Who Is Elijah Blake?

Working With Rick Ross on "God Forgives, I Don't"

"I wrote the hook on "Presidential" and got a cool feature on God Forgives, I Don'tas well. Ross was like, ‘I’m not going to tell you how many people we were trying to figure out who can write this but since you're on a roll there is another song that Pharrell wrote that I really love. We just don’t have a hook for it, but since you're on a roll just take a stab at it.’

 

What I respect about Ross is that he can bring in the extra name and have the big collabo but he is also that artist at the point that he can say, ‘Nah. You're a star and just cause it hasn’t happened yet, it’s going to happen.

 

"I took a stab at it and I sang it and he was like, ‘This is it! This is it! It’s dope as hell’ I’m like, ‘Yeah but I don’t know who can sing this!’ He’s like, ‘The way you sang this, you made it very clear that only you can sing this! Elijah Blake right? Ok, write your name exactly how you want it because this is going on the album.’ He looked out for me on that. What I respect about Ross is that he can bring in the extra name and have the big collabo but he is also that artist at the point that he can say, ‘Nah. You're a star and just cause it hasn’t happened yet, it’s going to happen. I want to be one of the first to introduce you. So keep your name on it.'"

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