So much new music, so little time. Yet, for 20-year-old rapper Elujay, we will make time for. The Oakland native had his debut single, “Golden,” premiere on Beats 1 yesterday and we couldn’t help but notice how dope this “future beats, eclectic sounds” track was. Produced by Julia Lewis, another uprising talent in Chris McClenney and pianist Kev Choice — “Golden” is described as “future hyphy funk” for its feel-good native + springtime-esque vibes.
Told from his perspective, Elujay’s choice cut is an “ode to connectivity and the innate benefits of sharing energy with another person.” See: a fine arse woman. I keed, I keed, but on the real, Elujay is coming with it on his first outing and gives enough credence to check out his first project, Jentrify, which came out last fall. Now, fresh off of The Loner Tour, Elujay is enticing audiences of his own, as his first headlining show will kick off in his hometown with an appearance at this year’s SXSW to take place this coming March.
Listen to “Golden” below + get a peek at his sonic diary, Jentrify by streaming it on Noisey.