Boy meets girl. Boy raps to girl. Girl cuts and scratches. And they perform happily ever after.
In today’s hip hop landscape, the classic configuration of Emcee and DJ, two turntables and a mic, is enough of a fairy tale on its own, and a male/female duo with the skills to make Cinderella stay out past midnight is even more mythical. Despite that improbability, M-TRI and DJ Leecy T are just that, and have managed to set the New York City hip hop kingdom abuzz with an energetic and precise style of hip hop that borrows from foundational aspects of Golden Era boom bap, but includes plenty of new school ingredients to sound fresh and distinct.