Bronx artist Elijah the Boy turns up the heat during the making of his new music video "Got To Go"
Updated: Jun 5, 2021
Photo Credit: Coach Tay
Bronx artist Elijah the Boy teams up with talented film director Oni Honesty to create innovative visuals for his new single “Got To Go” which will be dropped later this month. Elijah the Boy pulled up in a lime green Lamborghini in Long Island City to feature the city’s backdrop and impressive views. Special guest Dj Ruzh The Goat, artist Shimmy Choo, and Jem Starr popped out to show their love and support. New York City’s elite photographers Nickie Rose, Stefan Bunbury, and Anthony Colon pulled out their special equipment to capture the best frames of the night. "The Lighter" came through and provided the lighting and props, giving off a distinct and one-of-a-kind look. Throughout the night, Eljah the Boy created positive vibes that can’t be replicated. Thank you for sitting down with Short N Sweet Ent and we can’t wait to see the final cut of “Got To Go”.
Everyone is here in support of your new music video, is this going to be your new single?
This is my next single; it’s called Got To Go and we plan on releasing it this month. We are shooting a video right now. We are going crazy in the city - just working.
Photo Credit: Nickie Rose
Tell me more about the song?
It’s really just sometimes I make music where I just want to talk my S*!%. I feel like I have songs where there are humble where I’m talking about my life, women in my life, or family drama. This one is more like – they don’t respect you until you talk your S*!%. I’ve done a lot of things in New York City independently on my own and I feel like I’m in a place where I’m allowed to feel good about what I’m doing. This song is about that. It’s about giving that New York energy – showing them where I came from and showing them that I’m here.
We love that you are representing where you are from, what is your favorite thing about being from The Bronx?
My favorite thing that I always say about The Bronx is the fact that it’s hard to feel lonely in The Bronx for me. Growing up in low-income housing you kind of meet friends right away. You grow up with them on the 3rd 4th or whatever floor you live on. That’s my favorite part because I felt like I always had friends. Whenever I went through troubles I would go downstairs and chill with my friends and do what we not supposed to do.
How long have you been an artist and do you write your own material?
I’ve been making music since I was 11 but I didn’t take it seriously until I got out of high school. I started taking it seriously when I was about 20 and yeah I write my own material. I really started off as a poet and a storyteller. I would speak about my mom, women in my life, and whatever I was going through. Now, I realize I don’t care what any artist would say; you want those hits in the club. You want to go to clubs and hear your music ring off and have fun and not only think about your problems. I found that I could do both.
Photo Credit: Stefan Bunbury
What do you want your legacy to be?
I just want to show people that it’s possible. I grew up in The Bronx, Hunts Point, and nobody from where I’m from ever done anything like this or took it as far as I took it so far. I just want to show people that you can actually do it. You can make something out of yourself and show people that you don’t have to be born into something to make it happen, you can make it happen with your people.
Photo Credit: Coach Tay
To connect with Elijah the Boy you can reach out to him on IG at elijahtheboy
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