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Birth name  Lawrence Arnell
Name  Lawrence Arnell
Albums  The Monster & Mr. Arnell
Labels  Babygrande
Record label  Babygrande Records
Years active  1995-present
Genres  Hip hop music
Occupation(s)  Rapper, producer
Role  Rapper

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Also known as  Larry A, Larry Legend, L. Dorado, Diamondback
Origin  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Associated acts  Vinnie Paz, King Syze, Reef the Lost Cauze, VZilla
Similar People  VZilla, King Syze, Doap Nixon, Reef the Lost Cauze, Vinnie Paz

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Lawrence Arnell is a rapper and singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He became known in the underground scene for his collaborations with Jedi Mind Tricks, OuterSpace, Dave Ghetto and others. He first collaborated with the JMT camp on Violent By Design under the name Diamondback in 2000. In 2014, he appeared on the Army of the Pharaohs studio albums In Death Reborn and Heavy Lies the Crown. In November 2014, Arnell and Houston rapper Zilla released a collaboration LP titled "The Monster and Mr. Arnell" featuring Blacastan, Des Devious, and Helen Sciandra.


Lawrence has partnered with Dave Ghetto and Philadelphia based producer Dame Anthony to create Ghetto Rock Star. "L. Arnell has the type of talent that is able to span all genres of music, which allows him to bring something unexpected to a record, be it vocals, lyrics or track selection", cites Dave Ghetto.

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1995-2006: Early Career

Lawrence Arnell started off his career as an emcee/singer/song writer. At 19 years old, Lawrence caught the eye of Tommy Boy Records as a member of the hip-hop collective The Deadly Snakes. With dates on the Lyricist Lounge Tour, placements on the soundtrack to Jet Li's Black Mask movie and a co-sign from Prince Paul, The Snakes seemed to be on the right track. But soon after The Deadly Snakes disbanded following the release from their deal with Tommy Boy. While most would've thrown in the towel completely, Arnell fell back and sharpened his skills as an emcee as well as a vocalist and song writer. In 2000, Arnell made a guest appearance on "Blood Reign" from JMT's Violent by Design under the name Diamondback.

In 2005, Arnell was featured on the track Chicken Kitchen Chop-Chop Mix by Nuthouse on their 12" vinyl; Snap Your Neck 2 Dis This is considered to be his first breakthrough as an underground artist.

2007-2011: Breakthrough

In 2008, Arnell collaborated with King Syze on his second studio album The Labor Union. He was featured on the track Creep Show. Later that year, fellow rap duo OuterSpace announced they were to release their third studio album God's Fury. Lawrence Arnell was featured on the track Quick Draw along with Doap Nixon. In 2009, Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz announced that he is working on his debut solo album Season of the Assassin slated for a 2010 release. Arnell was featured on the track Ain't Shit Changed. In 2010, Arnell featured a single titled Nothin' Less and featured JuJu Mob member Reef the Lost Cauze. A music video was released on to YouTube in May 25, 2010. In 2011, Lawrence Arnell was featured on Syze's third studio album Collective Bargaining on the track Rap for Real. Underground rap artist Tygastyle released his album Father of the Year which featured the track Dangerous Living by Lawrence Arnell. In 2012, Arnell gave his vocals on the collaboration album by Pacewon and Mr.Green; The Only Number That Matters Is Won on the track Slow. Another notable feature of Arnell was in 2012, on single titled Stay True by rapper Awar. This was later included in the album Things Of That Nature / Nature Of The Beast

2013-2014: Other Features and In Death Reborn

Rapper Vinnie Paz, released his second EP on October 29, 2013 titled Carry on Tradition. Arnell was featured on the songs The Devils Ransom along with Jarren Benton and In the Middle of Nowhere. On November 30, 2013, Vinnie Paz revealed that two new Army Of The Pharaohs albums would be released in 2014. The first album; In Death Reborn is slated for a release on 22 April and the second LP is expected to drop in November. Lawrence Arnell was announced to be featured as a guest artist on the album alongside new addition of Army of the Pharaohs; new members Blacastan of The Demigodz and Zilla from Houston, Texas are said to be joining the group. Arnell was also featured on King Syze's fourth studio album Union Terminology on the songs Union Goons and Business Agents alongside Planetary.

Studio albums

  • 2014: The Monster and Mr. Arnell with VZilla
  • "TBA": "The Thinking Man's Approach"
  • Deadly Snakes

  • 1999: "Wild West / Culebras de Muerte"
  • Army of the Pharaohs

  • 2014: In Death Reborn
  • 2014: Heavy Lies the Crown
  • References

    Lawrence Arnell Wikipedia