Since the last time he graced these particular pages, The Boy Illinois has become yet another Chicago standout, both from a rapping standpoint and one spreading the gospel of conscious belief and thought. His latest tape Pointe (New Age Colonialism) is on the horizon and for an appetizer he serves up “Blackmale”, a constantly morphing track produced by C.O.O.P that features Houston’s own Trae Tha Truth & Illi’s Chi-Town brethren in Twista. Illi bats lead off here, giving us enough time to not only enjoy his poignancy but also how sharp Trae & Twista can be when motivated.