Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
Illus makes what I like to call grown up hip-hop for grown up listeners. No holds barred in his honesty on the mic, Illus is open about his feelings on the world today, and such normally taboo topics in hip-hop as love, family, and being a husband and father.
Off of his 2010 album Feel Good Music, which was produced entirely by J.J. Brown, “Ready” is a classic Illus song that's a call to action that inspires. Seriously, you can’t listen to this song and not want to go out and change the world. It’s pretty amazing. The video combines Illus’ loves of hip-hop and comic books with some gorgeous visuals to go with the positive lyrics. Check it out, and get ready for the first videos off of his Family First album, which should be coming soon.
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B-Listers are a select group of artists that were featured in my Artist Of The Week series that ran every Monday from April of '06 to April of '11. All of these artists have two things in common; extreme talent, and a flight path far too under the radar for my liking. They took on the title of B-Listers as they embraced being featured by me, Adam B. Check out the AOTW Archives for all the interviews.