One For Me captures Illustrate’s love affair with hip-hop through hard, grimy beats and Illa’s signature fast-paced delivery. As the name implies, this side of the album was made for Illustrate, and exudes his odd quirks – like the offbeat, sarcastic humor of “No Such Thing,” and the cockiness of “Like Myself.” A natural progression from Back On the Juice, Illustrate's debut release in 2010, One For Me stays true to his ability to poke fun at his always-struggling current situation through personal story-telling. We get a glimpse of the financial plight that curses starving artists in 'Broke N Nyc” and dig into the reason behind it all in “ILLA” featuring CorinaCorina. This track delves into the concept of living eternally through music and showcases the necessity of both the fan and the artist; one fueling the other. Closing One for Me, Illustrate writes “You” – a personal thank you to his family and friends.
released May 22, 2012
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved, and bless the gods for this project. Thank you John Saylor for taking your time to painstakingly work on each track in your studio. Thank you Nick for putting up with my neurosis. A special thanks to all the producers such as Mux Mool, Onra, and Nosaj Thing, who craft such crazy ass beats. Thank you Jaison Spain and CorinaCorina for blessing my tracks with your vocals. And of course, to my family, friends, and all the listeners, thank you all for your love and support.