Upcoming rapper, singer, and songwriter, Illa J, still honors his late brother, J Dilla‘s prolific legacy. But, he’s wholly focused on honing the career he’s built on his own.
After appearing on several posthumous projects with the deceased Hip-Hop producer and releasing various well-received solo albums, J channels the classic Detroit-bred Motownsound on “Home.”
The single’s title matches the name of his upcoming album, and features J singing in a soulful Marvin Gaye like falsetto matched with urban production from Los Angeles-based producer, Calvin Valentine.
Newcomer, Danielle Henderson also provides beautifully complementing vocals as the track as J showcases stellar vocals. The upcoming album was recorded in North Hollywood within six days; all other tracks on the new project also feature production by Valentine.
Home is set for release on Friday, June 30, via Jakarta Records and is already available for preorder on iTunes.
Listen to the new single below.
Written by Haru Sixx