Larenz Tate was born on the west side of Chicago, and is best known for his acting role in MENACE II SOCIETY as O-Dog, which won Best Movie at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards. He further illustrated his versatility as an actor in movies such as LOVE JONES (1997), the role of legendary music producer Quincy Jones in RAY (2004) and the Oscar winning feature CRASH (2006) to name just a few.

In 2012, Larenz made his directorial debut for Conjure Cognac with his commercial “Celebrating Conjure” starring Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and showed his talents behind the camera.  Since then Larenz has gone on to direct multiple music videos with Riveting Entertainment for artists such as Melanie Fiona, Lupe Fiasco and Too Short.