Aug 2009 04

In his first ever UK interview, PinBoard sat down with the next roughest diamond in the Yancey crown… Illa J.

He tells us about his debut album Yancey Boys, artistry, reminisces on Slum Village as a child and speaks sincerely on his brother J-Dilla; coming out of his shadow & aiming to prove he is an artist in his own right whilst still honouring family.

Featuring live footage of classic Yancey Boys, Dilla & SV tracks from his debut London gig at Bar Rhumba this July 23rd.

This interview was conducted before Baatin’s passing, so our condolences go out to their entire crew of friends and family. We dedicate this piece to our fallen SV heroes.

Peace, Love & Illa J


  1. toby says:

    pinboard is coming hard!!!!!!!

    fuck this is incredible!

  2. NuNature says:

    That's wassup Shan/Shay!!! Lovin' the way y'all put this 2gether. Defoe got me considering what sorta music journalism I'd 'fit' into. Keep on!!! Nu Nature

  3. Zimbo says:

    BADAMAN & WOMAN GO pinboard! Where's my T-shirt tho? haha xx

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  5. slim says:

    yo yancey boys going ova hard….nuff love from L-town…uk….east side alwayz RIP dilla….

    nearly got da concert shut down for bunnin da big head but its all love banna ooooooooowhaaaa….

  6. Tollah says:

    nice interview, how about a Tollah interview

  7. Sylvia says:

    Thank you so much for this.