Editor Rating: HEATSEEKERS
Why we like LBO:
Give this man a beat and he will go in. LBO is a Long Island native with a new take on the classic East Coast flow. He flows over his beats smooth and effortlessly like Jay-Z, but hits hard, like punctuation at the end of punch lines, evoking Nasir Jones. The combination of flowing smooth, yet hitting hard separates this talented emcee from other newcomers and we look forward to hearing freestyles, and singles alike from LBO.
A Long Island rapper, singer, writer, producer, and beat-boxer that currently resides in Villanova, Pennsylvania getting his study on. He composed his first song, "Michelle's Dream," at the age of 10, picked up beat-boxing at the age of 12, and won awards for his writing at 13. From there, music and lyricism manifested into an emotional outlet that was incomparable to the sensation of anything else. His main inspiration is the pressure and negative emotion making music and writing alleviates. For this reason, you will probably see him tweet or post a verse or two just to get some of that pressure off of his chest. His music is for all listeners, but especially those that have those "hidden" issues. LBO sets an example for all in embracing one's flaws and forcing them into something beneficial. Take a listen to his music and you'll know exactly what that means.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers- Me, Myself, and I
Give a listen to LBO's mixtape Old Soul -