Seven Times Down Eight Times Up

Elzhi - Seven Times Down Eight Times Up
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September 25, 2020 / Release Date
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With over 20 years in the game, Detroit's 42-year old 'syllable sensei' Elzhi can rightfully be called a veteran at this point. He joined Slum Village shortly after J Dilla's departure, and the projects he has done with Slum Village starting with 2002's Trinity: Past, Present And Future are all solid enough. But it is his solo catalog that is truly exceptional.

His solo debut The Preface is a top 5 album of 2008 Hip Hop. In 2011 he cemented his reputation as a top-class emcee with the Elmatic ... read more
Elzhi dropped? Why didn’t I hear about this before?

Sure, it’s not El’s best project and it doesn’t even come close to Elmatic, but this is still a pretty good boom bap album. Elzhi’s bars are typically as great as they are. He is just as introspective and as full of soul food as usual. His bars are great and his storytelling is top tier, too. The boom-bap production across this record is also great. It’s the usual Elzhi project. It’s some good-ass hip ... read more
A near-perfect step-up from Lead Poison
eLZhi is a 42 year old MC from Detroit, Michigan rising to prominence as a member of Slum Village shortly after the departure of J Dilla in 2002. Fast forward to 2008: His solo debut The Preface would go on to be a hometown classic & was followed up 8 years later with Lead Poison. Last we heard from eLZhi was in 2018 when he formed Jericho Jackson with Khrysis & dropped their critically acclaimed self-titled debut that same year but almost 3 years ... read more
I Don’t really fuck with the production, it’s what you would expect from an average boom bap album. I do enjoy Elzhi’s rapping on here, but i preferred the more introspective nature of his previous album “Lead Poison”.
Pretty dope project from Elzhi! The lyrics are hard hitting and the production is boom bap at its finest!
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Added on: September 17, 2020