And it’s out! ILLmAsTAH cHiEF (real names Nneji Tochukwu) releases his much anticipated project, ‘the Black Tape EP’. An Original Jos Boy (OJB) who hails from Enugu in the eastern part of Nigeria, he considers himself to be a high school dropout but with a B.Sc (Psychology). He’s currently participating in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Bauchi State, Nigeria.
As an Emcee, iLLy is known for reality checks on the mic, addressing social and political issues with complex rhyming schemes. He’s also known to spit lyrics that are above average.
Before now, iLL demonstrated his affection for the game with a recent track “I Love Hiphop” produced by the notable producer E. Smitty in Atlanta, USA; he’s back again with ‘the Black Tape’. On this one, he teams up with ‘Black Assassin’ (never mind the name), a Sokoto-based producer. The pro-black tape carries a message that aims to encourage and strengthen the bonds of solidarity among people of black descent. ‘In an era where racism and prejudice is no longer wrapped up in a facade and covered in a lie, there’s need for an open conversation’, he says.
On the project, iLLy uses witty lyricism to talk about ethnic and religious squabbles as well as the unpleasant consequences of unwholesome activities among youths in black neighborhoods. In ‘Black Pearl’, he uses poetic words to adulate black women and appeals for men to treat them with respect.
Bottom line, this outstanding MC urges blacks to put aside their differences and work together. His LP ‘Caught in the Trap’ is due for release in the due time. Feel obliged to download the tape and vibe to this masterpiece.