Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cincinnati Hip Hop | Crazy New Visuals from Ill Poetic

In collaboration with visionary artist and director Keenan Parry, Definition Music is proud to present “An Idiot’s Guide to Anarchy” short film; a beautiful, chaotic and riveting piece of animation.

Inspired by the album’s lead single “8:44”, this short film mashes together the blissful naiveté of pre-9/11 America with the cynicism and nihilism of our present day, all through the eyes of two children watching the world around them crumble moments before a plane hits a tower. This surreal visual is the latest installment of Ill Poetic’s critically acclaimed “An Idiot’s Guide to Anarchy” (Definition Music) project. Described by Ill Po as “an album about realizing there are no rules out here, both in the real world and creative life”, the decade-in-the-making self-produced and released project was hailed by critics as “a truly unique creation...mixing jazz, funk, modern and classic hip-hop, house, dance and performance art”.

What started in November 2017 as a 2LP vinyl release has continued to progress and transform, both in art and business. No longer just an album, Ill Po has fleshed the philosophy of “An Idiot’s Guide to Anarchy” into a 16-week college curriculum on the subject of artist entrepreneurship. This Spring saw Ill Po offering a series of guest lectures and workshops at various California and Ohio universities offering students a broad overview of the tenants, resources and options that exist in creating a sustainable and tangible self-governed career in the anarchic industry of music. These lectures will continue and expand to new regions as the curriculum continues to develop.

In the meantime, “An Idiot’s Guide to Anarchy” short film is debuting today HERE.

You can stream or purchase the deluxe 2LP Vinyl to “An Idiot’s Guide to Anarchy” album HERE. Stay tuned for more surprises and announcements from this ongoing project.

Lastly, Ill Poetic will be hitting the road both on the festival circuit and the lecture circuit, click a venue for ticket info:

July 17 - San Diego @ AC Lounge
July 21 - Video Release Party, Columbus, OH @ TBA
July 27 - Columbus, OH @ 2x2 Festival (Concert Performance)
July 28 - Columbus, OH @ 2x2 Festival (EDU Workshop)
September 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Elementz Youth Center (Workshop, details TBA)
September 21 - Cincinnati, OH Overcast Festival @ Top Cats

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