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John Derek Yancey better known as “Illa J” (born October 13, 1986 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American rapper, singer, producer and songwriter. He is a solo artist but also is currently an active member of Detroit based groups Slum Village and Yancey Boys. He also has another alias "John Regal"

As an independent artist, he has released three albums, 2008’s solo album Yancey Boys, 2013’s Evolution (as Slum Village along with rapper T3 and Producer Young RJ… read more

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  • Verygood album peace
  • Amazing album!
  • New album the best of 2015 so far
  • cool hop
  • chiiil
  • All Good makes me teary-eyed.
  • 4 Past Midnite is bollocks, but Yancey Boys is in my opinion the greatest hip-hop album ever made. But that's mostly down to J Dilla's beats!
  • He should make a new album. It's been 5 years now since 'Yancey Boys' came out.
  • Underrated.

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