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Law G. released his 13-track “Came A Long Way” mixtape in December 2015. Here are 10 takeaways from our hour-long sitdown with the emerging Atlanta-based rap artist.
1) CLAY: What was the coolest non-music moment of 2015 for you?
LAW: My man Jah from AEBL Hoops gave me the chance to hoop in the celebrity all star game at Grady. Migos and Skippa Da Flippa were in it. I had a good time connecting with Quavo too.
2) CLAY: We’re here to tell your story, connect new people to you. What else do you do when you aren’t in the booth?
LAW: As you can tell, I love hooping like a lot. I feel like every hooper wanna be a rapper. Same with everybody wanna be a street ni**a. I love video games too for real. Man Clay, that Fight Night, they need to bring that back. You know we love that NBA2K16 and that Madden16…yo, the graphics on that thing too real.”
3) CLAY: You know I’m a video game junkie at heart. I dig that. Tell the people where you’re from.
LAW: I’m originally from Cameroon in Central Africa. I moved here to Atlanta and went to Meadowcreek High then I finished out at South Gwinnett.
4) CLAY: Tell us about South Gwinnett. You walked the halls when Mr. 6th Man, Louis Williams aka “Lou Will” was there. How was that vibe?
LAW: It’s crazy cause to this day, we’re all still fam. I mean look at my Goodlife crew with Nette (Executive Producer) and Delano Jr. (Advisor) not to mention the big homie Delano Sr. (Goodlife CEO). We all South Gwinnett family. My boy Ant Jukes, all them. The basketball games were crazy back then. Everyone out to see Lou and Merc (Mike Mercer). Kenny still working with Lou. That’s like his right hand man. Everybody’s in it to see the other person succeed too. We’re a family, everybody pushing each other because we all trying to win. We all trying make it. It’s a family thing.
5) CLAY: How does Lou’s NBA success influence your hunger in the music game?
LAW: Like I told all them, if we took over the rap game plus Lou’s movement with LouWillVille, it would be over. True story, the Drake and Big Sean’s, we comin at the top spot just like ALL them boys have.
6) CLAY: Speaking of Big Sean, he’s one of my favorite artists. I know you rock with his music. What you been listening to of his lately?
LAW: I like that track “Back Up” he did with Dej Loaf. Buddy snapped on that! He killed that and the Blessings track too. Looking back at the Finally Famous mixtapes, Big Sean was one of them boys who knew he had to make it because he can rap, I respect that.
7) CLAY: Who else has you pushing the envelope musically right now?
LAW: Eminem is in a different phase of his career but still that’s my favorite growing up. He broke the mold. MGK, Mac Miller, even Macklemore, you gotta say that Em paved the way for them boys. Another one is J. Cole. I love his story. Who stays dedicated enough to eventually get signed by the same person (Jay-Z) who didn’t even wanna sign him in the first place?
8) CLAY: I remember Em’s Slim Shady dropping in ’97. Standing outside of North Gwinnett with the boy Jermale Wilkerson and being amazed that this white guy can really rap. On Cole’s Sideline Story, that “Mr. Nice Watch” collab with Jay was crazy. What do you have that can give the people hearing you for the first time that feeling?
LAW: On my tape, like I’m trying to come at the NICE tapes. We got our songs Ghost and Bond Money bumpin’ in the strip clubs. It’s so so dope man. So much love when we in there. I performed Ghost at the and PeeWee Longway and Jeezy was in there. I saw em nod they heads in acknowledgement to the movement. I try not to waste no time, like I have to go get it, like I’m responsible for people back home in Cameroon, so I can’t play around with this music.
9) CLAY: When did you really take the rap game seriously? There’s a moment for all of us in our lane that we realize, this can actually happen. Give us that moment for you.
LAW: Even back to South Gwinnett days, I used to love rap. But I wasn’t serious about it as far as being an artist. It’s hard to focus and deliver the picture to the fans of how you see life. Gotta drop it in a way they can relate, ya know? I was tust freestyling in cars after school before the game back then. It was probably 2008 area when it hit me. I’m ready for the game man, like its a lot of real dudes in the game. I’m not trying to be one of those super cool artists in the game, that’s not me. I’m giving the people me, what these streets made me.
CLAY: This doesn’t count as a question but I wanna know. I gotta get your take on Meek and Drake. Meek had the hottest output of his career then the Drake beef starts…
LAW: My man Meek Mill, I don’t know who he got in his circle. The Goodlife family wouldn’t let me do that. We gotta focus on our own music, day-to-day grind. That’s why I came a long way and why I’m gonna go a long way. My circle got my back. Meek was doing it, like he was popping. I would have to tell him to sit down and focus on the music. We winning.
10) CLAY: Say Less. Who you working with in the studio and what’s next for the Goodlife movement?
LAW: Big up to the boy T Black the Hitmaker. That fella’s a problem on the boards. I talked to Zaytoven and we talkin’ about possibly on crafting up an EP. We really gonna flood the streets. Hold on Clay…
“WHAT YOU GOT A STYLIST BRUH”
CLAY: What you talking about???
LAW: You got the Embellish jeans with the Yeezy’s on. You must have a stylist.
CLAY: Nah man. What’s that Kanye line from Champion: “I don’t see why I need a stylist When I shop so much I can speak Italian.” Haha. Really though, shoutout Taylor Johnson for helping create the style though this outfit I put together solo. Serious business, tell the people what’s next for Law G.
LAW: I have so much to say. Came A Long Way is without a question the start of the movement. Now we gotta cultivate the buzz, the love. Ghost is playing on V103 now. The reason I feel like a lot of blessings are gonna come is because I just pray man. I just know I got a long way but I’m just cool with it. My confidence is on 100, but I know, I ain’t there yet until like I got the fans buzzing monthly when I drop a track and I really start eating off my work. Like I know the moment one track catches, I gotta have a lot more to follow, like Trinidad James with All Gold Everything he got on quick. The second and third singles are critical so know that’s what I’m consumed with. Having those ready to jump off after Ghost catches fire.
Brandon Clay is a contributor to PSBPopCulture.com through his various genre reviews. A self-professed entertainment & music junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.
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