Black Milk & Elzhi x HipHopDX’s Producer’s Corner

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I’m actually pretty pissed that I couldn’t find a picture with Black and Elzhi in it together, but oh well – I guess this Elzhi picture I’ve got above is cool, anyway. The homie Melanie Cornish, my co-writer behind HipHopDX’s Producer’s Corner column, linked up with the pair of Motor City heroes to talk both about their solo work and their work as a team, along with how they’re putting Michigan on the map. And as usual, she brings results. An excerpt:

DX: What do you think is crucial for a cohesive working relationship between a producer and an artist being that you worked closely together on the Preface?
Elzhi:
 Well you know one of the reasons why a lot of the music is done by Black, and not to say that in the future I wouldn’t do an album with just Black’s beats, this time around I was working on a strict time schedule and I only had four, well three and a half weeks to get an album completed. Since Black was right there, I was able to pick from beats that was looked over in the past, a couple of new tracks and that is the reason why you got to hear a lot of Black on this Preface album. I like to do things many ways. I have been doing this for a long time so if I could do a project with just one producer that is cool, but if I could do a project with lots of producers, that’s cool too. It is all about what you are looking for and the kind of sound you are going for. 
Black Milk: Of course there has to be a certain type of chemistry, you know a god vibe and once you establish that and you get in the studio that is when the music comes out well. You get to be creative and you get to be more opinionated. El and I have that and we have been working for so long and outside of the music he is family. But I have that with everyone I work with in the D, you know we all vibe off each other and everyone is cool and we are friends and as long as we have that we are going to continue dropping this great music that we have been putting out these last few years. All we have is us at the end of the day, and we know how the industry works and we have to all work together to have the spotlight put on us.

For the rest of the interview, CLICK HERE.

  • MJC

    Thanks for the love Mr. Ketchums…hope all is well with you 🙂