I’m a strong believer that “Mixtapes Are The New Albums“, and Laws – 4:57 PM definitely strengthens my feelings on that statement. This new mixtape from Laws has solid original production (which includes J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, 9th Wonder, & DJ Khalil), great lyrics, dope hooks, and a variety of styles that blend together to make some great hip hop music. Laws is an extremely talented artist that has been paying his dues in hip hop, and is currently signed to J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League/Asylum/Warner Bros. I downloaded the cd when I saw him post it on a message board we both post at, and the last thing I expected to hear on it was the line below…..
“We’ll be alright, play your cards right you’ll be standin in some new clothes… cause I got them KARMALOOP CODES” – Laws on Vintage Futuristic 2
My favorite tracks from 4:57 PM are Vintage Futuristic 2, My Chick, This Is Me, Wall to Wall, Want It All, Murder, and Hold You Down!
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I thought I was tripping when I first heard him say Karmaloop Codes on “Vintage Futuristic 2“, and didn’t want to assume it was actually about the site, but it turns out, even Laws himself is a fan of the site! It was a great surprise to hear while I was casually listening to the mixtape, and I knew I had to post it on the site. The cd is very well put together from start to finish, and I’m not just saying that cause he shouted us out, it wouldn’t be on here if I didn’t think it was dope. I’ve been bumping it non stop since I downloaded it. He’s got lyrics that appeal to underground fans, and production/hooks that appeal to the mainstream audience, he is YOUR FUTURE FAVORITE RAPPER!
And for those wondering what the title 4:57 PM means, it represents the transition of quitting his regular job, and living a regular life to pursuing music full time. He would pack up and get ready to leave work at 4:57, and when he got signed, he no longer had time for a regular job, so he had to make a choice, and he chose music. He mentions it in this video.