Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: L.E.P Bogus Boys “Commas” track reaction
While flipping through the channels in a moment of boredom I happened just out of curiosity to stop on MTV Jams when this ridiculous example of what Hip Hop is not, came on. “Commas” The whole song is bragging about what they don’t have.
We immediately got a flash back of a horrible spoof commercial we’d seen from Optimum Cable from a year or so ago in which they had “Hip Hop” skeletons dressed up like the fools in the “Commas” video standing around selling the image of showing out “bling” as the way to attract customers from the inner city projects.
The Optimum commercial, we both found uninspiring and insulting and yet somehow L.E.P Bogus Boys managed to top that impression with their track Commas.
What we would call “Now & Later rappers” one can’t even call rappers because you need to at least be able to say something somewhat intelligent or clever to get ears to perk up.
For those of you out there of our generation (meaning 30 somethings who grew up during the golden era of Hip Hop and real talents) to witness the end of that era and the beginnings of today’s generation of “Hip Hop” artists, L.E.P Bogus Boys definitely picked the right name for their group. Bogus
In short L.E.P Bogus Boys are a bunch of wannabe non talent having jokers who’ve made a song that means little and adds nothing to Hip Hop as an art form other than to promote stupid stereotypical empty materialistic B.S.
The video for Commas furthers this by going back to the same ole formula of showing a bunch of fools with all this gawdy jewelry on talking about they need commas after their commas throughout the track while showing examples of unrealistic unattainable displays of wealth.
In one part of the video some female is in a bathtub filled with stacks of money and then shifts to a scene in a kitchen where cereal has diamonds being poured onto it as if the diamonds were the milk.
It’s all fantasy of course. However, the message we took from this heinous display is one, they don’t have a fraction of this shit they’re rapping about and two if you are dumb enough to believe them then buy their album buy their song so that while they rap about it now they can hope to get it later. “Now & later” rappers.
Then you might just see L.E.P Bogus Boys on MTV Cribs faking it once again showing a mansion that they don’t own, cars they can’t afford to put gas in, and others will think that’s how you become rich. All this without adding anything of value or substance to society or the people they are targeting with this utter basura they call music.
This is Lil Wayne’s hustle now. Lil Wayne isn’t fit enough to even lick the shoes of juggernaut greats such as Tupac & B.I.G, let alone go bar for bar with the likes of Nas, Em, Big Pun,Talib Kweli, Jay -Z, Scarface, or even Lupe Fiasco. However, we understand “the show” must go on and so this is the only thing they know how to do and the only method of selling records to youth who have forgotten, or are too young to recall, what real Hip Hop is.
This is exactly the point made by Kendrick Lamar in Big Sean’s “Control”. When they rap about being so great because of money and bling but have no real skill, and aren’t saying anything, we call that being utter frauds posing as artists. Support the real artists we say not this fraudulent crap!