Effortless flow over bodacious baselines, gritty scratches and funky rhythms defined the Lords of the Underground's sound. The perfect soundtrack to my b-girlhood and often on spin in my adulthood at a time where hip hop gems like these are rare nowadays vs. the boon of classics that real heads are accustom from the golden days. I had the pleasure of connecting with Dupre "DoitAll" Kelly to hear about his latest endeavors and what is on the horizon for LOTUG.
AbsoluteVenus: What inspires you to create?
DoItAll: Life inspires me to create. Everything about it. There are creations waiting to be created in every living moment.
AbsoluteVenus: What projects are you currently working on?
DoItAll: Musically, I am always creating. If it's not a feature on fellow emcees projects, it's working with my group LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND. If it's not that, then it's doing underground projects like "HEARTBEAT OF THE GHETTO" with DJ Lord Jazz that features up and coming talent. Or, I am assisting Senica Da Misfit who is an emcee out of The DMV and helping THE PREZ Ky Will out with getting his Election Day album to the masses.
|Dupre "DoItAll" Kelly addressing students at a |
211 Media Community Impact event.
We are always full steam ahead with our nonprofit 211 Community Impact as well. We focus on impacting the company through awareness building community activities.
AbsoluteVenus: Tell the people about The Come Back Kings project.
DoItAll: The ComeBack Kings is a Pilot TV show which I had the pleasure of being cast in as well as be a producer on. We are currently talking to major TV networks about getting it into their programming.
AbsoluteVenus: Are there any upcoming collaborations that you would like to mention?
DoItAll: Yes, I have an album that I did with one of UK's best DJs and producer Bunty Beats called "BEATS AND RHYMEs" (BARs)
AbsoluteVenus: Where can hip hop heads hear/buy your music?
DoItAll: Hiphop heads can go to #iTunes and get American Du by moi! Or, get that LOTUG 20 Vol 1/3 by Lords of The Underground
AbsoluteVenus: Any upcoming concerts/performances with LOTUG or otherwise?
DoItAll: We (LOTUG) just got back off a 30-day tour in Europe and we just performed at the Masters Of Ceremony in Newark, NJ. We are now gearing up for Canada, Europe and Puerto Rico.
AbsoluteVenus: Is there anything else that you have cooking that you would like to mention?
DoItAll: My company 211 Media Group just did a venture with Hedonist Spirits company out of Bordeuax, France to bring their Hedonist Premium Cognac to America. I am also opening up a sandwich shop in Newark NJ with my brother called HipHop Soups & Subs.
AbsoluteVenus: What are your official web/social media site(s)?
DoItAll: I can be reached on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @Doitalldu and Lords can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace and Blessings,