Illgod & Xplain D Don – Incipit Vita Nova

Illgod is yet again involved in another masterpiece. His beats seem to bring out the best in rappers. This time he collaborates with the highly intelligent xplain D Don who first wowed us with his King Jaja Bars some months ago. Xplain as his name implies is able to speak on a vast variety of topics, tell stories, and kick mad knowledge that educates, as well as entertains the listener at the same time.

On so many occasions during the album, he draws inspiration from his Port-Harcourt environs mentioning the names of past heroes and reminding us of the lifestyle and culture of the Opobo people – an ethnic tribe in Nigeria in which he belongs to.

Illgod draws inspiration from The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova both by Dante Alighieri. According to the artists, the artwork by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was just too beautiful to overlook.

We are super impressed by this body of work.

Incipit Vita Nova

Design by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley.

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