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Update On Conejo’s Auction

There has been a lot of competitive bidding for these limited edition Conejo Canvases. We are going to continue this auction for another month or so (depending whether of not the competition continues). As of this moment 11:37 am August 31, 2011 the highest bidders are Andy Acosta and Randalyn Vasquez.

Randalyn Vasquez stands with his bid of $376 on the Shady Conejo canvas. The canvas measures at 44 inches tall (3 ft and 8 in), and 28 inches wide (2 ft and 4 in). The Shady Conejo was Conejo’s first actually album that he ever recorded. This is for sure the starting point of his career and no doubt that both these canvases will one day become a museum collectable.

Andy Acosta at the moment is the highest bidder for the unedited, original photo of Game Over. He has recently raised his bid to $270 for this canvas. This canvas stands at 38 inches tall (3 ft and 2 in) and 36 inches wide (3ft). Both of this canvas are straight from the original film used for Conejo’s photo shoot. It’s still not to late to put in your bid for any of these two canvases at urbankings4@gmail.com

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New Stomper Instagram Meme

Urban Kings is active on all social media networks. From Twitter, to Facebook, and Instagram. We found this new meme of UKMG Artist The Stomper showcasing the lyrics from one of his hit songs, called “Easy Come Easy Go” and the picture was taken from the Urban Kings xSetForLifex Concert. This picture made many rounds on Instagram, hundreds of fans posted this picture up, and we wanted to post this up for everyone, so you can post it on your Instagram too! So make sure to post this photo and Tag @UrbanKings and @TheStomper_UKMG. Also make sure to hashtag #UrbanKings #TheStomper!

Roll Thru Reaches 10,000 Views!

Have you seen the brand new music video by Urban Kings? It has over 10,000 views already and features the newest UKMG artist True Starr in his first music video called “Roll Thru“. Its a really dope video that features a unique concept and is directed by Kast N Fame. The song is dope, the video is dope, and all you have to do is watch it again! Lets get this video to 20,000 views! We are wrapping up his newest video that is coming really soon. Make sure to stay posted to our blog for more info on it!

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

-via laweekly

Street Anthems CD Just $7.99

Urban Kings Street Anthems was one of our best compilations we have released to the public. I remember talking to fans, and they would always ask when we would release a CD that featured all Urban Kings artists. They are fans of all our artists and wanted one CD where they can listen to a mix of different songs, and we decided to put out the Street Anthems CD. Since it came out, fans loved the artists and the songs and asked for more. We have released four CDs under the Street Anthems name, and we are thinking of doing Street Anthems 5…This album was dope though, and featured our all UKMG Artists. It also featured Conejo, Kid Frost, Capone, Top Dogg, Chino Brown, Danger, Frank V of Proper Dos and more. It had songs like “Urban Kings Street Anthems”, “Ask No Questions”, “Its That Gangsta Life” and “Ride For The Cause”. Make sure to check it out and watch the video of “Its That Gangsta Life” by Ms Krazie! It is all part of our Analog Vs Digital Campaign, bringing all Urban Kings CDs down in price to just $7.99 each CD, ONLY FROM The Urban Kings Merch Store! Get your copy of Street Anthems 1 today!

 Ms Krazie – Its That Gangsta Life – Taken From Street Anthems Vol. 1

Smokey Loco & Mz Lovely CD OUT NOW!!!

Smokey Loco & Mz Lovely’s brand new cd “Here To Stay” is Out Now! Alot of people have been talking about this album, with Mz Lovely being featured on the “Forgive Not Forget” album by UKMG Artist Ms Krazie, (the song was called “What You’ve Done“). Smokey Loco has been also hustling on the streets, making a name for himself throughout the San Diego and Southern California area. Now, Smokey and Lovely have collaborated on an album and bringing some guests artists with them. With “Here To Stay” featuring artists like UKMG’s very own Midget Loco, Baby Jokes, Oso Vicious, Zig Zag from NB Ridaz, Lil Yogi, Juan Gambino, Big Lokote, Threat Loca and more!

Make sure to pick up the album today at

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