The Trade’s Bio
While most artist in the business would say "they want to take it to another level", theTrade would say "I intend to take it to another planet".
Lavan'zel R. Kerr (born Feburary 2, 1984) in Miami, Florida (the oldest of 8) with a natural talent to create music and entertain, better known by his stage name "theTrade". Since the age of 4 the world of arts, music and entertainment has been a factor in his life. theTrade has always been the center of things and would always try to take music to where no other has gone before. With a versatile flow and style he's able to create any type of song ranging from (hip-hop, street rap, pop and r&b).
At the age of 19, theTrade visited Los Angeles, California to further chase his dream. With determination in his eyes and a will to drive most would say he's unstoppable. But with taking wrong turns in a city known for money, fame and fortune those wrong turns and take away precious time, and when i say time I really mean TIME!
Leading what some may call a fast pace double life theTrade put quick money before his talents. Young and uncaring, what he did not know is that the quick money would bring a trail of unwanted guests. On the morning of May 17,2004, time would take a great toll in the life of theTrade. Federal agents along with L.A.P.D (los angeles police dept.) where on to activities taking place. 7 agents tearing down the door to his pregnant mother's home with brothers and sisters inside, laying everyone down with guns drawn. They rushed in wanting 2 things, evidence and theTrade. Within an hour, they got exactly what they came for and with that in hand they were determine to close a case that would take 4 youthful years away from theTrade.
While spending 4 years in various California State Prisons, theTrade would really have to find his self. Taking on every challenge, bringing to life every idea. His only true friends where his pen and pad. Keeping music in his heart as a life line to the real world he was transformed. Studying what some may call the competition in the music industry, he realized it was missing an important factor. HIM!
Upon release from state prison, they thought they released a parolee, but they let loose a music monster. With everything to loose and everything to gain theTrade is here now and is a force to be reconed with. I am him
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