Illa J – Never Left

Monday, August 24th, 2015


Illa J speaks directly to his late brother J Dilla on “Never Left”, the new drop from his upcoming self-titled album, which is due on October 2nd.

Listen below and check out the lead single “Universe” here.

Previously: Slum Village ft. Bilal & Illa J – Love Is (Video)

Video: Slum Village ft. Bilal & Illa J – Love Is

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Off that new SV album YES!, produced by J Dilla with additional contributions from Young RJ.

Previously: MoSS ft. Slum Village – Boombastic (Video)

Video: Slum Village ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Illa J – Expressive

Monday, June 1st, 2015

New visuals from Slum Village featuring that kid from Chicago and Ill J over a Dilla production which also features some work by Young RJ. The new SV album Yes! drops on June 16th and features guest appearances by De La Soul, Phife Daw, Black Milk, Jon Connor, Bilal and others.

Previously: Slum Village ft. Phife Dawg – Push It Along

Illa J – Strippers (Prod. by Potatohead People & Kaytranada)

Monday, April 13th, 2015


Illa J presents his new single “Strippers” from his upcoming as yet untitled solo album, due later this year. He tapped Canadian production pair Potatohead People and Montreal’s Kaytranada for the production and it has quite a bounce to it.

Download here.

Last week we premiered Frank Nitt’s “Slippin” featuring Illa, you can check that out at the link below.

Previously: Frank Nitt ft. Illa J – Slippin’

Frank Nitt ft. Illa J – Slippin’

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Detroit’s Frank Nitt is currently prepaing for the release of his new album Frankie Rothstein, and today I’m happy to share a new cut from the project called “Slippin'” which features Illa J of The Yancey Boys and Slum Village.

Produced by J. Rocc.

Pre-order Frank’s new project here.

Previously: Slum Village ft. Black Milk & Frank Nitt – We On The Go

Video: Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige – Quicksand

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Illa J and Frank Nitt drop a visual for their Sunset Blvd. cut “Quicksand” with Common and Dezi Paige. Sunset Blvd. is available for purchase today and features appearances from Guilty Simpson, Talib Kweli, J. Rocc and others over Dilla beats.

Previously: Yancey Boys ft. T3 & C-Minus – Jeep Volume (Prod. J Dilla)

Yancey Boys ft. T3 & C-Minus – Jeep Volume (Prod. J Dilla)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Sunset BLVD

New music from the Yancey Boys (Frank Nitt & Illa J) featuring T3 of Slum Village and C-Minus of the Fantastik 4our over a newly discovered Dilla beat. The Sunset Blvd. LP drops October 29th on Delicious Vinyl.

Hit the jump to check out the duo’s new video for “The Fisherman”, also from Sunset Blvd., featuring Vice, Detroit Serious and J Rocc.

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Yancey Boys – Sunset Blvd. (Artwork & Tracklisting)

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Here’s the art and tracklisting for the new Yancey Boys project from Illa J and Frank Nitt. The album will feature a bunch of new Dilla productions and guest appearances from Common, T3, Talib Kweli, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Guilty Simpson and others. Pick it up on October 29th.

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Video: Talib Kweli, House Shoes, Illa J, DJ Spinna & J. Rocc at Dilla Day Detroit

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Fuse visits this year’s Dilla Day Detroit celebration and speaks with Kweli, House Shoes, DJ Spinna, J. Rocc, Illa J and Ma Dukes Yancey about the late producer’s legacy.

Previously: J. Dilla ft. Frank-N-Dank – Anthem | Talib Kweli Talks Prisoner of Conscious, Kendrick Lamar & Dilla Collaborations

Video: Yancey Boys ft. Frank Nitt – The Throwaway (Prod. by J Dilla)

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Here’s the first single from the upcoming Yancey Boys project which will feature Illa J spitting over his late brother J Dilla’s beats. The video features Illa and guest rapper Frank Nitt visiting some of Dilla’s favorite spots in L.A.

Spotted: Fresh Selects

Previously: Slum Village & Big Pooh on Sway in the Morning | J Dilla – Rebirth of Detroit (Album Stream)