With the release of the new tee, Old English Brand made a short commercial video showcasing the brand new design, “Set For Life” with sexy model Valerie Vargas. With certain designs, they just speak for themselves. No gimmick, or camera tricks or special effects. Its just the person and the clothing. Set For Life is a lifestyle that is so full of ambition that pushes for greatness. And once greatness is achieved, to go even further. The Set For Life Tee is available now exclusively at The Old English Brand Flagship Shop and online inside Our Online Store! Todays special release will come with some free wine and a limited edition pin!
Achieve The Set For Life Mentality
The Set For Life Tee Releases Tomorrow
Tomorrow is almost here, and its goin down. The release date for the brand new “Set For Life Tee” from Old English Brand, is counting down in hours. We about that life, where we push to win and work towards what we want. Set For Life doesn’t mean that your rich and dont have to worry about money anymore. Its about putting in that work to get rich. Putting in that work to get to where you want to be. The success is so much sweeter when you work for it, and when you get to where you wanna be, you work even harder to get even further. Its that never give up, never be satisfied, and always keep that hustle and ambition inside you. The Set For Life tee releases tomorrow and thats our mentality. Available at The Old English Brand Flagship Shop and online inside Their Online Store!
Eastside Classics Available Now!
Urban Kings Music Group has put out nothing but top notch quality music to the public. All our artists have released classic albums, and this release was no different. With two of Charlie Row Campo artists Jasper Loco and Richard Cabral, formerly known as Baby Jokes, collaborating together on the same album. We have just made this album available for the low price of $7.99!!! The album is called “Eastside Classics” and featured UKMG Artist Chino Grande along with Midget Loco, Lil Minor, Stomper and Bandit. It was a dope album that featured songs like Hustler Music, Eastside Riding, Loco To The Brain and more. We dug through the UKMG Video Vault, and we put the song Hustler Music below, so you can check it out. Remember to let us know your favorite song from Eastside Classics at Urban Kings Official Facebook Page! Eastside Classics is available now at all Major Music Retailers, including Amazon and FYE, and digitally through iTunes! Below we put the song Hustler Music from the Eastside Classics, and the UKMG 16/8 Webisode called “Loco To The Brain”, taken from Eastside Classics.
Hustler Music – Taken from Eastside Classics
UKMG 16/8 – Loco To The Brain – Taken from Eastside Classics
The Set For Life Tee Releases This Thursday
Coming Soon to UKMG is a brand new design collaboration we did with our friends at Old English Brand. We have collaborated with them on multiple projects, like the Heavy Lies The Crown Tee, the Ms Krazie Collaboration Collection and the Chino Grande “Trust Your Struggle Tee“. Now we join forces again to bring you a really fresh design called the Set For Life Tee. We will have this design exclusively in Olive Green and Black. It releases this Thursday, May 19th. Make sure to stay updated as the release comes up! It will only be available inside The Old English Brand Flagship Shop and their online store!
Chino Grande & Lana Del Rey Music Video
Did you know that Urban Kings Music Group Artist Chino Grande was featured in a music video by pop superstar Lana Del Rey. Her record label contacted us about featuring Chino Grande in her music video, since they heard that he just came home and was available to be a cameo for the music video called “Tropico”. The music video is over 27 minutes long, and has over 6,777,000 Million Views on Youtube. Chino Grande is featured on the music video “Gods and Monsters” which is the second video in the film, starting about 7:00 minutes into the video. Make sure to check it out and support Chino Grande!
Lana Del Rey – Tropico – Chino Grande Cameo
Music Monday – Letter To My Felon
Urban Kings releases a signature album compilation that everyone gets hype for. Fans always ask us about music from their favorite Urban Kings artists, so we put together something dope that everyone can bump. UKMG Artists like Ms Krazie and Chino Grande and also Jasper Loco, Fiesty 2 Guns, Midget Loco, Stomper, Spanky Loco are featured on Urban Kings Street Anthems 3, as well as featuring dope artists like Conejo, Baby Jokes, Slow Poke, Oso Vicious, ALT, and more. We also threw in a few classics from The Stomper and Ese Lil Joker. Everything is featured from Urban Kings “Street Anthems 3“. We are all still pumped up about this album, because its one of the sickest Street Anthems CDs out. Did you know that some music on Street Anthems will only be released on that album? Meaning it wont be on any other album. For example, the song “Letter To My Felon” will NEVER be on Ms Krazie’s upcoming albums, its only for Street Anthems 3. The album is available now from the UKMG Merch Store for just $7.99.
Listen To Ms Krazie – Letter To My Felon – Taken From Street Anthems 3!
Chino Grande – 1300 Block Boys Snippets (Pushed Back)
*Update on the album* Album has been pushed back. Many might know Chino is currently incarcerated but did leave behind good content for us to use and finalized. We want to aim on getting the album done as it would of got done if chino was out. There has been some obstacles which is why its been pushed back. We are currently working on finalizing the album, stand by and visit us back for more updates.
(Posted prior to above info) Its finally here, and everyone is asking about it. You wanted to know more about the upcoming Chino Grande album called “1300 Block Boys”. Everyone has been waiting on this album, and it is complete and mixed and mastered. The album is dope, and we put together some snippets so you can hear some of the album. Chino worked really hard on this CD, and we also filmed a music video to his first single “Under The Sun“, which is available now on digital download. More info is coming soon on the album,.
Chino Grande – 1300 Block Boys CD Snippets
Jasper Loco – Eastside Assassin
Today we showcase one of the most popular albums Urban Kings has released. It is by Jasper Loco and its called “Eastside Assassin“. We just made this CD $7.99 as part of our Analog Vs Digital Campaign. Its a classic album that featured many dope songs like “Westcoastin”, “I Got Murder”, “Hustlin”, “Southern Cali” and more. The album had some dope features, like from Chino Grande, Fiesty 2 Guns, Baby Jokes, Midget Loco, Oso Vicious, ALT, Bigg Bandit and more. This was Jasper’s first solo album, and he hit the scene hard when this album dropped. We released a Mega Mix of the album, so make sure to check it out and support! Eastside Assassin is available now at all major music retailers, including Amazon, FYE, iTunes and the UKMG Merch Store, but only the UKMG Merch Store has it for the price of $7.99. Make sure to get your copy today!
Jasper Loco – Eastside Assassin – Mega Mix
Unreleased Kuts 2 – Out Now
The Stomper released his album ”FREE STOMPER – Unreleased Kuts 2” and it is now available! And for just $7.99! It’s one of his best cds he has released, and features are solid. Stomper worked really hard on putting this album together, working day and night to finish the album. Did you know Urban Kings was in the studio with Stomper and Fame of Kast N Fame. They previewed a songs that will be featured on this album, including the song that everyone was asking about, called Heart of Gold. Stomper has a really good line up of guest features, including UKMG Artists Chino Grande of Charlie Row Campo, along with Spanky Loco, and Midget Loco. Also featured on the album is Carolyn Rodriguez of Dope House Records, Troub Nasty, Huero Snipes, Cuete Yeska, Juan Gotti, Oso Vicious, ALT The Saint, Malow Mac, J Hind and more! Available now and just $7.99 only from Urban Kings!
The Stomper – Heart Of Gold – Taken From FREE STOMPER Unreleased Kuts 2
2Mex Is Coming Back From This
When reached by phone, the first words out of 2Mex’s mouth are, “I’m gonna come back from this.” Then he quickly adds, “This shit is crazy.”
The underground hip-hop cult hero and KDAY radio host speaks from a hospital bed in San Bernardino, where he’s spent the last two weeks recovering from a near-fatal bout with diabetes. The medical staff says it’s a minor miracle that he’s alive, let alone without brain damage. Unfortunately, doctors couldn’t save his leg, amputating it just below the knee.
“I’ve got a crazy headache and leg pain, but I’ve already been doing light physical therapy,” says 2Mex, born Alejandro “Alex” Ocana Jr. “I’ll survive it. It’s gotten much better.”
Over the last two decades, few local artists have earned more love and respect than 2Mex. The Project Blowed veteran and co-founder of The Visionaries has collaborated with Busdriver, Murs and Nobody, released an album on Sage Francis’ Strange Famous imprint, and even been shouted out by Snoop Dogg on the song “My Peoples.”
So when the news broke about his condition, outpourings of support flooded social media. Within days, a GoFundMe campaign raised more than $30,000. Friends and family are hoping for $120,000 to cover Ocana’s medical costs for the next few years — including hospital care, physical therapy and a prosthetic limb, which can run from $7,000 to $40,000.
At the time he checked into St. Bernardine Hospital, Ocana numbered among the estimated 1.5 million L.A. County residents without health insurance. “I hadn’t had any health problems prior, but that’s no excuse. I should’ve been more conscious,” he says.
One morning late last month, the latent affliction became critical. The 43-year-old woke up with crippling pain and a foot swollen to the size of a football. He took anti-inflammatory pills until the condition became dire. His sister rushed him to the hospital, where doctors performed emergency.
“Before the amputation, the pain was so crazy that it felt like my spirit was leaving me,” Ocana says. “It was something dark … like I was trapped in the 1800s before modern medicine. I got to a place where I’d close my eyes and see souls looking at me, melting away.”
It’s difficult not to imagine Ocana channeling the intensity of his visions into his music, which has always been visceral and uncompromising. A 2Mex song can be gothic or political, sarcastic or sincere. He says that the first song he writes will be called “The Real Life of Pablo” — an apology dedicated to a diabetic friend whom he used to jokingly call lazy.
“All those years, I didn’t understand the diabetic condition, but now it’s been thrust upon me,” Ocana says.
For the moment, he continues his hospital recovery, which will be followed by a stint in a rehab facility. The goal is to be up and walking with a prosthetic leg in six months. Once his health has stabilized, Ocana plans to return to his music, podcast and 2Mex Hologram radio show.
He also wants to help educate others about diabetes — a minor hip-hop plague that also has affected Ghostface Killah, Boosie and the late Phife Dawg.
“People like myself have heard about diabetes over and over, but we still ignored it,” Ocana says. “We need to hit the youth on some scared-straight shit. It’s no joke. Since this incident, I’ve heard nothing but stories from fans about them losing their dad, their mom losing a leg. If I can help a single person avoid having to go through this, I’m down.”
You can donate to 2Mex’s GoFundMe at gofundme.com/2mexla
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