My City: L.A. Webber is “Brooklyn Till the Death of Me” (Exclusive Interview)Posted by Nathan S. on 04/13/11 | Filed under Features, My City, L.A. Webber
RefinedHype: Obviously many will see your name and assume you're from Los Angeles. What's the story behind the name?
L.A. Webber: Me and my pops got the same name "Antoine" but I'm not a junior, so everybody call me lil' Ant, which later turned into L.A.
RefinedHype: You're originally from Brooklyn, a place that's a hip-hop epicenter. How do your early days in Bed-Stuy influence your sound now?
L.A. Webber That's the place that made me, who I am, I'm Brooklyn till the death of me. No matter where I'm at on the map. Brooklyn influenced me tremendously. When I started rapping it was in a Brooklyn basement in Crown Heights - my uncle got a studio there.
RefinedHype: You now reside in North Carolina, a state that appears to be on the rise. What is it about NC that seems to breed such good hip-hop lately.
L.A. Webber Yeah, there's a lot of talent here. The funny thing about North Carolina is that a lot of people in aren't originally from here, so there's a mix up of everything when it comes to music and because of that I think this is a state that's full of well-rounded artist.
RefinedHype: If I'm rolling through Shelby where can I find you?
L.A. Webber If I ain't in the studio recording something or the crib, I'm in the streets posted up somewhere trying to get it.
RefinedHype: Last words? Shout outs? Confessions?
L.A. Webber I just want to say thanks to everybody that supports me. I won't let you down. Oh and last but not least "Calm Before the Storm" coming soon!
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