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

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