TENN TO CALI.
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 switch 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 some lyrics over any beat and call it a song. I actually felt the love of the music shine through on the first song on the CD. The sound was something fresh that reminded me of the essence of
hip hop, as opposed to the “gimmick rappers” of today’s radio. His energy and focus is unbeatable.” – Reality with A Dose of Reality Entertainment.
Focused mainly on the Tennessee, New York, and California markets, Ill Dose continues to build his buzz and make a name for himself that will not soon be forgotten. From opening up for known acts such as Pastor Troy, Too Short, and Kool Daddy Fresh, to performing at such events as Dub Magazine West Coast Car Show, Black College Tour, and Convention Centers in several cities, Ill Dose has made moves toward success ever since he took his first step. He occasionally will be found rocking the stage with other artists such as Black Catfish, Top Notch, 187-Blitz, and C-Vegas.
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. Currently, you can find Dose performing at Sound Therapy in Sports Page, LAX, the Rutledge, and the Muse.
Focused mainly on the Tennessee, New York, and California markets, Ill Dose continues to build his buzz and make a name for himself it’s about the brand.