Even as a young boy growing up on the westside of Detroit, the culture of music has always intrigued Kyle Adams who is now professionally known as iRocksays. At the age of thirteen, he would write songs and regularly sneak to use his older brother's production equipment. In result this piqued the interest of a family friend whom after a few conversations with the young visionary, decided to buy him the production software known now as FL Studio, and thus begins our story.
In his early years of making music, he connected with neighborhood friends Jerrell Latimer and Brian Lee to form a production team known as NoSpeakerz. The trio grew together creatively and built a local following that has assisted iRock’s ascension into who he is today. Things got serious for iRock in 2010, when he and members of the NoSpeakerz team entered and nearly won the Red Bull-sponsored Big Tune Beat Battle hosted by legendary producers Jake One, Just Blaze and Dj Premier. Beating out 17 of some of the most talented producers in the world. The attention that followed this success put iRock on the radar of many individuals in the music industry, both locally and nationally, including Detroit Hip-Hop Pioneer Obie Trice. Their meeting led to iRock producing five records including two singles on Obie’s 2012 release “Bottoms Up” and subsequently traveling on tour as a sound engineer.
Over the years through hard work and consistency, iRock has seen steady growth and has positioned himself as one of the industries go-to producers. iRock has worked with the likes of many, recently including Dej Loaf; playing part in mixing her Gold awarded single “Try Me” and producing RIAA Certified Platinum Record “Back Up" featuring Big Sean from her Columbia Records released EP “AndSeeThatsTheThing". His sound and production style know no boundaries due largely to his many influences and musical tastes, ranging from J-Dilla and the sample-driven era of hip hop in the 90's to EDM, Jazz, RnB and alternative rock. Amidst all these accomplishments and achievements, he remains a humble man and conscious of the fact there are no limitations to his future.
Author: Thomas Osam Jr.