Lars Nesheim Vaular (born September 20, 1984) is a rapper and songwriter from Åsane, Bergen, Norway. He started rapping in 2003. He initially released songs under the duo Tier'n og Lars before going solo.
|Birth name||Lars Nesheim Vaular|
|Born||September 20, 1984|
|Genres||Alternative hip hop|
|Associated acts||Tier'n og Lars|
Tier'n & Lars
Vaular had his beginnings as a hip hop duo formation with Fernando Manuel called Tier'n & Lars or alternatively Tier'n og Lars. The two hip hop artists with Manuel known as Tier'n cooperated with the Norwegian hip hop crew Freakshow with some tracks in a mixtape called We Are the Champions in 2004, followed the same year with Freakshow Presents Tier'n og Lars – Frykt og Avsky i Bergen. The limited edition was a promotional mixtape by the label Freakshow Mixtapes in Norway. The mixtape had cooperation from many artists including Tungtvann, Side Brok, Kleen Cut and F'EM.
In 2005, Tier'n og Lars released a street album Tilbake til stripa: Forberedelsen, available for free download with guest tracks by Even Brenna, Anand, Leeroy, DJ Leven, I. Forgot, Harry West and Nja'al, firmly establishing them as popular hip hop acts culminating in an album Kulturclash released on 23 October 2006.
Vaular debuted as a solo artist in 2007 with the album La Hat - Et nytt dagslys... followed by D'e glede in 2009 and Helt om natten, helt om dagen in 2010 as a major national release that reached top 3 on VG-lista, the official Norwegian Albums chart. He was nominated in 2009 for a Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammys) in the hip hop category for his album D'e glede. His album Du betyr meg in 2011 reached Top 5. His new release is Flere steder alltid.
Lars Vaular was criticized for the controversial track "Kem skjøt Siv Jensen" ("Who Shot Siv Jensen") about the Norwegian politician Siv Jensen, leader of the populist Progress Party. This "violence" label has followed him in many comments in social media, although he claims the song was about how people easily fooled by headlines they read.
Lars Vaular is the cousin of Sondre Lerche.
Collaborations with Freakshow
- 2003: Come on b/w Hva skjer (12" vinyl)
- 2004: We are the champions Mixtape
As Tier'n & Lars
- 2004: Freakshow Presents Tier'n Og Lars – Frykt og avsky i Bergen Mixtape (mixtape)
- 2005: Tilbake til stripa: Forberedelsen (street album)
- 2006: Kulturclash (album)
|2007||La Hat - Et nytt dagslys...||—|
|2010||Helt om natten, helt om dagen||3|
|2011||Du betyr meg||5|
|2019||Flere steder alltid||5
|2010||Helt ute på EP|
|2010||"Rett opp & ned"||8|
(with Astrid S)
- "Lars Vaular" (in Norwegian). Rockheim. Retrieved 2010-12-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Last.fm: Tier'n og Lars page
- Discogs: Freakshow page
- Oyvindholen: Hva vet du om Tier’n & Lars? (in Norwegian)
- "- Helt utrolig hvor mange som ennå tror at jeg har skrevet en sang om å drepe Siv Jensen" [- Unbelieavable how many that still think I have written a song about killing Siv Jensen]. Dagbladet. 2013-09-13.
- "Lars Vaular discography". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 18 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Album 2019-W42". VG-lista. Retrieved 19 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "VG-lista – Lars Vaular, Astrid S / Boys". VG-lista. Archived from the original on 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 19, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved 11 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Effektiv spilletid". NRK P3 (in Norwegian). 2019-08-23. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
- "Lars Vaular teamer opp med Röyksopp på ny låt! | Sony Music Norway". www.ntbinfo.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-08-24.
- "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 35, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved 30 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)