Who is ilish?


  Ilish Eduardo Valdivia "ILISH" the youngest of 3 was born and raised in Miami,FL. ILISH's background is Honduran/Cuban, and he speaks fluent English and Spanish. As a toddler he picked up a microphone and began singing to his mother. Ever since that moment his family knew he was going to be musically inclined. It wasn't until his high school years that he began to take music serious. This was around the same time ILISH was going through a teenage phase of drinking, smoking, and partying with his High-School peers.. 4 years of living that lifestyle lead him to not accomplishing anything in music. In his senior year of high school ILISH began attending a church youth group that began to give his life direction. ILISH made a vow to live a Godly lifestyle and make edifying music. He managed to build a home studio by selling his Xbox 360 for $200. Once the studio was fully functional he recorded his 1st mixtape "School of Thought". By February 2014 the project got over 16,000 plays, and was the #1 download on Rapzilla.com. This was the 1st big milestone in his career. 

  In summer 2015 he released "School of Thought Bonus Tracks". The project dropped with a visual for his 1st hit single "IDK?'. The project would play a huge part with future bookings, tours, and features. To keep the hype going on August 2016 ILISH released a visual for his single "What Chu Want", and a 7 track EP "No Days Off". This was the album that boosted ILISH's career, and landed him a gig in Austin,Texas South By Southwest (SXSW) event. In 2017 ILISH became an international recording artist by collaborating with United Kingdom artist Ghostlotus. The track "Stopping" landed #10 on the U.K. Christian Music Charts. At only 25 years old ILISH owns his own recording studio, manages his artistry, and goes on tours by simply building relationships. ILISH is more than a music artist. He is a loving husband, friend, devoted Christian, and a mentor to many.  

"I believe in building genuine relationships that will last a lifetime." - ILISH