Elzhi & Khrysis

Speakeasy presents...

Elzhi & Khrysis

Bronze Nazareth, Dumb Luck, DJ Kerosene, Hosted by Fort Knox

Sat · August 11, 2018

9:00 pm

Aisle 5

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Elzhi
Elzhi
Before the world ever heard the name ELZHI, the young artist was sitting in the back of classrooms thinking of rhymes, spitting verses while his friend Fes banged out beats on lunchroom tables, or was battling rival emcees on the blacktop after school. He sharpened every blade in his arsenal, developing his style to measure up against the competition in Maurice Malone’s Hip Hop Shop, the legendary proving ground for Detroit artists that has produced some of the greatest emcees in the world.

ELZHI spent years paying dues, writing songs, entering battles, and recording demos until he finally made his international debut on “Come and Get It,” a standout track from J Dilla’s album, Welcome 2 Detroit. The acclaimed song drew massive attention to the mysterious artist, and made his unfinished EP, Out of Focus, a highly sought after recording.

In 2001, Slum Village asked ELZHI to be a part of the group to elevate their reputation, and allowing him to reach new levels of lyricism. He recorded multiple albums with his former group, sold hundreds of thousands of records, and toured the world performing his hit singles “Tainted (featuring Dwele)” and “Selfish (featuring Kanye West and John Legend)” in cities as distant as Tokyo and Amsterdam.

In 2004, ELZHI released Witness My Growth, a 2-disc mixtape featuring many of his lost or unfinished solo songs, which has come to be considered an underground classic by hip hop fans all over the world. Embarking on his first European solo tour in 2008, ELZHI released Europass as a merch-table exclusive. Upon his return to the United States, he promptly released the The Preface, his solo debut on Fat Beats Records. The album helped to solidify his reputation as one of the most respected and inventive lyricists in the world, earning acclaim from legendary artists and fans alike. In 2009, responding to the demands of his passionate fan base, ELZHI released The Leftovers mixtape, a collection of rare tracks and unreleased exclusives featuring the hit single “Deep.”

In 2010, due to complications with his former label and no longer content with being “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper,” ELZHI signed with Jae Barber and The JAE.B Group, an Artist Relations and Management firm, drafting them to help launch his career to the next level. Moving past the relationship with his former group, ELZHI has reinvented himself as a solo artist and reignited his buzz. This year, he released ELMATIC, an homage to NAS’s classic debut, ILLmatic. A labor of love for ELZHI, the project finds the Detroit emcee creating new songs out of Nas’s original titles while rapping over the Will Sessions Band’s interpretation of the original beats.

After the overwhelming success of ELMATIC, ELZHI released the highly anticipated album "Lead Poison" in 2016. The album was widely accepted and marked the return of the Detroit Emcee. ELZHI recently released his collaboration project with producer KHRYSIS, under the name "Jericho Jackson". The album has seen massive respect all across the board and has received extremely high praise from credible sources, emcees and producers.
Khrysis
Khrysis
Hip Hop producer, member of The Away Team (2) and Justus League, Khrysis is also chief recording engineer for Choopp Shopp studios.
Bronze Nazareth
Bronze Nazareth
According to a quote by Henry Bromel, 'We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package.' This quote is the absolute essence of the music brought forth by Bronze Nazareth. The young RZA protégé possesses a unique ability to combine sweet and bitter sounds that is guaranteed to leave you fixated.' (from allhiphop.com, Damainion Ewell)
Detroit, Michigan to New York City is a 15 hour one-way bus trip. It took Bronze Nazareth four of such round trips on a Greyhound bus from Detroit to New York to finally meet The RZA, the abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan; the man responsible for selling millions of records, selling out arenas, scoring wildly successful movies and, generally, changing the course of popular culture. As Bronze recalls:
'I think I sent an email to Wu Affiliate Cilvaringz, because I was always loved Wu. He started listening to the shit, and he was feeling it. So we started building and eventually I went to New York. We were in D&D studio for a couple of weeks in the summer, doing work on Cilvaringz's album. Rza was scheduled to come to the studio and check on Ringz album, but wasn't able to make it. So I headed back to Michigan. On subsequent trips I was able to use my talent to get inside 36 Chambers. I ended up doing three tracks for one of Rza's groups that was recording. Rza came to 36 that night, and when he walked in I noticed he was nodding his head to the beats. After vibin for awhile in the studio, Rza and crew were about to go to the club, and I was like, 'yo RZA, let me get just five minutes, that's all I need!' He graciously gave me those five minutes. I showed him one song, and it was Wu Elements from then on."
Upon hearing the song 'Blowgun,' The RZA immediately asked Bronze Nazareth to join his production group, The Wu Elements. As The RZA instantly recognized, Bronze churns out searing, painful production that is practically tangible in its emotive weight, while his deep poetic lyrics are designed to put a thinking mind to work. Bronze incorporates the rawness of his beloved old-school soul albums, injecting his beats with painful moans and notes that mesmerize.
Bronze Nazareth was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan where his love for hip hop was fostered by a group of friends wanting to escape their rough existence through the power of music. At sixteen, Bronze formed a group with his high school friends that planted the seeds for his future in music. He and his group 'The South House Click' attempted to work on their music, but lacking resources, never got the chance to record their dreams. While no actual recordings materialized, it was in this inner city home that Bronze's creative spark was cultivated.

Soon after becoming a Wu Element in 2002 and moving to Detroit, two of Bronze's beats were chosen by The RZA for his album “Birth of a Prince”. The album's title track, on which RZA retired the popular Bobby Digital alter ego, was produced by Bronze as was the sonically brilliant 'A Day to God is a Thousand Years'. In the whirlwind years that followed, Bronze's music fueled the sale of tens-of-thousands of units and left its own indelible imprint upon the Wu-Tang legacy. He has since worked with the likes of The Wu Tang Clan, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, Ras Kass, Cannibal Ox, Tragedy Khadafi, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Casual of Heiroglyphics, Roc Marciano, 4th Disciple and Killarmy, Black Market Militia, Gang Starr affiliate Afu-Ra, Prodigal Sunn, Timbo King, DJ Noize, Solomon Childs, Planet Asia, Immortal Technique, Littles, and many more of today's most vibrant and relevant independent acts.
Bronze isn't precious like gold, Bronze is hard. Gold is for the show, Bronze is the foundation. Some folks lament the fact that they never got a break; Bronze Nazareth went and made his break.
Dumb Luck
DJ Kerosene
DJ Kerosene
Hosted by Fort Knox
Hosted by Fort Knox
It is without question when David “Fort Knox” Freeman takes the stage audiences will be captivated. He is a quintessential maven that cannot be denied. This native NY powerhouse leaves crowds wanting more. It is his unadulterated essence of positive energy; a stirring dynamic to his upbeat personality that ignites and enraptures. Currently residing in Atlanta, Fort Knox dons a resume encompassing an array of events hosted for ASCAP, Red Bull, A3C and SXSW as well as numerous concerts. Highly sought-after, he’s worked with 2 Chainz, B.O.B., Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, Raekwon, Ghostface, Mobb Deep and many others. Now a member of The Commission headed by veteran DJ Holiday (Streetz 94.5), Fort Knox is stepping into radio. With a variety of projects forthcoming, he is sure to please and with a career that continues to elevate to staggering heights, he is the entertainer to know.
Venue Information:
Aisle 5
1123 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
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