Tell me a little about yourself: Lazaris The Top Don is Puerto Rico & Cuban. He grew up in the streets of Hunts Point in the South Bronx area of New York where most would describe it as a place where only the strong survive. At the tender age of 9, Lazaris began to make his way around the local “battling” circuit. This is the ultimate litmus test for any bonafide serious “rapper”, as it is a no holds barred musical duel of lyrical improvisation where, after the dust settles, only one person is usually left standing, a scenario Lazaris usually found himself in. Due to this skill he was successful in mastering. Lazaris is known for his lyrical ability & is known as an OG in The Bronx for his very diverse & very versatile styles. To date, Lazaris is a “jack of all trades’’ as a writer/composer, performer, entrepreneur, clothing designer and club promoter. He is also branching out into other areas of
media such as artist development, fashion, model management and developing his overall brand.
When did you start performing?
Lazaris had is first performance at the young age of
only 9 years old. However Lazarus began his adult
music career showcasing his talent and ambition at his
first professional performance at the Rhumbas
Nightclub, owned by party promoter and music
impresario John “Gungie” Rivera. This is where Lazaris
successfully “debuted” his skills & was embraced by the
audience at hand.
Name some artists who have inspired or influenced you.
Afrika Bambataa, Grandmaster Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers,
KRS-ONE, BIG PUN and others
Do you have any major offers on the table?
Lazaris is partners with Lord Sear & Da Inphamaus amadeuz At
Shade 45 sirius xm
How would you describe your style?
Lazaris is very versatile and can spit fire with the best of the
best. Having a Latin background & being brought up listening to
Salsa and having family who excelled in the “salsa” industry.
What advice would you offer other aspiring artists?
The nature of Lazaris The Top Don isn’t just to climb the ladder
of success until reaching the top. His inclination is to “uplift”
others, as he climbs himself. In other words, putting others ‘on’
who are as hungry and as ambitious to rise in their artistic
professions and help guide them just as what was done for
What separates you from other artists?
Lazaris can rhyme in both English & Spanish. He has a rapid
fire freestyle that sounds like he wrote everything from
punchlines, to witty styles & a smooth delivery. With hard core
bars & a voice that reminds you of Big Pun & Jadakiss all fused
in one. Lazaris owns his own label; Top Don Empire & is
mentored & sponsored by Da Inphamaus Amadeus, Shade 45,
& IGetatems own. Lazaris has just released his new mixtape
album titled Svccess In my path Vol. 1. He also has Ghost
written songs for not only himself, but also others in the music
MEDIA PLACEMENTS –
The Wrap up magazine, Yolo daily, Disrupt Magazine, Billboard Hiphop,
PERFORMANCE VENUES –
Lazaris has performed at Heavens, Gentlemen Club, Sobs, Club Lust, Club Secrets, Club Angels, The Trap House, Starlets, Cocina Boriqua, Savana Lounge, Park Billiards and Salsa Con Fuego, Shade 45, Sugar
daddys, and many other venues just to name a few