Lamar Cole hails from Athens Alabama and was born in Opelika, Alabama. Growing up in an adopted home Lamar Cole was dealt an unfortunate hand from the beginning. During his childhood Lamar was placed with 26 different Foster Homes as his Parents gave up on him at birth. Lamar faced a breaking point as a teen, and began performing theft and robbery in order to feed himself and meet his own basic needs.
After being finally caught, locked up and forced to survive in a new way, Lamar found his Lord and Savior during his period of Lockdown and began documenting his life in a rhyme pattern, as a form of therapy. Lamar Cole began taking his music seriously shortly after his release and began a new genre of music that he classifies as transitional music, with the favor of Jesus Christ as his prime motivation.
All this has led to Lamar Cole’s mixtape Country RapTunes Vol. 1 and the single, “Fried Chicken n’ Late Nights”. Country RapTunes Vol. 1 is a good mix of heart thumping beats and rap-singing from a very talented new rapper. All the tracks combine to make a great mixtape that you can just ride to. He shows a form of rapping that is really hot. The whole mixtape is a great, unlike some of the one-hit-wonders we’re so acquainted with today.
Lamar Cole mixes his catchy sing-song rhyme delivery with a southern fried flavor. His sound is different from the rest. Country RapTunes Vol. 1 is an engaging mixtape emphasized by the hook-filled and radio-ready “Fried Chicken n’ Late Nights”, as well as “Jimi Hendrix”, “Cadillac Conversation”, “Red Carpet n’ The Country” and “For The Love Of Music”.
Throughout the mixtape Lamar raps flawlessly in a distinct and unmistakable flow, over funky, soul-infused and pumping beats. His music is energizing and refreshing and Country RapTunes Vol. 1 exemplifies that; anyone who likes good music that’s fun to listen to should get this. Especially when it’s on FREE download!
All of the eleven tracks on Country RapTunes Vol. 1 are off the hook and completely tear the roof off the classic sound that crawled out from the south. However the rap genre has turned into the worst in the industry for music snobs; we divide its music into regions, coasts and schools, disregarding real talent and art.
The fact is Lamar’s funky beats are chill yet upbeat at the same time. His singing is smooth and his rhyming is tight and creative. To simply classify this as Southern-styled, is completely wrong. To classify it as a great rap record…is totally right!