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Illa J – Sam Cook (Live) [Video]

Posted on August 9, 2017

Illa J, the brother of legendary rapper/producer J Dilla, performs "Sam Cook"; the heavenly and poignant lead single from his recently released debut album Home.

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Illa J – 7 Mile [Video]

Posted on July 25, 2017

"7 Mile" can be found on Illa J's new album, "Home".

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TrackBlasters Radio: 10.07.17

Posted on July 10, 2017

Da More Fire Monday - The Correct Flava To Start Your Week

Host: DJ P.R.

Today we have brand new tunes from the likes of Illa J, Bugus, MC Eiht, MC Whiteowl x FATCATHAYZE156, Labba x John Jiggg$ and more.

Press play or hit the download button and enjoy!

Record Of The Day: MC Whiteowl & FATCATHAYZE156 feat. L.I.F.E. Long - Keep Calm

Playlist

Jay-Z feat. Damian Marley - Bam
Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean - Caught Their Eyes
Illa J - Snow Beach
Bugus - Give Thanks
Big Boi feat. Snoop Dogg - Get Wit It
MC Eiht feat. Kurupt - Gangsta Gangsta
Berner & Styles P feat. ScHoolboy Q - Table
Jay Worthy & The Alchemist feat. Conway - Miss You

**Record Of The Day**
MC Whiteowl & FATCATHAYZE156 feat. L.I.F.E. Long - Keep Calm

Labba & John Jiggg$ - Badman Nah Deal Wit Supahero
Wu-Tang Clan - Don't Stop

**Throwback**
Method Man - Even If
Method Man - Uh Huh!
Method Man & Teddy Riley - Party & Bullshit
LL Cool J feat. Redman, Method Man & DMX - Fuhgidabowdit
Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap feat. LL Cool J - I'll Bomb

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Illa J – Home [Album Stream]

Posted on June 30, 2017

Detroit, Michigan based rapper/singer/songwriter Illa J returns with his new album, "Home". Press play on the 10-track offering below and make sure to pick up a copy via iTunes, if you like what you hear.

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Illa J – Maureen [Audio]

Posted on June 20, 2017

Illa J is back with a new song from his third solo album, "Home", due out on June 30th. "Maureen" is a dedication to J's mother Maureen Yancey.

Says Illa J:

"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.

As we grow older, we don't always go in line with what our parents would want us to do. Especially coming from a family where your entire family is in the public eye and involved in the industry. Whatever happens, if we dont agree on same things when it comes to music and vision, at the end of the day she is my mom and always will be. So when Calvin played me the beat, all that came out and it connected with something deep within me, that I never got the chance to express. I love you mom!!"

Listen below.

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Illa J – Home [Video]

Posted on June 8, 2017

"Home" is taken from Illa J's upcoming album "Home", due June 30th. Pre-order here.

Says Illa J:

"Bugged out that this is my first ever single being released without any rapping in the entire song..Been wanting to do this for so long. As always, Calvin kills it on the production. And to put the icing on the cake, the house I'm sitting in front of on the video is actually the house my parents brought me home to as a baby. It's home in the most literal sense as I'm surrounded by family, my nieces and cousins. Also in a way showing how I'm the man of my family now since my dad and my brother are gone physically, I represent them both."

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Illa J – Home [Audio]

Posted on June 2, 2017

Illa J liberates the title-track from his next project, "Home", due out June 30th via Jakarta Records. Pre-order now here.

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Illa J – Sam Cook [Audio]

Posted on May 8, 2017

Illa J is back with the first single from his upcoming LP "Home".

Says Illa J:

"Singing was always a big passion for me..I was always fascinated at all the acrobatic vocal runs some singers do with their voice. To me it's an athletic thing and I definitely see myself as a vocal athlete..and for that deeper understanding of my voice that I now have I have to thank my vocal coach Betty Lane. She literally helped me to push out the voice that had been waiting there for years, ready to come out, like "John use me, I'm your voice" and It was always a goal of mine to make a project that showcases my singing. I see myself as a singer songwriter first, I just grew up in the generation of rap, so the 2 styles just fused together naturally. I started writing poems around 8 or 9 years old, then songs, and then raps. I eventually put it all together…22 years later...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. The house I’m sitting in front of on the video for "Home" is the house my parents brought me home to as a baby. So for me it’s like going back to the original source, the original purpose. That purpose for me is to sing. That's why this album is so special for me...and Calvin made the perfect soundtrack for me to take you on a soulful stroll through my hometown, Detroit Michigan aka Motown. Hope you enjoy! As Dank would say.."Bless up!!!!!!!!""

Stream the Calvin Valentine-produced "Sam Cook" below and pre-order the album here, before it drops on June 30th.

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