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

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