Lavares Joseph, born on September 11, 1992 in Carol City, FL is an artist better known by his stage name Twelve’Len. The American singer/ songwriter grew up surrounded by music, thanks to his grandfather- whom he inherited the name Twelve’Len from.
He also attributes his musical influence to his grandmother who made church attendance a requirement from an early age. As he got older, Twelve’Len started to acknowledge the rap presence that comes from Carol City as he grew up just down the street from some of Florida’s most notorious rappers such as Rick Ross and Denzel Curry. Seeing how oversaturated rap was, he set out to create different music.
In 2013, Twelve’Len met Nick León and Zach Fogarty- the producers responsible for helping him evolve into the artist he is today. Since then, Twelve’Len has performed over 60 shows and released a handful of EPs, various music videos, and a slew of singles blending the soul, hip-hop, and indie genres. In the fall of 2016 he released his debut album Friends on Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal.