LEP and Bogus Boys used to be two different groups. LEP at its birth consisted of two rappers, Count and Larro whom also went by the name “Lil Lar”. Both Count and Larro are from Chicago’s Ickies projects. While LEP was an established group, Moonie was soon signed to Infrared Music Group, the label LEP was signed to. Coonie used to bring one of his family members, Rugg, to do rap battles, freestyles with them. Due to competition, the members of the group started pursing solo careers, which would eventually lead to the birth of The Bogus Boys.
In 2001, hard times fell upon the LEP Bogus Boys; Ronald “Law” Colverson would become a victim of the violence that they frequently reference in their songs; he was murdered in Chicago. During that same year, Moonie was locked up for 5 years. With two of the group’s most prominent members out of the picture, they slowed down for a bit. Following Moonie’s release from prison, they soon found themselves in the midst of another tragedy. In 2006, another one of their members Laronson “Larro” Kellum would lose his life to the harsh streets of Chicago. That would not be their last tragedy, in 2010, another one of their members, Larry “Pacman” Johnson, was gunned down in Chicago, and died 2 hours later in the hospital. As of now the group has only two members, Count and Moonie.
LEP Bogus Boys are often classified in the Gangsta Music subgenre of Hip Hop. In an interview, they described the members’ roles as such; Moonie is the ladies’ man and smooth hustler while Count is a straight up gangster on the tracks. Their music tells the story of Chicago’s harsh street and paint a picture for those not familiar with the area. Some of their best songs include Commas Featuring Lil Wayne and Mase, Claim My Sh*t, and Rap Sh*t among others.
In mid 2014, a beef erupted between Chicago rapper Durk-Rap Artist" class="wiki wikinew text-danger tips">Lil Durk and Los Angeles rapper Tyga. Durk delivered the first blow by releasing a freestyle on Nicki Menaj and Lil Herb's "Chiraq" record. Tyga soon follow with a freestyle of his own targeting Durk, but apparently Tyga needed help and enlisted the help of rapper Bloods gang member Game whom is signed to the same label as him. Lot of Chicago rappers felt that the beef was between Durk and Tyga, and the fact that Game whom is from LA got himself involved was a slap to the growing Chicago rap scene, Count decided to drop his own freestyle dissing Game and Tyga. On May 15th, Atlanta rapper T.I helped end the beef between the two artists. He arranged a phone call between the two and tweeted that they had ended the beef.