Interview with Larry Gresham, Jr. (LG), May 11, 2016

Collection: Athens Music Project Oral History Collection

Dublin Core


Larry Gresham, Jr., aka LG, grew up in Athens, Georgia, and fell in love with music very young, when he sang in the church choir and was influenced by his father's music tastes. He started writing his own songs around 1996. Gresham recalls trying to join and finally being accepted into the group Too Fly, which consisted of Eugene Willis' (aka Blacknerdninja) younger brothers and cousin. He talks about how the collaboration between himself and Willis came about, how the Athens hip hop scene has changed over the years, and his and other artists' efforts to grow the hip hop scene in Athens and increase collaboration and camaraderie between artists. Gresham also comments on his work outside of music and his involvement with his church choir and coaching basketball at Cedar Shoals High School.






Oral History Item Type Metadata


Athens, Georgia


33 minutes


Larry Gresham, Jr. and Jasmine Mokah Johnson, “Interview with Larry Gresham, Jr. (LG), May 11, 2016,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 25, 2020,