LaToria Music

About LaToria

Big hair and big personality aren't all she has to offer. With an energy all her own, LaToria brings an eclectic feel to the hip hop music she makes. Whether it's a high energy anthem, or a story she’s telling accompanied by soulful melodies, LaToria aims to offer hope, light,truth and an experience in her music. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, LaToria was the oldest of 5 kids.

“I was raised by my mom and aunt. They were like superheroes to me! I grew up watching really strong women handle tough life issues and I admired that. At an early age I learned the concept of helping to meet the need and I strive to do that same thing today in my music, “meet the need”.”

At the age of 7, LaToria fell in love with Hip Hop. She looked up to female artists such as, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Da Brat, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Eve because of their no nonsense attitude and charismatic rhyming ability. Growing up in a Christian home, she desired to do the same thing in a way that shared the message of the gospel.

 

LaToria never lost her love for music. However, in 2006, she was set to graduate and simultaneously found herself in a very luke warm state in regards to her faith.Through a mutual friend, she met a producer named Len who in a short amount of time became her mentor and introduced her to the world of performing. In a year's time, LaToria began to grow in her faith and after much stumbling and striving, she rededicated her life to Christ. She then became a member of a local church and joined their young adult ministry. During this time, she released her first album, A Simple Task. This project drew a very diverse fan base because of the versatility of sound and her slightly aggressive demeanor behind the mic. She started developing a stage presence and growing as an artist by performing at different events around the metroplex.

 

In 2007 LaToria was nominated for best Christian Female Emcee in Dallas and won her first award. In 2011 she released her project Ao1 EP. In 2013 LaToria won the award for Overall Songwriter at the AMTC Shine conference in Orlando, Florida and was featured on French Caribbean Gospel Singer, Jessica Dorsey's album, Feedback. In 2014 her single, “Loose” was selected to be included on the Christian Hip Hop Compilation album distributed worldwide through Capitol Christian Music Group.  Her album The Long Walk Vol 1 released later that fall and had rave reviews. In 2016 she was nominated for Christian Female Hip Hop artist of the year. She is set to release her next project, The Long Walk Vol 2: Shadow of a Doubt, this fall.

 

LaToria has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a variety of artist such as, Matthew Schuler of the hit TV show, THE VOICE, Lecrae, Derek Minor, Amber Bullock, Tye Tribett, Canton Jones, Ellie Holcomb, Flame and many more. She has toured nationally and internationally, been featured on several magazines and had her music and videos featured on several radio and tv stations around the world. She hosts and speaks at various events and currently serves at The Village Church in Texas.
          

Keep up with all LaToria has going on at LaToriamusic.com