Hip Hop

Lushlife – In Soft Focus f. Elzhi

blame it on Shake June 25, 2009

It’s not another joint off Elmatic (can we atleast get one full song please!?) but any new Elzhi is great. Here he joins the Philly emcee/producer for a new joint off his upcoming album, Cassette City, dropping July 7th.

Figuring out what the boy Lushlife is all about isn’t a piece of cake.  With a look more Vice Magazine than The Source, a production style that sounds like DJ Premier chopping up Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach, and a flow to make you think there’s a VERY worn copy of Illmatic in his past somewhere, the Philly emcee/producer isn’t easy to pin down.  But that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?  A perfect example of these intersecting aesthetics, In Soft Focus takes a pastel-colored golden-era-influenced beat with a sample taken from lo-fi indie rock champ Ariel Pink and fuses it with Lush’s own flow, and then goes for the win with a verse from rising star and Slum Village member Elzhi.  Sound too ambitious to work?  Not on your life.

DOWNLOAD: Lushlife – In Soft Focus f. Elzhi & Ariel Pink | Medaifire