A native of Atlanta, Georgia, rapper Lacy The Great has been delivering music with substance.
2019 has been an action-packed year for Lacy as he released his ‘Peace Of Mind’ project and “No City Girls” single. He also connected with G.O.O.D. Music’s Malik Yusef and Taylor Gang in Los Angeles at Universal Music Group’s studio, where he performed a 40 minute set. The inspiration of “No City Girls” came from Lacy talking to his friend about a girl he hooked me up with.
“I told him how she was different. She wasn’t trying to twerk everywhere she went. She wasn’t loud and ghetto and saying n*ggas ain’t sh*t. She was literally a girl my mom would want me to date. I told my homeboy I’m done with “city girls”,” said Lacy.
The inspiration for the ‘Peace Of Mind’ project came from the love of storytelling from Lacy’s perspective of things that he went through, and also what his friends around him went through as well. He wanted to tell their story as well as his own. The project also boasts a feature from House 9 Jayxen.
Drawing influences from Lauryn Hill, Nas, UGK, and 8 Ball & MJG, the southern-bred artist has been recording music for 10 years. Lacy begun rapping at the age 7. By 13, he was rapping and recording. He was heavily influenced by his father who was a former DJ and a break dancer. Additionally, Lacy drew inspiration from Roscoe Dash.
“I thought if he could make it I could also, and he’s from my city.” “I was made fun of for chasing my music dream when I was in school. I’ve been doing music for almost 11 years. 8 of those years I was picked on and not being taken seriously. I feel like I came into my own around maybe the age of 19, and ever since then I always had a chip on my shoulder to prove the doubters wrong,” said Lacy.
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