Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Lawrence Matthews III aka Don Lifted came from a family who encouraged him to be an artist from a young age. His wide range of childhood influences manifested themselves into his musical and visual art pursuits. After experimenting with different styles and genres, Matthews came into his own creating work which ranges from music and film to all encompassing performance-centered art installations. His musical style incorporates hip hop, alternative rock, and electronic music resulting in emotionally vulnerable storytelling and eclectic production. In 2017, Don started his own label “Stonington Drive Records,” under which he will release future projects. His new album “Alero” is out now and stands as one of the most important and brave hip-hop albums to come out of Memphis in years.