Hip-hop heavyweights 21 Savage, Kxng Crooked, Cyhi The Prynce and Nitty Scott are going to have some serious Daddy Issues in the coming weeks. Music newcomers Iliana Eve and DJ Hannahbella have recruited rap’s elite for their upcoming joint album. [Photo credit: Courtney Rose of Good4uevents LLC for Drink The Lemonade LLC]
According to a media press release, the project is slated to arrive by mid-January and come packed with guest features.
On January 10, 2017, teenage sisters Iliana Eve and DJ Hannahbella are releasing their debut project Daddy Issues. The two sisters, who are only 14 and 16 years old respectively, have been on a whirlwind rise in the music industry. Iliana Eve aka “Ana” had her first recording released through Snoop Dogg’s record label Doggy Style Records only a few months ago. Since then she’s been featured on top publications such Billboard and Houston Chronicle while both sisters have been seen all over the internet on most of the popular hip-hop blogs. Kanye West’s artist Cyhi The Prynce (G.O.O.D Music / Sony) who serves as one of Ye’s main songwriters and who is up for three Grammy Awards for his many contributions to the Life of Pablo album is featured on the teenager’s debut. (Press Release)
Music producers Jonathan Hay, Kemar McGregor and Benny Reid are attached to the upcoming debut release.
“Over the years I’ve been able to work with what some consider the greatest DJ’s of all time, including a full album project with DJ Revolution and work with the late Roc Raida. DJ Hannahbella at only 16 is at that level right now – that really blows me away.” – Jonathan Hay Other producers that round out the Daddy Issues project include the multi-platinum Kemar McGregor (Musiq Soulchild, Sinead O’Connor), Benny Reid (Concord Records), frequent Hay collaborators Mani Ajami (Royce da 5’9, Twista) and Sean Dean (Showtime TV network). (Press Release)
Iliana Eve previously linked with Nitty Scott for their “Lost Souls” collaboration and talked to SOHH about piecing it together.
“My part in the song is talking about lost love. It’s because you can lose love with a person or your family or just in general. You can lose love in any way. I sit in my room and write. [Producer] Jonathan Hay had played a song he had produced and I just started saying things that I had written in the past. I changed it a little so it would go with the beat. Then he told me Nitty Scott was on the record and it was like, “Whoa, this is cool.” This was really my first time working with L’Shai but right afterward, we followed each other on Snapchat so we’re basically best friends. I hope people hear this song and understand that things can really get lost in anything. There’s always going to be that kind of disappointment through life but you can pull-through and find your soul.” (SOHH)