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Chicago Tribune - The Boy Illinois Is A Man With A Very Clear Plan And Compelling Sound
ABC Windy City Live - The Boy Illinois Made His Television Debut On Windy City Live
WGN Radio - Live From Studio 435: The Boy Illinois
Illi composes and delivers lyrics with a raw and unabashed eloquence, weaving together prose and poetry that draw upon his upbringing on the East Side of Chicago. An avid philanthropist and the consummate gentleman, he volunteers with inner-city schoolchildren to support positive community development. He utilizes his intellect to challenge the status quo by incorporating into his lyrics a reverence for history, a love and intricate understanding of his proud Haitian heritage, and a contagious energy that pulls fans deeply into each one of his songs. Unsurprisingly, his powerful music has garnered major accolades; Illi has been featured on BET, Thisis50.com, Revolt TV, Complex Magazine, hiphopdx.com, CBS Radio, ABC, Shade 45 Sway In The Morning and XXL Magazine. The hype machine surrounding his burgeoning career attracted veteran rap maverick Lupe Fiasco, who invited him on three separate national tours in 2015 and 2016.