Tim Westwood might be the only person on the planet with any remaining reverence for the term “Throwback Thursday.” And today, like any fourth day of the week that inspires him to liberate a sliver of vintage heat from the archive, we are grateful for his continued observation.
The British DJ has unveiled a previously unreleased appearance from the second Slum Village line-up (circa 2002,) sans the late J Dilla, but with perhaps the group’s sharpest pen regardless of era, Elzhi. For seven minutes and change, the Detroit dynamo torches an array of gritty productions, including Clipse‘s “Grinding” and N.O.R.E.‘s “Nothin,” both helmed by The Neptunes and border on iconic status. All while, Baatin (RIP) and T3 chime in with some playful adlibs.
These days Elzhi is off doing his own, while T3 holds down the SV fort with Dilla disciple, Young RJ. But it’s a good time recount when all were one and one was for all. Hear Elzhi gas a freestyle live and direct on Tim Westwood’s radio show below and hold tight for his next drop from the vaults.
Voodoo & Old Donuts.