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August 21, 2008

Ill Bill – The Hour Of Reprisal [sampler download]

Ill Bill  - The Hour Of Reprisal [sampler download]

Uncle Howie/Fat Beats has just released a six-song sampler for Ill Bill’s latest album The Hour Of Reprisal, which is set to drop September 16th. The album features guest shots from Raekwon, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra, B-Real, Necro, Tech N9ne, Bad Brains, DJ Muggs, Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage, Max Cavalera of Sepultura/Soulfly, DJ Premier, Vinnie Paz and More.

Download it here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/1710683379e879a4

“An ILL BILL verse has never been an aimless journey through 16 bars, but rather a threatening configuration of worldview, conspiracy theories, street corner politics and real-life experiences, and this album is no exception. Topics such as the war in Iraq, the unsettling and disturbing subject of racism, the senseless shootings at Virginia Tech University, the state execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams and countless others surface, minus any air of exploitation, but with a slash of brutal awareness of challenging times.”

Track Listing:

1. Babylon feat. Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage
2. Doomsday Was Written In An Alien Bible
3. Trust Nobody
4. A Bullet Never Lies feat Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks
5. White Nigger
6. My Uncle
7. Riya feat. HR and Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains
8. War Is My Destiny feat. Immortal Technique and Max Cavalera of Sepultura/Soulfly
9. Society Is Brainwashed
10. This Is Who I Am
11. Too Young feat. HERO and Slaine of La Coka Nostra
12. Pain Gang feat. B-Real of Cypress Hill and Everlast of La Coka Nostra
13. U.B.S. (The Unauthorized Biography of Slayer)
14. Coka Moshiach feat. Raekwon The Chef
15. The Most Dangerous Weapon Alive
16. Soap
17. I’m A Goon
18. Only Time Will Tell feat. Necro, Tech N9ne and Everlast of La Coka Nostra

Ill Bill talking about the new album:

20 Responses

  1. I wonder how many times this album will get pushed back. Will it actually come out sept 16th? lol. Only Time Will Tell… (track 18)

  2. That tracklist looks nuts. Spine Magazine posted track 5 a while back. While I “get it”, I don’t remember it being all that dope. On the flipside of that, I like “U.B.S.” It’s a fine homage.

    I wonder if discussion here at UGSMAG of “White Nigger” will reach Riviera Regime proportions.

  3. ill bill is looking to tour in the fall with sean price
    anyone in edmonton promoters wanting tour info email me

  4. sampler is pretty cool. i like the track with preemo. apparently that beat was supposed to go to jay z for the american gangster album, but never happened.

  5. I was a big fan of The Future Is Now, and What’s Wrong with Bill. But I’m not sure about this cause Ill Bill on La Coka Nostra was Notso Ill Bill. Hope it’s good, tho.

  6. I have no doubt this will be album of the year imo. I remember gripping Whats Wrong With Bill from the Virgin Mega store on Times Square, the disc was on rotation for months! So psyched!

  7. Haha. Hey man. I like non-phixion’s shit and all but album of the year is one hell of a statement… That’s all I was pointing out. I often have a hard time ever deciding what my personal take is on album of year every year (ussually settle on about 5 albums that tie) and to think someone’s top choice is the new Ill Bill cd is just a little bit funny to me.

    Also… In the video where he’s explaining what his goal/vision was for the album… dude can’t even talk… Do any of you have any idea as to what he was trying to explain with all that gibber gabber? I’ve watched the shit twice now and I’m like… huh?

  8. Yeah album of the year, he is in my top five favorite artists, and I am really psyched for the album. To a fan of his work, it would be easy to see how they would think it would be the album of the year. To someone who is not a fan or as big of one, then maybe not.

    Rap music, like all music is a form of art. To truly rate art is a personal preference, therefore its not like someone can be wrong when they have an opinion on ‘album of the year’

  9. Yea. I’m not trying to hate really. I don’t think Ill Bill comes wack 90% of the time unlike his Riviera Regime cohorts. Just interesting to me that there are actually people out there who would call an ill bill lp their album of the year… that’s all.

    Not saying he’s bad… just surprised that you think he is THAT great.

  10. “What’s Wrong With Bill?” was one of the top albums of that year; whichever year it was, same with “The Future Is Now”. He’s easily one of the best lyricists out right now – you are suprised people think he is a great rapper? I guess if you don’t like skilled rhyming coupled with poignant lyrics and tight technical flows than yah I could see why you might be confused.

    I hope he isn’t too growly on this one though, I like his flow better when he flips it.