FILMED & EDITED BY @GLASSIMAGERY
Doe Doe makes sure to close out the year not forgotten in this new single & visual. Reliving lessons taught by the one that raised him he puts listeners up on game.
Genre: Hip Hop
Key Single: “Doubt That”
RUN DOWN: Considering himself an artist rather than a rapper, Jilla has the future of music in the palms of his hands bringing a refreshing sound and energy to the culture of Hip Hop. Raised in Rockford, Illinois he found his spot in Rap by the end of his senior year of high school and enrolled in Jackson State University, a predominately black institution, because of its rich culture and history. It was during college that he networked with other artists and relied on a grassroots approach to promote his new found hobby. However, college wasn’t in his storyline and he dropped out due to financial reasons leading to connecting with longtime friend Tim Ferguson.
Under Ferguson’s Flexkamp Entertainment imprint, Jilla released his freshmen project Welcome to Planet Swag in the summer of 2007 with an outcome of limited reviews. Not one to be discouraged, he stepped back into the studio to perfect his sound. 2008 saw the release of Tunnel Vision and his single Tonight gained heavy rotation giving Jilla the buzz he sought culminating in his first promo tour. Along his performance path he opened for Flo Rida, Juicy J, and DJ Unk providing Jilla the experience of big crowds and the energy they bring.
After the manager/artist relationship ended with Ferguson, Jilla went out to take over his city and in December 2013 he released his junior project Success Conscious that is considered his best work to date boasting smooth track with straight-to-the-point lyrics. With a new chapter writing itself before his eyes, his club friendly record Doubt That (2014) showed that he had a different style yet to be displayed. With a relationship built with Chicago promoter ShowCase of H3 Entertainment, the single and EP I Am Jilla hit the streets of The Windy City making it his biggest record and landing him a performance spot at SXSW (2015). Jilla’s currently gearing up to drop his new single FTBN.
Key Single: “Patrick Ewing”
Run Down: Indie rap artist hailing from Springfield, IL with roots from New Orleans, LA. Growing up he got his start from listening to the sounds of BG, C-Murder, and the late Soulja Slim. He put his first love of basketball to the side to give music his undivided attention years back. Now With 3 mixtapes and numerous videos already under his belt the grind is as real as ever.
Slated to release on Livemixtapes Halloween day, the 10 track body of work by the 19 year old Chicagoan is his debut project and hosted by popular World Famous “DJ Shon”. Light on the features, Sincere sticks to topics his age group and core fan base can relate to, “Having A Good Time”. With the dark side of the city’s violence, it could have been easy for him to shed light on the over used topics already being rapped by his counterparts. Instead, Mr.YFL gives listeners care free, feel good, high energy records that you can throw on in any setting and all ears would gravitate. Singles include viral video single “F***k I Look Like”, and the two female friendly “On Ya Mark & Rock With You” tracks already highly regarded. Checkout the official track list on his Facebook fan page, and be sure to stream and support the young homie on his 1st time at bat!