I keep saying to myself « never rush greatness ». Such words couldn’t be more real than they are about the great hiphop relationship i’ve been building with Typ ILL. I keep supporting him for years on the Independent Coolness Show, he has always been showing love back. We recently took the time to set up this Independent Coolness episode hosted by himself, and that’s why I decided to see : how cool is Typ ILL ?
1) The coolest words to introduce yourself ?
Hi, Im Typ iLL
2) The coolest thing in the place you come from ?
The people! Long Island has over 40 different towns and each one has its own indentity. 100 miles long with 2 million people? Yea that’s pretty cool.
3) The coolest place you been at thanks to music touring ?
Only started touring recently but I do know the world has a lot in store. I have been to Germany for a little and places in the middle east as a soldier but musically I haven’t left country yet. I love Atlanta and Charlotte though. Great people and love the food. Austin, TX was special too. Even Michigan got down when I was there for a week, very nice folks out there and would go back to any of those places.
4) The coolest thing to know about your new / next project ?
Veterans Day. #VetzDay is the hashtag!! I know its going to be special for hip hop. I bringing a little bit of my military life into the rap world as well as my stories of the street and my road to success with music. I feel that so many artists from this country enjoy life and sometimes forget to pay homage from the place where they made it from. More people seem to shit on this place and Im like why don’t I big it up? I dont care if Im the bad guy…I fought for the place, might as well keep fighting for it. It’s fully produced by my comrade Statik Selektah. I am excited to see where it takes me! I am already thinking about the next move after that. Im ready.
5) Two cool things to reveal about you in studio ?
I like to stay focused at all times… I don’t know if theres anything cool haha. I do like to make up voices and fake accents when i joke around in the booth sometimes.
6) The coolest feature you could imagine for an upcoming single of you ?
So many artists I have looked up to and so many up and and coming artists who are influential to me. That’s a tough one. If I had to pick then it would be NaS…such a cliché answer.
7) The totally not cool thing in this hiphop game nowadays ?
The wrong color wristbands backstage.
8) The cool thing you could do if you weren’t a musician ?
I do plenty of cool things even as a musician! I play sports, hang out with military vets and rap… that’s life for me. Maybe I would coach the womens Brazilian swim team.
9) The coolest thing my readers can do if they want to support your work ?
The coolest thing anyone can do when it comes to support is to keep supporting. Whatever they feel is the best way to keep me going is what they can do. I truly love all my fans. Its their energy and love that keeps me going strong. I support people by going to shows, purchasing their hard work or dropping lines of kind words and encouragement. This world can be brutal so I choose to rock the flip side of that.
10) Any last cool words ?
Never give up. Never quit. Do exactly what you feel you’re supposed to do. Thanks for having me FD. You’re the man. #3Daps #Salute