SELECTED ARTISTS

iCON The Mic King
iCON The Mic KingDreams of a Hip-Hop Renaissance'I'm not just predicting a Renaissance I'm taking my part in making it happen. Key players are going to be emcees like Pharoahe Monch, Lupe Fiasco, Elzhi, Supastition, Dezmatic, Emilio Rojas, Silent Knight, PackFM, Tonedeff, Yarah Bravo, myself. 'POSTED 06|01|2007
iCon The Mick King and Chum
iCon The Mick King and Chumare Cool-Aide!'The only thing I remember about Flavor Aid is that it was the bootleg Kool-Aid. In Philly they sell it in this cheap grocery store in the hood called Murray’s. I go with Kool-Aid. Purplesaurus Rex was the illest flavor ever!'POSTED 12|01|2009
IDE
IDEKeeps the creative juices flowin''My creative process is always different. But I do enjoy writing with a drink. Getting a little loose before hitting the booth. It’s hard to just turn the switch from sitting on a chair to intense delivery. Some beers, or whiskey will def come in handy.'POSTED 09|01|2010
Ill Mondo
Ill MondoL'ombelico del Mondo'The biggest thing that sets us apart from other production teams is our dedication to quality, vintage sound. We were both heavily influenced by early 90's hip-hop, but we are not trying to re-create that sound. 'POSTED 09|01|2009
Illite
IlliteCrème de la crème rap'I think I've expanded my horizons a little more. I listen to different kinds of music. You might catch me bangin’ some Hall and Oates, some Phil Collins or even some Jon Secada now (laughs)! The 80’s is the shit!!!'POSTED 10|01|2008
Illogic captures the sun:
Illogic captures the sun:‘Just as the sun rises and falls, so do situations of life''‘You always have to look forward to the next rise. I hope that my music and life is an example of that’. Illogic loves imagery. With word play, proverbs, metaphors and double layers, the Columbus, Ohio lyricist challenges the listener.'POSTED 05|09|2013
IMAKEMADBEATS
IMAKEMADBEATSBreakfast with IMAKEMADBEATS'Recently I’ve come to appreciate the benefits of working within 10 minutes of opening my eyes in the morning. There’s a special creativity that comes from using your brain for music before it has to process 9,040 other things... 'POSTED 02|18|2011
Infinito2017
Infinito2017From A to Z with a regular black dude'Politicians are an evil private cult, not a positive way of life. The United States Government is not for the people but for the Governments reign of power.'POSTED 11|01|2006
Infinito2017
Infinito20172017 till infinito'Southside Chicago must be one of the most creative places in the world, from a hip-hop point-of-view. Why do you think this area is so creative and so good in what they're doin?'POSTED 11|15|2006
Infinito2017
Infinito2017The last real African in America'It’s cool that Obama used to do community assistance in Altgeld Gardens in Chicago, a public housing complex, that’s it. I think that we live inside a cereal box where all the people race to the bottom to get the prize only to find out it’s a toy. 'POSTED 11|01|2010
Iomas Marad
Iomas MaradGoing head with his own style'Iomos Marad is actually an acronym that stands for ‘I'm On My Own Style’ and Marad is from the 99 attributes of Allah or God that means ‘different, set apart, not like anyone else’. And I believe that name describes me and what I do to a tee.'POSTED 10|01|2006
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FROM the vaults

Blueprintinterview from 2011
Eddie Meeksinterview from 2006
Therapyinterview from 2008
Zumbi & The Grouchinterview from 2011