The Epidemic

by LEL Brothas

Track listing: Hatas, Big Basic Ft CB5, Drunk in Da Club, I Like to Party (feat. Jaileen Thomas)

The Epidemic is the new album by rap duo LEL Brothas. Currently based in Arizona, the group's roots stretch back to Long Beach and San Diego, giving their music a fresh West Coast lean. With songs produced as crystal-clean as tracks can be laid, The Epidemic is laced with bold grooves, clearly hip-hop yet designed for a dance floor.

"Hatas" has the rough-and-tumble vibe of Busta Rhymes—aggressively voiced and rhymed. A more laid back "Drunk In Da Club" evokes, coincidentally, a smoother tip along the lines of 50 Cent's "In Da Club." DJ Clone and LBC collaborate with their sometimes third member CB5 on "Big Basic," as well as R&B vocalist Jaileen Thomas, who lends his warmer melodic voice to "I Like To Party."

LEL Brothas have gone worldwide since their formation in 2007, including a string of dates in Saudi Arabia in 2011. That tour took them to venues including the U.S. Embassy, the American School, and the U.S. Ambassador's Residence. They were also dubbed American Cultural Ambassadors of the Hip-Hop culture.

The Epidemic is available both streaming and for download from iTunes and Amazon. Buy it now, and keep an eye out for performance dates near you.

Posted on 1/2/13