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A gifted MC and outspoken critic of commercial hip-hop, eLZhi began his career rubbing shoulders with Waajeed, Dwele, and the other gifted Detroit artists involved in the city's flourishing late-'90s underground hip-hop scene. After an appearance on Jay Dee's groundbreaking 2001 album Welcome 2 Detroit, eLZhi joined the producer's crew, Slum Village. With Jay Dee spending more time with other artists, eLZhi became the producer's replacement, beginning with the group's 2002 effort Trinity (Past, Present and Future). Two more albums from the group -- 2004's Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) plus a self-titled effort in 2005 -- appeared before eLZhi began focusing on his solo career with the 2008 release The Preface. He reunited with Slum Village for a 2010 LP, Villa Manifesto, although one fellow Villager, Baatin, died before its release. An array of hip-hop luminaries appeared on the album, including Posdnuos, Phife Dawg, Little Brother, Dwele, and DJ Babu. Villa Manifesto was eLZhi's last with the group, however. He sprang back into solo action with a mixtape, Elmatic, conceived as a tribute to Nas' Illmatic; eLZhi wrote all the rhymes while Will Sessions produced. A Kickstarter campaign helped fund his next venture, Lead Poison, released in 2016. ~ David Jeffries
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  1.   Song
  2.   Represent
  3.   Motown 25
  4.   It Ain't Hard To Tell
  5.   Memory Lane
  6.   Transitional Joint
  7.   Cosign by Drey Skonie
  8.   Alienated
  9.   What I Write
  10.   Yeah
  11.   Save Ya
  12.   She Sucks featuring Chris Dave
  13.   Introverted
  14.   Detroit State of Mind
  15.   Guessing Game
  16.   Cosign
  17.   Pete Rock Shout
  18.   Hands Up
  19.   Keep Dreaming
  20.   The Turning Point
  21.   Misright
  22.   Hello!!!!!
  23.   Two 16's
  24.   February
  25.   Weedipedia
  26.   Medicine Man
  27.   One Love
  28.   The World Is Yours
  29.   Halftime
  30.   Life's a B*tch
  31.   Fire [Remix] featuring Black Milk
  32.   D.E.M.O.N.S.
  33.   Alienated by Smitty Soul
  34.   Cloud
  35.   The Science
  36.   Brag Swag
  37.   The Genesis
  38.   Talking in My Sleep
  39.   Egocentric
  40.   Verbal Intercourse Part 2
  41.   Friendzone
  42.   Intro (The Preface)
  43.   Growing Up
  44.   The Healing Process
  45.   P.S.
  46.   The Leak
  47.   Colors
  48.   Fire
  49.   2000
  50.   All I Want by Dwele
  51.   Are U Ready (Gunna)
  52.   Boomerang Slang
  53.   Concrete Eyes
  54.   Days and Nights
  55.   Get It Up
  56.   Goin' Out
  57.   Hands High
  58.   Haters by Nick Speed
  59.   How I Feel by Rhian Benson
  60.   It's Your World
  61.   Kiddo
  62.   Let's Talk
  63.   Letter
  64.   Live It Here
  65.   Look at My Friends
  66.   Nix Productions
  67.   No Need for Alarm by Yakknus
  68.   Over Wit/2 Da Sky featuring Magestik Legend
  69.   Stroll
  70.   Stunted Growth
  71.   The Alchemist
  72.   Where It All Begins by Big Tone
  73.   Writers Block
  74.   The Preface (Intro)
  75.   Color

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