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ILL-Legitimate – The Album (Album) [Review]

Vancouver, BC – Get ready to give your ears a taste of something legitimately Ill with a crew of 10 witty lyricists called Ill-Legitimate and their latest release The Album. This 10 fella crew is made up of Anonymouz, A.O.K. (Assault of Knowledge), Azrael, Copasetic, DJ Booz, DJ Kilocee, Nicky “The Chopfather” Scarfo, P-Butta, Risskant De Woordvoerder and Sythe.


The album begins the listeners journey by setting a foggy field of violence demanding to  “Never to surrender.” It’s playful and edgy with a tinge of creeping demon-like backbeat. With menacing, haunting electronic rampaging the album is lead forward and leaves a feeling of restless fear. “Finish Em Off” is the highlight of The Album with lyrics like “Snoozed and you lose’d and you got to go/ Murder the messenger/ Our swords forged in lava ” with beats you can only groove to.

“Here To Stay” is a well chosen sampling that lays down the beat but the lyrics laid down in the first verse flow like a frozen river – athough the song manages to pick up in the end airing a strong presence with a sultry trumpet playing the background.

The ending track of The Album begins with the message of the song “How our knowledge has made us cynical/ How cleverness hard and unkind/ We think too much and feel to little/ More then machinery we need humanity.” The album takes you on what feels like a childhood nightmare with fluid lyrics and intricate beats. Check out Ill-Legitimate, these emcee’s spit evil lyrics so tight they’re practically padlocked.

Written by Nicola Storey @shortStorey for HipHopCanada



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Kassandra has her hands in several cookie jars. Born in Ontario but raised on the West coast, she is currently located in the wonderfully diverse East side of Vancouver. With a passion for all things creative KassKills is a hair stylist by day and HipHopCanada's West Coast Regional Editor by night. Music and public relations are her true passions and although she didn't inherit the talent of her musician father she makes her mark on the industry through other avenues. By night you can catch KassKills at almost every Vancity hip-hop show, shaking hands and snapping photos while covering and supporting the local music scene. On top of that she works closely with one of the cities most reputable concert promotors, Timbre Concerts. Kass is a hustler by nature and works hard to play a key role Vancity's hip-hop scene. Over the years she has seen, photographed and interviewed many of hip-hop's top artists such as T.I, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Noreaga, Black Milk, Waka Flocka, Ab-Soul & Dizaster.

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