Love Letters & Hate Mail

by iLLvibe

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    Canadian Hip Hop and Soul artist iLLvibe returns with "Love Letters & Hate Mail", a combination of slick vocal production and poetic lyricism. Take in iLLvibe's signature pop-infused hooks and raspy verse delivery; and a feel good project front to back.

     

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released October 30, 2016

Mix on 11/13 songs by Kyle Whittaker. Mix on Good Girls Gone is Makeway Studios, and mix on Childs Play is DJ Slam. Artwork by Richie Dolo

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Award winning Hip Hop artist || Runner up to Drake for Best Toronto Rapper || Winner of CBC's Canada's Smartest Person S02E01 || International man of mystery.

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Track Name: Hollywood Hills
They said fall back, all the way back - what does you call at /
All bad - none of these thoughts up in my ball cap /
gone black, hollywood hills without a star map /
How you take alla these dreams without a call back /
Im on the cover of Wonderground / cover to cover
you finna love it / you hater fuckers'a come around /
The game gave me the run around, but it runnin out /
finna run it from one, check out these numbers now /
The Smartest Rappers when I sit down at the barber /
They recognizin the hustle, like can you go any harder /
Im weaponizing the muscle, and lookin over the climate /
Im pressurizing the struggle and put it over harmonics /
and Illy got no issues at the boarder /
illy international a fish up out of water /
Tay spittin game, shit is different out in Florida /
Sippin on a quart a drink, and spliffin on a Quarter /
listenin disorders, and rigourmortus will set in /
You bring your friends to my show they like kid ya boy is a legend /
bring it over eleven, give it more than he get it /
You aint never met nobody like illy, really i said it /
I aint one of these one and done, or jus tryna get on /
Im from Toronto we designing where the modern has gone /
Im so gone, like a Monica song /
Im so stoned, cause the product is strong /
Think about it -
Im a radical Im battlin back /
in a cadillac, mac How dramatic is that /
-- You on the ladder while Im grabbin a hack saw /
-- Im incompatible, an Apple to NASA /
Im jumpin the hurdles like an actual track star /
hats off, to haters just for takin it that far /
Buried the hatchets with various rappers /
yo. my life sicker than malaria rashes /

(4 bar hook)
fall back, all the way back - what does you call at /
All bad - none of these thoughts up in my ball cap /
gone black, hollywood hills without a star map /
How you take alla these dreams without a call back /
Track Name: One Of The Best
I'm one of the best to do it, do it /
So lets do it, do it /

They dont like it when I brag yo /
but my wifey kinda bad tho /
Quit her dayjob, chillin in her bathrobe /
I aint tryna rub it in or be an asshole /
haha - its jus time to let mans know /
im tryna be Van Gough in a Lambo /
Damn bro, goddamn, Im a rambo /
Army of a man, never running out of ammo /
got the cheat code, chico /
letcha chi go / - Nothin come cheap but a cheeto /
Cheech know, chillin in the charts /
beast mode - you gon feel it when it starts /
Go - illy winnin in ey hearts /
Slow - cau you swimmin with a shark /
Oh - and we open for the gods /
fillin it feelin I jus hope it come across /

I make big moves /
Release big news /
Got big shoes to fill /
If you payin ese big dues /
I make big moves /
Release big news /
Got big shoes to fill /
Thats just how the kid moves /

I'm one of the best to do it, do it /
So lets do it, do it /

You walkin amongst the great /
so if you gonna talk, then enunciate /
-- its unsafe, put ya guns away /
Ya cant play, if ya funds are fake /
Do not pass go / Do not pass dro /
illy notha milly on a broadcast tho /
contacts grow / contracts go /
On the grind, like a DO podcast bro /
Walk past, autograph on a arm cast /
the hate and the love and the contrast /
Wait for the buzz, till you long past /
In the back of the club when you on last /
Uh - Imma hit em with the true /
Uh - Cause a kid a been in the school /
brilliant a fool / illy is the dude /
and aint no tellin what Im really gonna do /

I make big moves /
Release big news /
Got big shoes to fill /
If you payin ese big dues /
I make big moves /
Release big news /
Got big shoes to fill /
Thats just how the kid moves /
Track Name: Weirdo
Always been a Weirdo //
I always been a Weirdo hey hey //
I could see it clear tho //
So i aint never carin' what they say say //
I always been a Weirdo....

The cool kids never hit back /
Just to chit chat / shit - illy picked last /
But I been in my bedroom sangin /
Standing room only, shitta get too bangin /
Im a eyes closed, hover off the ground type rapper /
ears closed, come up with a sound type rapper /
Mind open comin through ya town type rapper /
put it down come uphrough the crowd type rapper /
I rep for the island of misfit toys /
Of outkast girls and of reject boys /
Burned and man, how long have we been boys /
I heard the rumble from the west and the east end noise /
But I aint listenin' my music is high /
And dudes gonna try to shake my focus but its glued to the sky /
And before you say it, im completely aware /
Im not sleepin on myself, these kind of people are rare /

Always been a Weirdo //
I always been a Weirdo hey hey //
I could see it clear tho //
So i aint never carin' what they say say //
I always been a Weirdo....

The cool kids gave me no love /
Till I growd up / and then they showed up /
And I been on the big stage rockin /
10,000 people / got these big days poppin /
illy kick with uncle prem / Im buildin up some steam
Im backstage with Play / we biggin up the scene /
Livin' it like its slippin away /
Cause really it is, only get a kick at today /
Im a hover off the earth type human /
Ears closed, love is comin first type human /
Vibes open, worst come to worst type human /
You can crash on my couch till it works type human /
I am just an underdog, going into overtime /
I have just been runnin hard, going into overdrive /
- And when the drummin start, illy feelin so alive /
Even when Im done and gone, itll feel like noone dies /
And before you say it, im completely aware /
Im not sleepin on myself, these kind of people are rare /
Track Name: Wake & Bake feat. Fr!day
First Im gon wake /
Then we gon Bake
and tell the day to take me away /
First Im gon wake /
Baby gon Bake
and tell the day to take me away /

put my feet on the ground /
my mind in the clouds /
My eyes in the stars /
No Im not looking down /
Put the smoke in my soul /
Exhaling the clouds /
Put a light to the end /
No Im not looking down /

roll up / and we rollin
so roll up with me /
So roll up with me /

I got a half quarter / under my pillow on back order /
- a pack a bic in my pocket and thats sorta /
- all I need, w/ some raws and tap water /
-All in the mix like the track order /
Its warm but its better than none /
Im wettin the blunt, light it and Im ready to run /
- Shit I slepped in, it's like twenty to 1 /
Jus' roll another I aint gettin it done /

I been vibin', I know where I'm going to go/
Right here in my bed, Imma roll up just a little smoke/
They say wake up and bake up, How late did I stay up?/
Chase all this paper then roll up with papers/
Imma ride this wave, I don't know where it'll take us/
Head in the clouds and my eyes shooting lazers/ (oh)
My mind stay strong even when my day ones change up/
Say what? Man you tryna blaze up? 9AM, you hang up, you go and light the J up/
And that's okay/ I'm vibing out in my own place/
I got Man on the Moon playing in the backdrop on my laptop/
Mind in a haze, getting blazed from a fat one/
Track Name: New Revolution
Yall aint gonna stop me tho tho tho /
Not gonna stop me no no no no no /
We gatherin strong, everyday people gainst evil got em rappin along /
We can start a revolution, while we havin a ball /
We changing the world, we changing it all /

Try to hold you down, tell you somebody better /
But somebody a gotta be the somebody bettter /
But buddy, never give up I been workin this forever /
They try to stop a when a person is gettin clever /

But I been thinkin for myself
And Im not the only one /
I been spliffin in the house /
Gettin ready, Feel like Rocky on the run /

When it drop Imma hit it, who really ready to grow /
We seen a faux, a true and everyone know /
Aint no honour, in politican a nat for pros /
When we find out that they batltin us average joes /

But I been workin on a come back /
Not for me, for the people that are untapped /
Power to people / They need a leader to run laps /
Work - or at leas' bring back the blunt raps /

One last time, we need to open a eyes /
Sicka scrollin an readin over the lies /
We much better than the place at we in now /
Ya hear the true, hope you takin this in now /

Money isnt real / Funny is it still /
Get people heated till they comin for the kill
None of it for ill / Bunnin on an L /
Drivin through Nevada, gomme runnin to rebel /

Do my best Hunter S - None the less, /
I been up since birth, I aint gunna rest /
Till the east feelin bless and I won the west /
I get it things feelin broke and we under stress /

But I been watchin from the background /
And Im not the one to back down /
They made it obvious a Kid'a gotta act now /
Or forever hold ya peace, finna act wild /

Yall aint gonna stop me tho tho tho /
Not gonna stop me no no no no no /
We gatherin strong, everyday people gainst evil got em rappin along /
We can start a revolution, while we havin a ball /
We changing the world, we changing it all /

Yall aint gonna stop me Cause we Changin the world
Not gonna stop me Cause we Changin the world
We gatherin strong, everyday people gainst evil got em rappin along /
We can start a revolution, while we havin a ball /

Yall aint gonna stop me Cause we Changin the world
Not gonna stop me Cause we Changin the world
We changing the world, we changing it all /
We changing the world, we changing it all /
Track Name: Macklemore (Mackapella)
With white cops killin blacks galore /
and acts of war, hacked till the axis sore /
-- and Politicians goin back and forth /
with lies upon lies in the back a court /
-- broke ass with a wack support /
-- find the truth and attack the source /
all this shit finna crack the force /
But everybody mad at Macklemore
Where ryan at, nobody mad bout how he rides the pads /
He drives a jag, mad too polite to brag /
but lifes a drag, you could bite the bag /
He tried to help, it got em twice as mad /
Sweatshops makin reebok shoe /
And gunshots at a Tdot school /
or KDOT even though he deepok true /
Never dealt as much damage
as a screenshot do /
He sang thrift shop, why we mad like he killed pac? /
I dont even fucks with it like that, but its Hip Hop /
Let a man live, any man any tax bracket /
Any colour, any city, any bad habits /
Where's the real moments we are scared to feel? /
Why we celebrating violence while we wait to heal? /
Why we blaming entertainers who dont fight in our place? /
While we simply let our leaders fuckin lie to our face /
But this not like me. things dont phaze me /
If illy get political, shit must be crazy

...damn.
Track Name: Trust Me feat. T-Zank
T-ZANK VERSE

TRUST ME
YOU AINT EVER MET NOBODY LIKE ME
TRUST ME
YOU AINT EVER MET NOBODY LIKE ME

They told me illy dont tell em the true /
They not ready for you / Just Ask Rayne, since '72 /
Nothin ease as much pain as a record could do /
Its echoing through, on a beach with Prosecco for 2 /
Thas word to D and all the people he connected to me to /
- A legend in every step - and so the legacy grew /
And word to wifey, save my life and still be gettin me through /
Now is these haters feelin illy or they gettin the flu /
The shit that they spew / whip it like a chimp at the zoo /
They really thinkin that you thinkin what they thinkin a you /
I been to the moon, I came back just to pimp up the room /
Its Simple, with Simply spliffin think I'll give em a tune /
Im on the brink of the edge, with a drink and a dooby /
I spit for the heads, and I wink at the groupies /
I ball by myself large drink at the movies /
You never met nobody like me till ya knew me /
Track Name: Last Laugh
I dont wanna have the last laugh /
If it means it was my last laugh /
Im livin like a fool /
And everything is cool /
Im chillin with a crew /
its silly what we do /
I got some weed up in my back pack /
If you peaceful I will pass that /
Im livin like a fool /
And everything is cool /
Im tellin em the true /
I been thinkin it through /
and Im past that /

Its all love in my inner circle /
We like some ninja turtles /
kick it neath the earth /
tryna live and learn, now the kid eternal /
Music got me cheaper weed /
these CDs and lean cuisine /
A free sleeman,
a few women and weak esteem /
The dude livin, its too vivid the shades on /
If 250, is too shifty the pays wrong /
Who's with me, the crew sent me to blaze on /
Thats that old school hustle I was raised on /

Im on a smaller wave, cause I jus smile and wave /
Well thats ok, I was happy if I die today /
Well thats okay-ay....
.... I was happy if I die today /

It's all love on the outer limits /
I live a mile a minute /
So I'll be by in a moment /
Tourin Im bout Im bidness /
Im Al Mcinnis - the flames fire my goals /
Im Cali livin, my brains high as it goes /
Im workin till Im sweatin my frames slide down my nose /
My eye stay on the prize, I aint tryna impose /
Ear to ear smilin, I been flyin the globe /
The kid high as a kite, I been tryin to blow /
ya dude livin is dreams and tryna stay strong /
You heard the tunes, I lived the life that they was based on /
Same song, but the pain in ya face gone /
That's that old school passion I was raised on /
Track Name: Highway 1
Drivin down that highway 1 /
I can feel the vibration /
I aint slept in 5 days /
Mind is goin side ways /
Ride into the rising sun /

This is for the homies that'a break /
Life is gettin harder, tell 'em hope is on the way /
close ya eyes - you floatin on a lake /
illy got the sail, chillin smokin in the wake /
And when they askin, we aint focused on the hate /
Emptying the closet on em, openin the safe /
And check the intro how Im openin the tape /
& Everyone surprised cause a local isnt Drake /
They confused cause Im not about the street cred /
Its not real, so an awful lot of beef dead /
Make me laugh all this he said / she said /
"My dog showed a screenshot thata reach heads" /
Im goin over & polishing my awards /
& makin space for more. regardless of my applause /
I make music cause I dont know how to not do it /
Voice is in my head, all I know to do is talk to it /

Drivin down that highway 1 /
I can feel the vibration /
I aint slept in 5 days /
Mind is goin side ways /
Ride into the rising sun /
x2

Do you like music / (of course you)
Do you like weed / (haha)
Do you like humans/ (shiiit)
Well Then you're like me /
Im not impressed with your bad ass, willin to drop gloves /
When illy in the buildin the feelin is all love /
Thats - just what winning and pot does /
Cause I caught I buzz, Im feelin like pac was /
Dont stress, not comparin me to him /
I won't flex, Its apparently a sin /
I make music cause I dont know how to not do it /
Voice is in my head, all I know to do is talk to it /

Drivin down that highway 1 /
I can feel the vibration /
I aint slept in 5 days /
Mind is goin side ways /
Ride into the rising sun /
x2

Do you love music /
Do you love trees /
Do you love humans /
Then you'll love me /

I am one /
I am one of the good ones /
Track Name: Slow Down
I been livin in the fast lane ridin the line /
See I put that on my last name, Vibes are fine /
Feelin like the gods or gone /
Im kinda feelin like the last one on /

Slow down
Life is a miracle, no doubt
x2

I am just one character /
-- in a dream gone black tryna bring it back like America /
But that was barely us / I used my alias /
Way past the barriers, went back to where Barrie is /
Pops like there he is, its been a millionn /
And wow these kids gettin big while uncle illy gone /
And i can feel it all - with every sacrifice /
But I didnt make the rules and life doesnt happen twice /
They dont let no accolades up in the afterlife /
Yo Im preppin for a brexit and Im packin light /
Take that midnight train, word to gladys knight /
Shit, I had a madder life full of bad advice /
Closed my eyes, is better than advertised /
The Smoke rises through echos of sad goodbyes /
No sound, soul feel like a ghost town /
Lay my head in her lap and let it....

HOOK

My whole life livin slow mo /
I kinda like when its slow mo /
My whole life I been solo /
You get so high, when you so low /
My whole life livin slow mo /
I kinda like when its slow mo /
My whole life I been solo /
You get so high, when you so low /
Slow down
Life is a miracle, no doubt
I been livin in the fast lane ridin the line /
See I put that on my last name, Vibes are fine /
Feelin like the gods or gone /
Im kinda feelin like the last one on /

Slow down
Life is a miracle, no doubt
Track Name: Good Girls Gone
I aint messin with a bad chick no no no /
But I wonder where the good ones go /
I aint flexin with no ratchet ho oh oh /
I jus wonder where the good girls go /

And I aint really one be judgin ya lifestyle /
or priorities you already iced out /
Or if you leavin all ya kids and a nice house /
for nights out and prolly puttin a price out /
but go get it, like Bell Biv and Devoe did it /
Poison in the boys sinnin with no limit /
And everybody twerkin like the hottest dance /
But I done seen a samba thata rock ya pants /
much hotter - a good girl thata go down /
than a 24-7 bad, slow down /
I mean, if you a freak 'en get your freak on /
But also if you shy then get your meek on /
And I aint need a milly, or a nicky type /
I been around the block Im tryna get it right /
I seen alot of dimes with a nickel mind /
Im tryna find a dollar in the nick of time /

I aint messin with a bad chick no no no /
But I wonder where the good ones go /
I aint flexin with no ratchet ho oh oh /
I jus wonder where the good girls go /

That thing Lauryn Hill and Im Nat King /
unforgettable, baby when you relaxing /
Basking in the grass, grabbin the brass ring /
You just doin whatever, doin ya damn thing /
Still you bad - but you bad how its good /
Got me talkin like Khaled, hope thats understood /
Cloth of a boss, and you brag when you should /
Humble but you ready with a bag of the good /
much hotter - a real girl on some grown shit /
on her money, got many ready to own shit /
Her own shit, she been grindin since 06
Im In the palm of her hand, high on a drone trip /
And I aint mad at anybodys thing tho /
Im lookin for that need to buy a ring tho /
I seen alot of dimes with a nickel soul /
Im tryna find a dollar, shit is different tho /
Track Name: Unstoppable
You dont find out that you're unstoppable /
Until they try to stop you, can't stop me like I am rock n roll /
They came for me - They put the game on me /
They poured the gasoline, and put the flame on me /
A man of virtue / they plan to hurt you / the planet heard you /
Verse 2 and when the words true, what I can is work through /
Feelin like the sun might set /
Silly we got one life left / and I need that /
- illy got a birds eye view /
life is a meta for the worst haiku /
Never gonna burst right through /
Gotta get up in the dirt times 2 /
illy is a bowss no lane /
until he is house hold name /
a hater gonna come / I been waitin for it son /
later when its done / Imma douse your flame /
You aint even listenin to feedback /
You aint even livin where the peace at /
Illy always wonder where the trees at /
Aint nobody perfect and I need that /
I lost it though / the aux is cold /
We straight up 12 the clocks ago /
And we not gonna stop the show /
-- By now youad gotsta know /

Try to stop me
Cant stop me
We Unbreakable /
We Undeniable /
We Unstoppable /
We Unbreakable /
We Undeniable /
We Unstoppable /
X2

You dont find out that you're unbreakable
Until they try to break you, can't break me like I am Paid In Full /
Its 140 - I knew theyd come for me /
They tryna find me, then blindly jus put they gun on me /
In random circles the mandem murmers bouts mans that murders /
They lyin to us from centre stage like They brang the circus /
Feelin like the one night set /
Still Im tryna bun my sess / and I need that /
- illy got no street cred tho /
for the deep heads, really thats what she said tho /
Tell me where the beef ends tho /
Gotta be in Ibetha by weekend tho /
illy is a boss no hate /
I been watchin what you doin and its not so great /
I know that I aint pac no jay /
but illy do is thing an a talk so straight /
You aint even looking when you see me /
Sick of seein illy on the TV /
You could put my hustle in an IV /
You could manufactur whats inside me /
lyricly a conscious breed /
but these goon mahfuckas want the top to bleed /
but we not gonna stop the beat /
By now youad gotsta see /
Track Name: Midnight In Cannes [Bonus]
This is the vibe, tryna keep the mystery live /
so when Im landin in France then Im gettin the high /
I kinda feel a little different inside /
As Im steppin off the plane put my business aside /
I had lunch in Rome, Im feelin like a beast /
Wheels up and Im gone, eatin dinner out in Nice /
Drive down the coast, Vibes on the most /
Cannes is like Paradise but even nicer close /
Team is on the terrace, we keep it nice and close /
Sippin on the scotch, ice up in the coke /
Trippin while I watch the sun settin over rooftops /
Too shocked, time to double down on these new stocks /
The booze pops - jus a secco bottle pass around /
Coach Gibson, the host sip it then pass it down /
Grab a beer, everybody welcome thats the atmosphere /
In fact it's clear this the love hater rappers fear /
King shit / Cavaliers / Ring shit, track of tears /
Palm trees, sunshine and hashish what happened here /
Everynight a different show / as fuckin high as it could go /
Team is on that team work, runnin plays like pick and rolls /
Posters on the venue doors, prolly brought too many though /
Illy always ready, yall forgot that I come heavy yo /
Thinkin bout my centerfold / symbol and my center tho /
Lookin at a sunset these mahfuckas never know /
Yall be on yo chevy chase, drivin round in Chevrolets listen kevin gates, bettin on a set of 8s /
I be in a better place, wakin up like every day chillin out by heavens gates, and partyin with heavyweights /
I aint ballin, but Im ballin out /
Yeah I got haters but too busy to call em out /
Thats that shit that I am all about /
All I do is win even though I took the harder route /
Thats word to Tay, we laughin at em I burn a Jay /
Every day a holiday, deve pop the chardonay /
Its kinda hard to hate when im a hundred million mile away /
Not away for long, but i smell the rose 'fore it rot away /
Performances were so lit / morrisons was so lit /
Oh shit, name your top 10 and we the whole list /