In part 1, Elzhi talks about how Ice Cube was the first rapper to make him want to rap and his early solo albums America’s Most Wanted, Kill At Will and Death Certificate are some of Elzhi’s favorite albums. Elzhi talks about being a student of the game studying Mc’s like Rakim growing up and states that the first MC that he broke down and analyzed was Lord Finesse. As the interview progresses Elzhi shares memories from the first day he visited Detroit’s legendary Hip Hop shop. He says when he walked in Obie Trice was on the mic, Mobb Deep was playing, the atmosphere felt like it was the essence of Hip Hop and he knew at that moment that he was exactly where he had to be.
Detroit MC eLZhi drops his latest mixtape, ELmatic, as an ode to Nas’ famed debut album, Illmatic.
Produced entirely by Will Sessions.
01 The Genesis
02 Detroit State of Mind (Houseshoes Shout)
03 Halftime | Video
04 Memory Lane
05 The World Is Yours
07 Life’s A !! f. Royce Da 5’9″ & Stokley Williams (of Mint Condition)
08 One Love
09 It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Pete Rock Shout)
10 Pete Rock Shout
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