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PREMIERE: iLL Chris, “Number” ft. Dougie F, (prod. Young Forever)

One of our absolute favourite things to do here at Howl & Echoes is both discovering and sharing incredible new hip-hop from across the globe. Today, we’re really stoked to premiere new track Number from Seattle rapper iLL Chris, featuring Dougie F, and produced by Young Forever.

The thoroughly collaborative effort is a serious banger. The track opens on high, haunting keys, before breaking down into a deep beat with a venomous hook. iLL Chris means business, with his slick flow not only full of bravado, but quick, clever wordplay, steadfastly leading the way through Young Forever’s powerful beats. Meanwhile you’ve got Dougie F, a current XXL Freshman nominee for 2016, injecting his own wicked sound to the killer piece.

It’s the kind of track that’s bang on trend with what’s making waves in hip-hop today, but still manages to sound unique and engaging.

iLL Chris first emerged as a champion in the Seattle battle rap scene, which explains his lyrical dexterity and creative rhymes. Keep an eye out for an EP titled Honor Thy Father later this year from the promising upcoming emcee.

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