He's one of the hottest talents out of Trey the Choklit Jok's old stomping grounds, and he's performing at South by Southwest 2018.

Forbes recently called The Boy Illinois the "next hot Chicago act" on par with Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa.

He called in to the B106 studio Tuesday for an exclusive interview ahead of his performances at South by Southwest this week.

Check out the video below, then head to theboyillinois.com to hear the latest tracks.