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The Boy Illinois – “I’m Home” (Koto Freestyle)

posted by Alex March 23, 2017

When Illi speaks, we listen. He’s here to take the crown back from all of the trendy rappers who come and go. At the end of the day, Illi is still standing. Honestly, I would of liked a milk carton with a “Missing Rappers” sign on it, but I see what he did here with the planet Sirius. Anyways, The Boy Illinois has really been making a name for himself as he’s been featured on various media outlets recently. He’s also got a performance lined up for this summer’s Taste of Chicago, so make sure you’re present for the food and the show! Take a listen to “I’m Home” (Koto Freestyle) below.

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The Boy Illinois – “Downtown” (featuring YP)

posted by Alex February 9, 2017

I don’t think The Boy Illinois has stopped to rest this year. It feels like he’s dropping something fresh and new every week, and frankly, we’re not mad at that. For his latest release, “Downtown” Illi brings out the homie YP for assistance as they give us a soundtrack for whenever we’re dropping cash on Oak Street here in the Chi’s downtown area. Check out “Downtown” below and be on the lookout for more from The Boy Illinois.

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The Boy Illinois – “On The Road” (T-Shirt I-Mix)

posted by Alex February 3, 2017

The Boy Illinois took the ever so popular Migos track, “T-Shirt” and completely made it his own while paying tribute to his grandfather. “On The Road” shows exactly how talented Illi really is when it comes to rhyming and using metaphors. The track is only something to get us warmed up for Illi’s upcoming project, Road Winds. Stay in tune with The Boy Illinois by checking back here, until then, check out “On The Road” below.

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The Boy Illinois – “Yer, Yer.”

posted by Alex December 15, 2016

It’s definitely that time of the year to be inside and possibly cuddled up with that significant other. What? You don’t have someone to “Netflix & Chill” with during the polar vortex? No problem, The Boy Illinois has the perfect track to get you in the zone in order to slide into those DMs of that person you’ve been having trying to approach on the social medias. “Yer, Yer.” is produced by DJ Wes and can be heard below.  Make sure to DM with caution.

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The Boy Illinois – “Memories” (Produced by Cartier Jones)

posted by Alex November 3, 2016


Illi’s been a pretty busy man this year and it doesn’t look like he’s going to take a break anytime soon. Today, he drops “Memories”, a short but powerful track where the listener can get a mental visualization of everything that The Boy Illinois is rhyming about. Check out “Memories” below and we’ll keep you up to date on Home Court Advantage, the upcoming project from The Boy Illinois.

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The Boy Illinois – “Fly High” (featuring Millie Mesh)

posted by Alex September 27, 2016


When it comes to self elevation, no one knows more about it than The Boy Illinois. Today, he gives us a new track called “Fly High” that features female emcee, Millie Mesh. Illi solidifies why he’s getting so much deserved attention and exactly why he’s a force to be reckoned with. Listen to “Fly High” below.

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Video: The Boy Illinois – “I’m Saying”

posted by Alex May 10, 2016

Fresh off of touring with Lupe Fiasco, The Boy Illinois dropped a pretty dope video for “I’m Saying” from his Dusable project earlier today. The video was directed by the talented DGainz and it takes place in Harvey where DGainz captures some pretty dope shots. Take a look at Illi’s latest video and make sure to listen to Dusable as well.


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POD Giveaway: Lupe Fiasco Live at Concord Music Hall on 11/25

posted by Oscar November 18, 2015

Lupe Fiasco Concord Music Hall

Aaay! We got another giveaway for y’all courtesy of React Presents for the upcoming Lupe Fiasco show at Concord Music Hall here in Chicago. Lupe will be performing a pre-Thanksgiving concert on November 25th. Follow the instructions below for your chance to win a pair of passes. 

Joining Lupe at this concert are Chicago acts Badd Tattoo along with The Boy Illinois, who hit the road with Lupe during his 2013 tour. We wouldn’t advise against missing this one! Tickets for the show can still be found HERE.

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We Are Hip Hop Festival

posted by Alex July 24, 2015


Here’s an event that never fails to entertain. The super dope youngsters from We Are Hip Hop get together every summer to give us a music festival right in the middle of Pilsen. The event is planned, marketed and really put on by the kids. Come on out and support! You can expect a graffiti battle, breakdancing and of course great acts. This year they’re bringing We Are Hip Hop’s own instructor Visual, Daryn Alexus, Saint Millie, The Boy Illinois and of course Pilsen’s own Phero. Make sure you’re at Dvorak Park on Saturday, August 8th.

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Sway in the Morning at New Era Chicago

posted by Alex August 10, 2013


Last week Sway kicked off Lollapalooza weekend at New Era Chicago. Although we weren’t present, we were tuned in to SeriusXM’ Sway In The Morning Show to listen to everything that went on. If you missed out, don’t worry, there’s plenty of footage that was taken. Peep everything that happened below featuring George Daniels, Twista, MC Tree, Lil Bibby, Lil Durk, The Boy Illinois, King Louie, and many more. Many thanks to New Era Chi, Swank Publishing, and Shade 45 for making this possible! Continue Reading