Illtalian, an award-winning Italian/Filipino rapper from Hawaii who just recently was named a finalist in the Hip Hop Category for the 2016 National John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
He has also won awards in the International Songwriting Competition and the Na Hoku Hanohano awards (the Hawaiian Grammys) for several musical collaborations. He is the son of a pastor, and is releasing his upcoming album, “Makana,” in memory of one of his best friends, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2016.
“Supposed to Be” is an upbeat track in which Illtalian and guest rapper Je’kob Washington discuss their desire to be true to God and themselves while resisting pressure by others to conform to what they are “supposed to be.”
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