Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pretty Lou - LB FAM

Royalty Magazine: You are part of the Lost Boyz family, how did yall hook up and what was your message to the world during that time? How has Freaky Tah's legacy and/or death impacted or affected you as an artist and why?

Lou: Me and Tahleek are from the same block in the hood.  He's one of the first people I met when I moved there in 1981  We were like the 3 amigos as teens...as for instance, if you saw Lou & Tah and didn't see Cheeks, you'd asked where he was. 

Tah's death affected us in many major ways.  First off we were like brothers, so I lost my brother when he was taken away from us.

Royalty Magazine: From.Legal Drug Money Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz...to Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless...to Love, Peace & Nappiness...to LB IV LIFE, etc the Lost Boyz as a group released several albums/singles from the mid to late 90's. In your opinion, what would you say was the group's most successful project or single and why? Did you know that when you first started that the Lost Boyz would gain worldwide recognition, reach Gold status and break into the top 40 on the Billboard hot 100 chart?

Lou: Legal Drug Money (to me) will always be the best album of them all, because it was the culmination of all our hard work & determination to get to be put on and live our dream.  My favorite song to perform is Jeeps, Lex Coupes, Bimas & Benz cause we always had so much fun on stage when we would perform it.

Royalty Magazine: After Freaky Tah's death in 1999, the Lost Boyz Group effectively broke up...Can you tell us what where your thoughts during that time? Were you debating if and/or how you would step back onto the scene? What was your reaction to DJ Spigg Nice's 37 year prison sentence? What was the fans reaction during this time?

Lou: Whoa family doesn't break up!!!! Spigg and myself supported Cheeks' solo project whole heartedly, so there was no animosity or hard feelings because he was pursuing a solo career.  Shit after Tahleek died the whole thing stopped being fun anymore to me. 

Spiggy's sentence was crazy to me when I found out. He is currently pursuing a few avenues that may help him overturn or reduce his sentence. I speak on the phone to him at least once a month.

Royalty Magazine: LBGroup reunited in 2010. Tell us what was it like working together again? What would you say to those who may criticize or say you're too old to be doing this?

Lou: That wasn't an attempt to reunite.  So to speak it was more like an attempt by me and Cheeks to showcase some of the other talent in the Fam.  Things just didn't work out the way they were supposed to.

Royalty Magazine: Tell us a little bit about Tah day and what it represents? For someone who has never been, briefly tell us what one should expect to see as well as experience?

Lou: Tah Day is a celebration that has gotten bigger and bigger over the years.  It brings many people from everywhere, fam that don't live in the hood anymore (or the state for that matter) come back year after year for it.  The best way to describe it is as a family reunion.  It's also a testament to who Tahleek was as a person. Also the amount of work by Jayball throughout the year to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch is phenomenal. 

written by 

TazDatMC  for Royalty Magazine

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