Scoop B: The Boy Illinois Channels Inner Game 6, Michael Jordan In “Koto Freestyle”

SALT LAKE CITY – JUNE 14: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls shoots the game-winning jumpshot against Utah Jazz during Game Seven of the1998 NBA Finals on June 14, 1998 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Bulls defeated the Jazz 87-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1998 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Remember that game winning shot that Michael Jordan hit in game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against Byron Russell and the Utah Jazz? Apparently, Chicago rapper, The Boy Illinois has been channeling his Inner Michael Jeffrey Jordan 19 years later!

If you’re tardy to the party, here ya go!


The Chi-Town lyricist dropped his latest installment, “Koto Freestyle.” Produced by Shake & Bake, he silences his competition comparing the trendy rappers that once were on the scene as “missing persons.” The Boy Illinois is grounded and here to stay, he’s HOME.

He could be Derrick Rose, Toni Kukoc, Scottie Pippen.

Heck, even Charles Oakley! Why does The Boy Illinois feel like Jordan in game 6? “Ain’t nobody f***ing with me when it comes down to it,” The Boy Illinois told me by phone this evening.

“No need for game 7!”

Illi spits a mind full of thoughts that demonstrates that he’s coming for the crown. 2017 has been gracious to the brotha’ in the Midwest. He’s garnered press in the Chicago media. WGN Radio, WGCI (Clear Channel) and Chicago Reader have been gracious in giving him his just due. proves he has earned his spot as one of the new top emcees emerging in the industry.


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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit