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Elzhi Is On That “Blue Widow”

Posted in Audio, Media with tags , , , , on Monday, July 9, 2012 by Tim Althaus

This was certainly a splendid way to end my work day. I got a text from my buddy at work, and I only read one thing: “new Elzhi track”; my eyes lit up with joy. Elzhi is my favorite rapper, and I’m guessing he’s your favorite emcee’s favorite emcee. Every adjective that I could use to describe this man is a synonym for greatness; he’s by far one of the most consistent emcees on the planet. I’ve been listening to Elmatic religiously ever since it came out, and I knew he was in the process of working on new material, but I didn’t know we were going to get it so soon.

According to a few things that I’ve read, Elzhi will be heading out on a worldwide tour, and he will be releasing his sophomore outing this fall (tentatively titled The Weather Report?). I’m really not sure if this is going to be on the new album, but I can honestly say it’s what I’ve come to expect from El: an uptempo beat that fits his witty wordplay and fast paced delivery. I don’t know who produced it, but I’m really digging the beat.*

According to the Facebook fan page, the cut is produced by none other than Detroit Heavyweight, DJ Dez

Just an example of what you can expect to hear:

“They know about how I light em’ up and blow em’ out/like a blizzy in the Benzy/getting Lewinskied and Lohan/like Lindsay/ I cause a frenzy as long as the world spins me…around/you know I stay gunnin’ for the thrown lickin’ rounds at the crown/you dumbfound/all of these bums is thumbs down”

If you’re lucky enough to be in one of these cities listed for the tour (which I’m not, of course), I highly suggest you go.

July 12 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
July 13 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
July 14 Toronto, ON @ Soundclash Festival
July 16 Philly, PA @ Silk City
July 17 Boston, MA @ Middle East
July 18 Providence, RI @ Fete
July 19 New York, NY @ SOB’s
July 20 Pittsburgh, PA @ 720 Café
July 21 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s
July 24 Kalamazoo, MI @ Poppa Pete’s
July 25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
July 26 Chicago, IL @ Sub-T
July 27 St. Louis, MO @ Lola
July 28 Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn’s
August 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Chaser’s
August 2 Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
August 3 Oakland, CA @ New Parish
August 7 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
August 8 Vancouver, BC @ Republic
August 14 Warsaw, Poland @ Miasto Cypel
August 15 London, UK @ Cargo
August 17 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Hip-Hop Kemp Festival
August 18 Biel, Switzerland @ Royal Arena Festival