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Photograph by Rudie Diaz (

Ever since I first heard the name The ILLZ I’ve witnessed some serious work put in by this guy and his team. A lot of artists like to say they’re on some kind of “grind”, but The ILLZ has the steady growth to show for it. He stays on the cutting edge in terms of style, production, and delivery and his audience is ballooning as quickly as my respect for him. This one sample’s La Roux‘s “In For The Kill” but keeps things down tempo like the Skream (here) or Major Lazer (here) version.

If you’re not familiar with The ILLZ, you should keep an eye out for him. He’s a Dominican emcee from NJ that’s got that east coast, no-cute-shit kind of flow, but he’s also got the rare ability to spit intelligent and often intense shit. His visuals are just as cinematic as his sound.

After having DJ Semtex debut it on London Radio-waves and DJ Wonder spin it on Angela Yee’s Show on SHADE 45. We present to you The ILLZ’s first Single “Cover Me (I’m Going In)”produced by ILL Tal off the next project Let it Fall: The Pursuit LP 1.5″ coming November 2010.

DOWNLOAD: The ILLZ – Cover Me (I’m Going In)

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