Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dapper Lad Interview, Album Details

Monrovia Renaissance recently sat down for an interview with Dapper Lad, DJ for sunny rap weirdos Jr. Planet League. The occasion for this cosmic chat is JPL's announcement that they have entered the studio to begin recording their self-titled debut album. This record has been highly anticipated ever since this duo - consisting of Dapper Lad and the quippy MC No Name - hit the Monrovia music scene in early 2010. Dapper Lad has the tantalizing details:

Monrovia Renaissance: I understand you just returned from a month-long tour in the OC. How does it feel to be back in Monrovia?
Dapper Lad: It's absolutely bittersweet, I must say. I miss the people. Real genuine people.
MR: Now, tell us about the new album. Is it true that No Name had to become an American Apparel model to support your music?
DL: Yeah, I made him do it. It's not at all what you would think, either, not at all glamourous. It's something I'm not very proud of, but I believe that the ends justify the means one hundred percent of the time. Plus the LP is going to be absolutely stunning.
MR: Everyone is curious about how this album will sound since JPL is known to take on a wide array of musical styles.
DL: Oh, I wouldn't say that. If you could somehow listen to a recording of every single show we've ever done, you would know that we haven't changed that much. In fact, I believe we've gotten more the same, which is all any group wants.
MR: Well, that about wraps up our interview, is there anything at all you could tell us about the new album?
DL: Simply everything I've already said. Wonderful people, the OC, not at all what you would expect, except that it's exactly the same.
MR: If you had to sum up the feeling of the new album in one word, what would it be?
DL: I'm afraid I can't, actually. That would really go against my artistic instincts.

Jr. Planet League will be out in the future on Public Records.


  1. I am somewhat skeptical of the idea of there existing "genuine" people. For in order for there to be genuine people they must have illegitimate counterparts. However the very fact that we are all carbon based homo-sapiens (with the exception of Steve, you know which one you are -_-) means that none of us can really be more human than another. Unless you are arguing from the side of pathos and would deem those of us who can't cry to be inhumane monstars (not a misspelling of monsters but a symbiotic fusion of the boogeyman and fans of lady gaga/alternatively, look up a quaint Finnish band called Lordi and the song "Super Monstars"), if you are then I say: Touché, touché...

  2. My good man, I would also like to further point out that 1)This seems a little to the mid-side if you know what I mean (which I am [pronounced ham] assured that you don't) and 2)About the modelling for the greater good, "Pics or it didn't happen" (The Interweb 56^948495.58)

    Cheers ;)

  3. Haha nice!!! Thanks for using my photo of the crab wheat paste covering an American Apparel's model crotch. Here are some more pics: