Meet Asad iLL, a young emcee from the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles who’s making his DopeHouse debut with his We Are Not the Same EP.
From homelessness to chance meetings with Dizzy Wright in Las Vegas, the Cali rapper has been steadily working on his craft. And with this EP, he’s ready to take the next step.
Armed with the same talents as his older brother Osbe Chill (who needs to release more music himself), Asad tackles Strange Figures’ production with an honest look at the landscape surrounding him. Dropping gems across six tracks with help from Sahtyre, Richard Wright, Waju, Burnin’ Giraph, Tru, and Pistol McFly, We Are Not the Same—and a recent “Boblo Boat” freestyle—can be heard below.