Gods’illa’s about to drop their Believe In Gods’Illa LP in a few and in the interim they bless us with the visuals for this off the cuff joint called ForestReal. The trio set the tone for what I believe is going to be a solid body of work.
Hit the play button and get with the program.
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With just two weeks left until the release of the highly anticipated album from DMV Hip Hop trio Gods’Illa; Acem, Truth, and Powerful give us their visuals to the Joe.D produced first single “ForestReal”.
Directed by Langston for Chop N Shoot Films.
Believe In Gods’Illa is available now for pre-order on Bandcamp or iTunes; UGHH and Fat Beats for compact disc. Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and receive an immediate download of “ForestReal” Believe In Gods’Illa drops on June 2nd!
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
Gods’Illa returns to the forefront with their highly anticipated Believe In Gods’Illa LP. Following up their critically-acclaimed CPR BlendTape hosted by Erykah Badu, the trio resurfaces with a 16-track album that not only picks up where they left off with gritty, in-your-face boom bap beats and thoughtful lyrics but also brings the listener up to speed on what the 3 brothers have been doing since their last release.
The album features appearances by Stic Man of Dead Prez, J. Ivy (Kanye West “Never Let Me Down”), Laz (of Clear Soul Forces), yU (of Diamond District) & more. Most production is handled by in-house producer Joe.D (“Glaciers”, “Saviours & Punishers”) with additional production by Praise.
Formed in 2004, Gods’Illa’s journey began well before the brothers banded to collectively embark on this dream. Acem, the eldest of the three, was first to display his love of music as part of the group S.C.A.N; a group created by international rap artist Substantial under the Unlimited Vinyl Ink umbrella. Not long after, Truth followed suit and began performing at local talent shows throughout the Washington, DC metro area, developing his musical craft while shadowing his older brothers’ movements. So, it comes at no surprise that 300 miles away in Brooklyn, NY, Powerful, the youngest of the brotherly trio, began experimenting with writing and effortlessly became the missing piece to the group.
Since their debut on Unlimited Vinyl’s, “Make Da Face” mixtape in 2005, Gods’Illa has performed throughout the Washington, DC area and Mid-Atlantic Region opening for legendary acts like Brand Nubian in addition to several other performances including but not limited to: Capital Hip Hop Soulfest, Hip-Hop on the Hill (McDaniel College), CMJ Showcase and the world renown “End of the Weak” Mic Series. In 2009, the group garnered a great deal of notable achievements including placing #1 in MTV’s VMA Best Breakout DC Competition followed by the release of the critically-acclaimed “Pre-Lease EP” which attracted the attention of legendary DJ/producer DJ Scratch as well as 9th Wonder. Gods’Illa has been featured on sites such as Okayplayer, DJBooth.net and even Peter Rosenberg has begun including their music on his “Late Night with Peter Rosenberg” show on NYC’s Hot 97.
With the ability to tell stories through the use of powerful rhymes that transcend life, Gods’Illa promises to truly be a cut above the rest. The brothers vary in age as they do in style but it’s their unique element of creativity that helps to create a sound collectively described as “Universal”.