SL was born in San Jose California and was raised in Marina California. Growing up in Central Coast California SL was highly influenced by bay area artists such as E-40, Mac Dre, Too Short and many more. He has been a songwriter/recording artist since 1995. SL Has recorded hundreds of songs over the years and has appeared on dozens of albums. He has only released one solo album which was titled Hustle Hard in 2005 under his own record company Hustle Hard Records. That album sold over 5,000 units independently through California, Nevada and Arizona. SL walked away from music/entertainment industry in 2010 but has just returned to the business in 2012. This time, for the love of the music.