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eLZhi Recounts Classics From His Catalog

August 28, 2008

In light of the release of his long-awaited solo debut, The Preface, eLZhi reminices on classic cameos and hard-to-find gems from his extensive catalog. (Shout out to Burn Rubber for letting us use their stock room).

Now On “Tomorrow Already”

Now On “Tomorrow Already”

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Off the upcoming album “Tomorrow Already” which drops September 30, 2008

Illa J “We Here (Prod. J Dilla)”

August 27, 2008

Illa J “We Here (Prod. J Dilla)”

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First single from forthcoming Yancey Boys LP

Nametag “Stylin’ On ‘Em (Prod. Black Milk)”

Nametag “Stylin’ On ‘Em”

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Off the forthcoming “Courtesy of Ambition” EP  

Royce Da 5’9″ “Happy Bar Exam (Feat. MarvWon)”

Royce Da 5’9″ “Happy Bar Exam (Feat. MarvWon)”

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Off the upcoming “Bar Exam II” mixtape

eLZhi Interview

August 13, 2008

Ever since his days of working with storied groups such as The Breakfast Club and 925 Colony, Elzhi has been considered one of Detroit’s top-tier lyricists. His flawless technique—the deft beat-riding ability, complex internal rhyme schemes, the metaphor- and simile-stacked verses—has earned him the respect of Hip Hop heads everywhere, and his female-friendly verses have helped Slum maintain a rapport with the fairer sex as well. The problem is, Elzhi’s music hasn’t always been very accessible: though Slum Village’s albums have consistently been in stores, much of Elzhi’s music has been released with small runs and limited distribution, forcing fans to scour eBay and message boards to satisfy their fixes.

But this summer, Elzhi has finally released The Preface. Weighing in at 16 tracks and one hour long, the album has punchline-heavy bars, conceptual gems, panty-wetters, and cohesive narratives—everything that an Elzhi fan would expect after waiting this long for a proper debut. In an interview with MichiganHipHop.com, Elzhi gives insight into the construction of the disc, recounts his past and present roles in Slum Village, and the importance of showing his artistic dimensions. Continue reading →

8/14 – Kweli

Talib Kweli will be not only rocking the party on the 1’s and 2’s for the 1st time ever in Detroit, but he also has a few tricks up his sleeve… He informed me that he has put together quite a show for Detroit… He will be taking you on a musical journey, through funk, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, classics, and you might be surprised with what you hear… He said he’ll be playing some of his favorite records, and performing some of your favorite records… He is also debuting some new stuff from his side project, IDOL WARSHIP, alongside RES & GRAPH NOBEL, live on stage for the 1st time ever…

8/12 – eLZhi “The Preface” Listening Party

August 11, 2008

eLZhi The Preface Listening Party

sounds by:
DJ Dez
DJ K-Fresh

Tuesday August 12, 2008
$5, 9pm, 18+ w/ID
The Shelter (431 E. Congress St, Detroit MI)

Part of “Soul In The Hole” every Tuesday @ The Shelter

eLZhi “The Preface” drop August 12, 2008. Purchase the CD here or MP3′s here.

Invincible “Sledgehammer!” Official Video

 

Invincible’s album “Shape Shifters” is in stores now and available for purchase online at www.EMERGENCEmusic.net and on iTunes.

Royce Da 5’9″ “Going Nutz”

August 8, 2008

Royce Da 5’9″ “Going Nutz”

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