Fresh Coast vet and Northwest repper Illmaculate has been grindin’. Building on the promise of a teenage freestyle prodigy who won ScribbleJam, Spin the Mic, and both Wold Rap Championships, he’s dropped a steady flow of releases, including The Rain Check Mixtape, Police Brutality, The Green Tape, and 2011′s The Skrill Walton EP. Though each release rocks a different concept, guest list, and format (a mixtape, Speakerboxx/Love Below-style double-solo album with Sandpeople member Onlyone, an LP-length flip of Al Green’s Lay It Down album, and an EP), the common factor in each is Illmac’s penchant for beats with a steady, sometimes Dilla-esque/offbeat, knock and the incredibly clean rapping style he’s renowned for inside battle rap circles and out.
Invoking the legacy of legendary Portland Trailblazer Bill Walton as a metaphor for his own high goals for himself as an artist, Illmaculate has re-released the The Skrill Walton EP as a 13-track LP with the option to choose your own price.
Check out the album stream, featuring two bonus cuts with raps from Chase Moore, Bishop Brigante, and The Saurus himself, as well as Illmac’s latest battle under the below.
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