I.P. Da MaN
Twenty-five year old I.P., who is of Spanish and African-American decent, has been rapping since he was a teenager. For the past year he has been “in the lab” developing a new sound, and launching the Vursityle Records (VR) label in Las Vegas, with his business partner and VR’s CEO, Nich Caronna. Already with some success under his belt, I.P. has travelled the US performing on a 29 state tour with Dynasty Record’s, and worked with notables in the rap game such as Lil Flip, X1 (brother of famous rapper Sticky Fingers), The Audibles, and more. A mix of hip hop, R&B, and pop beats, he is “blessed to have a voice, and diversity of music.” His sound has been compared to heavyweights like Ludacris, Drake, and TI because of his powerful tone and genius wordplay. “It’s a 5 lane freeway, I go where ever I want [in my music] and feel comfortable with it.” His detailed story-lines evoke emotion and resonance with listeners. It is important to him to “create something that people can relate to.” He says his “music has to have substance.” You can tell he has been through things in his life by the way he raps. I.P. a.k.a IMPATIENT got his name when recording as a teenager with his friend O.E., a.k.a. Tyerre White, who is famous 70’s disco crooner Barry White’s grandson. O.E. titled him ‘Impatient’ one day when they were working in the studio because he was so eager to succeed and advance his skills, he couldn't wait to record and ever since then that name stuck with him.