2020 has played host to a myriad of comebacks flawlessly executed by industry veterans from 2Baba to Sound Sultan, both of whose comeback projects highlighted the fact that talent never dies. This week, Illbliss joins his contemporaries with a stellar seventeen track album that serves as his tenth studio album aptly titled Illy Chapo X, a befitting ode to his god status marked by quality consistency through ten projects.
With one leg firmly rooted in the grayed music models characterized by his signature one two-step flow and the other toeing the lines of modern music spoken to his range of elite features ranging from A-listers like Yemi Alade to up-comers Toye who produces a number of tracks off the project, Illbliss proves to be a recipient of the kind of sustained evolution that has afforded his contemporaries coveted spots in today’s industry.
On Illy Chapo X, Illbliss is a preacher of love, a charmer, a town-crier, sociologist, family man, and an entertainer. With a love for country woven with allegiance to tribe and responsibility to friends and family, he delivers the sweetness nested in the middle of a fusion of old and new.