In The Lab: with Illmind

Say "Hello" to Illmind, the producer mastermind behind the notoriously awesome Blap Kits Sample Pack Series, which is now available via Prime Loops!

Check out Illmind's Fuse TV Feature below, where the artist himself talks about his killer collab with Kanye West and breaks down GOOD Music's "The Morning".





Illmind breaks down GOOD Music's "The Morning"

The genesis of Cruel Summer’s "The Morning" goes back to 2007, when !llmind met Chicago-rapper Rhymefest: "For a couple of years,  I just kept sending him stuff whenever I had Kanye or him in mind," !llmind says.

"It must have been 100 beats. And then I get a phone call, the day after my birthday, August 29. I still have the text. I get a text from Rhymefest at 9 AM asking for a session to a beat I made. So I was like, ‘Okay, cool.’ I woke up, went to the computer and sent it over. A couple of hours later he asked me to do a few things to it. Then he was like, 'I think Kanye wants to use this for a Pusha T song.' Then a  few hours later, he’s like 'We got Raekwon on this.'"

But even making the album didn’t get !llmind an advanced copy of Cruel Summer, or at least not a legal one. "The first time I heard the complete album was when it leaked," he tells Esteban. "And I heard it, and I lost it. I would say my life has definitely changed since that moment."

For more on !llmind, including the time he served as a camp counselor for a member of A$AP Mob and his work with K-pop artists Drunken Tiger and Yoon Mi-rae (aka Tasha), check out the interview above.



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