Elohin 'El3vate'

Elohin has reached veteran status within the independent faith-based hip-hop scene.

The Detroit emcee’s newest album releases on September 12, 2023 via CF Entertainment.

El3vate offers a mix of hard-hitting beats, cinematic production, and lyrical sharpness. The theme of the album is centered around overcoming adversity and rising to a new level in life and faith. The 12-song project features the singles “Safe Space,” “Bloodline,” “Mood,” “Secrets,” and “Up.”

El3vate’s sound is a mixture of Hip Hop with elements of Trap, R&B, Pop, and Jazz. The soundscape was crafted by legendary producer DJ Pain 1 along with sadCG, Falak, Komo Beatz, Othellobeats, LT, Blasian, and Miraql3. Every lyric, melody, and musical element creates an interesting and dynamic sound. It is an ambitious and exciting listening experience.

Album Features

For many listeners, the guest artists on a project are just as important as the primary artist.

El3vate not only showcases Elohin’s lyrical abilities but features several of indie CHH’s heavy hitters. Kidd Lee, Xay Hill, Kevi Morse, Bella Raee, Sam Heavens, and Jess Aleakatino all bring their unique talents to the project.

Track Listing

  1. El3vate (Intro)
  2. Ready
  3. Mood [ft. Kidd Lee]
  4. Ghetto Blues
  5. Safe Space
  6. Fade [ft. Kevi Morse]
  7. Secrets [ft. Bella Raee]
  8. Dying For [ft. Sam Heavens]
  9. Bloodline [ft. Jess Aleakatino]
  10. God Is God
  11. I Feel It
  12. Up [ft. Xay Hill]

Reflections

It’s rare to find an artist who is brave enough to discuss life, faith, and social issues while at the same time appealing to commercial, boom-bap, and faith-based audiences. These rare combinations come together perfectly in the music of Elohin.

Consistency has long been a characteristic of Detroit’s Elohin.

With El3vate he delivers a complete project from start to finish. There are records to connect with a multitude of listeners. The soundscape transcends eras as Elohin blends progression and experience with the skillset of a master. From trunk-shaking low-end to body-moving melodies, it is inspiring to see the bar being raised when it comes to independent Christian rap.

Standout tracks include “Fade,” “Mood,” “Up,” Bloodline,” and “Ready.”

About Elohin

Born and raised on the Eastside of Detroit, Michigan, Elohin (pronounced El-oh-in) fell in love with music at an early age. Since then, he has independently released multiple full-length studio projects and EPs along with collaborating with other established artists and producers. His delivery, lyricism, and songwriting ability can capture the ears and hearts of many hip-hop fans and music lovers alike.

For more about Elohin, check out notyouraveragerapper.com

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

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)”.

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