Download | Illus – Family First
As we continue to support and promote Illus and his new project “Family First”, there’s a brand new video which features Apathy for the single “Forever”. Hip-Hop Kings fans will be aware that I fully support both artists, and the collaboration is one of my personal favourites on Family First which was funded by the phenomenon which is Kickstarter. I’ve posted a number of tracks and videos of Illus over the past couple of weeks, and fans still have the opportunity to download Family First from the download link above. In the meantime you can watch Illus ft Apathy – Forever on the youtube player below.
Another official video from Illus to celebrate the release of his album Family First, for the single featuring Blueprint called “Extraordinary”. Illus collaborates lyrically and sonically with some of best emcees and producers in the business. Each emcee featured is also the producer of the track they appear on and this collaborative process is a first for any Hip-Hop project that I’m aware of. Hip-Hop Kings have previously posted the videos for the singles of “The Gift” and “Magical” which feautred J-Live. Support Illus by downloading the Family First album from the link listed above, however you can also watch Illus ft Blueprint – Extraordinary on the youtube player below.
Following the news that Illus is releasing his album “Family First” (download link above), a new video has been released by Illus titled “The Gift”. With guest appearances from the likes of Blueprint and Ill Bill amongst others, Illus describes the importance of family and what really matters in life. Illus uses footage of his new-born son, along with tributes from the aforementioned artists over the DJ Johnny Juice produced track. Hip-Hop Kings recently posted the track “Magical” which features J-Live on the website, however you can watch Illus – The Gift on the youtube player below.
As we prepare for the release of Illus‘ forthcoming album “Family First” on 29th May 2012, we have the new video for the single which features J-Live called “Magical”. In a family-focused and positive message track, Illus is introduced to Hip-Hop Kings as not only a role model, but also a wicked lyricist and full of vivid imagery. Fans can pre-order Illus’ upcoming album “Family First” from the link listed above, and keep checking back for more promotion ahead of the album release. You can watch Illus ft J-Live – Magical on the youtube player below.
1.) “Family First” (Produced by and featuring Ill Bill)
2.) “The Gift” (Featuring Ill Bill, Blueprint & DJ Johnny Juice, Produced by DJ Johnny Juice)
3.) “Magical” (Produced by and featuring J-Live)
4.) “Eyes of a Child”
5.) “Life” (Produced by and featuring Phashara from the Beatmonstas)
6.) “Sacrifice” (Featuring Logic and godAWFUL, produced by godAWFUL)
7.) “All Love” (Produced by and featuring Erin Barra)
8.) “Super Dad” (Produced by and featuring Esoteric)
9.) “Extraordinary” (Produced by and featuring Blueprint)
10.) “Son of a Beat” (Featuring Chuuwee, Produced by ICBM)
11.) “Daddy Duty” (Produced by and featuring Headsnack)
12.) “Forever” (Produced by and featuring Apathy)
The concept of “Better” by Illus, Gift of Gab and Paul Dateh is very interesting. The idea of three MC’s coming together to give their individual encounters of how they’ve turned their lives around for the better has resulted in the below track, the second leak from Illus‘ forthcoming LP “For Adam”. Fans of Illus will be delighted to see the collaborative efforts on “For Adam” which include Homeboy Sandman, Reef the Lost Cauze and Blackalicious amongst others. You can view the official track listing for Illus – For Adam below, and you can also listen to Illus ft Gift of Gab and Paul Dateh – Better on the audio player below.
1. Requiem For Adam featuring scratches by Public Enemy’s DJ Johnny Juice
2. Unstoppable featuring Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles and Paul Dateh with scratches by Public Enemy’s DJ Johnny Juice
3. Red Dawn
4. Born Criminal
5. Brighter Day featuring Craig G, Reef the Lost Cauze and Block McCloud
6. Free featuring Homeboy Sandman and J.J. Brown
7. Better featuring Gift of Gab from Blackalicious and Paul Dateh
8. Sons and Daughters featuring Eternia, Wordsworth from EMC and Erin Barra
9. R.I.F. featuring Paul Dateh
10. Make Some Noize