Lfo Interview Regarding Mop And De La
those LFO guys ain't that bad... but this is still kinda weird. PEACE
(but hey at least they "KEEP IT REAL" ha)
(PS- i read in the Phoenix that dude once appeard on stage w/ Akro... when he had a different name, like Big Bub or something, i forget)
Life Is Good For LFO With M.O.P., De La Soul
06.27.2001 8:00 AM EDT
LFO scored one of
1999's biggest hits
with their insanely
catchy "Summer Girls."
Yet the tune's
Fitch" chorus also
made the band one of
the year's most
annoying for many. As
three white kids
pop, LFO were
dismissed as poseurs and phonies. But when it
comes to rap credibility, lead singer Rich
Cronin feels just fine.
"We had all these white hip-hop fans saying
they hated us, which is funny, because what
does that say about them?" Cronin asked,
adding that "Summer Girls" got props from LL
Cool J, M.O.P. and De la Soul. In fact,
M.O.P. and De la Soul like LFO so much they
appear on the band's new album, Life Is Good,
which comes out Tuesday (June 26).
"De la's manager came up to me and told me
they loved us, and that they'd call us,"
Cronin said. "I thought he was BS-ing. But
when we got together, I played them 'Rap
Star,' which didn't end up on the album, and
they were totally buggin'." The rappers ended
up on the minor-key tune "Alayna," which
features Cronin's half-sung, half-rapped
vocals and a Latin-tinged chorus. "They
followed their own path, and so have we, so I
always felt a connection with them," he said.
M.O.P.'s interest came as a total shock to
Cronin, however. "I was like, 'No way, those
guys are the hardest, they like rob people
and stuff'," he laughed. Refraining from
their usual explicit lyrics "out of respect"
to LFO's pop audience, according to Cronin,
M.O.P. laid down a 16-bar rap on Life Is
Good's title track. The album has an even
sunnier pop vibe than LFO's eponymous debut,
and the singer admits he owes as much to the
Cars and Green Day as he does to hip-hop.
"I'm not gonna pretend I'm not a pop artist,"
Cronin said. "I think we got respect from the
hip-hop community because we never pretended
to be something we're not. I'll never be
Eminem, 'cause I didn't have the same
experiences he did, so I'm not gonna try to
come across all hard." The band's good looks,
its ascent through music mogul Lou Pearlman's
ranks alongside 'NSYNC and even its name
(which stands for Lyte Funky Ones) often get
LFO written off as just another teen-pop
group. Cronin said he's not going to turn
down any potential listeners, though. "If
we're in teen magazines, that's cool with
me," he said. "We get lumped in with 'NSYNC
and those guys, but all I can do is make the
music I like and hope people take it
"I was like, No way, those
guys are the hardest, they like to rob people
You wouldnt defend someone you didnt jock prior to the Anticon "war" if they did the same thing..especially a white rapper.
You know it's corny, and you know that YES..Conventional urban rappers can be just as corny as Anticon!!! if not more.
Maybe this will teach you and the rest of these morons not to judge peoples character by how they dress. Try looking at what they say and do.
"those LFO guys ain't that bad"
Facing the truth that you're full of shit and a hippocrtie can make you say crazy things.
The collabo is wack, but I don't hate M.O.P. for it.
I just don't understand how M.O.P. fans can defend this collab. It's wack, and just admit it for cyring out loud.
i know right?
why are they even caring what the hip hop audience thinks?
their demographic is 8-17 years old and female.
new kids on the block had a lot of hits chinese food makes me sick.
and three of them chill on stools and wave their hands from side to side in unison.
oh im sorry it doesn't stand for low frequency oscillator? oh my mistake.
im tired of having to swim in the depths of famous people's ignorance.
ah so your point is a point about anticon then, not about MOP?
that there's a double standard... MOP can do shit w/ LFO and still be hip-hop, whereas Sole hasn't done shit w/ LFO or anyone remotely like that but some still claim they ain't hip-hop?
yeah i'd agree that that might be a double standard
but i didn't think we were talking about that here... aight though
"LFO ... keep it real... represent what... my nuts ..."
You entriely ignored the point Math.
I still think LFO suck. Their music is horrible. Stupid lyrics, tired music, etc. Blah.
i don't dis anticon
and by the way, LFO is far from the worst of the boy bands, other than their name.
MOP will keep bringing heat after ANY collabo, LFO or not.
(shit they didn't even rhyme about A&F either)
if they stopped bringing heat and continued on a career full of Britney Spears tracks and N'Sync videos, then it's time to complain
i don't see that down the pike, do you?
all i know is after they recorded that song, they came to cambridge, ma and rocked the joint to its knees
No it's that you all are fuck up's...Possibly the mosty corny boy band ever does a track with respectable MOP...LFO, a pop group..non hip hop...and you are cool with that because you need to cover you're ass for all of you're MOP dick riding in the past...
Then you make fun of Anticon? And say the arent hip hop? I don't recall sole ever doing a collab with Justin Timberlake..but I guess if he did you would all give it for Sole and says he's true hip hop huh?...no.
Pathetic ass people.
maybe he was saying that
some white heads were hating them for trying to get into hip-hop (in a way)
when those haters were sorta doing the same thing themselves (in a way)
you know how it is
happens to myself sometimes
i'm a white kid into rap
sometimes i see other white kids into rap and am like "man what's up w/ them, they make me look dumb" ... then i stop and realize that's kinda hypocritical
but ha, some of them do make me look dumb
(this is a LYTE post by math, don't hate)
We had all these white hip-hop fans saying
they hated us, which is funny, because what
does that say about them?"
I don't get it,anyone care to explain.
and who would want to make music for 13 year old girls?
Little Vicious was the man!
MOP and De La might like LFO, but I still still think theyre a bunch of blonde hair dying, cocksuckers that make music to appeal to 13 year old girls.
what's up PB!
just chilling on the LFO fan site, nothing much, dogg.
finished summer school... the pimping continued. not like that, i mean, hooking up others... you know the deal.
chinese food makes me sick.
moving in two weeks
how bout you?
hello math I am in Milwokee with tripps and skitz and JB aaron wade and bobby Brewski and we drink hella
no problem I hope all is well at home how are you and all the ladies that you pimp
i agree w/ X, that no CAPS in the title thing sucks