Take one ex-member of legendary Detroit Hip-Hop group Slum Village, get him to flow over a stone cold Hip-Hop classic record and you have the wonderfully produced 'Elmatic'.
The classic album i am talking about is Illmatic, Nas's debut from way back in 1994. The rapper who has fronted this brave interpretation is Elzhi, the MC who replaced the godlike J Dilla in SV.
While much has been made of the alleged fallout between remaining SV members Elzhi and T3, the former has come up trumps with this cracking concept.
You can order the physical copy of this 10 track offering from elzhi.com/
1. The Genesis
2. Detroit State of Mind (Houseshoes Shout)
4. Memory Lane
5. The World Is Yours
7. Life’s A Bitch feat. Royce da 5’9 and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition
8. One Love
9. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Pete Rock Shout)
10. Pete Rock Shout