Fire and Fury. Houston native Lasel is reimagining the storied sound of his hometown. His latest release #BeYourself highlights an artist in topform; from “Envy” to “Queen” Lasel merges style with substance and offers both a mature and immediately accessible addition to the national Hip-Hop pantheon. We caught up with the Lonestar lyricist to discuss his origins and the value in hard work and sacrifice. Po’ up.
What’s The Origin Of Your Performer Name?
Everybody know me as Humblemoe. The actual name came from people telling me to be humble. I got the name Moe from playing football at Westfield High school. I decided to change my artist name to Lasel because it’s me. My mother has been calling me by middle name all my life.
Who Was Your Biggest Musical Influence Growing Up?
“I would say the 90s era of Hip hop & R&B” but specially Tupac Shaku. He died when I was 5 years old. As I little boy I read a lot so I understood what he was talking about and it gave me goosebumps. I could relate to a lot the things he was talking about at 5 years old ironically.
What Was The Moment You Knew You Wanted To Pursue Music As A Profession?
“Elementary”. Since the third grade I’ve been doing music I was 9 years old when I first started professionally recording I have a record with Dogg pound Legend Daz Dillinger who produce for Tupac at Deathrow Records
What Is The Biggest Misconception About Being An Artist?
“It’s Easy”. Being an artist to me is being willing to sacrifice your body and outwork everyone.
How Will People View Your Brand By The End Of 2018?
They will say this guy is authentic no fabrication, creative, and very humble last but not least the music is monumental.