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About Us


WE are ILL-Legitimate, a 8-man crew of musicians, producers and lyricists. We approach
our craft with discipline, honor and technique, but our goal is beyond self-mastery or a mastery
of the martial-arts and its elements. ILL-Legitimate is essentially a philosophy of existence
focused on mental and spiritual growth, executed musically in the purest form, raw poetry
and hard, groovy beats, although we take the word “execute” a little more seriously than your
average. We aim for excellence, to elevate the art to new levels. Cut the heads off the track.

Our belief is that hip-hop is a kind of folk music, one that focuses on more than just traditions
and customs, but stays current to the state of the people in the present times. We love music
from all genres, times and cultures, and this sort of universal exposure has influenced our
sound heavily.

While this crew originated on the West Coast of Canada and so expresses the sounds and vibes
of the streets and neighbourhoods of Vancouver’s underground; its style and sound, granted
the fact that everyone here originates from someplace else in the world, has a unique story to

For this reason, ill-legitimate embraces members spanning across the globe from Canada
to Europe to Australia, to uptake this sign… this pledge to progress with integrity…to

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