Yesterday, May 21st, marked the beginning of what is set to be an epic summer for Wordspit And The ILLest. The nine piece ensemble from New York City took the stage at Hammerstein Ballroom last night on America’s Got Talent and “…blew the roof off” via Howard Stern!!!
If you don’t know who WordSpit is, he was born and bred in East New York. WordSpit realized his gift for lyrics in the third grade and has been honing his craft ever since. Check out an older video of him rocking out with his band The ILLest at Bamboozle 2011!
Yesterday, WordSpit and The ILLest performed their rendition of Poet’s Haiku/In The Air Tonight, Wordspit And The ILLest took America on a journey that would eventually have viewers comparing their sound as a mesh between “Jay-Z and Pink Floyd”.
Rolling Stone gives them great reviews and says, “Wordspit, The Illest!, hip-hop band: When a crew from the “rough part of town” is able to channel the Roots, sneak in the chorus to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” and incorporate violin, all while a dude who goes by the name Wordspit gets the crowd psyched through whiplash-quick “backpack rap” rhymes, there’s a good chance they’re being put through to the next round. Thankfully, they advanced. Frankly, if these dudes tighten up their chops just a wee bit, this could be the beginning of something special.”