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ISH-ILLA  Gospel Singer

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A phenomenal singer, songwriter, and producer IsH-iLLa was born in the winter of 1982 in Southside Chicago. As a child, Ishmael was bounced from shelter to shelter and struggled many days just to eat and stay warm in the windy city. As Ishmael got older, his exposure to drugs, violence and crime led Ish-Illa into the life of crime. Like so many  ghetto kids, Ish-Illa did what he had to do just to survive. The only escape for Ish-Illa  from this tragic “war zone” was his music.

Through writing music and singing in the streets, Ishmael was given the name IsH-iLLa (ISH short for Ishmael and ILLA meaning gifted or talented) Truly a gifted man, Ish-Illa was the best at what he did among the people he knew, but as life got worse and many died, IsH-iLLa’s gift began to help him rise above the Chicago ghetto scene. In 2002, IsH-iLLa got a Greyhound bus ticket and moved to Los Angeles to fight against his poverty, homelessness, and crime. After arriving in L.A., Ish-Illa first lived on “skid row” and spent his time writing music and performing it on the streets. After awhile, he started performing outside popular night clubs in Hollywood.

​Ish-Illa started getting noticed by many figures in the entertainment industry, but none of which gave him a chance. Ish-Illa began dating Shinobu, who would eventually take him off the streets and become his wife. Ish-Illa was eventually discovered by Rich Glorious who was a business partner with Ice-T. Ish-Illa signed with their entertainment company.

Ish-Illa thought he was finally on his way to success and would be able to leave his negative Chicago life in the past for good. Unfortunately, Ice-T’s partners’ company was never able to secure a record deal for Ish-Illa, so it was back to the streets for the singer. After a while, all this caught up with him and landed him in jail. From 2003 to 2005 Ish-Illa’s time was spent between jail and the streets. Being in the streets and in jail was beginning to wear Ish-Illa down and he was getting tired.

In 2005, Ish-Illa turned his life over to Christ, now realizing this was the path God had chosen for him in preparation for his future. he and his beautiful wife Shinobu started a homeless ministry, “The L.O.G. House Foundation”. Ish-Illa and his wife fed, clothed, and ministered to the homeless for the next five years.

Ish-Illa is the founder of Brand New Era Inc., and has just finished his first major album, Stronger Than Before. His first  single, Love Is the Light, made the Urban Adult Contemporary, (Urban AC) charts in summer of 2012. Love Is the Light is considered an inspirational gospel masterpiece. It is in stores now and you can listen to more of Ish-Illa’s music at For now, enjoy his music video Thinkin’ About You and then call us today to book Ish-Illa for your show or event.

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