You may not be instantly familiar with the name L Marshall, but with two Top 5 singles behind him, you've definitely heard his music. As a writer, L created Loick Essien's No.2 smash, How We Roll, and he is also the writer and vocalist on Wretch 32's critically acclaimed No.5 hit, Traktor. Now London-born L Marshall is ready to take centre stage as a solo artist in his own right. A captivating, charismatic writer and performer, the 24 year-old is an incredible vocalist who treads the taut line between commercial appeal and underground credibility. Listen to his recently released mixtape, The Wait, and you'll find it impossible not to be won over by L's skilled songwriting, tempo-twisting compositions and genre-refining vocal. Signed to Mercury Records in April 2011, L has spent the last few months recording his debut album with an A-list line-up of hitmakers including Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis (T.I., Lupe, Mary J Blige), Supa Dups (Drake, Eminem, Bruno Mars) and Novel (Gaga, Jason Derulo). He's also been busy penning tracks with the likes of Fraser T. Smith (Florence, Adele, Beyoncé), for JLS, Kelis and Cheryl Cole. Of his debut album, L says "I want it to have everything from dark hip-hop to straight up global pop. Nothing less than that."