"I'm just a man with a vision and a voice" - Lack of Flaws
Lack of Flaws has proven that handwork pays. And it pays well. The Detroit Rapper/Exec has started his own company Chart Vision and overcome overwhelming odds to stake his calm on today's music scene.
Born in 1987 and raised on Detroit's westside in a duplex apartment with his mother, who raised him after his father left home. Lack of Flaws fondly recalls his mother playing music on Saturday mornings while he cleaned and completed his chores. Everything from Rick James, Slick Rick, Elton John, Earth Wind and Fire were constant fixtures and laid a musical foundation that Lack of Flaws calls "Groundbreaking".
Starting out in a rap group with his best friend "Dizzy", Da Blockburnaz would start writing 2-3 songs a day. The duo would run up phone bills calling major labels and rapping verses on A&R executives voicemails. During High School, in between street hustling, Lack of Flaws would battle during lunch and after school amongst friends and enemies alike garnering him a reputation for tongue twisting lyrics and complex delivery. Da Blockburnaz started reaching out to the top producers in the area to begin recording their debut project putting Lack of Flaws squarely in the middle of the creative community within Detroit.
Realizing that he had real talent, Lack of Flaws stopped dealing drugs after a neighbor informed his mother of his activities and in mid 2005 met producer/songwriter IsVintage. Is' gritty production fit right at home with the sound the duo was looking for. IsVintage would go on to produce several records for the group including "Hurts So Bad" which gained some local success. The group would later disband but remain friends.
Lack of Flaws continued his pursuit to be the best rapper ever. He moved to Minnesota to attend a music school so that he could better understand the music business, but shortly before leaving for school his mother was diagnosed with cancer. Pushed into leaving home by his mother in spite of her condition, Lack of Flaws tested out of 70% of his classes, Executive Produced and recorded 2 songs for the school's Holiday Album. The album was sold in Macy's and other outlets in the Saint Paul/Minneapolis area. The popularity of his song "Whatever The Name Is" would lead to a performance at The Mall of America in 2007.
Next he turned his sights on Los Angeles moving their in the winter of 2008. Taking a job within the music industry to try and crack the tight A&R world. Who knew that the position would lead Lack of Flaws to interact with the highest creative executives in the industry. During this time Lack of Flaws would begin providing A&R support for various artists/producers looking for opportunities within the music business. In 2009 Lack of Flaws started Chart Vision with his business partner Kevin Nelson and set out on to release a mix tape immediately. However his perfectionist nature showed up. Completing the tape within 2 days, he then refused to release it for creative reasons.
In 2010, Lack of Flaws released a tribute song called "Return of the B-Boy" to commemorate the 15 Year Anniversary of "Ready to Die" by The Notorious BIG through an exclusive partnership with Amazon. In 2012 a promo single "Right Now" peaked at number 87 on the urban charts.
Lack of Flaws is currently recording his debut album. No name for the project has been released. The album is said to be mostly produced by in-house producers Trixx, Diveno and French Connect. #CtheVision