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Freestyle 101: LMNO

Friday Feb 22, 2008

LMNO is a member of Los Angeles hip hop collective The Visionaries, alongside 2Mex, Lord Zen, Dannu, KeyKool and DJ Rhettmatic. The Visionaries latest album is titled We Are The Ones (We’ve Been waiting For) and is the group’s fourth effort. The group has been acknowledged for its positive impact and contribution to hip hop, and was even recently inducted into the Universal Zulu Nation. Their music was also featured on the MTV feature film Oceans Twelve, Volcano High and Midway’s NFL Blitz.

Yet LMNO has a solo career as well, and his upcoming album Selective Hearing is due out this March. You can also hear him on the latest CD by fellow Long Beach resident RBX., also a Freestyle 101 vet. LMNO spends his time over the past 12 years touring the world with his group or on the solo tip and has gained a reputation for his explosive live performances.

So Freestyle 101 was stoked when LMNO decided to drop by Reef Studios and kick freestyle about Atari, Pac-Man, the L.A. Raiders, and hip hop. He also had a lot to say about the underground hip hop scene in Los Angeles, and why it breeds such hungry MCs.

A new Freestyle 101 goes up every Tuesday at 3 p.m. EST. Make sure to tune in for webisodes featuring Insane Poetry, Pack FM, Sheek Louch, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Lil’ Fame of M.O.P., Ice-T, Heltah Skeltah, Buckshot of Black Moon, Fat Joe and many more every. Until then, check us on MySpace, dig our brand new behind-the-scenes photos from our New York trip, and sound off in our Forums.

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