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Lawz Spoken

Lawz Spoken (aka MSTR CNTRL, aka Cobra) is a Northwest hip-hop producer born and raised in Beaverton, OR. Founder of now-dissolved Portland super-group, Sound Godz (which included emcee and recipient of numerous international awards, illmaculate), Lawz’s background features both praise from and collaborations with influential artists such as Okwerdz, Planetary of Outerspace, and numerous members of the legendary Sand People. With a history firmly rooted in the NW, Lawz Spoken continues to produce unique tracks that prove just why the region’s hip-hop scene is steadily growing. Earthlings Ent. artist, ATG, got the chance to ask Lawz a few questions via email….

The Tortoise and the Crow

I have been to a ton of shows at the Reef. Shows ranging from hip hop to dance to old jazzy crews and never have I experienced such an immediate wave of anticipation at a venue when I walked in for the Grouch and Eligh show. Pigeon John got the[…]

Feature Friday: Cornell “ZeRo” Johnson

A native of San Bernadino, CA, ZeRo moved to Boise a couple of years after graduating. “I love it so much [here] that I haven’t even given it a though to move back,” he said, “and fuck man, you get to meet some pretty cool around here.” I personally made his acquaintance through The Armada a short year or two back–and though he’s been rhyming for the last ten years, when I met him he in 2012 he had just begun…

Andy’s O. On The Lack of Visibility in 208 Hip-Hop

When I was in the 5th or 6th grade, I remember watching music videos on MTV in the mornings and after school (for those of you young ones that don’t understand, MTV actually used to broadcast music and not just shitty shows about coastal cities). At the time, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem was one of the dopest and most played music videos at the time. Rap was foreign to me, but it piqued my interest and…

Mvplanet: The Mindrolling EP

After discovering mvplanet on Boise’s subreddit, I listened to Mindrolling like 10 times, I swear. I decided I had to interview this cat. He declined to be identified by his real name, opting only to be known as mvplanet, and makes most of his instrument samples from scratch—I swear this dude is…