Hold up, Dok2…this isn’t hardcore trap.

Don’t let it be said that Illionaire’s Dok2 is a one-trick pony.  While it’s true that his partner, The Quiett, is better known for a wider variety of beats on his albums, Dok2 has been diversifying his discography by getting out of his trap rut and showing up on tracks like Parachute and I Love It.

His latest, 1llusion, is probably the most radio-friendly solo track he’s put out in ages thanks to the beat and the fact that his flow is a little more varied than what people expect from him.  The different style in track seems to be a little bit of a hindrance this time around, though, as the bridges (which are more trap the rest of the song) are probably the best parts of the verses.  It’s not a killer for the song, but it is something very noticeable.

Lyrically, this track seems to accomplish what he was trying to get at in Future Flame a lot better as he talks about his money and that he’s happy to have it, but that he is willing to give up on a paycheck to make himself happy.  While the repetition of the chorus gets a little monotonous towards the end, the lyrics as a whole are good and feel more authentic to who his is as a person as well as fitting in better with the persona he has created as a rapper.

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Lyrics:
I’m talkin bout my future
A clearer future
Words that stuck to my lips give me feedback
Thanks to that, I’m living it up, even when you’re failing
Who am I? I don’t have to say it
Capital d to the o to the k, then shh
In the street, everyone sees me and goes ohh and takes a pic
Let’s get it, I’m just a rapper who started from the bottom
I’m rich now but I still save up hiphop
I be like ooh
My 808 bass knockin
The only thing that changed is my car keys
My future still be poppin
Always busy, I never do anything I’m not sure of
You’re not me so you’re always looking for me

Is it ill? Is it really ill?
Let me know its ill
If its really ill
Is it ill son? Is it really ill son?
Let me know it’s ill son if its really ill
Yeah Is it ill son? Is it really ill son?
Let me know it’s ill son if its really ill

I aint buggin bout the past i be on to the next
no rest for the rest of my life
Yesterday’s success is yesterday’s story
When I close my eyes again, boom, tomorrow comes
No one’s gonna live my life for me
So shut your mouth, young bossin, still 3 years left to 30
I’ve never filtered myself, I’ve always walked this walk
I melted the ice like summer
I love em i want em mo’ though it seems like I have it all
Hustle real hard hustle harder, my attitude
Sometimes things don’t go the way I want but I’m the same
I keep my balance even more
Let’s get this money, make money like crazy
But I don’t do crazy things to make money
I’m not a guy crazed for money, I’m a guy crazed for happiness
Sometimes, I cancel what would make me thousands and just go on vacation

Is it ill? Is it really ill?
Let me know its ill
If its really ill
Is it ill son? Is it really ill son?
Let me know it’s ill son if its really ill
Yeah Is it ill son? Is it really ill son?
Let me know it’s ill son if its really ill

Is it ill? Is it really ill?
Let me know its ill
If its really ill
Is it ill son? Is it really ill son?
Let me know it’s ill son if its really ill
Yeah Is it ill son? Is it really ill son?
Let me know it’s ill son if its really ill

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