Black Like Jesus

by The Illustrious Blacks

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Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, extraterrestrial like regalia and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra­magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred turning night into day with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks.

For their long awaited debut single, The Illustrious Blacks bring you the anthemic "Black Like Jesus!" With its seamless fusion of Funk, Rock and Electronica, "Black Like Jesus" is a thought provoking, booty shaking and uplifting commentary on societal constructs.



released December 7, 2015

Written by Reginald Ellis Crump and Derek Deeocie Gentry
Produced by The Illustrious Blacks, Victor Sanchez for Funky Skunk Music and Lionel Sanchez, Jr. for Audioglyph
Mixed and Mastered by Lionel Sanchez, Jr. for Audioglyph.
All vocals performed by The Illustrious Blacks
Guitar by Eddie Alsina
Keyboard by Major Scurlock
Additional Sounds by The Illustrious Blacks and Lionel Sanchez, Jr.
Recorded at Funky Skunk Music, Bronx, NY. and The Landing, Brooklyn, NY.
Mixed and Mastered at The Landing, Brooklyn, NY.
Published by Monstah Sonic Vision (ASCAP) and Manchild's Mind Music (ASCAP).

Photo by Charles Meacham
Executive produced by The Illustrious Blacks and Adam Cruz.
©2015 Hype Life Music. All Rights Reserved.
Distributed by The Cruz Music Group, a Division of Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC.

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Manchildblack & Monstah Black create intergalactic journeys in sound and performance in a world in which they thrive as Afro-Futuristic pilots.


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