Marine, Singer, Rapper, Song Writer and Producer, “The Real Laww was born to entertain…”. His live performances take you on a journey and will have you captivated from the words “Hi..”. The Real Laww was born in Trenton NJ Raised in Lexington KY, then moved to Durham NC and has lived there ever since. Joined the Marines in 2007 and excelled in the ranks. But music has ALWAYS been there…
Winner of the 2013 Carolina Music Awards for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Nominee for Video of the Year with “Ninjas in DURM“. Also winner of the 2012 Carolina Music Awards for Video of the Year with “International Laww” and nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist of the year. Currently Number 1 on reverbnation in North Carolina for Rap.
In 2003 started working with Thunda Pound aka Centerpoint out of Raleigh NC, where The Real Laww started to record his first pieces of original music. He worked on various projects with the 11 man team such as Centerpoints: Point Made 2007 and The Bums: Likes This 2009. “I always worked on songs but never really had an album, there are about 40 to 45 songs out there, that no one has ever heard and was never pressed up.” In 2009, before being deployed to Iraq, The Real Laww released his first Solo project: A Mix Tape Vol 1. it got pretty good local reviews, nothing real big though,” i didn’t have anyone promoting it but myself.” Then in 2010, after returning from a success deployment in Iraq, The Real Laww released his second Solo project: A Mix Tape Vol 2. where songs like “Sweatin” and “Future” were played in clubs in NC and ATL and received some radio time in Milwaukee and various internet radio stations. Recently A Mix Tape Vol 2 received 3.5 out of 4 starts in IAE Magazine. Now just returning from a successful tour in Afghanistan, The Real Laww recently just finished his 3rd solo project: “A Mix Tape Vol 3″. Is currently working on his first Album “The Laww Cometh” projected to be released 2012.
“I’m just your friendly neighborhood super artist…”. He writes, produces/make beats, sings, develops artists, vocal coach, engineers, performs, and all around entertains. “I just love trying new stuff..” The Real Laww finds him self always pushing his artistic limits with the developments of his New song concepts and sounds. He says with confidence that moves will be made, and more than just his facebook friends will know his name.
Who influences you?: Well I put it like this: (cough) Im the bastard son of Eminem and Lauryn Hill, but was raised by Talib Kweli and his brother Mos Def. All my uncles came to visit me, A tribe called quest, De La soul, rapped me to bed. Jill Scott and Musiq sang me to sleep. My big brothers Kanya West and Pharrell kept me motivated and the God Father Dr Dre keeps me inspired…
The Real Laww has played WITH:
Meek Mill, Machine Gun Kelly, Lloyd, Gza, Killa Mike, Pac Div, King Mez, Mike Posner, Big Sean, Gym Class Heroes, Cherba, Ben Folds 5, Luego, Jessica Long, Baobab, Ground Up, A Cool Stick, Shane Mosely, Nyck Newz, Shelly B, Brandon D., Kooley High, Toon, J Bully, Bubsy Millions, Pooh Bear
The Real Laww has performed AT:
Crown Coliseum, Duke Energy Center of Performing Arts, Lincoln Theatre, Cats Cradle, Local 506, City Plaza (Raleigh NC), CCB Plaza (Durham NC) The Carrack Modern Art, Casbah, Volume 11 Tavern, The Pour House Music Hall, Duke Coffeehouse, Devines, Kings Barcade, Duke Concert Series, Jack Sprat Cafe and Bar, Duke University, MarVell Event Center, The Bluebird Cafe, Vance Granville Community College, Club Glow(formerly known as Club Miami), The Palace International, The Brewery, Montas Lounge, 54 West Lounge, Marine Corp Base in 29 Palms, Raleigh Events Center, Ziggy’s, Carmen’s Cuban Cafe, Club Xscape (formerly Club 7112), and aRIES lOUNGE