About Us

Welcome to iLLUMiNOUS music!

This is the sister site to urbanATLbeats, an Atlanta-based music blog covering the hip-hop scene in general, urban music, events and lifestyle in the city. That site and this one as well are run by freelance journalist and DJ, Darris Pope, also known as iLLUMiNUS, DJ Luminus and LUMINUS. A longtime resident of Atlanta, Darris has had an ear for music since a young age and a passion for writing built into his DNA. With several family members in the music and media industries he felt a calling to do the same.

iLLUMiNOUS music highlights music that I feel people should know about, particularly underground hip-hop, Southern rap, Trap, EDM, House music and indie independent music as well.

Pope currently resides in Atlanta, GA. His writings have been featured in Georgia State University’s newspaper, The Signal as have his reviews on numerous websites such as Amazon, Last.fm, iTunes Music Store, GameFAQs, IGN and more.

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