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Yancey Boys feat. Common, Dezi Paige, “Quicksand”

​Common, Frank Nitt, and Yancey Boys project leader Illa J team to do justice to a simple acoustic guitar loop beat from J Dilla’s posthumous archive. Off of Yancey Boys’ Sunset Blvd project.

posted: October 31st, 2013, 1:36am



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