Illa J "7 Mile" Video

Illa J pays homage to Detroit in "7 Mile."

BYMitch Findlay
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Illa J comes through with some visuals for "7 Mile," a single from his Home album. In this dieOttos directed clip, Illa rolls through Detroit while rapping along to his bass-heavy jam. Both this song and its video are all about location, celebrating the delicate balance that is Detroit. 

While Illa performs, occasional animation fills in to add some character. It adds a much needed burst of color to the otherwise gray and dull proceedings. The video paints a picture of dilapidation, of abandonment, and yet there remains a sense of comfort through it all. After all, the album is called Home.  

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<b>Feature Editor</b> <!--BR--> Mitch Findlay is a writer and hip-hop journalist based in Montreal. Resident old head by default. Enjoys writing Original Content about music, albums, lyrics, and rap history. His favorite memories include interviewing J.I.D and EarthGang at the "Revenge Of The Dreamers 3" studio sessions in Atlanta and receiving a phone call from Dr. Dre. In his spare time he makes horror movies.