New Orleans, LA native Ill1ne drops his new single "Underdog". At the rate that new artists are popping up all over the world, it is literally impossible to keep up with all of the latest talents. This is something that we, as well as other writers, A&Rs, and even listeners have a tough time keeping up with, but we're lucky enough to pretty much have a nonstop income of exciting up-and-coming talents being sent to us from a variety of sources in the industry.
His newest track "Underdog" is an eye-opener for those who’ve never heard his work, including us. A natural and raw talent, Ill1ne effortlessly delivers drowsy but charismatic bars over a melodic string-emphasized beat that immediately caused us to ‘add to our library.’ The lyricism and timing that Ill1ne delivers with are special and had us nodding our head throughout its entirety.
There is a moment when listening to a new artist that you realize just how impactful they will be and how true their intention is. Simply listening to their music grants you a glimpse into their passion, influences and sheer love of the music they create. This intimate connection we create with artists doesn’t happen often but when it does it is impossible to ignore. This brief preamble brings us to the subject of this post and our most recent discovery, Ill1ne. Although not much is known about the incredibly talented Hip Hop Artist, one thing is certain, Ill1ne is an artist to pay very close attention to and his latest single, "Underdog", is an impressionable example of an artist you are going to want to get familiar with.