This is a guest post from Cami, our Community Plug.
Georgia native Larry June is doing good. After first hearing of him and seeing him perform at Tombogo’s Boundless Heights II and seeing the way he moved the crowd, I was not surprised when it seemed like I started hearing Larry June and, perhaps his most well known song, Glock 40, being played at every party and slapped via auxcord in everyone’s car. With the recent release of his “Route To” EP series, he dropped 3 tracks produced by Soldado on “Route to U.K.”
While always having bay roots, Larry moved to the Bay Area when he was 15 where he was “fully introduced to the street.” Growing up, his family struggled a lot but it was “very normal.” After dropping out of high school and being banned from every high school in Vallejo, he was sent to San Francisco high school- Civic Center in Fillmore. When I asked Larry about his start in music he responded, “I spent a lot of time in the projects. I don’t bang it or glamorize it, but it’s called ‘Harbor Road’ located in Hunter’s Point, which explains my collaborations with the legendary RBL posse. We’re both from the same neighborhood.”
Larry’s father owned a record label and his mother was a singer, “the music is in my blood.” After beating charges of suspicion of drug trafficking and having his son at age 20, Larry says he had to man up a lot. His modest upbringing made him who he is today. Music gave him something to do and Larry prides himself on being the same person he was before he “took rap serious.” Larry says finishing high school is something that he is still working on and now he leads a healthy, positive lifestyle. He likes to ride his bike and go fishing in his free time.
He has a few EPs in the works. One with Sledgren of Taylor Gang and one with Jay Ant of the Bay Area’s own, HBK. He has recently announced his first tour with four shows in four cities: Santa Cruz, Oakland, Sacramento and Phoenix starting Jan. 2, 2016. This Saturday, 11/14/2015, Larry’s having a merch release at 1415 Haight in San Francisco, 2-5pm. Follow @larryjuneftm on Instagram to keep up with releases, events, and his tips for healthy eating.
Co-founder and the wellness curator, Odilcia is a current 4th year at the California State East Bay. Having been raised in Salinas, CA, she was surrounded by negative stereotypes of the Bay Area. However, because her family lived in the Bay, she had an early appreciation for what the Bay has to offer. Now that she lives in the Bay, she wants to use her insight and love for the Bay Area to help alter the negative stereotypes of the Bay that some people may have. @odilciab