Long Beach, CA (PressExposure) May 16, 2014 -- The performer and producer of hip hop known as Ill Justice has released his new LP record, "Industry Standard." The LP contains 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has proudly been released on the independent Antonik Records LLC music label without support from the corporate music power structure. Hard-hitting, well-written, and packed with groove and intensity, "Industry Standard" is a genuine sound and true voice from the heart of urban America.
Ill Justice cites as main artistic influences such legends as Rakim, Jay-Z, Big Daddy Kane, the Notorious B.I.G., and Eminem. As such, his own signature sound combines both old-school chops with new-school tones for an eclectic and creative album that has plenty of character. Asked to describe his start in rap music, Ill Justice describes his experience participating in Pittsburgh neighborhood rap battles, avidly garnering inspiration from mixtapes and the radio.
"As a child growing up in Pittsburgh, there was a lot you had to prove," writes Ill Justice. "They would say, 'I'm from the show-me state, so don't talk about it, show me.' Back then you had to know how to battle if you wanted respect. We would go from borough to borough battling all comers. It was a good time back then."
These competitions tempered Ill Justice's skills and sharpened them to a fine point. He developed a wide variety of music tastes, something his album showcases very well.
"['Industry Standard'] is a record that fans can enjoy from beginning to end," Ill Justice writes. "I have a variety of songs on it from inspirational, club, R 'n' B, battle, and storytelling. Some people say it's a lost art but I think fans can listen to this album and really begin to understand who I am as an artist."
The rapper's official bio notes the decline of quality hip-hop and rap music in recent years, and declares his intent to turn the beat around.
"Industry Standard" by Ill Justice is available online worldwide.
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