IsH-iLLa is a name to remember, and one you may have already heard if you keep an ear to the ground. This hardworking artist artfully channels his origins as a Chicago kid experiencing all the gritty streets have to offer and years of homelessness. A lifetime of suffering lends an intensity to his vocals that sends shivers down the spine. When he sings about the struggle, you can hear the echoes of it laced through every powerful phrase.
He’s been swaying souls for a few years already, with radio rotation overseas and through Pandora radio with his previous album, “Stronger Than Before”. Its single, Love is the Light, hit the Urban AC Charts in the summer of 2012. His more recent work has caught the attention of Chance the Rapper and several music publications ahead of his new album. “Life After Pain” drops May 15th. Expect a reflective collection of tracks that grant a glimpse into the heart of this complex and inspiring man. You can checkout samples and more of his music on
Album Release for “Life After Pain” is for May 15!