photo credit: 935 KDAY
For the inaugural episode of the #NoahAtNight featured series, Beats and Bars, staple Los Angeles rapper Bishop Lamont and prolific producer Dae One came through to the 935 KDAY studios to chop it up with Noah Ayala about the infamous Suge Knight, how Lamont and One met each other, and how he sharpened his freestyle skills by always having to deliver an off the top bars.
While Bishop has witnessed the rise of L.A. rap, having come up with West Coast pioneers including Dre, Snoop, and even Suge Knight. Lamont shares a few moments he has had with Knight when he had officially signed with Aftermath. Bishop also shares how he was able to connect with producer Dae One saying, “This is the beauty of this man: from that moment when I met him, whatever that upstairs thing was [at the House Of Blues], from that handshake, this man has always been the same man, and that’s a billion years ago. And, that’s all I have to say.” Bishop goes on to continue, “Love this guy. We’ve rode since day one. A lot of cats ain’t here because true colors is shown but, when you have tried and trues, you celebrate them and you embrace them and you support them, and you want success for them like you want success for yourself.”
Lamont came up during a time where freestyling was not only important for the craft but there was a freestyle boot camp that most rappers went through where you’d have to drop bars in order to avoid being punched out.
Peep the full Bishop Lamont x Beats and Bars with #NoahAtNight below!