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Ill Bill

Background information

Birth name – William Braunstein
Also known as – Bill, The Cult Leader, Billy Crystal, Billy Ocean, Nocturnus, William Cutting, IllCANiBill
Born – July 14, 1972 (age 41)
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States[1]
Origin – Glenwood Houses, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres – Hip hop
Occupations – Rapper
Label CEO
Instruments – Vocals
Years active1991–present
Labels – Uncle Howie
Associated acts – Non Phixion(in group)
La Coka Nostra(in group)
Circle of Tyrants(in group)
Secret Society
DJ Muggs
Jedi Mind Tricks
Sean Price
DJ Premier
Immortal Technique
Mr Hyde
Sabac Red
Sick Jacken
Killah Priest
Styles P
Jeru The Damaja
Vinnie Paz
Steven King
PF Cuttin
King Syze
Doap Nixon
B Real
Tech N9ne
Big Left

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William Braunstein (born July 14, 1972), better known as Ill Bill, is a Jewish-American rapper and record producer from Brooklyn, New York. Having gained notoriety in the underground hip hop group Non Phixion, Ill Bill is known for his hardcore lyrics and as the producer, founder and CEO of Uncle Howie Records. His brother Ron is also a rapper and producer, known as Necro.[2]


Ill Bill initially was the main voice behind the now disbanded Non Phixion, and is currently involved with La Coka Nostra, along with Slaine, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal of House of Pain & Limp Bizkit fame. In 2004 he released his debut solo album What’s Wrong with Bill? and has since released various solo mixtapes and collaborations in anticipation for his second solo record and the upcoming La Coka Nostra album.

NYC 1998

On September 16, 2008, he released his second album on Uncle Howie Records, entitled The Hour of Reprisal. The album includes appearances from Necro, Tech N9ne, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Everlast, Bad Brains, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage, Immortal Technique and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan. It also features production by DJ Muggs, T-Ray, DJ Lethal, Necro, DJ Premier and Ill Bill himself.

He released an album with Vinnie Paz as the Heavy Metal Kings. Ill Bill was supposed to release a collaboration album with rapper Crooked I and production team Blue Sky Black Death, but the project was cancelled.

During Spring 2008, Ill Bill joined Tech N9ne and Paul Wall on a nationwide tour. The Hour of Reprisal was released on September 16, 2008 by Uncle Howie Records and Fat Beats.

In an October 31, 2010 interview on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, Ill Bill discussed his relationship with his brother Necro and his range of albums expected in 2011 including La Coka Nostra, The Pill album with Sean Price and his Heavy Metal Kings album with Vinnie Paz set to release April 5, 2011.[3]

His third album, The Grimy Awards, was released on January 29, 2013. The album includes appearances from H.R. of Bad Brains, A-Trak, El-P, Jedi Mind Tricks, O.C., Cormega, Meyhem Lauren, Q-Unique, Shabazz the Disciple & Lil Fame of M.O.P. and production by DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Large Professor, The Beatnuts, El-P, Ayatollah, MoSS & Ill Bill himself. The first single “Severed Heads Of State” featuring and produced by El-P came out on October 29, 2012.[4]

What’s Wrong with Bill?

What’s Wrong with Bill? is Ill Bill’s debut studio album, released on March 2, 2004 by Psycho+Logical-Records. The album spawned one single, “The Anatomy of a School Shooting”, and a music video for “Chasing the Dragon”.

The album never charted.[5]


Main article: Ill Bill discography

2001: The Early Years: Rare Demos ’91-’94
2002: The Future Is Now (with Non Phixion)
2003: ILL BILL Is The Future
2003: Street Villains (with Necro)
2003: Howie Made Me Do It
2004: The Green CD/DVD (with Non Phixion)
2004: What’s Wrong with Bill?
2005: Street Villains 2 (with Necro)
2005: Circle Of Tyrants (with Necro, Goretex & Mr. Hyde)
2006: ILL BILL Is The Future Vol. 2
2007: Black Metal
2007: “The LCN Familia” (with La Coka Nostra)
2008: The Hour of Reprisal
2008: “Brand Name Dope E.P.” (with La Coka Nostra)
2009: “100% Pure Coka (Digital EP)” (with La Coka Nostra)
2009: A Brand You Can Trust (with La Coka Nostra)
2009: “Infermo Guillermo EP”
2010: “Holy Diver”
2010: Kill Devil Hills (with DJ Muggs)
2011: Heavy Metal Kings (with Vinnie Paz)
2011: Howie Made Me Do It 2
2012: Masters of the Dark Arts (with La Coka Nostra)
2013: The Grimy Awards[6]
2014: Heavy Metal Kings 2 (with Vinnie Paz)[7]
TBA: Heavy Metal Kings vs. DJ Muggs (with Vinnie Paz)[6]
TBA: The Pill (with Sean Price)[8]

Collaboration tracks

Sha-key feat. Ill Bill “Doompasaga”(produced by Ill Bill) off the LP “A Head Nadda’s Journey To Adidi Skizm” (1994 Imago Recording Company)
Necro feat. Ill Bill “I Need Drugs” LP (2001 Psycho+Logical)
O.D. feat. Ill Bill & Goretex of Non Phixion “2004” 12″ (1999 Audio Research)
Company Flow feat. Ill Bill of Non Phixion “Simian Drugs” 12″ (2000 Def Jux)
Necro feat. Ill Bill “The Most Sadistic” 12″ (2000 Psycho+Logical)
Troy Dunnit feat. Ill Bill “Let’s Go” 12″ (2001 Audio Research)
Non Phixion (Ill Bill, Goretex, Sabac Red & DJ Eclipse) “The Future Is Now” LP (2002 Uncle Howie)
El-P feat. Ill Bill “Fantastic Damage” LP (2002 Def Jux)
The Beatnuts feat. Ill Bill, Problemz – “Yae Yo” 12″ (2002 Landspeed)
Jedi Mind Tricks feat. Ill Bill, Sabac Red – “The Wolf” 12″ (2003 Babygrande)
Dj JS-1 feat. Ill Bill, Licence to ill- “Ground Original” LP (2003 Yosumi / M3)
Ill Bill feat. Raekwon – “Enemy” (2006) (White Label)
Ill Bill feat. Raekwon – “Thousands To M’s” (2006) (White Label)
MC Lars feat. Ill Bill – “The Dialogue” (extraído del álbum de MC Lars “The Graduate” 2006)
Jedi Mind Tricks feat. Ill Bill – “Heavy Metal Kings” (2006 Babygrande Records)
Ill Bill Feat Slaine & Reef The Lost Cause “Bangmatic Remix” (Mass Movementz The Album, 2009)
Clementino feat. Ill Bill – “Hannibal rapper” (2011 Relief Records)
With La Coko Nostra 2006 – “Fuck Tony Montana” (DJ Mek Remix) featuring Big Left
With La Coko Nostra 2006 – “Get Outta My Way” (DJ Mek Remix) featuring B-Real of Cypress Hill & Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm
With La Coko Nostra 2006 – “This Is War” featuring Big Left Ill Bill Is The Future Vol. 2
With La Coko Nostra 2006 – “It’s A Beautiful Thing” Ill Bill Is The Future Vol. 2
With La Coko Nostra 2007 – “Where Hope Goes To Die” Black Metal
With La Coko Nostra 2007 – “Soldiers Of Fortune” (produced by Sicknature) Black Metal
With La Coko Nostra 2007 – “Get Outta My Way” featuring Big Left Black Metal
With La Coko Nostra 2007 – “Broken Pieces” featuring Jeru The Damaja Black Metal
With La Coko Nostra 2009 – “Do It” (produced by DJ Solo) Soul Assassins: Intermission
With La Coko Nostra 2009 – “Hey Young World Featuring La Coka Nostra & Heltah Skeltah” The Trojan Horse
With La Coko Nostra 2010 – “Skull & Guns” featuring Slaine & Everlast – DJ Muggs vs. Ill Bill: Kill Devil Hills
Collaborations albums
Non Phixion (Ill Bill, Goretex, Sabac Red & DJ Eclipse) “The Green CD/DVD” (2004 Uncle Howie)
Circle Of Tyrants (Necro, Ill Bill, Goretex & Mr. Hyde) “The Circle Of Tyrants” LP (2005 Psycho+Logical)
Necro and Ill Bill “Street Villains Vol. 2” (2005 Psycho+Logical)
Non Phixion (Ill Bill, Goretex, Sabac Red & DJ Eclipse) “The Future Is Now” LP (2002 Uncle Howie)
Classic Material (unknown)
Nuclear Fallout (unknown)
La Coko Nostra 2009 – The Height Of Power
La Coko Nostra 2009 – The Audacity of Coke
La Coko Nostra 2012 – The Maple Leaf Massacre
La Coko Nostra 2009 – 100% Pure Coka (Digital EP)
La Coko Nostra 2009 – A Brand You Can Trust
La Coko Nostra 2012 – Masters of the Dark Arts
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2003: “Brutality Part 1”

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