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J Dilla’s Brother, Illa J on Making Music After Brother Passed + Challenges Sway to Bowling Match

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J Dilla’s brother swung by to Sway in the Morning to fill us in on what he’s been working on as of lately.

From bowling, to making music with the Yancey Boys, and spending most of his time over seas — Sway delves in and even challenges J to a bowling match. Fun Fact: Sway once played a perfect game of 300.

Watch below as Illa talks about life after his brother’s passing (it’ll be 10-years this February) + we receive a surprise call from Yazz of Empire. Could we be seeing a collab between these two soon?


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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