Since the release of his sophomore album The Chase in late 2010, Melbourne emcee ILLY has become one of the most prominent hip-hop acts in the country. And his journey is showing no signs of slowing down.
The Chase received glowing reviews from all corners (“…one of the country’s best hip-hop releases” – J-Mag) and catapulted ILLY to the forefront of the greater Australian music community.
The album premiered as triple j’s feature album the week of it’s release, and lead single ‘It Can Wait’ (feat. Owl Eyes) took music lovers by storm, being voted in at #29 in the station’s Hottest 100 count for 2010.
Proving that all the rave reviews were no exaggeration, ILLY took the album on the road with a huge 21-date national tour, with ARIA Award Winning DJ/Producer M-Phazes at his side. The Chase Tour showcased ILLY’s impressive live show to venues packed full of fanatic fans (“…his sold out gig delivered everything expected, and just a little more” – Junior Magazine).
The new single, and title track from the album, ‘The Chase’ is currently creating a stir at radio and setting the scene for ILLY’s continuing rise to the top.