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March 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM

The new EP from ILLFIGHTYOU’s Ugly Frank | New recordings

Last year’s self-titled debut from Tacoma trio ILLFIGHTYOU took them from relative unknowns to one of the best new talents in an already strong local rap climate — and is one of the main reasons why it’s not cool for Seattle people to talk sneeringly about Tacoma anymore. The strongest points about the ILLFIGHTYOU album were…

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July 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Block Party countdown Q&A: Tacoma tough-guy rappers ILLFIGHTYOU had never heard of CHBP

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ILLFIGHTYOU, from left to right, Khris P, Ugly Frank and EvergreenOne (Jesse Gelly)

By Mike Ramos

Tacoma tough-guy rap trio ILLFIGHTYOU — EvergreenOne, Ugly Frank and Khris P — have been in a group together for less than a year, and released their raucous self-titled debut just over a month ago. But their wildly antagonistic lyrics and hard-body beats (all produced by group member Khris P) that range from sneering, cracking new-school boom-bap to booming, skittering modern “trap” spinoffs have been racking up web clicks and blog features, suddenly making them one of the fastest-rising new groups out of the Northwest. We took a short trip down I-5 to catch up with Khris P and Ugly Frank at Tacoma’s Puget Sound Pizza, where everybody waited around for 15 or so minutes before realizing that EvergreenOne wasn’t going to show up. [Editor's Note: Strong language.]

ILLFIGHTYOU play Capitol Hill Block Party Sunday at 4:45 p.m. on the Barboza stage.

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Comments | Topics: Capitol Hill Block Party, EvergreenOne, ILLFIGHTYOU