CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—CaP DoLLa, whose real name is LaDarian Crosby, has been working extra hard to make his latest album even better than the last. Just when music critics thought his sound couldn’t get any better, the talented rapper continues to prove them wrong.
“To me it’s important that people know I’m sincere in my music. I don’t do gangsta rap. I’m not a big club dude, that’s not really my thing. My range goes all over the place, though,” stated Crosby. “People usually look for comparisons of other artists. But I don’t really like to do that. I’m my own person.”
With three songs already released, fans won’t be disappointed with his latest sure hits. His tracks combine that traditional hip hop sound, lots of bass and a hint of electronica for a unique beat that music lovers will listen to over and over again.
“The first album was pretty much a learning experience. I learned a lot by funding the first project out of my own pocket,” explained Crosby. “I’m definitely a perfectionist when it comes to my music. Even though I’m still not where I want to be, where I am now is definitely above where I was.”
From club tracks to songs about personal growth and development, no topic is off limits for this talented rapper.
“It’s a pretty diverse album, and it’s based a lot on what’s going around the city of Chicago, especially with the crime,” stated Crosby. “I also have a song on here called ‘Last Stand’ that I wrote for my little girl. My daughter is 6-years-old and I have not seen her since she was six-months-old. God forbid, if she never sees me again, when she hears that song, she’ll know she was thought of. She’s the only child I have.”
Raised by a single parent in one of Chicago’s most dangerous projects, Crosby draws inspiration from his past to create clever rhymes fans have grown to love and appreciate.
“I want my music to grab your attention,” stated Crosby. “I also try to get out as much as possible. When I’m secluded, writing songs can be a challenge. Exposure to the outside world helps me come up with my lyrics.”
To learn more about CaP DoLLa, visit him on his website at www.capdolla.com.