rising star; a Pop artist that not only exudes an exotic look and charming character, but also
stems from an uncanny beginning. Idrise comes with a rich, unique R&B sound that came to be
as product of his love for music of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. His is the kind of sound that could gain
listeners and fans from any demographic. He is a pioneer in a lane of his own, a genre which he
likes to call, “Pop & B”. Idrise has had an exciting, if not a strange, life story before he actually
became an all-out artist and performer. Fluent in 4 languages, a Staff Sergeant in the US Air
Force, and a degree in Arabic studies, Idrise's young life has shown many, the importance of
knowing where priorities lie. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he began singing and dancing; all throughout middle school and high school in everything from show choirs to break-dance crews.
Soon after graduating high-school, he felt the need to be on stage again and with this intense desire, he went on to back-up dance for a pop artist in Southern California, performing at different venues in the area; one such venue, being the House of Blues, in Hollywood. In 2010, while stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland, his charms brought him to instant popularity after he stepped into the booth to record his first single. This came to be, because of his raw talent, his high spirits, and his passion for music as his craft, not to mention his excellently honed work ethic. These, among many reasons, make him a “real-life” inspiration to many, and
his music has come a long way to affecting emotions and life views. Idrise is what one could call
“a modern-day manifestation of classic R&B/Soul music” as his vocals bring "that familiar feeling"
to the newest generation of music.
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