Formed in 2012, Island People is a music group which blends traditional hip hop and pop infused with the classic sound of Caribbean rhythms. The members of this dynamic group include 20 Viz, D- Metta, Gavin Minor, and the beautiful and talented Cristal. Each member of the group is in their early twenties and they each bring their own unique flare to the music. The group also produces, writes and creates all of their songs.
Three of the four members (20 Viz, Cristal, and Gavin Minor) attended the same high school. During their school days the two young men had passion for rapping, expression and poetry, over time the love for music was so deeply ingrained in them, that Gavin Minor would write various lyrics in the back of all of his school books. After high school the guys in then meet up again in college where they met their other member D-Metta. The young men all being interested in music and pursuing careers as artist decided they would come together and form a group. Later the group got more familiar with Cristal through a mutual friend that was a big fan of her vocal talent recommended her to the group. The chemistry and environment of the group was perfect so they wasted no time in creating music.
Over the short time the group has been together and becoming very close it was realized that each the members had both parents originating from different islands in the Caribbean namely Barbados, St. Vincent and Dominica which lead to the group being called Island People, in reference to their Caribbean roots. The members are focused on making a big splash onto the music scene this year. The music Island People are looking to continue to make is that most infectious kind of music to keep people moving, while maintain high quality and standards.
Some of our greatest influences are artist such as Michael Jackson, Black Though, Rihanna Black Eye Peas, Pink, T.I., Swedish House Mafia, Coldplay and Lil Wayne to mention a few.
The group ISLAND PEOPLE have performed at high school shows and have been receiving high acclaim with their unique sound, creative concepts, and constant energy that is brought to the stage at every performance.