By D.L. Chandler, with reporting by Jayson Rodriguez
Pop group La Roux and two rappers from Chicago? The combination’s not as far-fetched as you might think.
Gritty Chicago rap duo Mooney and Count aka the L.E.P Bogus Boys — fresh from having their DJ Drama-hosted mixtape Don’t Feed The Killaz, Vol 3 placed on the MTV News Mixtape Daily Year-End Awards’ Top 10 Mixtapes of 2010 list — recently talked about working with buzzing electro-pop twosome La Roux on their fresh track and video “Goin’ In For The Kill.”
“Well first shout out to Mega[man] who actually produced the record for us,” Mooney said. “We was, always you know, a fan of La Roux, you know, we heard it. He sent it over … soon as we heard it, instantly bam, we came up with some verses for it.”
Mooney also shared their visual creative process and how Hollywood films played a part in influencing the song’s intense bank robbing theme.
“How we like to do our videos … we like to combine movies into each other,” the raspy-voiced Mooney shared. “So we took a little bit of Set It Off … and the movie Heat and we wanted to put it together. It was good how it turned out though … it was most definitely a success for us.”
Count shared his delight of the behind-the-scenes action of the video as well.
“It was action-packed, you know what I’m sayin? I ain’t gonna lie. I wanted to test my acting out … It was entertaining,” Count said. “It was fun to do. We had the blank guns, we had everybody … they played they part. We had old people layin’ on the ground.”
A chuckling Mooney chimed in on the bank heist fantasy romp by saying, “It was something we wanted to do without getting arrested!”
L.E.P Bogus Boys’ Don’t Feed Da Killaz: Vol. 3 made the MTV News Mixtape Daily Year-End Awards, winning a slot on the top 10 mixtapes of 2010. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Did we miss anything? Share your picks for the best mixtapes of 2010 by tweeting us at @MTVRapFix or leave us a comment below!
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