May's XXL magazine, featuring Tampa Bay rapper Laws, hits the street
We mentioned this a few days ago, but it bears repeating now that it's on the street: Spring Hill rapper Laws, one of tbt*'s Ultimate Local Artists, is featured in the May issue of XXL magazine, the one with Drake and Nicki Minaj on the cover.
Laws, a.k.a. Michael Maldonado, has been an artist to watch for some time, and this confirms it. Scoring a full-page feature in one of the biggest music magazines in the country is no joke. "that mag increased my ego tenfold," he tweeted, LOL-ing.
The article compares him to Eminem and talks about his upcoming Paul McCartney-sampling mixtape. We've heard a few of those tracks, and they're definitely exciting. (But hey, Laws, if you're so down with Sir Paul, what's with the John Lennon T-shirt in this photo? Thought you were Team Paul all the way!)
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*