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[With a highly-anticipated "Lead Poison” comeback album arriving next month, Detroit native Elzhi tells SOHH just how much of a close-knit bond he has with fellow Motown rap veteran Royce Da 5’9.]

Royce Da 5’9 is not on my new project but he actually has something new that’s going to come out this year.

Recently we were in the studio playing each other’s records, in a dope a** studio, and we were letting each other hear our record. It was just refreshing.

That’s my peoples.

Me and @royceda59 listening to each other's albums @royalhouserecording

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Royce is one of the realest dudes I know in the game, out the game, I got so much respect for him as a person, as a creator, with his craft and everything.

Me and Royce go back, doing records when we were 16, 17. We were doing tracks, doing mixtape joints in the basement. We’ve done a bunch of stuff.

There might be some surprises coming this year from me and him. So be on the lookout for that.

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