Lathan Warlick on the popular Spotify billboard located in Nashville. (Image courtesy of Merge PR)
Fri, August 12, 2022 5:10 p.m.
The 4-song project was created in partnership with Grammy-nominated team The 720
√ Warlick recently shared his music in front of over 45,000 people at the Alabama Music Festival
Genre artist, rapper, songwriter, and viral music sensation Lathan Warlick releases his latest project today, the four-song EP “Let’s Be Honest.” Click on here to listen.
Ahead of today’s release, Warlick released the project’s first single, “Look Up To The Sky (feat. Blessing Offor)” last month. Additional songs are “Solo”, “Long Way (feat. KB)”, and “Can’t Lose”. Warlick created the EP with The 720, Grammy-nominated songwriting and production duo Jarrod Ingram and Blake Hubbard – the team behind country artist Mickey Guyton’s 2021 Grammy-nominated hit “Remember Her Name “, as well as artists such as NF and Jimmie Allen.
“This EP is about me being 100% transparent with the public about the things I’ve been up against since coming into the music industry,” Warlick explained. “Each of the four songs on ‘Let’s Be Honest’ equally highlights my faith and is overall just uplifting.”
To promote his new project, Warlick is featured on the popular Spotify billboard located in Nashville. Also ahead of today’s release, he was able to share his music in front of over 45,000 people when he took the stage last weekend with acclaimed DJ Dee Jay Silver at Rock The South Music Festival in Cullman, in Alabama.
Signing to the RECORDS label in 2020, a joint venture with Sony Music, Warlick has been releasing music for years, making a name for himself through collaborations in various genres. His debut EP, 2021’s “My Way,” featured duets with country artists such as Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line), Lauren Alaina, Russell Dickerson, and RaeLynn, and he shared the stage with Kirk Franklin, Morgan Wallen, Jimmie Allen, Nelly and BRELAND.
A press release said, “It’s clear that Warlick’s music and message eschews genre labels, instead allowing others to form their own opinion of his style.”
He said, “I want to make music that always points you to God, but that you don’t have to just play in church.”
It was a life-changing day in 2011 after coming face to face with a .45 caliber pistol when Warlick was awakened to his creative purpose. Now identifying as a “positive artist” who reflects on his upbringing in a tough neighborhood, Warlick gained a transformative perspective as a Christ-follower, husband and father of two in his music.
Warlick has been featured in major outlets such as Forbes and People, and to date he has 1.7 million followers on TikTok.
“The end of 2011 should have been the end of my story,” he said.
It was a near-death experience that led him to a deeper Christian faith and a recognition of his lyrical mission – to write and rap original music that shares the message and meaning of these milestones.
Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Warlick lived across the United States, working as a welder by trade, first in a shipyard and then on a railroad, where he continued to work until December 2020, even spending weekends in Nashville collaborating with the best singer in town. and songwriting skills. It wasn’t until one life-changing day, face to face with a .45 caliber pistol, that he was awakened to his creative purpose.
He started performing in talent shows as a dancer, in a hip-hop style locally called “Memphis jookin'” – think Michael Jackson meets Usher. Those performances gave way to his first viral moment when Chris Brown reposted his dance to his Instagram.
“That’s when things started to go to another level,” Warlick said.
After a pivotal conversation at a religious event, he realized that his music, not his dancing, was his true calling. He synthesized his own form of performance art – videos of him sitting in his truck, adding his own rap verses to popular songs such as Justin Bieber’s “Holy”, Roddy Ricch’s “The Box”, ” Memories” by Maroon 5, “Hello” by Adele and “You Say” by Lauren Daigle – all filmed on an iPhone and shared on social media.
With social media as her primary platform, her accounts began to experience organic growth. Warlick began seeing new collaboration opportunities, such as opening for Franklin twice in 2018, and his musical poetry was featured on Granger Smith’s “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads” in 2020.
In August 2020, he signed his first recording contract with RECORDS Nashville/Columbia.
As he pursues his mission of positivity and defies labels, Lathan’s social media shows him in the studio, writing and recording with artists RaeLynn and Hubbard.