Elijah Blake Teases French Speaking Release

Published: Saturday 29th Nov 2014 by David

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In the September of 2000, Christina Aguilera made her way to the hearts of Spanish music lovers with her second studio album ‘Mi Reflejo‘, a Spanish speaking effort that was certified Platinum in Mexico and Argentina.

In the August of 2007, her Sony sister Beyonce stepped into the same territory with the launch of ‘Irreemplazable’, an EP which served up Spanish remixes of the smash hit singles ‘Listen’, ‘Beautiful Liar’ and the original song ‘Amor Gitano.

This year, R&B singer Elijah Blake has teased something similar, revealing that he intends to honour his Creole roots by recording and releasing a French bop!

Full story below…

In an interview with ‘Dash Radio’, the ‘Black Whiskey‘ singer revealed that his Dominican and Haitian heritage now sees him understand Spanish and speak French.

Only right then, after his debut EP ‘Bijoux 22‘ pulled in 15 million streams after its December 2012 release, that he pays respect to his heritage with an original French number.

Hit the 13 minute mark…

Doing so wouldn’t be such a bad idea should he seek support from French radio.

For in 1994, the French government enforced the ‘Touban Law’, mandating the use of the nation’s language in all publications, commercials, workplaces and commercial contracts.

How this affected radio? A great deal, as a related law which forces French radio to ensure their playlists consists of no less than 40% French speaking jams, forcing non-French speaking acts to compete to make it into the remaining 60%.

With this in mind, we ask…

Should more acts pick up a second language to soar in foreign markets?

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  1. SnowBunny November 29, 2014

    He really should stick to writing/producing or whatever it is that he does. No one is checking for him musically. Not saying he’s untalented because he has a nice voice, but he doesn’t have IT! Only that one person on here stans for him lol.

    • Truth Serum November 29, 2014

      I definitely AGREE! Im just like WHY? He has no type of appeal… He’s really boring… He’s a cool songwriter… He can sing… But that’s about it…

  2. DanYiel Teflon November 29, 2014

    It sucks to say I’ve never heard his voice…

  3. Todd November 29, 2014

    I swear TGJ is really doing all they can to promote this guy. I never hear anything about him anywhere else but here.

    • WhoCouldItBey November 29, 2014

      This is what they do boo. They pick one new person and promote them like crazy until they’re satisfied that they’ve popped. Sam is the reason most people know who Miguel is 2bh.

      • Sharaya Carey November 29, 2014

        “Sam is the reason most people know Miguel.” And there my ass was thinking I was the only one who knew this. It’s the same thing with Rita and Iggy, nobody cared until they started going overload on the promo articles. I f**** with Elijah so I don’t mind when they do it for him though.

      • SnowBunny November 29, 2014

        so this blog is responsible for Miguel’s success? The REACCCHHH!!!

      • KDreamer (Miguel Kissed Me) November 29, 2014

        They’re not responsible for his success but they did introduce mad people to him, I know because I’m one of those people.

      • rita ora November 29, 2014

        Iggy and Rita are s*** young blonde white women. They have a market. This black man does not.

  4. Suicide Blonde November 29, 2014

    I didn’t know he was half Dominican, it’s funny cuz the other day a Dominican friend of mine was talking to me about how African americans think that all dominicans are black and that they think they know more about Domincan culture than dominican themselves, this guy is white and so is his family, you don’t know he’s latino until he open his mouth to speak, it is truth tho, i’m american and i know that both black and white americans are ignorant as f***, lol.

    • SnowBunny November 29, 2014

      Dominicans, Cubans and PR’s have very deep African ancestry but most don’t want to admit it. They are a mixture of Taino Indian, African and Spanish. They come in many different shades, like blacks. My best friend is Dominican and could pass for a mixed black guy.

      • Suicide Blonde November 29, 2014

        I know that but there are people in all those islands of full european blood, including the Dominican Republic, what is wrong is to say that all of them have African ancestors and that’s exactly what most African American do, it’s like saying that all Americans are white + in Latin America they don’t identify people as black or white, they see themselves as Latinos, not matter what race you are, is more important for them, their culture than the race, we should take notes.

      • SnowBunny November 29, 2014

        Lol goodbye! MOST of the population does have African, Taino and Indian blood. The people with full European blood are NOT natives of DR. Impossible. Unless they are the bloodline of slave owners. Dominicans were taught to hate their African blood, just like African Americans were. And this is coming from a White/Asian chick.

      • Suicide Blonde November 29, 2014

        @snow
        Impossible, that’s the mentality, there are white people there with African ancestors but there are also white people of full european descent, during the Trujillo era, the island allowed many spaniards, italians, jews and libanese people to stay in the country, that’s what i was talking about, this guy tell me that the black domincans who has a problem with being black is because. they’re black, most black people hate themselves, this is not a domincan issued, he also told me that the population of DR, is even blacker than most people think, 90%, must be black, between mixed people and full blacks, the rest is also mixed whites and non mixed whites, the taino heritage does not exist anymore, that’s a lie, so you can tell the guy was very honest.

      • SnowBunny November 29, 2014

        Duh most of the Tainos were killed off and/or died from various Diseases that the Spaniards and Africans brought over. The Taino, African and Spaniard blood CREATED “Dominicans” as we know them today.

    • TheElusiveLamb November 29, 2014

      Why are you hear when you have a KKK meeting to go to?

      • Suicide Blonde November 29, 2014

        Excuse me?

      • TheElusiveLamb November 29, 2014

        Why are you here** when your KKK meeting starts soon? If everything is about race, then you have a very sick issue that goes beyond commenting on a blog for 5 years. It’s time to seek help.

      • Suicide Blonde November 29, 2014

        @TheElusive
        You and the others got me wrong, i wasn’t talking nor discriminating anybody.

      • @HBIC_MamaPope November 29, 2014

        @TheElusiveLamb SCREAMING!!!!!!! #butthataintnoneofmybusiness

  5. BeyxMaraj November 29, 2014

    Man, where is that Samantha?

    • Suicide Blonde November 29, 2014

      Do you read my comment?, i’m not discussing about race, i was just saying what a friend told me, since i didn’t know Elijah was half hispanic, what’s wrong with that?, bet you think is racist what i said.

  6. BeyxMaraj November 29, 2014

    With you, it’s always about race. When will you give this s*** up? Is your life that dull and uninteresting?

    • BeyxMaraj November 29, 2014

      @Suicide Blonde

  7. nene November 29, 2014

    He is a Flop

    • AlexisAlsina November 29, 2014

      He’s not selling but his music is f****** dope so stfu.

  8. Sherry November 29, 2014

    Suicide do you know who Trujillo is? If not, research it. Food 4 thought: Haiti and DR share the same island. Dominicans are some of the blackest looking Spanish folks out there.

    • Suicide Blonde November 29, 2014

      I know that but there are white Dominicans as well, that’s my point.

  9. MadameMimi November 29, 2014

    I didn’t know he was Dominican either but it kinda makes sense now that I look at him. Other than that I need to see more from him cos the only time I see him is when TGJ writes about him which isn’t the greatest cos his songs aren’t half bad at all.

  10. JOHNVIDAL November 29, 2014

    LOL Hilarious article!

    • TheElusiveLamb November 29, 2014

      You are NOT as musically inclined as you THINK you are, so you need to sit your old ass down. Just because a song came out in 1876 doesn’t mean it’s a better song than one that came out in 2014. You need to shut the f*** up and QUIT embarrassing Lambs!

      • JOHNVIDAL November 29, 2014

        I really don´t think I embarrass lambs hun. Many great Mariah Carey fans have been memebers of this blog way before you and all of us loved great music and had a high level of respect for all talented artists. Sadly, most of them are gone, and only @dossome still visits from time to time. I don´t have to kiss anybody´s ass, especially these mediocre artists and I will always put things in their place. There are many amazing young artists out there in 2014 so it´s definitely not about that.

    • BritishBae November 29, 2014

      John Vidal is such a pathetic old dog. You stay hating Elijah but have never given his music a chance, if you did you would know that he’s actually talented and has really good material.

  11. TheElusiveLamb November 29, 2014

    His music is great, so as long as it’s good, I’m here for it.

  12. Dannica November 29, 2014

    I really didn’t know who he was until David started talking about him 2bh, been stanning ever since.

  13. LaLopez November 29, 2014

    Looking at him I’m starting to see that he does look very Spanish which is probably why I’ve had a crush on him for the longest. My only problem is that black people with other races in them try to act like the African in them is the least desirable part of the genes which is sad because Africans are beautiful.

  14. Draggin4MrsCarter November 29, 2014

    Still can’t decide who’s better between he and Frank.

    • ChakaYonce November 29, 2014

      Frank doesn’t use enough range and Elijah uses TOO much range.

      • BionicGlam November 29, 2014

        Elijah is closer to Miguel as far as vocals go but he doesn’t know how to hold back vocally which is why I like him cos he reminds me of Christina in her early days, but he needs to learn to hold back sometimes because I think over singing is what cost Chrissy a lot of opportunities.

  15. Anon November 29, 2014

    I know a girl who used to date him and she said he’s packing like a muhfucker.

    • Lydia November 29, 2014

      If you talkin bout who I think you talkin about I know who you mean.

      • Anon November 29, 2014

        LA?

      • Lydia November 29, 2014

        Yup, she said it was slave n**** thick. Got me wanting some too.

      • BaddieBey November 29, 2014

        Can you not use that word please, it’s offensive.

  16. BaddieBey November 29, 2014

    Can I ask you all a question? Since when it did become ok for people to use the n word so commonly. This girl is out here describing the size of Elijah’s schlong and she felt the need to use the n word to do it? Why?

    • Lydia November 29, 2014

      What’s wrong with me saying he’s got a big d***.

      • BaddieBey November 29, 2014

        You said he had a slave n-word d***. You don’t think that’s rude?

      • Lydia November 29, 2014

        You probably listen to a hundred songs that use the same word so why single me out?

      • HBIC_MamaPope November 29, 2014

        @Lydia SHUT yo dumasss up! its not even the fact that your thirsty ass had to go and use that word, but the fact that you had to put slave before it. ignorant and thirsty. You need to be singled out because your bitchasss is too gotdamn stupid to not know when to be quiet.

  17. @HBIC_MamaPope November 29, 2014

    I think it’s an interesting thought.. It would be nice to hear more mainstream foreign/bilingual music crossing-over (other than Spanglish). That said, he would need to establish himself before doing this, you can’t be up-and-coming and putting yourself in a niche music genre already, wait a couple albums in.

  18. BaddieBey November 29, 2014

    This girl really doesn’t see the problem with using that word. Just wow. If you heard Elijah’s d*** is thick you can say “I heard dude is packing a big one.” Why use the n word?

    • HistoRih November 29, 2014

      Can you stop talking about the size of Elijah’s ding dong, Lovebird’s thirsty ass might see.

      • BaddieBey November 29, 2014

        Shut up b****.

  19. BeyRihLiyah November 29, 2014

    who?

  20. HYISI November 29, 2014

    The way you guys go on and on about this dude!! Eh!
    His vocals are meh and his songs are even worse! I don’t get the hype at all!The only site that pays him any mind is TGJ, are you guys f****** him and backing him financially or something? Then to compare him to better artist than he can ever dream of being is just too much!
    Frank Ocean,Trey Songz,Chris Brown,Miguel,Hell even August>This guy! Where’s the article on Q Parker who would sing all these light brights you bottoms lust over?
    You guys care more about how he looks than his music, when he’s an average guy at best! Damn shame mediocrity over substance!

    • AlexisAlsina November 29, 2014

      Q Parker? Elijah is more relevant than Q today, tomorrow AND yesterday so what’s the problem? Are you mad that Q doesn’t even have a career or that he never WILL have a career? Let me know.

    • Lana Del Bae November 29, 2014

      Not Who Parker.

    • MadameMimi November 29, 2014

      There is something called the total package. Elijah has that. Q doesn’t.

    • WhenItComesToBey November 29, 2014

      August Alsina is a better singer than Elijah? Let’s not.

      August is a better artist because he’s found his own lane but when it comes to vocals? Elijah trumps him all day.

    • OVOElijah November 29, 2014

      “His vocals are meh”?

    • OVOElijah November 29, 2014

      Not old ass Q Parker! He was singing before most of us were born and I think that’s why you’re pressed, distressed and under duress about my fave.

  21. AlexisAlsina November 29, 2014

    People mad because TGJ is spotlighting new artists. You m************ are the same ones talking about how people don’t give R&B any kind of attention but then turn around and snap when you see a major blog giving it the attention you say it doesn’t get.
    Yeah Elijah needs to work on not over singing and doing better promotion but how are you gonna be mad that he’s getting shine.

    • OnikaSaidJump November 29, 2014

      Othefuckkay?! Like what’s the actual problem with them promoting people they like. Mind you, Elijah needs to ask himself why he still hasn’t really popped off after all this time BUT he is much better than most of these unattractive R&B guys who have good voices but have the worst songs, personalities and looks.

    • BeyxMaraj November 30, 2014

      I agree with everything you said but let’s not push it with TGJ being a major blog, right sis?

  22. ShaydeeLady November 29, 2014

    The thing I like about this site is that they do a good job at introducing us to new people but I can see why people think they’re pushing it too hard with Elijah. BUT at the same time why should they hold back from promo’ing someone they think is gonna blow. Do y’all not understand how hard it is for r&b singers to get any kind of mainstream attention nowadays?

    • 2ForTinashe November 29, 2014

      Beyonce gets s*** loads of attention so what do you mean?

      • ShaydeeLady November 29, 2014

        Beyonce is an established singer who has been crossing over since the 90s sis, do your research. I’m talking about recently, when was the last R&B guy or girl that got any kind of mainstream buzz like Lupita got last year on her acting tip. NONE.

  23. Don’tPhunkWithMyFerg November 29, 2014

    I’m no Elijah fan but I’m pretty sure he can out sing Q Parker.

    • KingSisqo305 November 29, 2014

      Blasphemy!

  24. JanetXone November 29, 2014

    I stopped reading when I saw someone bring up Pensioner Parker.

  25. HYISI November 30, 2014

    God you bottoms are idiots! Q Parker and every member of 112 sounds better than this irrelevant guy. 112 might not have been huge, but they had hits! Elijah has no airplay,very few fans,and only gets coverage from this one site! Then posting a video of his terrible vocals as if that’s suppose to change opinions!I wouldn’t expect any better from people who Stan for the “talent” out today!Get over it, that albums never coming because no one wants it! Who releases mixtapes for three years and still doesn’t have a fan base? Elijah that’s who. Stanning for Pop artist,knows nothing vocal skills period and arguing about a mediocre artist smh..you regulars are so damn lame!

    • AubreyOSlay November 30, 2014

      But Pension Parker is the one still struggling for solo relevancy after all these years. Elijah is still new and obviously has some kind of buzz if you ran into this thread just to drag him.

      • AubreyOSlay November 30, 2014

        “Who releases mixtapes for three years and still doesn’t have a fan base? Elijah that’s who”

        OK this is a problem that homeboy needs to handle but why are you acting like Pensioner Parker has EVER had solo relevancy? You talk about him as if he’s Usher or something when all he is is a boygroup member with thought he could be a solo star but never will be.

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