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IYAWADA / Bio

"The Message", is the title of the currant album from "Iyawada".
It consist of many different styles of "Boom Bap" beats ranging from hard hitting bass to laid back and melodic sounds that will capture the attention of any audience.
He began working on this album after the birth of his daughter in 2010, which gave him the overall focus to finish the album.
It is now finished and expected to be released late fall early winter 2013.
Born in, Los Angeles CA. Jan.19 1984 birth name Andrew Ravare. Iyawada was 6 years old the first time he rapped.
He was heavily influenced by his older brother who would always play Hip-Hop on the radio. It was the music of groups like: The Fat Boys, Run DMC, and LL Cool J that would lay the foundation for his future career.
But it wouldn't be until 10 years later, he would go to his first live Hip-Hop show to see the Wu-Tang Clan. "The whole experience was something I could never forget, the vibe I felt with all the elements in one building, a lot of love was shared that day and it still resonates within me" say's Iyawada.
The show would leave lasting impressions in his heart and mind, knowing he had found his life's purpose as an emcee.
It was his junior year in high school he would reach out to other local emcees and form his first group "Magnum Opus".
The group would release their first album in 2002 titled "Paradigm".
They would later break up and regroup with their currant name "Manifest Sound".
While on his quest in building his musical career he would encounter a turbulent time in his young life. Nearly loosing his father and his sister in 2003. He would now look to God more than ever.
His search for answers lead him to the foot steps of Rastafari.
It was the teaching of H.I.M. Haile Selassie Ist that would influence his lyrics and the message he presents. In 2004 he released his first solo Album "A Righteous Song".
It was this album that would bring him to the biggest stage of his career thus far, in the 2005 Million More March in Washington DC.
After taking the stage infront of millions of people gathered in unity
he had a new understanding of the power, that music held.
In 2010 he continues to deliver the same message of Love Equality Unity and Fun. Which is evident in his new album "The Message" with such songs like "Communication" which speaks of cooperation threw communication. Also with song's like "Na come fi bow" where Iyawada teamed up with Jamaican artist
Ras Donovan-I to bring a fusion of Reggae and Hip-Hop to inspire self motivation. Iyawada is confident that the people will gravitate to this new alum when its released.

General Info

Band Members
Iyawada
Artist Name
IYAWADA
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/iyawada
Active Since
01/84
Genres
Hip Hop / Roots / Reggae

Contact Info

Location
Riverside, CA

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