The collective known as S.U. THE CLIQUE is a mastermind group fronted by rappers L-Dos and Von Stacks. Seamlessly blending lifestyle rap with street undertones, their versatility stands out in growing pool of up and comers. With an extensive list of material already under their belts in the form of mixtapes, they’ve since decided to kick things into high gear.
Building momentum with the release of their latest solo projects “Burnt Paper” and “HIGHpoxiaR3Loaded”, Dos and Von have done a string of regional promotional performances. From local hole-in-the-wall clubs to reputable high capacity venues, no stage has been left untouched. They’ve each been featured on several blog sites, earned spots on installments of the Coast to Coast mixtape series, and garnered radio air-play on the east coast. With a full length LP scheduled for release in early 2016, the two have no plans on slowing down.
Influenced by artists such as Harlem’s Diplomats and Memphis’ Three Six Mafia, as a duo L-Dos and Von Stacks have an interesting dynamic. Von’s nonchalant, mathematical delivery meshes with L-Dos’ more aggressive, witty flow to create something all their own. Often referred to as a Yin and Yang relationship by the two; combined, their efforts are unparalleled.
A brief stint with a local label afforded more insight into the business side of things for the two, as well as opportunities to experience achievements possible for independent artists. “Performing at the same venue as Trey Songz and 2 Chainz without a major label deal was a feeling like no other.” With showcases alongside artists like Wale, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Shy Glizzy, Saigon, and The Diplomats’ own Jr Writer, things can only get better.
Thousands of views on Youtube as well as a growing social media following overall, with names already attached to quality music, there’s no doubt that S.U. THE CLIQUE is anxious to make a significant impact in the entertainment industry. “GRINDSEASON” is an album title that says it all and this talented ensemble maintains that mind state on a daily basis. As the classic Notorious B.I.G. song goes.. “Sky’s the limit.”