Biography

LEON THE ARTIST IS AN INCREDIBLY TALENTED ARTIST, PRODUCER, AND SONGWRITER FROM THE MIDWEST. INSPIRED BY ARTISTS SUCH AS KANYE WEST, SABA PIVOT, JOJI, AND SYLVAN LACUE, HE CONTINUES TO CARVE OUT A NICHE WITH AN OVERALL LAID-BACK VIBE, KEEPING LOVE AND POSITIVITY AT THE FOREFRONT. LEON OFTEN COLLABORATES WITH OTHER MIDWESTERN ARTISTS AND CURRENTLY HAS AN ALBUM SET TO RELEASE EARLY 2021.

LEON HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH MUSIC SINCE BEFORE EVEN HE CAN REMEMBER. FROM CHURCH CHOIRS TO ANY AVENUES HE COULD GET HIS HANDS ON, MUSIC HAS BEEN A CORE MOTIVATOR AND INTEGRAL PART OF HIS SOUL. HE FIRST BEGAN WRITING AND RECORDING MUSIC ON A VIDEO GAME CALLED MUSIC GENERATOR 2, WITH HIS UNCLE'S PLAYSTATION AND HIS COUSIN. TOGETHER, CJ AND LEON WERE ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER BEAT AFTER BEAT AND HIS MUSIC PASSION GREW INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY.

LEON DRAWS HIS INSPIRATION FROM A VARIETY OF PLACES, BUT A YOUNG LEON WOULD DEVELOP HIS EAR BY LISTENING TO KANYE WEST, EMINEM, TUPAC, AND THE ALTERNATIVE BAND, PARAMORE. ABOUT AGE 16 HE SHIFTED TOWARD A LOVE OF SAMPLE AND LO-FI MUSIC, SPECIFICALLY, NUJABES. AROUND COLLEGE, AGE 24, A RECENTLY GRADUATED LEON WOULD BEGIN TO DRAW INSPIRATION FROM EVERYTHING, INCLUDING HIS RECENTLY GAINED EXPOSURE TO ALL TYPES OF CONCERT HALL MUSIC. NOW 29, WITH HIS EARS TURNED ON AND HIS MIND TUNED IN, VERSATILE WOULD BARELY BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HIS CURRENT ABILITY TO BRING IN INFLUENCES FROM ANY NUMBER OF PLACES.