Music together


Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B/Soul

De'Andre Stanislaus

Apr 28, 2020

LAZz is a dynamic, up and coming artist who hails from Toronto’s west end. After graduating from Weston Collegiate Institute in 2016, LAZz began to pen his thoughts, and found that it was a means of releasing a lot of the emotional turmoil he had been facing. When these words were made to rhyme, and these rhymes put to music, a distinct sound and voice emerged; and with it came a passion to create and perform. LAZz was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, to a single mother who continues to be extremely devoted to her faith. LAZz’s innate musical talent is rooted in the Afro-Caribbean spirituals and gospel music that he grew up listening to. From the hard hitting simplicity of his vocals, which are reminiscent of another time, to his ability to connect with any audience, it is not hard to see why LAZz is unique, and that as both a person and an artist, offers a distinct depth unlike anyone else. The name LAZz itself pays homage to its owner, in that it is a double entendre; it is a symbolic acronym for his brand “Lost At Sleep”, as well as a biblical reference to Lazarus, who was risen from the dead. Like his namesake, LAZz continues to rise despite any adversity he is faced with. Since beginning his journey as an artist, LAZz has become prolific in the works that he has created, many of these works remain unreleased as he is a perfectionist when it comes to releasing his art. As he works on perfecting his sound, he continues to hone his performance skills and has performed at venues around Toronto, such as the Burdock Music Hall, Mod Club, Rivoli and at Yonge-Dundas Square. He has also performed for two years in a row at Nuit Blanche, an all night arts festival that takes place annually throughout Toronto. It should also be noted that LAZz is a graduate of the renowned Remix Project (14.0) and has been involved in involved with music based programming through the organization Urban Arts Toronto for several years now. In December 2019, LAZz released his first project, an extended playlist entitled “Dreams of A Hustler”. This was premiered at his first headlining show, an independent event planned and hosted by LAZz and his team, which sold out at the Burdock. The EP and the event simultaneously launched LAZz as an independent artist in the Toronto underground music scene and he continues to work on building his brand. Currently, LAZz is working on releasing his second project, while trying to remain creative even under quarantine. In the last two weeks, he has released two freestyles, both gaining 2000 views each within the first days of being released. He is also working on acquiring the materials he needs to begin recording at home, as he continues to use social media as a means of growing his fan base.