Ilacoin – Keep It Street / This That & The 3rd / The Spirit (VLS) (2000) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

Posted: 09.02.2024

Offered deals from labels since 16, he began to learn the business behind the scenes. Still running streets, he became distracted in them until his 1st son was born. That began to help him focus, garnering the interest of Doug E Fresh. He would go on to co-write and make his first professional appearance on Fresh’s last major distributed album, “Play” (‘Ayo-Aiight’, ‘Get Da Money’ & ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’) while raising his children as a single father. Ultimately becoming estranged from Fresh he would return to the streets.

While working on “Play”, he would meet Easy Mo Bee (Notorious B.I.G, 2Pac, Big Daddy Kane) and Ski Beatz (Original Flavor, Jay-Z, Camp Lo). Both would become instrumental in teaching him production and beatmaking. He would lend his talent for spotting hits to influence records on Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” (‘Cant Knock The Hustle’ and ‘Dead Presidents’). His network consisting of many of hip-hop’s elite would lead him to finally signing his 1st and only industry deal in 1999 with Game Recordings through Rawkus.

He would release two singles: “By A Stranger” (Grand Theft Auto III) featuring Black Rob (Bad Boy) and then unknown, Labba (Flipmode Squad) in 1999 and “Keep It Street” in 2000 featuring Sadat X of Brand Nubian. In 2001, the 12-inch “Fightin Clocks Remix” b/w “Back On The Grind” would appear on Triple Bars Entertainment, and little has been heard from Ilacoin since.


A1. Keep It Street (Feat. Sadat X) (Prod. G-Wise) (Radio)
A2. Keep It Street (Feat. Sadat X) (Prod. G-Wise) (Street)
A3. Keep It Street (Prod. G-Wise) (Instrumental)
B1. The Spirit (Prod. DJ Stitches) (Radio)
B2. The Spirit (Prod. DJ Stitches) (Instrumental)
B3. This That & The 3rd (Prod. Easy Mo Bee) (Radio)
B4. This That & The 3rd (Prod. Easy Mo Bee) (Instrumental)


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