The Boy Illinois Gets Fierce on New Mixtape, Windy


The Boy Illinois has been working, that's the most blunt way to say it. Over the years, he has continued to climb and build a career in music that has seen him tour with Lupe Fiasco, and release heralded projects that stretch beyond the Chicago Hip Hop scene into the national music consciousness.

While he's going global, he reminds everyone where he's from on his new mixtape, Windy. The new "mixtape" is 9 tracks deep and features fellow Chicagoans Saba, Frsh Waters, Chai Tulani, and YP - who delivers a stand out feature on the similarly Chicago-centric track "90'94".

Themes of identity, pride, community building, and protection against f*ck $hit peppered the EP, making it fierce and determined throughout. Listen to the mixtape below.

[Mixtape] PIVOT Gang: "Jimmy"

In addition to their respective solo work, the guys holding it down for PIVOT Gang have been working on a compilation 'tape for almost two years.  Today, Saba, John Walt, MfnMelom, Joseph Chilliams, Frsh Waters, Sway $wala and Kevo B are finally ready to share their latest opus and just released Jimmy. Containing a whooping 20 songs, Jimmy gives all members in the group a proper platform to showcase their talent and unique abilities, while complementing each other with a palatable synergy only they can muster up.

You can stream Jimmy below and download the mixtape here.