Peoria Star (born Leonard Darian Banks IV, 5/18/1986)
Peoria Star is an incredible versatile hip-hop artist and sought after producer, who is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable creative process as he, is for his broad musical palette, which is sure to catapult him into stardom.
Peoria Star, was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, IL, where he later enrolled at the International Academy of Design and Technology, receiving a degree in Visual Communications. Thereafter, Peoria Star realized that his love lie infinitely in music, dedicating every facet of his life learning and studying music. Peoria Star has since produced music for a number of local acts.
Yet to release an album, in 2013 Peoria Star was nominated by the Chicago Independent Music Awards, in the category of “Best Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. Peoria Star has reached number 2 locally, garnering 52,923 song plays, 11,941 profile views, and 3147 fans on reverbnation.com/peoriastar.