Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LMNO at The Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ: 4/26/12

LMNO will be finishing up the tour with Evidence this week. Thursday night, they hit The Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ. LMNO will be bringing CD's and his limited "Leave My Name Out" tee.

Cop tickets to the show here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DJ Rhettmatic @ Church in Venice, CA: 4/26/12

DJ Rhettmatic will be the guest DJ at Church this Thursday, April 26th in Venice, CA. Check the flyer for details.

Mr. Brady at The Crosby in Santa Ana, CA: 4/26/12

Mr. Brady will be supporting Ugly Duckling at The Crosby in Santa Ana, CA this Thursday, April 26th. FREE SHOW!

DJ Nu-Mark Limited 10" Vinyl Single

The first single from Broken Sunlight, featuring Bumpy Knuckles and Large Professor, hits stores today. This limited edition, red 10" is the first in a series of 6 from Broken Sunlight.

Check it out here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

LMNO @ The Avalon [Santa Clara, CA] 4/19/12

LMNO will be opening up for Evidence for his West Coast tour! They'll be hitting the Avalon in Santa Clara, CA on Thursday, 4/19/12.

Check out LMNO performing "Radient" at the Slide Bar this past weekend.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Beat Junkies at Savile Row (The Luxor) 4/18/12 - Las Vegas, CA


Feel Good Tuesdays w/ DJ Rhettmatic: 4/16/12

DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies/Visionaries) will be the special guest DJ tomorrow for Feel Good Tuesdays at Envy Ultra Lounge.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Available on Tour: Leave My Name Out Tee's

LMNO has a new shirt available tonight and for the remaining tour with Evidence. Don't leave the show without the new "Leave My Name Out" tee. Like all of the tee's we make, once they're gone, they're gone!


Monday, April 9, 2012

LMNO West Coast Tour 4/13/12 - 4/28/12

LMNO will be joining Evidence on his West Coast tour starting this Friday, April 13th in San Diego, CA. See the rest of the tour dates below:

04.13.12 - San Diego, CA @ Cowshed (21+) http://bit.ly/GGyD49
04.14.12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room (21+) http://tktwb.tw/GDuWLE
04.15.12 - Fullerton, CA - Slidebar Cafe (FREE/21+)
04.19.12 - San Jose, CA - Fiesta Nightclub (All Ages)
04.20.12 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium (18+) http://bit.ly/IbfMxu
04.21.12 - Berkeley, CA - Shattuck Down Low (21+)
04.22.12 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's Night Club (18+)
04.26.12 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room (21+) http://bit.ly/GIVRKC
04.27.12 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Chasers (All Ages) http://ticketf.ly/GFJoXW
04.28.12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Body English at Hard Rock (21+) http://bit.ly/GF0y66

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Photos & Video: Visionaries at House of Blues

A few pictures and videos collected from the Paid Dues Pre-Party at the House of Blues this past weekend. I know a bunch of people took better pictures than me, oh well.

Lord Zen & Rhettmatic.

Luckyiam & Jordan.
2Mex hosted the damn thing.
Special guest Medusa.
Murs introducing the Visionaries while DJ Rhettmatic sets up. Murs had a lot of kind things to say; what a good guy!
Visionaries tore the house down.

Watch the videos below! It's like you're actually there!

2Mex Hosting Paid Dues Festival 2012

You already know what it is. Wu-Tang, Odd Future, Dilated Peoples, Living Legends and the rest of your favorites at Paid Dues Festival this Saturday at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. Did I mention that the event will be hosted by none other then 2mex of the Visionaries!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DJ Rhettmatic Shows: April 5th & 7th

DJ Rhettmatic will be spinning in the Los Angeles area this coming Thursday & Saturday nights. That means you have two chances and no excuses! Check the flyers for info below.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mr. Brady - Left Overs Vol. 3

Mr. Brady's talent and workethic continue to take the music industry by storm. Brady's "Left Overs" series has the underground buzzing and his latest is no exception. Listen & download below.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Music Video: LMNO - Born Again

LMNO just dropped his latest music video for his 2011 LP Born Again w/ French producer Kyo Itachi.

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/born-again/id446649895
Limited CD: http://store.upabove.com/lmbagcdi.html

Free Show: Visionaries at House of Blues Hollywood 3/31/12

Visionaries will be performing FREE at the House of Blues on Sunset in Hollywood, CA for the official Paid Dues pre-party. The show is free but you have to win tickets, so follow Visionaries on facebook here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dannu of Visionaries at House of Blues San Diego | 3/23/12

Dannu of the Visionaries will be playing the House of Blues in San Diego this Friday, March 23rd, 2012. One Mic / One Love - this is going to be pretty epic. Info below.

Reminder: LMNO - Overtime [Free LP]

Just a friendly reminder that LMNO of the Visionaries dropped a free LP at the end of this past year. He's got some new music marinating and will see the light of day in the coming months, so stop sleeping!

Monday, March 12, 2012

An Interview With LMNO via LRG

LMNO sat down with the good people at LRG Clothing for a short but sweet interview.

LMNO has been paying his dues, making albums and contributing to hip-hop culture since the early ’90s. As both a solo artist and as a part of the Los Angeles-based crew, The Visionaires, he’s had the privilege to work with/alongside other notable hip-hop acts like the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples, Blacklicious and J Dilla. With twenty albums under his belt, and a work ethic that is unmatched, it’s no surprise that LMNO has been an ally of LRG since the very beginning. Recently, we had a chance to chat with the emcee also known as James K, to touch on an array of topics – from the state of hip-hop to the state of the country. Check it out!

Read the full interview here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Video: Ikey Owens of Look Daggers on SNL

Ikey Owens of the Look Daggers performed with Jack White this past weekend on Saturday Night Live! Watch below, he killed it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mr. Brady & Elaquent - Sayin Somethin Ep

Mr. Brady just dropped a new EP over the weekend with producer Elaquent. Sayin Somethin features guests LMNO, Moka Only & Piff. Listen & cop it now below!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Video: Georgia Anne Muldrow - Seeds

Georgia Anne Muldrow just released the visuals to the first single of her upcoming solo album completely produced by Madlib. Watch SEEDS below.

Shift w/ DJ Rhettmatic at The Crosby: 3/1/12

Shift will be cracking off this Thursday, March 1st with DJ Rhettmatic, Plann.B and very special guest J.Rawls! As always, the event is FREE all night at The Crosby in Santa Ana, CA. Be sure to get there!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Free Mixtape: Chicharones - Por Que? (Pork Eh?)

The Chicarones (Sleep & Josh Martinez) just released a new mixtape Por Que? (Pork Eh?) today for FREE! Download below and be sure to be on the lookout for their new LP coming soon!

The Chicharones have wrapped up recording their upcoming album "Swine Flew" and to celebrate the fruits of their labors they decided to create and release the brand new absolutely free mixtape "Por Que (Pork, Eh?)". This time around Josh & Sleep were on tour with nothing but stolen mixtapes and work out jams to write to. A mash-up of classic and mainstream instrumentals, all re-imagined and re-written with the original Chicharones flavor.


Rhettmatic just released a new Dilla mixtape! Download here (click).

From DJ Rhettmatic:

Peace Everyone,

As I type this, it's 6:55am & I am running on fumes....LOL!

I know today is Valentine's Day, so Happy Valentine's Day to all the lovers around the world. Me personally, I don't really like to celebrate Valentine's Day…..i tend to have some bad memories due to Cupid's sadistic jokes on me (I usually like to choke Cupid out like a MMA fighter...LOL!) So instead, i celebrate Dilla Month during the month of February. My good friend, James Yancey, better known to the world as J Dilla, was an Aquarius; born on Feb 7, 1974, but ironically passed away on February 10, 2006, due to complications from Lupus. He passed away 3 days after his birthday when he released his final album "Donuts"…….Even though Dilla was from & repped Detroit to the fullest, he also called Los Angeles his home where he was really appreciated out here. And as for his request, Dilla asked to buried in LA. Dilla was buried in the hills of Glendale, Ca; which ironically on Valentine's Day, on a beautiful sunny day, with two heart shaped clouds that was made by sky writers.

Anyways, here's a new installment of the "Whutupdoe" Mix Volume 2……i made this late last night into the early morning, just for all you Dilla heads & music lovers alike. You'll hear some familiar beats/songs, as well as some Dilla treats that you might have or have not heard. From soulful type beats to club bangers….and if you know Dilla, you would know that he got a sense of humor as well as a fetish for the Female's Glutius Maximus…..Personally, i still think my fellow Beat Junnkie & brother, the Funky President J.Rocc, can make a better Dilla mix than me & anyone out there, with a exception of Houseshoes & others. But i was inspired to make this…..I try to go for a longer mix but i was getting sleepy….Ha! Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the mix…this one is for you….and this one is for Dilla!

Now it's time for me to go to bed....LOL! Salute!

Beat Junkies
Crown Royale
Cypress Junkies

PS. There is no tracklisting...just listen to the greatness of Dilla & vibe out to the music.....

Monday, February 13, 2012

Music Video: LMNO - Surround Trip

Today we debut Surround Trip, the new music video from LMNO's latest album "Overtime". The video is pretty simple; take random footage and put them together. But underneath it all, the random footage tells a story. Create your story and leave a comment!

Download the free LP Overtime here (click).

Monday, February 6, 2012

Theory Hazit - Thr3e Album Release Party 2/10/12

Featuring Performances by



Where: Emmaus Church
4046 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

People For The Ethical Treatment of Alex

Follow @jamesklmno on INSTAGRAM!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Free Show: Aceyalone/Blame One/Dannu in Carlsbad, CA 1/19/12

Wow! A hell of a free show is going down this Thursday, 1/19/12 at Boar Crossn in Carlsbad, CA. Aceyalone will be headlining the night with Blame One, Dannu of Visionaries and many more opening up!

San Diego City Beat: Mr Brady

Mr. Brady has a full page article in the new San Diego City Beat on newsstands now!

When most 9-to-5ers are brushing their teeth before resting for the next workday, Brandon Crowel is just punching in. A rapper and producer better known as Mr. Brady, he sits in his makeshift bedroom laboratory late into the night, poring over stacks of records, chopping up samples, tapping out drum parts on his samplers and writing rhymes on a notepad.

Read full article here.

And be sure to cop Mr. Brady's new EP today!

Blazing 45's at The Echo in Los Angeles: 1/19/12

Head down to the Echo this Thursday, January 19th 2012 for Blazing 45's with Rich Medina, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Rhettmatic and Shortkut, who was just added!

DJ Schedule:
9 to 9:20.................JENKINS
9:20 to 9:45..............INKA ONE
9:45 to 10:15.............DJ EXPO
10:15 to 10:45...........SHORTKUT
10:45 to 11:15...........RHETTMATIC
11:15 to 12:30...........RICH MEDINA
12:30 TO 1:45............PEANUT BUTTER WOLF

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mr. Brady & Abjo "Welcome To The City" EP

Mr. Brady & Abjo just released the "Welcome To The City" EP today! The 6-track EP features guest spots by LMNO & Just Brea (of Deep Rooted). Cop it now!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: LMNO "Overtime" by Steady Rock

Big ups to the good people at Steady Rock who reviewed the latest LMNO LP Overtime. If you haven't copped it yet, it's free!

Over the past few years, LMNO has really taking hip hop's "hustle harder" mantra to a awe inspiring level, releasing volumes of quality music for fans to enjoy. He worked with some of the scene best and brightest names in front of and behind the mic, but I think this collaboration with producer LD is definitely one of his best projects so far. These two have a great musical chemistry, one that is arguably on-par with some of hip-hop's best emcee-producer combinations. Hopefully these two will continue to create amazing music together and keep "pushing that work" that the fans enjoy.

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FREE LP: Theory Hazit - Thr3e

Our good friend Theory Hazit just dropped his latest LP today for FREE. Featuring production by Dert, this is a great way to start the year off.

Click here to download THR3E.

And don't forget to cop that LMNO & Theory Hazit LP Determined To Fly here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Free Download: LD - Move Your Ass Vol. 2

LD (DJ/Producer) aka LDonthecut aka the dopest DJ you better get familiar with just blessed you with a 1 hr mix of club joints feat Chris Brown, Kanye West & Jay Z, Mac Miller, Niki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Skrillex, Will.I.am, Flo Rida, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Major Lazer, Kid Cudi, B.O.B., Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Junior Reid, Baby Cham and more.

Click here to download.

And be sure to download LMNO's latest LP OVERTIME for free. The entire album is produced by LD!

Shift Podcast 001: Houseshoes

DJ Rhettmatic & Plann.B have been running Shift for a long time now, but at their first show of 2012, the guys recorded the night and are letting the world hear and download it. Special guest Houseshoes on the 1's & 2's!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Video: Georgia Anne Muldrow on Beat Making

Acclaimed producer, singer, and lyricist Georgia Anne Muldrow gives a rare glimpse into her beat making philosophy and how she came to the decision to make music her life passion.

Album Review: LMNO "Overtime" by Scratched Vinyl

Thanks to Scratched Vinyl for reviewing LMNO's latest (and free) LP OVERTIME.

After the ambitious project of releasing ten albums in 2010, it would be completely understandable if LMNO took 2011 off. The Long Beach emcee wasn’t content to rest on his laurels, though, and dropped Overtime right at the end of December of 2011. Produced entirely by LD, they team up to bring us yet another collection of solid hip hop in the Visionaries member‘s catalog.

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Shift w/ DJ Rhettmatic in Santa Ana, CA: 1/5/12

DJ Rhettmatic & Plann.B will be throwing the first Shift event of 2012! This time the special guest is none other than DJ Houseshoes! Head on over to The Crosby in Downtown Santa Ana, CA, you can't miss this one!

2Mex Video Blog: 1/3/12

2Mex is just updating you on his life...

Monday, January 2, 2012

LMNO - Born Again - Limited CD [Import] Available Now

In 2011, LMNO (Visionaries) released an LP with French Producer Kyo Itachi. The album is available now through all digital outlets, but the physical CD has only been available in Europe. Until now.

We got our hands on 20 (!!!) CD's today and they'll be available to you on a first come first served basis. Only one copy per customer - we will not restock on this item.

Purchase here: Up Above Store

Live Show: 2Mex in San Diego, CA - 1/4/12

Catch 2Mex (Visionaries/Look Daggers) in San Diego at The Kava Lounge Wednesday, January 4th, 2012.