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Born and raised in Queens, New York City in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Rochdale Village. Stemming from birth, the soul inspired artist that is the son of a Jazz musician and the grandson of a Blues player, had a passion for music. With his extensive musical background and passed down knowledge of the industry, I$AIAH is now taking his gifts and flourishing through film and music.
In 1998, I$AIAH started his college career at Delaware State University (DSU) where he double majored in Accounting and Business Management with a concentration in finance and banking. While in college, his attention soon gravitated towards his inherited musical talents. While attending DSU, I$AIAH created the campus first student organization dedicated to Hip Hop preservation entitled, "From Our Neighborhood To Yours (FONTY)". FONTY became a hit on campus. Banging parties, movie nights and freestyle fellowships, brought I$AIAH's old neighborhood to a college campus - thirsty to engage in Hip Hop culture.
With his success on campus, the Queens native took that "esteem, to power his dream." He began to establish himself as a Hip Hop artist and released his first mixtape entitled "Like it or not Vol. I". The hit single, "I love you Isaiah", added to his stardom on the DSU campus. The song received airplay on both college and commercial radio stations in Delaware. After realizing his potential in the music industry, I$AIAH left DSU and turned his brainchild FONTY into his own record label: FONTY Records. Shortly there after, his music career went into full gear. In 2002, I$AIAH toured with legendary Jazz musician Donald Byrd. In 2003 through 2004, I$AIAH entered multiple talent showcases including Jimmy's Uptown Café and Monday Night Madness with Maria Davis at the Soul Café. I$AIAH also appeared on many mixtapes including Unsigned Underground, DJ Superstar Jay and DJ Self a.k.a. the prince of New York. His hustle didn't stop there.
His hit single "I love you Isaiah" continued to receive positive feedback from radio listeners. Based on the audiences response, I$AIAH decided to release a video for the single, which he executive produced. The video debuted on Video Music Box with Ralph McDaniels and has played on the majority of locally broadcasted video shows throughout the country. I$AIAH's second music video, "Pleasure's Paradise", played over 13 months in a row on BET's Uncut. I$AIAH continues to succeed by being the first and only rapper to release an album in partnership with Moet Hennessy USA entitled, "I love you Isaiah Volume 2: Like it or not".
Most recently I$AIAH completed a mixtape entitled, "the Best of Isaiah Vol. 1.5", hosted by G Unit's own DJ Whoo Kid, while juggling his emerging acting career. I$AIAH will be in season 6 of the critically acclaimed tv series "Power" on the Starz network. He has also appeared in season 2 of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and has principal roles in many popular tv shows, including but not limited to "Law & Order: SVU", "Louie" and "Rescue Me" where he plays the role of 'the shooter' who murders Tommy's (Denis Leary) brother. I$AIAH has appeared in several feature films as well including "Boy Wonder", Camron's "Killa Season", 50 Cent's movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'", and as one of the main characters in "City Teacher" featuring Alicia Keys' mom, Terria Joseph. With all of this being said, there is no doubt that I$AIAH is definitely a future icon within the entertainment industry.
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