Oct 28, 2015

Watch: 38 Special - Illa Ghee (@ILLAGHEE2K); A Niles P. Joint

I’m not sure that anyone has built off of an underground buzz better than Illa Ghee.  He had a slept-on album last year in Social Graffiti and turned heads with his seven guest appearances on friend and colleague Sean Price’s posthumous mixtape Songs in the Key of Price.  Now he’s back with the video for 38 Special.  Illa continues his lyrical assault over a malevolent piano-laced track provided by Beat Butcha.  It’s the embodiment of grimy, which is good news for those of us that prefer hardcore rap.  The video is shot on location in Brooklyn, including scenes in front of the Sean Price mural.  Conjointly, any song that samples dialogue from the flick Paid in Full is good in my book.  This is the first song off of his upcoming mixtape Illa Matic which precedes his next solo LP Suede Cigarettes.  Check out the video after the break and stay tuned to WTM for more Illa Ghee coverage in the future.

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