Recently word had it that Illbliss also known as Oga Boss quit the game, and this was following “a goodbye” Instagram post last week by the critically acclaimed Nigerian rapper/ music executive that went “viral” spawning comments and questions from fans, bloggers and pressmen alike.
Illbliss last year 2015 after a well-received release of his third LP ( #Powerful ) stayed the course recording, performing and promoting, rejuvenating the artiste side of his brand which had taken a back seat to his other endeavours within entertainment and outside in the previous years
Rounding off the year with videos of major buzz singles like ‘Bank Alerts’ and ‘Chukwu Agozi go Gi’ presented him on the forefront of the music scene no longer as a behind-the-scene personality in the industry to be side-lined as an artiste but now a respected contender in this regards.
So far in the year 2016 the rapper has garnered for himself buzz and rave reviews with his 2 singles (1.“Nku” ft Flavour & Storm Rex and 2. “Ayakata” ft Falz The Bahd Guy) as well guesting on other’s works setting himself up for a follow up fourth album release
Illy’s current M.O is to focus on creating much more as an artiste and collaborating with as many talented artists as possible, and on this note he and his team selected 12 cuts (most of which would have been released as singles) best suiting his brand’s current vibe to release as a body of work, ergo – album number 4.
Illbliss recently hitting the refresh button on himself in order to come out stronger and fresher would respond to comments and questions regarding his “goodbye” post being a publicity stunt saying –
“I’m not going to say it wasn’t or that it was a stunt, even though we did mean to get your attention it was really a moment I chose to openly close a chapter of my life as I proceed in renewed energy.
My new album illgaty:7057 is a concise offering that’s meant to serve as a sort of prelude to what’s next for me as an artist and as a brand and what’s to come
I go by the moniker oga boss not cos I want to necessarily to brag about being a made man but for fans or listeners to mirror themselves through my brand and my music and see a leader, a champion, a success story, greatness in themselves.
Even as I intend to continue to make fun, glamourous and aspirational music and perform more I plan on doing more to inspire younger people. Which is why I’m tapping into the wave and energies of the younger fresher artists and even more so introducing newer talents to the scene …”
The new LP –Illygaty:7057 guests lines, vocals and presence of some the finest young music acts Nigeria has to offer like Vector, Reekado Banks, Koker, CDQ, Lola Rae, Mr Eazi, Runtown , Ycee, Dremo and musical accompaniment by producers Kezy Klef, Sess, Del’ B, Tune X, Big Foot, Waz Beat and Tha Suspect
The collection is a soundtrack to the Illbliss story as he reflects on his journey and shares with his fans far and wide ushering them to the new phase of his career as a musician and entertainer. The album is set up for a digital release and will also be broadcasted on mainstream radio to include fans without pre-requisite internet access
To officially break the silence a ‘freestyle’ recording titled “fortem” is been released and it’s the first of a series that will drop before the ILLYGATY:7057 album is live.
DOWNLOAD AUDIO: iLLBliss – Fortem (Freestyle) (4.2 MiB, 1,060 hits)