Founded in 2009, ILL DOOTS jam session origins have since spawned over 8 studio projects and a raging live beast of a band featuring: an emcee, singer, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, and a host of frequent collaborators.
ILL DOOTS members’ diverse range of backgrounds and their shared musical consciousness shine through their exhilarating mix of hip hop elements with funk, jazz, rock & soul. Over the years, their live shows have become ever more engaging and theatrical, giving audiences unforgettable experiences of community, catharsis, and raw energy.
As artists, ILL DOOTS are also known for their cross-medium collaborations (notably winning a Barrymore Award for Original Music); working with artists from various disciplines and backgrounds remains a constant source of inspiration and is a staple of the ILL DOOTS brand. A brand which is defined by ILL; an acronym for “I Love Living/I Love Learning” and the mantra that encapsulates the band’s message to the world: value life and the lessons it gives you.