Illa J - We Here

  • Artist: Illa J
  • Track: We Here
  • Producer: J. Dilla
  • Album: Yancey Boys

Illa J has some tremendous shoes to fill. Detroit rapper John Yancey is the younger brother of the deceased James Yancey, a.k.a. legendary producer J Dilla. Instead of retreating from music following his brother’s 2006 passing, Illa J chose to devote his life towards upholding the family legacy. While the jury is still out on whether the younger sibling possesses his brother’s gift, his new single, We Here, should solidify his standing as a gifted, if somewhat raw, emcee. Illa J spits a few verses about living in the moment, mixing in some soft tenor croons here and there. The beat is part of an unreleased catalog of Dilla’s work that Delicious Vinyl has been holding on to. We Here will appear on Illa J’s forthcoming debut album, Yancey Boys, which supposedly contains more of the aforementioned catalog.