When he pours out his soul through music, minds are bound to be elevated, and this is just the beginning of so much more to come from one of Hip Hop’s finest artist, Elevated Thinkin.
Realizing early his passion for creative expression, at a young age Elevated Thinkin tapped into a deep love for music. Born in the heart of the Midwest as Norris G. Finley, Elevated Thinkin was quickly drawn to the seasoned soulful lyrics of Donnie Hathaway, Alexander O’Neil and Bobby Womack. His soulful Hip Hop sound has also been influenced by his favorite artists such as Black Thought from The Roots, Andre 3000, Mos Def, Common, Ghostface (Wu Tang) and many others.
Through his affiliation with SOULBEAT Music Group, based out of Toledo, Ohio, Elevated Thinkin is making a name for himself all across the world. This artist’s eclectic style accounts for a smooth charm, and will have you hanging onto every lyric he recites. Elevated Thinkin’s debut album FLASH BURN, was released in January of 2010 and has received accolades from all over the Midwest region and beyond. His second album THE DEVELOPMENT, was released in July of 2011 and it further cemented his reputation as an innovative and creative force. He has shared the stage with Dwele, Conya Doss and several other well known established artist. This standout Hip Hop artist is diligent about his craft, and his artistic ability is not just limited to his emceeing and songwriting abilities. Elevated Thinkin’s goal is to make music the universal language of the world and change the way people listen to it. “I say what I mean, and mean what I say,” is his daily mantra.
Elevated Thinkin is educated and extremely intelligent, equipped with a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Toledo where he graduated Cum Lade. His aspirations reach beyond just making music and his vision is surely coming to fruition. This bright artist desires to use his music as a way to pour back into his community, creating different programs and outlets that will give people hope again. Loyal to his city but most importantly his fans, this humble man will definitely be the voice that everyone can’t stop talking about. From his presence to his powerful relevant words, Elevated Thinkin is surely going to make everyone raise their standards when it comes to music.