ILLmatic Ismelle is a fast emerging hip-hop producer who made his professional solo recording debut in 2021 with the single “Eternal.” That track introduced a skilled beatmaker and rapper from Long Island, New York with a laid-back lo-fi groove. Also known as ‘doubleii’, the prolific producer has amassed an impressive volume of work.
Since dropping that debut, ILLmatic Ismelle has released eight beat tapes and a handful of singles. He creates chill, organic beats with a warm analog feel. Primarily working as a producer for other artists, most of doubleii’s work is instrumental. However, he does take his turn at the mic on occasion.
“Platinum” is the latest single from ILLmatic Ismelle, released worldwide via all major streaming services on May 26, 2022. Legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf introduces the track repeating the words “black comedy.” Soon the beat drops on a downtempo boombap groove. Distant piano chords join the diva on the periphery to create an ominous minor-key vibe. Ismelle enters the mix with a mellow stream of consciousness freestyle.
Check out “Platinum” below. You can Also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with ILLmatic Ismelle. Dig into his deep catalog of beats. If you are a rapper or singer, doubleii is looking for collabs. Hit him up for some beats!