|One movement in hip hop over the last few years that has shown no signs of slowing down is that of the music coming out of Detroit! Elzhi of Slum Village offers up his official full-length solo album The Preface after the success of the now very hard to find double disc mixtape Witness My Growth, which chronicled the talented artists career with self selected tracks and exclusives from 1997 to 2004! Featuring production handled almost entirely by Motor City native (and now pretty much a superproducer) Black Milk with guest appearances by T3, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Royce Da 5'9'' and more! |
|1.||Intro (The Preface)|
|2.||The Leak (feat. Ayah)|
|4.||Motown 25 (feat. Royce Da 5'9'')|
|7.||Fire (Remix) (feat. Black Milk / Guilty Simpson / Fatt Father / Danny Brown / Fat Ray)|
|9.||Save Ya (feat. T3)|
|10.||Yeah (feat. Phat Kat)|
|12.||Talking In My Sleep|
|13.||The Science (feat. Fes Roc)|
|15.||What I Write|
|16.||Growing Up (feat. A.B.)|
Detroit keep this shit up, these sounds are ruthless!
, December 6, 2008
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This album is great. It just sounds really solid. I'm really feelin' this album! If you are a fan of Dilla/Slum Village, you need not to sleep on Elzhi's solo release. I'm loving all this Detroit shit right about now, the production being distinctly reminiscent/influenced by the original style started back by Jay Dee himself (super crispy drums, and plenty of bass in the atmosphere). With this album, along with the new Black Milk "Tronic", I will remain more than satisfied until the next shit drops out the D.