Friday, August 28, 2009

2Mex in Winterhaven, CA: 8.29.09

2Mex heading out to Winterhaven, CA for a live show with an awesome line-up. Life Rexall of the Shapeshifters and incredible DJ/Producer Deeskee will be with 2Mex to hold court in the not-so-forgotten area.

2Mex is working to finish his next solo album (due out first quarter 2010) and was recently asking people what he should name the album. WHAT DO YOU THINK?


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lord Zen of Visionaries Live in Chicago, IL

Lord Zen of the Visionaries and more recently LVX Collective (teaming up with incredible producer Dave Harrow) will be a special guest artist at the New Urban Era event in Chicago, IL.

The event will take place at the Elastic Arts Center, Friday, August 28th. The event will have free food and there is a suggested donation of $7. Come support!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kev Brown Album Release Party: August 26, 2009

We've been saying it for a while, but now it is official. Kev Brown will be having his album release party tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th at liv Nightclub in Washington DC. Expect a big crowd and appreacnes by the entire Low Budget crew.

Kev Brown's Random Joints is available now. And you can also get his debut album I Do What I Do for a discounted low low price + free shipping at UPABOVE.COM here:

Monday, August 24, 2009

LMNO Live in Oceanside, CA: August 26, 2009

LMNO of the Visionaries performing live in beautiful Oceanside, California this Wednesday, August 26th. Mr. Leave My Name Out has been on a killing spree lately recording and performing up and down the West Coast. His upcoming album on Up Above Records is already being tagged as his best album of all time.

coming soon...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

DJ Rhettmatic in Detroit: August 21, 2009

World Famous Beat Junkie and Visionaries member DJ Rhettmatic will be heading over to the "D" for the second installment of An Evening With A Junkie.

The show is only $5 pre-sale and $10 at the door and you should expect Rhett's set to be worth every penny. If you haven't seen him spin yet, you can only imagine his set to be amazing.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Omen: Diamond D, Sadat X, Camari

Diamond D teamed up with Camari and Sadat X of Brand Nubian to form The Omen, a short lived super-group who released a few singles including 2002's It's Our World.

The 12" vinyl single was released as an exclusive record for 2004's DJ Rhettmatic "Exclusive Collection" album and has been a hard to find and sought after record ever since.

Up Above Records is proud to announce that the single is now available in its entirety as a digital download. Click the link below for a few options on how to get the single w/ the instrumentals and B-side!

UPABOVE.COM (click here)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kev Brown in Philadelphia, PA: 8.19.09

Kev Brown making his way over to Philly in support of his new album Random Joints which is available now on iTunes and all other digital stores.

Up Above is also holding a little sale on all of Kev's back catalog from his stellar debut album I Do What I


Monday, August 17, 2009

Kev Brown I Do What I Do Sale

In celebration of Kev Brown's latest release Random Joints (available now on iTunes and all other digital stores) the good people at Up Above Records are holding a little sale on Kev's debut solo album I Do What I Do.

If you don't know how awesome this album is, I highly suggest you cop this thing now and put it in permanent rotation in your car. The album is smooth with the beats and rhymes (pun intended, check track 7) and will have you nodding your head from start to finish.

Get a CHEAP sale price on his CD and 12" vinyl singles with FREE SHIPPING:

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Lions Den presents: Aceyalone, Dudley Perkins & LMNO

The Lion's Den has been turning out great monthly hip-hop events for a while now, and this month's installment is no exception. Hot off the release of his latest album, Holy Smokes, Dudley Perkins aka Declaime will be co-headlining the night with Project Blowed royalty Aceyalone.

LMNO (of Visionaries) will performing some of his latest material off his upcoming full-length LP Devilish Dandruff With Holy Shampoo (coming soon on Up Above Records). And if you haven't seen his music video for his single Never Stop, please get out under that rock you've been staying under and peep it below. Pure Fire!

Where: Zanzibar (Santa Monica, CA)
When: Sunday, August 16, 2009
Cost: $10 pre-sale // $15 door
Doors: 8pm // 21+

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Look Daggers Detroit Bar Video

Because of Chris Clawson's broken arm (Look Daggers drummer), the Daggers band could not make it out, but if you know Ikey, you know he has a million musicians in his rolodex. So, Ikey took members of his other band Free Moral Agents, added his brother Eugene (once the musical director for Lauryn Hill's band) on bass, and viola, you have a show.

The crowd:
as the "Free Moral Daggers" started their set, they were greeted with chants of "Rae-kwon, Rae-kwon" and of course, "Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang." Unfazed by the restless audience, 2Mex continued his raps and the band continued their musical destruction. As the chanting continued and grew louder, 2Mex took it upon himself to leave the stage, go into the crowd of people, and literally rap directly in their faces all while holding the mic to their mouths as they continued to chant.

I was waiting for a fight to break out. But, slowly and surely, the audience began to quiet down, and chants of "2MEX" became more and more audible, even from those who were once screaming for Raekwon. I have never seen a crowd as hostile (and drunk) as that turn from talking sh-t to giving huge props...a complete 180 in my book.

I think it's safe to say that the "Free Moral Daggers" won the crowd over.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Jay Dee: F-ck The Police (2)

Oh yeahhhh!! We reported last week that Jay Dee's infamous "F-ck The Police" was going to be available for download from iTunes, Amazon and all that other good stuff, but unless you checked it out, you found that it obviously wasn't. The reason? Censorship.

F-ck The Police
is available now! Spread the word and support!

iTunes | ThinkIndie

Friday, August 7, 2009

Look Daggers in the OC Tonight: 8.7.09

Look Daggers (2Mex & Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta) will be opening for the Chef...Raekwon! Head over to the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa and witness greatness.

We previously reported that the show was canceled due to Chris, the Look Daggers drummer, breaking his arm, but Ikey found a few special replacements and it looks like this is going to be an incredible show. Get there early!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Supernatural Meet & Greet: San Bernardino, CA 8.7.09

One of the greatest on the spot emcees of our time, MC Supernatural, will be making a very special appearance at Shiekhs Shoe store at the Inland Center Mall in San Bernardino, CA tomorrow, Friday, August 7th from 4pm-6pm.

I'm assuming he'll go around the store and freestyle about every pair of shoes. Someone please record some video and send it to us. Other Rock The Bells performers might show up as well...

And don't miss out on Rock The Bells this weekend - hosted by Supernatural

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

DJ Rhettmatic at The Crosby: 8.6.09

DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies and underground hip-hop heroes Visionaries is heading to downtown Santa Ana tomorrow, Thursday, August 6th, for The Shift, a monthly event held at The Crosby.

The event is free all night and The Crosby now offers a full bar! Let's go!!!

400 N. Broadway
Downtown Santa Ana, 92701
FREE | 21+


And if you didn't notice, the Jay Dee F-ck The Police single did not make it up on iTunes and other digital sites. There was a problem with the "F-ck" and it will be up next week. Stay tuned!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jay Dee: Fuck The Police

Tuesday, August 4th will mark the first day you can digitally purchase one of Jay Dee's (aka J Dilla) most well known solo tracks, Fuck The Police.

The anti-authority anthem has one of the most recognizable drum patterns and chorus lines in hip-hop history. All over the world, Fuck The Police can be heard and chanted screaming the infamous, "On the count of three say fuck the police / one, two, three / Fuck The Police!!!"

The digital single comes with the Fuck The Police instrumental and the B-side gem Move which many have slept on in the past, but today is just as recognizable as some of the greatest in Dilla's catalog.

Get the single on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and any other digital stores where good music is sold.