El DeBarge is attempting to rise from the ashes like the fabled phoenix of ancient mythology. According to legend, whenever it was time for the phoenix to be reborn it would set its nest ablaze and allow the flames to consume him. Then, from the smoldering ashes a younger-looking, more vibrant phoenix arises triumphantly.

Yes, this is fitting allegory for Eldra DeBarge.

Though we are familiar with such stellar hits as “Love Always” and “Who’s Johnny,” El never really hit his true potential. After battling back from a drug addiction many thought would end his career for good, he has been slowly but surely creeping back into the spotlight.

He’s signed with Interscope Records where his comeback CD, “Second Chance,” dropped at the end of September. And to help promote the project, the crooner is on the road. He’s currently on tour with Mary J. Blige.

“I’m preparing to tour with Mary J Blige,” he told in Septemberoverall he is very excited to be back to music and to tour with the Queen of Hip Hop.

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