24: Introduce yourself to everyone and let them know where your representing?
Laws: My name is Laws. I am “representing” Spring Hill, Florida.
24: How did you get signed link up with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League then end up signing with Warner?
Laws: The League had heard about me through local chatter in Tampa (my musical home base), and Warner caught wind of my mixtape “Your Future Favorite Rapper”.
24: With so many new artist dropping albums and getting signed how will you separate yourself from the rest?
Laws: A lot of new artists suck! I, on the contrary do not. I’m just going to do what I do best, which is make music that I feel is honest. Music, that I feel is a gift to those of us who can still appreciate a well-crafted song.
24: Your pretty much living a dream in some ways because most up and coming artist I know would love to be able to be in the studio with the J.U.S.T.I.C.E League so tell me what it’s like being able to work with such a talented team that’s actually about putting out good music?
Laws: It’s funny because, to someone on the outside, it might seem like I woke up one day in some magical dream world, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League was at my door with a CD full of beats. But in fact it took a lot of hard work. I had to prove to myself to others that I was a strong songwriter. So it just feels like I got what I deserved in return for the hard work I’ve put in for so many years
24: Who were some of your musical influences growing up?
Laws: Rap wise I would say Biggie, Wu, Dre, Pun, the early Eminem. Anything else as far as music goes I would say artist such as Curtisd Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, the early Michael Jackson, Bobby Womack, James Brown. An definitely some old school salsa(Eddie Palmieri, Ray Baretto, Joe Cuba, Willie Colon, Joe Bataan, Hector Lavoe).
24: Tell about some the projects your currently working on?
Laws: I have two more releases prior to my forthcoming album, that are dropping in 2010. The first, a mixtape entitled “4:57”, hosted by Don Cannon. The second, is a reworking of some of my personal favorite Paul McCartney songs, entitled “Yesterdays Future”.
24: What advice would you give to other up and coming trying to get into the game from your experience so far?
Laws: Stay true to who you are. The minute you feel that you can’t improve or take advice from another musician with more knowledge than you, your career is over. Hang it up, because you will never go nowhere.
24: How can someone find out more about to and check out your music?
Laws: Definitely, here are a few websites to check out Myspace at www.myspace.com/lawshiphop, www.allthingslaws.blogspot.com and www.yourfuturefavoriterapper.com.