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
Over the course of the past decade, ILL has been known as one of the most ferocious, and feared, competitors in CT's emcee battle scene. Battle emcees, however, are routinely thought of as solely being able to battle. There's a long list of artists who were never able to translate their skills from quick witted disses, to songwriting. ILL, however, is a battle emcee who's looking to break that mold.
Taking the pure attack mode that has made him such a force in battles, and putting it into song form, ILL is readying the release of his latest full length album, Mental ILLness. The first single off of Mental ILLness is "The Mist," and it features ILL at his impassioned best.
If you like the lyrical equivalent of beastmode, ILL is an emcee you'll love.
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.