When you think of classic hip-hop cities Tacoma, Washington usually doesn’t come to mind but ILLFIGHTYOU is repping Tacoma well these days with a timeless sound. ILLFIGHTYOU consists of producer-turned-rapper Khris P Kream (mostly handling the production side of things) and rappers Ugly Frank (who’s viciously swagged verses you might remember from “Casino Royale” on Khris P Kream’s YES mixtape) and EvergreenOne. For the trio’s debut track “92″ Khris P puts down a beat that sounds like some classic West Coast gangsta rap meets Khris P’s Neptunes influenced style and both EvergreenOne and Ugly Frank lay down verses that serve as great introductions to their clever styles and laid back flows. Unfortunately Khris P’s previous work (as awesome as it has been) has not gotten nearly as much attention as it deserves so lets hope people will start to take notice of ILLFIGHTYOU.
Khris P KReam has already earned himself praise as a producer, specifically for being one of the biggest talents working in the resurgence of trap that is coming out right now. His newest mixtape, YES, has Khris stepping out from solely the role of producer as he takes to the mic to deliver some quality verses. Khris’ rapping isn’t tailor made to blow your mind or make you change your perception on rap but it does the job flowing with the beats and sets a unique vibe for the album. There aren’t many rappers pulling off making good music quite like Khris with his style tied closely to the same southern rap vibe that produced some of my least favorite rappers (I have to admit such jams like ‘Throw Some D’s’ have grown on me since middle school though… the beat is pretty sick). For the best dirty southern rap mixtape this year check out YES.