Ill Bill recently released his third studio album, The Grimy Awards, to much fanfare and critical acclaim. With a glut of cotton candy rap afflicting the mainstream, a hardcore masterpiece like The Grimy Awards is a necessary counterbalance. The production credits are lethal: MoSS, Pete Rock, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, Large Professor, DJ Premier, Ayatollah, DJ Muggs and Ill Bill himself are some of the dope dealers supplying instrumental crack. The featured emcees are just as potent: A-Trak, Lil’ Fame, El-P, Cormega, O.C., Shabazz The Disciple, Jedi Mind Tricks and others are sure to bring their sharpest blades. As always, Ill Bill spits well-written bars that are equal parts gangsta and thought-provoking. Bill’s got a lil’ Alex Jones in him when it comes to conspiracy theories.
Two videos from The Grimy Awards, along with a full stream of the album, are posted below. After you give the LP a spin, support high-quality Hip-Hop music and cop The Grimy Awards at iTunes. Also, peep my interview with Ill Bill for a glimpse into what makes him tick.
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