9 Songs, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Best known for his work with Mobb Deep and The Alchemist (he appeared on Hell on Earth and 1st Infantry), Brooklyn emcee Illa Ghee has been around for a minute but never really had a breakout hit. On Angeldust & Waffles, he teams with producer Dom Dirtee for a nine-track EP that looks to reintroduce himself into the ever-crowded rap game. Unapologetically hardcore, he's got a rough and grimy style well-served by the dark beats and overall sinister tracks. But he's no slouch with the lyricism, proving himself a talented storyteller with serious vocal dexterity. His strong voice is deep and just a little bit raspy, and comparisons to a young B.I.G. are almost unavoidable. He holds his own on the microphone throughout every joint on here, with no other rappers whatsoever: just Bucktown icon DJ Evil Dee, who provides choice cuts on the rock-flavored "Rap Wizardry." Other standouts include "For U," "Name Another Rapper," "Takin' Over," and "Rep for Me."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Best known for his work with Mobb Deep and The Alchemist (he appeared on Hell on Earth and 1st Infantry), Brooklyn emcee Illa Ghee has been around for a minute but never really had a breakout hit. On Angeldust & Waffles, he teams with producer Dom Dirtee for a nine-track EP that looks to reintroduce himself into the ever-crowded rap game. Unapologetically hardcore, he's got a rough and grimy style well-served by the dark beats and overall sinister tracks. But he's no slouch with the lyricism, proving himself a talented storyteller with serious vocal dexterity. His strong voice is deep and just a little bit raspy, and comparisons to a young B.I.G. are almost unavoidable. He holds his own on the microphone throughout every joint on here, with no other rappers whatsoever: just Bucktown icon DJ Evil Dee, who provides choice cuts on the rock-flavored "Rap Wizardry." Other standouts include "For U," "Name Another Rapper," "Takin' Over," and "Rep for Me."

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