"Reporting From Badlandz" is the first mixtape of Philly's native JuG The iLLest who use to go by the name juGGie,he released his mixtape on September 25, 2012, on iLLustrious Muzik Group under a joint venture with Womazing. The mixtape is just the start of JuG The iLLest musical journey as he introduces the listeners in his heartless world. The mixtape features production from Solidified and Rene, among others and featured guest appearances from Noah Jones, Platini and iLLustrious crew members KoJazz, Bishop and MeRCY. Big Jug's undeniable showcase of skill, radio-ready tracks, and marketable thug persona in addition to the mixtape"s production for its dark sampled grooves, buzzy keyboards, and persistently soulful bounce is found thoroughly throughout. "Reporting From Badlandz" comes strictly from the heart of a uprising MC.