New Club Brings Hip-hop Culture to LHS


Scone Thugs and Harmony members typically gather in a circle to discuss the newly selected album for the week.

Over the past two school years, a relatively new group with a passion for hip-hop has officially become a club.

This club, Scone Thugs and Harmony, is dedicated to analyzing rap and hip-hop albums while simultaneously eating scones. The club’s unique name originates from the ‘90s rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Originally founded last year by Stephen Richardson and several other then-seniors, the new co-presidents, Johnny and Danny Richardson, took over their brother’s club this year and expanded it to its current status through the club’s Twitter and Instagram @scone_thugs accounts.

“We kinda break it down, the album, each song and sometimes we go into a review of the song and other times we talk about the project as a whole and each song within the album,” explained Danny about at a typical club meeting. “We just kinda try to break down everything we can.”

Meetings are held every Thursday after school in room 223, where Mrs. Kristi Robertson, the club’s sponsor, teaches. Meetings typically last about half an hour.  

Each week, the club members decide and vote on which hip-hop album, ranging from the ‘90s to the present, they will listen to and eventually discuss as a group while enjoying scones brought in by Johnny and Danny.

During discussions, members don’t only comment on the songs themselves but also “talk about the artist too, like their background and where they come from and what that could mean in influencing the album, like themes and stuff,” said Danny.

The club is constantly trying to listen to different artists and switch things up. Some of Johnny’s favorite albums include “Saturation II” by BROCKHAMPTON and “The Autobiography” by Vic Mensa.

Johnny enjoys this club “because I feel like we can’t talk about it anywhere else, maybe with one single friend, but you never have alternat[ive] opinions. It’s a good club to find new music that you’ve never heard about so you can explore that.”

This club is open to all who “like talking about rap and hip-hop, or just like music that tells a story in general and you want to learn more about it,” said Danny. “If you don’t want to talk, you don’t have to. You can listen to the conversation.”