he told me his music was all coming together and that his album will drop soon...
i mentioned that i couldnt wait to buy it...
and he said that he'd give me one.
i proceeded to lecture him about how his homies should be the first ones to BUY his shit... not expect a hook up...
but i did appreciate the love.
so with that said...
dont sleep, kids.
i actually just bought the album via iTunes and its downloading right now.
im crossing my fingers that the 12" will drop? :)
i went ahead and ganked this from his newest blog:
"ILLA J's debut single is now on iTunes!!!
DELICIOUS VINYL RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE BY ILLA J
"WE HERE" B/W "R U LISTENIN'" (FEAT. GUILTY SIMPSON)
BOTH TRACKS PRODUCED BY JAY DEE (AKA J DILLA)
FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM YANCEY BOYS
"We Here" is all sizzle and gleam as Illa J ad-libs his mission statement: "Yancey Boys from Detroit, Michigan...comin' for that number one spot...'bout to rock the world!" Over the previously unheard Dilla track (from a cache of Jay Dee beats held in safety for a decade by Delicious Vinyl founder Michael Ross) Illa J's soulful tenor delivers the hook: "We poppin' bottles like it's first day of the year." Illa J confirms the feeling: "Somebody could be in a hoopty but the Jay Dee beat sound so good it make them feel like they riding in a Phantom."
Illa J: "'We Here' is a celebration of waking up every day. Why not live out your dreams, why not try?" Of the lyric "Let's go crazy/ You saw Purple Rain" Illa J explains: "It's like Prince asking 'Are we gonna let the elevator break us down?' Naw, let's go all out! One of the things I learned from my brother is that you don't get that much time, so make the most of it. That's why I've decided to dedicate my life to doing what I love: music."
"R U Listenin" is a thumpadelic tribute to Detroit featuring Stones Throw recording artist Guilty Simpson, Illa and Guilty trading hot verses "sending love to the 313." Of the collaboration, Guilty Simpson exclaims: "Illa J is a young talent in his own right with many dimensions — a real force who's obviously the product of great stock!"
Delicious Vinyl's Michael Ross: "Anyone who loves Jay Dee is going to flip out when they hear how young Illa J represents for the Yancey family. For over a decade these beats have been waiting in the vault for this moment. It's like Jay Dee made these tracks with an extrasensory purpose, so that Illa J could rap and sing over them when the time was right. Well, it's that time. It's the Yancey Boys baby!""