Tag: ILL

ILL – “The Mist” Video is KILLER!



Goddamn did this video come out crazy.

ILL disappeared for a while, but came back stronger than ever. He looks like he’s ready to tear someone’s throat out the entire video, and really makes a case for being one of the most energetic performers I’ve ever seen. He’s gotten older, but never old, and certainly sharper over time. Full Aim also produced a ridiculous banger here. It’s a hard and heavy beat, but doesn’t come up short in terms of supplying an atmosphere that brings to mind a lot of late 80’s horror film soundtracks.

Of course, we can’t forget that Shane McLellan killed the game with his ability to edit together great footage, and really match the work of any artist he touches. Gotta love the fun cameo by fellow New-Havenite Mister, too.

All-in-all, A+. Good job, fellas.

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Benny Ghost – Dirty Part 2 ft. ILL, James Joyce, 5:am & White Cheddar (official music video)



Its just about that time again….Benny Ghost dropped “Dirty part 2″ ft. ILL, 5:am, White Cheddar, and James Joyce! Directing duties handled by Edwin Escobar. Peep the video below

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Anonymous/Zak G CD Release TONIGHT IN NEW HAVEN



I’m sure a few of you guys have heard of Anonymous…if not, you should. I’ve known this cat since he was 14, and he’s always been pretty good, but when he turned 18, he seriously hit a peak. The kid is dropping his first album tomorrow, courtesy of Madecipha’s Spider Bite Records, just in time for Christmas(looking to stuff stockings, anyone?).

This is a sample of what he can do, and the song is on the mixtape he did prior to this album:

The other cat on this release is Zak G, who also did the artwork for Anonymous’s album:

Anonymous album cover by Zak G

Zak G is a super unorthadox cat, from what I’ve heard so far. I don’t know a lot of his music, but I’ll let you decide how you feel about this one:

The rest of the bill is Madecipha, ILL, Mister, and Jonny Empire. I’ve got an article about Mister coming soon.

The show is at Crunch House in West Haven. It’s $5 entry, all ages, opens at 9 PM, and you can BYOB. A few posts down, I put a video showing how to get there.

Stay tuned! Check it out!

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ILL vs. Ivan Da Great



My first post in a while. I wanted to hype up the battle a little bit for these guys.

June 29th, Addiction Nightclub, iBattle Worldwide…

Ivan Da Great vs. ILL

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Madecipha’s Easter Sunday Slaughter!



This is a regular fixture for New Haven, and never a letdown. Anyone who’s interested should get on this! Righteousness Gone album comes out with it, too, and I’ll have a review for you guys tomorrow PM!

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Highlight: Sick Burn & MOB



That nose joke was a sick burn. Just saying.

Also, iBattle Music Over Battles showcase on Thursday, at Elm Bar in New Haven. 9 PM, don’t be late!

Greedy Grimes
Cityy Towers
Doc Jones
The Coalition
…and more!

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ILL Fires Back At Screem And Iron Solomon!



P.S. That sandwich was delicious.

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A Little Something For Everyone



Two new songs..I was gonna just post the second, but then this happened:

If anyone forgot how dope any of these cats were, this is the time to remember. For real, I’ve heard Madecipha’s new album and it’s off the chain. You guys are gonna hear a lot of great collaborations come out of a lot of great CT artists.

The original point, however, was this:

This dude put together a very seriously soulful joint here, and it really speaks for itself on the rest. He posted the lyrics, which I think is a good move. That’s not to say that I had a problem understanding them, either, but it was nice to follow along and really take in what he was saying. This is a very real, personal story, but, at the same time, I think a lot of people will be able to relate to it.

Check it. Don’t sleep on any of these cats.


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Interview with ILL and The Saurus!!!!!!!



Holy crap! The Takeover was nuts! More related posts soon, but for now, here’s an interview with The Saurus and ILL from after the battles!!!!!!!


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I’m Going To Hell Because Of iBattle



iBattle did something really bad. They put Dia in a 2v2, with Tapedeck as his partner, against White Cheddar and James Joyce.

Logic, man, I’m just saying, this kinda shit should be illegal. I’m not sure Dia’s even won any battles at this point, so you put him against Cheddar and Joyce, WITH TAPEDECK AS HIS PARTNER. I just used caps for emphasis, and then bold on this to emphasize my emphasis! That’s like throwing babies to wolves, son!

Speaking of brutal victories, I’ve got another video for this post. iBattle seems to think that watching MC’s get stomped flat is fun. I happen to agree.

I said it to Brash earlier today, and I’ll say it again. Volunteering to battle Ill is like volunteering to be fucked to death by a gorilla. Brave and stupid. No doubt, Locksley came hard, but you can’t come hard enough to beat Ill. That’s all I have to say about that.

Up next from iBattle:

Holy Crap, More Brutality?


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Infinite X-Posure & iBattle Event!



Go get some fresh gear!


Today: iBattle Worldwide’s event, DOUBLE STANDARD!

iBattle Doulbe Standard

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ILL of FTI Records/PBX talks shit, gets ready for battle.



This is most certainly one of CT’s finest. Confidence is a good thing.
I wanted to post one of his songs from back in the day… I used to have an entire album from this dude but just realized I lost it. Fuck.
Kollision should be expecting an impact.

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