Elzhi Speaks On Leaving Slum Village

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XXL got Elzhi to break his silence on the Slum Village split.

Let’s cut right to the chase; are you in Slum Village now or not?

Am I in Slum Village or am I not? As far as what’s going on… As far as, like, me not having any say so to any treatments to videos being shot, or me not going to do the interviews to promote this new Slum Village album, or [Barack Records and T3] not contacting me or my management, and… as you can see in the “Reunion 2” video, I would say I wasn’t in the group. And at the same time, them taking me off records, so now I’m on a minimal amount a records for the [Villa Manifesto] album, I would say I wasn’t in the group.

At this point, is there any hope for a real reunion between you and T3?

As much as I was tripping off the fact that T3 allowed the label to take me off half of the album, he wasn’t sticking up for me and did a video behind my back; [the way] I was looking at it at that time was as long as they know my worth what I brought to the table, my legacy, they cooperate and they willing to negotiate with me about certain things… ’Cause honestly I haven’t even got paid in full on the [new] album yet. But I was just looking at it like as long as they get their act together, Slum Village can still keep on making music.

Read the full interview @ XXLMag.com


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49 Responses to “Elzhi Speaks On Leaving Slum Village”

  1. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    YO MCB!

    *daps*

    what happened to you homie! the rashida jones chic and her friends rolled w/the fellas and i to the flat. damn was that girl friendly. damien had the snowbunnys feelin a way last night! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    you fucked up mcb. my boy warned you before and after you fired that shit up.

    you missed it fam. told you.

  2. Big_seth aka Bruce Bamma Says:

    that’s a shame.

  3. Mag Says:

    dra-dra-Dramatic!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    damn. T3 like some type of group buzzkilljoy virus. WTF!?

  5. Chief Ali Says:

    taking the illest nigga in the group off records=lame

  6. DOM IZZO Says:

    ross over the hard in the paint beat

  7. Rey Says:

    Not even gonna lie…

    I just got the ill craving for Oreos.

    #FatGuy

  8. Troyvul Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:33 am
    Troyvul

    Yeah, that How Fly is cruise music for real. Even though I was mostly on a train when listening.
    ^
    Definately, that shit is just good vibe out music, I get alot of work done to that

  9. mcb Says:

    mcb Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:15 am
    YO MCB,

    I hope that concert put some shit at ease for you fam. What was that shit like?
    ^^^
    yo my bad, madddd work
    it was ill, Kev hooked it up, so i skipped that huge line, got to chill, we blazed, then some shit went down with security, but i still left happy. I missed a few songs at the beginning and end, which suck, but lukcily I already saw Nas at like a 300 person show and i was up front, so Im never gonna top that

    all that other shit is whatever. ill get my money soon. i just felt like a bum in VIP, forgot the credit card (proba good thing…). show was awesome, Damian was ill too, byut too many idiots on E. as in dancing like retarded handicapped (no shots/disrespect). I mean have a good time,but don’t come near me dancing like that, or block my view.

  10. mcb Says:

    mcb Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:15 am
    YO MCB,

    I hope that concert put some shit at ease for you fam. What was that shit like?
    ^^^
    yo my bad, madddd work
    it was ill, Kev hooked it up, so i skipped that huge line, got to chill, we blazed, then some shit went down with security, but i still left happy. I missed a few songs at the beginning and end, which suck, but lukcily I already saw Nas at like a 300 person show and i was up front, so Im never gonna top that

    all that other shit is whatever. ill get my money soon. i just felt like a bum in VIP, forgot the credit card (proba good thing…). show was awesome, Damian was ill too, byut too many idiots on E. as in dancing like retarded handicapped (no shots/disrespect). I mean have a good time,but don’t come near me dancing like that, or block my view.

  11. D. Billz Says:

    # 007 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    @Dbillz

    Im from Pitt so i been fuckin wit Wiz(n) for a min. He reps well. I didnt think hed get to this level

    ^That’s what’s up. I didn’t think so either (Bmore representer). On another note, I’ve met a few chicks from Pitt in Bmore. They were madd cool and cute too. One chick that was in my art class @ Towson U, Valeria, bad lil’ heffa. I need to hit that city up.

    As for your situation, you need to be honest with shorty. She has a kid which is a major responsibility so you must ask yourself 1.) Am I ready to be in a relationship? 2.) Am I ready to be a part of that kid’s life? Even if the kid has an active father, the kid is still going to see you around her for the most part. Be upfront with her and let her know exactly what you’re looking for. You don’t wanna leave a bad impression of being dishonest because then she’ll just be another sista who distrusts men and we need to rid of that mentality. So just be frank and if she’s with it cool. If not, charge it to the game.

  12. 007 Says:

    Good look DBillz daps.

  13. mcb Says:

    kevfrescura de talco Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:32 am
    YO MCB!

    *daps*

    what happened to you homie! the rashida jones chic and her friends rolled w/the fellas and i to the flat. damn was that girl friendly. damien had the snowbunnys feelin a way last night! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    you fucked up mcb. my boy warned you before and after you fired that shit up.

    you missed it fam. told you
    ^^^
    *daps back*
    i gave you a shout our earlier too, GOOD FUCKING LOOKS

    yeah mann i fucked up, i wasnt even fucked up, worst part.
    im assuming i missed a ton of songs at th end
    security was trying to ask who i came with/ foundation room, etc… i was like “nah i cant do that, I can just walk away right now”
    they tried asking for my id and i said “nah man let me jsut walk right now,no trouble no issues, etc..”
    always one security guard whos a dick,others were pretty legit,
    don’t wanna say anymore on the internet, its not a big deal, but unnecessary.

    regardless, at least i showed you i aint a snitch haha. i paid the price for beina dumbass, too cockey, there was liek no one around us.
    its weird i only remember so much of that concert, btu it was good. like i said i seen Nas with 300 [people and up front, so luckily i got that in my memory

    yoooo, good looks on that footage, i thought you werejust doing that to get the front, either way good shit.

    nhjic.

  14. Big_seth aka Bruce Bamma Says:

    D. Billz Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:33 am
    ^I mean, when you’re high as a kite every hour I’d expect that too.
    ^^

    True. That probably has most to do with it.

  15. Gseven Says:

    not even gonna bother listening if Elz is not in the group. T3 is garbage.

  16. Dewill Says:

    Dr. Billz in dis bitch!!!!

  17. Rey Says:

    The fuck you get into, MCB? You take all that stress yesterday and try jumping on stage with Nasir?

  18. D. Billz Says:

    # 007 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    @Dbillz,

    Im in Bmore now. Yea Pitt chix are cool. A lil ghetto but they get it in. I wouldnt wife one tho lol. Bmore chics on the other hand eh… ive had a few decent ones. Id say they pretty similar

    ^Too many of yall Steeler-town chumps in Raven territory. Lol j/k. Yeah, from the outside lookin in I don’t really see too much of a difference between Pitt and Bmore. Both small, blue collar cities in transition. Except we’re between two major cities so we get influences from those areas. I don’t really know the vibe of a Pitt native. Except for yall weird ass accents. I’ma check it out.

    And cosign on wifing a broad from B’more, which is a negative.

  19. Remixznflow Says:

    # Rey Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    The fuck you get into, MCB? You take all that stress yesterday and try jumping on stage with Nasir?

    ^
    this nigga tried to rush the stage like he was at a Cudi concert…

  20. D. Billz Says:

    007

    And I know I have the NERVE as a B’more native to talk about another city’s accent. LOL

  21. Chris Cash Says:

    I Know Im late as fuck, so I dont know if anyone said this cause its so obvious but Pac and Bigs murders are the BIGGEST momments in hip-hop.

  22. mcb Says:

    Rey Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:45 am
    The fuck you get into, MCB? You take all that stress yesterday and try jumping on stage with Nasir?
    ^^^
    haha nah i was fuckign up.
    Kev was just about back there though, managed to meet Jungle too.
    i tried to help someone wthout a physical ticket, basically got caught, and LUCKILY the guy who took my ticket at the door was right there and knew i was legit etc… manager let me stay but i couldnt leave the floor i was on,
    and the floor i was on was not prime for blazing, still tried to blaze, got caught…

    and thats me snitching on myself over the internet.

  23. GMLLZ Says:

    niggaz sending me louis farrakhan videos like i can really watch this shit at work…..if you’re black, watchin louis farrahkhan videos in the office is NSFW…

  24. London Bloke Says:

    Yo where KzA at?

    I gone from throwing shots at him for Wiz Khalifa to having K&OJ on repeat! Lol

    And I don’t even smoke :S.

    He needs more content, and improve his flow sometimes but he can make reaaly easily listening music

    Related: I gave that Pilot Talk 1 chance and weren’t impressed. Gonna give it another go when I’m bored of TD and K&OJ

    *daps the massive*

  25. Rey Says:

    # Remixznflow Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    # Rey Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    The fuck you get into, MCB? You take all that stress yesterday and try jumping on stage with Nasir?

    ^
    this nigga tried to rush the stage like he was at a Cudi concert…

    ^^^

    Word? Isn’t MCB a white jewish guy or am I way off?

  26. mcb Says:

    emixznflow Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:47 am
    # Rey Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    The fuck you get into, MCB? You take all that stress yesterday and try jumping on stage with Nasir?

    ^
    this nigga tried to rush the stage like he was at a Cudi concert…
    ^^
    hahah
    *dies from sharing liquid cocaine with Cudi*

  27. D. Billz Says:

    London Bloke Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Yo where KzA at?

    I gone from throwing shots at him for Wiz Khalifa to having K&OJ on repeat! Lol

    ^ Welcome to the gang. Taylor Gang.

  28. mcb Says:

    @Rey

    yes I would be considered a SWJ, aka opposite of a good basketball player.

  29. Remixznflow Says:

    Kev was just about back there though, managed to meet Jungle too.

    ^
    word.. cOLD was there too?

  30. D. Billz Says:

    Related: I gave that Pilot Talk 1 chance and weren’t impressed. Gonna give it another go when I’m bored of TD and K&OJ

    ^It’s rare that somebody like BOTH artists’ music (such as myself).

  31. Rey Says:

    @ MCB– LOL.. Ah man, that’s fucked up. At least you got to stay tho’. SWJ? Short White Jew? Nice. *sholom*

  32. Remixznflow Says:

    Word? Isn’t MCB a white jewish guy or am I way off?

    ^
    thats right…

    *edits nigga to “dude”*

  33. Nahkeem Olajuwon Says:

    Does anyone know which records Elzhi actually is on for this new SV record? Those are the only ones I’m tryna listen to.

  34. Rey Says:

    # Remixznflow Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Kev was just about back there though, managed to meet Jungle too.

    ^
    word.. cOLD was there too?

    ^^^

    HIYO!

  35. Chris Cash Says:

    Taylor Gang or have Solar manage your Rap career.

    Too Soon?

  36. Shooter Says:

    Pilot Talk >

    Kush & OJ >

    id give the edge to K&OJ though…

  37. plug Says:

    Soooooooo… I was at the crib chillin wit my girl when my boy calls and says Sierra the pron star was at the bar I frequent. I immediately kiss the misses and tell her Im bout to bend a few corners. I hop in the bat mobile and drive approximately 300 mph’s to the mall/bar. I see my boy at one end of the bar… then I see her sitting at the bar by herself talking to someone across from her. I figured as a heterosexual male, that it would probably more feasible to sit down right next to her instead of sittin next to my patna. I slowly make my way into her conversation and push ole boy out the convo. She tells me how she’s married to a professor and how she loves to travel. She tells me that one of her favorite places to travel was Mexico were the pyramids are. Incidentally, I didn’t really know that there were pyramids in Mexico maid by the Aztec Indians, but that is just an example of her convo and intelligence. She was a very very smart and very well mannered person. As we talk, she begins to buy me drinks… and more drinks… and more drinks……. And more drinks… next thing you know… Im FOCKED UP! She was starting to get buzzed too. I could tell because she began to show me her unmentionables. I realized that cats around the bar were beginning to overflow with hate, so I began to pour it on thick. She begain to sing the song that was playing on the overhead speaker… it was some old white song. She was like “I know you think Im a square because of the music I like”. I was like nah… you lookin at a grimey ninja that pulled up listening to Mozart. I like to listen to Mozart and Beethoven whilst I partake in a nice reasonable portion of “loud”. She was like “I love Mozart! Espesialy the 9th symphony!”. That’s when I realized she was hooked. I tugged on the imaginary fishing pole and reeled her on in… I was like (in my Goldie from the Mack voice) I’ll tell you what, give me your info and I’ll come thru later and we’ll sit back relax and vibe to some Mozart while we light the loud. She was like cool. She gave me a card. Keep in mind, I never let her know I knew who she was… I even was like “whats your name again?” she liked that role playin ish

    … an hour later I call and she gives me the room number and I go thru there. She was at the bar at the hotel, I sit next to her and she continues to buy me drinks. She had a black dress with some lace around the cleveage with the quadruple D’s poking out. The white guy on the other side of her seemed rather upset that he was buying her drinks and I sit down and she bought me drinks. He gave me the evil eye. I returned the evil eye and raised him 3 levels of utter grimey eye contact by visually letting him know it was in his best interest to get up and leave. He had a pair of nuts on him because he stayed and begain to talk about the things he had… you know… a house in florida, a porshe, shyt like that. I told her I didn’t have any of the things he had but some purps. She got up and we went on upstairs

    We go upstairs… and we go into her hotel bathroom to chief because she didn’t wanna have her room funked out from the goods.

    That’s when I begain to roleplay… Im like, “shhhhhh. You know your daddys in the other room, he’ll kick my azz if he knows what we doing in here”. She begins to giggle as the sweets take affect. I pull out the tig ole bitties and begin to motor boat them shyts. she smackin me in the face with them as I rub on the cat. We laughin and havin a good time….

    Next thing you know she like “I wanna be intimate wit you. Lets fock!”

    I purposely didn’t grab any pecker protectors because I imagine she averages 20 johnsons an hour for the past 20 years totaling aproxomately 12 million peckers… and Im low ballin it.

    So Im like yo. I left them. She like OK. And she knew I really didn’t want to. I just wanted to chill and have a good time without being number 12,000,001. so we talked and had a ball until midnight hit when her “clients” begain to call.

    I told her it was nice meeting her. And I was bout to head home to the wife.

    She then made every attempt to kiss me on the mouth. I dodged them shyts like a boxer dodging punches from Mike Tyson. I gave her a big rock hard hug and peaced out. I went home and smashed my girl for the next 6 hours…

    *photos to come*

  38. Shooter Says:

    the whoole city is mine, pretty as dawn…

  39. Big_seth aka Bruce Bamma Says:

    D. Billz Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 11:51 am
    Related: I gave that Pilot Talk 1 chance and weren’t impressed. Gonna give it another go when I’m bored of TD and K&OJ

    ^It’s rare that somebody like BOTH artists’ music (such as myself).
    ^^

    Nah I know a grip of people that Rep that Taylor Gang, JETS life.

    lol.

  40. Hopp Says:

    ” Kush & OJ > ”

    This.

  41. GMLLZ Says:

    plug Says:

    ^

    ill story…i wouldn’ta been mad if you had smashed tho…protection of course…the no kiss was a must as well.

    but you played it cool. I can’t be mad at that.

  42. mcb Says:

    Rey Says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:51 am
    @ MCB– LOL.. Ah man, that’s fucked up. At least you got to stay tho’. SWJ? Short White Jew? Nice. *sholom*

    ^^^
    100% spot on, although 5’10″ aint sooo bad…
    and yeah i eventually had to go, but no cops and not being banned from HOB=worth a couple songs (but just barely)

    if i hadnt already seen him in a small venue, id be ripsht,. life goes on,and for soem reason, i feeel more relaxed today. so im good.

    shit im not even mad at security really, they coulda just serached me and let me stay tho, but as long as SOMEONE smoked that blunt, im happy. if it went to waste, damn.

  43. 007 Says:

    @DBillz

    I kno you ain talkin bout accents….I hate this dam bmore shit
    Shout out Joe88- “Me Touuu” lol.
    But yea Pitt n Bmore are def exactly the same just a bigger population here which brings more crime. But overall Bmore is a cool city

  44. mcb Says:

    DAMNNN PLug, that shit is wild.
    fuck them evils dudes at the bar oh and this line is pretty much how i figure my advantage
    “I told her I didn’t have any of the things he had but some purps. She got up and we went on upstairs”

    that shit speaks volumes.

  45. 7v5a7 Says:

    @ plug – not knocking your decision not to smash since the likes of J.Slayer,W.Pipes,B.Long,etc. have dug a underground railroad down there, but no head play with condom on?

  46. smog Says:

    1st off i saw slum like two weeks ago in chicago and they tore it down and they had illa j with them, it was tight it had me feelin real confident bout the album, i was sorta questionin the “earl flinn” dance but whatever the song is tight, the only thing was t-3 was all pissed cause they went into “faster” and everyone in the crowd was like wtf is this shit and no one clapped or cheared or nothin, cause that shit was wack, but they shut it down with raise it up and illa j did dillas part it was poppin off
    when i got the album the first four songs were tight, i was thinkin how they gonna have phife say one chours and put him on there as a feature, but whatever, the beat for that scheming cut is dope,
    when i got to that faster song i was like these dudes have lost thier mind, and i like colin monroe, but that shit is wack straight up and down. and as i listened to the rest of the album i was like were the fuck is elzhi? were is elzhi on reunion?, were is elzhi on the little brother joint?, where is elzhi on the final song? and were is black milk, t3 how are you not gonna have black on that album? all compliants aside i think it must have been really hard for t3 to but this together and i think he did a pretty good job, and i can understand how things might get a little screwed up after baatin passed after they had already lost dilla and i will be listening to the album for a long time in the future but i was just left with alot of questions

  47. rebel2society Says:

    @ plug

    That story made my day. Hilarious.

  48. Nanyanen Says:

    A track called “reunion” without all the (living) group members = retardation on a fundamental level

    The pathway is clear for Elzhi to drop another classic solo LP with Black Milk and hopefully Jake One.

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