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It must be a constant catch-22 situation for Illa J. Hailed as an incredible upcoming artist in the Hip-Hop world is quite the tag for anybody to be proud of. However there’s a shadow of a legendary older brother in the form of J Dilla assosiated with Illa J everywhere he goes. In all credit to Illa J he works constantly to identify himself as a unique recording artist, and pays homage to his older brother in the new album Yancey Boys. Using beats exclusively by J Dilla, Illa J releases a soulful and heartfelt release to keep J Dilla’s name alive.
We previously reviewed the Illa J – Yancey Boys album review on Hip-Hop Kings which was met with a very positive response. We were contacted by Dekk who wanted to showcase the remix of Illa J’s new single Airplane. The original has had a massive radio response and did equally well on the blogs. Dekk stepped in and made a more uplifting, and club-suited remix that is just as pleasing as the original. The remix is official, and has been co-signed by Illa J on his MySpace page. You can listen to Dekk x Illa J – Airplane Remix on the player below.
As Hip-Hop Kings previously reported, Illa J releases the second single from his debut album “Yancey Boys” called Sounds Like Love. This is another great example of Hip-Hop meets Soul, as the angelic sounds of Debi Nova complete the track. Illa J is the younger brother of the late J Dilla who supplied the beat for the single. You can listen to Illa J – Sounds Like Love on the player below.
It’s difficult to be the shadow of a Hip-Hop legend, however Illa J won’t let the label stop him progressing in the rap world. The younger brother of the late J Dilla, Illa J has teamed up with Debi Nova for their collaborative single “Sounds Like Love”. After joining Slum Village in 2008, Illa J not only plans to celebrate his brothers contribution to the Hip-Hop game, but mark his own name in the industry. You can watch the video of Illa J and Debi Nova – Sounds Like Love on the player below.