We caught up with Nu Jerzey Devil a few weeks ago in the club to party to celebrate his last mixtape release. We came to show support for our homie Nu Jerzey Devil. He has been grinding for a while, working with The Game and his Black Wall Street team. He has also became an established producer with Rodney Jerkins. Now, he is a dope artist making some good music with some grimey lyrics and crazy beats. Check out this video of Urban Kings partying with Nu Jerzey Devil. Click here to play video clip.
Nu Jerzey Devils new album “From The Bottom To The Top” is now available on www.YouBuyCds.com !!!
Over the weekend we lost one of my favorite boxers of all time. Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia was the first, if not the only, real chicano cholo boxer. Growing up through a tough life, his father murdered while his mother was pregnant with him, and then witnessing the murder of his mother while he was only 8 years old, and growing up basically on his own, Johnny was raised by friends from the streets. At age 9, Johnny started his career in boxing, and with a tough training and workout regime, he became the National Golden Gloves Champion in the Light Flyweight division. The beginning of his professional career was awesome, as he amounted 22-0-1 record (the draw was from his first fight, a 4 round bout) and became the United States Junior Bantamweight Championship, but in 1990, Johnny was suspended for 3.5 years for testing positive for cocaine.
Johnnys first fight back from his suspension was on March 27,1994, and won, then won three more fights before facing Oscar Aguilar for the NABF Junior Bantamweight Championship, which Johnny won by a 3rd round Knockout. On October 12, 1994, Johnny fought against Henry Martinez, and won the vacant WBO Junior Bantamweight Title. While Johnny was coming up in boxing, there was also a feud that was growing between Johnny and IBF Junior Bantamweight Champion Danny Romero. Their has been bad blood between both fighters since Johnny left his trainer, Dannys father, and the rumor was they were both from different gangs. And on July 18,1996, Johnny and Romero fought in Las Vegas, which Johnny won by a unanimous 12 round decision and Johnny added the IBF Junior Bantamweight Title to his collection.
In 1998, Johnny fought Nana Konadu and won the WBA Bantamweight belt, which made him a 2 division champion. Johnny’s first loss also came in 1998, against Paulie Ayala, which was Ring Magazine’s “Fight Of The Year”. After his first loss, Johnny tried to commit suicide by a drug overdose and was hospitalized. With the hospitalization and quick recovery, Johnny then was able to get another title shot, this time against Jorge Julio. Johnny won that fight, and became the WBO Bantamweight Champion. After the win, a unification match was set up with Paulie Ayala for a rematch, which Paulie won by a very close decision.
In 2002, with a undefeated record since the Ayala fight, Johnny traveled to London to fight Manuel Media for the IBF Featherweight Title. Now Johnny was a 3 division champion. Johnny left the title and moved up in weight so he could fight champion Marco Antonio Barrera. Johnny lost that bout by a unanimous decision.
Johnny Tapia passed away on Sunday, May 27th,2012 in his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he was 45.
Here are a few highlights from Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia. RIP
This is the newest commercial for the Spring Bash 2012 Concert in Yakima, Washington, all going down at the Yakima Sundome. It is hitting MTV, BET, Oxygen, E! Channel, Bravo and more television stations in the Washington area through Charter Cable. This concert is featuring Ms Krazie, Baby Bash, The Game, DMX, Brown Boy and Ray J is hosting the event and will also be performing. There are 3 types of tickets available. BACKSTAGE PASS, which will get you backstage to meet the artists, THE PIT, which will be the front area to watch the concert, and General, which will be in the stands.
For an exclusive $10 discount, go to www.TicketsWest.com and type in the code “DMX”. There are limited discounted tickets so buy today!!!!
Who remembers this mixtape by UKMG Artist Midget Loco? It was called “First Loco At The Street” and it was one of the first mixtapes Urban Kings has released. Midget got to rap over many different beats, and I think he killed the CD. The album featured UKMG Artists Chino Grande and Fiesty 2 Guns along with Gang Starr, Macy Gray and Mos Def. This is a really good mixtape that features 19 tracks. Midget was able to rap every style he wanted, and it worked over some hard grimey gangster beats. This is a classic tape that did not go in stores and tracks were limited on the iTunes release, since it is mixtape beats. If you haven’t heard the album, you can watch the music video of one of the singles below, called “Summer Season” and featured Lil Blue and Chino Grande, with production from D Salas. The video was directed by Echosworld.
Midget Loco – Lil Blue – Chino Grande – Summer Season – Music Video
The latest video from Urban Kings is an exclusive behind the music video from our newest artist True Starr. He takes you into his music, literally, as he invites you into his studio where he has recorded parts of his album. He tells it all, his concepts and ideas on the creation of the album as a whole. He also talks about the musical styles and the types of music he is putting on the album. We did the video as we all prepare to release his new debut album, called “You’re Welcome”. It is Available Now, and with songs like “Roll Through”, “I Don’t Trust”, “What You Need”, “48 Hours” and “Ambitionz” already on music videos, you already know the album is gonna be dope. Make sure to stay updated to our website and Urban Kings Facebook Page!
Killer From The West By Conejo Releases Tomorrow – New Song Leaks Today
Tomorrow is the official Urban Kings release date for the brand new Conejo album from “Killer From The West“. Every Urban Kings and Conejo fan knows that Conejo’s rhymes are raw pure and uncut, and this new song proves why he has gained that reputation. Check out the song and let us know what you think at The Official Urban Kings Facebook Page. The song is called “Package Pure” and challenges all competition. The album releases Tomorrow, October 15th worldwide, and will feature all brand new songs! There will be 16 tracks in total, and there are NO FEATURES! That makes it a 100% Conejo album, all CONEJO.
You can still Pre Order the album, and some orders have already been shipped! Each Pre Order comes with a FREE CONEJO POSTER, just something for those fans who ordered the album a little earlier gets something extra. Now, below is the world premier from Conejo’s Killer From The West album, called “Killer From The West – Introduction“.
Conejo – Package Pure – Taken From Killer From The West