New Music: eLZhi – “February”

 |  February 24, 2015
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eLZhi has kept quiet for a while and that’s utterly disappointing for any real hip-hop head out there. Despite appearing on some notable tracks in 2014 like Phat Kat’s “All Madden” and Ghostface Killah’s “Gunshowers” eLZhi has been awfully silent when it comes to his solo work. But we have some good news: that will fortunately end in 2015 with the release of eLZhi’s upcoming Lead Poison album. And to tease us for the new album, eLZhi is sharing “February” the first single from Lead Poison. Listen after the jump.

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Big Sean’s much anticipated third studio album Dark Sky Paradise drops today and to tease at some new music the Detroit player is sharing a freestyle entitled “Me, Myself & I” (it’s over Beyonce’s song of the same name.) Needless to say, Big Sean goes in, dropping bars. Rumor has it Sean also disses Kendrick Lamar. Sneak dissing still hot in 2015? Hopefully not. Listen to Big Sean’s “Me, Myself & I” freestyle after the jump.

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Big Sean’s third album Dark Sky Paradise is due out February 24th and with the two singles “IDFWU” and “Blessings” available to the public there’s a lot of hype being generated. Dark Sky Paradise will consist of twelve total tracks (including three iTunes bonus tracks) and below you can hear snippets of all fifteen cuts, which includes a standout song entitled “All Your Fault” featuring a wild verse from Kanye West (also produced by ‘Ye himself) and “Play No Games” featuring Chris Brown and the always reliable Ty Dolla Sign. Listen to the snippets from Sean’s forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise after the jump.

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Big Sean is sharing “Blessings” a collaborative track with Toronto’s all-star Drake that will appear on his forthcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, which is due out February 24. The track was produced by frequent Drake collaborators Boi-1da & Vinylz. In addition to a Drake feature, Big Sean has uploaded extended audio of the song to his Soundcloud. The full version features an uncredited verse from Kanye West. Check it out after the jump.

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On Monday December 8, 2014 Detroit’s newcomer Dej Loaf, best known for her smash hit “Try Me” hit the stage at SOB’s in nYC with Boldy James, Kiyanne, and Spank Jus Bizness. iHipHop was on hand to document the event. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the night’s event. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.

Royce da 5’9″ and DJ Premier have been keeping busy for the last few months, working on the release of their collaborative album PRhyme. The tandem of Royce and Premo have teased a few tracks, including the intro cut and “Courtesy” as well as the visuals for “U Loopz.” The project is duo out December 9th but you’re in luck as they’ve made it available for stream via NPR right now. PRhyme features guest spots from artists the likes of Schoolboy Q, Mac Miller, Common, Killer Mike, and Jay Electronica. Peep the stream after the jump.

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True hardcore sh*t for your lazy Sunday afternoon right here. Detroit hip-hop links up for the “All Madden” music video, which has Phat Kat, Elzhi, and Guilty Simpson taking the fantasy world of say Grand Theft Auto into the real world. The visuals for Phat Kat’s “All Madden” has guns and violence as all three spit bars relating to brute force and animalistic savagery. For example, Elzhi goes in with this gem: “You can’t see me when I blackout even with night vision.” Damn! Peep the visuals for Phat Kat’s “All Madden” featuring Elzhi and Guilty Simpson after the jump. The cut is taken off of Kat’s Rededication to the Sucka album which is out now.

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Over the summer, Eminem promised that his Shady Records imprint would release a compilation titled Shady XV for Record Store Day Black Friday, November 28th. And now Em is treating everyone with the comp’s second track, the Detroit rap heavy “Detroit Vs. Everybody”. The track, loaded with many all-star Detroit rappers, is sure to make the D proud. Em is joined by Royce Da 5’9”, Big Sean, Danny Brown and DeJ Loaf for the Motor City anthem. Listen after the jump!

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Oh god, oh god! Big Sean’s come up revolves around freestyling on radio shows, which ultimately lead to his signing to Kanye’s GOOD Music label. So it’s no surprise that he absolutely goes off during this freestyle on the Cosmic Kev show. Seriously, check this out Big Sean haters and doubters. Video after the jump.

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The standout track from Big Sean’s recent four song drop gets a pretty stylized visual in the form of a lyrical video. The lyrics to the DJ Mustard, DJ Dahi & Kanye West produced “I Don’t Fu*k With You” is presented right in front of your computer screen for an easy singalong. In case that’s what you wanted. Check it out after the jump.

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If there’s one thing there’s never a shortage of in hip-hop it’s The Simpsons references. And we’ll gladly take as many as we can get. Acclaimed independent hip-hop label Stones Throw is taking it one step further for their “Cassette Store Day” pop-up by dropping The Simpson Tape featuring Guilty Simpson and Oh No. Check out the track “Rap Stampede” from the project after the jump.

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Detroit’s Black Milk is due to release his new album, If There’s a Hell Below October 28th and he has taken the time off his busy schedule to share a single from the forthcoming release. “Gold Piece” features Houston legend, the Trill OG, Bun B. If There’s a Hell will also feature the likes of Pete Rock, Blu, and Random Axe. Check out “Gold Piece” after the jump.

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