When you're trying to make sure you get your posts out in a timely manner, you usually only have the time to listen to a single/watch a music video two or three times before you write up your post. So, when I say I've listened to "Illuminate" by the resident weirdo of the Black Hippy crew, Ab-Soul
nearly ten times since I first heard it yesterday, that should be a clue as to how killer this track is. Featuring Black Hippy leader Kendrick Lamar
on possibly his fiercest verse yet, "Illuminate" is one of the best rap tracks of the year so far. Honestly, it's only real competition is Odd Future's "Oldie"
and Kendrick Lamar's track with Dre, "The Recipe."
. Stick around for Lamar's verse where he gives Earl Sweatshirt a run for his money as the most polysyllabic and intellectually tight young MC out there.