Gilbert Gaston is a signed man. Who you say? You know him as Chicago lyricist, The Boy Illinois and the lyricist has found a home with Priority Records.
As per a press release via Priority Records:
After being on the underground scene and transitioning to touring with major act Lupe Fiasco and sharing the stage with Jay Electronica, Too Short, Big Sean and more, The Boy Illinois has partnered up with legendary Label Priority Records to develop into becoming one of the greats. New Video “Dancing Like Diddy” will be released early June and will be distributed by Born Leaders Inc. /Priority Records. The Boy Illinois is dedicated to taking his music to the next level, working with major producers Soundtraxx, Nascent Beats, JBravo and more.
The Boy Illinois has been trending on the internet since 2008, when he released his first solo project Inhale Part 1: State Representative. He left college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue his music dream full-time.
Illi once told me that he began rapping at around 11 years old, but says he didn’t take his craft seriously until age 15. He did have some precedent in his life in regards to performing as his father was also a singer.
Well, his years in the game is paying off. been working for years on his craft and its finally paying off. “Yep, I’m excited that someone sees the vision,” The Boy Illinois told me via text message earlier today.
As per Priority Records GM Fuzzy West: “The music and energy of The Boy Illinois fits Priority and we are excited he’s apart of this distribution service. Great to partner up with a solid team. They are independent thinkers.”
Following The Boy Illinois’ release, he will be performing at the Taste of Chicago 2017 Festival July 5th on the Bud Light Stage.
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