EXCLUSIVE: Terror Squad's illa Da Producer Speaks On Fat Joe's Jail Sentence, New Album


(AllHipHop News) Over the Labor Day weekend AllHipHop.com took a moment to speak with Terror Squad’s illa Da Producer, just Fat Joe prepares to release his third “Darkside” mixtape project, which features production by DJ Premier, Cool & Dre, Diamond D. and others.

illa took a moment to detail getting in the studio and making the new single “Love Me Long Time” featuring Future and dealing with Fat Joe’s four-month incarceration for tax evasion, which he is currently serving at The Federal Detention Center in Miami.

illa touched on meeting Fat Joe and producing for the legendary Bronx rapper, who has worked with major acts like Big Pun, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and others.

“Really Fat Joe is my main inspiration right now,” illa Da Producer told AllHipHop.com. “I was giving everybody beats for a minute and he was really the first person to pay attention, like ‘you’ve got something.’ That’s the big homie for life.

“We’ve got more records as soon as Joe get out,” illa said of Fat Joe’s new, untitled album. “We got work with Timbo [Timbaland]. It’s a big project, it’s going to be a real big album. He [Fat Joe] said it’s one of his favorite albums he put together yet. We haven’t put a name on it , because its such a special body of work to him.”

On August 26, Fat Joe surrendered to authorities to serve a four-month prison sentence for failing to pay $1 million in taxes between the years 2007 and 2008.

According to illa, Fat Joe’s 20-plus years in the Hip-Hop industry will help him when he is released from prison.

“It’s real tough , thats something I wouldn’t wish on nobody especially the big homie,” illa Da Producer told AllHipHop.com. “He really do a lot for everybody. Anybody in this industry will probably tell you Joe has done something for them. He’s already given us the jobs we’ve got to do, he’s going to be in there focused on coming out stronger than ever.”

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