Swedish singer/rapper Lazee releases a smooth R&B single/video Laying Awake. The single first dropped in 2017 and is now revived with a stylishly shot video.
Beneath his lyrics lays a integrated sample of Kool and the Gang’s track Summer Madness groove. It’s the magic carpet on which Lazee soul pleads of love glides and immediately takes Laying Awake into the Scandinavian soul R&B classic vaults.
A multi-talented artist we can only hope he continues his R&B sung releases.
A Malmo, Sweden, native Lazee, set his mark in the Swedish Hip-hop scene with the breakthrough hit single “Rock Away“ in 2008. He recently released his street/Hiphop inspired sophomore album “Supposed To Happen”.
Lazee made his performance debut at the Swedish P3 Gala in 2008. His outstanding performance, that included his hit single “Rock Away” (produced by iSHi & Sebastian Ingrosso) swiftly lead to a steady fan base in Sweden and throughout Scandinavia. Lazee is one of a few Swedish Hip-hop artists that have established a substantial international presence outside of Scandinavia.
While topping charts and getting heavy radio rotation in Europe, Lazee was also the supporting act for notable American artists such as Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ne-Yo, Wyclef Jean, Rick Ross and Musiq Soulchild.
In 2011, Lazee launched his independent record label, Timeless Music, which eventually led to a partnership with Universal Music. The album “Supposed To Happen” features prominent European producers such as Masse, Ishi, Mack Beats and Gameboii to hidden/unfamiliar talents. Lazee decided to move back to his street/Hip-hop roots with the direction of “Supposed To Happen” compared to his debut album “Setting Standards.” Lazee has also spent a lot of time in the States working with producers and artists such as Ty Fyffe, Omen, Reefa, Goodwill & MGI, Avery Storm and Marsha Ambrosius.
With album tracks such as “Gotta Go” and “Stronger” Lazee certainly delivers a unique sound that defies categorization. With 4 Grammy nominations under his belt, there is no denying that Lazee is a talented and hungry artist who is confident and fearless in taking risks.
His go-getter character which was definitely demonstrated in December 2011, when he challenged Compton Rapper, The Game, at a concert and battled the renown rapper and his crew.