Last week I got a package in the mail from Audible Treats. The envelope contained some promo material from the Oakland trio iLL-Literacy. I was instantly intrigued with the artwork (shown above) so I decided to give them a chance. Glad I did… this stuff is pretty sweet. Here is the first part of three “chapters” from their new album iB4the1 (I Before The 1). Confused? Yea… read the quote below.
iLL-Literacy will be releasing iB4the1 in three chapters. The first, Chapter 1 (iB4the1.1), is available today. Because iLL-Literacy believes that traditional means of marketing and distribution have become obsolete, they are releasing all three chapters for free on their website (www.ill-literacy.com). In an effort to further obliterate the mold, iLL-Lit has partnered with street fashion legend C+ Jewelry to create USBiLL (pronounced “Us Be iLL”), a line of custom limited edition flash drives. A convenient and reusable alternative to CDs, USBiLL will be the primary physical form of the complete iB4the1 trilogy of releases.
If you want to check their music before you download, you can stream a couple songs below. If you like what you here, hit the jump for the EP.
The HereNow f. Passion
01 Hi How R U
02 Gentleman’s Kool-Aid
03 The HereNow f. Passion
04 Finding Emo
05 Circus Nights
DOWNLOAD: iLL-Literacy – iB4the1.1 EP