You Are Like Diamonds
LaShaj was born in Gary, Indiana and raised in Dallas, Texas. There he was surrounded by people that were very influential in the music industry, such as his cousins Robert (GOODIE) Whitfield. Robert Whitfield inspired him so much as a kid to learn how to become a musician and composer. Along with the entire Whitfield Family, such as his brother Donald, his sisters Deborah & Karen and especially his Uncle Danny Whitfield. Growing up in a city like Dallas, There were other influential artists in the area, such as Johnny Taylor, Phyllis Hyman, and Willie Hutch. Other mentors outside 'Big D' were people like Al Green, The Gap Band, Ronnie Laws, Debbie Laws, Leon Russell, Norman Connors, DJ Rogers, Stevie Wonder and many others that gave him the inspiration for his calling in life. For over 16 years, he has dedicated so much of his life to succeed in such a demanding business. And as they say, 'There is light at the end of the tunnel'. So listen up you all,here is the CD: (You Are Like Diamonds) LaShaj started off playing with his own band LaShaj and the Midnight Jamming Band at the age of 24. Prior to then, he taught himself how to play several different instruments. And along the way became a singer/songwriter. He later became a producer, composer, and music arranger for many local artists in Dallas, he has written for some abroad, and also some within the Midwest region. So LaShaj feels as though this is his time to break out with his own new material and to let the world hear his sounds and his thoughts from his heart, soul, and mind.....Buckle up and get ready for the ride!!...............his music is a smooth sound that will make you want more so lay back enjoy.....