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