Mars Ill

Mars ILL’s Debut ‘Raw Material’ Debuted 20 Years Ago

May 24th this week was the 20th anniversary of legendary Christian rap duo Mars ILL and their debut Raw Material. It was a re-release on UpRok Records and featured 19 tracks of boom-bap gold hip-hop by Manchild and DJ Dust.

Raw Material Tracklist:

  1. Mars ILL
  2. Sphere of Hip-Hop Pt. 2
  3. We’ll Live Underground
  4. Black Market
  5. Love’s Not
  6. Monotone
  7. Unsound
  8. Send a Man
  9. Compound Fractures
  10. Rap Fans
  11. Sounds of Music
  12. Who Will Answer?
  13. Indulgent Instrumental #1
  14. Try Again
  15. Touch and Go
  16. Indulgent Instrumental #2
  17. Sphere of Hip-Hop (original)
  18. Fade to Black
  19. The Abolition of manCHILD

Listen to Mars Ill Below:

Last year, Mars ILL dropped their comeback single after 13 years. It appears to be a one-off though.

Justin Sarachik

Written by Justin Sarachik

Justin is the Editor-in-Chief of He has been a journalist for over a decade and has written or edited for Relevant, Christian Post, BREATHEcast, CCM, Broken Records Magazine, & more. He also likes to work with indie artists to develop their brands & marketing strategies. Catch him interviewing artists on Survival of the Artist Podcast.

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