Singer/songwriter/rapper Lawrence Arnell was born and raised in the Francisville section of North Philly when Hip-Hop was a reflection and escape from the violent streets. This veteran emcee officially got his first professional start as a member of the group Deadly Snakes who were signed to Tommy Boy records with dates on the Lyricist Lounge Tour, placements on the soundtrack to Jet Li’s ‘Black Mask’ film, and a co-sign from Prince Paul. It was at the ‘All That’ open mic nights at Philly’s Footworks where L would meet and befriend long time collaborators Jedi Mind Tricks, Outerspace and QD, Nuthouse, and Chops among others, that would lead him to walk with Pharoahs. Mr. Arnell has been featured on Nuthouse’s 12″ Snap Your Neck 2 Dis, CAEN Project’s Ceasars’ ‘Vengence,’ King Syze’s ‘Syzemology,’ ‘Labor Union,’ ‘Collective Bargaining,’ and ‘Union Terminology’ LPs, Outerspaces’s ‘God’s Fury,’ Pacewon & Mr.Green’s ‘The Only Number That Matters Is Won,’ Vinnie Paz’s ‘Season of the Assassin’ and ‘Carry On Tradition,’ as well as the recently released and Top five iTunes selling In Death Reborn from AOTP. From the Footwork days to his recent collaborations, Lawrence Arnell has given hard-hitting, soulful music with no compromise.