Lateef A LeGree aka LA@ oozes Brownsville, Brooklyn through his pores. The way he moves, the lean in his walk and his slick New York accent are just a few signs of his incorruptible Brooklynite lineage. In that way, one can say he is not so different from other rappers that represent Bucktown to the death. But in actuality, there’s nothing similar between him and other spitters currently operating in the game. Even his nickname has a unique philosophy behind it. “LA” is an abbreviation of his first names, and the “@” symbol is an abstraction of the word “artist.” He confides that there’s even a more profound definition to the symbol in his moniker, but adds in a mercurial tone that a “deeper revelation” will be disclosed at a later date.
There are several degrees of separation between Lateef LeGree and your common, everyday rapper. First, there’s the advanced angle from which he’s attacking the game. As most rappers continue to spin fabricated yarns about crime, sex, drugs and excessive materialism, he’s decided to take the path less travelled and shed light and positivity instead of enforcing the same, negative stereotypes. It’s a conscious decision he made based on his own tough, real-life experiences.