Line for Line / Various
Since Nas released his album 'Hip hop is dead' the argument has been raging within the Hip Hop community if the statement was actually a fact or just an opinion. Good points have been made for either side and although we may not be sure if Hip Hop is dead or still amongst the living, what we do have a confirmed D.O.A. on is the Hip Hop crew. For years rappers not only had an entourage of weed carriers and gun slingers but also fellow rappers who didn't just hype a front man, they were able to hold their own on the microphone as well. The poster boys for the hip hop crew would have to be the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Consisting of twelve plus members, the Wu showed that a crew can not only be deep on stage and creatively diverse but members can also venture out as successful soloists in the Hip Hop arena. There have not been many hip hop throops like the Wu-Tang Clan that have exhibited similar skill or experienced comparable success. Hip Hop group the LFL are looking to change that and resurrect the Hip Hop Super Crew. Comprised of eight rappers from different boroughs in New York City, individually the members of the LFL have experienced different levels of success as independent artists. United by one of the most respected underground MC's in the game, Red Rum, each of these extremely talented solo artists have come together to form the LFL. The acronym means Line for Line because as Rum puts it 'Line for Line we are some of the best rappers in the game. Period'. Each artist in the group brings a different style to the team, much like the Wu did and have the ability to become successful solo artists, but as the old adage goes there is strength in numbers. Members Red Rum - Underground Battle MC, Brooklyn NY released 'Issues of a Poet' 2008 Nat - Wordsmith, Brooklyn NY, featured on AZ's 'Doe or Die' album Rod - Smooth Lyricism, Bronx/Brooklyn NY released 'Get 2 know Me' and 'Music and Muscle' Pachino Papes - Hip Hop Soul, Brooklyn NY featured on 'Enter Hefnaz . com' 2005 Triple X- Metaphor Masochist, Brooklyn NY released popular xXx Vol. 1-3 mixtapes 2001-06 Semaj the Analyst - Ghetto Mozart Bronx NY released 'Change Gon Come' 2007 Aspect - Lyrical Wit, Brooklyn NY Founding member underground group BKC Deeno Snuff - Punchline Delivery, featured on Hefnaz Produkshunn 'Hood Heffz' 2004.