ILL Ruckus Entertainment is a Record Label founded by Christopher Michael Gaines aka SIDD of ILL Ruckus.  Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, SIDD and his family moved to Lexington Park, Maryland where he would grow and form the Hip Hop group ILL Ruckus.  Being a hip hop artist for many years, learning from experts in the industry, and being mentored by some of entertainments greatest moguls, SIDD has decided to take things further and start his own recording label, ILL Ruckus Entertainment.  ILL Ruckus Entertainment has it’s own Global Distribution Contract with Ingrooves/Universal Music Group Distribution.    

Ingrooves is a global music distribution company that provides marketing and rights management services for independent labels and artists. Ingrooves combines a powerful technology platform, data-driven insights and a team of global music marketing experts to help labels and artists maximize their revenue potential in today’s dynamic music marketplace (www.ingrooves.com). 

With an Associates degree in business from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), a Bachelor, and Master’s Degree in Business (M.B.A) from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and also a Bachlor’s Degree in Audio Production from Full Sail University (FSU), Christopher Michael Gaines aka SIDD is well qualified to begin this new journey. 

“I have had a passion for music all my life.  The music takes me away and I get pulled into the sounds.  It is amazing.  I want to help upcoming artist exercise their potential and reach their goals.  As an artist myself, I never had that opportunity until meeting my Label Manager and long-term business partner Ms. Tiffany Gaines,  CEO/President of Shared Success Global/Worldwide Music Group.  Over the years, I have learned that this is a very competitive industry.  I’m a very hard worker and I’m looking for hard working individuals to be part of my team.”