During a recent Youtube marathon I discovered rapper Eljin. I first listened to the song “I Will” and then “Far Away”. Two very different songs that show case the rapping ability and song writing of Eljin. “I Will” being a club banger and “Far Away”, a story full of raw emotion. Both deliver on different levels. I must say, I was very impressed.
With that being said, I had to find him and introduce him to our Hmoodle readers. I recently met up with Eljin and got know this talented performer a little better.
Hmoodle: I’m here with California based rapper Eljin. First, let me thank you for taking the time to be a part of Hmoodle.
Eljin: Thank you so much for having me here and to be part of Hmoodle.
Hmoodle: Why don’t you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
Eljin: My real name is Tzoua Vang and my stage name is Eljin. I just turned twenty-one recently. I’m in a rap, hip-hop, and R&B group call Evoklone. Being an artist and songwriter when I was young, my whole life I’ve devoted to music. I love performing on stage it’s the one place where I can express who I am. As an artist to another artist I find it very honorable to be working with other talents around. We’re all the same in our very own way.
Hmoodle: How long have you been performing and how did you get your start?
Eljin: I’ve been performing professionally around two years now. A music promoter heard one of my songs on Youtube and flew me to open for a show in Minnesota.
Hmoodle: At what age did you and or family and friends recognize that you had this talent?
Eljin: I started performing at age twelve during the Hmong New Year’s in California.
Hmoodle: How would you describe your music?
Eljin: My music to me describe as educational, motivation, and keys to success. By listening to my songs I hope you’d find inspiration, motivation, and bring about poetry in your life to live positively.
Hmoodle: How would you describe your music writing process?
Eljin: The process of writing lyrics I usually listen carefully to how professional musicians construct their songs such as examining the style, the tone, and how different instruments work together. I implement many of the same ideas into my own music and tweak them to fit my style.
Hmoodle: What musical artists inspire you?
Eljin: Artists that inspired me are Michael Jackson and Tupac.
Hmoodle: If you could perform with any one performer, past or present, who would it be?
Eljin: If I could perform with any one performer, past or present besides Tupac it would be Thai Viet G of 454 Life Entertainment. I know him personally, but never had the chance to drop a track with him.
Hmoodle: I watched the music video for “I Will” and it looked like a great time. Did it look as fun in the video as it was live? How long did it take to get things right?
Eljin: We all had fun while filming the video. It was a great experience and I hope to get another official “I Will“ video finish, one with all the artists featured. The filming lasted two nights and three days while the editing took almost a month to complete. I’m looking forward to be doing more projects, so please stay tune.
Hmoodle: If you could pick your favorite song that you’ve written, which one is it and why?
Eljin: A song I’ve written called “One Dream.” To start out on the bottom when at you’re at your lowest you learn to be your strongest. I hope this song gives inspiration to other artist proving that working hard pays off.
Hmoodle: Where can our readers find your music online? Do you have any albums available for purchase?
Eljin: You can check me out at Youtube: www.youtube.com/eljinofficialpage. I do have albums available for purchase. If you would like a copy of our albums contact me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/evoklone
Hmoodle: Do you have any upcoming live performances?
Eljin: Not at the moment as I am working on my solo album and also recording with Evoklone on our third album.
Hmoodle: Do you have any last words for our readers?
Eljin: First and foremost, I want to thank Hmoodle for having me here. To the readers, thank you for reading this interview. I hope everyone has learn something interesting about me and don’t forget to check out my music. To all the fans, thank you for being there and supporting.
Once again we at Hmoodle want to thank Eljin for being apart of Hmoodle. We urge our readers to show your support and buying his music and sharing his music with others. We look forward to hearing more from Eljin in the near future.