With all eyes on the DMV area's budding music scene, rising artist Lambo Anlo sees his big break just over the horizon. The 24-year-old wordsmith is so of the city's soil that his birth certificate reads District of Columbia General Hospital. While raised on the D.C. borderline in neighboring Capitol Heights, Md., it was there that his mother and father, along with his older siblings, exposed him to a myriad of musical genres and sounds from numerous eras.
Lambo pulls from an extensive frame of reference when creating his music, which is easily heard when listening to his work, from his older brothers' love for Tupac, Scarface, and The Notorious B.I.G., to his parents emphatically playing early Motown acts like The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye in the house. Mix that with the influence of D.C.'s homegrown genre Go-Go, and you make for a unique sound not many can copy. For many, the challenge would be embodying these influences and the DMV's soul without sounding dated or like a caricature of artists from previous eras. Not an easy feat to say the least. And yet, Lambo manages to do so seamlessly due to his natural penchant for lyricism and melody displayed on songs like "Amen" and "On My Way."
Get to know Lambo in his own words:
My sound in five words or less: Distinct.
Best part of making this video: Being able to make my art come to life while enjoying the company of family and the people I love.
What inspires your art: Real-life situations and my ambition to inspire others and help them get through tough times.
Explain the concept of the song in one sentence: Basically everyone has they're own journey in life, in one way or another we are all on our way to something.
IG, Twitter, or Snapchat? @LamboAnlo on everything, either is cool with me.
What goes down in my DMs: Hella "BigBootyPhatButtB------" [laughs]
Watch his video on REVOLT TV the week of September 19th, and let us know your thoughts by tweeting @RevoltTV and using the hashtag #SpotlightOnREVOLT