Props to Primetyme again for the find.
The ILLZ is a Dominican artist from Jersey who recently released a mixtape, The Pursuit, presented by 2Dopeboyz and DJ Booth. After releasing The Pursuit in 2009, critical acclaim followed. With dope beats and even doper rhymes, The ILLZ brings back lyricism and soul to hip-hop. Below is one track off of The Pursuit, and one track off of a DJ Quiz mixtape, Quiz Knows a Mixtape.
“Hip-Hop artist The ILLZ delivers 11 solid tracks, all with their own unique, emotional journeys. Fans will recognize internet sensations â€œHeaven (Higher)â€ and â€œMelfiâ€, as well as â€œPrelude to the Sicknessâ€ featured on DJBooth.netâ€™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, â€œLet it Fallâ€ and the gritty, Hip-Hop underground track â€œDark Side of the Moonâ€. Fans and skeptics alike will see a wide range of emotion, depth of character, and full spectrum of what Hip-Hop music can be.”
The ILLZ goes over a Passion Pit sample, Swimming in the Flood, with Come IN:
ILLZ track from DJ Quiz’s mixtape. Song is called Energy in Motion:
DOWNLOAD: The ILLZ – The Pursuit LP