Illa J is back with another track from his latest album Home, proving with each loosie that he's more than J. Dilla's little brother. On "7 Mile," the second track to get a visual treatment, he shows that home is where the heart is, delivering another video from his hometown of Detroit. The MC/singer/producer runs the Detroit streets, walking through key areas and driving through others.
Produced by dieOttos, Illa J is followed by funky animation, with colorful drawings jumping off the screen and to the beat. The stunning visuals of the Midwestern city match the tone of the video, which has equal parts mystery and melancholy and features a skilled verse from him towards the end of the track.
Illa J is putting on for his city and his new album, recently releasing "Sam Cook," "Home" and the sweet musical dedication to his mother, Maureen Yancey — aka Ma Dukes — "Maureen." Home, entirely produced by Los Angeles producer Calvin Valentine, was released on June 30th and is available for order on Jakarta Records. Watch Illa J explore his home in "7 Mile" when you press play right here.