Detroit, Michigan emcee Elzhi and band Will Sessions are bringing May’s Elmatic mixtape to retail CD release on July 22. Popular merchant posted the item for pre-order featuring full packaging on the Jae B. Group imprint.

The project, featuring all live instrumentation, was inspired by Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic. Previously, Elzhi has released a debut album in 2008’s The Preface, as well as five full-length efforts with former group, Slum Village.

The release will feature all new cover art. Will Sessions is presently on tour with Funk/guitar icon Dennis Coffey.