||ExplicitThe Genesis||Elzhi||2:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDetroit State of Mind||Elzhi||4:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHalftime||Elzhi||2:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMemory Lane||Elzhi||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe World Is Yours||Elzhi||6:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRepresent||Elzhi||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLife's a B*tch (feat. Royce Da 5'9 & Stokley Williams)||Elzhi||5:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOne Love||Elzhi||7:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt Ain't Hard to Tell||Elzhi||3:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPete Rock Shout||Elzhi||6:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVerbal Intercourse, Pt. 2||Elzhi||2:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDetroit State of Mind (Remix)||Elzhi||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
A Detroit emcee who's been steadily paying dues since the late '90s, Elzhi is well known in his hometown and is finally starting to be recognized outside of the D. As a kid he attended open mics at the legendary Hip Hop Shop before collaborating with local players like DJ HouseShoes and 9-2-5 Colony (with Nick Speed and Majestik Legend), and he later joined Slum Village after J Dilla left the group. He was featured prominently on five SV releases and also dropped a pair of EPs and the well-received solo album The Prelude in 2008. Elmatic is his most impressive work to date; it's a tribute to Nas' landmark Illmatic, set to stellar production from the live band Will Sessions. With 12 tracks that highlight his undeniable lyrical skills, he puts a new spin on beloved classics like "Memory Lane," "Life's a B*tch," and "It Ain't Hard to Tell." He branches out on "Verbal Intercourse Part 2," where he vents his frustration with the music industry. A high-quality concept mixtape, this sets the stage for his album The Feed.
This is one of the best albums to drop in a while. Great homage to a classic with new hip hop feel. Crazy that Illmatic was almost 20 years ago! Young ones need to peep this...
This is the growth of el with put slum village although he sounds the same the content is next level when he started anyone even though I couldn't cause I'm not a MC could get him, his growth and word play have come a long way and he's is now a force but the only thing he is missing is T3 with the groove cause all his beats are or are similar to his last album.
First time I heard this … I had to take a pause … worth the listen.
Born: 1979 in Detroit, MI
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s