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Elhae shares his thoughts on working with Big K.R.I.T. and his new album Trouble in Paradise.

Thoughts on Working with Big K.R.I.T.

“It was amazing [working with K.R.I.T.]. That’s the homie…It’s a no-brainer, just because of the themes that he comes up and topics that he normally talks about. And I wanted that Southern twang on it as well. So I thought it would be dope.”

On filming in Cuba:

“With Cuba, I wanted something that could play into the paradise theme. I wanted to go outside of the U.S. I just wanted it to play into someplace that I thought was beautiful. You can go to so many different places in Cuba and just find beauty in it. and Cuba was definitely like, top on the list for places for us. We figured out some great locations to make the project come to life.”

On being inspired by his mother:

“She always keeps me encouraged with the music. She was always the one that pushed me in the forefront trying to get people to hear my voice. I was always singing in the house or in the car. When I was a teenager, she started pushing me in the front of the choir…I was always shy. But I think it was a good thing because I broke out of my shell and got me a little bit of experience [to perform] in front of crowds.”



Elhae on Big K.R.I.T., being inspired by Cuba, and ‘Trouble in Paradise’

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.