Birth name

Craig Stephen Lawson


15 July 1969
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Hip hop


Record producer

Years active



Parkway Pumpin' Records (1991-1994)
No Limit Records (1995-1999)
Priority Records (1995-1999)
Overdose Entertainment (1999-present)
Asylum Records (2006)

Associated acts

Beats by the Pound, The Medicine Men

Craig Stephen Lawson (born 15 July 1969), better known by his stage name KLC, is an American record producer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He came to prominence as a member of No Limit Records' in-house production team, Beats by the Pound. Since leaving the label, he has been a member of The Medicine Men and has his own record label, Overdose Entertainment.

Lawson has produced on over 100 studio albums. He has produced one double-platinum single, two platinum singles and two gold singles. He also has two Grammy Award nominations, both at the 45th Grammy Awards in 2003 for his production work on the albums Word of Mouf by Ludacris and Tarantula by Mystikal.

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