Lamar D. Howell Sr. was born November 23, 1976 in Harlem Hospital, oldest child of Patricia Howell and Guy Lee.
Lamar is an Honorable Army National Guard Military Veteran with over 20 Years of Computer Technical work experience in Multimedia Design within the music industry. Produced DVD‘s amounting to over 1 million units sold globally. Extensive editing, graphics and photography.
Lamar grew up in a family that loved entertainment in the arts. He entered entertainment at an early age, after being influenced by family members. His Uncle Melvin Howell, a DJ named Melo Mel, was a part of the Hip Hop Music creation time and era and is still in the business as a host/promoter. His Uncle Michael Howell was a break dancer a part of the famous Beat Street Crew and a graffiti artist. His God Uncle Tori Ablack aka TOXIC is a designer and a historic graffiti artist currently showcasing his work in France. His Step-father Julius Drain, DJ JD Hollywood, is the cousin of famous comedians Eddie Murphy and Charlie Murphy. Lamar decided this was the life for him after visiting Bubble Hill and meeting Eddie and his mother at a 4th of July family function. Eddie told Lamar’s mother that he grew up with a stepfather as well and that she should keep him around the Murphy family.
At the age of 17, after a good friend Ron Ellis asked him to do Videography work, Lamar filmed his first gig, the Isley Brothers, at the Supper Club in Manhattan. Ron Ellis also introduced him to Vaughn Hightower aka Bigg Vee from “Dabomb Video Show”, who taught Lamar how to edit video. Lamar has been in TV for 20 years producing at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). He has created and helped design #1 DVD’s for many in the entertainment business such as Radio personality DJ Kay Slay (Keith Greyson) of Hot 97 and Shade 45 and owner of Straight Stuntin Magazine.
Lamar became a member of the Harlem Arts Alliance and is currently helping his Uncle Jack Lee with his historic photography archive beginning with jazz. Lamar is a force in the urban world but has evolved to a historic photographer with his new works. It is said that a video is 30 frames a sec. Lamar can see each action in a photo and can create his own unique pictures of art, beauty, and serious meaning.