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Posted by Nathan S. on 05/10/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Rap Nerdery, Elzhi
I debated for a while whether to give this a Rap Nerdery tag or not. On one hand, even people with an entry level of rap knowledge should get the Nas "Illmatic" reference, it doesn't take a rap nerd to know that. On the other hand, sadly not a ton of folks are up on Elzhi, even if I said he used to be in Slum Village. You know, Slum Village? Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Richard on 05/06/11 |
Filed under Top Stories, Features, Nas, Production Breakdown, Rocki Evans, Elzhi
Spring is in the air... and so is “Halftime,” the debut single from living rap legend Nas. Having heard both Slum Village alum eLZHi and rising R&B star Rocki Evans rework Queensbridge repper's debut single this week in the Booth, I decided that now would be the perfect time to break the Large Professor-produced instrumental down to its component samples, as well as taking a look at a few records sampled from the finished product. Read More/Watch Videos...See more...
Posted by Danielle Harling on 04/23/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Elzhi
In preparation for the release of his upcoming free LP, ELmatic, Detroit rapper and former Slum Village member Elzhi has released the Motor City anthem "Detroit State Of Mind." (Do we even have to tell you that the album is inspired by Nas?) You really can't help but expect greatness when you pair one of Detroit's most worthy emcee's with such a classic beat. Listen and download...See more...