- Better Days - Lamont
The Stage is set for Indiana Recording Artist, ‘Lamont’. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Where ‘Lamont’ lived most of his life. Growing up in a house hold, where only the halls echoed of the great old school jams, that is heavily influenced in Lamont’s soulful sound. Shortly after Graduating HS. Lamont pursued a Culinary Degree.
After completing Culinary school, and earning a decorated Chef’s Degree. Lamont is now father of two beautiful daughters. Still young, but plans to continue his smooth adjustment to fatherhood. Further expressing his enticing vibes and roaring passion for his music. Sacrificing everything for the craft of his music. Lamont’s debut single, ‘Better Days’ is on the rise & couldn’t be better timing. This is Hip-Hop’s first look at Lamont. And it won’t be the last time you see Him.
Better Days Are Coming.
What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
I was born in Indianapolis, IN to a single mother. I’ve only met my father once before so trying to grow up and learn how to become the man I am today was difficult because there was only so much my mother could teach me. At a young age I moved to Kentucky for my mothers work only after my grandfather passing away. We moved back to Indianapolis, lived with my grandmother throughout my school years so I could stay in the same school system. I was fortunate enough to be able to have a stable childhood and a tight knit group of friends, we spent most of our time inside playing video games. I ended up opening up more and becoming more social when I turned 18 and enrolled in college. I attended the Chefs Academy in Downtown Indianapolis and earned my Culinary Arts Degree and a Certified Chefs License. Now I’m focused tapping into my deeper appreciation of music.
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
After finishing school I was at a crossroads with what I wanted to do with my life and trying to figure out what would make me happiest, cooking or something else? So I sat down and thought, “If there was one thing I wanted to do with the rest of my life and be happy doing it what would it be?” I then started assessing my talents and matching them to one occupation I could excel at. The first thing that came to mind, music. So I worked every night, reading working on my vocabulary, writing songs. Trying my best to excel my craft everyday if this is what I wanted to do for a living, I knew I must sacrifice all extra I had to my sound. Later on, I was relieved to have a platform to express my inner thoughts and feelings and focus on being creative at the same time.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
As a teenager Drake, Lil Wayne and J. Cole were very influential to me. Young Money as a whole influenced me to create and similar impact today. If I could collaborate with anyone I would choose J. Cole because I see him as one of the best and I feel I have a lot I could learn from him.
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
I feel like the culture and style of music has shifted. I tend to find it hard to point out words in verses in artist. Not really sending a message through music. To me music is a deeper feeling with untapped potential. Music is more than sounds, it’s beauty.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
I’m currently working on an ‘EP’ called ‘BETTER DAYS’, which I’ve released the lead single for it, ‘Better Days’.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
In the 6-10 months I hope to have created a platform for my name in the music industry while still learning from premier artists to take my craft to the next level.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
2-5 years from now I want to be a known hip hop artist and have a vocal impact on society.
If you had one song out of the catalogue you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
I would choose, ‘Better Days’ because it is a good showcases who I am an artists and it sends a good message I want to send to the world as well as positive vibes.
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
For me, my whole life I’ve been counted out I was always told that I was next in line. My music and sound is all about creating an amazing vibe you won’t hear anywhere else. While telling a part of my story in each piece I create. The music I make will always be interesting and enticing.
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
Authentic, Captivating, Fresh, Entertaining, Passionate
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
I feel a lot of people can relate to my lyrics more so than other types of music.
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
To all aspiring artist who may consider a career as a musician, always have an exceptional work ethic, don’t be afraid to ask for help, tips or pointers. Never stop trying to make connections/relationships. Surround yourself with people who have something you want or a skill you want to learn from them. NEVER stop learning! Be dedicated to your craft. Never give up on yourself, be your own #1 supporter. Nobody will support you if you can’t support yourself. No matter what, believe you can achieve it. Never think something is too achievable, reach for the stars, someone’s gotta do it, why not you?
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
You can find my music on these social media platforms.
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
Final words to the people I have left out, thank you for being afraid of what I’m able to become. Better Day’s are coming.