOSSOME June 18, 2013

    If he’s as good as you make him out to be,then best of luck…hopefully his music will grow on me

    • Erica June 18, 2013

      You do not sound convinced. He is gay and clearly sleeping with someone at TGJ. That is why they always post on him. You should read his tweets his TGJ.

      YOU KNOW DAMM WELL the average black girl in this day will not bother with him. A lot of black women want to date white men, why do u think that show scandal is so big?

      White girls will not even see him a human with his broke, dusty looking thug self. SO, where will the fanbase come from?

      • Navy Sailor June 18, 2013

        Where do you get your statistics from boo? Lol

      • Erica June 18, 2013

        Look on the charts, Boo! ALLL the global charts.

      • BrandNuStar June 18, 2013

        Erica, did Elijah hit it once and never call you back?

      • NΛVI June 18, 2013

        lol mess, crazy b****

      • Tremangel June 18, 2013

        Oh Erica, you’re really seething aren’t you?

  7. Dev June 18, 2013

    I don’t get the push with this guy. Running Blind was the only song I liked and there is nothing special about his voice or (co) songwriting ability. Maybe the album will surprise me but I doubt it.

    • Navy Sailor June 18, 2013

      Neither do I. He has a nice Brandy-esque voice, but his songs are just OK.

    • Erica June 18, 2013

      Not to mention he is ugly and looks like a crenshaw compton thug. Who will buy this ugly hack below par music?

      All the people that said he was ‘ star ‘ dont know what the f*** they are talking about.

      • PhuckYoFave June 18, 2013

        Erica seems so mad. We’ll pray for you mama.

  8. FentySoSnatched June 18, 2013

    @Erica is steam pressed because Erica is another r&b singer TRYNA make it.

  9. NΛVI June 18, 2013

    he’s ok, i don’t see star, branding potential TBH

    • AguilerasHeart June 18, 2013

      I don’t think they’re trying to give us star power 2bh. He gives me easy going boy next door which I prefer.

    • erica June 18, 2013

      That is what I was trying to say…..in a nice way. The white boys got the game on locked.

  10. AguilerasHeart June 18, 2013

    I see Sybil is still mad as ever but I don’t have any f**** to give because I really like this one.
    I didn’t like how TGJ kept shoving him down our throats but all my guy friends heard about him through here and Dat piff and kept playing him in the car and I liked it.

    He better hope his album is as good as the ep because I’ve been stanning for it since March.

    • TeenageDreamer June 18, 2013

      You know someone’s getting a big label backing when TGJ keep writing on them BEFORE their single comes out lolz. Remember all the interviews Rita gave them?

  11. BarbzRUs June 18, 2013

    Kiii Sybil’s lost ha mind!

  12. Mark111 June 18, 2013

    I’m sorry, but that phone looks like a 7 year old hugging his mother. He’s not gonna be able to pull the s*** card, next time give him a cute girl, not a full brown s** vixen.

  13. rih rox June 18, 2013

    He has the characteristics of a midget. Just by looking at his head and face. YUCK!

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