Name: Carlos Foster AKA LOS, L.O.$., LO$IANO or DAYTON I am the label CEO and also a producer, engineer and artists. I would say that my rap style is half positive and half negative. I can rap fast and rap slow. Though I am from Dayton, I have stayed in FL, CA, GA and Chi-town so I have a blended accent that allows me to make words rhyme that other artist can't offer. I have sold over 10,000 CD's over 20 states and saved enough money to build my own record label which has 3 studios, 60 + artists and 20+ producers. I have self produced 7 solo albums and currently have access to over 700 beats. I am an excellent businessman who networks like and expert. I'm a middleman working on creating a perfect balance between Corporate American business and everyday $treet Hustlers. I have the ability to mix, master, create beats, play the piano, write, ghost write, freestyle (without cursing) recite, perform, DJ, promote, design album covers, web site design, burn 100 CDs in an hour, programs, flyers, business cards, get you personalized ring-tones of your album, etc...in short I am a walking record label and an enterprising entrepreneur! We are currently working under the name THE MID-WE$T CONNECTION AND Legal Dope Records! I provide so much more than listed holla at me 937-718-4558! LO$ THE MID-WE$T CONNECTION My fan base is in OH, KY, IL, IN, AL, CA, NY, NJ, GA, MS, TX, OK, MI, PA, VA, WV, SC, NC, TN, FL, Brittan, Australia, Japan, Jamaica and several parts of Africa! I target everyone as my fan this includes men, women, boys, girls, the young, the old and every race in the world. I've been an ASCAP member since 04 and still receive royalties (LOOK ME UP ascap.com) Midwest Connection is an organization created by young entrepreneurs pursuing the empowerment of unity within the business market. We want to efficiently and effectively provide multiple quality services to the community. This is the a sort of greatest hits album, every song on this CD has already been voted to be on this CD by over 500 people. I am the voice of many! Song Themes: 1. WE FINALLY MADE IT This is a Hip-Hip Spiritual, the first verse is speaking for those that are overworked and underpaid. The 2nd verse is reminding people to look to GOD for problems that many can't help you with! The 3rd verse explains that I have been making music for years without getting paid. So I would "Do it for the Love and I would do it for Life!" "And I'm so glad we finally made it" 2. WHERE YOU FROM This is really just a skit, I tried to change my style and delivery for this one. I am taking you to exactly where I am from, hopefully it reminds you of where you're from or if not, then welcome to my hood. 3. IN THE JUNGLE$ I tried to use animal names with urban and current terminology. I always try different concepts so that most of my fans expect me to say something extraordinary but it still always be tight! 4. HOLIDAY This song concept was focused around the beat. I needed how we celebrate the holidays in my community and I tried to say the Holidays in order. Overall it's a classic. 5. TO THE WOMEN This song is a throwback, but it still sounds nice. I am paying homage to women, I believe they are the best thing on the planet. What would the world be like without women. I am so glad that each and every one of you are here. 6. A LOVE $ONG This song just tells tales of love, true stories of love lives. Hopefully you can relate. 7. IN GANG$TA DIARIE$ If you knew a gangster and he could rap and he wrote in a diary, if you were to open his diary and read a page of it, it would sound similar to this. This is like a day in the life of LO$IANO. My alter ego that expects to live life to the fullest. 8. THE $ OF FREEDOM This is song was inspired by the Hurricane Katrina Special on BET. I felt like I needed to say something about the injustices that constantly surround our cultures and society everyday. We still have a long way to go as a country and as a people. 9. TURN IT UP This is a clubbing, riding or just chilling song. This was a pretty cool beat and if makes you want to move and have a good time, so I say turn it up. 10. IN THE DOJO This is song for very loud sound systems. The bass is ridiculous. The concept was to represent where we were from and what we were about. A Detroit, West Virginia and Dayton collaboration. 11. $OMETHING FROM NOTHING This is a song that is meant to inspire people in the community that we need a change in the way that we view and do things. I am serious on this song and speaking the truth from the heart. People respect this style and say I should continue to make these sorts of songs. 12. DAYTON 2 DAYTONA This is my East Coast flow to show off my lyricism. This is basically a well recorded freestyle. Punch lines and meta-5's. (like metaphors) "Who got mo cheddar than us, we only use bills that pass the pen test and they lift the register up". "But you ain't goin ever give up in this paper chase, while my PaperMate makes me and the paper mate at a greater pace than what you haters race." 13. 4 X-AMPLE This is my Down South Lyrical flow to show my versatility. "I rip like Bruce Bruce wearin' small Spandex. I hit the Fruit in loops, even Toucan Sam's Vexed. Even though yo girl's ass looks like 2 vans wrecked, in some states it's called sodomy how you and your hand sexed!" Shit talking. 14. LOOK AT ME (FAM) Our song to ride around flossing and looking extremely fly. This song is to cater to your ego. The beat sounds great in the club and it'll bring in the arrogance in you. This has spread like wild fire through the Mid-West and now you know. 15. NOTEBOOK$ 2 KNOT$ This song is a recorded transition of my positive Hip-Hop side and my Gangster Rapper side. Could be viewed as a angel and demon from the lyrics. I change into the demon at the end. 16. GOTTA $TAY FRE$H A song with my younger artists THE HIT MEN feat. D-NELL and MARKY B. D-NELL is my younger brother who I taught how to make beats. They came up with the concept of being fresh everyday. They are in high school. 17. THE NEW KING$ I tried to change my beat style on this one and I brought some of my East Coast artist called the HIT $QUAD. LOUD MOUTH, DE$ERT HEAT from Baltimore, MA and BUCKET$ who is from Queens, NY. They guaranteed me that this would rock on the East. 18. WHO $HOT MR. BURN$ This song was inspired by America's longest running cartoon that suits all ages. I just wanted you all to picture what I would be like by picturing me interacting with many characters from the show. This song originally started out as a freestyle, I just extended the story with some written around the end. I create the beat also with my man JUICE from outta control productions. Hope you enjoy.