Last weekend, our team of Jeff Baraka & Cam Be caught up with eLZhi after his headlining set at Double Door and our end result for you hip hop lovers out there is yet another engaging Camovement above! Like always, Cam captures the raw, live concert experience as the visuals of eLZhi tearin' up the stage act as a complimentary backdrop to an insightful interview. Jeff asks eLZhi about the importance of a dedicated fan base for an independent artist, the 6 weeks it took to record eLmatic, and carrying the legacy of Slum Village and the late/great J. Dilla & Baatin. Hear eLZhi's words and details on these topics and more above.
Plus, to tie all of this together even further, check out Jeff Baraka's previous interview here with eLZhi, T3, and the late Baatin in 2009, just a month prior to the latter's untimely passing. And below, I brought back a song that both eLZhi and Baraka, as his rapper self O Type Star, ripped together back in 1999 called "The KGB" by Binary Star (also featuring Malaki, Senim Silla, Texture, Lacks, One Be Lo, and Juice). Crazy to hear all of those fresh raps today, all this time later, with all that talent involved and eLZhi and Baraka choppin' it up for you all above. Don't sleep on anything here and press play!
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