Illori Vice
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Illori Vice

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Hip Hop




"Hip Hop’s ER Physician is Bringing The Genre Back to Life with “I Come In Peace.”"

Illori Vice – Hip Hop’s ER Physician is Bringing The Genre Back to Life with “I Come In Peace.”

Atlanta, Georgia – March 24, 2015 – Illori Vice‘s debut single, “I Come In Peace,” is a declaration of the importance of persistence, motivation and belief in oneself. Laced with a nostalgic theme that will take you back to the “good old days,” IV’s hitting this one out of the park, with an audience in every age group. This neophyte doesn’t fit the classic description of a rapper. He’s among the growing group of college educated, current event savvy artists, using their education and experiences to enlighten music fans. IV says, “In 40 short years, Hip Hop has managed to cross religious, racial, gender and cultural boundaries with more ease than any other genre combined.” “In short, I can influence the most people as a Hip Hop Artist.”

Hailing from Atlanta by way of Shreveport, Louisiana, Illori Vice certainly has plenty to say…He declares himself a student of Hip-Hop and wants to focus attention on the issues most relevant to the masses. As complex and deliberate as his lyrics, IV is poised to return the genre to its original socially conscious roots. Inspired by the works of the pioneers who secured Hip-Hop’s firm foundation, IV is using his own challenges as a young black man for the backdrop and soundtrack for his generation.

The name Illori Vice means “Flawed Treasure of God.” IV’s music reflects and embodies the human condition. IV’s debut album “The Soapbox” provides a platform to address issues making headlines. His first single, “I Come in Peace,” will be released March 27th. The track can be pre-ordered on iTunes beginning March 24th. The single‘s video will be premiered at Atlanta’s own, Apache’s Cafe’ March 27th at 9pm, along with a performance by Illori Vice.

Speaking like an Emergency Room doctor with a host of new patients, IV says, “Blame commercialization for the infection that has sickened Hip Hop.” “I’m here to restore balance and potency to a genre suffering from an impaired equilibrium.” - I Am Hip Hop Magazine


The Soapbox LP (Vol.1) Life and Times of the Real Huey Freeman
Radio Songs EP



Illori Vice aka IV was born in rural Louisiana in the city of Shreveport. Raised by his mother, grandmother, and grandfather, Illori was exposed to music at an early age. Born into a family of musicians and singers, it was only a matter of time before the performance bug infected Illori. Taking after his mother who sang professionally and also had dreams of stardom, it became clear at the tender age of four that Illori had an affinity for the stage as his mother recalls him performing the lyrics to the Kriss Kross’ “Jump, Jump.” Captivated by hip-hop’s energy and inspired by legends such as Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, Illori developed not only a love for hip-hop, but an appreciation for all genres of music.


At the age of 7, Illori and his mother left Shreveport and moved to Columbia, South Carolina. He would spend the next several years in Columbia and it was during this time that his father exposed him to the forefathers of the hip-hop movement. Illori studied the likes of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run DMC, Afrika Bambaataa, LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Eric B. & Rakim, and countless other hip-hop pioneers who cultivated the movement and help push it to the forefront of American Pop Culture. This would provide the foundation for what was soon to come.


As fate would have it, Illori moved to Atlanta when the city was blossoming into the nation’s mecca for Hip-Hop and R&B. It was during his high school years that Illori’s ear begin to sharpen and he indulged himself in the genius of Eminem, Nas, Jay-Z, Outkast, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and other notable lyricists. Ironically, it wasn’t until his collegiate career at the suggestion of his best friend, when Illori finally picked up a pen and a microphone and began his own journey as an artist. With two decades behind him and the world in front of him, Illori tapped into his own life experiences and struggles as a young black male navigating through suburban America and the ubiquitous desire to live the American Dream.  Illori is poised to become one of the premier emcees in HIp Hop with a message that transcends race, age, and socio-economic status. 

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