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Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo R&B Neo Soul




"EP. 2: ELI"

In this installment of The Debriefing, I sat down with R&B/Soul artist Eli to discuss her musical background, inspirations, BLM, and more. - The Debriefing


@DJKapitalKev sits down with Rythm and Blues artist @elieyeam to discuss - Carolina's Finest

"Culture Countdown"

Culture countdown is all new (Eli's part starts at 03:10.). - Hot 97.9 FM

"Episode 3 - We Gotta Get Paid"

In this episode, we recap this week's VERZUZ

event featuring Jadakiss and Fabolous.

This was a long awaited battle.

Did it live up to its anticipation?

Let's talk about it.

We also spoke on an excerpt that describes how Live Nation will go about handling concert cuts for artists and promoters in the upcoming year and moving forward

This week's One Gotta Go was inspired by VERZUZ:

Jadakiss, Fabolous, Nelly and Ludacriss Song of the week:

"Paradise" - Eli (Starts at 39:38) - The Music Pod With No Name

"Womens TakeOver"

It's another epic episode of the WTW. It's always a pleasure to introduce new artists to Da Stage & tonight we're talking to Eli!! This will definitely be a great show, don't miss it!! - Da Stage Radio

"Rahzel And Friends"

A Conversation with @elieyeam - Rahzel

"Mask Off Radio 5.21.20"



Prior to hearing this song, I wasn't familiar with the story, but I've since done some research and I love how she used her platform to bring attention to this amazing story of black triumph. - Soulful of Noise

"Interviewing @eliofficialmusic for @untitledliveatl"

During our first Untitled IG Live hosted by @realjnolan, we had the opportunity to interview @elieyeam! She will be performing at our next Untitled Live showcase, so take the opportunity to get to know her now! - Untitled Live ATL

"Eli Interview"

@EntertainMeJody talks with singer and song writer @elieyeam. - EntertainMe Jody

"Moore County native performs for Costa Rica’s 1st World Day for African & Afrodescendant Culture"

Moore County native Eli, a self-termed Fusion R&B recording artist based in Atlanta, GA, just returned from Costa Rica where she was one of the few chosen to perform for their first World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture. - Sandhills Sentinel

"More Press"

Press 2017-2019 - Eli's Google Docs


  1. #Hustle (feat. Rahzel) [Remix]
  2. Careless (feat. Ayekplaydat) [Remix]
  3. I Am Eli
  4. Black Diamond
  5. Wavy
  6. Georgia Peach
  7. Paradise
  8. #Hustle
  9. Careless (feat. J. Nolan)



Rhythm and blues artist Eli is a quiet storm of cool. While she is a self-taught guitarist, her voice is an instrument within itself. It is calm yet commanding; delicate yet dense; and cultivated yet raw. 

Her heritage is unique; music is in her DNA. Her mom is a singer and her dad is a musician and producer, as are her siblings. Hailing from a small town in North Carolina, she grew up accompanying her parents to studio sessions, as well as listening to them record in their home studio. Becoming an artist fulfilled a family legacy. 

A quiet and shy kid, Eli channeled her thoughts through writing poetry, which eventually developed into lyrics. At 15, she became a reference vocalist alongside her brothers and four years later made her debut as a jazz performer. Those combined experiences taught Eli that some creative ideas can’t be fully executed without living life. In order to grow as an artist, she needed to grow as a person. The young talent took a hiatus from the spotlight to explore other opportunities, some of which ranged from yoga instructor to painter, but they all fostered her passion for the arts. 

In 2016, Eli found her niche. Her multifaceted skills attracted the attention of a manager who secured her acting gigs while she worked on music and in 2019, she made her triumphant return as a songstress. That same year, Eli was nominated and won a Carolina Music Award in the jazz category. At the top of the year for 2020, she performed at the first annual World Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture festival in Costa Rica at the request of Sophia Morris, daughter of Stevie Wonder. As the year progressed, Eli was nominated and won for best R&B Singer of the Da Stage Radio awards, which recognizes the best independent R&B and Hip-Hop talent worldwide. Also, Eli won a fan driven contest put on by Treble and powered by Jagermeister to open for Maliibu Miitch.

Before needle meets groove on any of Eli’s recordings, you can expect truth. You can expect words that have a holistic effect creating a space where love and vulnerability co-exist and flourish. Recognizing that storytelling connects her inner vision with the outside world, she pens her lyrics carefully. And as a result, her material is empowering. She communicates her messages the same way she talks because authenticity is important to her. Inspired by the genius of Amy Winehouse, Sade, Natalie Cole and Jamie Cullum, the intense emotions and psychological depths of these artists resonate throughout her music.

Another essential part of Eli’s magic is her ability to mesh diverse genres like rock, heavy metal and country into a cohesive sound that establishes her own identity. While she experiments, she never moves too far away from the sources of her inspiration. This philosophy is expressed on her single “I Am Eli,” where she strips herself of anything that is in conflict with the essence of who she is. The sparse, mellow instrumentation is dramatically arranged, serving as the perfect backdrop to Eli’s poetically beautiful messaging. 

Upon relocating to Atlanta in 2016, an entrepreneurial-minded Eli began exploring new territory and building with local artists and tastemakers. One of her collaborative partners was Rahzel Brown, Jr., whose father is one of the original members of the hiphop collective The Roots. She also began performing on festival stages like A3C and Music Business Empowerment Conference, as well as showcases in New York, Los Angeles and London.

Effortlessly sophisticated, Eli is an anomaly possessing the kind of staying power few contemporary artists have demonstrated in the new millennium. She’s an artist of the people, by the people and for the people.

Written by Tamiko Hope