About K3 da' Konjourman
North Hollywood, CA
K3 da Konjourman, has been the producer and frontman of West Coast underground legends - The BMC's (Blunted Microphone Creations - K3 da Konjourman, Naturale, Pook D) since 1996. The three were all attending college at San Diego State University at the time, and took San Diego's music scene by storm. After paying their dues opening for everyone who came through San Diego, from the Wu-Tang Clan to Erykah Badu they released their 1998 EP - "Long Overdue" (Worldquest) to critical acclaim. After K3's establishment of his Roze Bowl Records Imprint in 1999, the trio released their first album "Won't Budge" (Gladd / Roze Bowl) in 2000, gaining more accolades and acclaim. The album caught the attention of Kyle McDonald, member of native San Diego Ska band - Slightly Stoopid (SurfDog / Warner Bros.) and the group took The BMC's on the 2001 Sprite Liquid Tour allowing them to play in front of thousands across the country. Coming off the tour's momentum the group went back to the studio for their 2002 release "To Protect and Serve" (Roze Bowl Records). Coined an "Underground Classic", the eclectic mix of hip-hop, live band, soul, and jazz was a breath-of-fresh-air over San Diego's gangsta-laiden Hip-Hop scene, propelling the groups popularity and establishing themselves as one of San Diego's most respected and critically acclaimed hip-hop acts. Due to the frustration of never achieving commercial success the group disbanded in 2005. K3 moved to Los Angeles and went on to record his first solo album C.A.L.I. (Roze Bowl Records) in 2006, though produced in limited release the album was met enthusiastically by fans and critics alike, truly establishing K3 as a solo artist.
His forthcoming LP - Rider's of the Lost Art (Roze Bowl, spr/sum '09) - is by far the Konjourman's best work to date. This phenomenally produced twenty one - song gem features appearances by veteran acts AMG, Crooked-I, Shock-G & 5th Element (of Digital Underground), Skee-Lo and fellow BMC Naturale, leaving no doubt this one is destined for classic status.