Shay M Lawson

BILLBOARD FEATURE X 21 SAVAGE DEPORTATION

BILLBOARD  FEATURE X 21 SAVAGE DEPORTATION

I along with my colleagues from the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS) are featured inside the same issue with 21 Savage for our work with Congress passing the Music Modernization Act.

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Rolling Stone x Arrest of R. Kelly

ROLLING STONE reached out about today’s charges. I shared my opinion from a legal stand point quoted below:

“Although long over due I am pleased that authorities have finally stepped up to the plate and done a thorough investigation. But I want the public to keep in mind from a legal standpoint this is just the beginning. The real fight is in front of us. We've been here before with R Kelly and he walked away a free man. So I'm putting my hope that this time will be different, that this is the beginning of the process that brings an actual conviction and justice for survivors like my client Kitti and the families waiting to be reunited with their daughters.”

Client News: Simone Torres x GRAMMY Nomination - Cardi B "I Like It"

Client News: Simone Torres x GRAMMY Nomination - Cardi B "I Like It"

Huge congrats to my client Simone Torres for her first GRAMMY nomination for her engineering of “I Like It” by Cardi B winner of the 2019 GRAMMy Award for best Rap Album!

Black Enterprise - Feature

[BLACK ENTERPRISE] I was recently interviewed by @blackenterprise and had the opportunity to share what makes my law practice unique and a bit about my passions outside of the office.

MEDIA MENTION: Nike Pegasus 35 Digital Campaign

MEDIA MENTION: Nike Pegasus 35 Digital Campaign

I recently shot a digital ad campaign for the Nike Pegasus 35 for Footlocker featuring the inspiring story of my run crew (@MoversandPacers) long run captain Christopher. Watch the full ad below:

MEDIA MENTION: Rolling Stone on #TimesUp for R. Kelly

MEDIA MENTION: Rolling Stone on #TimesUp for R. Kelly

I was mentioned by RollingStone.com after Times Up officially launched a campaign joining forces with the #MuteRKelly movement to demand industry action and consumer activism against the R&B singer who has yet to face repercussions despite decades worth of evidence and countless survivors including client Kitti Jones detailing the abuse, starvation, and sexual assault at the hands of Kelly. I am a proud member of Times Up and applaud their Women of Color working group for putting R Kelly at the top of their action list. 

Kelly's team responded to the campaign comparing the efforts to a public lynching of a black man of which Rollings Stone cover the opinion of myself, Ms. Jones, and others. Find out my thoughts and read the full article here:

CLIENT NEWS: Chris Brown HBOF prod by $K goes Platinum

CLIENT NEWS: Chris Brown HBOF prod by $K goes Platinum

Congrats to client John $K Mcgee on being a part of the PLATINUM success of Chris Brown's Heartbreak on a Full Moon. $K produced "Let Shit Go" with OG Parker and Xeryus G on Brown’s 11th studio album.

MONEY TALK: Do I Need an LLC to Start a Business?

MONEY TALK: Do I Need an LLC to Start a Business?

One of the top questions I am most consistently asked is whether it is necessary to have an LLC or now that their side hustles have taken off and started to generate real revenue how can they make sure they stay legal.

Here is how you know it's time for you to launch that LLC:

CLIENT MUSIC: In the South - Animated Video w Big Boi x Gucci Mane

CLIENT MUSIC: In the South - Animated Video w Big Boi x Gucci Mane

All treats and no tricks as BIg Boi released an animated video for his single "In the South" featuring Pimp C and Gucci Mane in time for Halloween! Uncle Chad is looking like himself in all his white fur animated glory and definitely letting them know what going on in the south!

Watch the video here: