Illa J finally found his voice on “Sam Cook”

It took Detroit emcee Illa J 22 years to find his voice artistically. In his press release, J says, “I started writing poems around 8 or 9 years old, then songs, and then raps. I eventually put it all together…22 years later…the journey to my heart, through all the ups and downs of my career trying to discover my voice, who I am, all my travels around the globe.” 

After training with a vocal coach, on Illa J’s new project ‘Home,’ due out June 30, he finally has the project he has longed for, and his singing will be put at the forefront. Listen to the lead single, “Sam Cook,” below.