Def Jam's newest signee, ilham, originating from Queensbridge, New York, just released her new single, "gang signs." In addition to being signed to Def Jam, she had received support from fellow Moroccan French Montana, who has been supporting the artist for over two years now.
In October 2019, ilham released "in too deep," a smooth and passion-infused song that seems to strike a chord with the audience of her music videos. Within the melody, it features a calming guitar progression and a filtered pad complemented by ilham's soothing vocals. Her powerful vocals and deep lyrics helped to push this to millions of listeners worldwide. Since “in too deep” was released, she has received over one and a half million views on the music video on YouTube and one and a quarter million streams on Spoitfy.
Her 2018 track "cycle of games" off of her 2018 project 41-10 has recently surpassed over three million streams on Spotify. The single is accompanied by her soft voice and harmonies, which can be heard throughout the piece. Additionally, she features Arin Ray, a Cincinnati-based artist who even made an appearance on the second season of The X-Factor. Arin's relaxed demeanor and connection even add more elements attributed to its success. The music video has over one million views, be sure to tune in below!