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As a child, Kenyatta Parker was destined for greatness. Raised on the streets of North Philadelphia, his thirst for rap was fostered by his sister Claressa’s love and support. To keep his freestyle and rap thirst alive, she would challenge him to rap about things she would point out.

Kenyatta received his first taste of rap stardom when he performed with Charniece Bailey in the Power 99’s Stay In School campaign. This gave the young rap artist an opportunity to travel around spreading the message about staying in school and saying no to drugs.

After graduating from high school, Kenyatta joined the United States Marine Corps where he served as Sergeant. In 2002, while stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Kenyatta connected with Mark Thompson. Mark ignited his thirst for music. Kenyatta went on to record Illadelp and False Prophet. It was at this time he adopted the stage name Illadelp because he viewed himself as the illest artist to represent Philadelphia.

After returning from Japan, Illadelp’s dream of being in the music industry slowly died.  However, his fire to record and write remained. Just when he was ready to give up his dream he reconnected with high school classmate Charron Monaye. She took an interest in his music and pushed his dream forward.

Illadelp’s music can be heard on both internet and satellite radio. He has performed at numerous open mic events and released a mixtape entitled I’m Rready, His music has also been featured in the stage plays Living Your Live and Doing It After Dark. To bring in the new year, Illadelp became a radio personality on SoundWavezRadeo. His first studio album Two One Five will be released in Spring 2013.

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