DJ Kideazy took an unconventional approach to his newest releases.
While the double album became popular in the mid to late 90s, not many artists have attempted to release two separate albums at the same time.
This is what Kideazy has done with Crying Heart and The Golden Era: Elijah Marc.
One album is full of rapping and the other is full of old-school singing.
Crying Heart is the fourth album from the Detroit-based artist.
DJ Kideazy produced 16 of the 19 tracks on the album himself. Pouring his soul into its creation, Crying Heart is Kideazy’s most personal project. The multi-talented artist showcases his versatility as he raps with a ton of different tones, cadences, styles, and deliveries. There is a cohesive flow that makes for a well-put-together album.
Sharing his life’s testimony, Kideazy talks about being a kid growing up half in the church and half in the streets. He demonstrates that God can change you if you’re willing to surrender and give Him your all.
“I came from the hood of Detroit doing things that could have easily got me either killed or locked up,” explained Kideazy. “But God shined His light on me even when I didn’t know it. I wanted to help someone else that may be going through something I went through, or anyone struggling with fear to just give God their all. I wanted them to hear my stories and testimony so it could let them know that it doesn’t matter what you’ve done. God is still there. He will always be there. You gotta take that step and surrender to Him.”
Stand-out tracks include “Treat Me Right”, “Stay Holy”, “Half & Half (ft. Ray Knowledge)”, and “Stood Tall (ft. Lance Hitch & Andre David)”.
The album is full of features as is usual for DJ Kideazy. His projects often have a compilation-type feel to them. Included on the album are artists Chris Elijah, Illuminate, Marqus Anthony, DreBeeze Da Godson, Plain James, Desciple, Unkle Gmo, Elohin, Choirboy Bell, Miraql3, and more.
Crying Heart is an emotional journey full of vibes, bangers, love, artful imagery, cutting flows, and wavy melodies that are all influenced by the Holy Spirit. The next single from the album is “Treat Me Right”.
The Golden Era: Introducing Elijah Marc
The Golden Era: Introducing Elijah Marc is a groovy, old-school, funky pop album.
Introducing DJ Kideazy’s alter ego, Elijah Marc, the sound praises God like it’s the 70s and 80s. It is meant to get people dancing and moving, all while giving Jesus the glory. It’s easy to hear the passion as Elijah Marc expresses from the depths of his spirit the way he feels about God.
“This album was the little kid in me that always wanted to make a signing album when I was growing up,” shared DJ Kideazy. “The difference now is that I’m able to give God the glory because He changed my life and saved me. It means even more to me. These memories, [of] singing when I was younger, remind me of some of the best feelings of my life. Before I was DJ Kideazy, the Gospel rapper, I was just a little kid singing named Elijah Marc Blaylock. That’s how I came up with the name The Golden Era: Introducing Elijah Marc.”
“I Couldn’t Believe It” and “I Will” are two standout tracks that are sure to get plenty of spins.
“Let’s Dance (Wedding Reception Song)” will have the whole party two-stepping and “Funk (Instrumental)” is a classic groove! DJ Kideazy has created a terrific summer album. So get outside, have some fun, and praise God!
The next single from the album is “I Will (ft. Goodson)”.