Illuminate is a young, upcoming artist fresh to the rap/hip-hop scene, bringing intricate flows, creative lyricism, and sharp delivery to the table. Hailing from small-town Cleveland, Tennessee, Illuminate has set his staple in as an artist to pay attention to. HipHopDX says, “Illuminate is definitely an artist worth follow… on and off Twitter.” He has also received positive light from various other blogs such as Diamondz-N-Wood who stated, “This white boy is f****** #DOPE!! From the artwork to the production to the lyrical content and delivery… I was supa impressed. I see him doing some big s*** in the FUTURE.”
Currently, Illuminate is working on his debut EP. The entire project is self produced including beat production, mixing and mastering, graphic design, video production/directing, promotion.. basically anything and everything in the project. He states, “I want to control all aspects of my creation. It’s the one thing I can control. Sure, it’s an exuberant amount of work, but this independent grind is all I’ve ever known.”
After obtaining a small white computer mic from his uncle, Illuminate began creating hip-hop music. At first it was simply a leisurely endeavor, but after a few failed band attempts, he decided going solo would be the only way to positively ensure durability in a brand. Since then, Illuminate has been recognized by some of the most critically acclaimed rappers in the game including Rittz, Tory Lanez, and numerous others.
Illuminate is taking stages by storm and is currently developing a regional tour in the Tennessee area. He played Birth Of The Originals Jamfest in 2014 alongside Chuck Inglish, and played on the first ever Tennessee Stage at A3C Hip Hop Festival’s 10th Year Anniversary in 2014. Everything from backflips on stage, to his unrivaled energy on stage has made Illuminate an up and comer not to be looked over.
Twitter and Instagram: @illuminateyeahh