In the world of hip-hop where new, yet underwhelming acts arise daily, rapper LE Double NY emerges as a true stand-out talent, as dedicated to the movement as he is to the craft.
Born Lenny Lavergne and affectionately known as “Flaco” to friends and family, LE Double NY delivers an authentic style of hip-hop that fuses both his East-Coast American and Afro-Caribbean roots. Born to Dominican parents, he was raised in New York City until his family relocated to New Jersey during his pre-teen years. According to LE Double NY, “It’s important to unite New York and New Jersey together because there are too many similarities – same radio stations, rapping tendencies, and swagger. Why not bridge the gap?”
His cultural background has only added to LE Double NY’s appeal as a skilled hip-hop artist and educated music-lover. “Since I was young, my parents have been listening to both English and Spanish music” he says. “Name any song from the Eighties – English or Spanish – I will know it, not to mention almost every one of my uncles can play a musical instrument.”
LE Double NY began his own love affair with music at the young age of 11. With respect to his hip-hop predecessors, he began re-writing song lyrics to personalize them to himself and his own experiences. Soon after, in junior high, he began writing and free-styling his own original music.
During his college years at Howard University in Washington, DC, LE Double NY began actively making music to fulfill his passions and entertain an ever-growing fan base. He formed DTO Records with fellow artists and released a conglomeration of mixtapes, such as "THE LE DOUBLE NY n GORDO" Mixtape (2002) and “Step Your Game Up” (2004). He also lent his talents with guest appearances on several other mixtapes, such as “A Lo Fuke” Volumes 1 and 2, “Spanglish 101”, “Got Bars” and “The Sneak Preview.” LE Double NY currently resides in New York City and is working on his latest mixtape, “Dream Chasing” which conveys the very message of its title.
Friend and noted producer K Eastwood describes LE Double NY as “a sharp-shooter on the mic, with the unique ability to capture any audience’s attention.” LE Double NY continuously makes music that has attracted a loyal following and energetic fans. Watch out for this rising star, as he makes his mark among today’s legendary hip-hop artists.