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!LLMIND behind the curtain pt 1&2

Super producer !LLMIND has just released an instrumental album on Nature Sounds that not only gives you 21 incredible new tracks but he also goes so far as to give you aspiring beat smiths the audio stems so you can try and duplicate his greatness with his own sounds!! (you cant btw.) And for good measure he throws in the Fortilive gem “Gimme”

!LLMIND is one of the best and hardest working producers I know, just this year he’s released “Live from the tape deck” with SKYZOO, a Fortilive album with his Hawaiian crew called “I vs. Iaaaand the “Outside the lines EP” with far out there band Smokey Robotic! Not to mention the work he’s been putting in on PH‘s MCMI records debut “The revenge of Radames“, the B.L.A.P.S mixtape vol.5 &, producer showcase series and countless other projects!!! Does this man even sleep!??!?!?

Here are the first two “Behind The Curtain” videos where !LLMIND discusses the project after the jump
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“COO COO CRAZY” – I AM MANY

DUB MD PROMOTIONS x CREATIVE JUICES MUSIC PRESENTS…
I AM MANY
I AM MANY

“COO COO CRAZY”
PRODUCED BY IDE // 2ND SINGLE FROM BORN AGAIN SINNER
BORN AGAIN SINNER” MIXTAPE AVAILABLE ONLINE MAY 2ND”

Back with another exclusive from the upcoming mixtape “Born Again Sinner”, from Brooklyn emcee I Am Many (formerly Many Styles), the song is entitled “Coo Coo Crazy” produced by Ide.

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EQ (Equaleyes)- Defined Dreamer

I stumbled on this kid’s music by accident. What struck me were the clean visuals of the video, his comfortable within his own skin humble swag and the clarity of his wordplay. He definitely has flow, as well as a very organized storytelling song structure. I would expect a seasoned MC in his late twenties early thirties to have developed this kind of approach to writing songs, after spending a few years in the “I am the dopest MC, I am better than all of you,” phase. You know, the “I have the most ________________ (money, cars, clothes, guns, drugs, hoes, etc. fill in the blank)” rapper? EQ looks mad young (16? 18? I don’t really know), but he sounds so mature. He either got started real young, or he just skipped that phase.

Anyway, at first glance I almost hated a little, cause he wasn’t what I was used to. The song “Metaphor” leads off with a Mobb Deep quote, but then was not bustin’ any shots at all. What was up with this? Was this “alternative” hip hop? Was he too “clean cut?” It was mad abstract. But the story resonated with me and I could see real talent, so I had to respect it.

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