Melee in Bucktown, spotlight on: The Boy Illinois

Melee in Bucktown * July 22, 2011 at Debonair * Free Show

Spotlight on: The Boy Illinois

“It reached a certain amount of views quicker than any other video that I’d released. I was like, “Oh, this is dope.” Got put on a couple of new blogs, bigger blogs. I was like, “That’s dope too.” I’m starting to get a little more recognition, so it’s been a nice, a great response for it.”

Does that change your work habits at all? Do you take it more seriously now?

“(Smiles.) I’ve already been taking it seriously. This is my life. I gotta make a career out of this. Mama’s been sweating me about it, so I’m going hard. Tomorrow’s not promised. I gotta do what I gotta do.”

— The Boy Illinois, July 7, 2011

We’re three days away from the Melee, and today we’re taking some time to get better acquainted with the music of two of our artists, The Boy Illinois and Blink. Check back all week for our Melee in Bucktown spotlights. And if you’re wearing your cardigan sweater, even better.

Cardigan Sweater, feat. G.o.D. Jewels

I Quit

Right Around Winter

Destroy & Rebuild Freestyle

Inhale Pt. 3 Release Party at Leaders 1354, Nov. 2010

One Love

Say hey to The Boy Illinois at TwitterFacebookYoutube, and

Shout to FA The Squad, who will be playing with Illi at the Melee!




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