Hip-hop artist illmef to release contentious album “Light a Fire,” new album taking aim at Donald Trump.
Detroit, January 15, 2019 – Up and coming hip-hop artist illmef releases debut LP “Light a Fire”. The flauntingly unique and original project will be available across all popular digital music distributors, including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, BandCamp and Pandora on January 18, 2019.
Triggered by a tumultuous social and political scene in the US, “Light a Fire” launches a frenetic lyrical crusade across each of its’ 11 tracks. Inspired by acts ranging from Run the Jewels to Pink Floyd, illmef layers piercing bars and “double-take verbiage” over cryptic samples that challenge the listener, with an underlying grittiness, which is certainly a nod to his Detroit roots.
An outspoken critic of president donald trump, illmef walks a fine line with the featured single “Shoot for President,” where a group of children belt out its’ chorus, singing “one day, when I grow up, I’m gonna shoot for president.” This is only a taste of the controversial, creative mind that bursts through speakers on “Light a Fire.”
Underground on a shoestring, illmef lays cryptic samples over primitive percussion to showcase his greatest asset, words. Inspired by acts ranging from Pink Floyd to Run the Jewels, his sound dips into electronic and hip-hop, among others. His simplistic beats are the ideal contrast to complex, hype