The LCP are about to release their first album of a three part series called Tha Trilogy through Smokehouse Entertainment, an independent label established by Scottie Pimpin. As always, the LCP is continuing to record great music to further strengthen their catalog and lyrical skills. They are members of the Mississippi Artist and Producers Coalition. The primary promotional tool for the group has been the use of their website, www.lovecityplayers.com, which has been used to get new music to listening public across the world and keep them informed of LCP events. The LCP has released 2 mix-tapes in the past 2 years: Microphone Kings & Welcome to tha Smokehouse Vol I.. Each has garnered positive public response and interest and a light buzz in the streets.
Scottie Pimpin, the eldest of the brothers, is a Jackson State University computer science grad that started seriously rapping and writing in 1988. As part of his high school rap group the G.G.R. Crew, he honed his writing, delivery, and performance skills. The grouped performed at schools across the state with music they wrote for national Red Ribbon Week (anti-drug) for three years. After the group dispersed and a long layoff, Scottie Pimpin was drawn back into the art form by a lyrical challenge and hasn’t left since. Rod C, the second of the brothers, is a Mississippi Valley State University computer science graduate that became an emcee as he watched Scottie Pimpin pursue musical aspirations. He started with freestyling and was known in is circle as a battle cat and beatbox. As the G.G.R. Crew began writing substantive lyrics that covered specific topics, he began writing as well. D-Boy Gotti, the youngest of the brothers, is a Jackson State University history graduate that took a natural liking to rapping after being exposed to the many aspects of hiphop by the older brothers. He also started with freestyling and battling and became a viscous battle cat in his circles before he evolved into a writer.
The LCP has always existed, but officially came together for hiphop in 2000. They have since progressed into making multitrack recordings with professional quality that can rival any in the industry. The LCP and Smokehouse Entertainment plan to release The Trilogy series as well as solo albums by each of the members of the group. Smokehouse Entertainment also plans to release music in other genres as well.