Credits : * Touring with the likes of Wes Period.
* Opening for Blu of Blu and Exile, Freddie Gibbs, TM88, KRS-One, Slick Rick
* Collaborations with prominent Producers and production affiliates such as Soledad Brother, Sam Brown Production, Sirplus, Blvck Amish * Acclaimed winner of the Blu and Exile best Remix of GMMFWICSST
* International placements Seoul, Korea and Yorkshire, UK
* Featured Blog Sites, DJBOOTH, OKTHO-Mag, 2DBZ (2 dope boyz) etc.,
* Past : Piles of Single Releases, 4 Full Length Projects, 2 Compilation tapes.
* Aliases (Past to Present) : Shadoe Blac , Blac Negus, LocalBlac (Present & final)
* Years Active : 4.5 years
* Concept Writer/Songwriter
* Appealing Vocals
Travon D. Bryant, From Los Angeles, Ca born in the great golden era. The turning point of so many music backgrounds not just hip hop/rap. Music has always been a great part of his life.. His mother was a poet, his dad (later found out) made an attempt at rapping, but enjoyed writing skits and short ongoing series. It explains why he later developed a passion for weaving well thought out stories, abstract lyricism, and just lines for the people to get lost in.
The beauty about being so young and heavily influenced by music left me with no real taste, bias opinion or judgement.- LocalBlac
Alot of his beginning influences came directly from his mother, Mary J. Blidge, SWV, Ice Cube, MC Eiht, DMX, Tupac, Spice 1, and many more....He states "just a great blend of both coast from Soul / Hip Hop / R&B grounds." Later Travon would discover his more in-depth side listening to alot of John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Alice Coltrane, Manu Chao, Modest Mouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, David Bowie, Thelonious Monk, Sun Ra, and the list goes on. During this time Travon really developed a deeper understanding of rhythm, perspective, lyrics both surface and in between the lines. It all helped him grow into the artist he's today. He's definitely not your bar for bar artist, listening to a lot of different musical backgrounds and motions has allowed Travon to sort of swim with the production so nothing ever delivers the same.
The beauty of writing is just being able to really digest everything you've been directly and indirectly effected by. Then being able to package it in a condense style everyone can relate too, while still upholding the full depth and truth of said writing. Repetition has lead me on a great path of perfecting this which i pride so much because at the end of the day all i have is My Word. I've had 2 previous artist name, currently transitioning from Blac Negus to LocalBlac. I felt the change to LocalBlac was a necessary move in order to expand my audience. - LocalBlac
LocalBlac just speaks as something or someone who has grown locally but has obtained infinite power/depth (blac) from its surroundings, not being defeated by the darkness but manifesting light from the dark. And that's where you get LocalBlac anything and anyone can represent LocalBlac. Once my audience understands my definition its going to have an even greater impact on how the music i create is interpreted and understood in the long run. Life is constantly changing so there's always something i'm going to forget to include, but its life, its what we make of it, and I'm an open book.- LocalBlac
Much Respect, Peace and One