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L.I.V.E. was born "Daniel
Apa" in the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. After living in a
shelter home as a youth, he was relocated to Jacksonville,
North Carolina. Like many others in his position, L.I.V.E. had
to learn the definition of "survival" at an early age. He did
what was necessary by using street life tactics and attempting
conventional jobs while trying to build a career around his
love for music.
In 2004, L.I.V.E. reconnected with long-time friend/producer
The D.E.M of Maximus Music Records. The product was the
full-length classic "Long Time Comin' " The album, initially
launched in the Carolinas, reached sales all over the
continental U.S., Hawaii, Canada, and even sales in Europe.
After the release of his first official album, L.I.V.E. toured
briefly and temporarilly relocated to San Antonio, Texas, with
General Manager Joseph Fazio. The response was positive and
the need for another full-length album was overwhelming.
L.I.V.E. left Texas for Greensboro North Carolina in order to
be closer to the Maximus Music Studio and producer The D.E.M.
After gaining a substantial buzz the label agreed to bring
L.I.V.E. aboard in 2005 for production.
With The DEM's production and L.I.V.E.'s new improved flow out
comes the product "LIGHT BLUE DOPE" a mixture of southern
flows mixed with northern influence companied by R&B harmony.
This title arrives from the state proclaimed color "Carolina
Blue" & the connotation of being hooked on an addictive deadly
drug. Listeners will get a varitety of NC street hip hop, down
south flows, plus harmornized tracks w/ Jodeci & Oliva Newton
L.I.V.E. is currently working with producer/songwriter and
Platinum Grammy awarded "Kilo" Pugh, a.k.a. Mr. Maygreen known
for "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" & currently featured on
the new Ghostface Killer single "Good" for Def Jam. The San
Antonio Spurs used L.I.V.E's team anthem as a warm up opener
before games. L.I.V.E. is currentlly working on a new solo
album that is set to drop in 2007. L.I.V.E.'s recent MixTape
"Light Blue Dope" is currently available for purchase.
L.I.V.E. exclusive beatz are available to select clients, and
collaborations, performances, and other promotional services
can be booked upon request. For availability and pricing
options regarding production, features, collaborations, or
performances, contact the Studio at (336) 254-5307 or General
Management at Joseph.Fazio@gmail.com or (210) 621-7462. Please
direct all other questions/inquiries to management