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‘Your love is mmmmm… mmmmmmm…. goooooooodddd…..” – Smokey Robinson.

I consider Elzhi an ’emcee’s favorite emcee’, since I know that if you were to ask anyone (especially these rappers that you consider as fresh) what is their TOP 5, 10, whatever… guaranteed to be on that list will be that Jason Powers-guy. While I patiently wait for his upcoming-and-highly-anticipated release of ELMATIC, I’ll just give you a classic drop of one of my favorite jewels from this guy. Introducing to you…. LOVE IT HERE.

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Much Better Off CLICK PICTURE TO VIEW VIDEO

For this track, Mr. Yancey needed help from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. The track that he used is called Much Better Off (Special Occasion, 1968). The reason why I used the picture above is because in 1964, one of the members of The Miracles (Claudette Robinson) retired from touring with the rest of the group due to several miscarriages. Eight years later during the six-month farewell tour (Smokey Robinson was leaving the group), Claudette rejoined the group for the final show at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington, DC.

Now, going back to the topic at hand.. Love It Here appeared on the Witness My Growth mixtape (2006), which included some of Elzhi’s earliest recorded rhymes from ’97-’04, brought to you by Libido Sounds. But here’s a question I have..

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BONUS: Elzhi – Love It Here [Instrumental] <—- [download]

Where did the first track come from? You can hear the DJ in the background say “the mixtape… is on the way..” I tried for months looking for it. Plus you will notice that the first verse in the first track isnt present in the mixtape version (which is obviously common). But the way the track plays out in the second makes me question how come the two isnt merged together. The track is dope, but it would be more ‘complete’ if the two were one.

Props to J Dilla for making an amazing track!


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