Lawrence Cosby & Hayling Price

Lawrence V. Cosby, Esq. is an attorney, social media influencer and hip hop advocate whose commentary has appeared in The Washington Post, Complex, HipHopWired, Vibe, BET News, People and Entertainment Weekly. With a specialty in intellectual property law (JD, Howard University) he has utilized his knowledge and skills to help educate artists and the community about the importance of creative ownership.

Hayling Price is a social impact consultant and musician/producer who has called DC his home for a decade. As a founding member of the band and production team Columbia Nights, his work has been featured in Essence, AllMusic, the Washington City Paper and Okayplayer, among other outlets. Combining his artistic background and academic training (MBA/MPP, Harvard University), he is passionate about developing strategies to amplify the voices of cultural workers in music.

The two first met in a freestyle cipher and have been creative partners ever since. After growing in their respective crafts, they realized their skills could help them develop their own artistic endeavors and support others. Through their 202Creates residency the duo is launching The Grove, a creative agency for musicians that offers artist development and education, creative consultation, marketing/distribution support and legal services.

Connect with Lawrence, Hayling, and The Grove | Instagram: @thecosby | @hayling | @grovesociety