Ilajide - Mr. Pocket Jam
Clear Soul Forces producer/engineer/emcee Ilajide , (pronounced E•li•jah•day) does a lot more than just rap. With hard kicks and deep basslines, the Detroit native tells stories sonically through his percussion as well as his lyrics.
With a signature staccato style of rapping, Ilajide comes hard but never fails to smooth it out in the end.
With songs like Slow Down, Solar Heat, and Don't Fake, you can see where the funk shines.
But then with classics like Yeah Ho and 800-101-1100, it’s easy to see Ilajide isn’t to be boxed easily.
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Sometimes the region of someone's artistry can't define them. At least that's what's been said of Detroit's LAZ by way of Southern Colorado Springs, CO. His best-known works are aligned with the hip-hop group Clear Soul Forces, their smash single "get no better" featured on the groups 1st album "Detroit Revolution(s) aka Revo" gained them global notoriety.
Recognized for his diverse skill set as an MC and a lyrical grounding force in Clear Soul Forces, L.A.Z continues to showcase his growth as a solo artist. On his debut project No Paperwork EP, Released via The Amsterdam based label Below System Records, The 6 track manifesto served as a solid introduction to the mind of an up and coming rapper who works by day and writes by night.
Currently knocking out songs for afollow-up solo project called People Under Detroit and preparing for the return of Clear Soul Forces to the forefront of lyric-driven hip-hop. L.A.Z is carving out a lane to experiment and further push boundaries with his DJ, illadope as Da iLLAZ. With a goal to take you on a journey through sound, L.A.Z is a name to keep on your radar.
NAME L.A.Z aka Yung L.A.Zito aka Zito aka Jarrel Flowman aka Dub Eye aka Wimpy aka Da iLLAZ MC you neva heard in ya life
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With influences rooted through the voice of Bob Marley, Emile was bathed in the reggae sound at the drop of the needle since as early as he can remember. The Detroit bred "powerful mind" was exposed to hip-hop during the classic 90's era where he was influenced by music from different parts of the country; not just Detroit, where he came up on Slum Village, Phat Kat, Royce and Em. His ears were spoiled by West coast hip-hop; Snoop and the Dogg Pound. Southernplayalisticcadillac funky sounds of the South, and East Coast vibes provided by Nas and ATCQ. Emile's biggest influences on his career are J Dilla, 2-Pac, Kweli, Mos Def, Gil Scott-Heron, Madlib, and of course Bob Marley. Emile's diverse influences are prevalent in his signature dynamic delivery and heavy hitting lyricism, jotting rhymes at age 13. 1/4th of the legendary Clear Soul Forces.
Formerly known as J-Roc, Noveliss is apart of the legendary Hip-Hop collective, Clear Soul Forces. That collective earned themselves a record deal with Fat Beats in the mid-2000s and set the world ablaze with their single "Get No Better". With much success, the group was able to perform domestically and soon after the decision was made to seek more experience overseas in Europe! After extensive touring, Noveliss decided he wanted to give fans a piece of himself that they didn’t get to hear in the group. That pursuit quickly paid off and he earned the opportunity to speak at several pop culture events in every corner of the United States. Influenced by his love for everything Nerd culture, the decision to focus on his own brand of Nerdcore was a simple one. His diverse taste, and unique hobbies, fused with his experiences living in the Motor City naturally makes Noveliss one-of-a-kind.