Hip hop artist, producer, and entrepreneur Ill Poetic released a fresh track for his fans last week called “Numb.” It contains a sample from “Infinitum” by Flying Lotus that sets the haunting melodic backdrop to which he rhymes about artistic freedom.
Numb to the world,
Dreams of the new,
New world I chose…
Listen below, and download it HERE.
Currently, Ill Poetic is working on his forthcoming EP “Synethesia: The Yellow Movement.” He received accolades from Geoff Barrow of Portishead in an interview for the Village Voice. Regarding, Ill Poetic’s “Mood Music Third,” Barrow states:
Portishead has been dutifully sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZAand a young Timbaland, not to mention flipped on records by Slick Rick, Three 6 Mafia, and Canibus. But Barrow’s favorite Portishead rework is the Cincinnati DJ Ill Poetic’s mash-up of their music and the vocals from Joe Budden’s mixtape Mood Muzik 3.
Keep up with everything Ill Poetic by visiting his blog, subscribing on Twitter, and/or friending him on Facebook. He knows I’m patiently waiting for him to drop “Bleach” – the only hip hop track to bring me to tears. The lyrics were powerful and his performance was on point when checking him out at A&R Music Bar in Columbus, Ohio earlier this year. I’ve been a fan ever since I became a fan of his music partner in crime Illogic a few years back. If they ever come through your town, you definitely want to go check them out! That’s some real hip hop! 😎