There seems to be a constant question of whether the public wants real rap anymore. Can an artist make hits while conveying a message? Is there any room for lyricism? For those who still enjoy quality over quantity and enjoy music with substance; LanDonBattles is the solution.
Live-wire personality and recognizable delivery with a melodic but in- your-face flow, LanDonBattles raps with incredible complexity, inventiveness and humor. He represents REAL RAP that goes beyond trends and catchy phrases. This new comer constantly challenges himself to be original, deep, and entertaining.
“If you ain’t got lyrics then you ain’t saying nothin’, now are you?,” he commonly states.”
Born in Chicago, but raised in Matteson, IL, LanDonBattles started to build his lane in an over crowded expressway. With nothing but a boom box and a showtime mic, he started practicing his craft at 7 years old. By the age of 15, he started keeping a book of rhymes. Heavily influenced by Bone Thugs-N- Harmony, Twista, The Fugees and R.Kelly, he began to develop a love for the art of rhyming words.
His passion and love for writing and performing music lead him to become a DJ. It wasn’t long before he became an eminent DJ around his college campus and the city of Chicago. Prior to his DJ days, LanDonBattles hosted a radio show called “The Space Station” at Bradley University, his alma mater. This gave him the versatility to attract and relate to various audiences and fans. His intense energy and unbridled rigor allowed him to connect with his fans at every performance.
He has performed at the Peoria Civic Center, Romeo B. Garret Center, Mr. G’s, Club G-Ville, Shadow Bar, Knockouts and The Wild Hare to name a few. LanDonBattles he has 4 mixtapes under his belt; “Mental Lapse 07”, “Poetry-in-Motion 2008”, “Poetry-in-Motion Vol.4 2009” and “DJ Solo Presents: Above Your Aim”. In addition, he has six music videos on YouTube.
“With my talent, I hope to spark knowledge. I want people to get in tune with the art of rhyming words and makin’ timeless music. I reach deep in my soul and pull out lyrics and then make ‘em rhyme. I want to be more than a rapper, I want to be an artist, a rhyme- spitter…with substance.”
LanDonBattles brings to the forefront our every experience, struggle and enjoyment. Through his colorful music and individuality he conveys timeless, thought-provoking entertainment. With songs like “Don’t Call Us We’ll Call You”, “Link Card,” and “SunGlasses at Night” his distinction is clear. He’s simply a diamond in the rough waiting to be discovered.
With hopes of working with The Dream, Erykah Badu, Devin The Dude, Lupe Fiasco, R. Kelly, Twista, NAS and Styles P: LanDonBattles’ solo album entitled “The Sleeping Giant” will be coming summer of 2010, so stay tuned.