Lazaris The Top Don possesses a top-shelf bar quality that’s unmatched by his contenders. Moreso, his “bars kill the subject,” as he states in “Karate Kid.” Given that he’s a native of New York, Lazaris The Top Don immerses his musical styling with grit and substance. It also helps that he pairs complex-styled punchlines with infectious hooks. Some might add that his sound encompasses the flavor of early 2000 records.
Unlike the new-age rappers, the Svcess In My Path, Vol. 1 curator, creates timeless bangers enjoyed by millennials and middle-aged individuals. Taking a direct approach to the pen and pad, he speaks on street culture, his undying hustle, upbringing, and riding for his day ones.
Likewise, he takes pride in his musical notoriety, often talking about his prolific deliveries. And when the opps start flapping at the gums, he sockerpunches warning bars their way.
Ultimately, Lazaris The Top Don influences the world through hits and the business moves he makes. He’s received co-signs from significant publications like News 12, Thisis50, HipHopSince1987, and The Source, to name a few. Billboard Hip-Hop even has said that “he slaughters beats and destroys features with big mainstream artists.”
Following the victory of his album, Svcess In My Path Vol. 1 Lazaris The Top Don has dropped a single commemorating the late hip-hop legend of all time: DMX. Titled “Legend Of The Dog,” the song seemingly serves as a tribute.
Over the horror-type, bass-driven, hip-hop offering, Lazaris The Top Don expresses his admiration for DMX and how he fought through many battles. He also respects how the hip-hop icon worked hard to get in his position. Even when he garnered fame, DMX never forgot his people. Nor where he came from. The megastar always showed love, no matter where he was.
Using his signature baritone, Lazaris The Top Don spits:
“Everybody saw what you did and you much liver/Rocked out with Swizz man, became a Ruff Ryder/Seen you do it all man, yeah reppin from the block/From the Bronx out to Yonkers/Man do it with the LOX.”
These bars also give others a glimpse of DMX’s musical journey.
As the song progresses, he expresses how distraught everyone is since his passing. Regardless of other’s opinions, DMX will always be a legend in his eyes.
“Have n*ggas go crazy now/Missing you in pieces/I don’t care what they sayin’/ This a legend and a beast.”
Hocus 45th also speaks about the influence DMX had on his artistry. Though he pays homage to other rap stars, Hocus 45th says DMX’s music sparked something in him.
“Pac said f*ck the world, Wu told me get green, Nas made a n*gga think, Jay had me flip keys/Then I heard ‘Slippin And I Can’t Get Up’/Get at me dog, man that sh*t amped me up.”
Elsewhere, Hocus 45th gives insight on the moments they shared. DMX showed kindness towards him and sought to make Hocus 45th’s vision come to life.
“Told me you gon pass the torch to me, you can see me with it/Brought me on tour, let me drink, let me blaze with you/Let me open up for you/Made me share a stage with you.”
In the end, Hocus 45th leaves some heartfelt words about DMX, saying
“God in the flesh/You came with a message/Ain’t no mistakes/Everything is a lesson.”
About Lazaris The Top Don via Influencive:
Lazaro Martinez, popularly known by his stage name, Lazaris The Top Don, is a Puerto Rican and Cuban artist. He is also the nephew of the legendary Arscenio Rodriguez. Lazaris is also in the royal family bloodline of Dons and considered part of a musical dynasty.
Lazaris The Top Don has a history in music, which dates back to 1999 where he met with Cuban Link from Terror Squad as a Master of Ceremony. He felt so honored to meet and get his blessings and was referred to as a ‘new fresh air in the music industry’ by him. That was enough solidification and baptism into music.