The S.V. fallout is still a hot topic, and in addition to Barak Records and manager R.J. Rice, eLZHi is now speaking out about T3's betrayal.
Last year, one Detroit, Michigan's most respected Hip Hop acts Slum Village may have made their final album in Villa Manifesto. The group founded by J Dilla (f/k/a Jay Dee), T3 and Baatin, which later included eLZHi and Illa J had seen a number of personnel changes since the late 1990s, resulting in some controversy over the outfit's management and direction. After publicly leaving the group last summer, emcee eLZHi released a song this morning, "Verbal Intercourse, Pt. 2" , which explains his perception of his onetime affiliates and their management.
In the song's verse, he begins looking back to 1999, around his joining of S.V. "I thought it was great to be finally signed / But little did I know I made a huge mistake / I found out the label and the manager was fake / And the person that betrayed me the most was my partner / Though all three would be the reason for my departure," before continuing, "I'ma show 'em / That it was nice to know 'em / Or maybe I should hoe 'em / And throw 'em in a poem."
It is presumed that the "partner" refers to T3, Slum Village's surving member. In 2005, the pair released a self-titled album on Barak Records.
The song will appear on eLZHi's upcoming Elmatic mixtape, which pays tribute to Nas' 1994 debut. In 2008, the emcee released his first studio solo album, The Preface on Fat Beats Records.