FEEL GOOD MUSIC

by ILLUS

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    "One of the best HipHop albums of 2010"- Chuck D

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    ILLUS has been recording music and illustrating comics professionally since 1991 (selling over 250,000 records with no airplay or major label deal), recording and touring with such legends as Chuck D and Public Enemy, DJ Johnny Juice, R.A. the Rugged Man, Dilated Peoples and Blackalicious, and garnering praise from the likes of Wendy Day and numerous HIPHOP legends. But he has reached a whole new level of excellence with his new album- FEEL GOOD MUSIC produced by J.J. Brown.

    Feel Good Music is a 7-song opus that displays the passion, soul and heart of the artist with a true feel-good HIPHOP vibe. ILLUS is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve as he raps about his love for his wife, family and friends as well as the microphone and the culture that inspired the man. FEEL GOOD MUSIC is more than just nostalgia or a dedication to all of the great HIPHOP pioneers, it is a true modern day classic that captures the essence of all that is good about HIPHOP music and brings it to light in the modern age.

    1. Ready
    2. Beautiful Day
    3. Old Friends featuring Paul Dateh
    4. Have Fun, Will Travel
    5. Happy Little Accident
    6. Feel Good Music
    7. Super Secret Identity

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Another Perfectly Imperfect Beautiful Naked Creation, A PERFECTLY IMPERFECT BEAUTIFUL NAKED CREATION, KABOOM, Behind the Mask, Super Secret Identity, Make Some Noize (ICBM Remix), Family First, Feel Good Remixes by DJ Johnny Juice, and 9 more. , and , .

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1.
04:02
Ready Written and performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP Intro So many ready to die but not ready to live Ready to fight, but not ready for peace So many are ready to take, but not ready to give Too many ready to hate should be ready to love each Verse 1 I’m ready for change Ready to rearrange the same Embrace the strange and go against the grain Ready to awaken the mundane who complain And pray for a new day new way and a new reign Ready for fame Ready to break the chain Rock steady and stake my claim Illus the name Ready for pain igniting the flame Writing like lightning I’m reciting My readiness with no shame I’m ready to be blamed for mucking up the game Stuck in the 80’s bucking lames Like I’m going insane No shucking and jiving the mic can’t be tamed Rhyming is a way of life it can’t be explained If it’s in you then let it out it can’t be restrained It’s ammunition for the brain it can’t be contained So I’m ready to release and let it bleed like a vein So it can stain the domain of weak sheep entertained Chorus Ready for peace Ready for love Ready to be free Ready for justice It’s time to take it to the top Time to give it our best So I’m ready to rock And live life with each breath And you know we won’t stop Cause we do it to death And I’m ready to drop Because I’m ..so ..damn …FRESH Verse 2 I’m ready to attack and travel the map My bags are packed Unravel the sack and plant my flag I’ll be back when my missions a wrap Cause I’m ready to stack cash Ready to smash and make a splash And trash any weak competition That can’t last fast or slow I surpass When I flow cause I’m ready to go Blast off ready I’m bad baby Maybe you ready to get with me If you happen to be that crazy I’m ready to unleash my wrath I war for peace and laugh at suckers That can’t comprehend my math It’s the science of art Defiant I carve my own path Breaking my back for every dream I have This ain’t no fad ask flash Hall of fame cats pioneers of the rap and scratch R.I.P Jam Master unsurpassed Even in the after life none brighter or badder it’s a fact Chorus Ready for peace Ready for love Ready to be free Ready for justice It’s time to take it to the top Time to give it our best So I’m ready to rock And live life with each breath And you know we won’t stop Cause we do it to death And I’m ready to drop Because I’m ..so ..damn …FRESH Verse 3 I’m ready for love Ready to rise above Set my goals even high and fly like a dove Excel to my potential and always look up Ready for whatever may come now matter how tough I can always do better, see it’s never enough To be the best person possible, it ain’t about luck It’s about being ready to bleed and put in the work Embracing the joy but not afraid to be hurt Ready to accept, and ready to forgive Ready to die for a better life and ready to live Positive gotta give my all not matter how much It takes to touch the ones stuck and wake their butts up Can’t strut, gotta run and trust in my gut and at any giving moment be ready to bust ready for peace I seek truth and the just and I’m ready to struggle ‘til I return to the dust Repeat Chorus
2.
Beautiful Day Written and Performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP It’s a Beautiful Day Time for Change Time to turn the page And welcome a new age. Verse 1 I was born in 74 Hip Hop for sure Financially poor With dreams of more a family torn my mind explored writing on the wall I was born the draw Broke the law Flow with soul Saw the truth in the rhyme Fought for freedom and took control Each line on the paper an extension of life So when I paint or write I embrace the light And when I take the mic in the palm of my hand I believe in change and know yes we can never stand still I evolve and grow never lie on my back so the truth be told I’m a steal the show and give my heart to the people And live every moment like there ain’t no sequel Ain’t got no equal I’m one of a kind And you’ll never find another sun with more shine Verse 2 Through the struggle and strife The muscle and might to hustle for life loving the mic busting to fight for peace and I write with passion smashing the stage I give my heart to my wife and my rage to the page Dead broke to minimum wage No joke Busting my ass for freedom escaping the cage Of the slave camp rat race releasing my hate Living for love and laughing with a smile on my face Buck wild like it’s 88 I feel great Born to create debate the with the best Stay awake never rest my fate make it happen Rapping’ for truth take my time When I rhyme no faking or actin’ Breakin’ to rappin beat street to penn ave And beyond Time to sound the alarm And defeat the beast in each and reach for stars And teach the youth the truth and heal these scars Verse 3 I’ve got the power to transform pain to love Make the rain in the sky disappear and the sun Come out in the winter and melt the snow and when I flow it’s like spring you can watch the green grow I swing low dream and grow Bring the pro-fessional work ethic I wreck every show No question, (dude) I study my lessons and pass every test Invest in my future I been down, been out but I got back up and never gave in back in the fight went from hating life to loving the light and making it right never left one dream incomplete no defeat no retreat or surrender remember, never say die I’m too fly like a clear blue sky In the month of July alive and rocking Basking in the sun rapping forever hiphoping
3.
05:05
Written and Performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP Verse 1 It was a different time they spoke different rhymes They were witnesses to something new you’ll never find Cause you can’t rewind what already passed And you can’t resurrect it or bring it back So you try and push forward and make it your best Remember the rules to always keep it fresh From 13 to 34 Living the dream can’t ask for any more Cold war survivor Used to write rhymes on my moms old typewriter Until the ribbon broke that ain’t no joke You ain’t getting it you probably ain’t that old We never sold out we just had kids had to get jobs for food and homes to live And did what we done to try and get by But we still fly and down for the do or die Chorus This is for my old rhymes I used to rap to my old friends Remembering the old times I hope they never ever end Verse 2 They used to say this was just a fad They used to laugh when they heard me rap They used to say it was just a dream But never realized I was a microphone fiend That would never give up cause I just don’t quit That’s the soul of HIPHOP that allows me to rip And flip scripts slick with the flick of my tongue It’s the spirit of caz that keep fresh and young Cold crush rush right through the veins So when I bust you can trust my respect for the name You can see it in my walk And you can feel it and believe it when you hear me talk Cause where I’m from all we have is our word and if you ain’t got that then you really ain’t worth Nothing no fronting no games this is real love Something special for the ones I be thinking of Verse 3 We used to walk to school with our box in our hand Bebopping to the beat rocking thinking of a plan To make it on our own and have our names in lights All we ever wanted was to rock the mics And take long flights to far away lands And rock fresh beats for all of my fans But somewhere along the way shit changed some of us went bald and other just went gray Strange all this new weight slowing me down Nnd i hate to think I’m out of touch with the new sounds But the truth is I probably am Bbut that stil aint stopping me from rocking a jam For the love in my heart for music and art The culture that made me who I am from the start Even after we depart we’ll still be rocking Never stopping forever HipHopping
4.
Have Fun, Will Travel Written and performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP Intro Have fun, we’ll travel And tear down your town No violence or guns we came to get down. So let’s get down Let’s have some fun Rebels of underground HipHop number one Verse 1 When I bust from the gut trust the thrust crush Comp get stomped to dust in a clutch no fuss I’m in my own category I can’t be touched No crutch always fresh I never rust Muck with us you’re outta luck it sucks Sucker ducks get swamped and plucked And struck like a puck thrown under a truck So tuck your head between your legs and cluck You’re stuck ya schmuck Ayo what’s up buttercup You ain’t tough cause you talk drugs and guns You thugs are all fluff I’ve had enough of that stuff So just hush Blessed from above With passion, lust and love I ain’t deaf blind or dumb I don’t run I ain’t so so never been ho hum I dance to the beat of a different drum To spread peace love unity and having fun Bridge to Chorus. 1x I’m no dummy sunny I’m educated So don’t debate it or hate it, better face it All that negativity’s a waste kid awaken It’s time for peace so just embrace it Chorus I don’t wannbe u, I just wannabe me I gotta be true, I gotta be free I’m an emcee, I don’t wanna hurt no body I’m just a bad muther lover when I rock the party Verse 2 He’ll yeah I’m rapper or better yet an emcee Never say that I’m not when I rock beats None badder it’s a fact that I’m the best me That you ever see on track don’t sweat B You can test me but you know I always pass So do try impressing me when you talking trash Popping smack never lasts you’ll get gassed Left in last and slashed and scratched like a rash and I’m a laugh my ass off call me wack or soft I don’t really care I’m a blast off you’ll get smashed and tossed in the trash and lost like old crap noone wanted like a bad cough my hats off to all the real tough guys I don’t want no beef I just wanna bust rhymes Want you all to feel me when I spit mines So we can all have fun and (reel)in good times Chorus I don’t wannbe u, I just wannabe me I gotta be true, I gotta be free I’m an emcee, I don’t wanna hurt no body I’m just a bad muther lover when I rock the party Verse 3 I’m just an old man chilling never did a killing A sensitive artist here to share my feelings Don’t wanna scare any women or children when I’m building I’d rather uplift and god willing Do what’s right in life I’m no villain So I celebrate peace love and healing And have a little fun when I’m wheeling and dealing But I only hustle art so I haven’t made a million I’m off the chart illing in the underground Resilient with the funky sound Brilliant also profound Get down rise up throw your fists in the air Have a little fun shake it like you don’t care Ridiculous, inquisitive, meticulous and different Isn’t it conspicuous this lyricist can rip this ish I got the gift of gab like blackalicious Rap’s exquisite illustrious wizard When I rock the party don’t look at me funny When I rock the party don’t act like a dummy When I rock the party don’t bust no guns When I rock the party just have some fun
5.
Happy Little Accident Written and Performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP Beautiful Mistake Chorus Life’s a happy little accident A beautiful mistake Your smile’s like magic You’re my soulmate Verse 1 She was a beautiful mistake Two lovers of fate never knew they’d create My love and soul mate an innocent date 30 years after Her smile and laughter made me have to have her Something in her eyes mesmerized my mind Made my heart skip a beat and lose track of time I never thought I had a chance but I wanted to dance Even with two left feet I took her hand No plan, romance happenstance every glance In a trance I fell hard and I wanted to advance Heart broken and bitter alone in winter But I’m a sucker for pain and never been a quitter You’ve had your heart broke too but you rolled the dice Not afraid to get hurt you took your friend’s advice And went out on the town in search of laughs And somehow we connected and our souls crossed paths Verse 2 You’re intelligent and elegant, sexually incredible Strong and yet delicate, beautifully delectable Affectionate and Sensitive Tender and Compassionate Sensational and venturous Terrestrial, dependable You’re my constant Source of inspiration My motivation for higher elevation I thank god and your parents for your creation You’re the light of my life My salvation I can’t believe this sensation You’re my wife and foundation My reason for celebration Let’s build a nation of love embracing the formation of our relation uniting as one you’re my warmth like the sun I pledge my dedication with no hesitation A complete constellation to guide me outta the dark I give my heart in elation for our future generation Verse 3 I know I’m difficult, girl. An emotional artist Moody with a temper and I’m not the smartest Not the largest a little guy hairy and goofy I live by the do or die but always speak truthfully A little unruly, youthfully immature Cantankerous old soul corrupted and impure But rest assure, your loves my cure You can feel secure I’m forever yours never question your investment I’m not desperate for attention I can never be tempted My quest in this new adventure, improve and better With you by my side no matter the weather Like Spiderman and Mary Jane Cyclops and Jean Grae Han Solo Princess Leia Clark Kent and Lois Lane No super villain can (ever) foil our plan To build a family it’s destiny (I’m) forever your man
6.
Feel Good Music Written and Performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP FEEL GOOD MUSIC Verse 1 This ain’t pop music for wannabe teen idols It’s medicine for depressed suicidals A release for the stressed feeling violent Religion for the lost forsaken the bible Never idle always evolving, ever changing Rearranging styles, wild, never faking Uncompromising self-empowering Independent, Underground, inventive, relentless You can’t stop, won’t stop, we don’t quit Build and destroy with each lyric we flip And Rip beats to defeat the beast with a verse Streets to the burbs, Best to the worst, Blessed to the cursed, it’s the truth for the youth The strength to break loose, live free and cut the noose It’s the fight for justice and equality, Against all odds and probabilities To realize our destiny Verse 2 This is the latchkey child’s foster father Black CNN, uniting the people through Black Power White children rebelling against a system Perpetrated by racist parents unwilling to change This is music for the strange, anthems for outcasts Lunatics deranged, ex-patriots without pasts Runaway slaves and freedom fighters united Artists with conscience, graffiti writers defiant This is poetry for the downtrodden, For the forgotten Unlocking the mind from the body, Rocking the party, Uniting the world through beats and rhymes, Awakening the criminal mind, giving sight to the blind For the last in line, making it to the top Amalgamations of blues, jazz, soul, funk and rock Drums that don’t stop for skaters, gangstas and breakers And lyrics that touch hearts making believers outta hatas Verse 3 This is the positive overcoming negative The strength of love over hate, Forgiveness over vengeance This is the soul of the artist’s passion of creation Mastering a gift passed down through generations War and peace, temptation unleashed Feast or famine standing before god admitting your weak This is the talent to think fast and talk slow The balance of fact and fiction, style and flow You against the world nothing’s impossible Inspiration to make you feel Unstoppable The beautiful struggle of life’s battle, Taking it to the mats, proving you’re badder Master your craft, no acting, no talk, only action Rapping for freedom believing in you By any means, do whatchya gotta do To provide for your future and family Without losing your soul, freedom or sanity
7.
Super Secret Identity Written and Performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP Verse 1 I was a young child in the 80’s Abused by my peers and a little bit crazy Confused by a world of death and divorce So every breath I kept focused hoping to hone the force Dreaming of adventure off in galaxies far away Believing I’d be chosen to rescue the girl and save the day An awkward boy, shy and weak Sometimes I missed my dad so bad I’d cry in my sleep Go to school and get beat and run all the way home And lose myself in my books and drawings all alone My mind would roam to lost lands and times And travel to the future fighting wars and crimes The heroes struggle never giving in Against all odds the good guys win Never bend or buckle, never compromise Always do what’s right no matter the sacrifice So it wasn’t a surprise when I needed a theme song I dreamed I was Run Dmc and I’d be strong The power of the beat like the hammer of Thor To transform the weak into so much more Chorus They said I could be Whatever I wanted to be How could they know What I wanted was a fantasy I knew I was special I knew I had a destiny I never let go Of my secret identity Verse 2 What’s your secret? They all wanna know What’s your weakness? Who you be, how you roll? Who you creep with? Who’s under the mask What you hiding from the people Why you dipping so fast Ain’t no one Just a geek with a voice Won’t front son Ain’t never been cool Not a tough guy Just a nerd not a fool when I bust I Transform to a beast on the beat so fly Tell me what you see? When you look in the sky, it’s just little old me And I’m so fresh- you marvel at the image Ain’t it so DEF I’m like Kirby-n-Lee And I never lose breath World’s Greatest so Amazing, I’m the best bet Ragnarock on the mic when I catch wreck An Uncanny Incredible lyrical Savage New god 4th world miracle Super Secret Identity Written and Performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP Verse 1 I was a young child in the 80’s Abused by my peers and a little bit crazy Confused by a world of death and divorce So every breath I kept focused hoping to hone the force Dreaming of adventure off in galaxies far away Believing I’d be chosen to rescue the girl and save the day An awkward boy, shy and weak Sometimes I missed my dad so bad I’d cry in my sleep Go to school and get beat and run all the way home And lose myself in my books and drawings all alone My mind would roam to lost lands and times And travel to the future fighting wars and crimes The heroes struggle never giving in Against all odds the good guys win Never bend or buckle, never compromise Always do what’s right no matter the sacrifice So it wasn’t a surprise when I needed a theme song I dreamed I was Run Dmc and I’d be strong The power of the beat like the hammer of Thor To transform the weak into so much more Chorus They said I could be Whatever I wanted to be How could they know What I wanted was a fantasy I knew I was special I knew I had a destiny I never let go Of my secret identity Verse 3 Empowered with a voice and the heart to fight For what’s right Like a radioactive spider bite Changed my life so I write rhymes To uplift In a pessimistic world where wonder is missed I was born with a gift like a mutant x-gene To spit fluent form fitted lyrics so obscene I wreck teams of demons hell-bent on my demise And come equipped like semen to spread life and thrive Allow me to open your eyes So you can see beyond the lies of your favorite emcee’s disguise I gotta secret layer in the burbs up in my attic Where I paint works of art and craft HIPHOP classics When duty calls I transform Hit the streets like a god and let knowledge be born Sworn to protect the weak and innocent Avenge the fallen and defeat the villainous

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released January 10, 2010

Written and performed by Adam ILLUS Wallenta
American Mule Ent. 2010 ASCAP
Produced by J.J. Brown
Executive Producer: ILLUS

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ILLUS is an independent HIPHOP artist and professional illustrator who makes positive, uplifting, thought-provoking, boom-bap HIPHOP for the people.

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