Lordzamel helps world overcome pains while embracing joys of life on new album ‘Fixed Tape’
NEW YORK, NY – Lordzamel Brooks has a unique capacity to identify with pain and the problems of people all over the world. His story is one filled with pain and disappointments, but also achievements and triumphs. And those highs and lows find their way into his music in ways that connect with fans all over the world.
This is especially true of his latest album “Fixed Tape.” The album is a reinvention of his first album “Hatter Minute,” released in 2005 during a year when he was dealing with extreme kidney failure. It was a project born from the pain – both literal and figurative – he was going through at the time. “Fixed Tape,” by comparison, is a reimagining of those songs 15 years later during a time when he’s enjoying the best health he’s ever had. As such, the album encapsulates the simultaneous highs and lows he felt when he was finally given a kidney transplant after 14 years on a waiting list. He said the songs on the project were written in response to his joy at receiving a kidney, but also from his frustration at having been passed over for so many years and forced to stay on dialysis. He said that exploration of pleasure and pain is something that’s still relevant today and as such, he’s created a reprise to the album and re-released it in 2020 – a year in which many people around the world are experiencing similar emotions.
“It’s lyrical and hot,” Lordzamel said of the album. “I’ve been through a great deal in my life, and so have a lot of other people out there. I’ve come through it by exploring a lot of different sides of my life. I’m an entrepreneur and a fashionista and most of all, I want to be known for being one of the greatest emcees to ever touch the mic. When people hear my music I want them to say, ‘That’s Lord’s shit! Turn that up!’”
Lordzamel was born in Brooklyn and grew up both there and in Harlem. His parents were musicians and left an early mark on his life when it came to expressing oneself through art. He was also heavily influenced by the thriving music scene in Harlem, and to this day credits his unique sound and style to some of the artists he listened to while growing up. It was at Camp Mariah Carey during his teenage years that he discovered his love and knack for rapping, and in the years since he’s perfected the art of witty wordplay alongside catchy vibes. At 18, he was signed by a major record label, but at age 22, his kidney gave way and over the next 14 years he struggled with health issues. Just when he was turning 36 and giving up on his life, he got a new kidney – three days before his birthday. He made a song called “Hatter Minute” almost immediately after that, which landed on the radio show Jessy Jess 91.9 Hip Hop Hour and everything began to take off from there.
“Sometimes music is the only medicine the heart and soul needs,” he said. “I think my first two singles – which are separate from ‘Fixed Tape’ – will show people exactly what that means. With ‘Everything Glossy’, I’m motivating people to shine bright. It’s about everything noticeable and seen and flamboyant. It’s a hot song and the lyrical content is crazy. Then with ‘Get Them Bandz’, I’m telling people to go get their money. Stop complaining. Too many people are making more excuses than they are making money. This is America. Stop saying that the white man is keeping you down. This is the land of opportunity for everybody. It’s my favorite song on the album and I love how much it pushes you and gets people hyped.”
Both of Lordzamel’s singles “Everything Glossy” and “Get Them Bandz” are currently available across all streaming platforms.
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