From the beginning, with his roots in Long Beach, California,  Holmes otherwise known as Ill Dose (aka Ill Dosage) has made his mark on the Hip Hop society. Currently residing in Marina del Rey, CA. He is constantly perfecting his skills, recording, selling his albums and performing. Setting himself apart from the crowd with the ability to rap on a dirty southern beat, and flip to a Hip Hop joint without blinking an eye. His ambitious drive, intelligent lyrical content, and ability to move crowds in every city makes him a memorable MC with hooks that you won’t soon forget.


Ill Dose is best known for being able to produce the styles according to the mood of the music or “vibe” and actually create great songs which in turn create good, solid albums as opposed to other independent artists that have yet to master their craft. “A lot of artists in today’s industry just put the same lyrics over any beat and call it a song. I actually feel the love of the music before writing the first lyric of the song. The sound stays fresh something that will reminded you of the essence of hip hop, as opposed to the “gimmick rappers” of today’s radio. The energy and focus  and unbeatable.
Focused mainly on the Tennessee, Texas, New York, Colorado, California markets, Ill Dose will continues to build his buzz and construct this brand from film, to retail and beyond. From opening up for known acts such as Wu-tang clan, Pastor Troy, Too Short, Kool Daddy Fresh, Ginuwine, 112, total, Mellow Man Ace, Snoop Dogg, twista, 8ball & MJG, City Paper, to performing at such events as Dub Magazine West Coast Car Shows, Southern Black College Tours, and Convention Centers around the united states, Currently fresh off the first European tour keeping the momentum alive.
It is rare to find an independent artist that has the ability to reach so far across the US and still remain focused. His determination to follow his dreams is commendable to say the least. Even after all the years and hard work he has put into his music, he still remains hungry, dedicated, and humble. You can catch me around TN to CA.




iLL Dose!

Focused mainly on the Tennessee, Texas, New York, Colorado, California markets, ill Dose continues to build his buzz and construct his brand.