The Yancey Boys paid Sway a visit to promote their new album, Sunset Blvd. and in the process shared some cool stories about the legacy of the late great J Dilla. Illa J, his brother, talks about the natural pressures he faces in making music after the passing of Jay. Plus, he and Frank Nitt touch on the album and how they once collected unheard J Dilla music from someone who was unaware he had unheard J Dilla music! Dang. Hah! Peep the interview, check out the album, and watch the Yancey Boys new video for "Quicksand" featuring Common & Dezi Paige (one of my favorite tracks to drop in the last couple months).
NEW Common on a J Dilla production?! Say no more, right?
Well, I will. Because this is awesome.
Common is up first on a new feature verse for the Yancey Boys upcoming album, Sunset Blvd. His slick references only pile up as he proceeds and with the soulful production, it simply sounds like vintage Common.
Keep it runnin' as all parties involved do their thing. Nitti drops quite possibly the first reference to Ronny Turiaf ever in rap, on top of a solid verse overall, and Illa J rounds things out with a well-delivered message to doubters. In between, Dezi Paige laces the track with some appropriate vocals for the hook.
An easy *Tibs Fav. with Sunset Blvd. rising on September 17th.