This cat I’d heard name dropped on a couple occasions, either in conversation or surfing online, but I’d never checked him out in-depth previous to today (props to S. of Foundation on the video link).
Illecism, a Raleigh (NC) born emcee, currently residing in Sacramento on the West Coast, has some serious skills on the freestyle tip, and has a pretty nice swagger to his delivery as well. It brings me back to cats like Casual, Aceyalone, and Gift of Gab – however with a bit of the South East style in the mix.
This is proof to me that there’s still young cats out there who believe and understand the “art” in emceeing, as opposed to just the business and basics of rapping.
Check out more from Illecism on his myspace page at: www.myspace.com/illecism