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The Set For Life x One Krazie Night DVD – Out Now!

The Ms Krazie official DVD called “One Krazie Night” is now available from Urban Kings! Get the new Ms Krazie DVD of her biggest concert yet. Her performance alongside MC Magic and Brown Boy is an instant classic, performing all of her hits, and bringing out extra special guest artists who were featured on some of her biggest songs throughout her career. She brought so many special guests to the show, and with surprise performances from Spanky Loco, Stomper and Jasper Loco, the show was a huge hit. This DVD is available now for just $9.99! Get it today!

Click Here To Get The Ms Krazie One Krazie Night DVD Today

2Mex Is Coming Back

 

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, Psycho Realm, 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

 

-via laweekly

The Stomper x Estevan Oriol for Joker Brand

We caught up with Stomper while he was doing a photoshoot with Estevan Oriol for Joker Brand. We couldn’t get a full coverage because right after the last scene we got interrupted by the Sheriff.

“It ain’t a party until the handcuff go on.” -Estevan Oriol

 

Stomper Featured In XXL Magazine

 

Urban Kings artist The Stomper was featured in XXL Magazine for a segment shot by World Famous Photographer Estevan Oriol. The feature came out really dope and Estevan went into the neighborhoods where he was raised and took pictures of the environment and the people who live there. It was a really dope issue and we grabbed the photo that Stomper was in, so you can see it for yourself. We cant wait to see another XXL feature from Estevan, that would be sick!

Stomper In XXL Magazine

Did you know that Urban Kings Artist The Stomper was featured in XXL Magazine? He was featured in a segment shot by world famous photographer Estevan Oriol. This was a really dope shoot and features Stomper in his old neighborhood. Here is the magazine cover that he was featured in, and the photo that was taken inside the magazine. Since then, Stomper has released “Once Upon A Time In America“, “The New Testament“, “Once Upon A Time In America 2” and his newest “FREE STOMPER Unreleased Kuts 2“. All are available now at all major music retailers, including Amazon and FYE, and digitally on iTunes!

 

 

Estevan Oriol – LA Portraits

An Urban Kings Tv Exclusive

Iconic photographer/director Estevan Oriol releases a follow-up to his cornerstone LA Woman book: Portraiture of Los Angeles Volume 1. The release of Oriol’s first published book, LA Woman (2009), caught fans and followers by surprise. Capturing the women of Los Angeles in their most confronting, gritty environments it was not the subject matter he was most well-known for. It established Estevan Oriol as the king of female street photography, cementing his reputation as Los Angeles’ most respected street photographer. LA Woman was a smash hit, selling out globally in a very short time. Portraiture of Los Angeles Volume 1 is the next compelling installment of Oriol’s work to date. This series will comprise hundreds of photos documenting the most amazing, real L.A street life the public has ever witnessed, from the lense of its originator Estevan Oriol. Dealing with sensitive environments and highly guarded subjects, Oriol has earned the trust and respect of the streets at all levels – from taking images on set of Hollwood’s A list, to the most reclusive hoods in Los Angeles and all over the world. In commemoration of the release, the following activities will take place: a series of viral videos will be launched bringing you up close with the subject matter; Gallery shows and events will take place strategically around the world. Apart from pioneering genres of street photography, Estevan Oriol is also creating a new road map of how the normal systems of publishing have been working, inviting his fans to be a part of the process and to easily access content. Drago and SA Studios Global (SASG) – Oriol’s creative conglomerate – have entered into a partnership with the intention of revisiting the current publishing model. Recognizing the importance of digital in this new frontier, the physical is just as important.

Click Here To Purchase LA Portraits by Estevan Oriol

Estevan Oriols New Book – LA Portraits

We have just read the brand new Estevan Oriol brand new book called “LA Portraits – Vol 1“. This is a very dope photo book and exactly what you to expect from an Estevan Oriol book. If you have ever seen Estevans work, he knows how to capture the streets and put the pictures into an artistic form to the show the world what the real life on the streets looks like in Los Angeles. From women, to gangsters, to street life and neighborhoods, Estevan goes deep into the real Los Angeles to show artistic culture. This is a very dope book and you can get it at www.YouBuyCDs.com! I will post a few pictures below so you can see a few of the dope photos from the book!

Estevan Oriol – LA Portraits – Vol 1

Straight From The Streets

Definitely A Must Have Book

LA Portraits – Vol 1 Video Commercial

I Love Jenni Marathon Tonight @ 6/5c

Tonight, Mun2 will be airing a Marathon of Jenni Rivera’s show “I Love Jenni” in honor of her passing, which happened because of a plane crash. Mun2 will also be airing additional Season 2 episodes on Wednesday, which will be followed  by episodes from Season 1, as well as her television show “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis ‘n Control” on Thursday and Friday. Mun2 also dedicated as many as 30 hours of its programming to honor the late Ms Rivera that started on Monday, and ending on Friday. Filming had begun on Season 3 of the “I Love Jenni” series, when Jenni tragically perished along with six other passengers that were also on board the small lear jet. Ms Jenni Rivera had five children and two grandchildren, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. She had also just signed a television deal to star in a comedy called “Jenni”. She was working on becoming a cross-over artist into the American market until her untimely death.

Urban Kings has also worked with Jenni, who was featured on a song called “Love Again” by Chino Brown and also featured MC Magic of NB Ridaz. It was directed by acclaimed photographer Estevan Oriol. The song and the album had done incredibly well, and now it is the anthem, because there will be another Jenni, and we can never love another “la diva de la banda” as much as we love her. Here is the song and the information if you want the song.

Chino Brown Featuring Jenni Rivera & MC Magic – Love Again

Throwback Picture – The Stomper

Heres a picture of the Estevan Oriol’s camera that was used for a photoshoot featuring Stomper. This photoshoot was for the XXL Magazine a while back and also featured Stomper in the magazine. Estevan is a very talented photographer who taken pictures of 50 Cent, Dr Dre, Eminem, Danny Trejo and other artists, actors and musicians. Stomper is now prepping his upcoming album “Once Upon A Time In America 2“, featuring collaborations with artists Sick Jacken of The Psycho Realm, Chino XL, Omar Cruz, MC Magic, Frost, Guzzle, Spanky Loco, Slush Tha Villain and more! Its Produced by Kast N Fame.

Stompers album will be available 6-19-2012 at FYE, iTunes and online at www.YouBuyCds.com .

Here is Stompers trailer for his upcoming music video

“7 Plus 6″ Taken From “Once Upon A Time In America 2″

Psycho Realm Magazine Write Up

We found this magazine article about Psycho Realm and the picture for the write up was taken by Estevan Oriol from Joker Brand. Psycho Realm keep bringing hits and always drop new sick music.

 

Stomper in XXL

Stomper was featured in a XXL Magazine photoshoot with world renown photographer Estevan Oriol.

The feature was in XXL Magazine and the story behind the pictures were Estevan went into the neighborhood where he was raised and took pictures of the environment.

 

SO HOW YOU MAKE THAT PAPER

Many people may not know this, but this picture was taken by World Famous Photographer Estevan Oriol.

Get Jasper’s album Eastside Assassin available at all FYE locations, Itunes, and at youbuycds.com

Chino Brown West Coast Mexican DVD

Old English Brand and Urban Kings At The Magic Show

Check out the footage from a full week at the Magic Show 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Baby Jokes, Jasper, and Midget Loco were representing Old English Brand. We had lots of fun. We ran into the likes of Estevan Oriol, Dyse One, Big Tiny and tons more people. We saw great gear coming from brands like TITS, OG Abel, Joker Brand, The Wild Ones, Tribal, Rocca Wear, Famous, and the list could go on and on. Enjoy this video.