Wednesday, September 30, 2009

24hrs with LMNO

24hrs with LMNO. A short but sweet video of our quick trip to Vegas - a trip we all know too well.

On Friday, September 4th of this year, I was invited to tag along on LMNO's journey to Las Vegas where he had a show at the Bunkhouse. We were only going to be gone for 24hrs, but that's all it took for us to leave a lasting impression on the Las Vegas hip-hop scene.

The pictures I took were horrible so I'm only putting up a few that came out okay.

This guy had an original Battle Axe copy of LMNO's Grin & Bear It - if you have one, consider yourself lucky, you CAN NOT find that in the LA area anymore.

And of course, the limited LRG "LEAVE MY NAME OUT" t-shirts. Only sold at shows.

This had nothing to do with the show, but on the way home we saw this cloud...or was it cloud? What does it look like to you?

new album in stores 11.17.09

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

LMNO & Yann Kesz: The Brunt 12" Vinyl

LMNO & Yann Kesz move forward with "The Brunt" - a 12" vinyl single capturing two incredible cuts from the upcoming Devilish Dandruff With Holy Shampoo LP and one non-album exclusive track on the B-side.

For all of those who say they still cop vinyl, here's your chance to prove it.

Click here to check out the single synopsis, plus snippets of the tracks. And pre-order the 12" by clicking the buy link.

new album in stores 11.17.09

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pete Rock: Collector's Item

The exclusive Up Above Pete Rock 12" vinyl is now available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, and all other digital outlets.

This newfound classic is another tailor-made track from the DJ Rhettmatic Exclusive Collection album on Up Above Records. Pete Rock builds up a bass-heavy and soulfully-knocking rhythm for his multi-talented brother Grap Luva to slickly tattoo his unique brand of candid and straightforward lyrics. This engaging piece is just another testament to Pete Rock, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time.

Get it on:
iTunes | Amazon

A1: Collector's Item ft. Grap Luva & Kev Brown (Main)
A2: Collector's Item ft. Grap Luva & Kev Brown (Instrumental)
B1: Blindsided ft. KeyKool, LMNO & DJ Rhettmatic (Main)
B2: Blindsided ft. KeyKool, LMNO & DJ Rhettmatic (Instrumental)
B3: Blindsided ft. KeyKool, LMNO & DJ Rhettmatic (Acapella)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Visionaries Tattoo

I've only seen a few Visionaries tattoo's in my lifetime. The most memorable was at a Visionaries show; a couple had the eyecon on their wrists. I talked to them for a few minutes, got to take a picture of it, and I even saw the same couple shopping in downtown Santa Barbra some years later. KeyKool later told me he knew them and they even named their dog Rhettmatic.

At this past LMNO / Dilated Peoples show at the Key Club in Hollywood, I was kicking it with law_of_gravity, who in my opinion, is one of the biggest Visionaries fans, let alone hip-hop heads on the planet. Well, he introduced me to his friend Lilly, who had a huge eyecon on her forearm...WOW...

So, if you or anyone you know has a Visionaries eyecon tattoo - send it to the Visionaries facebook or myspace page!

Friday, September 18, 2009

DJ Spinna: Rock (The Grand Finale)

DJ Spinna is hands down one of the illest to come out of the East Coast. Up Above Records was proud to release his exclusive 12" vinyl single "Rock (The Grand Finale)" in 2003 for the Manhattan / Up Above Records compilation (handled by DJ Rhettmatic), and now, we are proud to bring you the same, long out of print single to the digital age.

Track list:
1. Rock (The Grand Finale)
2. Nostalgia

Go to iTunes now and cop this epic digi-single w/ the B-side Nostalgia.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kev Brown Live in Rochester, NY: 9.18.09

Kev Brown will be in Rochester, New York performing live with Hassaan Mackey at Dubland Underground. If you guys have not picked up Kev's latest and greatest, Random Joints, I suggest you go to iTunes right now and download the don't even have to leave your house to go to the store!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

LMNO @ The Key Club w/ Dilated Peoples: 09.16.09

LMNO will be opening up for the almighty Dilated Peoples tomorrow night at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. This will be Dilated's only LA show of the year as Evidence is heading off on tour in a week.

LMNO will be performing some new tracks off his upcoming album DEVILISH DANDRUFF WITH HOLY SHAMPOO, which will be in stores on November 17th. For now, peep the debut music video below and please spread the word!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Visionaries, Noelle ft. Dilated Peoples: New Digital Releases

As promised, Up Above is slowly releasing their hard to find vinyl 12" exclusives digitally. So please go out and cop these classic titles from iTunes, Amazon and all other digital stores.

production by Oddisee & 88-Keys

iTunes | Amazon

Noelle ft. Dilated Peoples
produced by Evidence

iTunes | Amazon

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2Mex & Evidence at The Gabah

Still the hardest working man in the LA underground, 2Mex is putting the finishing touches on his 2010 album. Catch him live this Thursday, September 10th at The Gabah in Los Angeles, CA.

Capping off the night is the one and only Evidence of Dilated Peoples who is also finishing up his 2010 album, Cats And Dogs. Should be a good night, get there early!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

LMNO Show in Las Vegas: Friday, Sept. 4, 2009

LMNO of the Visionaries is heading out to Sin City; Las Vegas, NV for a show at The Bunkhouse. With his new album DEVILISH DANDRUFF WITH HOLY SHAMPOO set to release on November 17, 2009, you know LMNO has some new jams up his sleeves just waiting to be performed live.

Don't miss out Las vegas! Should be a good one! Check the flyer below for details.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Kev Brown in Washington DC: 9/3/09

Kev Brown, the super-producer with the heavy bass lines, continues his run of shows in support of his latest and greatest- RANDOM JOINTS!

Catch him live and direct in Washington DC, and best of all...IT'S FREE!

Details below

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tony Touch: We See Ya'll

TONY TOUCH aka Tony Toca, an icon in Hip-Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mixtapes, to his skills on the 1’s and 2’s, to becoming Hip-Hop’s most recognized DJ.

In 2003, Tony Touch laced Up Above Records with an exclusive record for DJ Rhettmatic's Exclusive Collection album. As a rare and hard to find 12" vinyl, the single got a lot of love, especially for its remixes by Visionaries maestro KeyKool.

We See Ya'll is now available on iTunes and all other digital stores:
iTunes | Amazon

1. We See Ya'll (clean)
2. We See Ya'll (20/15 Remix)
3. We See Ya'll (Vision Remix)
4. We See Ya'll (street)
5. We See Ya'll (instrumental)
6. We See Ya'll (20/15 Remix Instrumental)
7. We See Ya'll (Vision Remix Instrumental)
8. We See Ya'll (Acapella)