It’s not everyday one comes in contact with a group like Lord T & Eloise.
They are time travelers and saviors of rap music. When they come to your town, they drink the finest spirits and dine on rack of lamb and crème brulee, while attracting the most excellent women.
With their busy schedule, the jetsetters have made time for a special appearance Friday at Bluesboro.
The duo will pass through the midstate on occasion as they play shows across the nation.
“We travel extensively throughout the Southeast and West Coast,” Eloise said. “The Pacific sushi is unparallel, but it is in Tennessee where we studied and mastered the art of crunk.”
And when speaking of crunk, the term “aristocrunk” is their claim to fame, as it combines not only their form of rap music but also their lifestyle.
“It is kind of a way of life. It’s a philosophy. It is taking all that is good in life and living it exuberantly,” Eloise said.
The group found momentum in 2008 with their Chairmen of the Bored album that showcased tracks “Million Dollar Boots,” “Untuxedo” and “Back from the Business Trip.” It also unloaded a plethora of Memphis talent that included Al Kapone, 8Ball, Gangsta Boo and Cody Dickinson from blues phantoms North Mississippi Allstars.
Their subject matter combines the typical rap elements, such as dominance, money and fame, but it also acts as more of a social commentary at times as rhymes are sometimes layered over symphonic samples. At the core, it is rap music at its finest and served on a royal platter.
“The subject matter comes from everything that Americans love to explore,” Eloise said.
Their latest and third album, Rapocalypse, took the duo into the future, where they gained perspective on the forthcoming of human beings while spurning more creativity on tracks like “Easy,” “Unfairionare” and “Robot Lover.”
Though time-travelers, Lord T & Eloise do reside in Memphis and have been major players on the town’s music scene for years now.
“We just cornered the market on the Memphis music scene. Legally, we took it all,” Eloise noted. “We aren’t from Memphis in the fact we’re not from this planet. But we’ve moved toward the river. Lord T actually just bought a 14,000-square-foot house.”
Acquisition is a strong suite as Eloise quickly reminded this writer.
“When we acquire your media outlet, we’re going to keep you on board,” Eloise said.
For any doubters about the show on Friday night, Lord T & Eloise have confirmed a party for all.
“We’re going to keep it real and true to form in any way of life. We will keep the integrity of rap music,” Eloise said.
“We’ve pulled through the economic times. Expect some cash rewards. Share some champagne with us. We’re going to toast to the New Year,” Lord T added.
The shows begins at 9 p.m. and for more information on Lord T & Eloise, visit lordtandeloise.com.