L.E.P. Bogus Boys Contest Police Ban of Performance in Chicago

By Lora Neng
April 27, 2012

The L.E.P. Bogus Boys disagreed with the Chicago Police’s decision to pull their performance at the House of Blues. The band was slated to take the stage on May 3rd as part of the ASAP Rocky/BEEN TRILL concert and were notified via email that they would not be allowed to perform, expressing concerns about the violent content in their music.

L.E.P. shifted their presence to the air to explain what happened on WGC’s “Tony Sculfield & The Morning Riot,” making a compelling case that they had already performed three times at that exact venue with “no violence, not trouble…they said that due to the violence that’s happening around [and] the type of music that we make [we can’t perform].” In yet another familiar case of policing hip hop, the group countered, “The situation that’s going on in Chicago is not about music (…) It’s poverty; there’s no jobs, there’s no eating. You have to contribute that to the violence. It has nothing to do with the music or what have you.”

If the Low End Professionals so much as showed up on stage, the entire concert could be shut down. The Chi-town rap group vocalized their intent to go to their city and explain that they are creating music, not promoting violence.

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2 Comments for “L.E.P. Bogus Boys Contest Police Ban of Performance in Chicago”

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