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Elzhi (formerly of Slum Village): The Preface

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4.7 Stars (51 customer reviews)
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    Summary

    It's been a long time coming, but Elzhi is finally set to release his proper solo debut The Preface. Produced almost entirely by Black Milk, The Preface shows one of the finest lyricists of his era raising the bar for emcees in 2008. Elzhi has been relentlessly recording of late, and while this release took longer than many of his fans had wished to see the light of day, look for the follow up The Feed to hit shelves in 2009.

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    1. Intro (The Preface)
    Producers: DJ Dez
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    2. The Leak
    featuring Ayah
    Producers: Black Milk
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    3. Guessing Game
    Producers: Black Milk; Leaf K. Mayfield
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    4. Motown 25
    featuring Royce Da 5'9"
    Producers: Black Milk
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    5. Brag Swag.
    Producers: Black Milk
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    6. Colors
    Producers: Black Milk
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    7. Fire (Remix)
    featuring Black Milk; Guilty Simpson; Fatt Father; Danny Brown; Fat Ray
    Producers: Black Milk
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    8. D.E.M.O.N.S.
    Producers: Black Milk; Petey Pistol
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    9. Save Ya
    featuring T3 (of Slum Village)
    Producers: T3
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    10. Yeah
    featuring Phat Kat
    Producers: Black Milk
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    11. Transitional Joint
    Producers: Black Milk; Denmark Vessey
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    12. Talking in My Sleep
    Producers: Black Milk; Petey Pistol
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    13. The Science
    featuring Fes Roc
    Producers: DJ Dez
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    14. Hands Up
    Producers: Black Milk; DJ Dez
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    15. What I Write
    Producers: Black Milk
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    16. Growing Up
    featuring A.B.
    Producers: Black Milk
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    4.7 Stars (4.7 Stars )
    Total Comments: 51
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/12/2013 10:22:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: I was feeling him lyric wise but he needs better beats these beats were lackluster and plain ol boring. If that's your thing then help yourself but I liked his double mix cd better!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/13/2011 3:49:00 AM; Partial IP: .13.46.109)
    Location: None of your damn business.
    Comment: This album is a classic imo; cannot wait for more solo work from eLZhi!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/24/2010 12:27:00 AM; Partial IP: .100.91.44)
    Location: japan
    Comment: one of my favorite emcee!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/20/2010 6:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 90.176.184)
    Location: Brooklyn
    Comment: ILL. Classic.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/16/2010 7:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 149.63.185)
    Location: cali
    Comment: definately an under rated album..but I think black is now on a little expiremental period in his career....some may not like the beats...but this shit right here n*gga!! this is classic black beats!! elzhi is an absolute monster on the mic...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/27/2010 3:48:00 AM; Partial IP: 9.62.48.18)
    Location: USA
    Comment: Hello! eadeeek interesting eadeeek site!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/26/2010 1:00:00 AM; Partial IP: .241.72.45)
    Location: US
    Comment: sounds like a very underrated album to me man...love black milk prod..and elzhi has an ill style definitely slept on
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/30/2010 7:08:00 PM; Partial IP: .121.200.1)
    Location: USA
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    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/18/2010 6:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .123.181.7)
    Location: USA
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    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/9/2010 10:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 88.178.104)
    Location: USA
    Comment: So much potential and fell short. Beats are half-ass. Rhymes are what kinda saved this album. I'm as big of an Elzhi fan as anyone else and expected a lot more. Tracks 4,5,8,10,15 are good, everything else is filler.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/3/2010 9:13:00 PM; Partial IP: .52.223.12)
    Location: USA
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    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/21/2010 8:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 99.109.133)
    Location: USA
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    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/28/2010 3:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.117.157)
    Location: USA
    Comment: One of the best albums I've heard in years. CLASSIC
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/25/2010 11:49:00 AM; Partial IP: .12.202.49)
    Location: The Moon
    Comment: LMAO, this album sucked...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/13/2009 4:27:00 PM; Partial IP: .158.133.7)
    Location: NY/GA
    Comment: Such a massively slept on Album. The production from Black Milk is thumping, and diverse enough to not sound repetitive. Elzhi sounds hungry, and displays exceptional lyrical gymnastics. If Elzhi's next album, "The Feed," can top this, then it's bound to be classic.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/5/2009 9:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 155.173.89)
    Location: HI
    Comment: DOPE!!! TURN IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/30/2009 3:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 7.157.21.6)
    Location: B'Ham, ALABAMA
    Comment: Black Milk and Elzhi are sick for this one.I listen to this album all the time. Classic shit. If you don't love this album may the ground beneath you open and suck you into the fire realm.(The "J'' stand for Joey)
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/11/2009 1:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 180.131.74)
    Location: BOSTON
    Comment: elzhi straight rips the mic a new asshole, backed by the best producer out of the D since Dilla, Black Milk continues to prefect his sound, brag swag, motown 25 with royce da 5'9'', get this shit, pure hip-hop
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/3/2009 11:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
    Location: Japan
    Comment: Nice work coming out of the D! This album is a banger for real and my dude is actually rappin' and spittin'. He aint talkin' bout the murders he did or the Roley and the Benz and all that other shit. My man just straight rappin' his ass off. That "Motown 25" and "What I Write" joint is gettin' heavy rotation in the whip right now. Elzhi is spittin' acid on this one for real. Good lookin' to Black Milk on those beats too. The "D" made it's mark with this one! Very cool indeed my dude!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/17/2008 9:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 95.183.190)
    Location: Los Angeles
    Comment: Real talk. Joe Squat hit it right on the head. I've always known this cat was ridiculously nice, but I always had a feeling that he was the type n*gga that couldn't carry an entire album without T3. I stand corrected. This album was absolute FIRE.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/7/2008 2:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 26.116.204)
    Location: The Nation of PG County, MD
    Comment: I knew Elzhi from the work he did with S.V. and on Little Brother's classic "The Minstrel Show", but I had NO idea that he could carry an entire album basically by himself. This joint is a classic in the making...
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/20/2008 1:17:00 PM; Partial IP: .227.93.98)
    Location: Michigan, USA
    Comment: eLZhi is nasty on the mic no doubt but I was kinda disappointed with this album..Its almost as if he had to "dumb down" his thoght process in order to appease to the production..Dont get me wrong, Milk is dope on da boards but production from a few other beat makers would hav brought out more flavor I believe
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/15/2008 9:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .59.14.190)
    Location: Trinidad & Tobago
    Comment: Few albums reaffirm to me why I still love hip-hop. This album did that superior lyrics, beats, delivery etc etc..Too bad magazines like The Source don't give five mics to dope albums because this album deserves it in a time of lil this lil' that emcees and nusery rhyme raps Elzhi can put out a Classic!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/8/2008 11:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.9.65.194)
    Location: Earth Ny
    Comment: Runner up for best album of 2008. Superior lyricist. Amazing Blackmilk producation. Genuine " Golden Era" hip hop.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/27/2008 1:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.16.97.98)
    Location: yo girl's draas...
    Comment: This is some dope real hiphop shit, i'm coppin...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/26/2008 10:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 00.163.197)
    Location: Tampa, Florida
    Comment: ThIS album just solidifies Elzhi's status as the best lyricist out. He basically assaults whatever beat he flows over.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/18/2008 4:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.131.150)
    Location: cnc
    Comment: best all around album of the year ive heard beats lyrics guest spots subject matter, sounds like he is warming up for the next classic,makes me wonder what else ive missed out on
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/14/2008 10:21:00 PM; Partial IP: .113.15.78)
    Location: earth ny
    Comment: the hottest album of 08 , I heard so far. amazing.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/9/2008 10:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 68.248.156)
    Location: ya heard
    Comment: in my truck all day. Hot, no doubt.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/8/2008 12:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 106.26.208)
    Location: md.
    Comment: the boy is TIGHT! but he is no, ONEBELO
    Name: (Posted: 9/2/2008 4:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 94.217.221)
    Location: YoHood
    Comment: Sounds like some quality shyt. It doesn't sound like the same Elzhi, though. His rhymes aren't as concentrated, and laden with his characteristic mult-syllabic style. His delivery is still crisp though.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/2/2008 4:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 35.158.183)
    Location: cape town
    Comment: its dope hands up son.... u killing it..enough said!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/25/2008 6:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 68.141.230)
    Location: halifax
    Comment: This album is sick. A nice mix of tight lyrics/ill beats. Keep it coming
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/25/2008 12:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 51.146.158)
    Location: wixom , michigan
    Comment: oh my god, oh my god oh my god. the dopest lp I have heard in years . oh my god sick flow , lyrivs [atterns , dope beats. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Name: (Posted: 8/20/2008 10:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 99.228.194)
    Location: Vitré FRANCE
    Comment: elzhi is 1 of the best Mcs in the world with invincible his album is a big bomb the D is the best I love the D thanks DETROIT
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/14/2008 7:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .43.240.74)
    Location: Guadeloupe, french west indies
    Comment: for me ite a true work do , with the hearth, the hearth of hiphop street, if the reason of the french caribean man all will support and buy this album(AMIGOSDOSAMIGOS)
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/14/2008 6:56:00 PM; Partial IP: .248.33.30)
    Location: Phoenix, Az
    Comment: Haven't heard it yet but my man has sick rhyme patterns and is def one of the illest MC's in the game right now. Plus Black Milk bangin the beats....nuff said
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/13/2008 7:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 92.255.122)
    Location: Johannesburg-South Africa
    Comment: Dog you deserve a billion stars playa, you kill most EMCEEZ with you delivery and rhyme patterns & Blackmilk is crazy on the beats. THANKS FOR THE GOOD MUSIC!
    Name: (Posted: 8/11/2008 9:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 134.243.90)
    Location: west philly
    Comment: heard it. hot lyrics. hot black milk beats. hot album
    Name: (Posted: 8/11/2008 5:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 84.181.120)
    Location: The 'Dago
    Comment: i've got this old two disc ep he released years ago and it's got old and new shit, quality on some tracks aren't too great, but as usual he brings the rhymes, furiously.........Black milk is one of my personal favorite producers out there......... i'm lookin forward to this shit though, Elzhi is the best
    Name: (Posted: 8/11/2008 5:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 02.155.214)
    Location: NY
    Comment: Couldn't have said it better... Elzhi and Negro Leche together on a full album is a dream come true... We couldve only wished that Dilla was still here to drop a couple gems on this..
    Name: (Posted: 8/10/2008 8:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.179.247)
    Location: earth , ny
    Comment: well I heard the whole album already, and to tell u the truth....elzhi is probably the best lyricst right now in the game. no lie. blackmilk comes real strong in the production to back elzhi up. Im totally satisfy with the album. I only wish there were couple of joints with jdilla. This album is seconds away of being a instanct classic. elzhi is amazing.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/4/2008 1:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.120.131)
    Location: City of Lights, USA
    Comment: Songs from the Euro Pass tour CD....this is def goin to be HOT!
    Name: (Posted: 7/17/2008 6:26:00 PM; Partial IP: .181.74.54)
    Location: daphne alabama
    Comment: according to fat beats this comes out aug 12..motown 25 track is the shit
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/5/2008 4:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 215.46.253)
    Location: Hesperia, USA
    Comment: Greatest album ever...I don't even have to hear to say this...Elzhi is the most talented artist of all time!! ...PURE SKILL!
    Name: (Posted: 7/3/2008 2:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 60.246.170)
    Location: San Francisco,C.A
    Comment: I can't wait to hear this album.Elzhi is in my top 5 all time!!
    Name: (Posted: 6/25/2008 1:07:00 PM; Partial IP: .139.222.5)
    Location: Tampa,FL
    Comment: This cat is arguably the best since Nas, its about time.
    Name: (Posted: 6/17/2008 4:38:00 AM; Partial IP: .66.87.254)
    Location: S.S., MD
    Comment: I heard cuts from this europass mix if cuts on it make it to the album its gonna be fire, he got one joint with royce da 5'9, black milk....flaming!
    Name: (Posted: 6/16/2008 5:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 9.57.54.57)
    Location: daphne alabama
    Comment: finnally i've waited so long...(jason south alabama?)
    Name: (Posted: 6/16/2008 1:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .181.74.54)
    Location: lower alabama
    Comment: with production from black milk on motown 22 this album should be worthwile
    Name: (Posted: 6/9/2008 7:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 195.130.86)
    Location: IE 909
    Comment: How come his blog calls the album "Prologue?"
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