|Info from LMNO: ''In 2012 i was called to produce a track for Craig G so i went to the studio with DVINE1 and came up with 'Originality' (Ramblings of an Angry Old Man - Soulspazm). After being told by J.Rocc & Evidence i need to produce my own album, i took the advice. While already in the studio with DVINE1 working on LexneveL records we came up with 'Motherboard' which consists of live instruments, no samples (except for 'Deadication'). i've been working with DVINE1 since the days of live 4-trk tapes, LBCC recording studios to the now 'Motherboard.'|
About LMNO: James Kelly AKA LMNO (Leave My Name Out)'s storied career as an emcee/performer has just entered its second decade. His 1996 debut 12'' ''Hit The Fence/Courage'' was the beginning of building quite an impressive resume in the world of independent Hip Hop mostly through indie label Up Above Records. Whether it be his group projects with notable crews such a s Visionaries (''Galleries'', ''Sophomore Jinx'', ''Pangea'' & ''We Are The Ones (We've Been Waiting For'') and Blak Forest (''You Are Now Entering The...Blak Forest'' & ''Without Further Adieu'') or his incredible solo efforts like his 2001 debut LP ''Leave My Name Out'', ''Economic Food Chain Music'' or ''P's & Q's'', LMNO has always managed to stay true to himself and his personal philosophies.
In addition, LMNO is underrated in his ability to find producers and collaborators. LMNO's past collaborators include legends and underground stalwarts like Kut Masta Kurt, DJ Khalil, Evidence, LD, KeyKool, J.Rocc, Kev Brown, Georgia Anne Muldrow, DJ Babu, Dert Beats, Theory Hazit, Mr. Brady, Astronote, Yann Kesz, KyoItachi and others.
LMNO could also stand for Longevity, Motivational, Natural and Original considering the way he's inspired so many emcees, producers and creatives with his tenacity, spirit and hustle throughout the years. No matter what happens over the past two decades two things you can count on are the year is going to change and you're going to hear some newness from LMNO somewhere down the line.