Biography of Ilya Prusikin (Ilyich)Ilya Prusikin (Ilyich) is an old-timer of the Russian YouTube scene, co-founder of the creative association “ClickKlak”, one of the authors of the idea of the web series Police Week, the Constructorr project, the social show “In the order of things” and many other rating videos. Blogger, director, video producer, judge of rap fights Versus Battle, leader of the rave band Little Big, with which Ilyich fulfills his long-time dream - to become a phenomenon of world music culture and “pump the whole world”.
The video blogger and musician Ilya Prusikin
Childhood and youthThe future YouTube celebrity was born on April 8, 1985 on the border with China, in Transbaikalia. Soon the family moved to the Leningrad region, and later to the city itself on the Neva. According to the blogger, there are Polish and Jewish roots in his family.
Ilya Prusikin in childhood
In 2002, Ilya founded his first group - Tenkorr.The team worked in the genre of "Emokor". Their first mini-album consisted of three tracks and was called “It Will Be Late”. In 2004, the group presented a concert video for the song “How Everything Started (K.VN.N.)” and won the grand prix at the Leningrad Regional Festival.
Ilya Prusikin in his youth
In the same period, Tenkorr recorded a new album, “ROCK, baby!”, Toured in support of it, visiting about three dozen cities in our country.
Ilya Prusikin and the Tenkorr group - “Sex police”
In parallel, the musician managed to work with bands Like A Virgin, st.Bastards, Construktorr, who in the media dubbed "the brightest phenomenon in the cultural life of the country, now expressive crazy."
Biography of Ilya Prusikin
Career developmentIn 2011, a musician and songwriter who had experience in producing video clips, began to collaborate with the creative group “Thank you, Eva!” And master video blogging.
In partnership with Vladimir Besedin, he launched the project “The Show of Guffy Gough”. To his notes, they attracted other YouTube stars: Ilya Davydov (Madison), Ruslan Usachev, Artur Galchenko (Sam Nikel), Vasily Rudenko (Vasya Ebashilovo), etc.
Shot from “The Show by Gaffy Gough”
Ilya Prusikin's height is 165 cm
No less popular was the satirical show “The Great Rap Battle” (an adaptation of the English-language project Epic Rap Battles of History), where famous historical figures fought in the format of rap fights. Topical issues and pressing social issues discussed in their course made us not only laugh, but also think. For example, in a battle Pussy Piot and Patriarch Kirill, Jesus Christ and Nikita Mikhalkov, Alexey Navalny and Vladimir Lenin could clash.
The Great Rap Battle from Illya Prusikin! Stalin vs Pavel Durov
Ilya Prusikin in the TV series “Police Weekdays”
Ilya Prusikin and “Little Big”In the same period, he created the rave group Little Big, which was called a supervirus in the press. Listeners often compared it with the outrageous South African team Die Antwoord, at the opening of which the musicians lit in the St. Petersburg club "A2" on July 2, 2013.
Ilya Prusikin created his own group “Little Big”
Ilyich (Little Big) and Ninja (Die Antwoord)
The very first video of this outrageous group called “Everyday I'm Drinking” instantly scattered across the web. The video made fun of the “cranberry” stereotypes about Russia and delighted the eye with its amazing camera work: a bear sniffing cocaine along with a naked purple-haired girl, predatory clowns against a shabby front door, Soviet interiors and a lot of vodka.
Ilya Prusikin and Little Big - Everyday I'm drinking
Personal life of Ilya PrusikinA popular vloger and musician is married. His chosen one was a singer and blogger from Naberezhnye Chelny Irina Smelaya (known on YouTube as Tatarka) born in 1992. Her debut video "Altyn", directed by Dzharakhov, immediately hit the YouTube trend.
Ilya Prusikin and Ira Daring
Friends called blogger "puska." It turns out that he is afraid of rats, mice, snakes and even insects.
Ilya Prusikin with his wife Irina
Ilya Prusikin nowIn the spring of 2017, during a tour of the Russian Federation, which started in September of the previous year, the frontman of Little Big published the video “Rave On” on the Web, which gathered more than a million views a day. Viewers had access to the track with the additional song “For Hatters”. At the same time in the social network "VKontakte", together with Dzharakhov, he launched the show "ClickKlak in Prison".
Ilya Prusikin in the show "ClickKlak Behind Bars: Interrogation"
In the summer of the same year, the musicians became participants in the project “Rooftop Concerts. Red Summer ”, speaking in Moscow.