ELOHIN AKA Lon C. Harris is a rap and hip-hop artist out of Detroit, Mich. Born and raised on the East Side of Detroit. Like many in America he had found identity in money, girls, violence & rap music until his lifestyle and music content were challenged and transformed.
This transformation along with his passion in his music career and missionary has allowed him to create a platform to impact many for generations. Elohin now raps to bring awareness to social issues as a means of expression and to inspire and encourage his listeners to grow in their own faith.
He has 2 AWARD nominations, 2 projects (Converted the Biography 2009, ReDefined EP 2013) and production from some of the best producers in the industry ( Tone P., Flawless Tracks/Best Kept Secret, Grammy Award winning producer Courtney (J.R.) Orlando), Elohin is no stranger to success.
Elohin's interview with ANEW podcast will air on February 17th,2018 and I will have the pleasure of interviewing him on Monday Dec.11,2017.
ELOHIN "R 2.0 Let's Continue" was released on August 14, 2017 and is available for download and streaming online everywhere.
The album starts off with the first track being R 2.0 (intro). Upon listening to the first track it has a retro funk era feel to it with a classic 80's feel to the rap. I could definitely tell by the first track it is an album that I was left wanting to hear more. he welcomes you with a message of "If you don't know who you are, then people will tell you who you should be. Welcome to 2.0."
Track 2 Miss America (ft. Reggie Williams) starts of with a political message and he raps about consciousness. Something that's really important for generations' to hear. A positive message and vibe. He raps about the pressure in America and the lost art of Liberty. Miss America we need more from you is sung back up as he spits on definition of what Americas history holds. You absolutely need to get the album. Period.
Track 3 New Destination (ft. Jenee Monica) opens with an R&B feel and he raps about being a kid and having dreams, learning and reaching goals as wishing upon a star is sung in the background and needing a new destination.
Every song I listen to has a great and inspirational message and I'm impressed how he puts his missionary work into his music in a non pushy way.
Track 4 Lost In You (ft. Ashley Garza)
Track 5 Tattoos and Scars has an 80's R&B feel to it...Great rhythm and rhymes... I love it. Smooth voice... Elohin can rap and sing.
Track 6 Talking goes back into a hip hop faster rhythm, rap, rhyme and beat...as born in the 80's is rapped in a very nice flow and beat.
Track 7 Man on the Bus (1995) Has an intense message and story in it where Elohin meets himself as an older man and he gives himself a message to break out of what he was doing. Powerful message everyone definitely needs to hear.
Track 8 When The Smoke Clears(ft.Corey Breeze & Jess Aleakatino) opened with a bang for me when I heard gun fire and shells hitting the ground and they rapped about life in the streets, living in the projects. Hard times in life and how that big dare will leave you crippled in a wheelchair. When the SMOKE CLEARS and your mind, heart and soul changes and how he finds that reading the bible and his faith in GOD got him through his hard times. Real life and a powerful message!
Track 9 Abe Lincoln (ft. Calik)
Track 10 Censor me is a good solid end to this entire album. Talks about staying original. Sticking to doing what he needs to do to keep doing what he's doing without judgement as the crowd chants "SHUT EM UP SHUT EM DOWN" ....you can't Censor me.
This is definitely an album you want to get! you can listen to R 2.O right here right now...and follow him now!
Dawn Piercy 2018