Laws was born and raised in Detroit, MI where she shaped her craft before moving to Los Angeles after her high school graduation. While in LA, DJ Quik saw what she could do and put her on a track with Inglewood rapper AMG. Russell Simmons ended up hearing and loving the track, which resulted in him signing Laws to Def Jam West. She then formed a group with her friend, DJ Dee, and they became Boss (sometimes Bo$$). Her debut album, entitled Born Gangstaz (1993), made it to #22 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums charts. From that album, she delivered two #1 hits, "Deeper" and "Recipe for a Hoe."
Unfortunately, her rap career was cut short in 1994 due to an interview she did with The Wall Street Journal. In the interview, she revealed that she grew up in an upper-middle class family and went to private school. That revelation, in turn, created a loss of credibility from fans and even her record label. Her second album was shelved by Def Jam and she was dropped from the label. She eventually moved to Dallas where she became a radio host with her husband.
In 2004, she released The Six Million Dollar Mixtape. It was said that she would be releasing another album titled America's STREET-heart in 2008 but it never surfaced.
Some of her friends have launched a campaign, "Rappers Need Kidneys, Too", to help her find a donor. The campaign is led by Todd Davis and 8055 Records. She has also turned to Facebook after hearing about a man who found a donor, after his wife posted an urgent message on Facebook.
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I hope she gets the help she needs.