I’ve been meaning to post about this recent-ish effort from Slum Village alum Elzhi for some time now. Clearly a talented emcee, he’s hit gold with this revisiting of Nas’ seminal LP Illmatic. He’s basically remade each of the songs, borrowing and adding to Nas’ original themes, cadence and rhyme schemes. Available for free from XXL Magazine.
The video for his version of “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” gives you a good feel for the project.