LONG which is an acronym for "Living In Full Effect" has been a staple on the independent hip-hop music scene for over a decade, appearing on independent classics since early as 1995 (notable classics like Cannibal Ox's Cold Vein, Antipop Consortium's Tragic Epilouge, DJ JS-1's Ground Original and so much more. L.I.F.E. Long is also a founding member of the Legendary Stronghold crew, (with Breeze Evahflowin, C-Rayz Walz, Poison Pen, Immortal Technique, Stelf Index, and other's) , which has proven L.I.F.E's movements in the Hip-Hop game. L.I.F.E LONG was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and embodies the movement and brings it forth in his music on a regular basis.
Nothing but classic Hip-hop can describe the sound, the love, the passion the art form that's represented in L.I.F.E.'s characture and music. In 2002, L.I.F.E. Long released his debut mixtape that set it off Cuts & Calabos Part 1 which showcased all of L.I.F.E.'s featured work past and present. L.I.F.E.
LONG made a presence with that mixtape selling thousands of copies on his own with no machine behind him except for his ability of his gift of gab convincing common people on the streets to purchase his mixtapes. Seen at venues, anywhere there were people there was L.I.F.E. slinging mixtapes. L.I.F.E.
LONG then began to focus more on putting together an album that would give a brief description of his characture and love for the art. In 2003, L.I.F.E. LONG released his first single"Incredibly Fresh", with CAJO/Fat Beats, which was the beginning of L.I.F.E.'s solo career. After the "Incredibly Fresh": single, spawned the EP Struggler's Paradise, which was just a showcase of his beginning.
After being featured on "Mike Ladd's" Majesticon album L.I.F.E. was invited to travel over seas on a publicity tour to promote the LP which enabled L.I.F.E. to get an album deal in France with French record label Ascetic Music. The album released on Ascetic music in 2007 titled Longevity 1.5 was released in Europe and then distributed through the United States on Ascetic/Koch.
That was only the beginning while in between touring L.I.F.E.Long began recording with Swedish producer Big Ape from Sweden's production crew Elite Fleet. Big Ape & L.I.F.E. Long finished the LP Crossing the Globe. While in between recording "Crossing The Globe" with producer Big Ape, L.I.F.E. still had a fire burning inside to create, so he hooked up with Brooklyn producer Black Sparx, and after listening to a few beats they began recording and out of no where The Waiting Game LP was birthed.
L.I.F.E. LONG who started rhyming as a kid inspired by Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Africa Bambata, the late DJ, Mr. Magic's Rap Attack show, DJ Red Alert, and all the pioneers that started this culture were like teachers and mentors who molded L.I.F.E. into the MC.
he is today. L.I.F.E. Long is Hip-Hop! Experience the vibe in every recording, and live performance. Read more on Last.fm.
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