- Artist: Illpoets.com Collective
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/23/2004
Take R&B, Hip Hop, throw in elements of Jazz, a touch of Rock & Roll, Chill Out/ Alternative and a hefty dose of Spoken Word, and you have the beginnings of a truly original sound. Throw in some of the brightest and most recognizable names in the DC Metro Areas underground music/ poetry scene, and you have the beginnings of greatness. From Baltimore to DC, DC to VA and back to the outskirts of DC, the Illpoets.com Collective has been moving crowds as individuals for years. From the soulful sounds of renaissance man W. Ellington Felton to the unmistakable energy of the Poem-Cees Black Picasso, these artists have been proving to the world that the DC art scene is a viable and diverse market. Between the solo LP's, National Poetry Slams, theatrical performances, sold out concerts, touring, appearances on HBO's Def Poetry Jam or BET's 106 & Park, shooting independent films, and guest-starring on CD's of artists like Fertile Ground and Prince Paul, the Illpoets.com Collective finally got together to give fans of the individual artists...a collective masterpiece debut. Indeed, the All Seasons LP is nothing short of a masterpiece. Running the gamut of all the major musical art forms, the All Seasons LP still takes the time to reflect upon the different facets of life. Be it falling in or out of love, civil rights, one-night stands, politics, the hardships of teaching or the stress of being a student, this CD pulls no punches in this unapologetic and raw endeavor. Featuring tracks from W. Ellington Felton, Takia Richardson, Rasheem Rooke, Sir Reigns, Dehejia Maát, Droopy Anderson, Black Picasso, Lee the Poet, 13 of Nazareth and Komplex. This CD exhibits the sheer power of the spoken word as it is accompanied by the production of some of the DC Areas rising stars. Production credits include Kyle Murdock, Moe Huggs, Text S.O.S.A., Black Picasso, Donny West & K'Alyn. Founded in 2001, illpoets.com has become a cornerstone in the DC Arts community, as it provides original poetry, event information, reviews, links and other resources for the local art scene and the general public. This debut full-length CD from illpoets.com features 17 tracks of R&B, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and Alternative flavor with guest-appearances from Def Poetry Jam's Bassey Ikpi, S. Nicole Gladden, Holiday & Ra Supreme to name a few, this CD promises to be an instant classic among devotees to the indie scene. This CD is also enhanced for internet accessible computers and includes bonus tracks from a DC area talent, Black Boo.