Rapper and filmmaker IllHD has a unique view of the world. Currently based in the cultural hub that is Atlanta, the creative force never genuinely working on new material; “I’m a filmmaker that raps about what I film, even if I’m filming another artist it’s like I am filming the soundtrack to what I see … then I rap about it,” he says.
His latest — Focus — is a three-song shot of dopeness. His bars are super poignant, relevant, and packed with reality. The title track, with its deep undertones, horns and spacey sounds, “Danger” with its Dipset-era-esque sample, and the low-key vibe of “Make It Out,” are great intros to Ill, if it’s your first impression.
Stream it now, via Spotify.