A couple of weeks ago, I was able to see Chris Elijah perform at Citytakers. Knowing him from previous work ( My favorite track from him is “Pyramid Scheme“), I knew that I was going to enjoy his “#SCIFI Blue Moon” release party show. Not only did he put on a great set, but he made me immediately want to check out his new album. So with that said, let’s dive into some thoughts from the project.
UFO-FAVORITE BAR:”GIVE ME A CHANCE, MY COLORING BOOK/I CAN NOT STAY IN THE LINES” This song gives me a feel of a updated trap version of Outkast’s “Elevators“. This is something to bump in the whip, but he is also dropping some knowledge that you had to decipher. Because of the feel and flow on this track, I can say that this is a REPEAT OFFENDER!
SCIFI- FAVORITE BAR:” SO, HE TRYING TO DECEIVE THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK/I MEAN THAT LITERALLY, OPEN UP GENESIS LOOK” This is my favorite track off of the album! Similar to “Man on the moon”, Chris gives us a very in-depth look at how many people perceive the world and more so Christianity. As he comes to my favorite bar from the song, he lets us know that all these things he is describing are distractions from the devil. Because Chris took me on a journey of becoming overwhelmed and brought me back to peace, this roller coaster track is a REPEAT OFFENDER!
Overall, I LOVED THIS ALBUM! First off, the sound and style of the album is SO SOUTHERN! Those of you who know me, know that southern styles and trap aren’t my favorite sub genres to listen to in hip hop. That’s why I have to give Chris Elijah credit for grabbing me with this project. He stayed true to the artform and gave us country and content. Something else is that he pulled off perfectly were the features. From Mouthpi3ce on “Neva Switchin“, Plain James on “Natural Disaster” to my favorite feature (favorite lyrical track off the album actually) of Jason Stephens and Marc Griffin on “Focus“, every guest appearance adds to the album.
This is a sleeper/hidden gem album. If you want to hear one of the best listens of this year, then you got to get this album. As Chris continues his career, I can see him doing great things as an artist. There is nothing “SCI FI” about how real this album is. This “man on the moon” is a star in the making. Spread The Soup!