I.O.U.
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I.O.U.

Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
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Nov
01
I.O.U. @ Stanhope House

Stanhope, Pennsylvania, United States

Stanhope, Pennsylvania, United States

Aug
10
I.O.U. @ Middlesex County Fair

East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Jul
24
I.O.U. @ Webster Hall Marlin Room

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Music

Press


"The Source Magazine"

Still going strong after the release of “Other Side Of Fear” off their debut album The Soul & The Intellect, I.O.U. presents their second single off the album “Greatest Time Of My Life” with visuals directed by Jean Isaacs.

The single serves as an ode to life and all the excitement that’s been happening for Buck and Izee down in South Brunswick, NJ, with Izee graduating from Rutgers University (where the fellows made a name for themselves with Black and Scarlet iconic anthems), and all the love they’ve been receiving from their fans for the album and their refreshing pop/hip-hop sound. Entirely self-produced, and released via the independent label Radikal Records, Inside Our Universe is ready for the heat of the Summer. - Scott Randell


"Earmilk"

Laidback Buck and Methodical Izee have matured from graduates to full time rappers with debut album, The Soul & The Intellect. “The Other Side of Fear” is the first single off their digital released album, a power-hitting beat layered with self-inflicting lyrics.

The lunchroom bandits are going to become the wildest Jersey boys. Debut album is available iTunes; your purchase will support good music! This fist pumping jam needs to be added to your collection! - OTRGS


"Earmilk"

The boys are back with stunning visuals for their 2nd single off the debut album, “Greatest Time Of My Life” directed by Jean Isaacs. The video portrays the group’s refined pop/hip-hop sounds that eclipse the standard radio poppy rap. The lyricism of the single serves as a reminder that is it important to be present with reality and appreciate things as they are. This record was produced with an uplifting beat that compliments the motivational lyrics that is best served on a summery night with a glass on the rocks. The spirited and up-tempo record will fuel any night of ratchet partying and oddly instill the passion to pursue your dreams! - OTRGS


"Good Music All Day"

Through a one of kind hip-hop/pop blend, the song “Greatest Time Of My Life” serves as an ode to the possibilities of success. Directed by Jean Isaacs, the music video captures I.O.U.’s expectations of a promising future by delivering exciting scenes where fun drink-filled summer nights, classy girls, and loving life are in abundance. Watch the music video for “Greatest Time Of My Life” by I.O.U. and purchase their debut album The Soul & The Intellect off iTunes via Radikal Records. Enjoy! - E.J.


"Fresh New Tracks"

It’s 2014, and Jersey duo I.O.U. aka Inside Our Universe is not wasting any time releasing their first single “The Other Side Of Fear” off their digitally released debut album The Soul & The Intellect, a catchy hard hitting track layered with the guy’s unique style of rapping and singing... This is what 2014 sounds like. - VMan


"ThisSongIsSick"

Each song is different, and no two are very similar. There are songs for every occasion on this album. there are chill songs, serious songs, up-beat and even some party songs. The beats show almost as much diversity as the rapping, with original production, and vast sampling sampling of artitsts like Bob Marley and Ed Sheerhan to name a few. It takes a few listens to really appreciate the diversity of this record. - Sage


Discography

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Bio

Step inside their universe, and get to know ,I.O.U., acronym for Inside Our Universe, comprised of Izee and Buck, two young artists from South Brunswick, NJ who have created a following with their clean mainstream pop/hip-hop sound, comparable to acts such as Black Eyed Peas, and Outkast.

The boys rose to local stardom under the stage name Deuce 1s during their freshman year of college when they released Rutgers State of Mind their take on Jay-Z and Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind. The song became a Rutgers anthem, and the following year Buck and Izee linked up to record Black and Scarlet, their take on Wiz Khalifas Black and Yellow which landed them the title of Rutgers Official Rap Group, and left many fans wondering, what can we expect from these guys next?

A few months later, the fellows holed themselves up in their studio, changed their name to I.O.U., a name they felt was more meaningful, and set out to break their mind barriers, figuratively, by producing and recording their self-released mixtape Breaking Our Mind Barriers or B.O.M.Bs. released summer of 2011, which made its round in the blogosphere.

Three mixtape releases later, garnering attention from their Rutgers University colleagues and fellow college students across the country and beyond, opening for countless acts such as Big Sean, Far East Movement, Jake Miller and more, the boys linked up with Radikal Records to release their debut album The Soul & The Intellect.

The title of the album reflects the characters of both Buck and Izee, laidback Buck being the soul of the duo, and methodical Izee, producer behind the entire project, the intellect. Also featured as a vocalist on two tracks off the album is Evangelia, a Rutgers University student. When shes not studying t be a teacher, you can catch her performing at the local coffee shops armed with her guitar and powerful voice.

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