Project Blowed

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Project Blowed
Founded 1994 (1994)[1]
Founder Aceyalone, Abstract Rude
Genre Underground hip hop
Country of origin  USA
Location Los Angeles, California
Official website Project Blowed on Twitter

Project Blowed is an open-mic workshop, its affiliated underground hip hop crew and record label based in Los Angeles, California.[2]


The roots of Project Blowed can be traced back to the Good Life Cafe, a health food center in South Central Los Angeles, California.[3] It was described by UGSMAG as "a platform for rappers to perform their material" and "a testing ground for Los Angeles' independent rap scene".[4] Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Lenny Kravitz reportedly attended the open-mic.[3]

In 1994, Aceyalone and Abstract Rude produced the original Project Blowed compilation album.[5] It was released in 1995.[6] In 2005, Project Blowed released a follow up album, Project Blowed: 10th Anniversary, on Decon.[7]


With the expansion of the Blowdian roster to include newer groups such as Customer Service and Swim Team, Project Blowed has since opened an additional workshop in California's Inland Empire to accompany its primary location in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.[8]

  • Original location: Los Angeles, California (hosted by NGA FSH, Rhymin' Riddlore?, Chu Chu and J-Smoov)
  • Expansion location: Inland Empire, California (hosted by Ganjah K)
  • Additional locations: Las Vegas, Nevada (hosted by Phoenix Orion) and Austin, Texas (hosted by Tray Loc)


Compilation albums[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Weiss, Jeff (December 15, 2011). "It's Your Anniversary: Underground hip-hop Project Blowed is 17". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Thill, Scott (October 19, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship's Brain-Hop Delivers on Promise". Wired. 
  3. ^ a b Mullen, Brendan (June 21, 2000). "Down for the Good Life". LA Weekly. 
  4. ^ B, Jon (May 13, 2008). "Ava DuVernay: This is the Life". UGSMAG. 
  5. ^ Ziegler, Chris (March 22, 2009). "Abstract Rude: It's Only at the Precipice That We Change". L.A. Record. 
  6. ^ Rabin, Nathan. "Project Blowed - Various Artists". Allmusic. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Herman, Max (September 27, 2005). "Project Blowed: 10th Anniversary". XLR8R. 
  8. ^ Feuer, Daiana (July 31, 2009). "Busdriver: Worse Things than the World Blowing Up". L.A. Record. 

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