aka the Ill Rhyme Society is a rap group from Detroit, Michigan. The IRS was nominated for several Detroit Music Awards, won several awards and honors from various other organizations, and eventually had a sit down with Universal Records. The youth and lack of true leadership/guidance of the group caused the deal with Universal to fall through (The IRS did not want a record deal as much as a distribution deal which Universal was not trying to offer). Still, independently, they recorded a full length album entitled "4:15" in early 2000. Selling mostly in the Detroit area, "4:15" got rave reviews and praises from local media and was featured in The Detroit Free Press, The Metro Times, Rolling Out Magazine and many other publications.
The lead single, "Ain't Nothin' Changed" heard the number one spot on local radio station 105.9 for fifteen nights straight beating out other local and national artist for a record still held today! The IRS embarked on a small tour in mid 2000 to Memphis, TN and St. Louis, MO widening their audience and creating a large network of musicians to work with in the future. They were guests and performers at the major music convention Impact! in Orlando, FL in 2001. In 2002 the IRS recorded a second untitled album. The engineer who mixed the album moved to another state right after completion and took the masters for the album with him never to be heard from again.
Disappointed, but persistent, The IRS re-recorded many of the songs from the album in a home studio and released a series of mix tapes to fund a professional re-recording. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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