At only 17-years-old, New York rapper Lanz is breaking into the big time, hitting the road with hip-hop hero Snoop Dogg on a tour that begins tomorrow (Aug 29), in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
And while her young, female frame may throw off some hardcore hip-hoppers, her bold background has given her some serious street cred.
Lanz, who dropped out of high school at 14, says, Instead of my role-models being cheerleaders, they were emcees and hustlers. When I needed a place to go, hip-hop provided that.
And after years spent honing her hip-hop chops in the gritty, underground New York rap scene, Lanz admits her rise from rap cellar to top seller wasnt a rhyme in the park.
She says, These are dark, smoky clubs. You have to be cautious, you cant go in thinking everyones your best friend.
And the song gets even tougher.
Lanz adds, I did some stupid things. Im lucky I didnt end up in a body bag.
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