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Remembering Selena

Today is a day we remember someone who touched so many lives through music. An artist who past away before her prime and had endless potential. An icon. An inspiration to millions around the world who have heard her story, with tragedy touching many more. Today we honor, and remember, and celebrate the life of Selena Quintanilla Perez, known more commonly to as her millions of fans, as just “Selena”. Watch the video as celebrities remember Selena, in many different ways. World Famous people like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Former President George Bush and more. I never met Selena, but her personality and music will live on forever, because she was not just a famous artist, but her personality made it seen that you’ve known her before. Rest In Peace Selena, you are missed around the world, and this post is just for you. It has been 21 years today since the death of Selena, and we will continue to play her music for years to come.

Urban Kings Behind The Scenes With Bruno Mars

Have you ever seen this rare classic video footage of UKMG Artist Midget Loco on the set of the Bruno Mars Music Video for “Grenade“, which has almost 415,000,000 views on youtube, and the video that made Bruno Mars into a star. The video also featured UKMG Artist Richard Cabral, formerly known as Baby Jokes. Watch as these rare clips were posted. A really dope video for all Urban Kings fans, Midget Loco fans, Baby Jokes fans and Bruno Mars Fans. Make sure to watch the video here!

Bruno Mars & Urban Kings

Urban Kings Artists were featured in a major music video by Bruno Mars called “Grenade“. It was a huge deal, with MTV Premiering the video on November 10th, 2010, this video hit Number 1 worldwide instantly. The video has over 388 MILLION VIEWS on Youtube and gained multiple music awards for his album. The single went on to sell 12.2 MILLION digital singles worldwide. Urban Kings Music Group Artists Richard Cabral, formerly known as Baby Jokes, along with Midget Loco. Oso Vicious was also featured in the music video. It was a really dope concept and the first music video Bruno Mars has ever done. Grenade went on to be nominated for 3 Grammys, including Best Song, Best Album and Best Solo Pop Performance. Watch the video below and support Bruno Mars and Urban Kings.

Bruno Mars – Grenade – With Urban Kings Artist Cameos

Urban Kings & Bruno Mars

Urban Kings Artists were featured in a major music video by Bruno Mars called “Grenade“. It was a huge deal, with MTV Premiering the video on November 10th, 2010, this video hit Number 1 worldwide instantly. The video has over 388 MILLION VIEWS on Youtube and gained multiple music awards for his album. The single went on to sell 12.2 MILLION digital singles worldwide. Urban Kings Music Group Artists Richard Cabral, formerly known as Baby Jokes, along with Midget Loco. Oso Vicious was also featured in the music video. It was a really dope concept and the first music video Bruno Mars has ever done. Grenade went on to be nominated for 3 Grammys, including Best Song, Best Album and Best Solo Pop Performance. Watch the video below and support Bruno Mars and Urban Kings.

Bruno Mars – Grenade – With Urban Kings Artist Cameos

Richard Cabral Short Video

Check out this really cool video our friend James Mooney created with UKMG Artist Richard Cabral, formerly known as Baby Jokes. James is a world famous photographer, and you may have seen his work with Bruno Mars, Bono of U2, Trey Songs and more. He has been featured in huge corporations like Rolling Stone Magazine, Single Covers for Bruno Mars and more. He did this short video with Richard through the streets of New York. Watch and enjoy this video and make sure to stay posted to our blog so we can post some photos James Mooney took with Richard and UKMG Artist Chino Grande!

Richard and Janiece from jmoo007 on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday Selena

Today is a day we remember someone who touched so many lives through music. An artist who past away before her prime and had endless potential. An icon. An inspiration to millions around the world who have heard her story, with tragedy touching many more. Today we honor, and remember, and celebrate the life of Selena Quintanilla Perez, known more commonly to as her millions of fans, as just “Selena”. Watch the video as celebrities remember Selena, in many different ways. World Famous people like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Former President George Bush and more. I never met Selena, but her personality and music will live on forever, because she was not just a famous artist, but her personality made it seen that you’ve known her before. Rest In Peace Selena, you are missed around the world, and this post is just for you. Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Selena

An Urban Kings Tv Exclusive

An updated version of celebs talking/remembering  Selena Quintanilla Perez. Many celebrities honor the memory of Selena in video in this compilation. Happy Birthday Selena!
Video Includes:
Mariah Carey
Wyclef
Shakira
David Archuleta
Jennifer Lopez
Aventura
Thalia
Nick Lachey
Bruno Mars
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Dave Holmes
Beyonce
Selena Gomez
Ashlee Simpson
Karen Rodriguez
Gloria Estefan
Daddy Yankee
Snooki
George Bush

We Caught Bruno Mars In East LA

Do you remember this? I remember going into the Urban Kings Music Group offices, the day before the release of the music video of “Grenade” video, which launched Bruno Mars into a worldwide superstar, and knowing that two of our artists were featured in the video. It was a big deal, because we were able to hear the song before the release of the video, and heard the potential of how big the song would be. UKMG Artists Midget Loco and Richard Cabral (aka Baby Jokes), were featured in the video, along with Oso Vicious. This video did exactly what was expected, but reached even further than we thought. Played on thousands of radio stations around the country, as well as music television stations like MTV, BET, FUSE, VH1 and more. Grenade hit over 340,000,000 views on youtube, and Bruno Mars was this years Super Bowl Halftime Show Artist. Make sure to watch the video and support everyone involved, including us at Urban Kings!

Bruno Mars – Grenade – Music Video

 

Chino Grande – Design By A Fan

We got sent in these pictures of UKMG Artist Chino Grande by a cool fan Vanessa Aguilar. She put these pictures together in a very cool way. She grabbed three pictures from Chino Grande’s first three photoshoots since his release. The top left picture was taken by Old English Brand Clothing for the collaboration shirt we had did with them, called “Heavy Lies The Crown“. The picture on the top right, was taken by James Mooney, who has taken photos of Bono of U2,  Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and more. He also took the picture on the bottom left with a black and white look, of Chino with his shirt off. The bottom picture has Chino Grande’s album playing on her iPhone, the album is called Still Active.

Shout out to Vanessa! We appreciate ya!

James Mooney Photography In Rolling Stones Magazine


UKMG wants to send a huge shout out to our friend James Mooney (who is a famous photographer) who’s work was recently featured in Rolling Stones Magazine on a piece about Bruno Mars. James has been working heavily this year in photography, conducting photo shoots in London, Los Angeles, New York, Ireland and even smaller cities around the world. He was just in Los Angeles last week doing a photography session with UKMG Artist Chino Grande. James has been featured in many magazines, websites and even CD albums photography. James has also done photography work for artists like Bono from U2, Trey Songz, and more! Make sure to follow James Mooney on his Tumblr at JamesMooneyPhotography.Tumblr.com.

Read the official story on Bruno Mars in Rolling Stones Magazine

Rolling Stones Magazine – Bruno Mars Recruits Dream Team of Producers

 

 

Chino Grande Photoshoot With James Mooney

Urban Kings Artist Chino Grande did a photoshoot last weekend with James Mooney Photography. James is from Ireland and is currently living in New York. He is a world renowned photographer who has done pictures for Bruno Mars, Trey Songz, and Bono from U2 among other top artists and celebrities. Since Chino’s recent release, James has been wanting to work with Chino, and since James was in California, we had to make that happen. Here, we captured a behind the scenes picture of Chino and James as James shows a picture to Chino how the last picture came out. It was a very fun photoshoot and we will be posting the photos soon. Also be on the lookout on our blog TOMORROW, for the pictures that James Mooney took of Bruno Mars that made Rolling Stones Magazine!!!

To See More Of James Mooneys Work, Follow Him On Tumblr at

 http://www.JamesMooneyPhotography.Tumblr.com

Inside Look – Midget Loco – UKMG

Its already the beginning of the 2012 and is already shaping up to be a great year for Urban Kings Artist Midget Loco. With various tour dates scheduled for the Midget Loco “Steel Bangin Musick 2012 Tour”, he has been traveling the country performing in front of thousands of his fans, who have been eagerly waiting to see Midget rap his classic songs from his previous two cds ( “Bloodline Flatline” and “First Loco At The Street“) and his Steel Bangin Musick Album ( “Death Of Studio Gangsters“) and the instant classic album “Dedicated To The OGs”. He has already been featured in cameos with Bruno Mars ( “Grenade – Music Video” that has over 245 Million Views), A Smirnoff Commercial, The Funny or Die Music Videos ( “Big Tweet” Staring Brandon T Jackson and “Lighting Farts” Staring David Alan Grier), Operation Repo, and many more. Midget has also been in the movies “Ash” , “Hotel California” and “Life Casualty” . Midget was also featured on an episode of a History Channel television show called “Marked” . Midget has been working hard on making his name bigger and bigger and 2012 has much more in the works. He is currently on his tour, scheduling autograph signings, and now he is available for collaborations. So if your an artist and you would like Midget Loco to be on project, whether it  be a mixtape, album, movie or video game, now is the perfect time to make a hit. Email us by CLICKING HERE  to do a collaboration with Midget Loco Today! You can also Contact us about Booking an Official Midget Loco Steel Banging Tour Date by CLICKING HERE .

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Soul Train Music Awards 2011

I was watching the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards on Monday and guess who I happened to see? I seen Bruno Mars nomination for “Grenade” and in the clip was Baby Jokes and Midget Loco. I caught a screen shot of the clip and thought it would be cool to post it! I know we get alot of Midget Loco and Baby Jokes fans that read our blog every day, so check it out, hope you like it! Remember if you come across anything that has something to do with any Urban Kings artist, please send it to UrbanKings4@Gmail.com . And make sure to include your Facebook link so we can shout you out here on our blog!

Baby Jokes & Midget Loco in Bruno Mars “Grenade” Music Video

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Midget Loco and Baby Jokes were both in the Bruno Mars Music Video called “Grenade” which is the first single from the album “Doo Wop and Hooligans”. The Grenade Music Video has garnered much success both virally and in many different award shows. With Baby Jokes in the lead role  and Midget Loco in the second lead cameo in the neighborhood scene, proved the validity of the scene with an authentic cast for the setting. Grenade has been nominated for Music Video awards around the world, the most recognizable awards were the 2011 MTV Music Video awards for “Best Music Video” , “Best Pop Video” and “Best Male Video” and BET Award nominations “Best Male R&B Artist” and Teen Choice Award for “Best Break Up Song”. Here are a few Still Frames from the Music Video “Grenade”.

Bruno Mars : The Grenade Music Video

 

Over 150 million views with Baby Jokes


If you guys have been out of the hoop. Bruno Mars’ hit song Grened ft. Baby Jokes on the music video has hit over 150 million of viewers. This was one of first Baby Jokes appearances on the big screen (computer screen that is lol on youtube) and since then Baby Jokes has been climbing up the steps on the Hollywood scene. His newest hollywood project is “A Better Life” (watch the trailer here) said to come out June 24. Directed by the same man that brought you Twilight and New Moon. If you want to watch everything Baby Jokes is doing for this year watch his latest interview on Urban Kings Tv. Also Baby Jokes Album “Life On The Streets” will be coming out this summer. But his music video ” She use to be my SideKick” is coming out May 11. Watch the trailer.