Goomba Music has signed Michigan based rapper/producer Anthony “A.N.T. Lazar and the Trump Tight Music Group to a long term record deal. They are currently wrapping up production on their Goomba Music debut, which is tentatively set for a March 26, 2013 worldwide release date.
A.N.T. was born July 20 in Holland, Michigan. His family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan at an early age. Lazar’s stage name was a natural choice; being a childhood nickname that was widely used by friends and family. He grew up the eldest of four and inspired by Michael Jackson, he began performing at the age of 11. Though A.N.T. loved entertaining since he was a child, he became more serious and focused on creating music after seeing artists like Tupac and Jay-Z achieve success and fame.
A.N.T. caught his first break when he was discovered at a freestyle competition by Amiracle Records that provided him with studio time and helped him promote his shows. They produced a compilation album, The Rebirth, which garnered A.N.T. instant attention. After moving on from Amiracle Records, A.N.T. single-handedly developed his own record label, (T.T.M.G.) Trump Tight Music Group.
A.N.T., instant attention from the streets…
After branching out on his own, A.N.T. worked tirelessly to make a name for himself in the hip hop circuits. He frequently performs at clubs spanning the Midwest, and has several opening performances under his belt for well-known artists such as Ja Rule, Gorilla Zoe, Young Buck, Young Dro, Slim Dunkin (R.I.P.), Jon Conner, Travis Porter, Manio, E-40 and Snoop Dogg. His first two albums, My Everything & Ain’t No Tellin, fueled the buzz surrounding Lazar, not only as a rapper but also as a producer.