Since 2004 Litarodi had a dream to help positively influence our society. It started when his love for Hip Hop was seen amongst his peers and school teachers in high school. Break dancing and freestyle rapping became more than a hobby while Anthony and his twin brother Andrew were in middle school. By the age of 14 Anthony and Andrew were teaming up to produce music during lunch in the school cafeteria. With a ball point pen and closed fist, beats were produced fresh on the spot. In 2001 the twins were gaining popularity with their talents and Mike Lopez a cousin of the twins foresaw their potential and decided to help them make their dreams come true. Starting from the very bottom they knew they would have to work very hard in order to produce quality sounding Hip Hop in hopes to make it main stream. In September of 2001 things took a turn for the worst as they along with immediate family watched their mother Irma Lopez die of Lupus in the Hospital. Although it was a dark hour for the family to endure, Anthony and Andrew stood on their faith to help keep the flame of encouragement lit. Seven months later Anthony received a phone call that would change his life. On “Good Friday” March 29th 2002 Andrew was killed in an alcohol related accident. The news of his brother’s accident shook his foundation. The horrific event and loss of two of the most influential people in his life sparked a negative reaction. Anthony decided to give up on being positive. He dropped out of high school and took a nose dive into the Gangster Rap Industry. In 2005 he held the number 2 spot on a top Hip Hop station in Corpus Christi Texas. Litarodi also held the number 1 spot on a Hip Hop station in Austin Texas. Litarodi was awarded 1st place as “The Best Up and Coming Latin Rapper In Texas” at the 2005 Texas Latin Rap Awards. Working and performing with some of the best in the music industry Litarodi was soon distracted by chasing a life style of Drugs, Money and Fame. In 2006 as a direct effect of living a careless life and choosing to make irresponsible decisions, he suffered a heart attack in the back seat of a friend’s car after leaving the studio. It was Friday night September 22, 2006 when his life flashed before his eyes. After spending 4 days in the ICU of down town Houston’s St. Joseph’s Hospital, Litarodi decided to stop running. In the summer of 2007 he came to the honorable conclusion to dedicate his talents by helping and encouraging troubled lives with his music. His goal is to continue what he started in 2004 by speaking and performing for schools, prisons, detention centers, churches and community events. The impact of Litarodi’s services has been outstanding. Letters of recommendation will attest to this claim but nothing speaks louder than a changed life. Litarodi continues to receive testimonies of people young and old that are directly impacted by the message in his songs. This year may you consider having an inspirational life, story, and musical message visit your facility. Help your community by inviting the inspiring motivational services of Litarodi.
ANTHONY GONZALES ∙ LITARODI ∙ 2010