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Madesicc Muzicc Artist, "Tanqueray Locc"
Tanqueray Locc is a veteran hip-hop lyricist, R&B vocalist & producer. He has been composing some of the roughest, gangster, hardcore street music in the midwest since the early ninety’s. In association with his good friend Heat, they started making music together in 1991, under the influence of Tanqueray Locc’s oldest brother William (K-wood) Lacy. This would be the beginning of a long road that lead to one of the most prolific production teams in the midwest. While helping his older brother (K-WOOD) achieve his dreams Tanqueray Locc soon began to realize his own desire to sit at the table of great producers and writers world wide.
With his knack for funky bass lines, erie worms and melodic under tones that soothe the soul, he is no doubt one of the best at his craft. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota Tanqueray Locc is well known on the streets as well as the clubs in this city with such a great music history. Having faced hard times early in age Tanqueray-Locc is no stranger to the street life. Having already lived what is portrayed in todays (trap music) era. He feels this is the greatest time for his craft to shine and be recognized. Having took to the road performing across the midwest and making connections all across the united states, he sees his music fitting in at all levels of todays industry standard rap music. In many cases he feels that his music is superior to a lot of productions that have grossed millions and generated thousands of fans.
After losing his mentor, best friend and father figure, his older brother William (K-Wood) Lacy who was gunned down in North Minneapolis, Minnesota in july of 2005, Tanqueray Locc has been a none stop force. Doing what ever it takes for his music to soar. Producing beats, singing hooks & (or) collaborating with artists such as Quiet Loc, Zig Zagg, Brother Lynch Hung, Cos, Half Dead, Pain, King Sandman, Mista Maeham, Lefty Capone, Ms Chambers, Mr. Cota Cota, Semi-auto, Sicfux, Snug Brim, Young Bleed, Luni Corleon, Dalima, Liquid Assassin, G-Macc, Tre-8, P-Loccsta (phantom Loc of the Netherlands), No-Nonsense and various other artists. Performing at the Motown talent search in 1995, appearing on the soundtracks of Blood and Tears by Dark Room Familia and Justice the movie by Jujitsu films. Having the Murder Dogg Magazine fly out writer Matt Sonzala to the twin cities to do a feature article on him and a few other Twin cities veterans which unfortunately do to jealousy & politics was never printed. He was mentioned in the “Source Magazine” as one of the hottest producers in 2000 for the track “South Side Siccness” which he produced on the 2000 release of “Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover” vol.1 by Ms. Chambers.
He has also shared stages with some of the best underground performers locally & nationally. To name a few he’s toured with let’s start with Stevie Stone of Strange Music, Snug Brim formally of Strange Music. He’s done shows with Kutt Calhoun, Snug Brim, Kamikazi, Liquid Assassin, Dopesic, 8Ball & MJG, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die, JT Money, Twista, San Quin, HomeWrecka, T-Nutty, Hopsin & Swizz. Shall I go on? Tanqueray Locc is known not only underground but industry as well. A vocal chameleon Tanqueray Locc feels that he is able to excel in any music including rock, alternative, R&B and any other music containing a decent melody. A pioneer in the music world as far as the twin cities is concerned. Tanqueray Locc has recorded and engineered at some of the top studio’s in the twin cities & currently owns a state of the art recording facility. Ask the streets and the streets will tell you, his music speaks for its self. Look for his current cd on itunes or cdbaby.com. Tanqueray Locc “Murder 4 Hire”!