About

Welcome to Church of Hype

I’m Nick aka illslur and this is my studio on a telehandler. 

I hope this is a space that helps you feel inspired, represented, and challenged to honor what’s possible.

I write to cut through any wack stigma in hyping yourself up to do you 100.

If I can help in any way, or if anything comes up for you when reading my work you can use the contact page to reach out.

If you’re looking for a 1 on 1 hype chat (which I pretty much always am) you can reach out here.

I’m also keeping a reading list and cycling through updates of this Spotify playlist.


So why hype.church and not just nickkelso.com?

It might be because I’m not the best at marketing, but it just seemed way more fun.

My friends and I came up with Church of Hype in the early 2000’s as a way to rep for how we live. The name came from rearranging the words on a church marquee up the street from our house in NE Portland (which I’m sure they appreciated).

Writing here makes me feel like I’m sharing my crew’s super hype vibe with the world, and that’s kinda the best motivation ever <3

Crew🧡💙