I.R. F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C. creates sound that bends and breaks with powerful liquid flow on forthcoming album ‘My Liquid Thesis’
GOODYEAR, AZ – Bruce Lee had a theory that every martial artist should embrace the idea of being like water – free flowing and powerful. That’s the perfect description for the music coming from Hip Hop artist I.R. F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C. He calls it “liquid” and it’s a style that takes center stage on his new album “My Liquid Thesis” which is set to drop on his birthday on Nov. 6.
“It’s the kind of music that goes around and under shit and seeps through cracks,” I.R. said. “It’s also the powerful kind of music that’s brutally honest and touches on some really personal stuff. I don’t regret anything. I believe regrets are for the dead and the dying. I was shot at the age of 12 and doctors said I might not ever walk again. Until the book is closed, I can’t say that getting shot was the worst thing that ever happened to me because in a lot of ways, it’s what taught me to be resilient and to work hard. It’s all about defying the odds from the beginning, and this album embraces that. Through this collection of songs, you’ll get a good grasp and ambiance of what my life is. I believe it’s liquid because it has to have the ability to stretch and flow, destroy and create.”
With hits like “I am I.R.” and “Power Nap,” I.R.’s forthcoming project is an undeniable powerhouse of raw talent. It shows why he embraces the name “Flying Above Non-Believers That Always Said That I Couldn’t.” Born and raised in Gary, Indiana but now operating out of Goodyear, Arizona, I.R. creates atmospheric music that lives in the genre of Hip Hop but breaks that mold by fusing different sounds and styles in original and eclectic ways. He calls that process of creating new sounds “slow cooking,” meaning the process was a “necessary evil in order to get my current level of readiness.”
“Every track I record and release is based on my actual experience,” he said. “It’s in that way that I manage to avoid boxes. I believe that music should be freedom in the way that it bends and breaks.”
Today, at the age of 38, this talented artist is assembling his collection of music under the new independent label E.A.R.F.U.L.L.A. Music (Emancipated Artist Recordings Featuring Unfiltered Love Life and Music). In recent years, he’s been writing and recording as much as possible while using his label to help motivate younger artists who are trying to get a foot in the door of the industry. And with this new album, he hopes to show the world that when music comes from the heart and a vulnerable place, the vibe will be undeniable. His music is available on every major platform including Tidal, Pandora and TikTok.
To listen to I.R. F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C.’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:
“I am I.R.”