Recording artist Larry Lak Henderson talks about how he uses Hip-Hop to educate kids on the Conversation Crossroad radio program.
Hip-Hop Recording Artist Larry Henderson A.K.A. Lak (pronounced LOCK) is the ‘hip-hop educator’ featured on international media outlets including CBS and London FM radio. His new album, Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education, has hit Amazon.com bestseller lists, reaching #1 in Hot New Releases and #8 in Educational Music. The album blends educational lyrics, ill metaphors and a hypnotic flow with underground hip-hop beats. Songs on Lesson One hit on topics such as money management, African-American impact, female empowerment, history, politics and more. Listeners will be impressed that even though Lak’s music is educational, the soul and integrity of hip-hop music is not compromised. Dominion of New York Magazine says, “Most people who use hip-hop to educate children do so badly. Lak does it so well that after a kid shares his music with you, you’ll secretly download the album yourself.”
Lak is a brilliant, versatile lyricist devoted to staking his claim on hip-hop and taking it to new and exciting levels. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he began rhyming in the fourth grade. Growing up in the center of hip-hop’s golden era of the 1980s, when true lyricism dominated the airways, Lak was inspired by the legends of that era – Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, KRS-One and EPMD, to name a few. After listening to Lak flow, it’s easy to assess that he is the new version of an old school hip-hop tradition. He captures the heart of what hip-hop was built upon – realism and passion.
A true entertainer, Lak is known for his stage show that hypnotizes audiences with intense rhymes, ill metaphors and a rousing delivery. This summer, Lak will be a featured performer at Harvard’s Music Festival. He was an on-air personality at Rutgers University’s WRSU 88.7 FM, and he has performed in countless shows and rap battles and has appeared on numerous underground mixtapes. Lak has been profiled in a number of magazines and newspapers including Ripple Effect, Dominion of New York: The Best in Black New York, The Urban Times, Newd Magazine, Thy Black Man.com and All Voices.com. He has also been featured as a guest on several radio and television programs.
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