From street pharmacist to dope emcee/producer Illa Ghee talks about new projects, his new youtube release “The Whole Half of it”, favorite super villan, rocking with Skyzoo at THOPfest and more..

Peace Illa Ghee where’s home?

Home is Bklyn NYC.

How did you get your start in the game?

My start in the game was Mobb Deep hell on Earth, (1996) .. but technically it was Mobb Deeps Infamous I was on a song called “Up North Trip” but I got locked up when it was time to re-record.

Tell us about “The Whole Half of it” the concept?

‘The Whole Half of It’ is a mixture of my streetlife ventures and hiphop.. I can’t tell you the whole story, but I can tell you the whole half of it.

You were recently at THOP Fest how was it any stand out moments?

THOP Fest was dope shouts to Skyzoo for bringing me out. I love the energy from the crowd.. stand out moments were Skyzoo’s set and Conway and Benny’s set.

Favorite classic mixtape dj?

Rolling with dj Ron G..

Favorite tv show??

No favorite TV shows right now.

Favorite super villan and why?

Thanos…cause he’s willing to fuck everything up to get what he wants.

What do you see as the key to longevity in this biz?

The key is being ultimately pure to yourself.

Your goals for the rest of 2019??

Goal is to put out three more projects this year and complete season two of my web series ‘New York Minute’.

Any shout outs or last words??

Last words are: Strength, discipline and focus is the best tools you could ever have.
Thanks again salute.

01. Hostile feat. Conway prod. Crummie Beats
02. Malvo prod. Pete Rock
03. Pull up prod. Havoc
04. Red James prod. Gotti Gator
05. Hood Beauty prod. Rashid Hadee
06. Injected with Gin prod. Kareem E Reed
07. I Promise prod. Kelzwiththaheat
08. Lust Attraction prod. Crummie Beats
09. Cold Metal prod. Crummie Beats
10. Shooter Season prod. Crummie Beats

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