The best music always comes from the heart; it is honest and almost real enough for you to touch. Enter Cymarshall Law. Born on August 29th, the same day as jazz great Charlie Parker and King of Pop Michael Jackson, Law has always taken this as a sign that he too could achieve greatness in life. When he was 9 his Jamaican parents moved his family from his birthplace in United Kingdom to the U.S. in order to give their children greater opportunities. Across the Atlantic is where Law would first meet and fall deeply in love with hip-hop.
Law has performed across the United States and Europe, making a name for himself as one of the best up-and-upcoming lyricist in the game, as well a charismatic, energetic performer who never leaves a crowd unsatisfied. In 2003, he won an Emcee Battle at Tower Records in Philadelphia judged by platinum selling recording artists The Black Eyed Peas, and has since shared stages with KRS-One, Smif-N-Wesson, Bootcamp Click, Sean Price, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wordsworth, The Last Emperor, Jean Grae, and Immortal Technique, among others.
In 2006, Law was one of the featured performers at Canada's 2006 DMC DJ Battle Championship. He was also selected to the Vans Warped Tour and crowned an EOW (End of the Weak) MC Challenge Champion in 2007. That same year Law got picked up by Rawkus Records to become one of the Rawkus 50 which the label described as "the next most important artists in Hip-Hop." Since then, Law was named an "Unsigned Hype" by The Source Magazine, and was a featured performer at Scribble Jam, Americas biggest hip-hop festival.
Law has also received the hip-hop stamp of approval from the legendary Blastmaster himself, KRS-One, when he appeared on "Control," the first single from his debut LP, "Hip-Hop In The Soul" (produced by Mr. Joeker). The album was well received throughout the urban community, receiving rave reviews from OkayPlayer and Kevin Nottingham, and was featured at 2DopeBoyz, ArtOfRhyme, SchemeMag, ThatsHipHop, Vimby, and HipHopOffical. The single was officially remixed by Dutch producer Inf and released digitally in 2010 by Austin, TX-based label Beats Broke.
2010 also marked Law's best work to date, Freedom Express Line, released on XOXO Records. This reggae-infused hip-hop album was produced by the Swedish duo The Beatnikz, and distributed worldwide by Sony Red / MRI. In 2011, the vinyl version of the release was pressed by Beats Broke.