Laza Morgan is blazing hot on the reggae block. His raspy, resonating voice and rhythmic ‘DJ’ style flows are turning heads throughout the reggae arena, with industry insiders and fans alike hailing him as the new face of crossover Reggae. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Laza was literally raised in a musical cradle. He was heavily influenced by the Reggae music of his household and the records made by his father, Jamaican music legend and hit-maker Denroy Morgan, who stormed his way onto American radio in the early 1980s with his club anthem “I’ll Do Anything for You”. With his family’s strong Jamaican roots and frequent trips to Kingston and St. Thomas as driving inspirations, it didn’t take long for Laza to completely embrace the world of reggae. His experiences in Springfield and Brooklyn influenced him heavily too, as he began incorporating hip-hop, R & B and pop into his musical lexicon. After graduating from High School, Laza and 2 of his 28 siblings formed the hiphop/reaggae group LMS and toured the world supporting Morgan Heritage, the internationally recognized roots Reggae band founded by his father and several of his other brothers and sisters.
2010 proved to be the culmination of many years of hard work that Laza has put into his craft. After signing with Elektra records in February, Laza was featured on British pop sensation Alexandra Burke’s hit single “Start Without You” which topped the UK and European singles charts in September. He was also featured on Flo Rida’s hit single ’21’ from the album “The Only One.” His forthcoming Elektra debut has already yielded a single, This Girl that was featured in Disney’s feature film Step Up 3D and its smash soundtrack. This Girl has generated over seven million hits on YouTube and has created a buzz that spans the globe. Laza’s throwback second single, One by One, is a hypnotic love song featuring dancehall idol Mavado and is sure to set dance floors and radio airwaves ablaze this summer. “The song represents a fresh voice bringing back the message of love to reggae,” Laza says. “It’s a prelude to several others on the album that speak to the power of love, positive vibes, fun times and just simply enjoying the wonderful gift of life. “