Illa J To Perform First Ever Headlining NYC Show For Album Release At Cameo Gallery on Wednesday, October 7!


Illa J, the talented younger brother of legendary hip hop producer J Dilla and former Slum Village member, will perform his first ever headlining show in NYC for his album release event at Cameo Gallery on Wednesday, October 7.

The event will celebrate the release of Illa J’s forthcoming self-tilted solo album, which will be his first full-length solo effort in nearly seven years and his debut project with internationally renowned Brooklyn label Bastard Jazz Recordings.

The show will also feature the live NYC debut performance from rising electronic production duo Potatohead People. The world famous DJ Spinna will be keeping the party moving all night and into the morning hours after the show. 

Doors for this event are at 8PM. This is an event you don't want to miss, so be sure to buy your tickets here before they're gone!

Set for release October 2nd, Illa J's forthcoming, multifaceted self-titled solo album is a personal milestone for the talented rapper/singer/songwriter. The album presents an entirely fresh sound, inspired by two initial collaborations between Illa and Canadian producers Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical (aka Potatohead People). Alongside a few groundbreaking co-producers, Potatohead People crafted the new project in its entirety without the use of any samples. 

From electronic grooves (“Universe”), Acid Jazz (“Sunflower”), trunk rattling G-Funk (the Kaytranada co-produced “Strippers”), to the classic Detroit boom-bap sound (“French Kiss” and rap's ode to the game of bowling “Perfect Game”), Illa flexes his muscles through both song and rhyme over one of the most diverse soundscapes of his career.  

Vancouver mainstay MC Moka Only contributes invaluably to the cohesive sound of the album as well, providing signature smoothed-out vocal choruses to tracks like “She Burned My Art”, “All Good Pt. 2” and “Who Got It” (co-produced by Mosaic). 

Pre-order the album here