The youngest brother of the late, great J Dilla releases his self-titled album, and pays homage to a diverse range of creative influences, working with the likes of Canadian beatmakers Potatohead People, Kaytranada, Mosiac, Noo Bap, and MC Moka Only who provides the signature smoothed-out vocal choruses to tracks like Who Got It, She Burned My Art and All Good Pt. 2.
Being true to his roots, the classic boom-bap sound is strong in tracks like Perfect Game and French Kiss.
The younger Yancey brother stands on his own here, demonstrating his raw talent as a lyrcist, while also retaining the Yancey family flavour of beat architecture that will engage listeners and enthusiasts of neo-soul and hip hop in 2016.
Artist: Illa J
Title: Illa J
Cat #: BJLP10
Label: Bastard Jazz Recordings
Track List:1. She Burned My art ft Moka Only
4.Strippers ft Kaytranada
5. All Good pt 2 ft Moka Only & Ivan Ave
6. Sunflower ft a l l I e
7. All I Need ft Moka Only
8. French Kiss
9. Who Got It ft Moka Only
11. Never Left