THE ILL CIVILLION: To know who CIVILLION is, it is necessary to understand his origin. Born Samuel Hardy in Mt. Vernon, NY and raised in Yonkers, Civillion has lived in a melting pot (YONKERS) for some of todays hottest rappers. Growing up in the era of pushers, thugs, and pimps dominating the industry, Civillion has proven to be more than just a rapper. He has been influenced by chart topping rappers such as DMX, The Wu-Tang clan and rock groups like Ozzy Ozbourne and Gunz N Roses. Developing his own unique style of hip hop, was only a matter of time. As he learned to master his craft, he quickly gained credible notoriety from peers, local studios, and industry contacts as a strong and well-developed upcoming artist. His Ill-Core style is definitely ready to be dropped. Unsigned Civillion has definitely paid his dues, doing numerous open mics, talent showcases, and talent shows up and down the east coast. Civillion has also done numerous compilation albums with P. Entertainment, D.A. KRU Entertainment, NomadYCK Life Productions and N.O.T.E. RECORDINGS based in Washington, D.C. where Civillion does some of his recording and Chocolick City Records where Civillion records in Yonkers. CIVILLION has also made a cameo appearance in the made for blockbuster flick entitled ENDZ, which hit Blockbuster shelves in winter 2005. Civillion was also a finalist in the Yonkers Freestyle Friday which was hosted by Craig G, where Civillion demolished his opponents, with his witty unpredictable freestyle. CIVILLION is definitely, One in a Million and worth keeping an eye and a clear ear on. Proving his skill, time and time again whether its freestyle or written, he has definitely cornered a new market, with his timeless hits such as Hot Sh*t, Ill Supply, and One in a Million . So keep an eye out for this kid because he is definitely One in a Million.