|Birth name||Anton Eshon Hairston|
|Also known as||Eshon Burgundy|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Genres||Christian hip hop|
|Labels||NFTRY (formerly known as Salvation Armie Music Group)|
|Associated acts||Jeremiah Bligen, JGivens, Andy Mineo|
Anton Eshon Hairston, who goes by the stage name Eshon Burgundy, is an American Christian hip hop musician. His first album, Blood Rushing to My Head, was released in 2012 with Salvation Armie Music Group. He released his second album, 2015's The Fear of God, with Humble Beast Records. This was a Billboard chart breakthrough release.
Eshon Burgundy was born Anton Eshon Hairston in Abington, Pennsylvania, He was raised by his mother Rochelle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in an environment of constantly moving from residence-to-residence across Philadelphia after his mother was in an abusive relationship with a boyfriend at the time. They eventually settled in a housing complex, Passyunk Homes. This would lead him to become the responsible oldest sibling in his family, where he has two younger brothers, Seifuddin and Ameer, and a younger sister, Aleema. Eshon was shot three times when he was 15 years old, coming within minutes of dying. This was the impetus for him to dedicate the next five years of his life to being involved in the hip hop underground community in his hometown of Philadelphia. God put up some roadblocks to his success, when he signed two record deals with drug kingpins around 2000 that went nowhere. He welcomed Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 2001. He started making hip hop music that would try to reach the lost in his hometown, until he relocated to Jacksonville, Florida.
His professional music career got started in 2007, when he was featured along with poet Black Ice on Dj Jazzy Jeff's Return Of The Magnificent album. The song was entitled Run that back. Eshon Burgundy released his debut album Blood Rushing to My Head with Salvation Armie Music Group on July 24, 2012. His second album, The Fear of God, was released by Humble Beast Records on March 3, 2015, just shy of his thirty-fifth birthday. This was his Billboard chart breakthrough album, with it charting at No. 15 on the Christian Albums, No. 20 on the Rap Albums, No. 25 on the Independent Albums, and on the Heatseekers Albums at No. 4. On May 27, 2016, Eshon Burgundy released his highly anticipated third album called The Passover. The album was inspired by the Passover of the The Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt. He then released a fourth and most recent album which he named For The Love of Money on September 20, 2019.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Blood Rushing to My Head||–||–||–||–|
|The Fear of God||15||25||20||4|
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