Some songs have themes we have seen many times before in other artists' music
On their self-titled LP, Hip Hop Fusion band iLLPHONICS is bursting on the scene from St. Louis to bring their awesome sound to the masses. Funky, fresh, unique songs are sure to burn up the charts once people start to discover what this talented band has to offer….
“The Pinnacle” ft. Tiffany Elle has a funky intro, with piano, drums, and organ coming together to create an old-school sound. Featured singer Elle adds a jazzy touch to it all– her voice is pleasant and reminiscent of Eryka Badu. This track is a Jazz/Rap fusion that works well, really mellow and puts the listener in a relaxed mood. The organ is the final, unique touch that really sets the song apart from what’s on the radio today. On “Your Body,” the tempo is faster, and the song features great piano. The Gym Class Hero-ish vibe to the song is cool, and the instrumentation and rap skills are tight. The song is catchy, funky, and very radio-friendly… And props to the guitar player for the awesome skills displayed in this song. “If Looks Can Kill” is done in a classic Spanish style of music, with the flamenco-tinged instrumentation. The rhymes are on-point, and the cadence of the rap complements instrumentation quite well. The subject of the song is interesting also– the sexy woman who is trouble but the man just can’t stay away. It’s almost as though the song itself is a seductress, just like the woman the song is about… The sexy, dangerous vibe of the track is thrilling, and keeps your attention from beginning to end.
iLLPHONICS is a great Hip Hop band with good beats, mad talent, and interesting things to say in their music. The songs would work well on the radio, and it’s only a matter of time before they blow up big! For a great musical experience, look no further than the great sounds of iLLPHONICS!