Who rocks the body in the party? It’s always the DJ. For a long time, Disc Jockeys or DJs were the silent rock stars who kept in the background providing the music that allowed us to escape to another world.
A b-boy from the South Side of Chicago, Jay Illa tried to master all five elements of hip-hop. From break dancing to tagging and mastering his skills at rapping—he simply loved hip-hop and all it encompassed. In the 1990’s, Chicago was going through a transformation where House music ruled the clubs and the mixshows—rap music was taking over the streets, and underground hip-hop was becoming part of the club playlist.