THE MOST TALENTED KID IN THE MUSIC BIZ
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OK...you got me.lol. your concept is excellent, vocals on point and i really appreciate the production.I really also like the titles of yours tracks, they were interesting subjects. I cant really see any flaws in your work. I really hope to hear you on the radio one day. Give my tracks a listen and tell me what you think."Andrell"
so who are you for real? Sir Hydro? lulz...take em down sir hydro this aint you fool
Great track. Really infectious. Great vocals, production, and arrangements.
Listened earlier.......agree with Aaron. Kevin Mooney
this could be played on the radio man.
Since debuting strong April, multi-talented artist L*A*W has been causing quite a musical riot making his presence known in not 1, but 5 different genres of music on the mp3 unsigned charts. At the time of this article, he has over 10 songs in either top 5, top 10 or top 20 with versatility ranging from banging Hip-Hop tracks to heavy Funk-Soul and to sincere Country-Pop. On top of all that, he is the mp3 unsigned artist of the week. But no success comes too easy. L*A*W's self-proclaimed "The Most Talented Kid in the Music Biz" title has caused quite a stir leaving a few folks to assume that he has an extreme ego and quite arrogant. L*A*W states his case, "At the end of the day, it's just a persona i made to fit my identity. Right now, there is nobody out there like me on the market. All the greats from James Brown to Michael Jackson have all self-proclaimed their titles and for good reason because they knew what they had to offer. To me, saying "i'm the best" or "i'm the king of whatever" is corny to me. I came up with something that represents me and until they can find someone who can sing, rap, produce, write songs, dance and play 7 instruments, it is what is and i make no apologies for it !!! mom's advice: if you don't determine your worth, others will do it for you". he also says that the site has proven that his songs were that good when he recorded. "Some of the ones you hear are damn 3 years old and some companies told me that they weren't strong enough to be hits". But with L*A*W's growing track record, that theory and judgement has been destroyed thanks to the fans and peers alike. To understand L*A*W's diversity is to understand his upbringing in the rough streets of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, a badge of honor that he wears proudly. "I have nothing but fond memories growing up in the hood", says L*A*W. "It gave me my swagger, my street credibility and i did it all without becoming a victim to the negative pitfalls". The main part of L*A*W's resistance to these pitfalls was the fact that he comes from one of the heaviest family legacies in music history. For the sake of this article, we will focus on the main 4 : Gospel legend Professor Charles Taylor (uncle), 13 time Apollo Theatre winner Bobby Taylor (uncle)(his mom Sandra Taylor is also a veteran of the New York club scene and 1st place Apollo winner as well) and last but not certainly not least, his granddad is Sam "Bluzman" Taylor - Blues hall of fame inductee, prolific songwriter with a massive roster of clients and original member of Joey Dee & The Starlighters. Ironically, Sam is also dominating the Blues, Soul & Country charts on mp3 unsigned and winning new fans with hit songs like "Mother Blues", "Enuff Of Dat Stuff and his now-legendary duet with his grandson "Freaks!!!!" which has returned back to #2 for a second time in two weeks.
"My family was my school for music because everybody had a niche which is how i came to discover different kinds of styles and sounds", says L*A*W. "my cousin Showbiz introduced me to the world of hip-hop, mom made sure that Sly & The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Prince & Chaka Khan stayed in my ear and granddad gave me the basic foundation: Blues and early Rock n Roll with everyone from Albert King to Chuck Berry. But it was Bobby who took time out of his growing stardom to teach L*A*W the fundamentals of the stage and how to command it with aggressive. "Bobby taught me almost everything about delivery and performing to how to hold a mic". Bobby's teaching helped L*A*W to win the school talent show performing New Edition's "Lost In Love" at 9 years-old.
By age 10, L*A*W was already doing shows performing James Brown, Michael Jackson and Prince songs in NYC parks. At home, he had an extreme appetite for music. For hours, he studied harmonies and the dance moves of groups like Jackson 5, The Temptations, Morris Day & The Time and his favorite of the bunch, New Edition. In addition, he practiced several instruments including drums, guitar and piano and later bass to every record ranging from Rick James, Stevie Wonder & the artist who influenced him the most, Prince.
The one relative that would elevate L*A*W's teenage musical development was
Uncle Tony "T-Funk" Alston, who was one of the most talked-about and sought after drummers in NYC and was known for his brief stints with Kool & The Gang and James Brown. His wife, Delores Tate-Alston is also a veteran vocalist who worked with legendary Funk-R&b group Brass Construction and had two number #1 records with Funk Deluxe. "When they got married, they stayed with us for awhile", L*A*W recalls." Tony had these three crates of records ranging from Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire to The Commmodores and K.C and the Sunshine Band. The funk bug bit me real hard and i haven't been the same since". By age 12, L*A*W was in Tuscon, Arizona playing and singing with his granddad and uncle Bobby as a professional.
By the 1990's, L*A*W was seriously honing his skills as a rapper, singer, musician and getting even deeper into other forms of music such as The Beatles, The Who, Cream and mostly, The
P-Funk dynasty (Parliament-Funkadelic) whose leader George Clinton along with Beatles producer George Martin inspired him to become immersed in production and concept writing. "After hearing the "Mothership Connection" album, i was officially hooked and locked in on the mothership. George showed me that i needed to be different from everyone else because he was which is what makes him an icon", says L*A*W. Thus, the Planet 12 concept was born. He said that he wanted expand the hip-hop forum by adding Funk & Rock elements the same way P-Funk did to the R&B landscape. "Everyone else in rap was into Jazz sampling at the time. I wanted to bring band dynamics and raw funk musicianship. The outer space thing was my love for science-fiction novels and t.v. That was used to get your attention". In 1994, L*A*W and high school friends formed The Bionic Iddiotz (title was named after a George Clinton phrase). Although it was short-lived, they did manage to rip a few shows and L*A*W fully developed his mission and sound predating groups like the Fugees, The Roots & Outkast. "When those guys came out, we were in heaven because up until then, we felt we were the only ones bold enough to take music to that next level. it just made our thing even more acceptable". Unfortunately, L*A*W also discovered the shadiness and the sometimes cold-hearted nature of the business which prevented him from becoming a vicitm but also leading to delayed success. "fake people selling dreams. some a&r's who don't know about music but wants to change you and managers who give up on you when some labels don't see the vision. I added all these things up and got smarter. That scared executives at meetings because they realized they couldn't play me", said L*A*W.
Although the group fell apart, L*A*W and his DJ Kalethal Weapon continued to record and shop for a deal although
they were often met with a brickwall of "bulls---- excuses". The great part was that L*A*W's reputation as a live performer made him a local celebrity. He played with his uncle Tony's band Eturnity on weekends doing weddings and club dates "Great money and women wanting to go home with you and you don't even have a record out: that's star power!!" recalls L*A*W. He even racked up additional achievements by being the first urban act and to perform three times at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame showcase.The last performance earned L*A*W a publishing deal with SESAC. But it was L*A*W's moonlighting at clubs to see and sometimes hang his favorite icons like Rick James, Morris Day and Larry Graham that would lead him to a golden opportunity.
L*A*W became the lead singer of Enemy Squad which was an offshoot P-Funk group. When the group was on hiatus, he went to Atlanta to work on some music and ended playing with his hero George Clinton. "I was already in my glory just doing that", says L*A*W. A mutual friend of both artists played George L*A*W's demo on the way back to his hotel. The next morning, George summoned L*A*W to come to Florida and work in his studio on some tracks for him and his granddaughter Sativa giving L*A*W his first major production job.
While still shopping for the "right deal", L*A*W is currently gearing up for a tour with 420 Funk Mob(he's their lead singer) in June, L*A*W is still putting on the finishing touches to his independent release in addition to doing some spot dates on his granddad's summer tour, some dates with his own 7 piece-band as well as producing songs for his proteges Karmela, Mistah Ambitious and recent new mp3 unsigned artist Jayden Felder. Most of the tracks that you hear from L*A*W on the mp3 unsigned site are from his cd with exception of tracks "All Alone", "Mellow Out" and "Barry White tribute". Those songs will be featured on a Jazz project with John Patitucci serving as one of the producer/writers for a 15 year-old trumpet prodigy named Liam which will be released before the year is out. L*A*W also co-wrote those three tracks as well. With L*A*W having his plate full going in the coming months, it won't be long until some A&R or record label recognizes possibly the next musical meteor to hit the scene hard and change things in the process. "I have nothing but faith and talent working for me and i plan to succeed at any cost. There is a rainbow
at the end of the tunnel and it has a 12 on it", laughs L*A*W.
- Mark Wilson
AFTER DEBUTING AS AN ARTIST JUST LAST WEDNESDAY ON THE HIP-HOP, COUNTRY & SOUL CHARTS WITH HIGH CHART POSITIONS, THE MULTI-TALENTED L*A*W AND THE EVER-GROWING POPULARITY OF HIS "PLANET 12 SOUND" HAS NOW SECURED TWO SPOTS ON THE URBAN CHARTS WHICH FINALLY ENABLED HIM TO SECURE 4 POSITIONS ON THIS WEEKS OFFICIAL MP3 CHARTS. THE SELF-PROCLAIMED "MOST TALENTED KID IN THE MUSIC BIZ" PROMISES TO KEEP ON DELIVERING HIS MUSICAL ONE-TWO PUNCH COMBINATION. SONGS LIKE "WISHIN U WERE HERE" , "INDONESIAN GIRL" AND THE DUET WITH HIS GRANDDAD "FREAKS!!!" ARE BECOMING HUGE FAVORITES AMONG MANY OF THE MP3 FANS WHO LOVES A VARIETY OF MUSIC WITH SUBSTANCE. IN ADDITION, HIS GRANDFATHER SAM "BLUZMAN" TAYLOR HAS BEEN EQUALLY IMPRESSIVE BY HAVING STRONG DEBUTS ON THE BLUES, SOUL AND EVEN COUNTRY CHARTS AS WELL WITH SONGS LIKE "ENUFF OF DAT STUFF" "TOO OLD TO DANCE" AND THE CURRENT NUMBER 2 SONG ON THE BLUES CHARTS "MOTHER BLUES" L*A*W'S MUSICAL CHAMELEON NATURE HAS DEFINITELY PLAYED A PART IN WHAT HE CALLS THIS "INTERGALATIC TAKEOVER". HIS ABILITY TO RUN THE GAMUT FROM BANGING HIP-HOP JOINTS TO RAW FUNKY-SOUL TO SIMPLISTIC POP MELODIES WITH A COUNTRY TWIST IS WINNING A LOT RAVE REVIEWS AMONG THE CRITICS AND FANS ALIKE. BE SURE TO VISIT HIS PAGE AND TAKE A LOOK AND LISTEN ON WHAT THE BUZZ IS ALL ABOUT.
Nice soul piece! Very Stevie W meets Lionel Richie, works well. You have a wonderful voice with lots of commercial appeal, surprised you're not signed already!
Right, well, the song has a typical structure for this type of music so nothing new there, but the different parts blend seamlessly and its very appropriate.
There isn't too much dynamic and textural contrast in the song - its pretty cons
This is my first time reviewing L*A*W and I hope it’s not
the last time. As stated in the biography
of his page, he’s “THE MOST TALENTED KID IN THE MUSIC BIZ,” and as I feel how that
may be a bit cocky, you need to back that up something amazing.
Seeing how you see this rating, he has. I tried to not to put so many 9s and 10s up
there, but I couldn’t res
First track out of May reviews bag is L*A*W who - as you may gather from the gaudiness of his name - is a 28 year-old rapper/singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist/choreographer. No doubt it keeps him busy. L*A*W stands for (take it however you like) Lyrical Assault Weapon or Loving All Women and although you might expect the usual parade of bling, ho's and f***** c*********, it would b