Byron Harris, Lil B Man, began his musical career as a member of the group, Paper Chaserz, who had the song “Franky.” When the group parted, he looked for an opportunity to showcase his vocal talent. Lil B Man launched his solo career with the street single, “Dopeboy Fresh,” which became a catchy tune around the city and helped Lil B Man get his buzz and his name began to ring bells in the streets of Dallas.
Many describe Lil B Man having a little body but with a voice of a giant, similar to Yo Gotti and Young Jeezy with the Dallas roots of artist like Gator Main, Big Chief, Pookey and Lucci and many more that you may know of. He raps about real life stories and things people can relate to.
His illustrious career included a stint with Sko N Go Muzic, which resulted in his mix tape “Itz Lil B Man” dropped late December 2010, which has over 3000 downloads on datpiff.com. Out of this production also came the video to the song “Dopeboy Fresh” which was released on world star hip-hop. Then came his mix tape “Trunk MuSiC,” also available on datpiff.
Early 2012 Itz Lil B Man decided to break off on his own and began FLYY GUUY ENT where he dropped the single “Whole Lotta Ass” late 2012 early 2013 and released the video on WSHH once again. While the song was gravitating the surfaces of Dallas streets and clubs he also released another mix tape called “Itz Lil B Man Vol 2 #IJWBD” on 03/13/2013.
In 2014 Lil B continued to stay consistent throughout the year by releasing not one but two mix tapes, “No Remorse in April and ‘Lil B Manson” on Dec 14th to end the year right. In April of 2015 Lil B released his mixtape titled “Stay Down” which received good feedback from bloggers, and the streets. He then founded and created www.itzlilbman.com to further his brand. Unfortunately this would be his last mixtape in his hometown Dallas, Tx. Lil B and his manager decided to take their talents elsewhere to expand their networking. Lil B now resides in Atlanta, Georgia pursing his music career.
Lil B Man is continuing to find opportunities to display his musical talents, looking for more national exposure. Lil B Man plans on increasing his fan base by a work ethic that consists of consistency, determination, and passion like none other.
IAA Industry News: What city and state are you from?
Lil B Man: I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.
IAA Industry News: What is your music background?
Lil B Man: I’ve been doing music since about 2005, I began and learned how to understand music and its content in high school at Lancaster High. Learning how to produce music vocally and what it consists of by 10th grade, I further pursued music in many ways. I started my music career with a group called “Paper Chaserz” we were known for the sensation song “Franky”, which was popular song in 2010, but after the group parted ways at the end of 2010, I then began taking my solo music career seriously by believing in the craft within myself. Especially when I began to get fans and support from all of my peers. I’ve been a solo artist for about 5 years now.
IAA Industry News: What are your songs about?
Lil B Man: The majority of my music is about everyday life. The good, the bad, the ugly, and funny; I lay it all out into my music. The way I start off a song is depending on my mood unless I’m featuring on someone else song. My music is very inspirational and motivational. I feel like the most important trait about me as an artist is my ability to tell my own story. I am able to paint pictures and help others to relate. I feel like the thing that makes my music significant is that I am able to describe life from my own point of view. I take pride in being very authentic. I also can make songs for the club and any other atmosphere where music is needed; but overall I just enjoy making music with substance a little more because you can’t club 24/7 and everything isn’t always what some songs are to be. I feel like my music helps people get through everyday life, and inspires them to be great and to chase their dream no matter what.
IAA Industry News: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
Lil B Man: My favorite song to perform is my song entitled “Stay Down”. I like performing it because it gives me the opportunity to display the passion I used to create it. It has the most meaning to me because it sums up of some of the things I have been going through. I believe when I perform “Stay Down”, the audience gets the chance to actually feel what I’ve been through on my journey: “ I was down and on my a** them h**s treated me like trash n***a! I just had to Stay Down”.
IAA Industry News: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
Lil B Man: What has surprised me the most in my pursuit of a career in music is how challenging it actually is to reach the top. It’s never about just talent or the music or the look , it’s always about what I’m willing to risk and sacrifice to make it happen. Most people view music as an easy way out. They don’t realize all of the trials and tribulations you face on your road to success. They don’t understand how much you actually have to invest, and they don’t understand how time consuming this business actually is. I realized that you really have to love the music with a passion and from the heart because you will get more than enough reasons to walk away.
IAA Industry News: Who are your musical influences?
Lil B Man: My music influences are artist like Tupac, Juvenile, Young Jeezy, Jay Z, Scarface, and Pimp C. Mainly artist that tell stories and are able to paint that picture for you in each song where you can visualize what they are rapping about.
IAA Industry News: How would you describe your music to people?
Lil B Man: This is music that can turn your negative day into a positive one. This is music that will motivate you to keep pushing no matter what obstacles are thrown your way. This is music that can change your life; I know because it changed mine. I’ve been through a lot, and I just want the opportunity to share my music with the world because I know there are plenty of people that can relate to what I have to say and what I have been through.
IAA Industry News: What makes you stand out from other artists?
Lil B Man: I have a very unique voice. It’s very different. I’m very passionate, and I’m actually hungry. You can hear it in the music; you can hear it in my voice , on my interviews, and through my daily conversations. It’s all I ever talk about. I have always been willing to put my last into myself, whether I was making money back or not just to continue to live within my dream. I’m not the type of artist that’s into following trends; I would rather create them or set my own. Most importantly, my music is 100% authentic! You don’t get that a lot in today’s world of hip hop and rap.
IAA Industry News: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
Lil B Man: I would like to hear artist make music that actually serves a purpose. I would like to hear music that has a meaning. I feel like the rap music being put out is very watered down. We haven’t had any new artist to come in the rap game that has had some longevity in the last couple of years. I would like to see some artist become legends instead of famous for the moment.
IAA Industry News: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently
Lil B Man: I actually just dropped a project entitled “Stay Down” so I’m still focusing on pushing this one. You can check it out on itzlilbman.com. I’m actually also getting ready to release a new single called “Trap Sum Mo”, in the near future so be on the lookout for that one.
IAA Industry News: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Lil B Man: My goal is to be the greatest of all time. I don’t set out to be great in one area. I want to be the greatest all around artist. I want to be the best at marketing and branding. I want to work with the best producers. When I’m able to start my own label I want to have the best up and coming artist under my label. In the next ten years, I see myself as a business man still investing my money as I do now just on a larger scale: having my own label , marketing and promotion, branding, producers and management teams. I would love to franchise some of the greatest restaurants and create opportunity for things people will always need in the world .
IAA Industry News: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
Lil B Man: It’s very simple. All you have to do is visit itzlilbman.com. You can follow me on Twitter @itzlilbman. You can also follow me on Instagram @itzlilbman. You can search “itz lil b man” or “itzlilbman” on Youtube. I also have music on livemixtapes, datpiff, soundcloud, audiomack, reverberation, iTunes, Amazon, Google play and various other outlets.
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