Medina Green MC DcQ
Known by the stage names “DcQ” and “Ilias Bey”, he has been actively self-motivated and self-reliant for most of his life. At the young age of 17, he began a serious career in music with a Hip Hop group called “Urban Thermo Dynamics” or as many known them to just be “UTD”. After a successful run in the underground music scene with “UTD”, he went on to form another group called “Medina Green”.
As an independent artist, he has toured the world as an opening act and performed on stage with headlining Hip Hop acts such as “De La Soul”, “BlackStar”, “Talib Kweli”, and “Mos Def” while being exposed to different cultures using his gift and talent for music.
One of many reasons his love for underground Hip-Hop was so paramount in his developmental stages is because it has rendered him with the resources to be independent and educated on multitasking within a diverse industry; besides also being a breath of fresh air from mainstream media. This later inspired Ilias to create another business venture that would allow him to share what he learned while on the road traveling with others who wanted to develop the tools in becoming a better artist.
Under his stage name “Ilias”, he founded Illson Media Music Group: an artist development company and Hip-Hop music label focused primarily on HipHop and urban music. By branding the pseudonym “Ilias”, he has been on the public speaking circuit with a special attention to those wanting to be involved in any service that allows them to be in direct contact with people from familiar and varying cultural backgrounds.