Friday, February 26, 2010

LMNO - Working (Music Video)

LMNO has just released his latest music video from the 1st of 10 albums to be released in 2010.

WORKING produced by LD from the album Push That Work available now

iTunes | Amazon

Free Mixtape: Bobo Meets Rhettmatic

If you didn't know, DJ Rhettmatic has been doing sets with Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill. In their free mixtape, aptly titled Bobo Meets Rhettmatic, the duo shows you what they're capable of.

Download free below:

Bobo Meets Rhettmatic from Bobo Meets Rhettmatic on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime feat. LMNO "Fonk With An O"

LMNO is featured on another Declaime & Georgia Anne Muldrow track from their album SomeOthaShip which is out now.

LMNO's LP #2 of 10 fOnk garden, completely produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow featuring Declaime will be in all digital stores March 16th.

Georgia & Declaime "fOnk With an O" feat. LMNO (click here)

LMNO & Kev Brown Interview

For those of you eagerly waiting the follow-up to LMNO & Kev Brown's 2008 (classic!) album "Selective Hearing" the wait is over. In May 2010, the duo will bring you SELECTIVE HEARING PART 2.

Peep the interview with "Da Ill Spot" for more information.

Monday, February 22, 2010

LMNO - Push That Work (Review)

via: BigSto's Blog

LMNO is one of the world’s hardest working emcees and is taking that Work Ethic to another level this year. LMNO is taking his status to the next level by releasing 10 albums this year each album featuring a different producer. The first of these 10 albums starts with “Push That Work” produced entirely by LD of Technicali. I hadn’t heard of LD until this record, but he’s done with work with LMNO before and in fact produced LMNO’s album “Work Ethic” so fans have seen this duo before. The question is does LMNO start this 10 album campaign on the right note.

Right off the bat, I realized the album flows nicely together, LD and LMNO show chemistry together. I remember listening to the previews and “Sound The Horns” was an immediate favorite of mine and listening to the entire track was just a blessing to my ears.

Upon looking at the tracklist I was kind of bummed at the lack of guest appearances on the album. “Paid Vacation” is an amazing track featuring The Prime (Luckyiam & Sapient of Living Legends) and JFK of Grayskul (who also appeared on “Fashion Show” from the LMNO and Yann Kesz album). The track covers the whole idea of music being so much fun that it’s not considered a job. LD has a lot versatility on the beats and he shows it here, this is one of my favorites.

“Cali Queen” is right after that and LMNO explains his love for living in California and how it has positive and negative sides but is still the home he loves to come home to. LMNO’s lyricism seems to improve as the record progresses and reaches a peak in my opinion with “Computer Crashes”. It basically talks of how our world would more or less get destroyed if technologically were to crash.

It’s only fair that I talk about LD a little bit, first off LD shows his versatility on this project. However when I listened to the promo video for “Push That Work” LD said that the duo had recorded over 200 tracks, we get 14 tracks with this album and I could’ve swore LD or LMNO said we’d see more of these tracks eventually. So could they be hinting at another project?

If the answer to the previous question is an astounding yes, then I will be first in line to buy this album because LD’s production and LMNO’s rhyme style and flow are amazing. The only real gripe I had against this album is that I felt like LMNO doesn’t really change his rap style, though at the same time he might be taking the whole don’t fix what ain’t broke approach, it just sounds like I’ve heard this LMNO before. However don’t let that stop you from picking up “Push That Work” because it is so close to a classic that it’s ridiculous!


LD+LMNO= a duo for the ages

“Paid Vacation” and “Sound The Horns”

LD has very diverse production and LMNO has veteran rhymes need I say more


I feel like I’ve heard this LMNO before as in the lyrics sound the same.

Rating: 4.5/5 (Almost classic BUY IT NOW!!!)

If You Can’t Buy The Album Download These Songs

1. Paid Vacation feat. The Prime and JFK of Grayskul

2. Sound The Horns

3. Working

4. I’m In

5. Long Time Coming

Listen to samples here: UPABOVE.COM

Friday, February 19, 2010

2Mex Live Show: Santa Ana, CA

2Mex will be having a live show with Life Rexall of the Shapeshifters tomorrow, Saturday, February 20th in Santa Ana, CA.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Declaime & Georgia Anne Muldrow feat. LMNO, Kool G Rap & Black Milk "Heaven Or Hell"

Straight from OkayPlayer:

Yesterday was the digital release date for Georgia Anne Muldrow and Declaime's new collabo album, SomeOthaShip. In celebration of the release, they leaked one more single from the LP, "Heaven Or Hell," which was produced by Georgia, and features Black Milk, Kool G Rap, and LMNO. Clearly this is a mix of contrasting styles, and in explanation of this Mello Music Group founder Michael Tolle explains: "I wanted to create a track that showed two extreme perspectives - Kool G Rap doing his Gangster/Drug Lord/Pimp thing while Declaime & Georgia did their righteous preacher thing... However, LMNO came with the most positive message out of the bunch. In the middle, Black Milk did his thing to perfection. Thus the 'Heaven Or Hell' title." Make sure to catch Georgia and Declaime next week as they tare through NY, D.C. and Philly to celebrate the physical release date of the album.

Download the track for free! (click here)

LMNO's "fOnk garden" completely produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow coming March 16th.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

LMNO - Push That Work - OUT NOW

The first of 10 LMNO albums to be released is here! "Push That Work" is completely produced by longtime collaborator LD and features guest apperances by The Prime (Luckyiam of the Living Legends & Sapient) & JFK of Grayskul.

All 10 albums will be released digitally once a month and at the end of the year we have a special package in the works which we'll announce later in the year.

For now, cop "Push That Work" on iTunes, Amazon or any other digital outlet.

iTunes | Amazon

LP #2 available March 16th. "fOnk garden" produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Beat Junkies Nightlife: 2-12-10

Beat Junkies Nightlife is tonight and there are more than a few special guests who will be in the house! In celebration of the late great J Dilla, Slum Village will be making an appearance, so check the flyer below and let's get this cracking!

Sonny Kay Art Show Recap

The Sonny Kay art show was packed! Musical performances by Liquid Indian, Lisa & Matt and members of Big Sir and RX Bandits, not to mention DJ Nobody and Cedric Bixler-Zavala providing the sounds for the entire night!

Here's a few pieces of Sonny Kay's recent works:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sonny Kay Art Show

Sonny Kay might be known to most as the designer for The Mars Volta and Rodriguez-Lopez Productions/Sargent House Records, and for good reason. He's been making incredible pieces you've seen but never knew was him for over 10 years.

Luckily for us, Sonny has blessed Up Above by designing the cover of the Look Daggers album Suffer In Style.

Come check out some of Sonny's amazing designs this Thursday through March!

What's In My Bag? - Declaime & Georgia Anne Muldrow

Check out the Amoeba feature on Declaime and Georgia Anne Muldrow, "What's In My Bag?"

If you didn't know, the two have a huge part in LMNO's 10 albums in 2010. LP #2 will be released on March 16th, and is completely produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow, featuring Declaime - fOnk garden.

Friday, February 5, 2010

2Mex Live Show: Inlgewood, CA

2Mex (Visionaries/Look Daggers) will be performing at an early show tonight in Inglewood, CA. Catch him now before he goes on tour for a few months!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

LMNO on 562CityLife Radio Tonight at 9pm

LMNO of the Visionaries will be on Long Beach's 562 City Life Radio tonight at 9pm. Topics of discussion will be his latest album "Devilish Dandruff With Holy Shampoo" (in stores now) as well as his epic campaign for 10 albums in 2010. The first of those albums will be releasing in just over a week on Feb. 16th.

Call in and ask LMNO a question tonight: (347) 934-0632

Listen here:

Beat Junkies: DJ Babu & DJ Rhettmatic in Santa Ana, CA

The Beat Junkie Beatdown is going down tonight as DJ Babu of the World Famous Beat Junkies and Dilated Peoples steps to the plate and guest DJ's at The Crosby in Downtown Santa Ana, CA. As always, DJ Rhettmatic will also be in the house making it a "must go to" event, and plus, it's FREE!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Awol One feat. LMNO - Monitor Scream

Cop this brand new Awol One single featuring Visionaries own LMNO.

"Monitor Scream" is an iTunes exclusive, so don't sleep!

Get it here: iTunes

Shousehouse: J Dilla celebration

Come to Shoeshouse tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 3rd for a very special J Dilla celebration with an all-star line-up of DJ's including DJ Rhettmatic, Mr. Choc, C-Minus and more.

NO COVER | 21+ | DOORS @ 9:30

Monday, February 1, 2010

2Mex & Awol One Live Show: Claremont, CA

2MEX & AWOL ONE live show in Claremont, tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. The "Flow & Tell Tour" CD was one of the first underground CD's I got when I was in high school. Re-live the memories Claremont!