Lord T & Eloise

LORD T & ELOISE (aka Lord Treadwell and Maurice Eloise XIII) are Crunk artists and performers based out of Memphis, TN. Lord T dresses as an 18th century aristocrat, while Eloise wears a tuxedo and sports "24-karat" gold skin.  The self-proclaimed "intergalactic time travelers" and "horsemen of the Rapocalypse" claim to be on a mission to save rap music. 

How do you describe your music to people?
Mutli-layered, decidedly crunk, and full of important information.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
We were drawn together as we saw modern American poetry--also known as rap music--losing is relevance, edge and good spirit. We took it upon ourselves to do something about it and started a revolution.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
The endless delegation of responsibilities and the perpetual disappointments I must endure from my less-than-perfect employees.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
When I was a child I always thought I would become sort of super-hero. Never then did I think it would be the rap kind. But here I am. Life is full of surprises, isn't it?

In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
Memphis is known as the home of several forms of music: the blues, rock-n-roll, and crunk. Though crunk is certainly the prevailing influence on us, I believe in one way or another all Memphis forms of music can be found in our music. It's inevitable. The city here has a way of getting into your blood, into your bones maybe as deep as into the soul.

What other artists out there do you love?
David Bowie to DJ Kool Herc

What does your future hold?
Funny you ask that, because we have been there. We've seen it. Time travel is a hobby of ours. I would tell you what it holds for everyone, but what fun is that?  If you want to know what happens to us there, well, it's laid out very well for anyone who wants to know on our new album, "Rapocalypse."