Line-up /Ill bill with Sabac Red & DJ Eclipse, Briggs and more
For Immediate Release: Ill Bill with Dj Eclipse and Sabac Red - First ever Australian tour
Mistrust Music presents three of Hip Hop’s most respected players: Ill Bill, Dj Eclipse and Sabac Red, together on stage on tour in Australia for the first time ever.
Defining Ill Bill, a rapper from Brooklyn's Glenwood Projects, is next to impossible. Ill Bill cut his musical teeth on early collaborations playing bass with Necro and cofounding the death metal band Injustice. Now a heavyweight on the hip-hop scene, Ill Bill is also the producer, founder and CEO of the thriving label Uncle Howie Records. As founding member of the now defunct seminal rap group Non Phixion crew, he issued 2002's acclaimed LP The Future is Now and confirmed his master craftsman status.
As a solo artist, his live shows are notorious for their honest and tight delivery, revealing his complex nature and twisted psyche. His first album What's Wrong With Bill? (2004) and critically acclaimed mix tape series Ill Bill is the Future (2006), Black Metal (2007) and Street Villians (2003) with Necro, are heralded as classics of the genre. Ill Bill remains a fascinating figure who is able to translate his own inner turmoil into wildly aggressive, visceral music. A voice of dissent with no gender, racial or cultural boundaries restricting him, Ill Bill is pissed off about the world around him and isn't afraid to say so.
While Non Phixion is now in the past, renowned indie Hip Hop tastemaker Eclipse and Ill Bill operate Uncle Howie Records. In addition, Eclipse manages the newer collective La Coka Nostra, which consists of Ill Bill, Everlast, Danny Boy, DJ Lethal and Slaine.
With the flow, chaotic lyrical skills and original rhymes to back it up, Ill Bill will be aptly joined on stage by fellow Non Phixion rep DJ Eclipse as well as political MC from New York Sabac Red. This tour is set to shake crowds up and down, demanding the respect rightly owed to three masters of the Hip Hop trade.
Praise for The Hour of Reprisal
‘’The former Non Phixion standout and current La Coka Nostra riot-starter has surgically crafted THE very album the hip-hop world has been missing and craving for far too long.’’ – Hip Hop Galaxy
‘’The Hour of Reprisal is one of the most entertaining and engaging underground releases of the year.’’ – Ugo Entertainment