After first picking up a bass at the age 7, Lil Asmar immediately found his calling. The son of accomplished multi-instrumentalist Darnell Asmar Johnson, Lil Asmar was motivated to follow in his fathers footsteps and receive a serious education on the players that would become his major influences. Lil Asmar was featured on the local news and people were starting to pay attention to the kid virtuoso. He also showed incredible stage presence, jamming with professional bands at live music venues throughout the New York Tri-State Area.
At such a young age, Lil Amsar has already made a serious impression on the music community, receiving high praise from notable artists such as Victor Wooten, Nate Watts, Rev Run, Christina Milan, Guns-N-Roses Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Kool (Kool and the Gang), and Bootsy Collins.