Team Bear Club is keeping the LFK hip hop scene bustling these days, and we caught up with one of their many disciples, Strider, for an interview before a major Jackpot showcase this Saturday, Sept. 8, which also features Stik Figa, Ebony Tusks, Cuddy Mac, and New Suede (reread our past interviews with Stik Figa over here and Ebony Tusks' Marty over here ).
Check Strider out on FB , tweet him @StriderLK , listen to him on Soundcloud, and enjoy this discussion which covers video games, the loveliness of LFK and its "disposition as a collective", and the many words that rhyme with boner.
Richard: Tell us what makes Strider stand out among the LFK rap and hip-hop scene, which seems to be pretty active these days. Also: what do you think makes the LFK scene different from KC or Top City? Are LFK rappers more likely to rap about PBR?
LFK is different mostly because of the word “Fucking” in it. I’ve yet to see “KFC” (unless we’re talking Vibralux) or “TFC” used as common acronyms, and that in itself says something about our disposition as a collective.
Chip: I saw you perform once before at the Jackpot and you played a song that, I think, was called “Don’t Fuck With Ugly Bitches.” You seemed wise beyond your years! Do you stand by that advice in all cases or is it occasionally okay to fuck with ugly bitches?
Richard: Who are your influences? Also: what do you think is the best line you’ve ever written and why?
My favorite line of my own is “Counterstrike playing I’m tossing grenades while I’m terrorist slaying go blacka ba blocka,” because I’m tough as fuck when I play CS!
Chip: When I need to get hyped up about Lawrence, I watch your video for “The L” and try to do those dance moves along with you: “on my shirt, on my back, shining like a star.” Tell us how that song came about? Do you think the City Commission might be willing to declare it the official theme song of Lawrence?
Check out "The L" video over here.
Richard: Saturday’s Jackpot show looks like one hell of a Bear Club party. Tell our readers what to expect and why they MUST attend.
Chip: Can I get high and freestyle a little at one of your shows sometime? I’m really good at rhyming things with “boner.”