Quitting the Band - LOS

While it seems most MCs claim they were writing rhymes in the womb, Liberty Heights native LOS confesses that he “got into music late.” Until he was 18, LOS' primary passion was basketball. But the murder of his father, a basketball coach at a high school LOS had planned on transferring to, led the teenager to another school—and down another career path. “That's where I found music, because every day at lunch, dudes would be spittin', freestylin', battlin',” he says.

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LOS is 25 years old, from Liberty Heights and Garrison in Baltimore, MD a city known for hustlers who get it in the streets. The city has been well publicized on shows like The Wire and The Corner. Now Baltimore has another conduit to catapult the city to national visibility.

LOS has been on his grind since 1999 and his hunger showed in the battles he dominated. He solidified himself in the streets and then signed with Da Bloc in 2001 and his momentum and star power increased drastically. Da Bloc proved to be the conglomerate that could propel his inimitable talents to the heights of star status.

Record executives in the music industry became aware of this buzz worthy movement. His subsequent signing with Bad Boy came after several meetings with Diddy. LOS connected with the mogul on many levels and felt Diddy really shared his vision. LOS signed with Bad Boy in 2006 and immediately began working on his album.

The album is entitled, YOUNG, FLY, & HUNGRY and is filled with his signature quixotic flow and lyrically witty conundrums. He exponentially tells B-mores story to the world so everyone can walk the streets of his city vicariously through his rhymes. LOS has traveled all over the country and his diversity shows on the album. But regardless of his influences he gives his B-more perspective on any track thrown his way.

LOS chopped and screwed the hook on his song, “Doe Cheese “ while paying homage to B-more’s vernacular. He represents the streets on “ Invincible “ which is definitely an ode to the hustlers and the B-more state of grind. He slides from the bounce and gangsta for a minute and gives the strippers at Norma Jeans and the Hustler Club a reason to “Shake It Up Like Dice “ on one of the more grown and sexy cuts off the album. LOS debut album is scheduled for a '07 release on Warner / Bad Boy / Da Bloc records.