"Synesthesia... Synesthesia?! Maybe it has something to do with memory loss, BUT WHY?" Those were the exact thoughts that brewed in my mind the first time I heard the title of Ill Po's newest EP. I remember feeling a little ignorant because I had heard the term "Synesthesia" before in conversation and acted like I had been a Synesthesia expert since 7th grade. Not knowing the meaning at all, I did what any resourceful internet nerd with a slight drinking problem would do... went straight to the dictionary... ok... google, but what ever.
syn·es·the·sia[sin-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
WOW... Seems a little super human if you ask me. When I say "super human" I mean that in the most Marvel Comic way possible. "Word on the street" is that Ill Po actually has Synesthesia... Ok not really "word on the street"... I was actually at one of his shows about a year ago and overheard him telling John Stamos, of all people, about his Synesthesia epidemic. I wasn't really paying close attention or giving it much thought at the time. I was more focused on figuring out why Jesse, from Full House, showed up to an Ill Poetic show in Phoenix Arizona. Anyways, I guess the point of the story is that Ill Poetic has some how inherited super powers. This would kind of make him a super hero of sorts right? Ok... maybe I've had one too many vodka sprites and that's ((OK)) with me. Super Hero or not... I could definitely see him on the Hip Hop Fantastic Four after listening to this project. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is into projects with 100% substance. S/O to our friends over at djbooth.net on the co-sign and S/O to Ill Poetic on a super dope introduction to the Synesthesia movement.
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