"To hold the mic I'm throbbin' mechanical movement understandable smooth s*@# that murderers move with...It's mine, it's mine, whose world is this."

Apparently it's Detroit rapper Elzhi's world. He talks about the remake he did of 'Elmatic' and why he wanted to put it out, he says in an interview with SOHH "The main reason why I decided to put together this project is because there's been people online that's known about the elmatic for three years. Honestly, if it wasn't for them, after all these years and them still asking for the elmatic, I don't know if I would have really put it out there like that. That's one reason I'm putting it out there for free, for everybody that's been waiting on it. The second big reason is because it's a tribute. It's a tribute to one of the illest albums, in my opinion, that's ever touched hip-hop. It's my love letter to 'Illmatic' and it's me just showing love and showing the youth that may not have heard of 'Illmatic' to go out and check it out."

On whether or not Nas was cool with it El said "Nas is definitely aware of it. Large Professor, I'm hearing, was trying to reach out to me. We finally got a connection and we're about to sit down and kick it. He heard about it and he's feeling it. You know what I'm saying? So that's a blessing right there. Me and Pete Rock go way back, so you know, just to get those stamps of approval from those people, that's just a blessing right there."

Elzhi is hoping to promote the album on tour with Will Sessions, who produced the entire album. The album features 10 tracks all inspired by songs from 'Illmatic' and features Royce Da 5'9" and Pete Rock.

Will 'Elmatic' be as good an album as 'Illmatic?'

Source: sohh.com