ILL Conscious is a hip-hop artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. 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 quoted as a mix between a later-in-his-career AZ, a Capital Punishment Big Pun, a Lifestylez ov Da Poor & Dangerous Big L with the ‘consciousness’ of Talib Kweli and the passion/word choice of Tupac. ILL Conscious is mainly recognized for holding his own on tracks with the likes of Conway, Skyzoo, King Magnetic, Ras Kass, Afu-Ra, Guilty Simpson, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Craig G, Dirt Platoon and many more. The Baltimore MC has been making an imprint on the underground hip-hop scene. With a rivaling stage presence, ILL Conscious has opened up for Legends such as Rakim, Redman & Method Man, Scarface, Boot Camp Clik, Lord Finesse, Pharoahe Monch, Planet Asia, Masta Ace, Dead Prez and the list continues. Coming off an impressive debut album The Essence, ILL Conscious embodied his predecessors.
“The Prerequisite” LP is ILL’s sophomore project that is now available on all major digital platforms as well as CD. Vinyl will be available. Below you can find visuals for the project’s first two singles. The Narrative feat. Jay Royale & DJ TMB and The Testament feat. DJ Audas. 2018, ILL plans to release projects that will furthermore advance his career and make him a household name in the underground circuit.