Back in May, West Coast producer/rapper P-Lo released an impressive 15-track project called More Than Anything which featured guest appearances from G-Eazy, E-40, Rexx Life Raj, Iamsu, Kool John, Pluto Mars, & more. “More Than Anything is showing all the layers I have as a human and artist,” P-Lo said. “I’m a hyphy ball of energy but some people think I’m all slaps – I’m going to show them that I can do more than that. This music is made from my experiences, coming from real places. More than anything, this project is about me stepping out to show the world who I am.”
After producing Yo Gotti’s “Act Right” and “Bout Me” for Wiz Khalifa, Pinole, CA born rapper/producer P-Lo is cultivating the sound of the Bay Area on a national level. Growing up as a Filipino-American, music was a centerpiece of his family’s household. P-Lo recalls going through his father’s vinyl music collection and listening to artists such as Carlos Santana, The Beatles, and Eric Clapton; this early encounter with different genres of music was the launching pad to P-Lo’s Musical career. After listening to Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout, P-Lo decided to take his love of music and put it into action. He began making beats at home with computer speakers, which eventually caught the attention of his high school classmate IAMSU in 2005. P-Lo and IAMSU founded the HBK Gang, an influential Bay Area collective, and shortly afterword teamed up with P-Lo’s brother Kuya Beats to form the production team The Invasion.
P-Lo has produced for Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, E-40, Nef The Pharaoh, and many others, always pushing the boundaries of the West Coast sound as a rapper and a producer. “More Than Anything”, his most recent full-length project, which features P-Lo both behind the mic and behind the boards, finds the Bay Area artist expanding his repertoire while remaining true to the sound he has helped push forward.
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