Illa Ghee might not be quite the household name in your standard rap cyphers, but the street-hardened Brooklyn emcee is indeed considered a veteran.
While most may recognize the name and distinct voice, cadence and flow from The Alchemist’s classic single “Hold You Down” with Nina Sky, Mista Classic Verses made his first real noise with his verse on Mobb Deep’s “Can’t Get Enough of It” off Hell On Earth (credited as General G).
Today, the Brooklynite returns with his new mixtape, Illamatic mixed by P.F. Cuttin with production from Ty Fyfee, Scram Jones, Sickness, Nottz, Statik Selektah, Diallo, DJ Skizz, The Alchemist and guest features from Sean P and Vic Spencer.
Purchase Illamatic for $7 via Ghee’s Bandcamp page.