The Kid Laroi, real name Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, was born in Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia, on August 17, 2003. Since 2015, the Australian rapper and singer has been releasing music that is a distinct blend of rap, pop, trap, emo, and other genres.
He first got involved in the music scene when he became friends with the since-departed rapper Juice Wrld, who met Charlton while touring in Australia. He’s worked with other artists like YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Cole Bennett.
At a young age, Charlton started rapping, inspired by the music shown to him by his mom. He grew up listening to Fugees, Tupac, and other hip-hop greats and first began to rap at just 13 years old. He began posting his music on SoundCloud. By the time Howard was 15, he’d signed a deal with Columbia Records and Grade A Productions. Since then, he’s become a household name thanks to hits like “Let Her Go,” “Without You,” and “Stay.” His style has been compared to Lil Peep and even Post Malone.
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