December 9, 2023

Three album releases in just one year. Ill Smith is a lyrical nightmare to those who sold out to tarnish his name. A little known fact. Ill Smith, the name was created in the early 1980s at the young age of 6. According to Ill “People have been hating ever since.” I could see the anger in his eyes and here the years of pain in his voice.

The Album “Eternity” which was released late last year is the new cornerstone to the Hip-Hop industry above and below ground. With tracks like “Zone Ice” & “So Real”, Ill has already changed the perspective of Mainstream, Trap, and Indie Hip-Hop genres. “What can be perceived is a true try at perfection, I got somethin that real niggaz wanna hear all the way from the hardest rock listener to the easiest listener. I got somethin to hear.”

Ill is going to release his 3rd Album Titled “iPhrophecy Paid” later this year. He also is adding a few more well-known features. Judging by what we’ve already heard. It should be worth a listen.


From the Birth well of Hip-Hop Music and Rap, the 1st and Master of Eternal Spittin in an underground sense with performances at underground clubs as well as countless street freestyle battles in the Rap World. It is virtually impossible not to have heard the name. The authenticity of the best artistic expressions still grow within the greatest of Ill thoughts.

Born in 1980 Ill Smith came into this world as Ian Smith. With a violent and inquisitive childhood, Ian became really interested in a new Music called Hip-Hop. The name Ill came from a joke once told by his brother Sean Hampton when he was a boy. On this day in 1986 Ill was created and a long history of MC’s. Spending his childhood in Roth, Germany. Ill began his training to become the greatest of the greatest MC’s and has appeared in numerous cities across the United States, living earlier years in the New Orleans, LA area and the Tacoma/ Seattle area.

After an altercation with local East-German children in the year following 1989 when the Berlin wall was taken down, then where his (Ian’s) left hand was smashed through a glass door by a German Adult. Ill grew a Diamond at the tip of his wedding finger; shortly after growing three dots (beauty scars) in the shape of a triangle below the diamond. A symbol that life’s beautiful things can come from darkest of situations.

In 1996 Ill began a professional Hip-Hop Career in the suburbs of Tacoma/ Seattle in a group named E.W.P. modeled after the famed group Earth Wind and Fire. Substituting fire for Pimpin’ and taking the name E. Pimpin'(Producer/MC) the beginning of E.w.w. in the street was born, to be truthful Ill doesn’t give a damn what you call him. He just wants to make the best music.

Many years have passed and there are many who still wish to learn the Ill ways, but Eww will stand eternally as the force to drive Hip-Hop to its greatest destination and bring Peace to the World, the Original Ill Smith.


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