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Illest Uminati / Bio

Illest Uminati (fka Young Jay) was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest from the Salish and Kootenai Native American Reservation in Western Montana to Eastern and Central Washington State. In the summer of 2007 Illest Uminati known then as Young Jay linked up with Cordell Drake's Holy Fam group from Spokane, WA and Blaq Santa from Yakima, WA to form the Nine Side Click/Movement by the end of the year they released “Compact Dope” a mixtape that gained a major regional and online buzz. In-between 2008 and 2012 under the name Young Jay, he released five "Northwest Kingdom" Pre-Album Mixtapes, a street album named "Suga Duga Hollywood" and Hosted a Slew of other Mixtapes. In December of 2012 Young Jay had decided it was time to step up his lyrical content and stage presence and so then the transformation into Illest Uminati began. Illest Uminati released "The Higgs Boson EP" digitally worldwide on April 26th, 2013 with features from Stevie Stone, Twisted insane and more. In the summer of 2013 Illest completed his first national headlining tour 'The Illumniation Tour" while enlisting artist for his Illest Alumni Movement. Illest Uminati is not your average rapper/hip-hop artist, he is a trendsetter, a hit songwriter, and a young entrepreneur owning and running his own digital media company (Nine Side Design) and his own magazine (#OneNation! Magazine). Illest is now hard at work on his next project "#ILLMERICA" with features from Hopsin, Kutt Calhoun and Stevie Stone set to release 4/1/14. Illest Uminati has Shared Stages With E-40, Ying Yang Twins, Twista, Layzie Bone, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Dorrough, Do or Die, Young Buck, Yukmouth, Andre Nickatina, Nipsy Hussle, Krizz Kaliko, and many others

Young Jay and Nine Side Music were the cover story to June 2012's Issue of "Sav Nation Magazine" and as Young Jay been featured in "Murderdog Magazine", "TRUE Magazine", “Mafia Magazine”, "Hood Illustrated", "Sav Nation", "IDEA Magazine", "Hostile Magazine" and "Ipappazzi Magazine".

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL TOURS
Co-headlined:
Planet of the Apes Tour (11 Shows/Summer 2011)
Respect My Region Tour (10 shows/Fall 2011)

Headlined:
Northwest Kingdom Tour (15 Shows/Spring 2012)
Liquor and Loud Mini Tour (4 Shows/May 2012)
Sav Life Tour (14 Shows/Summer 2012)
End of Dayz Tour (10 Shows/Fall 2012)
The Illumination Tour (19 Shows National/Summer 2013)

General Info

Band Members
Illest Uminati
Artist Name
Illest Uminati
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/IllestUminati
Active Since
01/13
Genres
Rap / Hip-Hop / Dubstep/Rock

Contact Info

Location
Spokane, WA

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