4 time Grammy nominated Lazee from Sweden is about to take the world by storm.
He is unique as an artist. With an international class, attitude and widely genre sound makes Lazee different from most urban international artist.
Mawuli Kulego, aka Lazee, is a hard working young man who’s been brought up in the knowledge that nothing comes for free. He was born in 1985 in Scandinavia’s southernmost providence, Malmo/Sweden, where he was brought up with his mother and two sisters.
In 1998, his mother however decided that Malmö didn’t provide the right environment for her son. She therefore sent Lazee to London where he could “become something”. Six years later, Lazee moves back to Sweden with the ambition of finishing his first Hip-Hop album.
His first Mixtape “It Is What It Is” was hosted by the no 1 Urban DJ KaySlay (NY) and was a huge success. This was also the start of a new collaboration with super producer Ishi. Both of them started working on a new and fresh sound. The sound that they came up with is best described as a hybrid of Hip-Hop, House, Grime and Drum & Bass – with a dash of R&B. And all this topped with Lazee’s lyrical rhymes constantly delivered with high energy. It was this new sound that got Sony BMG’s (Scandinavia) attention with “Rock Away”, which was the first single on his first released album “Setting Standards”.
Lazee had a flying start. “Rock Away” came out of nowhere and rushed in on the charts without being officially released. It came no 2 on iTunes, Smash Hit of the Week on NRJ, Voice Choice on The Voice and Fresh on MTV with over 120 spins a week. At this point it also became very evident that Lazee is not only a Hip-Hop artist – he’s an entertainer. He had the confidence, the attitude and above all, the talent to take him all the way to the top. His unique way of combining Rock and Hip-Hop took this somewhat traditional music genre to a new higher level.
Lazee has had the privilege of being supporting act for world known artists such as Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Wyclef Jean, Rick Ross and Musiq Souldchild.
His hit single ”Calling Out” was no 1 on iTunes Sweden for several weeks and made him an ambassadour for a well reputed Swedish charity organisation that works for children’s rights in society. ”Calling Out” is now the signature song of the organisation.
Lazee’s international hit single ”Hold on” came no 14 on top 100 at TV Air play in the UK and is currently on high rotation. ”Hold on” was also released in the USA in March, and the same success as in the UK is well expected.
Lazee is now finishing his second studio album ”Supposed To Happen” that is going to be released in April 2011. The album includes artists such as Eric Turner, Adam Tensta, Danny, Madcon and Mohombi. This album shows a much more mature Lazee and you can now hear that he’s ready to take the world by storm.
It Is What It Is,
Supposed To Happen, (Timeless Music/Universal Scandenavia), 2011
2010 EMA (MTV European Music Awards) - Best New Act