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

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