On the couch at his girl’s sister’s home, Illah days used to just say ‘what up’ to Kevlaar 7 in passing and keep it moving. Illah Dayz hadn’t the slightest idea of the ties Kevlaar had in the world of hip hop. Eventually it was brought to Illahs attention that Kevlaar was an MC and producer. After breaking the musical ice, the two sat in a hot car and Kevlaar cued up some of the production he’d been crafting. Illah rhymed over beats he thought to be a bit too slow, but Kevlaar liked what he heard. That meeting set off an instant connection, and was the spark that culminated in Illah’s entry into the Wisemen.
Illah Dayz grew up on Detroit’s eastside, in an area deemed the Helen Block. A rough existence, Illah quickly learned the harsh realities and lessons of life that now haunt his book of rhymes. Illah’s word play and unorthodox rhyme style sets him apart from most emcees today. Prior to Illah’s inauguration into the crew, there was a chemistry filled session in a west-side studio where it was evident he was one of the missing pieces. ‘Super Bowl Cipher’ was recorded that night, and Illah left the studio as a new member of the Wisemen. Unbeknownst to him a life altering event waited just around the corner. Only 2 blocks away from Black Day studio, a motorist ran a red light and smashed right into Illah’s vehicle. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. The Wisemen stuck by and supported Illah during his recovery and rehabilitation, welcoming him whenever he was ready. Illah has returned from that tragedy wiser, stronger, and with pen in hand, determined to rhyme all the way to his dreams.
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