St. Louis native Thi’sl (thizil), emerged on the Hip Hop scene as an independent artist in 2009 with his debut album Chronicles of an X-Hustler.
The album, an audio biographical look into his drug-filled and criminal past, debuted at No.4 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts and independently sold over 10,000 copies. The music video for his single “I Hate You,” reached viral success landing on the front page of Yahoo! Music and attracting thousands of viewers on Red Bull Music, WSHH, The Smoking Section, and All Hip Hop. In 2011, Thi’sl’s success continued as his sophomore release Beautiful Monster claimed No.4 once again on iTunes and sold over 15,000 copies. He followed that up with Free from the Trap, and produced “Motivation,” which went viral after being featured on MTV.com and several major sites along with receiving radio-play on Hot 104.1 in St. Louis. His 2014 release Fallen King was his best-selling album with first week sales doubling that of its predecessors. Garnering the No.11 position on the Billboard Rap Chart, made Fallen King Thi’sl’s most impressive charting album. Continuing his culture-shaping career of street anthems and compelling storytelling, Thi’sl released his first EP Levitate. Levitate continues his legacy of impressive releases and is quickly proving to be a fan favorite.