Legal name: Jason Powers
Jason Powers better known as Elzhi is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is a former member of Slum Village and now records as a solo artist. On May 10, 2011, Elzhi released Elmatic as a tribute to Nas’s classic debut Illmatic, produced by Will Sessions. In his youth, he made numerous visits to the Hip-Hop shop in Detroit, taking advantage of open-mic nights hosted by fellow Detroit rapper Proof. These sessions gave him the opportunity to be surrounded by Detroit's most talented MCs, such as Obie Trice, Magestik Legend, Finale, Invincible, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Royce da 59, One Be Lo, J Dilla, Baatin, D12, and Eminem.