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These three words only begin to describe artist and songwriter—L-Marr—formerly known as L-Marr the Great. With his unique perspective on the world and desire to push music to new heights, L-Marr has evolved into an artist unafraid to take risks. Armed with sharp wit, clever wordplay and a penchant for creating memorable hooks, L-Marr emerges as an innovative lyricist.
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, L-Marr began writing rhymes and songs at the age of ten after his aunt exposed him to rap music. His desire to express himself through writing became evident when he won several poetry; creative-writing and speech contests as an adolescent. Influenced by the narratives told to him by his uncles and grandparents, as well as his many days in church, L-Marr created songs on his boom box and keyboard. He circulated these songs amongst his friends and classmates, thus garnering respect as an artist.
But it wasn’t until he went to college that he took his craft seriously. His ability to freestyle without effort astounded several peers who encouraged him to pursue music. He recorded songs, pressed CDs and performed for any crowd to spread his message:
“Dream big because you can be anything you want to be as long as you have a plan and a willingness to hustle smarter.”
L-Marr has opened for a host of artists including Monica, Three-6-Mafia, Twista, Nappy Roots and Nick Cannon. After winning several showcases and performing throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan; he moved to Atlanta to be at the pulse of the music industry. This transition put him a step closer to achieving his goal of being a global music icon and change agent for years to come.
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L-Marr the Great
For some, music is therapy; a means to heal from pains of the past. For others, music becomes an expression of the creative spirit and love that lives in us all. For a chosen few, music is a call to rebel. For Lamarr Lewis, also known as L-Marr the Great, music is all these things and more.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, L-Marr stood out from his peers. With a passion for writing and performing, the path to Hip-Hop was inevitable. While most of his family listened to Gospel and Soul music, his aunt exposed him to Rap. He was hooked.
Starting at the tender age of ten, L-Marr created and recorded music on his boom box, though never taking his skill too seriously. Friendships formed in high school with a pair of hungry MCs, now known as Definition, inspired him to take his craft to the next level. Performing wherever he could, he entered and won freestyle battles and talent showcases. He evolved into a complete MC. His persistence created a stage presence forged only through practice, repetition and hard work.
While attending college, his perspective on life changed. L-Marr felt his music did not reflect his vision of the world. He read about great thinkers and leaders in history like Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, Bob Marley, Stokely Carmichael, Frantz Fanon and W.E.B. DuBois. Yet, one book profoundly affected him; The Prince by Machiavelli. This highly controversial book of politics gave instructions on how one should rule his province. Understanding how the form of leadership outlined in Machiavelli's book could be seen as the cause of many of today's ills, L-Marr decided to use The Prince as his moniker.
Already christened L-Marr the Great by a college friend, The Prince was a natural
addition. The alias is a connection to his African roots, broken during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The Prince not only distinguishes L-Marr from the common rapper, it also reflects his positive application of the information learned from the book. He used Hip-Hop and Soul music as his platform and means to start his movement.
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