Grey Crow, but he also delves into the redemptive power of friendship on “Hey You.” Elsewhere, Eligh collaborates with his frequent musical partner The Grouch (“Focused,” “Pain on the Break”) and Dilated People’s Evidence (“Burn”). “When the fire burns hot inside, this man knows he’s alive,” he muses. “The speaker knows the power of the language.” Often celebrated for his work with The Grouch and as part of the rap supergroup Living Legends, Eligh reveals more of his inner world when he goes solo.
“No pill can give me pleasure like the present,” Eligh declares on “Last House on the Block,” the title track of his latest solo album. “I’m looking out my body like a window sill/It’s like a drill into my temple, just to make a thought to something simple.” The local rapper continues the theme of recovery from drug addiction that he explored on