The 21st Show

World Debut: “Illini Anthem”


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"Illini Anthem" is a contender for the University of Illinois' new potential fight song. The song celebrates diversity and inclusivity by incorperating hip-hop into its sound. To hear more about the process of creating it and changing traditions, The 21st was joined by the collaborators on the track. 


Jarrel Young, Artist, MSW Student UIUC '22

Jeff Sposato, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign School of Music Director

Barry L Houser, Illini Marching Band Director, Band Professor 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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