Lavoisier

Lavoisier

BandHip Hop

Conscious Commercial Hip-Hop. Sheep Music in Wolf's Clothing. To download "The Rap Terrorist Mixtape" by Lavoisier for free, go to: www.rapterrorist.com

Biography

Pronounced: (Love – awe – see –air)
Place of Origin : Brooklyn, New York

A famous rapper once asked if there was a Heaven for a Gangster. Lavoisier is the embodiment of the answer to that question. Up until a few years ago it was “Stolen cars, gun sales, crack deals and jail cells,” but since then, Lavoisier has changed lanes. “I guess you could say I had an epiphany,” he says with an almost mischievous laugh, of his new approach to rhymes and life. But what happens when a drug dealer slash rapper has a crisis of conscience? What is the product of a real thug who’s turned over a new leaf in the name of God? Its name is Lavoisier and his lyrics are not for the faint of heart.

Lavoisier was first introduced to two turntables and a microphone at the impressionable age of six by his older brother, and so began his love for all things hip hop. His older brother, who was a serious and dedicated MC on the verge of a record deal, would later be murdered in the streets of Brooklyn, NY when Lavoisier was twelve. Growing up displaced, losing a brother to gun violence and already having lost mother to a heart attack at age four, combined with the pain of having an absentee drug addict for a father, was a heavy burden for to bear. At age fourteen, Lavoisier began penning his own lyrics as a way of expressing his frustration and anger at life and the hand it had dealt him. As his art imitated life around him, his life began to imitate his art. Lavoisier began to live out the violent and rebellious lyrics that he was writing. The streets were calling his name. “I didn’t have a paternal image and thugs were the most powerful figures to me that I could touch, so that’s who I wanted to be; that’s who I wanted respect from,” says Lavoisier of his pursuit for an identity.

Following a conversation with a close friend while smoking weed and counting drug money in an abandoned building, Lavoisier began to pursue a relationship with God. “Jesus got me up outta them streets and healed all of those broken areas of my life, so that’s who I’m gonna do this music for,” he says. Lavoisier’s aggressive delivery along with his demeanor, which is unmistakably street, hardly make you think of Sunday morning at your grandmother’s church. Of his subject matter Lavoisier says, “My content hasn’t changed that much. Sex, drugs and violence in music isn’t the problem. These issues are realities that should stay in the forefront of our minds. But the perspective with which we touch on these things makes all the difference. ”

Lavoisier has been featured in programming aired on BET and TBN, while his music has been featured on albums, soundtracks and national compilations distributed by Sony/BMG in upwards of 180,000 copies. Lavoisier recently released a video that is burning up the web entitled “Rap Terrorist Goes to School” that has over 200,000 views and is steadily climbing. In the video, Lavoisier addresses a group of junior high kids and schools them to the hypocrisy of today’s most prominent rappers and the harmful effects of living out their lyrics. Lavoisier is an authority on Hip-hop culture and frequently called upon for Concerts, Speaking Engagements, Outreaches, Youth Groups,
Camps, School Events, Detention Centers, Prison Outreach Events, Etc.

Discography

Dues Paid; Discography:

Host of New York/New Jersey Radio Show, AOmega Radio on New FM Station, 89.1FM.
Currently airing every Sunday from 9pm-Midnight (EST)

Nissan of Queens Radio Commercial (featuring NY Jets Safety, Erik Coleman)
Currently airing on New York Hip-hop stations Power 105 and Hot 97, 2007

DJ Morphiziz “Best of the Submissions Vol.3”
Label: Beatmart/Sony/BMG, 2006

Elementz of Life “Conkrete Angels” (70,000 printed for free distribution)
Label: American Bible Society, 2006
(collection of inspirational hip-hop music nationally distributed by the American Bible Society as an evangelistic tool)

Lavoisier, “The Next Big Thing version 2.0” (approx. 5500 copies)
Label: AOmega Global Military, 2003/2005

Sean Slaughter (Grammy Nominated Artist), "Die Another Day," (approx. 4000 copies)
Label: Slaughter Music, 2005

Higher Ground Soundtrack, “Hip Hop Reformed and Reborn" (approx. 10,000 copies)
Label: New Day/Image Entertainment, 2004

TJ “Thoughts of a Praying Man”
Heaven is My Goal Remix (Produced by Dinky Bingham: Jaheim, Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie)

Virtual Frequency Presents..., “Speckled Goats Compilation”
(Produced by Gotee/EMI recording artist DJ Maj)
Label: Virtual Frequency, 2004

Elementz of Life, "Time Has Come" (100,000 printed for free distribution)
Label: American Bible Society, 2003
(collection of inspirational hip-hop music nationally distributed by the American Bible Society)

Slaughter Music Presents..."Dungeon Underground Classics" (approx. 15,000 copies)
Label: Slaughter Music, 2003

VIDEOGRAPHY:

Holy Hip-Hop: The Ministry Vol. 2, 2005
Nutritious Visions
Featured on the highly anticipated follow up documentary to "The Blue Print Vol.1" Kirk Franklin, KJ-52, Gospel Gangstaz, T-Bone, Richie Righteous, The Cross Movement

Higher Ground: Voices of Contemporary Gospel Music, 2004
Image Entertainment
Featured in the Image Entertainment distributed documentary alongside Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, others.
*Aired on Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Holy Hip Hop: The Blue Print Vol. 1, 2004
Nutritious Visions
Featured in documentary tracing the history, art-form, and impact of Gospel Hip Hop