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Leimert Park lyricist Universe, The King and legendary DJ battler DJ Hectik 1 teamed up for “The Kitchen Mix EP” which is an 18 minute project created to bring the traditional elements of westcoast hip-hop into the forefront for present day music. The project is accompanied by 9 visually creative music videos combined into one 18 minute “mix” with the track list giving timestamps to direct listeners to their favorite songs/videos.

Throughout the project, UTK displays his intricate lyricism and creativity over beats produced and scratched by DJ Hectik 1. The Kitchen Mix EP was also turned into a cartoon animated by UTK himself to go along with the animated theme of the artwork also drawn by UTK. The content you can look forward to hearing remains in the realm of positive hip-hop and is full of motivational messages and affirmations for all to enjoy/appreciate. The project offers high energy singles like “The Juice” & “Leimert Park Way” but also includes more melodic vibes like “Losing Control” & Thoughts Become Things”. These two living legends have definitely been in the kitchen cooking and the fire is HOT!

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About Universe, The King

UTK is a world renown conscious lyricist, producer, and actor from the West Coast hip hop scene born and raised in Leimert Park, Ca. His authentic lyrical style has gained the attention of many major labels including Interscope & Def Jam, and even landed him in the studio with legends like Dr. Dre & Zaytoven. In addition, UTK was named a BET Music Matters artist (2014), toured with the Vans Warped Tour (2013 & 2016), and opened for mainstream artists such as The Game, Nipsey Hussle, YG, and 1500orNothin. As an artist in a new era of music, UTK is viewed as a driving force in bringing back the essence of creativity and positivity to the mainstream all while inspiring future generations to achieve greatness.

About DJ Hectik 1

L.A's very own DJ Hectik 1. Est. 1992 as a battle DJ, competing in local DJ battles and some well known battles such as the Vextax '95 DJ battle , Astro battle, Guitar Center battle and all the way to the world famous DMC competing in the Nationals and L.A Regional. DJ Hectik was also a tour DJ for various Platinum recording artist's traveling from coast to coast performing and or showcasing his turntable skills. The latest collaboration albums are a tribute to his city of Los Angeles and also the Hip-Hop culture that features the elements of Hip-Hop with original beats produced by DJ Hectik, and album art by Graffiti legends such as : KSR145 from Spain and also HEX 1 from CBS. DJ Hectik also proudly features only the best of the best M.C's that Los Angeles has to offer with the most exclusive features! The roster speaks for itself , all the artist that have made contributions to the album made their mark in the Hip-Hop community and carry the spirit of that good old fashion Boom Bap style! Please tune in to DJ Hectik's YouTube page to see the visual projects with the best Pop Lockers, graffiti artist's and of course DJ skills. DJ Hectik's only goal in producing music is to carry on the tradition of straight up 100% Hip -Hop !

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