Bishop Lamont | Interview
Bishop Lamont is an emcee from Carson, CA. He began rapping at age 13 and stayed busy collecting tapes, vinyl, and CDs. Bishop included street smarts with political, religious, and social commentary in his lyrics, and became one of the more prominent artists on the west coast. After releasing several singles with Los Angeles radio play, Bishop met and handed his 2004 mixtape, Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal Vol. 1, to Dr. Dre at The Game’s music video shoot for the single “Dreams”. In 2005, Bishop was signed to Aftermath Entertainment. He made several appearances on Warren G’s 2005 album, In The Mid-Nite Hour, and has earned work on EA Sports video games. In 2005, Bishop recorded the title track for the film Welcome To Havoc, and landed a role in Master P’s film I Got The Hookup. Bishop released several mixtapes between 2006 and 2012, with features from with Xzibit, Ras Kass, Warren G, Busta Rhymes, Nottz Raw, Scott Storch, Dae One, Dr. Dre, DJ Quik, Kurupt, RBX, Lord Finesse, and many others.