ILL Conscious is a hip-hop artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. Lyrically, he embodies social and political commentary while also delivering a nostalgic street conscious element. With a fresh innovative approach, ILL’s style is still pleasantly reminiscent of the authentic 90’s hip-hop era. Since 2007, ILL has been performing along the east coast, mid-west and has sparred in several battle competitions with other emcees. He has been featured on numerous rap blogs and has been called a mix between a later-in-his-career AZ, a Capital Punishment Big Pun, with the ‘consciousness’ of Talib Kweli and the passion/word choice of Tupac. The promising emcee has worked with credible up and coming producers such as Nascent, QB, Cold Legistics, Mizfitz Soundz as well as international producers, M.W.P. from Denmark, Loop Holes from Norway, DJ Daredevil from the UK and a host of others. With many moves in the making, he has made a vital impact in 2015 with the debut of his first solo project, “The Essence”. Since the release, ILL has done collaborations with notable emcees such as Skyzoo, Guilty Simpson, Reks, Smoovth, Hus Kingpin, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Craig G, Senica Da Misfit, Dirt Platoon and more.