Lateek Finest (April 22, 1988) grew up in the gritty streets of Hempstead Long Island, New York so he carried out my name to the fullest. Surrounded by everything negative from Drug Dealers, Pimps, Hoes, Crackheads, Weedheads and Young Shooter's that was set out for a purpose to take over. He hung around a lot of older heads and even though he never knew who his real Father was they raised him as their own. My mother Michelle Mason was the neighborhoods mom if you were hungry she would feed you, if you needed ANYTHING that was Momma Dukes. From the morning til night music was something you got used to listening throughout the house was Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, etc. From oldies to hip-hop to reggae we was Litty everyday. While my siblings played either in the house or at a friend's house I was the one checking out my city rolling through different Boroughs trying to find myself and where I belong and honestly growing up in the late 80s and early 90s I involved myself with gang activities and Drug deaings. I wasn't interested in women until I got into my late teens where I fell in love with a woman named "Daisy Chantilly Soto" which I gave her the nickname "Chanti" she was my Everything. She was my first love, my first kiss, my first child's mother, that's when I fell in love with my passion which is Music. I wrote so many poems and short raps to her that it became natural for me to do it when I wasn't around her. Amongst friends and family that would listen but never hesitated to criticise when needed. I was signed to Universal Studios Digital Music Group 7 in 2015 when I drop my first song EVER to hit the streets called "Street Mentality" a song that was an old event that happened in my life. That's when I figured out what type of artist I was which was a Storyteller. I speak on real and true events that took place in my life from the Pain to the Good Times. From there I made songs like "FactsOvaBullShit", "My Mother", "My Thoughts", "That's Crazy", "It's Funny", "Don't Go", etc. Collaborations with "Ceballi", "No Lakk", and others. I performed at Open Mic Night shows for "Club Celsius" and "The Vegas Lounge" in Fort Myers FL.
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Rapper, songwriter, poet, model, actor
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#HipHop #Reggae #RB
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Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Nas, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss etc