Byzantine, also known as Byzantine Kings is a new edgy hip hop group from Baltimore and Philadelphia. These six artists that have taken the monikers of Saints of the Byzantine Era represent a light in a dark period, just as the Saints of that time. Through cautionary tales, songs of hope, and good vibes with that gift from the streets of Philadelphia and Baltimore, St. Justinian, St. Leo, St. Phocas, St. Zeno, St. Basil, and St. Percennius bring a refreshing aura to the game of hip hop. The group was influenced by a wide range of iconic groups before them; from Public Enemy to Wutang Clan and State Property. Byzantine has been introduced to the world with their single "ILL" display lyrical excellence.