I’m a big proponent of giving props where it’s due. And I gotta give props to young up and coming rapper iLL WiLL. I’ve checked out a number of his freestyle videos on YouTube and his style is definitely a great alternative to a lot of what’s out there. As you watch his videos you witness the hunger of this star in the making; the gruffness of his voice, the tenacity in his movements, and the spark in his eye. At just 16 years old his concepts and lyrical content are mature far beyond his age. He’s not a block hugger (which he clearly states on his #RoadToCali freestyle), but he hustles his music as if he were pitching mounds of snow to fiends. His insightful lyrics separate him from his peers; he rhymes about achieving his goals and furthering his education, topics that may not be popular, but are crucial and necessary. There’s still some refinement needed (delivery, breath control, timing), but there’s plenty of time for this kid to develop and reach his full potential. iLL WiLL is a seriously dope newcomer who definitely gets the #certifiedamped co-sign.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.