When the track kicks off, you’ll swear that you pushed play on The Infamous instead but producer ILL Tal gives his own rugged soundbed for The ILLZ to spill bloody ink all over his rap page. This will be the only track Illy releases solo from his In Between Video Seriess but a video is in the works and it is that hardbody Dirty Jerz like Naughty and Latifah used to be.
However, the skunked-out “Turpentine Weed” does have a visual bullet in the chamber and director Kristopher Rey-Talley gives his commentary on the affair yet again:
Here we go, Round 2. Its funny, The ILLZ and I have wavered back and forth about how to release this video series, and what video would come when. It become clear, after Life and Dreams of Beth”, that ‘Turpentine Weed’ would be a nice followup, as it would crush expectations set forth by our first two collaborations, The Moment You Feel Definite Hope, and the aforementioned Beth. This video was a 180, and it needed to be. The record is laid back, fun, and I wanted to create a video that felt that way as well. The ILLZ is a very multifaceted person. Not only is he intelligent, and one of the most ambitious and cinematic thinking musicians I know, but he also knows how to kick it. If you met him in the street or at a bar, you’d never know how intense and moody his tracks can be. So with Turpentine, we wanted to show off another part of his personality, or two parts in this case. We have the smooth motherfuckin ILLZ and we have the ILLZ as “The Dude”. Talented, well spoken and educated, but also has the ability to kick it and not give a shit. Its a low fi concept done in a creative and hopefully, entertaining way. And watch out for part three, as this series grows deeper and the style conquers another bit of cinematic history.
For those that need a little more, The ILLZ will be live @ Santos tonight with 50% of Slaughterhouse.