Underrated: "I Don't Know If It Was A Freestyle Or Not, But Sh*t Blew My Wig Back"
Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:15AM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. After Detroit producer Apollo Brown gave eLZhi the title earlier this week, eLZhi crowns Lord Finesse SOHH Underrated.]
You know something, I don't know how many people know how ill Lord Finesse is. Finesse definitely plays a part in the emcee that I am today. I used to listen to Finesse a lot.
I recall [hearing] him spitting a verse a few years back, [while I was] New York. I don't know if it was a freestyle or not, but sh*t blew my wig back. I was like, "D*mn, that's crazy." And he's still got it. It's even crazier than it was back in the day, so I have always been a fan. He's definitely someone you could call a veteran and I think real emcees that really focus on lyricism know who Lord Finesse is.
But for those new school heads that might not know about him, they really need to get up on Lord Finesse because he's the master [at] metaphors and he's definitely a technician with the wordplay, too.
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. With The JAE.B Group as new management since 2010 and Elzhi's departure from the record label that is home of Slum Village, Elzhi is now focused on reaching new heights. After a decade of recording, and years of international touring under his belt, Elzhi has the focus and experience to conquer new levels of success as a solo artist and one of the greatest emcees.
Check out some of Lord Finesse's music below: