The Secret Keepers are not your typical "Boy meets Girl" story or simply another "Hip-Hop Duo", they are a band/collective. Meet D.C. Bred musicians Ralphie. and Leo. Ralphie is a seasoned musician (i.e. Emcee, Vocalist, and Instrumentalist); who pride's herself in her lyrical prowess and unique vocal abilities, as well as, her new-age production and eclectic palette. Leo is a new, up and coming, Emcee; who is also studying and honing his skills on the Electric Guitar.
With collective influences, such as Lupe Fiasco, Feist, John Mayer, Snoop and Dr. Dre, Alanis Morrisette, Bone Thugs -n- Harmony, N.E.R.D, Q-tip, Green Day, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Common, Kanye West, Tupac, Biggie, Estelle, Chrisette Michelle, MGMT, Nirvana, The Killers, Jay-Z, Maroon 5, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, The Fray, and U2; The Secret Keepers plan to bring you back to the days of lyrical felicity in Hip-Hop. As well, they are honing their instrumental skills (Ralphie. on Keyboard/Vocals, Leo on Guitar) in order to bring you what they deem their "full package", which includes an alternative band. The Secret Keepers are trying to break down musical barriers and eliminate limitations.
The DC Native Duo are releasing their first small prerequisite project on Friday, July 31st, 2009, which is entitled "Nostalgia: The Buzztape". It features Ralphie. & Leo exercising lyrical skill over some of the illest old school beats from Hip-Hop greats, such as A Tribe called Quest, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Camp Lo, and The Pharcyde. It's definitely a project that is meant to point at lyrical skill and bring Buzz to their name (i.e. The BuzzTape).