DJ Laz (born Lazaro Mendez) is a Cuban-American rapper and DJ from Miami. While others have switched to the more fashionable gangsta rap, he remains one of the most prolific Miami bass artists.
DJ Laz, also known as "The Pimp with the Limp", focuses on bass music (often with influences from Latin music), but occasionally makes Latin hip hop and Gangsta rap recordings. Laz was one of the first to mix Latin styles with bass music, together with Jonny Z.
He was born at Hollywood Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. He got his radio start at Hot 105 (WHQT FM 105.1) in 1986. He currently hosts the weekday "Morning Pimp Show" on Power 96 (WPOW FM 96.5) in Miami, where he has been since 1989.
Lazaro Mendez, better known by his stage name DJ Laz is a Cuban-American rapper and DJ from Miami, Florida.
He is best known for his albums DJ Laz and Category 6, which charted on U.S. Billboard album charts. He is also notable for the singles "Journey Into Bass" (1994) and "Move Shake Drop" (2008), which peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 .