Elzhi Releases A Verse That Wins Like G Money On The Court (Audio)
On top of dropping a celebrated joint album with Khrysis last year under the group name Jericho Jackson, Elzhi also spent a lot of 2018 keeping MCs on their toes with vicious guest verses. He more than delivered on Masta Ace & Marco Polo’s A Breukelen Story, Conway The Machine’s Everybody Is F.O.O.D., and Westside Gunn’s Supreme Blientele, to name a few. Both Ace’s joint and Gunn’s LP were named to Ambrosia For Heads‘ Top 15 Albums Of ’18.
Well, it looks like he plans to do even more in 2019. A month ago we heard him flame Boston producer B Leafs’ “Reaganomics” cut that also featured Ras Kass, Large Professor, and M-Dot. His 16 was an anchor in the exciting and recent collaboration.
Now comes another new song where El’ does damage, RJ Payne’s “G Money On The Court.” The Detroit, Michigan born and bred MC spazzes out, “Michigan / Swisher in my hands / Rolling strands / Grands in my pockets / Most think I cook rocks with the pots and pans / Contraband / While I keep the piece like a Kandish man / Nah, all I really did was shoot for where the rockets land / Little me from the D off 12th Street / Make the females skeet / In hotel suites / On Chanel sheets / She chose me, check ya woman / You can jock who’s #1, but history taught you never to cross the second comin’.” It can be hard to follow that.
However, if RJ Payne is known for anything, it’s bars. The lyricist who named himself “The Ghost Of Big L” used to go by Reign Man and has had several label situations, for better and worse. But since then, the D.I.T.C. affiliate changed to his given name, he has become a regular on the “Rhyme Or Die Cypher” on Shade 45 with DJ Kay Slay, and also received valuable co-signs from Lord Jamar, Black Thought, and Pete Rock.
While the title “G Money On The Court” seems like it must allude to Conway’s “G Money On The Roof,” RJ has a whole project named after elements of New Jack City, #IfCocaineCouldTalk4. Some other dope titles include “Nino Brown Theory,” “Keisha’s Gun,” and “C.M.B.” The Nino Brown collage album cover is also worth checking out.
#BonusBeat: RJ Payne & O.C.’s “Appleton & Peretti” video: