Illanoiz, real name Parix Arias, born in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, and despite the connotation of the alias, has
nothing to do with the state, rather, Chi McBride’s character, Illinois Gordon, cousin of Harlem mob
boss, Ellsworth Johnson aka “Bumpy Johnson”.
Illanoiz is far from a rookie in the music scene. He began his journey in music at the age of 13. Raised by
his grandparents and uncle Deebo, who he relates to, “more like a big brother”, gave him his first
opportunity on a chance invitation to a studio session one particular evening.
“I wrote a 16 bar verse. I didn’t know how to count bars but I wrote a perfect 16 bar verse…He was loving
it. I was 13 at the time. Took me to the studio and made me part of their group.”
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