The Lyricist Lounge Tour

Those who wrote off Das EFX at the end of the '90s had better prepare to eat crow: Krazy Drazyz and Skoob (that's "books" backward) got stuck with a lot of labels during the past decade, but "quitters" wasn't one of them. Now the two-man crew is once again in full effect, with a new album on the way and a headlining slot in the Lyricist Lounge Club Series. Das EFX's lyrics, even more than its raw hip-hop beats, solidified the duo's standing as old-school masters. On 1992's Dead Serious, Drazyz and Skoob employed the infamous "-iggity" suffix still popular today. Though later albums took a turn for the surreal, they were still sprinkled with pop-culture references, tongue twisters and general irreverence, appealing to a cult crowd and hip-hop's hardcore. Welcome back, boys.
KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Catalina Soltero