While in London, Sumit caught up with Elzhi. Outside the Bape store in London, the rapper speaks on how the concept for Elmatic was born. The rapper also talks about Detroit Hip Hop. Sumit and Elzhi also speak on why Royce Da 5’9″ was chosen to be AZ in “Life’s A Bitch”. Elzhi reveals he [cont.]
Detroit emcee eLZhi has been heralded as one of hip-hop’s most talented for years now, but to some, there was something missing. Despite the witty punchlines, multi-syllabic rhyme patterns and conceptual genius shown on songs like “Guessing Game” and “Rules of Rap,” harsher critics said he couldn’t evoke emotion—one of musician’s most important tasks. Well, [cont.]
The wait is over, you can now download Elzhi’s ELmatic (tribute to Nas’ Illmatic) now. Elzhi’s ELmatic free album is produced and played Live by Will Sessions. Tracklisting 1. The Genesis 2. Detroit State of Mind (Houseshoes Shout) 3. Halftime 4. Memory Lane 5. The World Is Yours 6. Represent 7. Life’s A Bitch feat. [cont.]
Elzhi shows off the video for his excellent cover of Nas’ “Halftime”. Directed by GerardVictor.Com. From Elmatic, hitting May 10th.
Another one from Elzhi’s Elmatic Nas tribute LP, which drops next week. Produced by Will Sessions. LISTEN: Elzhi – “Halftime” Elzhi – “Halftime”
To say that Elzhi’s “ELmatic” has been a labor of love would be an understatement. The idea was first broached years ago by DJ House Shoes and discussed and bandied about incessantly since. Though the concept was unrealized for what seemed like ages; years went by, life got in the way, recording and touring with [cont.]
Was almost going to front on this since Fashawn just did an Illmatic cover record, but El ripped this. Nice flip on the original sample too. LISTEN: Elzhi – “Detroit State Of Mind” Elzhi – “Detroit State Of Mind”
Trailer from Sir Elzhi’s upcoming ELmatic free release, dropping May 10th, with help from Pete Rock, Royce da 5’9, House Shoes, DJ Dez, and more. Directed by: Donavan Glover.
Elzhi’s next solo mixtape is due in less than a month. Check www.elzhi.com (and here) for updates, as they happen.
Catch Lungs is a 21 year old artist who just released his album Awake In A Dream, available now on Bandcamp. Guest shots from eLZhi, Guilty Simpson, Blu, One Be Lo, and more. Sample it below, then do the right ting and fork over $8 if you like it…. Awake In A Dream by Catch [cont.]
Elzhi has been mum about the fallout between himself and Slum Village, but does take the time to address the situation on this bonus track from the upcoming eLmatic mixtape. LISTEN: Elzhi – “Verbal Intercourse 2″ Elzhi – “Verbal Intercourse 2″
Elzhi’s “Undefeated Freestyle”, produced by Madlib the badkid. Directed by Calmatic.
Black Milk brings along his esteemed colleagues Royce da 5’9″and Elzhi for a “Deadly Medley” before Black’s upcoming project, Album of the Year drops. Now here are 3 guys that could make the Earth stand still if they ever did an album together.
T3 dismisses recent talks of beefs and break-ups of Slum Village and some of the motivations behind the tracks on Villa Manifesto.
On paper, the prospect of a *new* Slum Village album – at this point in the game – just sounds like a bad idea. Two of the core members, J. Dilla and Baatin have passed away, and there’s already a shroud of negativity surrounding the group’s final LP, Villa Manifesto, as remaining members T3 and [cont.]
In a recent interview with XXL, Elzhi broke his silence on the recent Slum Village shake up. Let’s cut right to the chase; are you in Slum Village now or not? Elzhi: Am I in Slum Village or am I not? As far as what’s going on… As far as, like, me not having any [cont.]
This track appears on Austrailian rapper Big Haz’s Larger Than Life LP, which is available now on Itunes. There’s a bit of controversey surrounding the track, as detailed to us by the label: Another exclusive element to this release is the song “30 Wishes” which features Elzhi of Slum Village and Chino XL. Chino XL [cont.]
Looks like Villa Manifesto will be the last Slum Village LP. Being that two of the original members have passed, it seems kind of an obvious conclusion, but Twitter blew up today with #ripslumvillage posts, but something isn’t right with the remaining members – obviously some behind the scenes drama going on, judging from the [cont.]
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