Ill Skillz, derived from Ill-Literate-Skill, explores new creative ideas within and outside the hip-hop genre. The band first got together in 2005 in Guguletu, Cape Town, and since then, have fast become known for their electric, raw style of rap and live performance. After South Africa’s only Hip Hop magazine, Hype, ran a feature about the group, their touring schedule took off. Following a performance in Germany, they returned to South Africa, sharing the stage with popular bands such as Slum Village, People Under the Stairs, Travis Mc Coy and others. In 2010, Ill Skillz took part in the groundbreaking 24-Hour Project as a partnership with Redbull music studios. In just 24 hours, they recorded, mixed and launched an album. The second installment of this project in 2011 saw the band perform live in London.