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iLL Legit

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
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"The Gent$ - High Profile"

Back together after a brief hiatus, Chicago-based trio The Gent$ (Pugs Atomz, iLL Legit and Wes Restless) have linked up with online tastemakers DJBooth.net to release their sophomore street album, High Profile.

This 12-song collection is filled with sophisticated tales of success, women and the nightlife. Featured on the project are DJBooth-premiered, reader-approved leaks “Awards Tour,” “Ice Cream” and “Snake Skin Tie.”

In addition to production by group member Wes Restless, High Profile includes beats by Vanysh, Simple X, Anton Genius and more. The Windy City’s own Awdazcate makes the sole guest appearance. - DJ Booth


"I&A (iLL Legit x DJ Alo) – Everyday"

iLL Legit and DJ Alo team up to bring you that good old fashioned boom bap on their collaborative effort, Everyday.

iLL Legit (The Gent$) and Dj Alo (Garden Music) have consolidated forces to form I & A, their latest project paying homage to classic hip hop and bringing it back to the forefront. They began recording in late 2009 and worked unceasingly until they completed “Everyday”, their 14-track Hip Hop dissertation, a lesson for the masses. With their skills sharpened and the blueprint laid, I & A devised a project to enlighten their beloved culture that has been deprived of quality and consumed by facades. - Fake Shore Drive


"Chicago MC iLL Legit Remixes Loyal Divide’s “Vision Vision”"

Dark psych-synth outfit Loyal Divide ‘s creepily unsettling digital single “Vision Vision” has received an additional verse recently, courtesy of a new remix by Chicago MC Ill Legit. The hip hop-enhanced track, (the original of which is no stranger to the remix treatment), is posted at iLL Legit’s SoundCloud page. - Chicago Verse United


"iLL Legit, Isis Rose & Goonie J 'Eternal Sunshine' Leads New Video Update"

This weeks video review starts with a new Chicago collab that gets some good visual treatment from Chicago director Jacob Cuevas in "Eternal Sunshine" by Ill Legit, Isis Rose, & Goonie J. The song's concept of trying to woo the ladies is brought to life with many situations and scenarios where the emcees use their slick words to try and earn that "Eternal Sunshine". Definitely a well-produced video that has its moments, especially in Ill Legit's first verse that is a must-hear. Maybe you'll also be inspired to rap to the next lady you're interested in? - Chicago Now


Discography

-"Just Love Me" single- Ill Legit & Wes Restless (2010)

-"I've Been Smokin'" single- Ill Legit & Wes Restless (2010)

-"Too Familiar" single- Ill Legit ft. Wes Restless (2010)

- "Eternal Sunshine" single- Ill Legit ft. Goonie J & Isis Rose (2010)

- Ill Legit and Wes Restless "The Ill and The Restless (2010)

- The Life & Rhymes of Ill Legit Vol. 1-20 (2010)

- I&A "Everyday" Garden Music (2010)

- The Gent$ "High Profile" (2010)

- Pugs Atomz Presents: The Gent$ (2008)

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In an age of Hip Hop where early principles of the culture seem to slip away in exchange for mass appeal, Ill Legit sticks to the script, delivers unmistakable flows and prefers quality over quantity; his extensive work manages to provide an overabundance of both. With a sound that is distinctly fresh, progressive yet vintage, Illy has a remarkable ability to lyrically "ride" diversified rhythms with ease. Illy is more than a breath of fresh air; instead, he’s a breath of life into a culture that many say has passed away. One of the most relatable personas on hip-hop's agenda, Ill Legit is slated to make an impact off his unparalleled beats and passionate lyrics. He is identified by his ultra-live performances and unique state-of-the-art sophisticated taste.

An experienced musician ranging from bass and acoustic to percussion, Ill Legit has been writing music since 1996. Originating from a predominantly rock background, as far as his instrumental composing was concerned, Illy's Hip Hop lyricism and production essentially began in 2002 upon his arrival in Chicago. While producing, Illy also attended Columbia College and earned a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in the AEMM program, with a focus in music business management in 2006. Since then, Ill Legit has performed along side artists such as Lupe Fiasco,The Roots, Redman & Method Man, Sadat X and the legendary Buddy Guy.