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Laws Interview: The Brother From Brazil With The Ill Sound

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Where is Laws from?

Spring Hill, Florida

I have known you for a long time and one of the things that has remained consistent throughout the years is your lyricism. What artists influenced you growing up?

Curtis Mayfield, Hector Lavoe and Method Man.

The last time we heard from you was on Yesterday's Future. Describe the growth from Your Future Favorite Rapper to Yesterday's Future.

I had more control over my emotions behind the microphone, which I've since increased tenfold.

I noticed that you were always slick with the words. It appears to me that you transformed from a lyricist to a song writer. What attributed to this transformation?

Wanting to reach more people.

On "Knocking at the Door" you expressed frustration with the Rawkus 50 situation and meeting up with the JUSTICE League. Describe the relationship that you have with the JUSTICE League.

They helped me jump start my career.

Should rappers chase deals or have labels court them?

Rappers should take a very serious look at themselves, and figure out what it is they stand for, before they write music.

You recently made a move to Atlanta. What factors attributed to the move?

To be closer to the JUSTICE League. I've since moved back to Florida.

When people are usually quiet they are plotting something epic. Without spilling the beans, what does the rest of 2012 hold for Laws?

A new, FREE CD!

Have you seen the footage from the Canibus vs. Dizaster battle? Have you ever since anything like that before?

I wish Canibus still rapped like he did back on the Dj Clue tapes.

How does Laws approach a beat? Do you have a specific process that you rely on?

I just write down the pictures in my head.

How can the masses get in contact with you?

lawshiphop@gmail.com or Twitter

Any final shout outs?

Certainly, L.A. the Craftzman, Mason Caine and Feb 9.

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