ICIE is a lyricist from London, passionate about creating music that connects to the heart and soul of his listeners. By day he is a Film and Media/Cultural Studies graduate, working as an educational trainer for youth charity - Mybnk (mybnk.org) - teaching young people about personal money management to help them now and in the future.
Icie is an artist who works hard to weave his personal experiences into the foundations of music, and prides himself as someone who constantly seeks to deliver a relevant message in this day and age. Citing Shakespeare, Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton as his main influences, reflects his love and passion for poetry and the English Language. This love is evident as he continues to pen captivating stories and covers an array of topics many rappers shy away from.
Icie has been a staple part of the UK music scene, kicking off in 2004 where he joined forces with his brother to form Commission. They toured across the UK performing at youth events and radio stations creating a positive impact on those that experienced their music. A highlight from the group was their hit song Up 2 U being used as part of Operation Trident's campaign, targeted at young people trapped in the gang culture.
After moving on in 2011, Icie began work on a solo project The Entree Mixtape. The diversity of subject matter and vulnerability expressed was a breath of fresh air and received widespread acclaim. He proceeded to work on music to remain consistent and 3 years later released The Phoenix .The lead single The Becoming was crowd funded by fans and premiered on the Complex website. The following year he released 'One Hit Away' and is currently working hard on his album scheduled for 2018.
Tope Chiedozie: firstname.lastname@example.org