The Boy Illinois

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The Boy Illinois is performing live in Iowa City at the Blue Moose Tap House with support from local hip-hop artist, ADE!

The Boy Illinois delivers lyrics with a raw and unabashed eloquence, weaving together prose and poetry that draw upon his upbringing on the East Side of Chicago. An avid philanthropist and the consummate gentleman, he volunteers with inner-city schoolchildren to support positive community development. He challenges the status quo by incorporating into his lyrics a reverence for history, a love and intricate understanding of his proud Haitian heritage, and a contagious energy that pulls fans deeply into each one of his songs.

His powerful music has garnered major accolades; The Boy llinois has been featured on,, Revolt TV, Complex Magazine,, CBS Radio, Shade 45, and XXL Magazine. The hype surrounding his career attracted veteran rap maverick Lupe Fiasco, who invited him on three separate national tours in 2015 and 2016. Their long with-standing relationship drove Lupe to declare him as “ of the leaders of the next generation of hip hop.”

The Boy Illinois
  • 211 Iowa Ave
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • November 29, 2018
  • Blue Moose Tap House
  • $8 Advanced; $10 Day of Show