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This private event was the ultimate tribute to hip-hop culture. Upon entering the venue, men and women greeted us promoting the group, by rocking L.E.P. Bogus Boys logo apparel. Chicagos home-style favorites and old school jams filled the venue. Perhaps, I was being a bit presumptuous but the homegrown music built anticipation for L.E.P.
stage set the tone for the evenings main event: keyboards, drums,
guitars, trumpets, and 3 vocalists. The enthusiastic crowd listened as
the set opened with MC Moonie hitting the stage first with his verse
from the song Gion For The Kill. He was wearing
a mid length trench coat; most striking was the chain around his neck,
displaying a Chicago Black Hawks varicolored ice medallion. MC Count
took the stage next wearing a long black trench coat, sporting a chain
so bright you see it through a blindfold! He
stayed true to his lyrics and we were all witnesses of his expensive
taste. MC Count likes nothing but the best; that is why he is always, as
he says, fly-er than a bird with an extra wing. Together
the duo solidified their event as true hip-hop mixed with old school
flavor. The live band added an extra excitement that you just cant get
with a DJ alone. MC Moonies emotional storytelling before each
selection defined the character of each song allowing the audience to
become immersed in the show. MC Counts smooth, calm and professional
delivery made the song Ginger lyrics come alive.
the second half of the show, L.E.P returned to the stage wearing black
suits with a handkerchief in left breast pocket, OG style, looking like
distinguished gentlemen. As the instrumental of their new city anthem
Chicago Niggaz came on, their manager E stepped on stage to a
thunderous round of applause. The air was ripe with excitement. The audience rapped the hook the hook word -for-word, with Cs & Ls in air showing their love for Chicago and supporting the group. It was impressive how the group was able to generate such audience engagement; a feat that most local artist can only dream of. The audience participated as if they were a part of the group, which was a testimonial that the L.E.P. BOGUS BOYS always hold it down for the crowd in their hometown.
On a scale of one through ten, L.E.P.s exclusive
pre-mixtape, sneak peak performance receives a ten for the following
reasons: big production, great stage presence combined with the use of
live musicians. The
show was electrifying and very entertaining. Their performance
converted the non-believers into believers and left a strong impression
regarding their contribution to Hip-Hop.
the end of the show, each band member did a solo, demonstrating that
music can be more exciting with live musicians. The hospitality of
Infrared Music Group (inviting the top media journalist and bloggers
alike) set the bar high for the local artist in Chicago.