On November 21st, Ohio native emcee Ill Poetic is set to release An Idiot’s Guide To Anarchy, a brand new, 12-track project coming via Definition Music a decade after its predecessor, The World Is Ours.
A lot can happen in 10 years, and a lot did happen for Ill Po. Whether of or against his own will, he was met with both adversity and change that has resulted in substantial growth for his craft and dedication towards it.
“I put all my shit in a storage unit, lived in my manager’s basement, and traveled from city to city on a Greyhound studying and recording every session for this album. I got married, learned family and landed in a Motel 6 in California with them to be closer to the creativity that I knew would push me to push harder. Every square centimeter of sound and art on [An Idiot’s Guide To Anarchy] has a deep spectrum of memories and emotion attached to it,” he explained to Consequence of Sound.
The deep memories and emotions Po describes as the core of the forthcoming project are apparent in the new single “8:44“, a song that is set minutes before the first World Trade Center crash on September 11th, 2001. It is through the terrifying narrative of 9/11 its contrast to the otherwise upbeat production that Ill Poetic evokes the sudden sentiments of vulnerability that rippled through the country in a matter of minutes.
An Idiot’s Guide To Anarchy is available for pre-order now in both 2xLP and digital formats, which are both schedule to hit homes just before Thanksgiving.