Lux Royale was born Percy Marzell Jones February 4th 1989, on the South Side of Chicago in the Stateway Gardens Projects on 35th and Federal , Lux used his love of hip hop to escape the street violence and drugs on the south side, in 2011 Lux and longtime friend Akeem Haywood formed a group together with producer and St.Louis native Larry Lamar called DearChi, the group released two mixtapes in 2011 and 2012, in July of 2012 DearChi released a successful single with another up and coming Chicago artist named BeBe O'Hare, in November of 2012 Lux made his film debut as the Character Goose in director/writer Jullian Gilliam's The All Amerikkkan, by December Lux was ready to be a solo artist, while still remaining with DearChi Lux started to record GOLD, a warm up project to set the stage for his official April release of The Royale.
Video: Def Jam Artist YG's Grammy Weekend Performance in Hollywood
Courtesy Bree @ Cashmere.
Check out the video recap of Def Jam artist YG's sold-out Grammy weekend performance at the Key Club in Hollywood, featuring guest appearances by Young Jeezy, Nipsey Hussle, Joe Moses, Jay 305 and more.
Just Re’d Up 2 Tour Dates:
3/6 Providence, RI – PVD Social Club
3/7 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
3/8 Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
3/9 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
3/21 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
3/23 Alamosa, CO – Adams University
3/29 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
4/3 Oakland, CA – New Caribbean City
4/7 San Luis Obispo – Slo Brew
4/19 Corvallis, OR – Subzero Nightclub
4/24 Seattle, WA – Neumos
4/25 Olympia, WA – The Royal Lounge
4/26 Yakima, WA – The Seasons
4/27 Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
4/28 Portland, OR – The Roseland Theater
Providence, RI’s Zumo Kollie talks about the time he fell in love with hip hop. I remember when I was 9 years old, my friend brought DMX’s “And then there was X” into school and I was immediately intrigued by hip hop as a whole. The following summer I heard KRS-One’s “The Bridge is Over” and the rest is history! Now I am running a hip hop blog and trying to represent the culture as best I can.
PR: Hip-Hop Revolutionizes Education in Urban Classrooms
Courtesy Matt Caruso.
In a new episode of the web series, EPIPHANY, Dr. Christopher Emdin explores what happens when you combine science education and hip-hop in public schools.
Science Genius is a new urban science education initiative spearheaded by Dr. Christopher Emdin of Columbia Teacher's College & GZA of the seminal hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Over the course of a semester, 10 New York City high school classes will write raps on core science concepts to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the topics.
"We're not going to accept nursery school rhymes. You're not gonna come in here and say 'I'm here to play, it's DNA.' We're turning up the responsibility for the young people to engage in hip hop differently," says Emdin. "We're changing the narrative of commercial hip hop."
We're proud to announce the latest visual we put together for our song "Diamonds". It's a remix featuring the homie Teek Hall. The track was produced, mixed, and mastered by our in-house producer Summer The Kid. Summer also shot, directed, and edited the video. We wanted to create something with a cinematic feel; a sequence to symbolize the theme of the song.
Video: Mr. MacDonald - Champagne in the Throne Room
Courtesy Tom M.
I composed and produced all of the music on my own. Kavan "The Kid" and Nova Rockafeller directed and produced the video. An intensely large amount of hard work and time went into shooting this video and any help "getting it out there" would mean a lot. I know everyone who worked on this project would be more than grateful.