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The Boy Illinois: “Inhale Pt. 4 – Horai” Listening Event Recap

The Boy Illinois: “Inhale Pt. 4 – Horai” Listening Event Recap

November, 07, 2011 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

There are a lot of components to being successful.  I’m not talking about raw talent because let’s face it, Ryan Leaf had that and how’s that working out for him?

Having the right team, continuing to make moves (the right ones), staying humble, and expanding your network are all crucial to standing apart from the competition in the industry.

The Boy Illinois is someone who is doing all of those things and then some.

I had the chance to attend the listening event for his latest mixtape, Inhale Pt. 4 – Horai, that was held at the Foundation Room inside the House of Blues.

The place was packed as invited guests and media came through in anticipation of his arrival.  I was personally expecting him to come out and wave to everyone and get right into it.  Instead, Illi came through and shook quite a few hands, all the while showing his appreciation for people being there.

I happened to be off to the side trying to get a good spot for the tight area where he’d be seated and he made a point to come over and say a few words.  Something that I certainly took notice of and will continue to do as his career progresses.

DJ Hero George was in the building to aid in guest arrivals and play each track (2 of which he produced).  The night was moderated by Chicago DJBooth.net frontman, Brian “Z” Zisook.

       

They sat down and discussed every track off the project which is broken down into seasons; “Winter”, “Spring”, “No Season”, “Summer”, “Fall”, and “Celebration”.  Each one lends itself to different emotions and energies.  It kicks off in January (his birth month), journeys through the year, and lands on New Years to bring it full circle.

He actually posted brief descriptions on each track on his website.  To read some of what you missed you should check it out.

            

Other than the rude attendees towards the back that couldn’t quiet down in-between plays, the night went without a hitch.  A few days later, DJ Booth exclusively dropped Inhale Pt. 4, and I have had it in rotation quite a bit since.

Without going into a full review I’ll just say it’s well worth the price tag (it’s FREE).  Although he did mention it would be his last free release before something major.

Thank you to The Boy Illinois.  Your music speaks for itself, but being able to hear why it’s made in more detail was a pleasure.  I wish nothing but the best for your future which is imminent.

 

DOWNLOAD INHALE PT. 4 – HORAI ON DJ BOOTH HERE!

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