East Coast rapper embraces ‘Borrowed Time’ by launching music career with debut album
HOWARD COUNTY, MD – Self-made rapper, artist, musician and icon-in-the-making Jonathon Griffin – AKA Lor Sosa – is a man making the most of his borrowed time. Growing up on the streets, he’s no stranger to drugs and violence. He’s been in and out of jail multiple times and admits that he’s defied the odds by living much longer than most others who have been entrenched in the street lifestyle. His latest album “Borrowed Time,” is a chronicle of those years and a reflection on some of his more harrowing experiences. At the same time it’s a cautionary tale to anyone else embracing such a violent lifestyle, with songs meant to motivate others away from crime and toward opportunities that can lead to success and good health in the future.
“I’ve done a lot of things in my life to the point where after getting through some of those things, I’m surprised I was still in it,” Lor Sosa said. “Now when I get up, I don’t take this time for granted. I definitely shouldn’t have made it this far. This album reflects that lifestyle and it’s special because it doesn’t have a single sound. Each song comes with a different type of mood, and overall it will appeal to a few different sub-genres and different pools of audiences. There’s something on there that everyone can rock with.”
The debut single from the project is a song called “Blink” which features a Drill beat against an upbeat club vibe. Sosa calls it a “shooter type of song” with some clever wordplay and sounds on the hook that makes it great for a club banger. The combination of that with the Drill beat is a perfect example of how Sosa blends genres and uses his creative originality to bring something new to the industry.
“My ambition is to gain more respect for the musical side of what I do,” he said. “In Hip Hop there’s been a lot of trickle in from Alternative Rock and Indie artists over the past few years. You can hear it with artists like Lil Uzi and Juice Wrld. I thought that sound was interesting, and I wanted to embrace the challenge of pairing Hip Hop with a more harmonic-type music. I want to push that boundary and cross genres while also telling a dope story. I have things in my past that a lot of people can relate to. I want to dive deeper and create relevant situations in the music that people can relate to. And at the end of the day, I hope people hear my music and say that it made them feel something. I’m providing an experience.”
Lor Sosa’s music is available across all streaming platforms.
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