PRESENTED BY JOSEPH KELLEY
BROUGHT TO YOU IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SKYELAB MUSIC GROUP http://www.skyelabmusicgroup.com
Cinematographer: Chris O'Konski
Step inside their universe, and get to know I.O.U., New Jersey's Rutgers University's most familiar faces, young cats Isaiah 'Izee' McNeill, Andrew 'Buck' Buckner, and Charles 'Chuck' Ferrone, their manager. The journey for these three 19-year-old New Jersey natives began in their home studio in Isaiah's basement when they set out to create a sound of their own, with an epic feel, a world vibe, and hip-hop as the base.
The boys rose to local stardom under the stage name Deuce 1's during their freshman year of college when they released 'Rutgers State of Mind' their take on Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 'Empire State of Mind.' The song became a Rutgers anthem, and the following year Buck and Izee linked up to record 'Black and Scarlet,' their take on Wiz Khalifa's 'Black and Yellow' which landed them the title of 'Rutgers' Official Rap Group,' and left many fans wondering, what can we expect from these guys next?
A few months later, the fellows holed themselves up in their studio, changed their name to I.O.U., a name they felt was more meaningful, and set out to break their mind barriers, figuratively, by producing and recording their self-released album 'Breaking Our Mind Barriers' or 'B.O.M.Bs.' released summer of 2011 on their website www.InsideOurUniverse.com. After taking over the New Jersey college hip-hop music scene, these ambitious souls are now setting out to make a BANG in the hip-hop world, and in the international music scene!
If you haven't heard it yet, make sure you do, it will blow your mind away!
'Today is a great day' -- I.O.U.
Tune in again!!