At this point, I’m convinced that eLZhi can do no wrong. His long-in-the-works album, Lead Poison, was well worth the wait despite the minor kerfuffle that came with it. And during our sit-down with the Detroit rapper (read the three-part Anecdope series here, here, and here) he revealed the immensely personal trials and tribulations he had gone through which would inspire the album.
What makes him, in our opinion, such a great emcee is that his dense lyricism has perhaps gotten even more keen over the years, as evidenced by his recent visit to Ton Touch’s Toca Tuesdays radio show on Shade 45. After Tony offered up a vintage backdrop from J Dilla, in the form of “Cadillac” from 2009’s Jay Stay Paid, eLZhi proceeded to deliver an off-the-top freestyle that makes me wish that he and Jay Dee worked together more prior to his passing.