Posts Tagged ‘The ILLZ’

First off, we just want to apologize for our lack of musical deliveries lately. As school is headed back into session, the boys of the NBS are currently roughing it up in preseason, so bear with us for the next week or so. Now that that’s out of the way, how bout some music? We featured upcomer The Illz back in mid-July with his release of Amnesia, Forget it All as well as his wonderfully calming/chilling video Dreams of Life & Beth. Now The Illz is back with the complete release of his video/mixtape “In Between Video Series.” The music is very smooth, yet thick – filled with passionate tales, which are envisioned by his incredible video releases. With the music and videos morphing together, we get to see The Illz turn hip-hopĀ into a comprehensive medium of artistic expression. Check out the entire mixtape on his Bandcamp page for easy and free download. Down below I’ve included one of my favorite tracks/videos from the compilation, “Ode to New York.”

The ILLZ is authentic. When playing any of his tracks, you can visualize him using his music as a therapeutic method of releasing his thoughts, pains and emotions. Sure, he may not produce the catchy, party songs that we all love… but only the most talented rhymers can make a hip-hop ballad like “Dreams of Life & Beth.” Check out his new video below and really listen to what this man has to say.

Though born in the Dominican Republic, The ILLZ has his roots planted firmly in the New Jersey hip-hop scene. As heard in this new song, The ILLZ writes songs of passion and much of that dramatic material stems from his sufferance of several real world losses, including his father and close friend. A determined artist, The ILLZ only grew more focused upon these significant losses, and has since become a very talented, sought-after rhymer with the sky as his ceiling. Check out his new single “Amnesia, Forget It All” below – an especially powerful track with jazzy vocals backing up his intensive lyricism. For more on The ILLZ, check out his bandcamp page HERE.

The ILLZ – Amnesia, Forget it All