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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.   It Ain't Hard To Tell
  4.   Memory Lane
  5.   Motown 25
  6.   Pete Rock Shout
  7.   The Science
  8.   Intro (The Preface)
  9.   P.S.
  10.   The Genesis
  11.   One Love
  12.   The World Is Yours
  13.   Halftime
  14.   Detroit State of Mind
  15.   Fire [Remix] featuring Black Milk
  16.   Yeah
  17.   Growing Up
  18.   Hands Up
  19.   D.E.M.O.N.S.
  20.   Colors
  21.   Brag Swag
  22.   Guessing Game
  23.   Save Ya
  24.   Verbal Intercourse Part 2
  25.   The Leak
  26.   Life's a B*tch
  27.   Transitional Joint
  28.   What I Write
  29.   Talking in My Sleep
  30.   Fire
  31.   2000
  32.   All I Want by Dwele
  33.   Are U Ready (Gunna)
  34.   Boomerang Slang
  35.   Concrete Eyes
  36.   Days and Nights
  37.   Get It Up
  38.   Goin' Out
  39.   Hands High
  40.   Haters by Nick Speed
  41.   How I Feel by Rhian Benson
  42.   It's Your World
  43.   Kiddo
  44.   Let's Talk
  45.   Letter
  46.   Live It Here
  47.   Look at My Friends
  48.   Nix Productions
  49.   No Need for Alarm by Yakknus
  50.   Over Wit/2 Da Sky featuring Magestik Legend
  51.   Stroll
  52.   Stunted Growth
  53.   The Alchemist
  54.   Where It All Begins by Big Tone
  55.   Writers Block
  56.   Medicine Man
  57.   Introverted
  58.   Weedipedia
  59.   February
  60.   Egocentric
  61.   Two 16's
  62.   Hello!!!!!
  63.   Friendzone
  64.   The Healing Process
  65.   Cloud
  66.   Alienated
  67.   Cosign
  68.   Misright
  69.   The Turning Point
  70.   Keep Dreaming
  71.   The Preface (Intro)
  72.   Color
  73.   Alienated by Smitty Soul
  74.   She Sucks featuring Chris Dave
  75.   Cosign by Drey Skonie

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