“Illegal” was definitely my favorite record off of Ski Beatz’s otherwise mediocre 24 Hour Karate School II. As one of the album’s standout cuts, it showcases how great Ski can be at times, as well as how easily Freddie Gibbs can make raw content sound so listenable. Also, even though it’s technically not his, Fred has made “Illegal” a staple of his live show too, adding another wrinkle and giving me the opportunity to hear 1000 people screaming, “All my life I live illegal!!!”
And after a few months to let it marinate, the Gary rapper dropped some dope visuals to provide a new dimension to this already stellar song.