A Slice of Hip-Hop: “What Would Jesus Do (WWJD),” by DATz DEM

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Are you ready for some gospel hip-hop? Check out "What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)," from DATz DEM, which consists of artists ILL Son and Focist P. The opening moments of "WWJD" evoke Marvin Gaye's gospel side, with a soulful vocal floating above strings before ILL Son and Focist P trade ...

A slice of hip hop: “Wait for Me” by ILL Son

Monday, January 9th, 2012

“Wait for Me” by ILL Son requires a close listen to appreciate. When I first heard the sweet female chorus and the gentle chimes that open the song, I thought ILL Son had shared with me another love song like his lush production of “Get 2 You.” But then ILL ...

Music I like: “Get 2 You” by ILL Son

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

"Get 2 You" by ILL Son is sweet. The song evokes hip hop and urban contemporary (for some reason I thought of "Knockin' Da Boots by H-Town when I first heard this song). When you listen to "Get 2 You," you feel a sense of urgency for ILL Son to get ...