It's a Detroit affair.
Off Rawls' final album, The Legacy.
The Dilla-produced single from Illa J and Frank Nitt's album, Sunset Blvd, gets a nice set of visuals. The album is out now, but you can stream the project at DJBooth. PREVIOUS: Yancey Boys – Jeep Volume f. T3 (of Slum Village) (prod. J Dilla)
Led by the super dope single "Quicksand" featuring Common and Dezi Paige, Illa J and Frank Nitt are ready to release their second Yancey Boys album. Produced entirely by Illa's older brother, the late J Dilla, Sunset Blvd. will also feature the likes of Talib Kweli, Guilty Simpson, DJ Rhettmatic, Posdnuos (of De La Soul) and
Whenever Common's vocals are featured over J Dilla production, great things happen. And with "Quicksand" the streak continues as the chemistry is as strong as ever. Batting lead-off on the new single from the Yancey Boys' forthcoming Sunset Blvd. LP (Sept. 17), Common sets the tone, Frank Nitti delivers a solid effort and Illa J
(Yancey Boys) Frank Nitt & Illa J, backed by older brother and the late, great J Dilla's production drop off visuals for "The Fisherman" which will appear on their new album Sunset Blvd. The album will be packed full of previously unreleased, head-punching J Dilla beats and will be released via Delicious Vinyl on Sept.
In celebration of the musical legacy of James "J. Dilla" Yancey, Fuse takes you to Detroit to celebrate the life of J Dilla and people who have worked closely with him like Talib Kweli, House Shoes, his mom and more speak on his legacy. PREVIOUS: Mister Cee’s J Dilla Tribute Mix
New record from 1/3 of Slum Village, off his solo project, 3iLLA dropping June 21st. DOWNLOAD: T3 (of Slum Village) – Motor Freaks f. Illa J | Mediafire PREVIOUS: T3 (of Slum Village) – 3iLLA
Okayplayer's new site The Revivalist sat down with Tip, Illa and T while at Jay Dee's tribute show in New York City late last week. While Kamaal speaks on Dilla's influence over him, Illa J and T3 speak on his music and magic (down bottom).
Illa J's 4 Past Midnite EP apparently dropped yesterday, no signs of where to cop so far. More info to come... PREVIOUS: Illa J - Affair