Grammy-nominated artist Elijah Blake has penned some of the biggest hits for the likes of Rihanna, Nas, Alicia Keys and more, but the singer/songwriter is now ready for the spotlight to be on him. The "Strange Fruit" crooner's debut effort Shadows & Diamonds is officially set for a June 23 release.
According to a press release sent to BET.com, the album is executive produced by No I.D., head of ARTium Records and the Executive Vice President of Def Jam. For his fan's enjoyment, and building up to the album's release, Blake will re-package his single "I Just Wanna" on Wednesday (April 29) with a little help from rising hip hop favorite DeJ Loaf.
Fans who pre-order Shadows & Diamonds on iTunes will automatically be gifted "I Just Wanna" and another track titled "Everyday."To make things even better, a new instant grat track will be added to the iTunes pre-order every two weeks leading up to the album's release.
Shadows and Diamonds serves as the follow-up to Blake's second EP which housed the popular tracks "SIX" and "Wicked."
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