Go back

Featured artist: Lazarus – Go back

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Lazarus from Akron to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Lazarus! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Lazarus: I love poetry and all types of music. I love it because it was a outlet at first but when I accepted Jesus it became a tool to help people hear His voice through music.

I would advise them to be uniquely you. Know that there is only one you and only you can translate the message the way you do. Never try to be anyone else and emerse yourself into the music and always perfect your craft.


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I love concerts because it allows you to be more engaged with the people through the music.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

No fear means no hurry remember His Mercy
I admit sometimes the line gets blurry
I sound hi no perkies stay grateful no turkies
Authentic, no pause in it, flavor on me, jerky


What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I'm currently releasing an EP called Influence that has 6 songs on Thanksgiving 2018. I also have previous releases called " A Beautiful Funeral" and "Mr. DeShawn Johnson" which are available on all media platforms.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Yes I would but with certain conditions. The pros are that we can reach further faster but the con is that we as a independent label wouldn't get as far as fast.

Any last words?

Akron Ohio and Streetlite Music. My team, my brothers in arms, I love you and promise to give all I have to be a alternative voice in a very noisy world. A light in dark places (literally and figuratively). Keep grinding and be the example and a alternative to what dominates our culture

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Lazarus: Streetlitemusic

Thank you for your time. We wish you much success in your further career.

Support the culture.