Lavar Sheppard’s musical career began when he was just 8 years old. He played the trombone for a 500 piece church marching band. From this age, he learned to read sheet music and was an active participant in band throughout his scholastic years. About age 14, Lavar discovered his ability to sing and was chosen to sing lead in a gospel group. The group practiced in the halls of the High School and was overheard by the chorus director. All four group members were asked to join the chorus to sing bass, which displays Lavar’s vocal range. Lavar was an active participant in chorus in his scholastic years as well.
In 1999, Lavar enlisted in the Air force, but would continue to exercise his passion for music. He played trombone in the Air Force Drum and Bugle Core. Lavar also sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at an African American Heritage banquet, aiding in earning him a 3rd stripe 6 months early! Lavar would also go on to earn Associates’ Degrees in Avionics and Education & Training Management. He also earned his Bachelors’ Degree in Business Management. Now having the tools of education, singing, playing brass instruments, and reading sheet music gave him the ability to produce music and take his music career to the next level. Lavar now began his career in music production, recording, and audio engineering.
Lavar Sheppard’s music production / audio engineering creates hits and has super-charged the careers of many underground artists such as Garcia Vega, 1 Mil, Conflict, D Jon, Ms. Ty and Mista Blaze, just to name a few. Lavar works to have no music production limitation and his production talent often crosses over to reach many genres. Lavar still sings and creates hits in the vocal booth as an R&B singer/songwriter. Lavar has released multiple solo albums and has been featured on various mixtapes. Hits like “I’m Ready” and “It Don’t Matter”, have set the streets and the internet radio waves on fire. Lavar wanted to further his education of the music industry and earned a certificate in Music Business and Technology.
Lavar Sheppards’ entertainment label (Black Sphere Productions) has a major distribution deal through Brooklyn West Records / Universal Music Group. Lavar’s talent, persistence, and versatility have truly made him an icon in the music industry. “Put God first…and everything else will fall into place. “Stay humble…never forget where your success comes from” describes his view of life and his state of mind. Lavar Sheppard will always be a production trend-setter in the music industry