lando chill lando chill Los Angeles Chicago native Lando Chill is a hip-hop musician untethered to a single genre, encompassing elements of funk, folk, reggae, and spoken word. First listens conjure visions of Outkast and the Roots; introspective lyrics that reflect on self sabotage, battling the ego, and the existential quest to find one’s purpose, painted across ethereal canvases made from synths, syncopated drums, and soul grooves. Lando (real name Lance Washington), first started rapping under the Star Wars-inspired moniker Lando Chillrissian, and later shortened it to Lando Chill. A warrior-poet by nature, Lando’s goal has always been to bring the issues of political freedom, mental health, and police brutality to the forefront of his work and to the national conversation. Aimed at giving a voice to marginalized communities throughout the U.S., he is perceived as a man with one ear to Mother Nature and one to the plight of humankind.