Lazaris, more than just an MC or rapper, is a true mogul, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. Hailing from the Bronx, he takes pride in being the “savior of Hip-Hop” in his community. With his cinematic, rapid-fire flow and lyrics packed with substance, Lazaris has been compared to hip-hop legends like Jadakiss, Big Pun, and Kool G Rap.
His journey in music began at the young age of eight when he started rapping. Lazaris was even part of a supergroup called The Army. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with legendary producers such as COD, Lord Finesse, The Beat Phonatic, and Da Inphamus Amadeuz.
Lazaris has been making waves with his recent singles, including “Somo Latino” and “Last Night.” Currently, he is hard at work on his forthcoming album, set to be released this winter. Fans can expect his signature style and a unique blend of influences.
In an interview with AllHipHop, Lazaris opened up about his roots in the Bronx and the musical legacy of his family. He comes from a lineage of legendary singers, with his uncles, Aresino Rodriguez and Alfredo ‘Chocolate‘ Almentros, having streets named after them in the Bronx and Harlem. The Afro-Congo Hip-Hop sounds created by his family broke barriers in the music industry. Lazaris’s love for music was sparked when he heard his uncles’ music playing in his household during the mid-90s.
At just 15 years old, Lazaris made a significant impact with his song “The Don,” which received airplay on Hot 97. This achievement sent shockwaves through the South Bronx community, signaling the rise of a new artist.
Beyond his music career, Lazaris is also a savvy entrepreneur. He owns a marketing company called Rich Family Marketing, LLC, and runs his own record label, Top Don Empire. Additionally, he has his own publishing company, showcasing his multifaceted talents.
Lazaris’s journey is a testament to the power of passion, talent, and the determination to carry on a family tradition. As he continues to make his mark on the hip-hop scene, we eagerly anticipate the release of his upcoming album and the impact it will undoubtedly have on the industry.