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iLLPHONiCS is more than a band, it's an identity. The five‐piece experimental outfit is an embodiment of their musical taste, upbringing, and outlook on life. What you get when you combine Larry Morris, Keith Moore, Kevin Koehler, Simon Chervitz, Chaz Brew, and Lena Charlie is a soulful concoction of hard‐hitting and real lyrics wrapped around a symphony of jazzy bass lines, sharp drums, clean guitars, and ever‐evolving keys. Each iLLPHONiCS performance screams a good time. Music that makes you both dance and think is a rare find.


The iLLPHONiCS have played 300+ shows, opened for numerous touring artists including Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Blueprint, The Cool Kids and Wiz Khalifa. They've played festivals such as PlaySTL Music Festival, Wakarusa, Ink's Middle of the Map Fest, Loufest and various showcases at multiple SXSW appearances. Thier music video for "96to99" was featured on BET Jams as well as the in-store Foot Locker music video reel. Click here to view their up and coming shows.


"Genre bending hip-hop band"


"With smart rhymes and soulful production, you can't help but move and groove to the collective's sound."

Underground Hip Hop Blog

"With a fresh take on Hip Hop and Soul over conscious lyrics, St. Louis natives iLLPHONiCS celebrate 10 years strong with the premiere of their 5th studio album “Gone With The Trends..."

The Examiner

To pin one genre to iLLPHONiCS' lapel is near impossible. It's hip-hop at its core, wrapped up in jazz and soul, peppered with rock, electronic, and classical standards with a dash of pop and dance for flavor.

Polite As Flannels

"[iLLPHONiCS] material is always crisp and their live shows are always on point. Consistency is key."

Renowned for Sound

"The group blends elements of hip-hop with R&B, soul, and alternative, and have created a sonically uplifting piece of art in their new album."

Artist Direct

"iLLPHONiCS offer music that carries itself with a strut and swagger, but with the social awareness of hip-hop when it achieves its best intention. With a formidable reputation for their stage performances, and a collective energy that brings bare-knuckled, un-filtered hip-hop, iLLPHONiCS are on the brink of capitalizing on their new found national platform."

Souls In Action

For iLLPHONiCS, a self-described “hip-hop fusion” band from St. Louis, diversity and variety are qualities not only apparent in the band itself, but in the music it plays and people that listen. For iLLPHONiCS diversity and variety are at the core of everything it does, and the band’s staunch adherence to these values is what sets it apart from just about everyone else.