Les Paul / Press

"Lester Paul, a Jimi Hendrix-inspired skateboarder from Kansas City, Missouri, first met Reach when he sneaked into local rap shows. At the last show at the old Mike's Tavern, Reach invited Paul, also known as "LP," onstage to perform. Paul talks about the experience as he does most topics: with wide eyes and uninhibited ambition. Paul, who grew up on the Paseo near 51st Street, remembers confrontations with kids who didn't appreciate his offbeat style. He fought through it all, he says, and now he wants to use his rap talents to bridge the city's skate and hip-hop communities."