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Black Onyx EP
  • Artist: ELI
  • UPC: 884501423298
  • Item #: CDBY142329
  • Genre: Rap/Hip Hop
  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Price: $14.49
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Black Onyx EP on CD

After attending a "Battle of the Rap Contest" at the age of 16, Elijah Bryant aka ELI knew instinctively that rapping and the world of Hip Hop was his destiny. Recording and releasing his first album titled "GED" an acronym for (Get Every Dollar) independently while still in high school, the album did relatively well for the young rapper who was just starting out. His second independent album "Ego Centric", also recorded and released while in high school did even better selling over 300 copies the first month out. From that point on the buzz was on and there was no looking back for ELI and his music career. "My only regret as a performer is not continually putting out more CDs at the time" States ELI who has also enjoyed a very successful part time career as a model, but sights rapping as his true passion and calling. Hailing from Johnston County, North Carolina and graduating from West Johnston High School, Eli was born on February 16, 1990. At the ripe old age of 19, Eli's method for writing is methodical and very well thought out. He takes no shortcuts in his writing process and settles for nothing less than the ultimate in transcendence with every note he writes. Beginning his painstaking but blissful process with an inspiring awesome beat, then moving on to the verses, Eli saves the best for last developing an explosive and memorable chorus' for each and everyone of his masterpieces. The majority of his music comes from within while at times still writing from observance of the world around him. His songs and rap can only be described as sensational and highly impressive in every way. Sighting musical influences such as the "realness of 2Pac", "the swag of Jay-Z", and "T.I. as simply the consummate all around rapper"; Eli describes himself as totally unique from other rappers in a multitude of different ways and finds his niche embedded in his creative integrity. You won't find parental advisories on this young rapper's records just good solid creative hip hop and rap music. "I want my fans to feel extremely gratified and gladden when they leave one of my performances and completely stoked about attending my next performance", states Eli, "just as I am when I leave a T.I. concert." Noting Madison Square Gardens as his dream gig, it shouldn't be too long until this vibrant young performer is selling out that venue. "If Jay Z can do it, I know I can", ELI states confidently. With an already stellar career sure to blow up soon, ELI has been pursued by many independent record labels along the way. In 2009 the sharp eyes and ears of the A&R department at the Indie record label Black Onyx Entertainment had the foresight to see that this was an emerging artist sure to hit it big. Eli signed to the label and his debut album, self titled, 'ELI' due for release in 2011. The label, it's marketing team, and publicist are in the planning stages of putting together a tour in support of the new release. The tour will kick off with concerts planned at Georgia State, University, Georgia Tech, in early January 2009 with performances continuing up and down the eastern seaboard. Keep your eyes and ears open for this vibrant emerging rapper, with a huge buzz and story already behind him it won't be hard to pick him out among the crowd. Tour Dates: January 29th, 2010 University North Carolina Wilmington NC February 05th, 2010 University North Carolina Greensboro February 12th, 2010 Clayton NC at The Legion March 27th, Music Award April 02nd Club Pericos in Raleigh NC April 18th, 2010 Headlining at Club V.I.P. Raleigh NC April 19th, 2010 Eugene Ashley high School Wilmington, NC April 24th, Philadelphia, PA Opening for 'Freeway' August 6th-7th Philadelphia PA Opening for Jill Scott May 01st, 2010 - Autograph Signing/Performance Triangle Center Mall Casanova Store May 04th, 2010- PENN STATE UNIVERSITY Dec 31st, 2010 Club TBA IN MIAMI opening for Red Man, Method Man, J. Cole and Rick Ross.