There aren’t too many names you can say off the top of your head when it comes to DMV standouts in the music industry. Some names that come to mind are Wale, Shy Glizzy, and Gold Link but a new talent by the name of Lor Sosa is emerging from the Baltimore area garnering millions of views on YouTube on recent tracks like “Blink” and “Lor Bish.” Although with only a few songs out, Sosa has managed to cement himself as one of the more promising talents from the east coast. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Sosa and diving into him and his journey thus far.
Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?
Music was always there. Some of my earliest memories I have are from the back of my mommas car listening to Biggie and 2Pac on the radio. I started recording when I was like 16 with my big homie DMV Cannon, but never took it seriously. It was just fun to do. I always knew in the back of my mind I could be good at it, but I wanted to tell real stories and make authentic content so I waited. This music thing followed me and it’s taken me through some crazy times. I was comfortable making money, selling drugs, and partying. I watched a lot of bad happen to guys around me and the people who used the drugs. Music is something that’s been slowly soaking me in. You’re just witnessing my life through it.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I moved to the DMV area when I was 14 years old.
When did you start music?
I started freestyling with people in the car when I was 15 years old.
How did you get into music?
I had some money saved and I flew to California and recorded with Kayos and DC. We made a track called “Ice Cream Cones” that gained some organic traction.
What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?
Battling drugs and alcohol addiction from a young age and losing people.
Are you currently signed and who inspires you the most musically?
I am signed to “Stiff Arm Records” and Kendrick Lamar, 2Chains, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti.
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
I want people to think it’s musically well thought out, lyrically engaging, and catchy enough to play over and over.
Any new music coming out soon?
Borrowed time is being released soon. There are some songs in Spanish, and some features I think will surprise you.
Follow Lor Sosa on Instagram here: @lorsosaoffical
Check out Lor Sosa’s music on Spotify here: