For L.atasha A.lcindor also known as L.A., this is about respecting the art. Embarking on her rap journey in 2010 as just a spoken word poet with a passion for Hip Hop, the “nonchalant badass” decided to take the rap game into her hands in her first ever feature, “We Got Bars I” cypher, & has hit the ground running ever since. Put the thoughts of Lauryn Hill, the wildness of M.I.A. and the passion of Kanye West into a blender with sprinkles of Lil Kim and Nas, you would dish, L.A.. Born in Brooklyn as Latasha Alcindor, L.A. has always had a connection to the arts, from dance, writing, acting, and now rapping.
Since 2010, L.A. has performed in a multitude of major shows, including opening for Good Music’s Big Sean at NYU (2010), as well as Cali’s own Nipsey Hussle (2012). She also has rocked the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (2011), headlined for Toronto’s “Yes Yes Y’all” (2012) and surprised stages at SXSW and A3C. Featured on MTV2′s Sucker Freestyles, MTV Rapfix’s “Get in the Game”, Rocawear’s “That’s Rocawear” campaign, & Reebok’s all-female cypher, “The Freestyle”, L.A. has been showing her hunger and drive in a two year span but devotes herself to being herself no matter what. With two projects out, “The Presentation” & “The L.A. Riots: Mental Fatality”, L.A. shows her exponential growth and is only getting better, as highlighted when she was named amongst AllHipHop.com’s Top 25 Underground Artists of 2011, featured in a Vibe Magazine (2011) and Ebony Magazine’ SonicBoom article where she was noted to be “lyrically superior to 95% of the people who have major label deals”(2012). But still hungry and humble, L.A. is diligently working on two upcoming projects, SPARK (EP) and “LALytes”: Revelations of L.ife A.ddict which is joined with short film series due for release in 2013. L.A. has intrigued fans all over the globe with her captivating wordplay and energy-filled performances, but if you were to ask why she does this, her answer would only be, “the art got me.”
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- TMB X L.A.: The Lost Riots [EP] (2012)
- The L.A. Riots: Mental Fatality [LP] (2011)
- The Presentation [Mixtape] (2010)
- “St. Michael” (2013)
- “Mojo Slime” (2012)”Chun Li” (2012)
- “I’m Alive” (2011) featured on “That’s Rocawear” Campaign
- “A Place” (2011)
- “Spitting Out Blood” (2011)
- “To Fear” (2010)
- “From L.A.” (2010)
Learn more about LA’s discography Here.