What inspired you to do what you do?
"To keep it 1 million, when I saw Lil' Bow Wow & Lil' Romeo, whom were around my age and performing, I figured I can live out my dream too! I was inspired to be a performer first, but my path led me to wanting to be one of the greatest producers/beatmakers of all time. My main producer influences are Ice Cube, Rodney Jerkins & Lex Luger."
How did you start in this industry?
"When i moved to Chino Hills, CA in 2007. I had already been dabbling in music in the City Of Champions (Inglewood, CA) paying for studio time. making beats and writing music. My next door neighbor in Chino Hills was moving back to his home state, and had studio equipment for sale. I had $250 saved up from my bag boy job at Vons. I bought my first mbox, microphone, a registered copy of protools and a beat machine. From then on, I begin making music for myself, picking up major and independent credits along the way."
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
"In 5 years I hope to feed my family and rebuild the streets. As Nas said on "Nas Album Done" w/ DJ Khaled: "we get government aid, spend it at they stores, putting they kids through college, we need balance, so we can lease and own deeds in our projects. So im asking Gs to go in they pockets, the racial economic inequality lets try to solve it" Clear definition of my goals."
Check out the artist: www.linktr.ee/larrylavell