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Ill Bill, The Grimy Awards

Label: Fat Beats Records

Feels Like: Downing couple shots of Jameson, bumping 95-BPM Primo beats, and traveling back to Fat Beats Records circa 2006.

With help from some veterans known to give post-millennial boom-bap aficionado wet dreams, Ill Bill treats himself with a set of gritty accolades. There’s nothing extensively progressive about the project, but the job is well done, and the music’s closely suited. Names like Pete Rock, Large Professor, Psycho Les, and DJ Premier are eventful titles that can never do any wrong, and Bill fills the backdrop with adverse topics. Personal tribulations (“Canarsie High”), reflection of his legacy (“When I Die”), and good-old, kill ’em all manifesto (“Severed Heads of State) are classic Uncle Howie at its finest. Not much has shifted for the Brooklynite, musically. He’s just aging with deeper thoughts.

  • RECK

    Brotha Lynch Hung is a str8 LEGEND. Maaibalector is a great album. Much respect to XXL for recognizing.

  • sting-a-veli

    you looking for them tight rhymes in the night time grrrr…..

  • Scope Boy JQ

    Yo, yall need to wake up to what’s going down with the Queen. She’s exterminating the black race, getting us to kill ourselves Rwanda style. This is the REAL illuminati shit that most people afraid to talk about. People afraid of drones and shit that just the START.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardonefasto Ricardo Bernardo

    Thumbs up for the west coast legend brotha Lynch!!!