Trying to answer Kahron’s lament about 08 Hip Hop…

It’s been a long time coming, but Elzhi is finally set to release his proper solo debut The Preface on August 12. Produced almost entirely by Black Milk, The Preface shows one of the finest lyricists of his era entering 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.

In the meantime, look for the following tracklisting to give you more than enough food for thought until then:

1. Intro (The Preface)
2. The Leak (Feat. Ayah)
3. Guessing Game
4. Motown 25 (feat. Royce Da 5′9″)
5. Brag Swag.
6. Colors
7. Fire (Remix) (feat. Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Fatt Father, Danny Brown, & Fat Ray)
8. D.E.M.O.N.S.
9. Save Ya (feat. T3 of Slum Village)*
10. Yeah (feat. Phat Kat)
11. Transitional Joint
12. Talking in My Sleep
13. The Science (feat. Fes Roc)**
14. Hands Up
15. What I Write
16. Growing Up (feat. A.B.)

Produced by Black Milk
*Produced by T3
**Produced by DJ Dez

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Anything K?


I happened to Google ‘Elzhi’….and a fell upon two things.  A dope blog and Elzhi’s Europass mixtape hotlinked to it.  It has a lot of the songs (some unmixed) that will be on The Preface.  Peep the blog and download the album – it’s one of dude’s top posts on the right hand side.

2 thoughts on “Trying to answer Kahron’s lament about 08 Hip Hop…

  1. well….Madlib doesn’t do much in the way of “sucks”….and Pete is usually cash money…..looks like a potential winner. I AM VERY EXCITED for the Elzhi album – although I wish he used Madlib or Marco Polo for those two songs produced by T3 and DJ Dez. But then again, I haven’t heard the songs yet…..we’ll see. Just on lyrics alone I can forecast a 4 out of 5. I don’t know a person nicer than Elzhi, line for line at the moment. Others might ride a beat better…but his flows and rhyme patterns are basically unmatched, except for Jay-Z, I suppose. But then again, Carter is almost the Jeezus Christ of rap. (On another note) The dude just got finished tearing down Glastonbury – HIP HOP!!!!! I wish cats would really understand how big a deal Jay-Z playing Glastonbury really is. I would venture to say it’s one the biggest, most important things that’s ever happened to hip hop.


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