After two years of planning, developing and creating rapper Ioan Delice releases his debut album: Thelonious Whale.



Ioan Delice’s (pronounced Yo-On) debut album is the rapper’s musical celebration of individualism and an artist’s existential crisis. The project which features the artist’s original production pays homage to one of nature’s most fascinating enigmas, the 52-hertz whale. Often referred to as the “world’s loneliest whale,” it’s call vibrates at the very unusual frequency of 52Hz. This pitch is much higher than its counterparts, and despite sharing the same migration patterns as other whale species, its distinct song goes unanswered and the whale lives in complete solitude. Through this metaphor, the rapper reveals a deep well of musicianship and taps into hip-hop’s ability to explore philosophical themes. As a self-proclaimed Thelonious Whale, Ioan describes humanity’s own conflict with uniqueness and emotional fortitude as well as the challenges of being a modern day artist in a saturated industry.  

“Ultimately I’m creating my own hip hop vocabulary.” Ioan explains. “My music blends different genres and different styles but is fueled by a common human factor. I believe we all have the tendency of setting out to leave our individual mark in this world, of being our best and truest selves, and of sharing Love in its highest form. Some of us are less afraid of putting ourselves out there time and again, like the 52 HERTZ whale.”

1. Can I Live2. Planet Thelonious3. Death of Me

4. I Remember

5. Joy

6. Stop Playin’ on My Phone

7. Check

8. See You Later

9. Runnin’ Laps

10. Roxanne

11. No Flaws

12. Save Money

13. That Girl

14. Find You

15. Hang Up

16. Space

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