The current rate of dropouts in the United States is a cause for concern. There are several reasons why young people are deciding to quit school, but a great majority of those who do so do not necessarily end up having better careers. Up-and-coming music artist Its Ibby is advocating the importance of staying in school so young people can secure a better future for themselves.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) there were 2.1 million status dropouts of students with ages ranging from 16 to 24 years old in 2017. The overall status dropout rate that same year reached 5.4%. The report further elaborates that the status dropout rate varied by race/ethnicity. On top of the list were American Indian/Alaska Native youth, followed by Hispanics, black, biracial individuals, white, Pacific Islanders, and Asians.
Its Ibby holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial, manufacturing, and systems engineering from Texas Tech University. While music is one of his greatest passions in life, he still opted to get a degree to boost his credentials and skills. He also wishes for his personal conviction to serve as an inspiration to young people—that no matter how challenging staying in school can get, one has the choice to persevere for it to work out.
Just recently, Its Ibby launched his hit single “Hol’on Wait” and is currently streaming on Spotify. The single is also available on YouTube. Fans will soon see the song’s music video that the artist worked on together with 4EZ. Its Ibby’s distinguishable and uncommon music is something that many of his fans look for. While he is currently based in the United States, he has grown a large fan base in Germany.
Having spent a lot of time in both Texas and Abu Dhabi while growing up, Its Ibby has experienced the rich culture of both regions. He has seen the disparity in both cultures, small similarities, and their unique way of standing out on their own. Putting together the uniqueness of both cultures has inspired his extraordinary music that many of his fans find highly refreshing and entertaining.
Its Ibby currently resides in Florida. He is making the most of the quarantine season to do collaborations with other rising artists based in Atlanta. He is also working with multiplatinum producers such as Trellgato and Brackz to ensure the quality of his songs. Its Ibby is known for his excellent work and outstanding musicality.
The present challenges the world is facing is igniting his creativity all the more. He is using this time to level up his music production skills to offer his fans only the best output possible. He personally believes that pouring out his soul and energy on his projects will resonate significantly with his followers. Being an instrument to inspire others to live better lives is more than enough reward for the young artist. Fans can, therefore, expect to hear more of his new songs in the next few months. For more information on Its Ibby, connect with him on Instagram @_itsibby_.