On Illy’s latest single One For The City, the Australian emcee waxes lyrical and tips his flat brim snapback to the big smoke while Rudimental vocalist Thomas Jules hits you with an absolute earworm of a hook.
We’re guessing the inspiration behind the track was provided by Illy’s hometown and the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne. When it came time to shoot a video for the track however, Illy took things up a notch, traveled to the birthplace of hip hop and literally flipped NYC on its head for this slice of Cinematic (SWWDT) magic.
It ain’t a Friday on Cool Accidents without a playlist, so we hit up Illy Al and asked him to sort us out with some tunes. Not only did he come through, he went to the trouble of putting together a special ‘One For The Cities’ themed selection of other raps and tracks that take their cues from heavily populated areas the world over.
Featuring tracks from Jay Z, N.W.A, M83, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, 2Pac, The Hoods and even a little Bon Iver, The Amity Affliction & Lynyrd Skynyrd! You can stream it below and if you haven’t already checked for Illy’s hit filled Cinematic you can do so now where all good records are sold | streamed.