LeVar Shelden Dale (born June 6, 1984), known professionally as Escovar (stylized as E$COVAR), is an American rapper that raps about his life as an East Coast American Drug King Pin. Escovar is the self proclaimed creator of the New York Drill sound that was popularized by artists such as Pop Smoke, and Fivio Foreign in 2019, and 2020. Escovar started releasing American Trap lyrics over UK Drill beats in 2009 with his song Colt45Colt 45. Born in Long Island New York raised in The Bronx, With ties to Orlando Florida. He embarked on his musical career as a member of the hip hop collective Hoodstarz, from which he adopted his former moniker King Varciti. in 2016 Escovar released "Spazzmatic" a mixtape that went crazy on mixtape websites, but was short lived when he went on the run for Rico Charges in Florida. He was sentenced in 2017 and ended up going a way to prison. In March of 2023, Escovar's album "Trap Goat" was released online. The same year he released 2 more studio albums titled Hell Fighter, and God Flow with an album of instrumentals showcasing his music production named MPC Gang.
LeVar Shelden Dale was born June 6, 1984 in Brentwood, New York. He has American parents both from the South Bronx. He has an older brother named Sherard Dale, and a cousin who he calls his brother named Rhasaan Walker. His name was taken from LeVar Burton after his role in the monumental movie "Roots". LeVar was born into the Hip Hop culture. His uncle Adam Asheber who went by the name Shambu, was a popular Bronx rapper, and one of the first rappers on a record. Part of the group Jazzy 4 Mc's along side the legendary Mc Sha Rock. He grew up around legendary producer Mark James aka The 45 King who produced some of the most iconic songs in Hip Hop history including, The 900 Number, Stan by Eminem, and Hard Knock Life by Jay Z. LeVar and his family moved to Palm Beach, Florida when he was 7 and his parents got a divorce. LeVar started rapping at age 10 inspired by The Wu-Tang Clan, when he moved to Orlando Florida. He also was into drawing graffiti, breakdancing, and Djing. His father died at a labor day cook out in 1999. After LeVar's fathers death he and his mother moved a lot. LeVar started a life of crime to go along with his aspirations for music. Starting from petty theft to major weight pushing across the East Coast in the drug business. In and out of county jail in numerous counties, in 2014 LeVar made the news and went on the run from Racketeering charges. LeVar was released from prison in 2019 he moved back to The Bronx where he has been residing ever since. Since being released LeVar has taken music a lot more serious. Adding Producer, Sound Engineer, Graphic Designer, Video editor, and Digital marketer to his resume.
In 2020, Stricken by Covid 19 lockdowns Escovar started his first Digital Marketing company named, Post Pusher. Helping artists, models, and influencers become more noticed online with engagement groups and ad marketing. Building his own network to over 100,000 subscribers and followers. In 2023 Escovar up graded his marketing business to IAMM - Music Trading. IAMM is a Song Stock Exchange like Songvest, Royaly Exchange, and Labelcoin. Very different from the others because IAMM is the first music trading site that influencers can use their Network as collateral to invest in songs for streaming income. Escovar built the website iammtradr.com himself and seems to have great passion in bridging the gap between independent and mainstream streaming income.