Slum Village

The Primer: 10 Slum Village Songs Everyone Should Know

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Trials, tribulations and classics from one of Detroit's finest groups.

Videos

Elzhi Spazzes On “The Backroom” Freestyle

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The rare 313 MC goes off during '106 & Park' segment.

talib kweli

Talib Kweli, Elzhi & Phonte – “No Competition”

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It's a Brooklyn, Detroit, & Durham connection on the latest leak from the soon-to-be-released Jamla Records compilation album.

#kickstarter

Elzhi – “The Recap”

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The Detroit MC delivers new music.

The iPod Shuffle

The iPod Shuffle – Elzhi’s “Life’s A Bitch”

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Anyone who knows me well will tell you how strongly my feelings are for The Gap Band's eternal baby-maker, "Yearning For Your Love.

The Weather Man

Elzhi – “Blue Widow” Video

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"You know I stay gunnin' for the throne, lickin' rounds at the crown.

The Weather Report

eLZhi – “Blue Widow”

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After pleasing even the naysayers with last year's acclaimed <a href="http://www.smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/download-elzhi-elmatic">Elmatic</a> project, fans of the Houdini-like <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/elzhi">elZhi</a> will undoubtedly forgive his slow output upon hearing his first fresh cut in a while, "Blue Widow.

Will Sessions

eLZhi – “Memory Lane” Video

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Before <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/elzhi">eLZhi</a> dropped his homage to Nas, I <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/new-music-elzhi-detroit-state-of-mind">questioned</a> whether or not we needed another reiteration of the storied LP.

Spotlight

Crew Love: The August Edition

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With another month in the books, we open our playlists to share the songs that provided the fuel for August.

PHONTE

Phonte Feat. eLZhi – “Not Here Anymore” (Prod. By 9th Wonder)

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"But what's the deal with you and 9th on a solo.

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Consequence Feat. Rapper Big Pooh & eLZhi – “Crying Broke”

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Cons, Pooh and eLZ ask that you stop your bloodclot crying.

MUSIC VIDEOS

eLZhi – “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/elzhi">eLZhi</a> releases a visual for "It Ain't Hard To Tell," directed by Michael Castelaz.

Trick Trick

Ketchphraze Feat. Elzhi & Trick Trick – “My Detroit” (Prod. By Black Milk)

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/tss-presents-fifteen-minutes-with-elzhi"> After last week's Smoking Session with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/tss-presents-fifteen-minutes-with-elzhi">Elzhi </a>and Uncle Trick Trick's intimidating new position as <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/download-trick-trick-the-landlord-mixtape">The Landlord</a>, it's only right you get to hear the two featured on MI affiliate <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ketchphraze">Ketchpraze's</a> fresh single, "My Detroit.

Spin Magazine

The Week That Was: The Get By Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/whats-next-for-the-los-angeles-lakers"> -- Budden now gets a scarlet letter <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/joe-budden-woman-beater">“A” for “Abuser.”</a> -- MZ talks <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/the-30-day-song-challenge-day-8-%e2%80%93-a-song-that-you-know-all-the-words-to">karoake music</a>.

Will Sessions

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Elzhi

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Quick, name a celebrated group of Hip-Hop's past where a member went on to match or top their former troupe's success on a consistent basis.

Will Sessions

Elzhi – elMatic

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/elzhi-halftime-video"> While it stands as the greatest Hip-Hop album of all-time to some, Illmatic is a classic to all rap fans who have experienced it. Possessing the proper amount of lyrical structure, production balance and intensity bred deep in the culture's origins, it remains a landmark album few are willing to attempt to recreate. Detroit's very own <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/elzhi">eLZhi</a> stands amongst the few and the proud, but no he's not a Marine.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Elzhi – “Halftime” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/new-music-elzhi-halftime"> After the leak it's the video, then, After the video it's the album release the, After the release, there's a release parrt-tyyy...Nah nah, let me stop because I've never possessed a knack for melodies. But we do get the promised drop of El's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/new-music-elzhi-halftime">"Halftime"</a> video clip, produced by Gerard Victor.

MUSIC

Elzhi – “Halftime”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/new-music-elzhi-detroit-state-of-mind"> More music from Elzhi's ELmatic, produced and played Live by Will Sessions. The video for "Halftime" will premier on Wednesday. Elzhi - "Halftime" Thanks: <a href="http://twitter.com/macmediapromo">Matt C</a> Previously: <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/new-music-elzhi-detroit-state-of-mind">Do We Really Need Another Illmatic?</a>.

Nas

Do We Really Need Another Illmatic?

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/new-music-elzhi%e2%80%93verbal-intercourse-pt-2-prod-by-14kt"> There's really no way to dispute why people are so excited for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/elzhi">Elzhi's</a> upcoming ELmatic mixtape.


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