ILL MOVEMENTS was founded by Ryan Josue and Clarence Josue in 2000. Our primary goal was to serve as promoters of the hip hop scene in Calgary. From Bboying, Mcing, Graffiti and Turntablism, Ill Movements wanted to support all the elements. Where most Calgary promoters would only bring in concerts and offer club nights, its been our mandate to represent hip hop to its truest capacity and at its rawest form. Ill Movements is now known to throw intense hip hop battles, concerts and some of the illest parties. The Ill Movements Fam now consists of Ryan, Clarence and Paolo Josue…and those who help out from graphic designers, Wyze1 and Darski, to partners such as Thought Express, Suns of Boey, Dubsac, Al V and the Opus Crew and more. Sorry if i missed anyone but you know who you are! Below is a list of some of the events we have either produced or have been a part of.
CONCERTS - The Roots, De La Soul, Clipse, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Premier, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Mike Relm, NaS, DJ Craze, Jay Z, Zion I, Xzibit, Souls of Mischief, Ali Shaheed Muhammed (A Tribe Called Quest), Kanye West w/ Lupe, N.E.R.D, Rihanna, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Quest Love, Clipse, Kardinal Offishal, DJ Nu Mark, Jully Black, Masta Ace, Del The Funkee Homosapien, Price Paul, Roc Raida, DJ A-Trak, DJ Craze, Ivana Santilli and more!
BATTLES / EVENTS - Ready or Not Canadian Bboy Championships, Step in the Arena, Cipher Famous, Live Style, One Up Graffiti Convention, Stakes is High / DTP, Calgary DMC Eliminations and more!
Finally just want to give a big shout outs to BeatMatrix for introducing us to the promotion game and lending their support. Also want to show love to the Original Rudes Bboy Crew, Suns of Boey, Track Bastards, Thought Express, DJ Pump, DJ Roofeo, O’Mighty, DubSac, DFE, Paper Crown, IP, Deezus, Urban Metropolis (Edmonton), Sean Lalla (Van) and anyone else i may have missed.