Illa J‘s most recent album, Home, was just about that: his hometown of Detroit, and the inner workings of the city that made him into the man and artist he is today. “The journey to my heart, through all the ups and downs of my career trying to discover my voice, who I am, all my travels around the globe, it all leads back to Home, in the most literal sense,” Illa said when he first announced the album back in May.
So it makes sense that once he brings the album to life with videos, the Detroit native celebrates the city. The album’s titlular track’s video was all about the city, and his new video for “7 Mile” gets more specific — it heads back to the neighborhood Illa J was raised in.
Watch the “7 Mile” video and listen to Home below.