Lingo

Lingo

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Lingo is an artist and producer from Dallas, TX. Lingo has shared the stage with such artists as T Bone, Grits, Out of Eden, KJ52, and more. Being a Texas rapper his style is a bit southern with a universal feel.

Biography

“Ever since I can remember I have always had the fear of God in my life. I have always felt that Christ had a plan for my life. Even though I knew this, I tried avoiding Christ plan at a young age. I was born into an area of Dallas, TX that was filled with gangs and gang life.. At a young age I began to fascinate myself with my surroundings. Most of my friends were heavily involved in gangs, drugs, and alcohol and I began to allow myself to be lured into that lifestyle. Due to my strong convictions I tried to avoid all this by finding another passion, which was music. Music did help to an extent, but it did not totally fulfill my life. Christ was saying to me that it was not music that would make me, but He Himself. Still avoiding Christ total calling, I began to surround myself and get involved with everything I tried so hard to avoid. I believe Satan had a strong hold on my life. Later in life, a good friend of mine, which was heavily involved in the gang life, gave his life to Christ. As I seen his change, I began to open my eyes and allow God to take complete control of my life. I dedicated my life to Christ. Since then, I have not been perfect, but I have begun to totally submit myself to the will of God and His true calling in my life.

Lingo is not only an artist but also founder of Groovesound Record, a gospel rap record label out of Dallas, TX. Artists on the roster include Heata, D.O.G. Squad, L.A.W. Click, Nate G, Phildawg, & Pooh. The goal of the label is to put out quality recording from artists that have a message of hope to people involved in street life. After years of putting out independent albums, Lingo searched for distribution that would allow his records to be heard nationally. In 2003 he landed the label a national distribution deal. The labels releases are now being nationally distributed by Word Distribution (one of gospel music’s biggest distributors). “I believe that God has His grace and favor on my record label. We have obtained a national deal without money, artistic star power, or professional experience. Were just a couple of guys from the street with a vision and passion to put out music for Jesus”.

Discography

Streetype - Step Into Tha Vibe (1998)
Tha Bloodline Compilation (2000)
Lingo - Represntin Tha Finest (2004)
Tha Bloodline - Family Buisness (2004)
Lingo - All Things To All People (2005)
Keep It Gangsta Compilation (2005)
The Fallen Soldier Compilation (2006)
Lingo - No Cost For Da Streetz (2007)
Lingo - Texas Chroniclez Mixtape Vol.1 (2009)
SINGLES

"Drop It Down Low" (single to No Cost For Da Streetz)
"Bounce" (first single to Reperestin Tha Finest Album/ video also available)

"Get Up" (first single to All Things 2 All Poeple album / video also available)

Set List

Depend on what is asked. Normaly can perform up to 6 or 7 tracks and as little as 2 to 3. Songs include

"Get Up"
"Time To Come Up"
"I'm Blessed"
"Want Us"
"Way Out"
"Let Em Know"
"Whats Good"