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La the Darkman
La the Darkman
Lason Jackson
L.A.D
Born (1980-07-23) July 23, 1980 (age 37)
New York City, New York
Origin Brooklyn, New York
Genres Hip hop
Rapper
1995-present
Labels Aphilliates Management/AMG/Embassy Entertainment/Sony
Wu-Tang Clan, DJ Drama, Willie the Kid, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, DJ Muggs, GZA, RZA, Bronze Nazareth, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, J-Love

Lason Jackson (born July 23, 1980), better known as La the Darkman, is a Wu-Tang Clan affiliated rapper and MC from Grand Rapids.[1]

Biography

Jackson was born in New York City, New York and grew up Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his brother William Jackson.[2] He negotiated his first deal while finishing high school and was a protégé of the Wu-Tang Clan having grown particularly close with various members. Jackson later secured a distribution deal through Navarre Distribution, with whom he released his debut album Heist of the Century in 1998. He later toured with several singers and groups such as 50 Cent and the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as launching his own management company and children's clothing store.[] Jackson later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked with Aphilliates Music Group and Embassy Entertainment, later negotiating a joint-venture deal with both companies for Universal Records.[] He also worked in a business capacity for DJ Drama, setting up booking arrangements and endorsement deals.[] Jackson also executive produced the album Gangsta Grillz vol.1 and vol.2 which both albums hit #2 and #4 on the Billboard charts.[3]

He is the older brother of rapper Willie the Kid.

Reception

Lason Jackson's Heist of the Century album was largely panned by WARR.org, there is a lot of the unique energy that characterizes most Wu-Tang releases, they make a strong argument for picking this up specially if your a Wu completist". Heist of the Century later placed 37 on Billboard's "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" on December 5, 1998 Independently.[4]

Rapper/actor Drake mentioned Jackson during a MTV interview calling him one of the "Hottest MCs in the Game".[5]Vibe praised Jackson's participation in the Uncontrolled Substance album, calling his overtures "seductive".[6]

Discography

Albums

  • Heist of the Century (1998)
  • La Paraphernalia EP (2014)
  • La Familia EP (2015)
  • La Luminati EP (2016)
  • Play by La Rules EP (2017)
  • The Lavish vs The Savage EP (2017)

Appearances

Mixtapes

  • Return of the Darkman (with J-Love) (2006)
  • Dead Presidents (with Willie the Kid) (2006)
  • The Notorious LAD (with DJ Drama) (2008)
  • Living Notoriously (with DJ Drama) (2009)
  • Return of the Darkman, Part 2 (with J-Love) (2010)
  • Embassy Invasion (with DJ Green Lantern) (2011))
  • Living Notoriously Part 2 (as "L.A.D. a.k.a. La...")(2011)
  • "Midwest Kush:Pyrex Edition" L.A.D (2011)
  • "Midwest Kush:Pyrex Edition pt.2" (2012)
  • "Diary of a Playboy" (2012)
  • "Diary of a Playboy 2" (2013)
  • "Paid in Full" (2014)
  • "Paid in Full 2" (2016)

Singles

  • I Want It All (1999)

References

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