Monday’s Main Pick
Street King: L.E.P. Bogus Boys
Holding It Down For: Chi-Town
Mixtape: Don’t Feed Da Killaz, Vol. 3
Real Spit: Last week, we brought you the Midwest region’s hottest untapped talent with a preview of the latest volume of “Crack DVD,” which features none other than Chicago’s L.E.P . The duo have been hitting the pavement harder than “The Wire” ’s murderous twosome Chris and Snoop, but instead of pushing that white, L.E.P.’s Moonie and the Count have been offering raw street tales.
With the third installment of their Don’t Feed Da Killaz mixtape series, due on Halloween, the MCs give fans an intimate look at their upbringing on the lower end of Southside Chicago.
“I penned the term ’quality street music’ like five years ago and it’s good to see it’s still alive,” tape host DJ Drama told Mixtape Daily. “And normally, I tell you guys don’t be afraid, don’t be scared but, um, since we coming out on the 31st, I think you should be scared,” Drama, a.k.a. Mr. Thanksgiving, joked. “L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Chi-Town Midwest, we got y’all man. Let’s go.”
Joints to Check For:
» “Heaven’s Door.” “That track was produced by Justice League, L.E.P.’s G Count said. “That came from, we like to wear a lot of this jewelry. ’I see ’em foaming at the mouth,’ that’s why I came up with that.”
» “FTW.” “Produced by Chase and Cash, everything we do, we try to do it big,” Moonie said. “So we going for the ’W’ at the end of the day,” he added about the title’s shorthand, “for the win.” “That’s just how we do it, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, man.”
» ” Slip Into the Darkness.” “Shouts to the homie Mistro, you know, we go way back. And you know, it’s one of those records, man, that’s very soulful; very melodic. You know, Bogus Boys at they finest and it’s the type of sound I appreciate and I hope you appreciate as well.”
For all you gangsta rap-loving parents, do yourselves a favor this weekend: Tuck the kids in, turn down the lights and crank up that Don’t Feed Da Killaz, Vol.3. No one’s safe outside. Boo!
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