iLLBliss - East & West Ft. CDQ
iLLBliss Ft. CDQ – East & West
Oga supervisor shares another single off his very much acknowledged illygaty 7057 collection, the CDQ-helped tune is titled “East and West” and was delivered by Kezyklef.
According to Illy;
EAST & WEST : I grew up in a quiet town known as CoalCity, ENUGU Eastern Nigeria. The East was home all through my formative years until I moved to Lagos after graduating from UNN for my YouthService. The West instilled the hustle AND belief in me. IT also exposed me to the real opportunities in the music business and helped me achieve my dreams.
The Nigerian Civil War left the Igbo Race scarred and resentful of the West. Growing up, I overheard many conversations about the cunningness and treachery of the Yorubas and how they couldn’t be trusted. From the Yorubas, I heard how much the Igbo man worshipped money and how far we could sell out our own for the right amount. I often wondered how so much bile and ethnic divisions could exist amongst us. Intentionally I embraced Yoruba culture and tradition in my Social Studies classes in Primary School, I knew all the western States, capitals and names of Governors.
I learnt to sketch the late Awolowo faster than any of our past leaders. Till date I find both cultures absolutely rich, vibrant and OURS! In contemporary Nigerian hiphop, our dialects play a pivotal role and helped build a strong connection btw the artists and the streets(fans).
This song celebrates two hustlers from the East & the West, with mutual and absolutely genuine respect for each other’s craft. Beyond the music it heals the horrid memories of our past and unifies us back into one. Produced by @kezyklef featuring my brother and true King @cdqolowo #illygaty7057thealbum #the7057Stories