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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.   P.S.
  7.   Verbal Intercourse Part 2
  8.   Alienated
  9.   Colors
  10.   Life's a B*tch
  11.   The Turning Point
  12.   February
  13.   The Science
  14.   What I Write
  15.   Cosign
  16.   Two 16's
  17.   Intro (The Preface)
  18.   Cosign by Drey Skonie
  19.   Alienated by Smitty Soul
  20.   Misright
  21.   Hello!!!!!
  22.   Introverted
  23.   Medicine Man
  24.   The Genesis
  25.   One Love
  26.   The World Is Yours
  27.   Halftime
  28.   Detroit State of Mind
  29.   Save Ya
  30.   Growing Up
  31.   Hands Up
  32.   Talking in My Sleep
  33.   Transitional Joint
  34.   D.E.M.O.N.S.
  35.   Guessing Game
  36.   Friendzone
  37.   Brag Swag
  38.   Yeah
  39.   Weedipedia
  40.   Cloud
  41.   Pete Rock Shout
  42.   She Sucks featuring Chris Dave
  43.   Keep Dreaming
  44.   Fire [Remix] featuring Black Milk
  45.   Egocentric
  46.   The Healing Process
  47.   The Leak

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