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L Pro


Mt. Tabor Theater Lounge (map) Southeast
Sat., March 12, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Equilibrium, the new EP from local emcee LeMont Boyd (AKA L Pro) and native producer 5th Sequence, is a tasty sample of what to expect from their upcoming full-length Vertigo. Older heads may remember L Pro as L Profound, his teenage pseudonym as a member of the duo Grassrootz, along with beatmaker D-Wyze. Their 1998 debut, Uncharted Regions, garnered positive national attention, yet they soon disbanded due to D-Wyze relocating to California. Meanwhile Boyd's subsequent setbacks—including a divorce and being stabbed in the face—kept him away from music for some time. His collaboration with Soul Plasma on 2003's Simply Soul marked a determined return to form that has continued ever since. If Equilibrium is any indication, L Pro and 5th Sequence are primed to resurrect the template of Pete Rock and CL Smooth, combining thought-provoking lyrics over jazzy samples and raw head-nod beats. RYAN FEIGH

Mt. Tabor Theater Lounge

4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR

Event Times
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  • Sat., March 12, 9 p.m. 2011
  • Live
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