Although only mentioned for a brief second in the song, The Boy Illinois has been working tirelessly to make his presence known in the music industry, starting in Chicago with his most recent and highly successful “Jean Baptiste” project which is available on major hip-hop sites and ITunes. As a further extension of his appreciation to one of his hometown’s up and comers, Lupe Fiasco has set The Boy Illinois to open for his upcoming Tetsuo & Youth Preview Tour.
The Tetsuo & Youth 32 City Preview Tour will officially kick off November 2 2013, in Atlanta, with other subsequent stops such as Houston, West Hollywood, Chicago, New York and Washington, and ultimately concluding in Baltimore, Maryland on December 15th 2013. The Boy Illinois will be accompanying Lupe for this tour to prepare fans for the release of his 5th studio album, Tetsuo & Youth, due in 2014. Tetsuo: The Iron Man, a 1989 Japanese cult classic serves as partial motivation behind the album title.