Elzhi

Elzhi

Elzhi

Biography

A gifted MC and outspoken critic of commercial hip-hop, eLZhi began his career rubbing shoulders with Waajeed, Dwele, and the other gifted Detroit artists involved in the city's flourishing late-'90s underground hip-hop scene. After an appearance on Jay Dee's groundbreaking 2001 album Welcome 2 Detroit, eLZhi joined the producer's crew, Slum Village.

With Jay Dee spending more time with other artists, eLZhi would become the producer's replacement beginning with the group's 2002 effort Trinity (Past, Present and Future). Two more albums from the group -- 2004's Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) plus a self-titled effort in 2005 -- would appear before eLZhi began focusing on his solo career with the 2008 release The Preface.

Discography

Elzhi - Out Of Focus

Elzhi - Out Of Focus

Zhifi 1998
Elzhi - Witness My Growth

Elzhi - Witness My Growth

Libido Sounds 2004
Elzhi - The Preface

Elzhi - The Preface

Fat Beats 2008
Elzhi - EuroPass (An Exclusive Tour CD)

Elzhi - EuroPass (An Exclusive Tour CD)

Libido Sounds 2008
Elzhi - The Leftovers: Unmixedtape

Elzhi - The Leftovers: Unmixedtape

Not On Label 2009
Elzhi And Will Sessions - Elmatic

Elzhi And Will Sessions - Elmatic

Jae B. Group 2011
Elzhi - Out Of Focus

Elzhi - Out Of Focus

Jae B. Group 2012
Elzhi - Lead Poison

Elzhi - Lead Poison

GLOW365 LLC 2016

Guest Appearances

Hodge Podge - Earcandy
  • Physical Therapy

Hodge Podge - Earcandy

Not On Label 1998
Binary Star - Waterworld
  • The KGB

Binary Star - Waterworld

Terrorist Records 1999
Binary Star - Masters Of The Universe
  • K.G.B.

Binary Star - Masters Of The Universe

Subterraneous Records 2000
Jay Dee Aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit
  • Come Get It

Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit

BBE 2001
J.U.I.C.E. & DJ Risky Bizness - 100% J.U.I.C.E.
  • KGB

J.U.I.C.E. & DJ Risky Bizness - 100% J.U.I.C.E.

Ground Control 2001
Slicker - We All Have A Plan
  • Decorate Your Walls

Slicker - We All Have A Plan

Hefty Records 2004
Black Milk - Sound Of The City Vol. 1
  • Sound Of The City

Black Milk - Sound Of The City Vol. 1

Music House 2005
Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
  • Hiding Place

Little Brother - The Minstrel Show

Atlantic, ABB Records 2005
Octane & Illite - The Forgotten...Chosen
  • Clap

Octane & Illite - The Forgotten...Chosen

Subterraneous Records 2006
Black Milk - Broken Wax: The EP
  • S.O.T.C.

Black Milk - Broken Wax: The EP

Music House 2006
Finale & Spier1200 - Develop
  • Eye Of The Beholder

Finale & Spier1200 - Develop

Soulstep Records 2007
Buff1 - Pure
  • The Kingdom

Buff1 - Pure

Lab Technicians Productions, A•Side Worldwide 2007
Phat Kat - Carte Blanche
  • Cold Steel

Phat Kat - Carte Blanche

Look Records 2007
Decompoze - Decomposition
  • All Out

Decompoze - Decomposition

The LA Underground, Subterraneous Records 2007
Fat Ray & Black Milk - The Set Up
  • Get Focus

Fat Ray & Black Milk - The Set Up

Music House, Fat Beats 2008
Jake One - White Van Music
  • Glow

Jake One - White Van Music

Rhymesayers Entertainment 2008
EV - The Layover EP
  • To Be Determined

EV - The Layover EP

Decon 2008
Dela - Changes Of Atmosphere
  • My Nigga

Dela - Changes Of Atmosphere

Drink Water Music 2008
Promise - More Than Music
  • In God We Trust

Promise - More Than Music

DFS Records, Inc. 2008
Paypa Boiz - Street Newz Vol. 1
  • Aint No Party (Remix)

Paypa Boiz - Street Newz Vol. 1

Paypa Boi Entertainment 2008
DJ K.O. - Perception Is Everything
  • Best To Do It (Remix)

DJ K.O. - Perception Is Everything

Shaman Work 2008
DJ K.O. - Picture This...
  • Best To Do It (Remix)

DJ K.O. - Picture This...

Shaman Work 2008
MiC K!NG & Chum - Flavor Ade
  • Wordperfect

MiC K!NG & Chum - Flavor Ade

Fake Four Inc. 2009
Fes Roc - Audio/Visual
  • The Shout Outs

Fes Roc - Audio/Visual

KicSounds 2010
JR & PH7 - The Update
  • The City

JR & PH7 - The Update

Soulspazm Records 2010
Marco Polo - The Stupendous Adventures Of Marco Polo!
  • Best To Do It (Marco Polo Remix)

Marco Polo - The Stupendous Adventures Of Marco Polo!

Duck Down 2010
Black Milk - Album Of The Year
  • Deadly Medley

Black Milk - Album Of The Year

Fat Beats, Decon 2010
DJ K.O. ‎- Master Thieves 02: (Picture These Remixes)
  • Best To Do It

DJ K.O. ‎- Master Thieves 02: (Picture These Remixes)

Soulspazm Records 2010
Phonte - Charity Starts At Home
  • Not Here Anymore

Phonte - Charity Starts At Home

Hardboiled 2011
Madwreck - Take Another Look (Madwreck Remixes - Picture This)
  • Best To Do It (Remix)

Madwreck - Take Another Look (Madwreck Remixes - Picture This)

Soulspazm Records, Elementality Productions 2011
Catch Lungs - Awake In A Dream
  • Hello Neighbors (Moving In)

Catch Lungs - Awake In A Dream

Not On Label 2011
Union - Analogtronics
  • Wings

Union - Analogtronics

Fat Beats 2012
Dusty McFly - B & B 1.5 (The Carry Out)
  • Mittens Up

Dusty McFly - B & B 1.5 (The Carry Out)

DGG Inc. 2012
U-God - The Keynote Speaker
  • Mt. Everest

U-God - The Keynote Speaker

Soul Temple Entertainment 2013
A-Villa - Carry On Tradition
  • Gunnin' For The Throne

A-Villa - Carry On Tradition

Closed Sessions 2014
Diamond D - The Diam Piece
  • Wheres The Love

Diamond D - The Diam Piece

Dymond Mine Records 2014
BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul
  • Gunshowers

BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul

Lex Records 2015
Flip - Reflections
  • Without Warning

Flip - Reflections

Ill Adrenaline Records 2015
Skyzoo - Music For My Friends
  • Hands Folded Together (Bonus Track)

Skyzoo - Music For My Friends

First Generation Rich, Inc. 2015
Guilty Simpson - Detroit's Son
  • Blue Collar

Guilty Simpson - Detroit's Son

Stones Throw Records 2015
Phat Kat - Re-Dedication To The Suckers
  • All Madden

Phat Kat - Re-Dedication To The Suckers

Elevation Nation, Money Truck 2015
Cannibal Ox - Blade Of The Ronin
  • Carnivorous

Cannibal Ox - Blade Of The Ronin

I.G.C. Records 2015
JP One - Fire & Brimstone 2
  • Judas

JP One - Fire & Brimstone 2

Gifted & Talented, LLC. 2015
Phat Kat A.K.A. Ronnie Euro - Revolver
  • All Madden (Remix)

Phat Kat A.K.A. Ronnie Euro - Revolver

Radiata, Elevation Nation, Money Truck 2015
Chali 2NA - Fish Outta Water
  • When Will I See You Again

Chali 2na - Fish Outta Water

Decon Records 2015
Chali 2na - Fish Market Part 2
  • Wheels On The World

Chali 2na - Fish Market Part 2

Decon Records 2015
MED - Bang Ya Head 4
  • Caddy Music

MED - Bang Ya Head 4

Fat Beats Records 2016
Royce Da 5'9" - The Bar Exam 4
  • Still Waiting

Royce Da 5'9" - The Bar Exam 4

Bad Half Entertainment, Inc. 2017
Page Kennedy - Straight Bars
  • Made You Look

Page Kennedy - Straight Bars

Not On Label 2017

Compilations

Various - Room Service Presents The Combo Platter Vol. 4 & 5
  • Exclusive

Various - Room Service Presents The Combo Platter Vol. 4 & 5

Elemental Magazine 2004
BR Gunna - Dirty District, Vol. 2
  • Gunna

BR Gunna - Dirty District, Vol. 2

Ne'Astra Music 2004
Nick Speed - D-Tour
  • Hands Up

Nick Speed - D-Tour

Libido Sounds 2007
Slum Village - Dirty District
  • Me And Mu

Slum Village - Dirty District

Ne'Astra Music 2009
DJ Dez - Andrés Remixes
  • Coldsteel

DJ Dez - Andrés Remixes

Not On Label 2011
Damu The Fudgemunk - Redef Remixes
  • Wings (Redef Remix Instrumental)

Damu The Fudgemunk - Redef Remixes

Redefinition Records 2012
DJ Dez & DJ Butter - A Piece Of The Action
  • O.G.z

DJ Dez & DJ Butter - A Piece Of The Action

Crazy Noise Productions 2014
Nick Speed - D-Cyphered
  • We'll Get By

Nick Speed - D-Cyphered

Speed Of Sound 2017