Elzhi live tickets
Cargo, London Wed 15th August 2012
Before the world ever heard the name ELZHI the young artist was sitting in the back of classrooms thinking of rhymes, spitting verses while his friend banged ou
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ELZHI spent years paying dues, writing songs, entering battles, and recording demos until he finally made his international debut on Come and Get It, a standout track from J-Dillas Welcome 2 Detroit. The acclaimed song drew massive attention to the mysterious artist and made his unfinished EP, Out of Focus, a highly sought after recording.
ELZHI fuelled this buzz by joining Slum Village in 2001 elevating the crews reputation, and allowing him to reach new levels of lyricism. He recorded multiple albums with his former group, selling hundreds of thousands of records, and touring the world.
In 2004, ELZHI released Witness My Growth, a two disc mixtape featuring many of his lost or unfinished solo songs, which has come to be considered an underground classic. Upon his returning form his first solo tour he promptly released the The Preface, his solo debut on Fat Beats Records. The album helped to solidify his reputation as one of the most inventive lyricists in the world, earning acclaim from legendary artists and fans alike. In 2009, responding to the demands of his passionate fan base, ELZHI released The Leftovers mixtape, a collection of rare tracks and unreleased exclusives featuring the hit single Deep.
In 2010, no longer content with being your favourite rappers favourite rapper, ELZHI got down to business. Moving past the relationship with his former group, ELZHI has reinvented himself as a solo artist and reignited his early buzz. This year, he released ElMatic, a homage to Nass classic debut, ILLmatic. A labor of love that set the internet alight, the project finds the Detroit emcee creating new songs out of Nass originals while rapping over the Will Sessions Bands interpretation of the original beats.
A firm favourite of The Doctors Orders heads Elzhi hits London for what is sure to be another incredible performance of his work including the Out Of Focus EP which is now finally available for download exclusively through www.Elzhi.com
As ever The Doctors Orders residents in the shape of Mr Thing, Spin Doctor, Chris P Cuts & MC Prankster will be warming things up with their usual blend of soulful sounds.
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