Collective Minds x Carhartt Presents: Illa J (Detroit) x Rags (UK, Livin Proof / Boiler Room)
- 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
- March 21, 2018
- Kilo Lounge, Singapore
Collective Minds x Carhartt
Illa J (Detroit) x Rags (UK, Livin Proof / Boiler Room)
21 March 2018 | 9:30 PM Doors Open
Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-02/04, Singapore 088444
Early Bird $20
If you’re into insanely smooth delivery of vocals and bars, look no further! We’re excited to announce that Illa J will perform live at Kilo Lounge on March 21. Illa J’s current music career may have been destiny. He happens to be the younger brother of the late J Dilla, legendary hip-hop producer extraordinaire. After J Dilla passed away in 2006, he dropped out of university to focus on music and the rest is history.
It keeps getting better! Special guest DJ Rags, former Head of Music for Boiler Room and co-founder of Livin’ Proof as well as local legend Tirso (Matteblacc) will both perform DJ sets on the night!
We’re thrilled to have so many hugely influential and talented artists all in one place for what’s going to be a special night at Kilo Lounge.
———- ILLA J ———-
John Derek Yancey, better known as illa J & John Regal is a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, multi instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan. He is a former member of legendary group Slum Village and the younger brother of Hip Hop icon J Dilla (James Dewitt Yancey).
Illa J was exposed to music at a very early age from his parent’s acapella jazz group training and rehearsals in their living room to his brother making beats in the basement of their house. His father was a ghost writer for Motown Records and his mother a classically trained opera singer.
Active in the music industry since 2006 in LA and Detroit, Illa J has released 3 solo albums via Delicious Vinyl, Bastard Jazz, and Jakarta Records. He is now gearing to release his fourth solo album via German record label Jakarta Records with Calvin Valentines on the production. He has also released two group albums, two solo mixtape, and two group mixtape.
Since his first tour in 2007 in Europe with Aloe Blacc, Exile, 7 House Shoes, he has toured worldwide multiple times in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, & Asia. He has been a guest on SiriusXM’s Sway In The Morning, Toca Tuesdays and on HOT97’s Real Late Show with Peter Rosenberg. Also has been featured & has had reviews from Pitchfork, NPR, Stereogum, Hypetrak, The Source, Mass Appeal, Okay Player, and many more.
His most recent collaborations has been with jazz legend and grammy award winner, Robert Glasper in concert and on record for Glasper’s Miles Davis tribute project “Everything’s Beautiful” released via SONY Legacy in May 2016.