In anticipation of the forthcoming Sunset Blvd., Frank Nitt and Illa J, a.k.a. the Yancey Boys, are releasing the first official single from the album: “Quicksand.”
The smooth J Dilla-produced beat is blessed with honeyed vocals from Dezi Paige and rolling rhymes from Illa J, Frank Nitt, and Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning artist Common. The end result is a solid and sweet sounding ode to self-prophesy and artistic determination.
The B-side “The Fisherman” boasts a vintage J-Dilla beat and features a measured chorus from Vice, heavy rhymes from Detroit Serious, Frank Nitt and Illa J, as well as on-point cuts courtesy of J.Rocc from the Beat Junkies. The feel of the production is perfectly offset by the lyrical content and delivery, and, as Frank Nitt says, would “make Dilla proud.”