Doc Illingsworth: Coffee King
So there’s your first sip…
Doc Illingsworth, a witty wordsmith of a rapper, a DIY cartoonist, lo-fi electro/ambient/instrumental whiz, and regular youtube poster… has more surreal montages for you.
Essentially operating in the realms of leftfield hip-hop and outre-electronica, Doc spills samples of rounding baroque style Spanish guitars splashing into 8-bit pacman explosions, mangled soul ballads and warm pianos splattered with gurgling synths, and a few lyrical tracks where his steady cadence goes from self-deprecating to social satire, from silly to serious, on the turn of a dime. “Feel like Pachabel…working at a Taco Bell…living off Red Bull and Pasta shells…” This is the guy who makes Homer Simpson into a verb, shouts out to his contemporaries and criticizes fast food culture all in under two minutes.