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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.   Memory Lane
  5.   It Ain't Hard To Tell
  6.   The World Is Yours
  7.   Egocentric
  8.   The Leak
  9.   Yeah
  10.   One Love
  11.   Alienated by Smitty Soul
  12.   Guessing Game
  13.   Keep Dreaming
  14.   Brag Swag
  15.   Two 16's
  16.   Halftime
  17.   Medicine Man
  18.   Hello!!!!!
  19.   Colors
  20.   Alienated
  21.   Introverted
  22.   She Sucks featuring Chris Dave
  23.   February
  24.   What I Write
  25.   Cosign by Drey Skonie
  26.   Friendzone
  27.   The Turning Point
  28.   Transitional Joint
  29.   P.S.
  30.   Save Ya
  31.   Hands Up
  32.   The Science
  33.   Life's a B*tch
  34.   Cosign
  35.   Misright
  36.   D.E.M.O.N.S.
  37.   Fire [Remix] featuring Black Milk
  38.   Growing Up
  39.   Weedipedia
  40.   Talking in My Sleep
  41.   The Genesis
  42.   Pete Rock Shout
  43.   Verbal Intercourse Part 2
  44.   The Healing Process
  45.   Cloud
  46.   Intro (The Preface)
  47.   Detroit State of Mind

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