IslatiTheRevo
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IslatiTheRevo

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Band Hip Hop Spoken Word

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"...local hip-hop artist IslatiTheRevo does damn fine spoken word..." - Colorado Springs Independent


Discography

(2011) Book 1: The Declaration [Album]
(2011) Making of a god [EP]
(2012) [untitled] [Album]
(2012) Book 2: Conquering Ego [Album]

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Islati The Revo is an American poet/ song-writer/ rapper. Due to his natural talent and attraction in English Composition/ Poetry coupled with a suicidal, turbulent childhood, young Revo was forced to survive via pen to maintain his sanity. On the campus of San Diego State University, a slam poet by the name of Jahson Edmonds introduced Islati to the art of spoken word. It was “Writerz Block”, downtown San Diego, 1997, that Revo began performing, learning, perfecting, inflecting and projecting the raw emotion in each piece that he composed. At that time, the goal was to be understood.

Soon after, Islati began listening to and became influenced by the likes of several Hip-Hop artists like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Nas, 2Pac, Pharoah Monche, Ras Kas, Xzibit, Eminem, etc. Those influences ignited a revolutionary fire in Islati and inspired him to put his poetry to music. The goal: consume as much knowledge/ wisdom as possible while perfecting his own style.

After attending, but not graduating from 3 Colleges and working dead-end jobs to pay off the debt, Islati saw he was headed nowhere fast and desperately needed a change. This was around the time of late 2002 when Americans were devastated by the events of September, 11, 2001. Islati had only been in a few fist-fights and rarely handled a weapon. He could not comprehend war. So in April, 2003 the Revo enlisted into the Army as a demolitions specialist.
2 Weeks following basic training, Revo was shipped off to Baghdad, Iraq where he joined is first unit. For the entire year, Revo kept account of the events that took place in a journal he called “One more day in Paradise.” On his second deployment, he encountered another young rapper by the name of Junoh. Together, they recorded a number of inspirational songs. The reponse was exceptional. It was on this deployment that Revo’s first album “The Declaration” was written and the name Islati The Revo (Isolated Revolution) was created.

Since then Islati has been a semi-finalist on loud.com’s rap competition. He has performed in Colorado Springs at venues like Mesa Ridge High School and Union Station. He is also an open mic veteran at V-Bar’s “Word Wednesday” and Lofty’s “Hear, Here” in downtown. Islati has released his first independent album “Book 1: The Declaration” on Feb. 24th 2011, a much anticipated mix tape on Nov. 2nd, 2011 “Making of a god” which also featured what is to come on his second album, “Book 2: Conqoring Ego”, and will be releasing an untitled project with producer “Tall City” on Jan. 24th 2012. He has also been featured on singer/song-writer/actor and longtime friend, Vimel’s 1st and 2nd Albums. Being the leader that he is, Revo formed a group named Good People Stick Together which is slowly building into a movement. The Goal: use his lyrical gift to develop a support system for good people.