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

Zhifi1998
Elzhi - Witness My Growth

Elzhi - Witness My Growth

Libido Sounds2004
Elzhi - The Preface

Elzhi - The Preface

Fat Beats2008
Elzhi - EuroPass (An Exclusive Tour CD)

Elzhi - EuroPass (An Exclusive Tour CD)

Libido Sounds2008
Elzhi - The Leftovers: Unmixedtape

Elzhi - The Leftovers: Unmixedtape

Not On Label2009
Elzhi And Will Sessions - Elmatic

Elzhi And Will Sessions - Elmatic

Jae B. Group2011
Elzhi - Out Of Focus

Elzhi - Out Of Focus

Jae B. Group2012
Elzhi - Lead Poison

Elzhi - Lead Poison

GLOW365 LLC2016

Guest Appearances

Hodge Podge - Earcandy
  • Physical Therapy

Hodge Podge - Earcandy

Not On Label1998
Binary Star - Waterworld
  • The KGB

Binary Star - Waterworld

Terrorist Records1999
Binary Star - Masters Of The Universe
  • K.G.B.

Binary Star - Masters Of The Universe

Subterraneous Records2000
Jay Dee Aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit
  • Come Get It

Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit

BBE2001
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 Control2001
Slicker - We All Have A Plan
  • Decorate Your Walls

Slicker - We All Have A Plan

Hefty Records2004
Black Milk - Sound Of The City Vol. 1
  • Sound Of The City

Black Milk - Sound Of The City Vol. 1

Music House2005
Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
  • Hiding Place

Little Brother - The Minstrel Show

Atlantic, ABB Records2005
Octane & Illite - The Forgotten...Chosen
  • Clap

Octane & Illite - The Forgotten...Chosen

Subterraneous Records2006
Black Milk - Broken Wax: The EP
  • S.O.T.C.

Black Milk - Broken Wax: The EP

Music House2006
Finale & Spier1200 - Develop
  • Eye Of The Beholder

Finale & Spier1200 - Develop

Soulstep Records2007
Buff1 - Pure
  • The Kingdom

Buff1 - Pure

Lab Technicians Productions, A•Side Worldwide2007
Phat Kat - Carte Blanche
  • Cold Steel

Phat Kat - Carte Blanche

Look Records2007
Decompoze - Decomposition
  • All Out

Decompoze - Decomposition

The LA Underground, Subterraneous Records2007
Fat Ray & Black Milk - The Set Up
  • Get Focus

Fat Ray & Black Milk - The Set Up

Music House, Fat Beats2008
Jake One - White Van Music
  • Glow

Jake One - White Van Music

Rhymesayers Entertainment2008
EV - The Layover EP
  • To Be Determined

EV - The Layover EP

Decon2008
Dela - Changes Of Atmosphere
  • My Nigga

Dela - Changes Of Atmosphere

Drink Water Music2008
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 Entertainment2008
DJ K.O. - Perception Is Everything
  • Best To Do It (Remix)

DJ K.O. - Perception Is Everything

Shaman Work2008
DJ K.O. - Picture This...
  • Best To Do It (Remix)

DJ K.O. - Picture This...

Shaman Work2008
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

KicSounds2010
JR & PH7 - The Update
  • The City

JR & PH7 - The Update

Soulspazm Records2010
Marco Polo - The Stupendous Adventures Of Marco Polo!
  • Best To Do It (Marco Polo Remix)

Marco Polo - The Stupendous Adventures Of Marco Polo!

Duck Down2010
Black Milk - Album Of The Year
  • Deadly Medley

Black Milk - Album Of The Year

Fat Beats, Decon2010
DJ K.O. ‎- Master Thieves 02: (Picture These Remixes)
  • Best To Do It

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

Soulspazm Records2010
Phonte - Charity Starts At Home
  • Not Here Anymore

Phonte - Charity Starts At Home

Hardboiled2011
Madwreck - Take Another Look (Madwreck Remixes - Picture This)
  • Best To Do It (Remix)

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

Soulspazm Records, Elementality Productions2011
Catch Lungs - Awake In A Dream
  • Hello Neighbors (Moving In)

Catch Lungs - Awake In A Dream

Not On Label2011
Union - Analogtronics
  • Wings

Union - Analogtronics

Fat Beats2012
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 Entertainment2013
A-Villa - Carry On Tradition
  • Gunnin' For The Throne

A-Villa - Carry On Tradition

Closed Sessions2014
Diamond D - The Diam Piece
  • Wheres The Love

Diamond D - The Diam Piece

Dymond Mine Records2014
BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul
  • Gunshowers

BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul

Lex Records2015
Flip - Reflections
  • Without Warning

Flip - Reflections

Ill Adrenaline Records2015
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 Records2015
Phat Kat - Re-Dedication To The Suckers
  • All Madden

Phat Kat - Re-Dedication To The Suckers

Elevation Nation, Money Truck2015
Cannibal Ox - Blade Of The Ronin
  • Carnivorous

Cannibal Ox - Blade Of The Ronin

I.G.C. Records2015
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 Truck2015
Chali 2NA - Fish Outta Water
  • When Will I See You Again

Chali 2na - Fish Outta Water

Decon Records2015
Chali 2na - Fish Market Part 2
  • Wheels On The World

Chali 2na - Fish Market Part 2

Decon Records2015
MED - Bang Ya Head 4
  • Caddy Music

MED - Bang Ya Head 4

Fat Beats Records2016
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 Label2017
  • Lessons

Beware - Woodward Ave

Not On Label2017
Page Kennedy - Straight Bars 2
  • 2 Words

Page Kennedy - Straight Bars 2

Not On Label2018
Bishop Lamont - Caltroit
  • Goatit

Bishop Lamont - Caltroit

RBC Records2018

Compilations

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

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

Elemental Magazine2004
BR Gunna - Dirty District, Vol. 2
  • Gunna

BR Gunna - Dirty District, Vol. 2

Ne'Astra Music2004
Nick Speed - D-Tour
  • Hands Up

Nick Speed - D-Tour

Libido Sounds2007
Slum Village - Dirty District
  • Me And Mu

Slum Village - Dirty District

Ne'Astra Music2009
DJ Dez - Andrés Remixes
  • Coldsteel

DJ Dez - Andrés Remixes

Not On Label2011
Damu The Fudgemunk - Redef Remixes
  • Wings (Redef Remix Instrumental)

Damu The Fudgemunk - Redef Remixes

Redefinition Records2012
DJ Dez & DJ Butter - A Piece Of The Action
  • O.G.z

DJ Dez & DJ Butter - A Piece Of The Action

Crazy Noise Productions2014
Nick Speed - D-Cyphered
  • We'll Get By

Nick Speed - D-Cyphered

Speed Of Sound2017