Single You Out: Ill Conscious – Capital Investements (ft. DJ Grazzhoppa)


Here’s a project and artist that needs to be mentioned in the form of Ill Conscious and his lates venture, The Prerequisite.  The flow on this track, Capital Investments, is nothing short of lyrical surgery on the track.  Conscious’ wordplay on this tracks sophisticate with lots of noteworthy lines.  Plus, DJ Grazzhoppa is on the cuts, and when he is involved on a track, you know his touches are going to put it over the top.

This is a standout cut not only from the project, but for the year thus far. Check it out!

“…fascinated with catching these bodies like necrophilia…”


Single You Out: Cayoz  – Valley Of The Kings (ft Ill Conscious, Raf Almighty & Bamboo) (Prod O*Zee)

Cayoz delivers us another heater with an assortment of ill emcees. It’s a unique blending of Baltimore styles with Ill Conscious, Raf Almighty, and Bamboo each spitting some ill sixteens. Its actually these diverse stylings that make this track all the more interesting. We’ll, that and the underutilized OZee’s production.

Single You Out: Jamil Honesty x Cool FD – Salute (ft. Fel Sweetenberg b/w Salute Remix (ft. Fel Sweetenberg x Ill Conscious)

The combo of Jamil Honesty and Cool FD are back at it again with a new single and a remix for that very single. This joint is a a true gem. Cool FD cooks up some production on the original that sounds so effortless. It’s smooth, soulful, and has enough knock to snap that neck back. Honesty and Sweetenberg integrate seamlessly within the rhythm and drop some crisp flows with some sick lyricism. I am particularly impressed with Honesty who sounds right at home with this beat right here.

The only thing different on the remix is the addition of a new sixteen featuring Ill Conscious. And he really does make a nice contribution with his verse.

Be on the lookout for Cool FD and Jamil Honesty’s forthcoming project, The Missing Flag.

Friday Feature: illMEASURED x ill Conscious – The Essence

I was specifically saving this track for this feature.  This was originally released about a month ago as, ill Conscious’ title track from his forthcoming album that goes by the same name.   This is also the perfect illustration for why I am featuring illMEASURED in the first place.  His places samples are in succinct timing for this uptempo banger.  I also really enjoy how the production is very vibrant.  There is something very alive with this track that is certainly accentuated by ill Conscious’  dope flow and lyrical content.  He is a really talented emcee.   Great debut for him as well as being the perfect continuation of our September feature for illMEASURED.  This is indeed the essence of hip hop…