An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An UGLY HERO is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ’round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. They wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.
Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent, and Red Pill are UGLY HEROES.
As Planet Asia returns from his trip to Africa, we thought it fitting to release the track “Thyself.” Since knowledge and wisdom produces understanding, Gensu Dean brought in some heavyweight friends, David Banner & Tragedy Khadafi, to drop jewels on listeners. Let Dean’s mystic production draw you into the zone, so that you can acknowledge the Gods speech and know Thyself.
I don’t care if this is executive produced by Jay-Z. I don’t care about Dream Hampton being involved. All of that is nice. But that does not matter. What matters is that this looks absolutely fantastic. I mean FUCKING fantastic! I must see it. Period.
Lil momma is jamming on this one. I love to hear her, though. I remember that one time she WASN’T sounding good. However, I’m glad she is sounding the way she SHOULD. This brings me happiness. Now, can we get that album?
(Los Angeles, CA) – Internationally praised Malaysian-born songstress YUNA will release her new digital EP titled ‘Sixth Street,’ on May 7, 2013 via Verve Records/Indie-Pop Music. ‘Sixth Street’ will be YUNA’s first release with Verve Records, and serves as the follow up to her debut self-titled album, ‘Yuna,’ that was released last year.
YUNA explains, “‘Sixth Street’ is probably a new chapter for me. All of the songs were written in my apartment where I’m most comfortable, and at that point I understood who I was and knew what I was feeling about life.”
To celebrate the release of the EP, YUNA has teamed up with virtual venue platform Stageit, who will host the EP release show. By choosing an online partner to live-stream the performance, it allows all of her fans, regardless of where they’re located worldwide, to attend the event. A ticket for the show is $10 and can be purchased here. Tickets will give fans access to the live feed, where YUNA will be performing songs from the EP and other favorites.
LA Weekly will also be hosting a contest titled “I Wanna Go” See Yuna. Syncing up with the name of her forthcoming single, “I Wanna Go,” five lucky winners will be selected to come to the Indie-Pop Offices, where the filming will be broadcast out of, and see the show in-person. Details on the contest will be announced in the coming weeks, so check www.laweekly.com and Yuna’s social properties for updates.
Already recognized worldwide, 2012 served as YUNA’s breakout year in North America. With her debut, Rolling Stone championed her as having, “certified indie cred and massive pop potential,” and Complex described her as, “a deeply refreshing addition to America’s musical landscape.” She’s performed on national television, was a finalist for MTV Iggy’s “Best New Band In The World,” has had multiple songs featured in movies and on soundtracks, and played both Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. She recently appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” where she performed her duet with multi-platinum recording artist OWL CITY, “Shine Your Way.” The track can be heard here, and is the theme song in Dream Works Animation’s 3D comedy, THE CROODS, in theatres now.