Ivan Ives

Ivan Ives

Hip Hop

Ivan Ives originally stepped into the hip hop world in 2007, manifesting a name for himself with clever aggressive wordplay and innovative musicality. Rolling Stone named him among the next 40 artists to watch; SPIN dubbed him a top unsigned artist; and XXL said "don't let his indie rocker persona fool you - this guy can spit." Born in Russia, but having grown up in Los Angeles - he's got a unique story to tell.

He's worked with the likes of RJD2, Aaron Marsh (Copeland), Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), Tre Hardson (Pharcyde), Percee P & Oh No (Stones Throw), Black Milk, O.C. (DITC), Greg Porn (The Roots), Vast Aire (Def Jux), The Cool Kids, and many more. Having a background in film, he directs most of his own videos - which have racked up millions of views without major distribution. His music has been placed in a plethora of TV shows: Netflix's Daredevil, Portlandia on IFC, HBO's Funny or Die, ESPN Sportcenter, and countless others. Ivan is currently working on new music.