By: Shamus Hill
The iLL Addicts are a Boston based collective of artists that have routinely delivered some of the most unique music that the East Coast has to offer. Both Pro Swervez and Juelz of the Addicts were recently featured on Mass Music Radio's blog with their single, 'Swishahouse", which ultimately has become a song that has routinely been in rotation on our radio stream since it dropped. Today, the group is back with two brand new singles titled "Café Bustelo" and "Crossroads".
Both offerings provide this hazy, sunshine filled aurora that conveys an incredibly relaxed feeling. On "Café Bustelo", Pro Swervez reconstructs "Kisah Seorang Pramuria" by Indonesian artist Nunung Wardiman, applying stylistic elements that are uniquely that of the iLL Addicts. While Pro Swervez takes more of a melodic approach, both Dochee and Juelz exchange phenomenal verses. Additionally, this track comes paired with a brilliant lyric video, that was shot and directed by CLUB INDGO, and perfectly translates the overarching sentiment that this track exudes.
"Crossroads" is certainly of a much more tranquil demeanor than "Café Bustelo", as both Pro Swervez and Juelz provide dreamy landscapes that are of a very comforting nature. Trading introspective lines that reflect on the choices we make, this track is a stellar addition to the catalog of music from the iLL Addicts.
Watch the lyric video for "Café Bustelo" below: