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Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Band Hip Hop R&B




"Urbalist 'Turns Tables' on Cancer"

Eric Nierstedt, a writer with The Westfield Leader, attended the Urbalist Record Release and Birthday Celebration. - The Westfield Leader

"Urbalist Featured in Echo Live Magazine"

December 2010 feature on Urbalist. - Echo Live Magazine

"The LIST Featured Artist"

The LIST features Urbalist. - The LIST Magazine

"Seany Records Recording Artist Urbalist Speaks About Beating Cancer & Making It In Hip-Hop"

Global Hip Hop Battles sits down with inspirational rap artist Urbalist to promote youth empowerment through the power of his music. - GlobalHipHopBattles.com

"Urbalist Featured Interview"

Urbalist is the featured interview with 24kMusic. - 24K Music Network

"Urbalist PSA Behind-the-Scenes"

Urbalist co-stars in promo video for LA Prostate Cancer 5K Run. - USC Institute of Urology

"On the Red Carpet at HMMA 2011"

Urbalist, nominated for Best Hip Hop song, interviews on the red carpet at the 2011 HMMA's. - RunHollywood.com

"Urbalist Headlines OMG Summit 2012"

Urbalist will headline the 2012 OMG Summit in Las Vegas, NV. - StupidCancer.com


Cancerous Flow: Lyrical Journal
I'll Be Strong- Single



National recording artist URBALIST is a dynamic, no-holds-barred emcee who conveys a message of positivity through hip-hop music. A lifelong fighter, Urbalist has been turning hardship into hip-hop since he was a kid in New Jersey. He transformed family struggles, prejudice, and tough times into sharp and clever lyrics to battle other emcees. And when cancer struck, he used his skills as an emcee to beat that too. Urbalist’s music shows his unrelenting determination and offers a glimpse into the life of a multi-faceted artist.

In his debut album Cancerous Flow: Lyrical Journal and his latest release, the single “I’ll Be Strong”, Urbalist waxes realistic with agile lyrics and effective production, both of which may be the fiercest you have yet to hear.

Due to his own struggle, Urbalist is also making a difference in the cancer survivorship arena. Cancerous Flow: Lyrical Journal—recorded while hospitalized with cancer—chronicles his fight for life from diagnosis to remission, using inspirational lyrics and powerful rhymes.

By sharing his cancer story, Urbalist hopes to help others cope with their disease and to shine a light on the issue of cancer in young people. He has made and continues to be sought after for special appearances at hospitals and cancer foundations. Some of these include:

• I’m Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation’s 6th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults in Las Vegas (3/30-4/1/2012)
• USC Norris Cancer Hospital’s 2nd Annual Prostate Cancer 5K Race
• Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
• Lollipop Theater Network’s Rhythm of Hope sessions
• USC Medical Center
• American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events

Urbalist’s recent relocation to Los Angeles put him in the heart of the music business and has him working closely with Seany Records and his management team, lead by Ruzzo Martinelli, to expand the artist’s repertoire and touring base.

Urbalist’s touring stops have included:
• The Renaissance Hotel (Hollywood, CA)
• Skinny’s Lounge (North Hollywood, CA)
• Bogies (Westlake Village, CA) - with Reall Deall Band
• Temecula Wine & Balloon Festival – with Reall Deall Band
• The Knitting Factory (Manhattan)
• Willie’s Entertainment Cafe (Harlem) - Kurtis Blow’s Birthday Bash
• The C-Note (Manhattan)

Urbalist has performed at the following colleges/universities:
• Seton Hall University
• Montclair State University
• Providence College
• University of Rhode Island
• Brown University

Latest news and updates at http://www.seanyrecords.com/urbalistNews.aspx