[Event] ELZHI ‘ELmatic’ @ THE MOD CLUB – JULY 22

Around 5 months ago a friend on facebook posted a link to the Best of Elzhi, it was around 30-40 songs of Elzhi just lyrically destroying EVERYTHING. Then when I came back from Eritrea, J.R. put me on to ELmatic and the rest is history.

This past Saturday we gave away 3 pairs of tickets on the radio (congratulations Zach, Jay, and Jordan) and we still got 2 more pairs. Keep it locked to the website, our twitter, and our fan page if you really want the last pair of tickets.

What: ELZHI live in Concert.
When: Jul 22, 2011 doors open at 7:00 PM and show starts at 9pm.
Where: Mod Club Theatre 722 College Street, Toronto, ON.
Tickets: Online on Ticketmaster. Get them at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Play De Record in Toronto.

Ex Slum Village rapper, Elzhi will be returning to Toronto and playing his mixtape eLmatic, live; which pays homage to Nas’ widely praised Illmatic classic.

For Elzhi, the concept was birthed three years ago at the suggestion of a friend. “I was given the concept by a guy named DJ Houseshoes. And he came up with the idea of me doing a mixtape called Elmatic off of my name, Elzhi, and off of Illmatic,” El toldMixtape Daily. “When I thought about it, not only was it clever wordplay, it meant so much more to me because as an MC, me being young and listening to Illmatic, it made me want to step my game up. It inspired me to be a better artist and a better writer.”

Elzhi made his international debut on “Come and Get It,” a stand out song from Jay Dee’s (J Dilla) debut album, Welcome 2 Detroit. The widespread praise for the track led to Elzhi joining the group Slum Village in 2002. The albums that Elzhi recorded as a member of the group – Trinity, Detroit Deli, and Slum Village – have sold more than 600,000 copies and established Slum Village as one of the most respected hip-hop groups in the world.