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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: 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
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”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.”

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

”At long last, someone saw fit to fill the iPod of the ghoul in Edvard Munch's The Scream...

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