Illmaculate

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iLLmacuLate
Birth name Gregory Poe
Also known as iLLmac
Born February 4, 1986 (1986-02-04) (age 31)
St. Johns, Portland, Oregon
Origin Portland, Oregon
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sandpeople Music, Wapikiya Records, Sky Is Ours Media

Gregory Poe (born February 4, 1986), better known by his stage name iLLmacuLate (a.k.a. iLLmac), is a battle rapper and American hip hop artist of Native American descent from St. Johns, Portland, Oregon.[1]

Career[edit]

At age 17, he won the 2004 Scribble Jam freestyle rap competition,[2][3][4][5] making him the youngest winner in the competition's history.[6] He is a member of the Sandpeople group.[7] With rhyme partner The Saurus, he competed in and won the 2006 and 2007 World Rap Championships,[7][8] and the 2006 Spin the Mic competition.[9]

In 2007, Vibe magazine named him one of the Best MySpace Rappers in America.[10]

His 2007 album The Rain Check Mixtape is hosted by DJ Vlad, and includes appearances by 40 Cal. and Copywrite. Illmaculate also features with Sapient of Debaser in the track "The Truth" on Bliss n Eso's album Flying Colours and on the 'Turn It On Remix' from Justice & Kaos's Turn It On EP.

In 2011, he battled Bender at World Domination II, an event hosted by King of the Dot's Organik.[11]

In April 2012, he performed at the Star Theater, Portland as an opening act for the group Slaughterhouse.[12]

On August 22, 2015, iLLmacuLate defeated Pat Stay in a title match at KOTD's World Domination 5 event on a 3-2 judges decision, making him the new KOTD Champion. [13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Rain Check Mixtape (December 25, 2007)
  • Police Brutality (April 12, 2009)
  • The Green Tape (April 12, 2011)
  • Skrill Walton EP (November 1, 2011)
  • Skrill Talk LP (April 17, 2012)
  • CHRON: Legacy (December 17, 2012)
  • Clay Pigeons LP (March 11, 2014)
  • Only and Ill (September 18, 2015)
  • Still Standing (October 28, 2016)
  • The Red Tape (January 1, 2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parks, Casey (7 March 2014). "Star power – Battle Rapper Illmaculate's Comeback Bid". Oregon Live. Oregonian Media Group. 
  2. ^ Markstrom, Serena. "Sandpeople gather the crew together", The Register-Guard, 2006-11-17, p. E4.
  3. ^ Sisson, Patrick. "Hip-hop's Woodstock to land in Logan Square: Scribble Jam expands this year", Chicago Tribune, 2005-06-03, p. 22.
  4. ^ Willow, Molly. "Hip-hop heaven: Rapidly growing Scribble Jam draws up-and-coming artists, highly devoted fans", Columbus Dispatch, 2004-08-16, p. B1.
  5. ^ Simms, Greg Jr. "Alterna-hop nation descends on 'Nati", Dayton Daily News, 2004-08-27, p. 6.
  6. ^ "Scribble Jam #9", scribblemagazine.com, 2006-04-08. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
  7. ^ a b Caraeff, Ezra Ace. "One More With Feeling: Illmaculate", The Portland Mercury, 2008-05-15. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
  8. ^ Markstrom, Serena. "This time around, things not so personal for Atmosphere", The Register-Guard, 2008-09-12, p. G44.
  9. ^ "illmaculate reflects classic The Saurus battle"
  10. ^ "State Champs: The 51 Best MySpace Rappers in America", Vibe, 2007-11-08. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
  11. ^ Oberholtzer, Jason (22 September 2011). "Behind the Scenes at World Domination II, Part One". Forbes. 
  12. ^ Feigh, Ryan. "Soul'd Out Music Festival". The Portland Mercury. Index Newspapers. 
  13. ^ Felman, Adam (23 August 2015). "Illmaculate Beats Pat Stay To Become New KOTD Champ". Battle Rap. 

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