The ILLZ – ILLZSENTIAL (Mixtape)

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

I’m not exactly up to date in my viewing of all the latest ILLZ video clips, but this compilation of essential ILLZ songs and verses should catch me up.

Jersey up-and-comer The ILLZ has hooked up with DJBooth.net to present ILLZSENTIAL, a street album covering the highlights of his musical career to date.

Released to commemorate the two-year anniversary of his debut project, This is…(The W.C.A. Session EP), the project features 15 previously-released records from the freestyle series alumnus, as well as five bonus remixes. Included are previously-featured cuts “To Know Your Place in the Universe,” “Cover Me (I’m Going In),” “Amnesia, Forget It All” and “Dark Side of the Room.”

ILLZ flies solo throughout ILLZSENTIAL, flowing over the boardwork of Coldcut & DJ Krush, ILL Tal, Rekevin, Eliot Lipp and many more.

Hit the jump for the track list and download link via DJ Booth.

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Video: Generation Next Presents The Kid Daytona

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

‘Generation Next Presents’, is an 8 part webisode series featuring live performance and interview footage captured at the launch of ‘Generation Next’, the premier music showcase for buzz worthy emerging artists from across the nation.

Episode 2 features footage of Bronx lyricist The Kid Daytona, shot entirely on location in Brooklyn, New York at the launch of ‘Generation Next’ which was hosted by Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and also featured performances by TiRon, Skyzoo, The ILLZ, Game Rebellion, Ca$he, J. Ferb, Invincible w/ Waajeed, Sugar Junkie and DJ Quiz.

Shot & Directed by Kristopher Rey-Talley for Kibber Films/Jackpot In The West. Produced by Mic Sean for Soul Rebel NYC.

Spotted at TSS. After the jump, check out Episode 1 with The ILLZ.

Previously: The Kid Daytona – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

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The ILLZ – Cover Me (I’m Going In)

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Samples La Roux’s very popular “In For The Kill.” Off the next project Let it Fall: The Pursuit LP 1.5, coming in November 2010.

The ILLZ – Cover Me (I’m Going In) (prod. ILL Tal)

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Previously: The ILLZ – In Between Video Series (Mixtape)

The ILLZ – In Between Video Series (Mixtape)

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Rapper The ILLZ has been making all the buzz lately, between this project that’s being curated by the good folks over at OnSMASH, 2dopeboyz and YouHeardThatNew, to headlining the “Generation Next” showcase (hosted by Peter Rosenberg) in NY last month.

The best way to describe the In Between Video Series is that it’s a mixtape, but for music video, and that it’s been getting a great response since its launch. The ILLZ, along with some help from Kristopher Rey-Talley and HotMop Films, has released a total of 7 videos in 4 weeks, but no mp3s yet. Find the audio below and tomorrow they will be releasing a downloadable video package.

Track list, download link and some of the videos are after the jump.

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Video: Off The Wall Sessions w/ The ILLZ

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The ILLZ stars in episode 13 of HomebaseNYC’s Off The Wall sessions.

Previously: The ILLZ – The Pursuit LP

The ILLZ – The Pursuit LP

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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Presented by DJBooth.net and the 2dopeboyz.

After months of recording, the highly anticipated The Pursuit LP is finally dropping tomorrow. Hip-Hop artist The ILLZ delivers 11 solid tracks, all with their own unique, emotional journeys. Fans will recognize internet sensations “Heaven (Higher)” and “Melfi”, as well as “Prelude to the Sickness” featured on DJBooth.net’s freestyle series. In true ILLZ fashion, the album is a mix of eclectic, alternative/rock-tinged beats with a few surprises thrown into the mix, such as the New York club-scene flavored, “Let it Fall” and the gritty, Hip-Hop underground track “Dark Side of the Moon”. Fans and skeptics alike will see a wide range of emotion, depth of character, and full spectrum of what Hip-Hop music can be.

Hit the jump for the track list and download link:

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Video: Donny Goines, Beyond Belief, ESSO & The ILLZ – BK Cypher (DJBooth Freestyle)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Four of New York’s up and comers spit for DJBooth.net.

After the jump, check out the HD Redux of J The S (who was in the building but didn’t partake in the above freestyle session) and B.o.B’s video for “Another Round”, which happens to feature a cameo from Mr. Goines and Emilio Rojas.

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