"With almost of decade of work in Richmond’s hip-hop scene, OG ILLAcontinues to fight for citywide acceptance. He’s simultaneously the most popular white hip-hop artist in the city and one of the most underappreciated." - StyleWeekly
"From the music to all of his varies business dealings, he embodies what it means to be an independent music mogul on the grind. To be frank, OG ILLA simply finds a way to stay working and relevant." - TheCheatsMovement
(PRESS RELEASE) OG ILLA is a rapper, producer, visual artist & entrepreneur born and raised in Richmond, VA. Birthed to a teenage mother who lacked the resources to properly care for her children, he and his two older sisters were placed in foster care at the age of 10. As a foster child, OG carried from his early upbringing a love for Hip-Hop, Pop, Gospel and R&B music that his mom would play constantly around the house during his childhood.
After spending a year homeless, ultimately living in a friend’s laundry room, OG decided to start utilizing his passion and turned it into a profession. OG ILLA linked up with Aura HD and opened a studio/music video production company. Starting his own promo company, Broad Street Elite, he partnered with Kingdom Nightclub & was put in charge of the Hip-Hop/Nightlife department. This helped him become a pioneer in developing the Hip-Hop scene in his hometown. He began event coordinating his own shows, special events, and parties with tons of notable independent/major artist; allowing him to establish a name for himself within in the music business.
OG ILLA debuted his first album independently on The Source Magazine and is currently working to develop his brand and expand his craft/fan base. He has dedicated himself to his music and has continues to overcome the obstacles of being an indie Hip-Hop artist.
OG ILLA shared stages with many hip hop artist such as: Riff Raff, Lil B, Ace Hood, Action Bronson, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Los, Vinny Cash, Kid Daytona, Jarren Benton, Phil Ade, Lil Wyte, Cory Gunz and numerous other independent artists.