Illa J

Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B
Illa J | Time Out Tokyo

A younger sibling of J Dilla, John Yancey aka Illa J may have had a hard time differentiating himself from the fallen Detroit hip hop great at first, but has steadily carved out a creative space of his own while upholding his brother's groundbreaking legacy. Having left the iconic Slum Village group, Illa is now based in Montreal and continues to push ahead with a R&B- and funk-tinged flow that feels both effortless and refined. Sounds like just the right stuff to close out the long weekend to.


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