Iomos Marad, Go Head

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Unlike local peers Kanye West and Rhymefest who draw inspiration primarily from soul music, Chicago MC Iomos Marad's songs are rhythmic above all else. The melodies feel like frills — the centerpiece of songs like "Strong Love" and "If Ever" is the beat. Small surprise, then, to learn that Marad is a drummer. His songs have an irrepressible energy and steady, driving spirit.