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IllBliss Collides With Phyno, Yemi Alade, Niniola & Johnny Drille On “Illy Chapo X”

Veteran Nigerian rapper IllBliss has a very enviable work ethic. The quality of his discography isn’t one many of his colleagues can boast of. Yet, he’s working even harder than ever. Last year, he blessed his fans with two solid releases; “IllyZilla” his joint tape with seasoned hip-hop producer Teckzilla and “Illosophy”, a seven-track EP that gave us a peek into the mind of Oga Boss, the revered wordsmith. But Illy isn’t stopping there. Just this morning, he opened the doors to his long-teased sixth studio album “Illy Chapo X”, and there are also rumours of a joint EP with Bigfoot in the works. With this LP, his 10th body of work, Illbliss is easing into his elder statesman role, and  solidifying his legacy as one of the best to ever do it in these parts,

This album contains 17 tracks, with a total run time of 54 minutes. It also guests some of Nigeria’s finest acts, Phyno, Yemi Alade, Niniola, Johnny Drille and the YBNL general, Olamide.

For the production of this monumental album, he works with a long list of producers including Toye Aru, Kezyklef, Legendurybeatz, Majorbangz, YoungD, Bigfoot, Benjamz, Kwenubeats, Johnny Drille and Shay-who.

Listen to the album above.

Listen To IllBliss’ New “Illosophy” EP

Veteran Nigerian rapper and one of the most prolific, IllBliss, has released yet another project titled “Illosophy.” This comes just a few months after his joint “Illy-Zilla” project with respected hip-hop producer, TeckZilla.

This new EP is seven tracks long and features appearances from Uzezi, and the late B-Elect, IllBliss’ longtime friend and former crew member, to whom the project is dedicated. In fact, the second track on the EP, ‘Ruler’ #2‘ is a tribute to the late rapper and media personality.

Production-wise, the project is handled by some of the best hands in hip-hop, as Oga Boss recruits the expertise of Major Bangs, XYZ, TeckZilla and Black Intelligence on this project.

Tracklist for "The Illosophy

Tracklist for “The Illosophy” (Twitter/@illBlissGoretti)

In its own way, the “Illosophy” EP serves as a prelude to IllBliss’s long-awaited sixth studio album, “Illy Chapo,” which is set for release next month. In an interview with Pulse NG, IllBliss also revealed that he has another joint EP coming out this year, and this time it’s with the multi-talented producer, Bigfoot. Their joint ‘Nkali‘ is presumably the lead single off this coming project.

Nigerian Hip-hop Veteran B-Elect Is Dead

Nigerian hip-hop veteran and a member of the long-defunct hip-hop group, Da Thoroughbreds, B-Elect died yesterday, June 8, at the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.

He is best known for works with Da Thoroughbreds, an award-winning hip-hop group with other members like Elajoe, Obiwon, Chief Rocka, MGB and Elajoe. He also released his solo debut “Hard Listeners” in 2013, and followed up three years after with “Gospel Truf.”

He has ever since served as an elder statesman and a big brother to many rising hip-hop acts. He also made several significant contributions to the struggling genre in Nigeria as a curator as well as an OAP of the Nairap radio show.

Many have taken to their social media pages to express their shock and sadness at the news of the passing of this much-beloved personality. Others have shared some of their unforgettable memories and encounter with the rapper.

Rest In Peace B-Elect.

Illbliss Is Raw & Relentless On New Joint ‘Nkali’ With Bigfootinyourface

Illbliss is showing no signs of slowing down. The hip-hop veteran released a critically acclaimed EP titled “Illyzilla” earlier this year, a joint project he released with prolific hip-hop producer, Teckzilla. And now, he is teaming up with Bigfootinyourface who has also had a very busy year to release a new record titled ‘Nkali‘. It would be remembered that this is Illbliss’s second record that is actually titled ‘Nkali‘ as the opening track off his 2016 “Illygaty:7057” album, featuring the living legend, DJ Jimmy Jatt also has the same title.

This new record is the first single of the coming joint EP by Illbliss and Bigfootinyourface which is expected to be released soon.

Nkali‘ which directly translates to ‘superiority’ finds Illy in boss-mode again as he flexes lyrically switching flows between English and Igbo, his native tongue. He brags about his artistic and general successes showing why he is a respected OG in the game who still has it very much in him over the dazzling Bigfoot production with scintillating riffs from the Oja flute.

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