L.O.C. (rapper)

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Liam O'Connor
(L.O.C.)
LOC.jpg
L.O.C. performing at Grøn Koncert 2009 in Aalborg, 19 July 2009
Background information
Birth name Liam Nygaard O'Connor
Also known as L.O.C., Mr. Astair, Mr. Jim Beam
Born (1979-07-10) 10 July 1979 (age 35)
Origin Aarhus, Denmark
Genres Hip hop, rap
Occupations Rapper, songwriter
Instruments Vocal
Years active 1997–present
Labels

Virgin Records (2001-2011)

SGMD (2012-present)
Associated acts Selvmord, USO, Marc Johnson, Jokeren, Suspekt
Website www.loc.nu
Members Liam O'Conner
Notable instruments
Vocal

Liam Nygaard O'Connor (born 10 July 1979 in Aarhus, Denmark), better known as L.O.C., is a Danish rapper, songwriter and TV-host. Born to Danish mother Susan Nygaard O'Conner and Irish father Dermot O'Conner. He started his career in 1995 together with Chadi Abdul-Karim (C.A.K.), when they started the group Alzheimer Klinikken. Two years later they released their first demotape "Respekten Stinker" (The Respekt Stinks). L.O.C.'s popularity made his group projekt B.A.N.G.E.R.S rise to quite the recognition in 1999 when they released the EP "V.I.P.". The group projekt consisted of, further than L.O.C., the Danish rappers USO, Marc Johnson and DJ Rescue. L.O.C. also formed the Danish Hip-Hop group F.I.P. in collaboration with Danish produceres Rune Rask and Troo.L.S from Danish rap group Suspekt

L.O.C. quickly gained a greater popularity in 2001 with his debut album "Dominologi". In 2003 L.O.C. released the album "Inkarneret", which went platinum in 2004, with over 60.000 copies sold. His third album, "Cassiopeia", was released in 2005 and amongst other, contained the hit single "Du Gør Mig" (You Make Me). His fourth album "Melankolia / XXX Couture " was released March 17, 2008 and sold over 20.000 copies in the first week.[1] The single "XXX Coture" was made Danish Radio's Program 3 (P3) 'inevitable song of the week' and won the "Album of The Year"-price at The Danish Music Awards in 2009.[2] L.O.C. has with his first four albums sold over 150.000 copies, which makes him the best selling rapper in Denmark.[3] In 2009 L.O.C. formed the group Selvmord in collaboration with the Danish rap group Suspekt. They released their first album with the self title "Selvmord" (Suicide) which became an instant succes and went gold [4] and also contained the hit single "Råbe Under Vand" (Yell Under Water).

L.O.C.'s fifth album "Libertiner" was released in 2011 and won "Danish Urban Realse of The Year" at Danish Music Awards 2011.[5] "Libertiner" was also in the top ten of the most sold albums in Denmark in 2011.[6]

In 2012 L.O.C. created his own record company SGMD, which is an akronym for "SelvGjortMillionærDrøm" (SelfMadeMillionaireDream) [7] and started a cooperative deal with the telecommunications company TDC A/S, which distributed and promoted his sixth album "Prestige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. 1". The album was put up for free download the first five weeks and on was downloaded over 100.000 times on the release date alone.[8] Oktober 1., 2012 L.O.C.'s seventh album, "Prestige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. 2" was released in cooperation with Danish Red Cross whom received all profits from the sales [9]

In 2011 L.O.C. was one of the judges in TV2's addaptation of the music competition Voice. He coached Kim Wagner, who won the contest. He was furthermore also a judge in season two of the same program. Since 2008 L.O.C. has been in a relationship with Danish actor and TV-host Cristiane Schaumburg-Müller[10] and were married on December 22., 2012 at Valdemars Castle in Denmark.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1997: Respekten Stinker (The Respect Stinks) (Alzheimer Klinikken)
  • 1998: Første Træk (First Move) (Alzheimer Klinikken)
  • 1999: V.I.P. Very Important Perker (B.A.N.G.E.R.S.) (Rescue Records)
Solo
Year Album Peak
position
Certification
DAN
[11]
2001 Dominologi
  • Gold
2003 Inkarneret 6
  • Platinum
2005 Cassiopeia 1
  • Platinum
2006 Cassiopeia Limited Edition '
2008 Melankolia/XxxCouture 1
  • Platinum
2011 Libertiner 1
  • Platinum
2012 Prestige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. 1 7
Prestige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. 2 1
  • Gold
2014 Sakrilegium 40
"—" means no official position on the charts.

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2007: Nyt fra Vestfronten (News from the Western Front)
  • 2008: Nyt fra Vestfronten 2
  • 2009: Nyt fra Vestfronten 3

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Certification Album
DK
[11]
2008 "XXXCouture" 1 Melankolia / XXXCouture
"Hvorfor vil du ikk?" 11
"Superbia" 15
2011 "Ung for evigt" 2 Libertiner
"Libertiner" (feat. Johan Olsen) 23
"Momentet" (feat. U$O) 3
"Langt ude" 22
2012 "Noget dumt" 3 Prestige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. 1
2012 "Helt min egen" 1 Prestige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. 2
2014 "Marquis" 1 TBA
featured in
Year Song Peak Certification Album
DK
2007 "Hospital" (Nephew feat. L.O.C.) 1
2009 "Kun for dig" (Medina feat. L.O.C.) 1
2014 "Karma" (Burhan G feat. L.O.C.) 2

Videography[edit]

  • 2002: "Drik Din Hjerne Ud" (Drink Your Brains Out)
  • 2002: "Absinthe"
  • 2003: "Pop Det Du Har" (Pop What You Got)
  • 2003: "Undskyld" (Sorry) [12]
  • 2004: "Hvem" (Who)
  • 2005: "Frk. Escobar" (Miss Escobar) [13]
  • 2005: "De Sidste Tider" (The Last Times) [14]
  • 2005: "Du Gør Mig..." (You Make Me...) [15]
  • 2008: "XXXCouture" [16]
  • 2008: "Hvorfor vil du ikk'" (Why Won't You) [17]
  • 2008: "Superbia" feat. Simon Kvamm [18]
  • 2008: "Bare en Pige" (Just a Girl)
  • 2011: "Ung For Evigt" (Young Forever) [19]
  • 2011: "Langt Ude"
  • 2012: "Jeg er Judas" feat. Gigolo Jesus
  • 2012: "Skyd Mig Ned"
  • 2012: "Helt Min Egen"
Collaborations
  • 2003: "Skudtæt" by Suspekt and L.O.C.(Bulletproof) [20]
  • 2005: "Få Din Flaske På" by L.O.C. feat. Suspekt (Get Your Bottle On)
  • 2006: "Gravøl" by Jokeren feat. L.O.C. and Niarn [21]
  • 2007: "Ingen Diskussion" by U$O feat. L.O.C. and Johnson (No Discussion) [22]
  • 2007: "Hospital" by Nephew feat. L.O.C.[23]
  • 2009: "Råbe Under Vand" - Selvmord [24]
  • 2009: "OK" - Selvmord [25]
  • 2011: "Momentet" - L.O.C. feat. U$O

Filmography[edit]

  • 2004: V/A - Danske Videoer Dér
  • 2004: Ingen Slukker The Stars DVD - Suspekt
  • 2005: 5 År Og Like Langt DVD -Tungtvann
  • 2006: Antihelt Limited Edition DVD Niarn
  • 2007: 07.07.07 Nephew
  • 2008: XxxManilla - L.O.C.
  • 2008: Prima Nocte Suspekt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dansk Rapper På Toppen" (in Danish). Jyllands Posten. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  2. ^ "L.O.C. og Sommer hyldet ved DMA" (in Danish). TV2. 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  3. ^ "L.O.C. scorer platin". kpn.dk. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Selvmord på turné" (in Danish). The Voice. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  5. ^ "Agnes Obel blev årtes Miss DMA" (in Danish). BT. 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Hitlisten.NU 2011" (in Danish). Hitlisten.NU. 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  7. ^ "L.O.C. - Folk Vil Have Skandale" (in Danish). blog.wimp.dk. 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  8. ^ "L.O.C. slår rekord med nyt albumm" (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet. 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  9. ^ "Tro, Håb & Grådighed" (in Danish). Berlinske Tidende. 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  10. ^ "De Fandt Kærligheden i 2008" (in Danish). TV2 Denmark. 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  11. ^ a b "danishcharts.com - Discography L.O.C.". Hitlisten. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ "L.O.C. - Frk. Escobar". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  14. ^ "L.O.C. - De Sidste Tider". YouTube. 2006-11-25. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  15. ^ "L.O.C "Du gør mig"". YouTube. 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  16. ^ djandrew1337. "L.O.C. - xxx couture (Musikvideo)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  17. ^ "L.O.C - Hvorfor Vil Du Ikk (Musik Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  18. ^ LOCDK. "L.O.C. - Superbia feat. Simon Kvamm Musikvideo". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  19. ^ "L.O.C. 'Ung For Evigt'. (music video)". YouTube. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  20. ^ "Suspekt & L.O.C. - Skudtaet". YouTube. 2006-08-02. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  21. ^ "Gravøl". YouTube. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  22. ^ udollar (2007-06-18). "Uso feat. L.O.C. & Johnson "Ingen Diskussion"". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  23. ^ "Nephew feat. L.O.C - Hospital". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  24. ^ "Selvmord - Råbe Under Vand". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  25. ^ "Selvmord - OK (Officiel Video)". YouTube. 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 

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