We all want to leave something behind. We want a legacy, something that endures beyond us. We yearn to create something that will last. From the time LA FLAME (AKA “Kon”) discovered music, he knew exactly what he wanted his legacy to be. LA FLAME’s passion for rhythm began when he developed an interest in percussion. “I’ve been in a band since the second grade,” said LA FLAME, “and I started playing drums in high school.”
LA FLAME established his own record label, Amschel Records, and officially began his production career in 2001. “There was a relative of mine who would cry ‘woo,’” LA FLAME explained. “That stuck with me, so I wanted to call the label that.” In his production style, LA FLAME is a zealous devotee of Reggaeton, Trap, and Trap Soul music. Or as LA FLAME himself put it, “I am the original founder of Trap and Trap Soul Music.”
LA FLAME’s previous work includes producing early tracks for Chris Brown. “I was there when he [Brown] and T-Pain signed their deals with Jive Records.” FLAME said he has also written and produced for artists like Jagged Edge, The Weeknd, Trey Songz, Bryson Tiller, and Lil Baby. “I first met The Weeknd at Lancaster City College in 2012,” LA FLAME remembered. “That’s before he blew up.”
But LA FLAMES’s artistic repertoire isn’t just limited to the recording console. “When you listen to those background vocals on some of H.E.R.’s tracks,” FLAME recalled, “that’s me singing those background vocals.” Spotify users can find a complete list of LA FLAME’s discography via the “Amschel’s Hits” playlist.
His latest track, “Trappin Finessin,” features LA FLAME on the vocals. “Trappin Finessin” is a Trap Soul fan’s fantasy made into reality. It has a mellow, dreamy air that sets the listener at ease while LA FLAME provide somber, echo-laden verses.
“Trappin Finessin” is the beginning of a new era for LA FLAMES’s career. DRAKE lent his vocal musings to an additional LA FLAME-produced song called, “USUALLY.” LA FLAME said he has tracks in the works featuring the likes of Jacquees, Ella Mai and Summer Walker. Furthermore, he is always seeking artists to work with. Whether they are rising stars or veteran acts, LA FLAME is interested. “I’m currently looking for artists to work with,” said FLAME. “I have a ton of beats.
“Trappin Finessin” will be available across all streaming platforms on SEPT 17.