Saturday, July 16, 2011

Emcee of the Month: Elzhi

Here is a clip of Elzhi performing a quick verse at The Conga Room in Los Angeles during a Slum Village show in 2009.

For me, this is Elzhi's greatest asset as an emcee. His ability to write incredibly intricate verses, with loads of alliteration, assonance, hyperbole, and simile, makes him one of the most talented lyricists in this generation of hip hop artists. With the current climate of rap music I feel that although there is never a shortage of cleverness and wit, lyricism is at a premium. It's always refreshing to witness an emcee that is willing to take time working with the poetic limitations of rap.

Elzhi goes hard.


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