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Elijah Blake and DeJ Loaf Have Perfect Chemistry On “I Just Wanna”

A sexy song from the songwriter’s debut album, coming in June.

April 29, 2015

Singer and songwriter Elijah Blake (previous credits: Rihanna, Usher) will release his debut album, Shadows & Diamonds, on June 23 via Def Jam.

Today, he shares a remix of album cut "I Just Wanna," featuring a new verse from DeJ Loaf. "'I Just Wanna' is a sexy song that represents being present in the moment with your significant other," Blake told The FADER. "Whatever your poison of choice is—whether it's love, partying, or thrill-seeking. I wanted to make a song that wasn't too fast that you can't catch a groove in a romantic setting and not too slow so that it can still bump in the whip or the club."

Blake chose DeJ for the remix because, like everyone else, he's got a little platonic crush on her. "I wanted to keep it young yet still cultured. I felt DeJ was the perfect look because she got a fresh sound and vibe about her," he said. "And to be honest, I missed the era where multiple female rappers were killing it and were getting on hip-hop tracks and adding a woman's perspective to a male record. She definitely went in! To the point where I was like, 'Wow, this chick is here to stay.'"

Elijah Blake and DeJ Loaf Have Perfect Chemistry On “I Just Wanna”