Back in 2016, Detroit lyricist eLZhi made his grand return with the therapeutic release of Lead Poison. And now, after two years of healing, the therapy sessions continue with Jericho Jackson, a collaborative album with Khrysis.
“A lot of people have come to me after I put ‘Lead Poison’ out and shared their stories with me,” eLZhi told our friend Andreas Hale for Billboard. “That’s what ‘Lead Poison’ was really for. It was therapy on my behalf to get it out. And it was also to put something out there that someone could probably relate to, and maybe deal with their situations.”
“Jericho Jackson is me regaining my footing, the ability to stand back on my own two and get back to business,” he continued. “I’m still trying to be a voice for people that might be dealing with some issues of their own.”
Locked in at 11 tracks, with a lone feature from Amber Navran (“Listen“), the album is pieced together with interludes that help drive the overall message home.
“I wanted to find something that would set the tone, especially for the first record, and I guess set the tone for the ying and the yang of how things can come together,” Khrysis says. “Basically sum up what Elzhi was talking about, and maybe help other people who are dealing with depression, and give some type of relief to anybody who may be feeling that way.”
Press play on Jericho Jackson below and be sure to add the album on your preferred streaming platform.
Don’t think this is it, either. In the same interview with Billboard, Khrysis had this to say about what’s next:
“We had that conversation in the studio. We are gonna hit them with this album, and then the next one is gonna hit them with something else. We always thought it was gonna be a continuation. We’re not trying to let it be one and done. This is a formula that we can definitely expand on. Plus, it’s not the end of the story. You know what I mean? This is just the beginning.”