Ay Lano (Rapper)
Delano Conrad Hall (born January 8, 1990) better known by his stage name Ay Lano, is an American rapper from Washington D.C.. He first broke on the rap scene with his prolific demo freestyle “Make it Rain” (2011) became popular in his college town. Ay Lano became locally known for recording music for the local audience which led to him opening up with live performance at the school’s spring concert for “Wale”. In 2011 Ay Lano released his debut of his raw-cut mixtape entitled “Keep Tha Change Vol.1” hosted by locally known DJ “Dj Hammer”. The mixtape introduced his fans to his lyrical ability his to narrate his experiences of the situations and people he encountered as a young and stylish student- athlete living in the urban area of Washington D.C..
In 2012, Ay Lano released his debut single called “Live Like 420” produced by the young and talented producer “O-Face” (former Lead keyboard player for both bands MOB & TOB). His debut single climbed the charts on music websites such as Soundclick.com, Reverbnation.com, and Soundcloud.com.
In 2015, Ay Lano had released new smash hits called “Choppa Dance” and “Pour Up”. Both songs are new club bangers with an enthusiastic sound dedicated to the young and trendy audience on the club scene. In 2015 he also released a new freestyle that relates to the more mature crowd with a narrative story about his bad habit of a continuous sexual encounter with a beautiful exotic stripper in with the old school “TLC Creep” instrumental.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Ay Lano, a Black American, was born as Delano Conrad hall in George Washington Hospital in Northwest, Washington D.C. on January 8, 1990. His parents are both natives of the Washington D.C. area. Ay Lano’s family lived in Capital Heights of Prince George’s County, Maryland. In 2008, he graduated from Suitland High School in Suitland, Maryland where he played with NFL Star “Naravo Bowman” and he was also a member of the 2006 State Championship football team coached by the late great “Nick Lynch”. Later in 2008, Ay Lano enrolled as a student athlete and of the football program at the institution of Ferrum College where he played defensive back and was coached by NBA star Stephen Curry’s uncle “Cleive Adams”. In 2014, after taking a few years off from school Keep tha Change graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration.
Back in 2011, Ay Lano first recording was a freestyle to the popular “Make It Rain by Travis Porter” It was his first song ever be played on the local college radio station. In the spring of 2011, the unique freestyle boosted his popularity on campus and scored him the opening performance spot at the school’s big concert headlined by popular American rapper “Wale”. In 2012 Ay Lano collaborated with local producer O-Face from BTV entertainment to make his hit single “Live Like 420”. The song was a clever story about the everyday life of a urban marijuana smoker. Late in 2014, Ay Lano decided to take his career in another direction and change his stage name to “Keep tha Change”. The name was inspired by the title of his first underground mixtape released back in 2011.
Ay Lano musical style has a mixture of hip hop and rap. He has showcases a straight forward rap style with a Rubrik’s cube twist to his lyrics like popular artists such as Nas, and 2pac. His verbal expressions are influenced by his old English literary roots to bring a versatile style of delivery in his raps mostly recorded on smooth and trap southern style instrumentals.
“Keep tha Change Vol. 1” 2011
Birth Name: Delano Conrad Hall
Born: January 8, 1990
Washington D.C., United States
Labels:Zoned Out Music
Associated: Dey Dey, Riqo Numbers