Hip Hop – Soul Artist | Media Personality | @LaToriamusic
LaToria is an emcee from Dallas, Texas that has loved hip-hop her whole life. She was influenced to legends such as Queen Latifah, Da Brat, Eve, MC Lyte and Lauryn Hill. Those influences are very prevalent in her music, because LaToria has bars. Her strong wordplay and versatility stand out. However, it is her delivery that is most memorable. Her aggressive delivery is alluring, as it draws you in and brings you back to her records. LaToria is polished and confident behind the mic, and she has presence and talent for days.
For an artist that has been at the forefront of the genre, LaToria has quite the resume. In 2007 she won her first award in Dallas for ‘Best Christian Female Emcee.’ That was followed up in 2013 with winning the ‘Best Overall Songwriter’ Award at the AMTC Shine Conference, and being nominated in 2016 by the Kingdom Choice Awards for ‘Best Female Rap Minister.’ She has also been featured in several magazines, with the most notable feature being The Source (twice), Honey B Natural Magazine, Elisia Magazine, and Rep Da King Magazine.
On top of all of that, LaToria has shared the stage or been a part of the same event with some of the biggest names in Christian music. That list includes Tye Tribbett, Flame, Jeremy Camp, Corey Paul, Reconcile, Natalie Lauren, Trip Lee, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., The Ambassador, Alex Faith, Ellie Holcomb, FLAME, Derek Minor, Canton Jones and Lecrae. When it comes to collaborations, LaToria has collaborated with Eshon Burgundy’s video production, Good Look Films, Dru Bex, Erica Mason, J. Paul, On Beat Music, Tj Pompeo, Sean C. Johnson, and BrvndonP. She has also toured nationally and internationally, and been featured on French Caribbean Gospel singer Jessica Dorsey’s album, Feedback.
In 2011 LaToria release her project, Ao1 EP, and in 2014 here single, “Loose”, was selected to be included on the Christian Hip-hop Compilation album distributed worldwide through Capitol Christian Music Group. Later that fall, she released her album, The Long Walk Vol. 1.
Along with music, LaToria has been involved in her local community and Church by doing speaking engagements for Detention Centers, FCA, mentoring programs, and schools. LaToria’s impact is also felt within the Church, as she has lead worship at her local Church and helped initiate the first Hip-Hop program for the youth of the Potter’s House in Dallas.
LaToria is a certified vet in CHH and has been putting in work for 12 years, with a resume that a lot of artists would dream of. She is set to release her next project, The Long Walk Vol. 2: Shadow of a Doubt, this Fall.