Putting the raps to the left for some straight-up soulful singing, Illa J will release his third solo album, Home, on June 30th. Produced in its entirety by LA producer Calvin Valentine, the younger Yancey reveals the latest audio offering, “Maureen.”
A dedication to his mother Maureen Yancey, Illa says on the song, “This song is special because I feel blessed to have the parents that I had and their support for me my entire life for anything I wanted to achieve. My mom always has and still encourages me and supports me towards fulfilling my dreams whatever dreams those might be. I know its been really hard on her, especially after losing James and then my dad. And through all that, she still had the strength to keep moving forward strong. And I just really wanted my mom to know how much I appreciated her support, and how much i admire her strength and courage.”
Listen to it below.