New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Block Starz Music)
Block Starz Music
recording artist Lega-C, who burst onto the independent music scene in 2011, is turning out to be one of the hardest working new artists on the underground and will now be joining Block Starz affiliate Machine Gun Kelly
on March 26th at Cain's Ballroom (Tulsa, OK) as an opener for Tech N9ne
on the Hostile Takeover Tour 2012. The announcement caps off a whirlwind six months for the 25-year-old Youtube sensation, who caught the eye of Strange Music
with her remix of Tech N9ne's "Worldwide Choppers" back in January. The evening's lineup will also include Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak, and Stevie Stone. Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.
(b. 1986), better known by her stage name Lega-C, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is known for her viral Youtube video "White Girl Raps Fast" (2011) and her remixes of "She Will
" by Lil Wayne
and "Worldwide Choppers" by Tech N9ne
from her mixtape Who Got Tha Heater (2011).
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, McLean
moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma when she was five. McLean's parents were children's church pastors at Faith Christian Fellowship (FCF) located in the predominately black North Side of Tulsa and threw Friday night parties at a community recreational center to give at-risk kids a place to go other than the streets. Immersed in black culture, McLean
wrote and performed her first rap at age ten during a church talent show.
While in middle school, McLean
learned to play piano by ear, but by her senior year of high school, she was being regularly suspended for fighting and later found out she was pregnant. After graduation, she was arrested for stealing and identity theft and was incarcerated while pregnant. McLean
was released from jail shortly before giving birth to a daughter and began selling drugs to support herself and the child. Her self-produced independent album Underestimated (2006) sold 5000 copies and led to a brief affiliation with Swisha House. During this time, she opened shows for various major label recording artists, including Fergie, Paul Wall, Akon, Too $hort, Afroman, and Nappy Roots.
McLean's relationship with her boyfriend turned violent in 2008, leading to an armed standoff with police after which he was incarcerated and McLean
fled to Seattle to hide out with friends, leaving her daughter with her mother in Tulsa and during which time she stopped writing and recording music. McLean
would resurface in 2010 on the pop/rock single "Spain" with producer Mark Bryan, which received modest radio play in various markets. After parting ways with Bryan, McLean
recorded and uploaded the viral video "White Girl Raps Fast" in June of 2011, which became an instant hit, generating hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube and WorldStarHipHop.
was brought to the attention of German-American digital imprint Block Starz Music
by a fan who submitted her video to the music company's website. "Honestly, we we're expecting it to be nonsense," said Peppy Johnson, Block Starz Vice President of A&R. "But from the moment she started rapping, her skill and talent level were undeniable. We believe, with a strong team around her, she has enormous commercial potential." She announced her official signing to the label September
1, 2011 during a live Ustream interview and performance on Zedalza New York.
In a statement released through her label in December 2011, Lega-C confirmed the existence of a pornographic home video and pictures taken by her abusive ex-boyfriend.
Download Lega-C's free mixtape Who Got Tha Heater
Download: "White Girl Raps Fast" - Lega-C