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Ill Poetic

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Primary Instrument: Arranger

Born: April 25, 1982    

Ill Poetic is the Girl Talk of Cincinnati with a voice of his own. We are proud to present the new hip-hop representation. An artist whose inspirations in album production range from Trent Reznor to Jay Dilla,

Ill Poetic distributes his mash-up albums via free download with the rest of his brethren. Most recently, his work includes a crossbreed of Joe Budden and Portishead (never thought I’d speak those words in the same sentence) titled Mood Music’sThird and a Nine Inch Nails and Outkast trip-hop sampling record called Nine Inch Nailiens (obvious much?). In the hip-hop community, he’s been tagged by VIBE and Rolling Stone, while locally, he’s been nominated for several awards due to skills both on the mic and on the boards....
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Awards

Awards: Nominated for 2 Ohio hip-hop awards in 2007: male hip-hop artist, album of the year Nominated for 2 Cincinnati hip-hop awards in 2007: hip-hop artist, album of the year Nominated for 1 Cincinnati hip-hop award in 2008: hip-hop artist Nominated for 1 Ohio hip-hop award in 2009: best producer
”as soon as I pressed play, I was blown away.” ”In the end, Ill Poetic's The World Is Ours is an experience in Hip-Hop that I recommend everyone should listen to.”

“He breaks down the wall or boredom that most people perceive Underground Hip-Hop to be, and brings us a soulful, nearly classic album, with very few missteps.”

FullMetal @ hiphopremix.com

”his introspective-gazing-but-outward-reaching lyricism is appreciated, but it’s his beats that really shine”

www.okayplayer.com

”At long last, someone saw fit to fill the iPod of the ghoul in Edvard Munch's The Scream. It's like, he's scary, but he needs to work out, too. This mash-up of Joe Budden and the new Portishead record should be just the thing.”

www.rollingstone.com

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