Biography / Info
The stage lights dim while anticipation simmers through the crowd. Electric energy starts to build when the first beat drops and LOOT's impressive voice fills the venue. Rock n pop sounds rolled up with live instrumentation, dipped in new wave with a fat, dose of hip-hop at the heart of everything. A lone MC commands the crowd’s attention as he rips into his first song. The audience is enraptured by LOOT's hypnotizing delivery. A true artist from head to toe, his dedication and drive are overwhelming. Following his dream of being a dynamic talent, LOOT brings a lot more to the table than most of the generic, over commercialized artists currently topping the charts. LOOT's music is powerful enough to transform even the most prejudiced listener into an instant fan. He prides himself on creating songs that have something that speaks to everyone while remaining true to himself and his pure, rap roots.
LOOT grew up as the only child of a single Mom in the military so his residencies and travels in different parts of the world such as South Africa and the Philippines have also influenced his sound. From the inspirational, "Press On" to the autobiographical, "Before My Time", every record showcases his versatility. LOOT's life has always been interesting to say the least. While living in Japan he developed his rhyme persona and came up with the name "LOOT". Crisscrossing the globe has allowed him to fine tune his sound and now he's a force to be reckoned with that can blow any act off the stage and leave all crowds breathless.
LOOT's performance skills can't be denied, he has put in the work cutting his teeth on stages with prestigious artists (Talib Kweli, Little Brother, Kidz In The Hall, Joel Ortiz, Currensy, Big Daddy Kane, 8 Ball & MJG). He has rocked the mic in front of some of the toughest audiences at the legendary Apollo Theatre, Hot 97's Who’s Next showcase for new artist at S.O.B.'s, SXSW in Austin, NXNE in Toronto, the Winter Music Conference in Miami and many others.
Now working on his debut project, LOOT and his music continue to evolve. His latest record describes meeting a woman so beautiful that she becomes his, "Kryptonite" featuring O'Neal McKnight. The music industry is not for the faint of heart and it destroys lives as easily as it turns dreams into reality, but LOOT undoubtedly has what it takes to make it. His enormous talent combined with a stellar personality and fiery passion makes him stand out from all the other new artists. Daring to be different LOOT makes no apologies for making original music. Focusing on completing his debut album and making his presence felt, soon everyone will be talking about, listening too and loving LOOT.