Elmatic

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Elmatic
Elzhielmatic.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedMay 10, 2011
December 20, 2011 (iTunes)
GenreHip hop
LabelThe JAE.B Group
ProducereLZhi (exec.),
Will Sessions
ELZhi chronology
The Preface
(2008)
Elmatic
(2011)
Lead Poison
(2016)
Limited Edition

Elmatic is a mixtape by Detroit rapper and former Slum Village member eLZhi. The album is a tribute and a remake of Nas' 1994 classic debut Illmatic. Elmatic was initially released as free download on May 10, 2011,[1] and was later officially released via iTunes on December 20, 2011, with two extra tracks included.[2][3] The album was acclaimed by critics and praised for its lyrics and production[citation needed], many publishers and websites have named it on their top list of the year[citation needed].

The music[edit]

Working with Will Sessions was pretty cool. The whole band and myself had a love for the Illmatic album, so when I came to them with the idea they were with it, it was easy, and we all knew that we wanted to put a twist on the music as well as the lyrics. I put forth some ideas and they incorporated it in the music, made it come to life, it was pretty easy working with them. They are some talented cats, it was a blessing having them behind the project.[4]

— eLZhi

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Elzhi; all music is composed by Will Sessions.

No.TitleProducerLength
1."The Genesis"Will Sessions2:36
2."Detroit State of Mind"Will Sessions4:45
3."Halftime"Will Sessions2:11
4."Memory Lane"Will Sessions3:47
5."The World Is Yours"Will Sessions6:16
6."Represent"Will Sessions3:09
7."Life's A Bitch" (featuring Royce da 5'9" & Stokley Williams)Will Sessions5:53
8."One Love"Will Sessions7:21
9."It Ain't Hard to Tell"Will Sessions3:48
10."Pete Rock Shout"Will Sessions6:50
Limited Edition
No.TitleProducerLength
11."Verbal Intercourse, Pt. 2"Will Sessions2:13
12."Detroit State of Mind (Remix)"Will Sessions3:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elzhi - Elmatic Retrieved 27/02/12
  2. ^ Elmatic on Itunes iTunes - 2702/12
  3. ^ Download Elzhi's Elmatic Mixtape Now retrieved 27/02/12
  4. ^ respect-mag.com EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Retrieved on 02/03/12