The Real Laww
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The Real Laww

Durham, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Durham, NC | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Hip Hop Pop




"Toon & the Real Laww, Cesar Comanche, Skyblew, ©osmo"

Toon & The Real Laww have emerged as righteous rap ambassadors. These guys have swapped the area's once-heralded boom-bap terrain with their playful, anything-goes rap tunes. - Indy Week

"Hopscotch Diaries: Day 3"

...It was one of the most fun day parties and probably one of the best shows I've been to at the whole festival. Representing the Bull City! - WRAL

"Long, Nasty, Toon and The Real Laww"

Toon and Laww are so polished, smooth, well-timed and professional it is no wonder that rumors abound they will be leading the break out nationally for the Durham hip-hop scene - Clarion Content

"Making music for wounded warriors"

The Real Laww, a.k.a. Jay Lawrence, is a multi-talented man who can spit a rhyme, thrill a crowd, organize a concert and raise money for his fellow Marines - Daily Tarheel

"Wounded Warriors Benefit with Toon & the Real Laww, Chit Nasty Band, Jessica Long & the New Kind, DJ Shahzad (Showroom)"

Toon & The Real Laww twist and shoot through hip-hop - Indy Week

"COVER STORY: THE REAL LAWW, Your Friendly Neighborhood Super Artist"

The Real Laww lives for the expressions on the faces of the fans that come to his shows- the laughter, the head bobbing, the dancing, and raised hands during a performance. The hardest working MC in the Triangle... - Tribes Magazine

"5 Pillars: DURM Hip Hop Summit"

So there hasn’t been great, quality, consistent hip hop shows in Durham for years. That all changed last night, as Toon & The Real Laww put together the first ever DURM Hip Hop Summit. - Nanci O is Hip Hop


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Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Entrepreneur and former Marine, “The Real Laww was born to entertain…” Winner of the 2013 Carolina Music Awards for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and 2012 Carolina Music Awards for Video of Year with “International Laww”. The Real Laww has been a force to be reckoned with in the NC Hip Hop scene. He has graced the cover of Tribes Magazine, hosted benefit concerts for The Wounded Warriors Project and for the victims of domestic violence for The Durham Rescue Mission as well as being founders of the annual event, DURM Hip Hop Summit. The Real Laww manages to make a heavenly blend and transition, whether performing alongside punk rock bands, jazz and spoken word artists. From opening to headlining, The Real Laww cannot be denied and the energy he gives to the fans is shown when everyone is drenched in sweat after a performance and wanting more.

The Real Laww have shared the stage with the likes of De La Soul, Juicy J, Run the Jewels, Meek Mill, Machine Gun Kelly, GZA, Killer Mike, Gym Class Heroes, Lloyd, Pac Div, Big Sean, Mike Posner, Ben Folds 5 and Kooley High

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