- Sep 24, 2013
- Hip Hop & Rap
- 2.0 oz
- new (we only sell new items)
- Aaron Livingston (of Icebird); Aaron Marsh; Blueprint (of Soul Position); Greg Porn; Lyfeh8r; Rosy Donovan; Rudy Love Jr.; The Hamster Alliance
- Aaron Marsh; Alxandr Brown; Ben Rosen; Lyfeh8r; RJD2; The Hamster Alliance; The United States
Ivan Ives originally stepped into the hip hop world in 2007, manifesting a name for himself with his clever aggressive wordplay and innovative musicality. Rolling Stone named him among the next 40 artists to watch; SPIN called him one of the top 8 unsigned artists, and XXL said "don't let his indie rocker persona fool you - this guy can spit." Born in Russia, but having grown up in Los Angeles - he's got a unique story to tell. He's worked with the likes of Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), Tre Hardson (Pharcyde), Percee P & Oh No (Stones Throw), The Cool Kids, Black Milk, O.C. (D.I.T.C.), Vast Aire (Def Jux) and many more. Having gone to film school, he directs most of his own videos - which have racked up over a million streams on YouTube without major distribution. His 201 album "First Of The Month" released a new video or single on the first of every month for the duration of a year, which kept his fans engaged throughout. It has now been 2 years since his last release, and Ivan is coming back with a much darker, cinematic album: "Stranger". Getting the help from producers such as RJD2 and Aaron Marsh (formerly of rock band Copeland), Ivan paints a beautiful, twisted picture of an outsider looking in.