There aren’t many producers out there that sprinkle their genius onto the audio tracks for little-known underground cats such as Chi-Town’s Pacifics, for instance, and at the same time paint the soundscapes for G-Unit, Jay-Z, Heltah Skeltah or whatever big names there are — AND get away with making it all sound dope while keeping their respect in the underground.

Illmind is such a rare specimen and this 4 CD compilation gives a nice overview of dude’s body of work. Being a bootleg comp from two years back, about 90% of the tracks are sort of under to middle groundish. The man from Bloomfield, NJ came up through the Beat Society showcases and has worked with an incredible number of artists from all coasts. More recently, he’s been the G-Unit’s in-house producer (I smell a proper pay check.) I can’t even say too much, just look at the tracklists and peep the music. With those names on it, it’s got to be good stuff from beginning to end.

CD1
01 03:30 Supastition – Chain Letters Intro
02 03:57 El Da Sensei – Crowd Pleasa
03 04:58 Eyesoulated Mindz – Keep It Snug
04 03:31 Saigon, Inspectah Deck And Bekay – The Raw (Remix)
05 04:45 Little Brother And Median – Right Here
06 04:22 Deloach Ft Bavu Blakes And Poisoned Fetus – Labor Of Love
07 03:25 Jay-Z-Justify My Thug (Remix)
08 03:47 The Procussions Ft Strange Fruit Project – Changes
09 04:45 K-Otix And Deloach-Hands Off
10 04:03 Supastition – Boombox
11 03:43 Muneshine – Nine To Five
12 03:45 Strange Fruit Project Ft Little Brother – Rise
13 04:21 M.B.B’s – Ain’t No Speakin
14 04:22 Raks One – Over You
15 04:05 Skyzoo – Remember Me
16 03:44 Organic Thoughts Ft Chan – No Options
17 10:44 Hezekiah – Before I Go
18 03:26 Supastition Ft Little Brother – Soul Control

CD2
01 04:03 Boot Camp Clik – Let’s Go
02 04:08 Jay-Z-Encore (Remix)
03 03:40 Dave Ghetto-Day In & Day Out
04 05:02 Strange Fruit Project, Proh Mic Sence – Been Gone
05 03:48 Edgar Allen Floe – I For An I
06 03:18 Grand Agent Ft Reef – Plans To Blow
07 04:04 Organic Thoughts Ft Large Professor – World Renowned
08 04:25 The Pacifics Ft Rakka – Talk Is Cheap
09 04:01 Akrobatik – Remind My Soul
10 04:03 Little Brother Ft O – Dash And Darien Brockington-Nobody Like Me
11 04:27 Deloach Ft Kay – Wha Cha Gon Do
12 03:46 Supastition – Special Treatment
13 04:00 Muneshine Ft Surreal – Imagine That (Remix)
14 03:40 Organic Thoughts Ft Prince Po And Uniq – Be Alright
15 04:12 Masta Ace And Guru – Conflict (Remix)
16 04:34 Braille – Nobody
17 03:34 Phocus – Body Language
18 03:55 Little Brother – Cant Let Her
19 04:19 The Procussions – High Powered

CD3
01 04:04 El Da Sensei – Hold On
02 04:24 The Pacifics – Magnificent
03 04:13 Tree And Dow Jones – Club Aquarius
04 04:29 Fel Sweetenberg – Lost Children (Remix)
05 05:05 Supastition – That Ain’t Me
06 03:57 Dave Ghetto Ft Fel Sweetenberg And L Dorado – The Game
07 03:12 Completion – Inspiration
08 03:35 Krs One – Fucked (Remix)
09 03:44 Organic Thoughts – Next Levelists
10 03:38 Strange Fruit Project – The Broke Song
11 03:53 Ghostface Killah, Trife And Myone – Milk’em
12 03:57 Muneshine – Luke Warm
13 04:09 Supastition – Hip Hop Vs Life_(Remix)
14 05:51 Eyesoulated Mindz – Dirty Mutha_Fuck
15 03:44 Organic Thoughts Ft Peril – L And Mounta-Get It Right1
16 04:15 Little Brother Ft Yahzarah – The Beginning
17 05:40 Organic Thoughts Ft Uniq – All Too Easy
18 04:12 Raks One Ft Hassaan Mackey, Supastition And Kenn Starr – This Is It
19 03:20 Reef The Lost Cauze – Get Lost

CD4
01 03:10 Raks One – Stand Down
02 04:22 Infinito 2017 – Free Man’s Soul
03 04:04 Strange Fruit Project – You (The Only Ones)
04 03:32 Supastition – Adrenaline (Remix)
05 03:14 Organic Thoughts – Hypnotic Travellin
06 02:45 Unseen – Keep Moving
07 04:08 Little Brother – Whatever You Say (Smooth Remix)
08 03:54 Jay-Z-99 Problems (Remix)
09 02:31 Supastition – Ain’t Going Out
10 04:27 Strange Fruit Project Ft Erykah Badu – Get Live
11 03:37 Ken Fluid – Must Kome Down
12 04:08 Strange Fruit Project – Eternally Yours
13 03:25 Organic Thoughts – Soul Movement
14 04:11 Pumpkinhead Ft Sean Price – Best Rappers Out
15 05:27 Moon Cricket And Verbal Seed – Day After Day
16 04:13 Myth, Bavu Blakes And Chucky Sly – We Three Kings
17 04:09 Skyzoo – Sick Wit’ The Slang
18 03:43 Verbal Seed Ft Thesis – Take Advantage
19 04:31 Organic Thoughts – Unthinkable
20 03:48 Supastition – Step It Up (Remix V2)

Illmind – A Mission to fill the Void (Bootleg)

Peace, 9@home