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The United Front

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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HumanBeings: Out of the Blue
Label: 446 Musik
Release Date: September 01, 2010

Bakus: (For) Getting intimate
Release Date: August 01, 2010

Brown Odder: Broadcasting Live
Label: Instrument
Release Date: October 20, 2009

Turtle: Heartistry
Label: SmokeBomb music
Release Date: August 26, 2009

Magz: Echos of the Storm
Label: 446 Musik
Release Date: March 01, 2009

Concept & DJ Laloe: Blank Canvas
Label: 446 Musik
Release Date: February 22, 2008

NYKWILL: Now You Know Whats I'll Vol.1
Release Date: September 19, 2010


Feeling a bit camera shy


We are a Union Of of Emcee's, Producers, DJ's, & Clothing
From Learning Curve, HumanBeings, Lost Animals Crew
Emcee D.U.C.E.R. Johanna Phraze, from East Los to West Los, North to South Cali spreading our music world wide!

... It all started as a joke. Learning Curve, as a name for the crew, didn't even come up until we'd recorded the last song on the first LP. Honestly we weren't even concerned with what we'd call ourselves. We just wanted to make music – no not music – hip hop!

It's all about the concepts! We solemnly swear that you'll never hear an LC track that doesn't have an original or at least interesting topic to make you think a little bit. The point isn't to aim above your head, it's to put the crosshairs square on it. LA is a place that provides endless opportunity for inspiration: from the quiet streets of Pasadena to North Hollywood's grime, from the chaos of Koreatown to that Venice breeze, from the lights on Sunset to the echo of freeways in Silverlake; Los Angeles is home. The rhymes always seem to reflect that.

As a crew, we aren't really about representin' or getting jiggy, we just want to kick back, crack open a brew and listen to some good music. With such few opportunities to do so these days, we figured what the hell, we'll just make our own. We're not interested in putting out singles, or EP's, or other gimmicky shit. We do promise to keep dropping albums until we all hate each other – which hopefully is a long, long time from now.

Coming of age during the break dancing scene of the 80s, skateboarding, and under the influence of street graffiti, these crucial elements of hip hop set the ball rolling for Concept, Magz and DJ Laloe, Utilizing their Venetian and Midcity roots, they have successfully etched their sound onto countless old school turn tables while injecting their musical furry deep into L.A.'s underground Hip Hop world. They have found themselves in good company, opening for the likes of Slick Rick, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Scarub of Living Legends, Cannibus & K-Solo, Sadat X of Brand Nubian & Defari only a few in a long list of others. The mission is to bring the gospel of their sound to sweaty and gritty stages the world over. As they make their way back and forth between San Francisco, San Diego then back home to Los Angeles again.


How many white female rappers can you name? Yet West Coast rhymin’ tsunami Johanna Phraze ain’t settling for novelty status, instead making waves with the quality, honesty and variety of her work - boldly bringin’ it fresh while forever flipping the script.

“I’m an artist, right, so I just listen to the beat - I feel how it makes me feel. I close my eyes, visualize what displays, and I go from there,” explains the Tulsa, OK native who relocated to L.A. three years ago. Initially a protégé of rap maverick Johnny Polygon (guest on Nas’ 2008 tune “Black President”), Johanna co-wrote her debut album, Diamonds and Grenades, with producer Blake English (J-Lo, Kelly Rowland, Brandy etc.), plus a song apiece with writer/producers Abai and Dan Chase.

“I started out as old school hip-hop style, but now it’s like super-sonic, turbo-electro,” Johanna, a songwriter since age 3, continues. Her lyrics veer from dirty to deep and back again. “It depends on the beat – I talk a lot about sex; I talk a lot about partying; about dealing with death; dealing with people who are drug addicts.”