Thursday, April 29, 2010

LMNO & Kev Brown Return With 'Selective Hearing Part 2' Release, Schedule Tour

LMNO & Kev Brown Selective Hearing Part 2 on Up Above arrives May 11th.

via the press release

The critically acclaimed LMNO & Kev Brown project Selective Hearing (Up Above) was a near perfect pairing of LMNO’s conscious lyrics and vintage Kev Brown production, earning the duo early Grammy nods in 2008. On May 11th, the duo will release Selective Hearing Part 2, their highly anticipated follow-up to their 2008 classic.

In contrast to their first album, which was recorded by sending one another beats and vocals via e-mail, Selective Hearing Part 2 was recorded together at the Technicali Lab in Southern California during Kev Brown’s various trips to the West Coast. Entirely produced by Kev Brown, the two also decided that it was only right to have both LMNO and Kev rapping on each track, as opposed to their first album where Kev was only featured on a handful, vocally. Upon completion of the album, the duo enlisted a barrage of guest emcees from both sides of the coast including Chali 2Na (Jurassic 5), Declaime, Kenn Starr, Hassaan Mackay, Kaimbr, Mr. Brady (Deep Rooted), and Trek Life.

Hailing from Long Beach, California, LMNO has been a part of over 10 full-length albums as a solo artist and a member of the Los Angeles crew Visionaries. This year promises to be LMNO’s most accomplished year in his career as he is releasing a groundbreaking 10 brand new albums, collaborating with some of the most respected and well known producers and artists in hip-hop today including DJ Babu (Dilated Peoples/Beat Junkies), Georgia Anne Muldrow, Key-Kool (Visionaries) and more. On October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10), LMNO will release a box set of all 10 releases in collaboration with LRG Clothing.

Super producer Kev Brown has worked with some of the music industry’s finest including De La Soul, Biz Markie, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, and Marley Marl, just to name a few. Kev Brown’s production style is a distinctive, hypnotic blend of strong bass lines, sharp drum programming and subtle samples that enhance the track all while retaining a true school steadiness. As a rapper, Kev Brown's syrupy, confident baritone melts into the track with measurable ease. This straight-ahead, undiluted style of Hip-Hop has garnered Kev Brown flattering comparisons to the great golden era producers such as Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Large Professor.

LMNO & Kev Brown Selective Hearing 2 tracklist:

01. The Ultimate
02. James Brown
03. Kragenoff ft. Kaimbr
04. Ya Know
05. We Stay Rockin ft. Declaime & Mr. Brady
06. Do It Again ft. Trek Life
07. Good Gawd ft. Hassaan Mackey
08. Gotta Get It ft. Kenn Starr
09. Guaranteed ft. Chali 2na
10. Feel Good
11. James Brown Pt. 2

LMNO & Kev Brown tour dates:

US Tour:

04.30 - Corvallis, OR – Cloud9
05.01 - Portland, OR – The Report Lounge
05.03 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey (w/ JFK of Grayskul)
05.04 - Boise, ID - Reef
05.05 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05.07 - Denver, CO - The Walnut Room
05.08 - Colorado Springs, CO - Thunder & Buttons
05.09 – Pueblo, CO - Senate
05.10 - Albuquerque, NM – The Launch Pad
05.13 - Palm Springs, CA - Space 120
05.14 – Los Angeles, CA – Self Help Graphics (w/ Diamond District)

Europe Tour:

05.21 – Munster, Germany - ABB
05.22 – Gennevilliers, France – TBD
05.23 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Albani
05.24 – Paris, France – La Bellevoise (w/ Bahamadia & Crown Royale)
05.27 – Mainz, Germany – Red Cat
05.28 – Berlin, Germany – Bohannon
05.30 – Bucarest, Romania – The Elephant
06.03 – Koln, Germany - Subway
06.04 – Birmingham - TBD
06.05 – Rennes, France – La Cite

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