Christening himself as "your future favorite rapper," the Brazilian born and Tampa, Fla. raised Laws wrapped up a tour with Talib Kweli earlier this year. Now the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League representative is busy creating a collection of music to pay tribute to the Beatles due next year. Since A3C is all about celebrating hip-hop's past, present and future, Laws gives us some of his "future favorites" in the game.
Top 5 future favorite MCs
5) Jay Electronica: He’s like the perfect blend from the mid ’90s to 2011. He raps about some left field shit. It’s hard to do what he does as a rapper, taking what an underground artist is saying and making it commercial.
4) Drake: He’s pound-for-pound, bar-for-bar — that’s not even dick-riding — his whole style is different. Every line he says means something, not to mention the chorus he’ll have on top of all that shit.
3) Cyhi da Prynce: He’s gonna be one of the great rappers in the next 5 years. It’s pretty evident when Kanye co-signs. I mean a co-sign don’t mean shit, but Cyhi is really dope. He really puts a lot of thought into what he says.
2) Mason Caine: He’s the rapper I work closest with and he’s my favorite rapper next to myself. No one can touch him. All this year I’m gonna be pushing him along with myself. Mason Caine for president 2012.
1) Laws: I may not be as talented as the other guys I listed, but I have a pretty good foresight. I can see that I’ll be unstoppable in the next five years.
Honorable Mention: J Cole — He’s important for the game. Anyone who is on the radio and is a true lyricist is cool.
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ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?