I can vouch for his published work, since he is Chapter 10 in the 1st Edition of the Barrio Writers book, reprint recently completed & available to public again soon! If you want proof, than feel free to contact me to purchase a book (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Additionally, he is an amazing mentor for many youth & adults like myself! We will be releasing a 2nd-3rd edition this spring as well, in which Illoheem will be acknowledged as a Writing Assistant.
Most recently, I was also asked by a White House representative to provide them with a copy of his work in the book (after they read it they praised his ambition & writing) & this is how I describe Illoheem in the email sent to the White House & to many others,
"I do hope Illoheem's words make a statement at the White House...But I have to say, neither the book or youtube pieces do him justice, his words should be heard in person and prefaced with his life story. He is a young man I consider a hero and only person I have met that I hope one day will be nationally recognized to lead our country."
Sarah thanks for the info on Illoheem's publication. One chapter in the Barrio Writers book is not worth seeking out. And you completely and totally lost me on your email to the white house. I fell out of my chair reading that you "hope one day Illoheem will be nationally recognized to lead our country." REALLY? Are you serious? Well I hope that email was unread and deleted because Illoheem leading any country is absurb. The fact Illoheem is recognized in the OC Weekly is suspect much less anything beyond that. Sarah GET REAL!