Lamonte Newman, better known by his stage name Play Beezy was born in our nation’s capital of Washington D. C. in 1987. Shortly after birth, his family relocated to Arlington, VA, where he then resided majority of his childhood. Play has always had a passion for music & song writing while growing up but by the age of 13, his music interest had evolved into an ambitious goal when his artistic skills were recognized by DMV Power Player, Text Sosa. From here on out, song writing and recording had become a priority.
While in and out of studios in attempt to solidify his style & sound, Play had linked up with childhood friend and fellow music artist AJ Milla as the rap duo “Young N Restless.” Young N Restless performed at several venues which would eventually grant them the opportunity to be the opening act for several industry artists such as Graph, Comp, Maino, Chopper, Ness and more. By the age of 17, Play successfully dropped the notable mixtape, The Grind 2, as a member of the duo Young N Restless hosted by Text Sosa. The Grind 2 would eventually earn them recognition from outer cities and local fans, as well as, landing an article segment in the Washington City Paper for featured track Ms. Mary Mack.
Through landing local features and earning radio play at such a young age, Play was able to identify his career path as a music artist. and by 2010, Young N Restless had come to drop their final mixtape The Bar Code.
Soon after parting ways, Play Beezy continued his efforts for the love of music as a solo artist with his antipicated solo debut The Tip Off hosted by Dj Grady and "Mista D.M.V." better known as Dj Rob. His most recent compilation, "Word Play" hosted by Dj Grady and Dj Ben Frank, has given Play the recognition as a solid DMV solo artist who is patiently waiting for the right moment to explode.