Illogic PhotoThe 2017 CultureFest Speaker has been announced to be Illogic!

Illogic is an American hip-hop artist, poet, producer, writer and speaker that has called Columbus, Oh home since his birth. He has released multiple full length albums and Eps during his 19 year career. He is also a part Weightless Recordings which is headed by longtime friend, collaborator and producer Blueprint. He has collaborated with a variety of other artists including Aesop Rock, Davu, Slug of Atmosphere, along with other rappers and artist from all over the world.

Illogic began in the Columbus, Ohio hip hop scene when at the young age of 16 he claimed the 1996 Columbus Hip Hop Expo MC battle, surrounded by what would come to be the core of the emerging “Bustown” sound. He released his debut in 1998 on Weightless Recordings, “Unforeseen Shadows”.

Years later Illogic has shared the stage with Rakim, Casual, Psalm One, Atmosphere, Eyedea, Brother Ali, The Roots, Common, One Be Lo, Modill, Royce Da 5’9′, and many other nationally recognized acts. His diligence in the studio is nearly unmatched, unleashing over 16 projects during his career.

This year he plans on releasing multiple projects of new and unreleased material including his debut album as a producer.

With close to 2 decades of music under his belt Illogic is still not done; He has much more music and other ventures in store. So keep your eyes and ears open for what’s to come.