Craig “KLC” Lawson (born July 15, 1969), is a RapMusic producer from the 3rdWard of NewOrleans, Louisiana. He found fame as a founding member of NoLimitRecords’ Legendary MultiPlatinum in-house production team, BeatsByThePound.
KLC The Drum Major has worked with numerous recording artists and is credited for having discovered several prominent rappers, including 504Fiend, Mystikal, & SouljahSlim
After leaving No Limit Records, KLC, along with fellow producers themobdick, craigb808, & itsodell formed a new production team called The Medicine Men. operating under the company name Overdose Entertainment. As a member of TheMedicine Men, KLC continued to produce not only for former No Limit Records labelmates such as Fiend and Mystikal, but other rap stars such as T.I. and Ludacris.
From 1988 to present, KLC is credited (solo and with other members of Beats By The Pound) on close to 300 studio recordings covering over 100 studio albums. Lawson’s RIAA accolades include eighteen gold albums, twelve platinum albums, four double-platinum albums, two triple-platinum albums, and one quadruple-platinum album as well as two gold singles, two platinum singles and one double-platinum single. Lawson has two Grammy nominations, both at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album (Word of Mouf by Ludacris and Tarantula by Mystikal) and two BMI Awards – one for the hit single Move Bitch (by Ludacris) and one for the associated album Word of Mouf.
Most Notable Songs produced by KLC: “Bout It, Bout It” (featuring Mia X)
by TRU “You Got It” (featuring 6 Shot)
by Magnolia Slim “Bout It, Bout It II” (featuring Mia X)
by Master P “No Limit Soldiers” (featuring Mia X)
TRU “Swamp Nigga”
by TRU “Freak Hoes” (featuring Mia X)
by Ludacris “It’s Ya Dog”
by 6 Shot