One of the few rising hip-hop acts still bringing creativity to street rap, the Low End Professionals better known as the L.E.P. Bogus Boys are steadily making their rounds across hip-hop blogs and the near extinct mixtape vendor one-stop shops.
“We got a melodic style with our own story; that gangsta music—something easy to listen to,” Count tells VIBE during a visit to Dame Dash’s DD172 space in New York City.
Coming off another successful offering with Volume 3 of the duo’s Don’t Feed The Killers mixtape saga, the smooth hustler inspired raps of younger member Moonie have helped draw fans into L.E.P’s Chicago bred sound.
“We jus dropped Don’t Feed the Killers Vol. 3 on Halloween. Right now, we’re at like 1.3 million downloads. We’re in the midst of shooting a movie,” Moonie adds. “We got like 4, 5 videos on the schedule.”
While the L.E.P Bogus Boys’ sound is a far cry from Kanye’s Dark Fantasy, Moonie and Count are set to take folks to the other side of the Chi. It also doesn’t hurt that one of the group’s biggest co-signs comes from emo rap star, Drake.
“How we were introduced to Drake was through a good friend of mine Chase N. Cashe. Chase pretty much put it together, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League as well. They let Drake see a few of our videos in one of their sessions,” says Moonie.
The Young Money star recently acknowledged the group’s rising presence in the rap game during the Chicago stop of his recently wrapped Light Dreams and Nightmares tour.
Before a sold out crowd, Drizzy ran off a few of his favorite rap newcomers.
“This guy named J.Cole—good friend of mine. This guy named Wiz Khalifa. This guy named Kid Cudi. And these guys from the Chi-town, they call themselves the L.E.P Bogus Boys.” —Mikey Fresh, Additional Reporting & Video by Alexander Richter