Stage Name: iLLiZeM (illism)
Jared Zalewski, known by his stage name (iLLiZeM) is a rap/hip hop artist native of Tucson Arizona. He currently resides in Dallas Texas where he released his debut mix tape “Dryheat,”. Growing up, iLLiZeM always had a knack for music and instrumental sounds but it wasn’t until high school that he started writing rap music. All his life he has been influenced by artists and bands of all genres. He played the drums in a childhood rock band and was raised on classic rock music. iLLiZeM unintentionally started writing rap music in his eighth grade Literature class. He was given a homework assignment to write a poem and wrote a rap song. From that moment he grew a passion for writing rhymes. Once iLLiZeM reached high school his attitude towards school and sports completely changed and music became his main focus.
After releasing his Debut mix tape “Dryheat,” iLLiZeM began working on his stage performance, one of his best attributes as an artist. Influenced by bands such as Staind, Sublime, and The Offspring, as well as rap and hip/hop artists such as Brotha Lynch Hung, Tech N9ne, E-40, and Rittz. This young aspiring artist IS READY FOR ANY STAGE HE STEPS ON AND WILL HAVE THE CROWD ROCKING WITH HIM BEFORE THE END OF HIS SET! Aside from releasing singles so iLLiZeM can remain relevant, he is working relentlessly on his first all original EP “The iLLneSS WiTHiN,”. He will not allow it to be released until it is perfected throughout so get ready for an instant classic by yours truly… iLLiZeM
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