Born January 15, 1988, Miss L, Lauren Jeanine Bartholomew, has made music the center of her life. The self critically acclaimed female rapper/artist has a very rounded background in music unlike many of the female rappers in the industry today. Her musical background is much more than the rhymes she writes and the beats she matches her cipher to.
Brooklyn born and West Indian bread, she moved to the Bronx at the age of six. It was on these streets that she adopted her love for hip hop as well as reggae music. She attended M.S180 School for the performing arts where she learned how to read music and play the alto-saxophone. She also attended Lehman High School in the Bronx for one year.
In August of 2003, Miss L relocated to the south which was a culture shock for her. Not wanting to be away from her hometown, it was hard for her to adapt to the slow ways of the southern life. She attended Southwest Dekalb High School where she played basketball and became a member of the largest and most acclaimed band in Atlanta; The Southwest Dekalb Marching Panthers (band in the 2002 movie Drumline). Between the years of 2003-2005, Miss L’s musical skills became greater and she began to advance to higher levels of her musicianship.
Recording her first single “Haters” In April of 2005, she began to take her music to another level. She is currently working with BluSmoke Productions, lead by her brother, Leslie “BluSmoke” Bartholomew, aspiring engineer/songwriter/producer/rapper.
Miss L’s influences are Biggie, Jay Z, MC Lyte, Jadakiss, Cassidy, Eminem, Lil’ Wayne and many others that support her image, style, and unique swagger. Miss L is unique compared to the female rappers of today because of her delivery, diction, and the consciousness of her lyrics. She is ready to show the music world something they are not used to hearing. Her music will change the game!!!