Multi-talented artist Illa J has been carrying on the Yancey family’s musical legacy with bars, beats, and vocals, but for the first time ever he decided to drop a single with just his velvety crooning. On “Home,” the soulful title track of his upcoming album, Illa celebrates the city of Detroit, which helped shape he and his brother J. Dilla’s unrivaled musical craft. Over a warm soundscape anchored by a vocal sample that emanates the nexus of relief and bliss, Illa pledges, “I’ll be there for you,” a statement that’s at the essence of what family means.
The Die Ottos-helmed video showcases the rich history of Detroit. Illa sits on the steps of his childhood home throughout the video. He gets a lineup at the H&H hair studio. He brings cousins, nieces, and other family into the festivities. All the while, the two-step ready drums smoothly pluck along, there to keep the good times going.
LA producer Calvin Valentine produced this song – as well as every other track on Home, set to release June 30th via Jakarta Records. You can pre-order here.