The crowd rose from its seats this spring as the beat dropped and Clark D burst on stage.
Clark “Clark D” Lacossade is a 17-year-old rapper from Boston Latin Academy who traces his budding career back to several years ago when his ELA teacher assigned a creative assignment involving complex sentences.
Clark D produced a poem and recited it to a composed beat.
“I felt like a king,” he says.
Now he’s hitting major venues like the Middle East Downstairs.
Inspired by J. Cole, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and others, Clark D says he tries to set himself apart by rapping, producing, and engineering his own music while writing lyrics that express the drive and determination to become successful.
In 10 years, he says, “I imagine myself being an international superstar, entrepreneur, humanitarian…[and], most of all, very happy.”