Slow Down' With Ilajide Of Clear Soul Forces In This Live Video
Detroit group Clear Soul Forces has been an Okayplayer staple with their magnetic chemistry, and member Ilajide is striking out on his own with new music.
The producer/rapper recently dropped his official full-length debut Heet Tape with FWMJ's Rappers I Know. The release follows a Five Week Heet series of five three-song EPs from this summer, and an instrumental album called Latex from August 2015. Heet Tape is the Detroit native's first fully-realized artistic vision - and it has a completely different flavor from his work with Clear Soul Forces. Below, watch a live performance of the "Slow Down," a bonus track from Latex, for the Off The Record video series. Buy physical copies of Heet Tape and other merchandise at RappersIKnow.com, and catch up with the other releases on Ilajide's Bandcamp.
Ilajide is the second Clear Soul Forces member to release music outside of the group, as rhymer Noveliss has released two dope EPs - Rhyme, which used instrumentals from Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier's album Phryme, and the anime-inspired Toonami Tsumanis with producer Scott Xylo. CSF's last group release was the Nameless-produced Fab Five from April 2015, and if these new projects are any indication, they're still locked in and making great music.