Imagine a huge pot, mixed with the production versatility of Dr. Dre, the song writing skills of Tupac, and seasoned with some down south and east coast flavor. This is a dish any Hip-Hop fan would savor and enjoy. It is exactly what Ike Barnes has cooking. Ike Barnes introduces a refreshing style of reality hip-hop with head-banging beats and a charismatic flow that vividly depicts urban life and the everyday struggle for success. These ingredients, coupled with a true passion for music, are showcased in his debut album entitled, ..The Inception... . In an era where some critics say hip-hop is dead, Ike Barnes is proof that a hip-hop resurgence is here.