Laying his roots as one third of the hip-hop collective now duo Concept of Thought, illiterate (aka Sam Barrett) is one of the founding members of Yogocop Records.
Since their conception in 2012, in the basement of Sam’s flat, YGC have been making considerable noise in the undercurrents of the UK scene. After being brought up on DnB & Hip-Hop from a young age, mainly due to his brother being a DJ, illiterate was always surrounded by the right kind of music. This, mixed with his current interest in laid back shoegaze Indie & all sorts of current Hip-Hop, brings us his latest offering whatifthenwhat under his solo alias, featuring the likes of Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn, Mr Slipz, looms., NuphZed & more.
Since 2012 illliterate's music has taken him to various places, from multiple UK festivals to Berlin, Thailand, Barcelona as well as Croatia for the infamous Outlook Festival. Supporting the likes of The Sugarhill Gang, Immortal Technique, Onyx, The Pharcyde, Dead Prez, Kev Brown, People Under The Stairs, Talib Kweli & more, 2020 is set to be a big year for illiterate. With a bunch of new releases coming up for both himself and Yogocop, they are set to make a significant mark across Europe and beyond. Love to everyone supporting so far x