Leaders of the New School to Reunite Without Busta Rhymes
On Dec. 23, the remaining members of LONS — Charlie Brown, Dinco D. and Cut Monitor Milo — will be performing at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, N.Y. with fellow ’90s rappers Son of Bazerk and Grand Daddy I.U. Best known for their appearance on A Tribe Called Quest‘s ‘Scenario,’ the Long Island rap group disbanded shortly after releasing their second album, ‘T.I.M.E.,’ due to fans’ increased interest in the blustering and energetic Busta Rhymes as a solo artist.
Though they reunited on Busta’s 1996 debut, ‘The Coming,’ Busta and the rest of the group have continued a fairly contentious relationship ever since. Dinco D. released a diss track in 2006 entitled ‘F— Touch It,’ in response to a perceived diss on Busta’s ‘Touch It’ single. “I heard it on a Clue mixtape where [Busta] called us a bunch of b—-es,” Dinco said in a 2006 interview. “He said some real foul s—, saying my crew’s acting like a bunch of b—-es…and following conversations, he’s just been mad disrespectful to me.”
In addition to the reunion concert, LONS have confirmed that they are recording a new album with Public Enemy producer DJ Johnny Juice, who is also performing at the reunion. For more information, or to buy tickets, click here.