7 Mile / Illa J / dieOttos / 2017

7 Mile / Illa J / dieOttos / 2017


Footnotes

One of my favourite things is titling songs with a word that’s not used in the song. Sometimes a title just describes the vibe of the song. “7 Mile” – the street Seven Mile in Detroit is one of the crazy streets to drive on, the street is really messed up, really bumpy; that was the purpose of the video driving down, it’s more about the vibe and the feeling. It’s almost like they’re taking the drive, it’s a tough road and they’re going get through. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ "Always a singer first": an interview with Illa J, following the release of John Yancey (Jakarta Records, 2018) / Madeleine Byrne / 2019


American Twilight / Crime & The City Solution / Danielle de Picciotto / 2013

American Twilight / Crime & The City Solution / Danielle de Picciotto / 2013

Detroit Vs. Everybody / Eminem, Royce da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, Trick Trick / James Larese / 2015

Detroit Vs. Everybody / Eminem, Royce da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, Trick Trick / James Larese / 2015