Today, Illa J releases his self titled album which is entirely produced by Canadian production duo Potatohead People with additional production from Montreal’s Kaytranada for the song “Strippers.” The album serves as a re-introduction to Illa J’s solo career, stepping out of the box that he felt trapped in from earlier projects he released. Although difficult to get out of his older brother’s spotlight (the late J. Dilla), Illa J made a geographical move to Montreal, Canada to gather newfound inspiration and life experiences, which are clearly evident in this upcoming album. Purchase the album now via Illa J’s Bandcamp.
For those in NYC, Illa J will be performing at his NYC Album Release Party at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY on Oct 7th alongside Potatohead People and DJ Spinna. Purchase tickets now via TicketFly.