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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Boy Illinois Performs at SXSW and Premiers New single “Ight” on Sways Universe.

Denzil Porter and The Boy Illinois Talk About their Day Job on Sway in the Morning

(CHICAGO, IL - April 2013)
After coming off a major performances at SXSW, including Sway’s epic 40-guest 2-day show, The Boy Illinois a.k.a Illi has been riding a tremendous wave since the release of Memoirs of Gilbert Gaston (M.O.G.G.). With his most recent viral release single 'Merci, Merci', the track ties together martyr beliefs, world change, and struggle into one composition. The visual shapes a story of how Chicago life can be a struggle similar but not better to the lives of those in third world countries. Encompassing the gloom that is cast over a people and the democratic government.
Illi is widely recognized as one of Chicago’s most talented up and coming artist of 2013. He has been featured on various media outlets including Sway in the Morning (SirusXM)KarmaLoopTV, (MusicVox)The ExaminerYouHeardThatNew,OnSmash.comGoWhereHipHop, IheartRadio and many other accredited online sites. According to, “Memoirs of Gilbert Gaston (M.O.G.G) is easily his most well-crafted and thought-provoking release to date and yet another example of why The Boy Illinois is an artist on the rise”.
The first single “Say 2 Much” generated major buzz signifying Illi's polished production and airtight lyricism as unique in its own right. Songs such as “Passport Playa” takes you on a journey into the undercurrents of the international jetsetter that sets the standard of a classic release. Illi most recently has released “Ight” which premiered on Sway Calloway's personal website,

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