on HipHopGame.com and we got a new Mix Tape about to hit the streets.
You got three major
players in IllStrip. Mar-Var [MC/Producer], MooDoo [MC], and Karam aka Uncle
Stigz [MC]. We also got Young IllStrip. You'll get your chance to check them
out on the upcoming Mix Tape.
What made you
guys want to come together and how did you originally meet?
Mar-Var & MooDoo
are brothers, born and raised in Delaware. Karam aka Uncle Stigz is from Camden,
NJ. Mar-Var & MooDoo's father introduced us to Karam back in 98. We were
blown away by Karams rap skills. And he was feeling the same way about us. Especially
when he heard the beats Mar was cooking up. We just connected from the jump.
The readers can visit the Bio section of www.illstrip.com
to get the full story.
How would you
describe IllStrip's sound?
Our sound is IllStrip.
It's kind of hard to explain it. It's what we do, how we live. We just express
it through the beats and rhymes. Once the music gets out there you'll see. We
just doing us.
the majority of IllStrip's production?
Mar-Var has been
handling all of the projects since the beginning. We have other producers with
in our circle working on perfecting their craft, Tigg and G. Tigg did the "My
Nigga" track off of our "IllStrip Reloaded" Mix Tape. Look out
for them on future releases. Any Producers, Beat Makers etc GET @ US !
We looking for outside production for MooDoo's solo.
What do you
look for in beats?
MooDoo: Dark, Grimey
, Slimey, but it's gotta make you move. If it aint movin' me then I'm not feeling
have you released so far?
Officially we are
on our 4th Mix Tape. Previously we had "IllStrip - Mix Tape" [Self
Titled], "IllStrip - I'm Committed", and our most recent "IllStrip
- Reloaded". All of them should be available via IllStrip.com around the
same time "Either You I.S. Or You Aint" The Mix Tape drops.
How is the album coming?
We can't really
answer that right now. We just recently made the decision to go with MooDoo's
solo album due to the response we've been getting back from the Mix Tapes. And
the fact that every time MooDoo steps in the booth he comes out with a hit [i.e..
listen to "I Remember"]. So it's currently in its beginning stages.
But it's our goal to make an album that will have a huge impact. Depending on
how the recording is going we may release the solo after "Either You I.S.
or You Aint" The Mix Tape.
are you looking to release next?
I.S. Or You Aint" The Mix Tape, Hosted By DJ Mega Skillz. We have
a deadline of July 1st to have the Mix Tape completed. Sometime after that it
will go on sale via the Streets and the Internet. IllStrip.com currently has
18 Sample tracks that will be featured on the Mix Tape, check them out and leave
us some feedback in our guest book.
Why should we
check for IllStrip?
We're like the
East Coast version of a Down South artist. We don't care what you think about
the music, we doing us. We not following any trends and we don't sound like
you're your favorite artist, north, south, east or west. But we have a sound
that could make us your favorite artist. Eventually everyone will catch on,
because we make good music. If not, its cool you can't satisfy everyone. That's
what we mean by "Either You "IS" or You Aint".
How can Heads
get in touch with you?
The website is now setup to promote the new Mix Tape, "Either You I.S.
Or You Aint" The Mix Tape. We also just set up ill-mail. Which is
our email system used to interact and keep the fans up-to-date on what's going
on with IllStrip. They can also direct any questions for IllStrip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any booking or business related inquires go to email@example.com or call 302.897.2053.
730 and the whole
HipHopGame.com FAM. Thanks for giving us a chance to speak to your readers.
Everyone back home in Delaware & New Jersey. And anyone that's down with
IllStrip. Either you "IS" or you aint !