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Lamon Chapman, a Grammy-nominated Record Producer, lives based out of Colombia . He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Primeros 5 Holdings, an investment firm in Medellin, Colombia that simultaneously focuses on entertainment, technology, and tourism projects. In 2013, he moved to Medellin after previously living in Los Angeles, California. Lamon recognized the growing trend of Latin Urban music that was undeniably coming out of Colombia.
As a Record Producer, “King Lamon” received his Grammy nomination in 2016 for his contributions to Levantate by Explosion Negra. To be sure, Lamon has been recognized for his ability to incorporate various elements of R&B and Hip Hop with Latin music. Without a doubt, King Lamon credits growing up in Connecticut and New York for his ability to pull elements from different genres. In 2020, Lamon represented the city of Medellin in the Music Cities Awards. Subsequently, Medellin received the Best Cities Initiative to Directly Support Musicians’ award for Ruta Medellin Me Cuida. This program was a traveling stage designed specifically to economically reactivate the city’s artistic and cultural sector in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Before devoting his work full time to Primeros 5, Lamon was employed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of EAFT as an English Instructor. He was especially focused on giving lectures about cultural awareness. Over a span of four years, he successfully taught over 1,200 students on cultural awareness, with attention to sensitivity.
Lamon worked previously as the Publications Editor at the University of Antioquia in the Technology Department. Lamon published five papers in the International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology (IJWET) during his time there.
In his free time, Lamon especially enjoys teaching his nieces Spanish, reading, and studying world history.