Yancey Boys is an album wherein J Dilla’s brother Illa J flows over the top of some of the many Dilla beats left behind by the great man. Though this 2008 album was a posthumous collaboration, the fraternal connection is strong with this one, and it really feels like it could have been made face to face. Reissued on CD and vinyl by Delicious Vinyl.
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7/10 Jack Customer review, 26th December 2017
Basically, DV had some beats from J Dilla which they had never put out and decided to give them to his little brother Illa J for him to make his debut album. The beats are from Jay Dee's time at DV so we're looking at mid to late 1990s here and they are nice! Vintage Jay Dee here. Nothing really super catchy like some of his hits, but everything here is very solid and has a nice cohesive vibe. The main draw here is the vintage Jay Dee beats, but I think Illa J does a good job here of flowing over his brother's beats
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