Next up on the 0521 live sessions is Ill Sykes with producer SheikhyGround with extra live instrumentation from Emma Cornet. Dropping three tracks from his recent The Road Less Travelled EP, Ill Sykes faithfully reproduces them and reminds us of the emotional strength of the release.
Ill Sykes is back with Ep 3 of his, recorded for Instagram freestyles. This one is Nefarious Analyst and Hunter of Vampires and as you would expect Ill Sykes drops some clever bars, demonstrating his penchant for wordplay and ill flows and concepts.
Ill Sykes is back with a freestyle he has done for Instagram TV. Titled EP 1 we hope that there is some more of these recorded and ready to drop. The track is The Raven and the Scarecrow and the performance dates from March 2021. In true nominative determinism this is ill shizzle.
The next video from the Ill Sykes and SheikhyGround EP “The Road Less Travelled” is of course The Road Less Travelled Part II. Again the gentle piano allows Ill Sykes to explore further his outlook and express his desire to make music and how it impacts on his relationship.
From the evocative spoken-word introduction of the title track, to the urgency and desperation of 'Social Battery' to the dusty Boom Bap stylings of 'The Great Unknown' and beyond, The Road Less Travelled ticks all the boxes.
London MC Ill Sykes and SheikhyGround drop the next track from their upcoming EP “The Road Less Travelled”. Want To Be has a simple and catchy soul sample backing and melody over which Ill Sykes lists all the things that he wants and how he could improve his lot.
The introduction to the Ill Sykes and SheikhyGround EP "The Road Less Travelled" which is due to be released very soon. Poignant lyrics and another beat-less production giving a poetic style and dark view of society, but with a message.