Monday, June 20, 2011

Ill Skillionaire: FREE DOWNLOAD!!!

Due to a popular demand we decided to give you guys a leak of our latest single Ill Skillionaire. I personally didn't want to release it out for free coz its supposed to mark out there as our single for our forthcoming new album due in August/September and get ya'll attracted to cop the album and shit, but Flexx insisted, so there you have it!

We paid for the beat! And for the video! So ya'll gotta cop the album when it comes out.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

RIP Leon Botha

One of very few South African artist who were celebrated while living. R.I.P 'You showed us nothing can stop us' - Akio Kawahito aka DJ Intelligent Design

Doepelganger Presents Ill-Literate-Skill, live at Voom Voom // Sat. 04 June 2011

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Ill Skillz Video: Ill Skillionaire



Air Yeezy 2

Firstly, I can't forgive myself for not copping the first-version smdh, at the same time I try to come to terms with it by understanding myself that I was really broke during that period and rather prioritise my monthly bills- wish I had got that Nike deal by then.

But G.O.O.D. news are on the pipeline as the man himself who invented and brought us the 'Glow In The Dark Tour' back in 2008 along with Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell, KanYe West will be releasing a sophomore edition. Although that is a fact and ALSO the fact that I copped the Louis Vuitton KanYe West range, it still doesn't make-up for not scooping the first one on my collection (...yeah I know, moaning-ass sneaker fiend). And if by any chance the Shelflife crew is reading this post, I'M STILL UP TO BUY THAT AIR-YEEZY 1 ON YOUR DISPLAY CUBICLE AT THE STORE.

I believe that he might've made a debut performance with them at the Coachella Festival which took place on April 17, but when I tried taking a good look at the footage by his feet I couldn't spot a better glimpse. KanYe has obviously done and achieved alot in his career, but the reason why I mentioned the 'Glow In The Dark Tour' is because word has it that the concept around the style of the Air Yeezy 2 is adopted from the 'Glow In The Dark' model.

Nuff said! I picked up this pic of it somewhere from the internet. Hope it serves well as a preview, and I am definitely on board for this one.

Random Axe: It Gets Better and Better...

They need no intro around my circles, but incase you didn't know you have a helluva task to find out more about these fellas- Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk are Random Axe. They've all released a couple of dope cuts and some classics under their belts such as Jesus Price Superstar, Ode To The Ghetto and Tronic just to name a few, all respectively.

If I anticipate a project, then you should too- its not an order but rather an alert. I've been a real fan of these cats individually and from the tracks i've heard so far, "its about go down, Basement!" #YoungMoneyPunchline lol

I've picked up some interviews taken while they did a listening session for the album, just for an inside scoop.

Oh guess what?!! They dropped a new video as well for their latest single, "The Hex". Check it out too.


It is very clear and undisputable at this stage that Odd Future have invaded and dominated the cyber-space world, becoming the latest sensation. I'm a fan of Odd Future and I have a very genuine support for them mainly because they are very innovative, not afraid to be themselves, authentic and hold-no-bars.

Now on a random night while I was in London, internet's faster than a mofoka :-), and i'm just thrilled and excited to learn more about these kids, leading me to surf through all kinds of their footage and I came across one of their clips which just surfaced through another light on their existing shine. Believe-it-or-not, I must've watched this clip for like over 50 times, and it cracks-me-the-fuck-up as if i've seen it for this time.

To me it seems like a parody whereby Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt are acting out a mini-tale about how they started working but in a very satirical way. I'm sure when you look at it, it'll will likely ring-a-bell of how some pop-artists geek over their shit when it turns out to be really wack.

Hahaha...fuck it! Anyways, peep it out, brace yourself... its KAK funny.

Paying Homage Ill Skillz // Mingus // Camo (5th Floor) 30 April @ Voom Voom CPT

Back in 2009, Mingus aka X The 24th Letter invited Ill-Literate-Skill along with Camo of 5th Floor to feature on his solo debut album titled 'Beneath The Underdog' . So we wasted no time by gathering and conceptualizing for the track, and while we were at that phase, it seemed very obvious for what makes us common, our ideologies concerning the music industry and where we as artists are standing within it.

So, 'Paying Homage' became the final concept and title for the song, since we're fans of the original hip-hop music and our influence of it rooting from the old-school/golden-era, we as one of the few left to still represent it through our own music, felt the responsibility to acknowledge the originators of the art-form. It was only right!!! I'd like to also take this opportunity to send a special shoutout to the likes of DJ Kool Herc, POC, Groundworks and 5th Floor. Thank You for laying the foundation for us.

Here you may download the track for free, also featuring DJ Big Dre on the cuts:

Further on, Mingus intended to put it out as his next single from the album, so on the 30 April 2011 we had a show at Club Voom Voom in Cape Town which initially was dedicated to Pay Our Homage to the originators and also aimed to raise funds enabling to shoot a video for it.

Shoutouts to DJ Big Dre's site .... for the photos. This is how it basically went down.