Even as a young boy growing up on the westside of Detroit, the culture of music has always intrigued Kyle Adams who is now professionally known as iRocksays. At the ripe age of thirteen, he would write songs and regularly sneak to use his older brother’s production equipment. An action that infuriated his sibling but as a result piqued the interest of family friend, Martinez Williams. Williams, after a few conversations with the young visionary, decided to buy him the production software known then as Fruity Loops, and thus begins our story.
In his early years of making music, he connected with neighborhood friends Fame and Bee Lee to form their production team known as No Speakerz. The trio grew together creatively and built a local following that has assisted iRock’s ascension into who he is today. Things got serious for iRock in 2010, when he and members of the No Speakerz team entered and nearly won the Red Bull-sponsored Big Tune Beat Battle, beating out 17 of some of the most talented producers in the world. The attention that followed this success put iRock on the radar of many individuals in the music industry, both locally and nationally, including Detroit Hip-Hop Pioneer and former Shady Records artist Obie Trice. Their meeting led to iRock producing five records on Obie’s 2012 release “Bottoms Up” and subsequently traveling on tour as a sound engineer.
Over the years through hard work and consistency, iRock has seen steady growth from his Soundcloud and he has positioned himself as one of the go-to producers on the Detroit music scene. Having worked with the likes of Black Lagoon, SayItAintTone, Shorty Da Prince, Scolla, Oba Rowland and more recently Dej Loaf; playing part in mixing her hit single “Try Me” and producing “Easy Love” from her debut project “Sell Sole”. His sound and production style know no boundaries due largely to his many influences and musical tastes, ranging from J-Dilla and the sample-driven era of hip hop in the 90’s to EDM, Jazz and alternative rock. Amidst all these accomplishments and achievements, he remains a humble man and conscious of the fact there are no limitations to his future.