Atlanta is home to some of the most pivotal artists in the music industry. Last year, the city’s newest artist/producer duo, ILLClinton, added themselves to that list as they submitted themselves into the underground rap game with their 2013 debut release, ILLANTA. A little more than a year later, the second installment has risen.
ILLANTA II is the continuation of a southern renaissance happening in today’s hip hop culture. The unique, yet dynamic creativity that ILLClinton presents with every record is a sound that is comparable to none. Brennan, the promising emcee of The ILL, delivers a plethora of lyrical cadences and an eloquent wordplay to exude a fearless, yet brilliant subject matter. Blake Belair’s production brings a one of a kind style to ILLANTA II, fusing golden aged boombap with contemporary trap drums, along with an ambient trippy-ness that compliments Brennan’s conscious, yet inebriated outlook. Plus the 808s are insane.
ILLClinton – Prophets (Video):
Shot in Brooklyn, NY, ILLClinton chose the location because of its deep hip hop roots and influence on the culture. Being from Atlanta, ILLClinton felt like they were doing something great for their city musically, and The ILL wanted the visual to be equally as cinematic. Enjoy!