Lawsy, whose real name is Lawson James Mayo, a rapper hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina instantly became an overnight sensation for his newest song Hotel. This young artist is appealing because of his unique style. Infusing the sultry building blocks of ’90s r&b with groovy drums that are familiar sounds for both young and old, he dubs the genre “sexxnb.” His sensuous lines are backed by groovy instrumentals that sound like the sort Usher would have been singing along to in 2002. Take a look at other North Carolina rappers featured on our blog! Fans might also like artists like Summrs, Autumn!/TwinUzis, Yeat, KanKan, and BabySantana.
With more than 5 million Spotify streams, Hotel took the internet by storm, while another version of the song amassed 2.5 million streams. Additionally, thousands of videos were created on Tiktok using the sound of the Hotel music video snippet, which has been viewed over 8 million times.
He started uploading his music to DSP in 2020 and has since built up an extensive catalog showing the maturity of “sexxnb” and the enormous versatility he possesses to easily switch between chill trap songs and his characteristic sensual sound. In addition to two EPs, Rich Drug Addict, and Grown Hoes, he has released numerous singles for fans to enjoy. Lawsy’s sound is intoxicating and unique and he enjoys a huge following since he is constantly innovating and bringing out new sounds. It will be exciting to see him develop his vocal ability and introduce even more impressive flows.
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