HOME MEDIA INTERVIEWS FEATURES RELEASE-DATES FORUM STORE THE-VAULT CONTACT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

September 2007

news Tha Outlawz & J. Holiday Are "Goin' Home" - September 29, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Young Noble and Hussein Fatal of Tha Outlawz dropped their collaboration album "Thug In Thug Out" on High Powered Entertainment recently. We're back today with a new Outlawz track featuring R&B singer J. Holiday. The laid-back, soulful song is called "Goin' Home." Download it below.

Tha Outlawz - Goin' Home (featuring J. Holiday)

Drop some feedback about the track in our forums, and head over to the Myspace pages of Tha Outlawz and J. Holiday when you have some free time.

Make sure to pick up "Thug In Thug Out," which is in stores now, and be on the lookout for
J. Holiday's impressive debut album "Back Of My Lac" to hit your local retailer this Tuesday.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest from Tha Outlawz!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news E-White & Meech Wells: New Music + News - September 28, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn is back today with another exclusive world premiere from E-White & Meech Wells. After reuniting a few weeks ago, E-White and Meech have been working hard day after day in the studio, concocting many new tracks. The song we have for you today is one of their finished products. It is entitled "The Rain," and is produced by both Meech Wells and Skwirm of the Soul Mechanix. Check it out below.

E-White - The Rain [Produced by Meech Wells & Skwirm]


We spoke with Meech yesterday after he went to work with Shady/Interscope recording artist Ca$his. He said that "it was a slam dunk! That nigga is the next level - blazing the mic over there. The shit I heard was fire!"

As always, we will keep you updated on the latest from Meech Wells and E-White. Stop by our forum to chat with them directly, and be on the lookout for the second part of our video interview with Meech Wells and Eastwood next week.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news E-Knoc's Weekly "Fryday" Series Vol 3 & 4 - September 28, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

We're back with Volume 3 and 4 of E-Knoc's Weekly "Fryday" series. E-Knoc was disappointed that he missed last week's episode, so he has made up for it by crafting two new tracks for everyone today. Volume 3, "Last Fry Day," sees E-Knoc ride over the "Guess Who's Back" instrumental, while Volume 4, "T.G.I.F.," is over the classic "Deep Cover" beat. Download both songs below.

E-Knoc - Last Fryday
E-Knoc - T.G.I.F.

Check out our Fryday Archive page to catch up on previous weeks' episodes. Also be sure to stop by our forum and leave some comments for E-Knoc, and check out his Myspace Page.

Come back next "Fryday" for Episode 5!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news New Music From Bishop Lamont, Dr. Dre & Focus! - September 27, 2007 By : Nima

You read right! DJ Warrior and the Cali Untouchable DJ's are back at it again, bringing us two exclusive Bishop Lamont tracks, one produced by Dr. Dre and the other by Focus! The anticipation is building for Bishop's solo debut on Aftermath "The Reformation", and this is only gonna make it bigger.

The first track is called "No Stoppin' Carson", a snippet of it was on Bishop's MySpace a few months ago. Check it out below:

Bishop Lamont - No Stoppin' Carson (Prod. by Dr. Dre)

The second track is a more laid back, soulful joint called "American Dreams", which finds Bishop talking about America's politics and racial prejudice, as usual with his humorous twist. Listen below:

Bishop Lamont - American Dreams (Prod. by Focus)

In related news, DJ Warrior, DJ Jam and DJ Rectangle recently did a feature on AllHipHop.com. To read the interview with these West Coast Dj's, click here. DJ Warrior has also been running his succesful Cali Untouchable Radio on Sirius Sattelite Radio, so make sure to tune in to catch the latest West Coast heat! The show is also syndicated overseas now. Shouts out to Diocese, Aftermath, TakeOff Prod, LNS and everybody supporting!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Crooked I - New West Anthem Remix (Ft. Juice) - September 27, 2007 By : Nima

Cali Untouchable DJ September 7th has an exlcusive remix of Crooked I's latest single "N.W.A. (New West Anthem)", featuring Juice. You can download the remix below:

Crooked I - N.W.A. (New West Anthem) Remix (ft. Juice)

Crooked I dropped "Hip-Hop Weekly 26" yesterday, and it's amazing how consistent he has stayed throughout his innovative freestyle series. Check back next Wednesday for Vol. 27, and keep it locked for news on Crook's solo album "Boss".

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Damizza Interview Part 2 + New Music! - September 26, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn is back with the second part of our in-depth interview with Damizza. In this feature, Damizza discusses an exciting new project development involving Kurupt, B-Real, and the Tangled Thoughts. He also recalls his experience assisting on DJ Quik’s “Trauma” album, and tells us about his excitement over the Baby Ree record company that he has developed from the ground up. Mizza also shares more of his priceless stores - this time he speaks about his encounters with Al Gore, Terry Reid, Jim Brown, Master P, and many others. By the end of the feature, Damizza will give you the key to succeeding in the rap game. Needless to say, this is a feature that you can't miss, so click on the link below to read it now.

Exclusive Interview With Damizza [Part 2] [September 2007]

We're not finished yet! Check back next week for the third and final part of this interview.

In the meantime, Damizza has dropped off some more new music with us. The new song we've got today is by Silas of Guilty - the group that Damizza has been working with closely. We dropped Guilty's self-titled single featuring Damizza last week, so check that track out here if you missed it. The new track by Silas is called "Not Me," and it features "Jedi" Jared Moore, who produced Butch Cassidy's "Swagger." This single is produced by Damizza and "Jedi" Jared Moore, and it has been getting radio play on the 805's radio station Q1047. In fact, it beat out Wyclef, Lil Wayne, and Akon yesterday on the "4 O'Clock Drop." To request this track and keep it as the champion, head over to Q1047's Website and vote for it now, or call 805-654-1526. Here are the explicit and clean versions for you to listen to!

Silas of Guilty - Not Me (featuring "Jedi" Jared Moore) [Explicit]

Silas of Guilty - Not Me (featuring "Jedi" Jared Moore) [Clean]

Stop by the Superleak187 page on Youtube for videos of Damizza, Guilty, "Jedi" Jared Moore, and Young De of Tangled Thoughts discussing their current projects. Expect the page to be updated regularly. Also check out Damizza, Guilty, Silas, and Young De on Myspace.

Check back next week for the third part of the interview, and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Damizza, Baby Ree, Guilty, Young De, and "Jedi" Jared Moore!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" - Vol. 26 [Audio] - September 26, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

We're back today with Week 26 of Crooked I's acclaimed "Hip-Hop Weekly" series. This week, Crooked decides to go old school and rips Nas's classic "One Mic" beat. That's enough said, so download it below!

Crooked I - One Mic (Freestyle)

Make sure to check out the Official Hip-Hop Weekly Archive, where you can download the previous 25 installments of the series. Drop some feedback on our forums as well; Crooked reads everything!

Come back next Wednesday for another "Hip-Hop Weekly."

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Bellflower Group L.E.R.$. Is "Sharp" [Audio] - September 26, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Hailing from Bellflower, CA, rap group L.E.R.$. consists of MCs Mayor,
Boss B,
and Bo. Their new album "Look What We Started" just dropped, and the group has been busy promoting it as of late. When asked about what one can expect from the CD, Mayor stated, "You can play this album from start to finish. This is one of the first classic street albums!"

If you're interested in picking up the album, head over to the group's Myspace page and grab a copy for $10 including free shipping. You can also buy a copy at your local California swamp meet, and at V.I.P. Records in Long Beach.

We can't leave you without a track to preview from the album. The group enlisted DJ Toomp and Price Them Thangs for production on the trunk-rattler "I'm Sharp," and we've got the track for you today. Check it out below.

L.E.R.$. - I'm Sharp [Produced by DJ Toomp & Price Them Thangs]

L.E.R.$. are currently working on a new mixtape, "with the biggest DJ on the West Coast," says Mayor. "We are [also] close to signing with the biggest on the East Coast!"

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on L.E.R.$.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Keyshia Cole "Just Like You" In Stores Today - September 25, 2007 By : JustinL

Oakland's very own Keyshia Cole has just dropped another album today, titled "Just Like You". The album features the hit single "Let It Go", as well as the track "Work It Out" produced by J. Wells.

J. Wells states, "It was great working with Keyshia. She wrote a beautiful record. I got a chance to work with Ron Fair as he conducted the live orchestra. On this record you really get to hear my diversity as a producer."

Purchase Keyshia Cole - "Work It Out" on iTunes:
iTunes: Keyshia Cole - Work It Out (Produced by J. Wells)

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news VH1 Hip Hop Honors Oct 8th / Mitchell & Ness Contest - September 25, 2007 By : JustinL

Catch the "4th Annual Hip Hop Honors" show on October 8th, hosted by Tracy Morgan, this year's show will honor A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Dogg, WHODINI, Missy Elliot, and Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing as well as a tribute to the seminal hip hop film "Wild Style". VH1 will once again pay tribute to the hip hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon and will feature performances by this year's honorees, along with Ciara, Eve, Pharrell Williams, The Game, T.I., Timbaland, Bow Wow, Busta Rhymes, Common, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole and Nick Cannon as well as an appearance by Chris Rock.

For more info on Hip Hop Honors and a full list of Hip Hop Honors Weekend events, go to hiphop.vh1.com.

Watch VH1 Hip Hop Honors on Monday, October 8 at 10/9c on VH1.

**Dubcnn has teamed up with Cornerstone Promotion to give away a limited edition Mitchell & Ness "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" Represent jacket. Submit your name & address by emailing JustinL@dubcnn.com before Wednesday, Oct 3rd for a chance to win in a random drawing.**

Pictures of Mitchell & Ness "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" Represent Jacket

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Video Interview With Taje [Part 1] - September 24, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

In celebration of the recent release of “Hot Box 2” on Dubcnn, we sat down with Taje for an exclusive video interview. In the first part of our feature, we discuss the creation of “Hot Box 2,” the role DJ Warrior played on the mixtape, and Taje’s excitement over his ever-growing worldwide fan base. We also speak about his relationship with Bishop Lamont, Busta Rhymes, and the rest of the Aftermath camp, and upcoming projects you will hear him on, such as the new Butch Cassidy album and his own full-length debut.

As always we have both the transcript and the video for you to check. Please feel free to send any feedback to: eddie@dubcnn.com

Exclusive Video Interview With Taje [September 2007]

If you haven't had a chance to listen to Taje's street album "Hot Box 2" yet, download your free copy today via the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network.

DJ Warrior Presents Taje - Hot Box 2 [Free Mixtape Download]

Be sure to hit up Taje on his Myspace page, and drop feedback on our forum. Also request "Butterfly Effect" on Power 106 now by requesting
"Taje - Butterfly Effect" to 69106. Every request counts, so get your voice heard and make the radio stations play what you want to hear.

Look out for the second part of this interview, where we go track-by-track through the entire "Hot Box 2" mixtape, dropping soon on Dubcnn!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Meet Omar Cruz & B.Y.I. at the DUB Car Show - September 24, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Omar Cruz and the rest of the B.Y.I. Family will be attending the DUB Car Show in Los Angeles this Sunday, September 30th. Stop by the Joker Brand Booth between 2 and 4 PM for the opportunity to meet Omar, get a free autographed poster, and obtain a hard copy of the street single "Hang With My Dogz." Check out this flyer for more information.

To buy tickets now, head over to the DUB website. Attendees will also be treated to an all-star concert featuring performances by Fabolous, Lil Scrappy, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Lloyd, Rich Boy, and many others.

Here is a link to "Hang With My Dogz" in case you haven't heard it yet. Head over to O. Cruz's Myspace and drop some feedback for him after you check it out.

Omar Cruz - Hang With My Dogz [Produced by Javie Lopez]

Enjoy the music, and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Omar Cruz and B.Y.I.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news BGKO Faces Jail Time; Dre'sta Prepares New Album - September 23, 2007 By : Yash

On March 28th Parole Officers and Section Eight authorities along with local police came to his [BGKO's] wifes residence with a warrant, stating that a tip off had been received stating that she had a parolee living in government housing. The tip off, which was incorrect as Hasan [BGKO] was parolled yet living at his mother's home very close to his wife and children, was believed to have come from a crew member or his babys momma.

During the search a firearm was found however [BGKO] was deemed to be clean of any "dirty" substances and no "E" pills were found.


They [now] have him for possession of a firearm and live rounds after a warrant was issued for his arrest - a warrant he turned himself in for without incident. The parole board gave him five months for access and when his time was up the D.A. charged him with possession despite having had no bad reports from his parole officer. BGKO's wife lost her house and car to pay for a lawyer to fight the new case and [BGKO] is now afraid that they are making it seem that his past is the reason that he is guilty now. The firearm itself is said to belong to [BGKO's] wife, owned since 1999, however there is no paperwork to back this up.

When asked about the situation BGKO's wife stated; "I basically want to get it out there that this man is not perfect and may have been 'out there' a little more than needed on certain instances - but he has changed a great deal since his youth, and was trying really hard to re-establish himself in the hip-hop movement as well as make up the lost time with his family"

"He is being housed in Wayside and is due back in court on 9/26/07 in Palmdale, C.A, having been offered a deal of 32 months I urged him to decline and fight for his life but the maximum holds eight years,"
she continued.

We will keep all the fans updated with more info later this week.

BGKO's little brother J Roc was shot and killed last week. To share his feelings about the tragic incident Dre'sta released the following song "No More Dear Streets" from his upcoming solo debut album entitled "All By Myself".

The Dubcnn staff would like to send our condolenses and prayers in these sad days to their family.

Head over to Dre'sta's Myspace Page and show him support.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Akadimik Releases "The Essence" For Free Download - September 22, 2007 By : Rud

Last month we released two tracks from the latest mixtape from Los Angeles MC Akadimik presented by DJ-Age.

The duo linked up off the back of DJ-Age's recent projects inlcuding "New West Order", an official Crooked I release as well as the acclaimed three disc My Block 2 Yours mixtape.

Akadimik's latest mixtape, entitled "The Essence," sees the MC paying tribute to the 90's Hip-Hop sound.

"I'm rapping over tracks like "Cream," "Running'," Gangstas Paradise" and many more," explains Akadmimik. Having released "Cream 07" and "07 Till" for free download last month Akadimik has selected us to release the full mixtape, also for free, on our Digital Distribution Network. "The Essence" cover, full tracklist, sample tracks and the download link can all be seen via the link below.

Dubcnn Presents - DJ-Age & Akadimik - The Essence (Free Mixtape Download)

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and audio from DJ-Age and Akadimik, including the album release "The Wake-Up Call" due for release later this year featuring all new production from DJ Ca$$, Dae One, F-Major, C-Sharp and many more.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Mr. Capone-E "Summertime Anthem" (Video) - September 21, 2007 By : Lil Jay

As we reported earlier this month, Mr. Capone-E has recently shot a video for his hit single "Summertime Anthem" produced by Fingazz. Today Dubcnn and Capone-E himself are happy to bring you the brand new video for your watching pleasure. It's your typical feel good summer video, or better yet summer end video.

The song will be featured on his upcoming solo album "Dedicated to the Oldies Part 2", due out next Tuesday, September 25th. The double disc album will be released on Hi Power in conjunction with Koch Records, as he recently signed a deal with them for the Hi Power imprint.

You can stream the video on Brightcove by clicking on the link below:

Mr. Capone-E - Summertime Anthem" (Video)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn, as we will be premiering songs from the "Dedicated to the Oldies Part 2" album in the next couple of days. For more info visit his MySpace page at myspace.com/mrcaponeetherealcom.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Listening Party: JT Bigga Figga "Mr. Vice President" - September 20, 2007 By : Rud

On September 25th JT The Bigga Figga releases his long awaited new solo album "Mr. Vice President" via Get Low Records and Koch Distribution.

In July we updated you on the progress of "Mr. Vice President" when JT The Bigga Figga provided us with the 10 track pre-album release tape featuring Snoop Dogg, San Quinn, Gucci Mane and Young Buck, as well as production from Battlecat, Khao and Zaytoven.

The album is now completed and is being released next week and features production from JT The Bigga Figga, The Lounge Lizzards and the Dubcnn regular; Tek Nizzle - all under the watchful eye of Executive Producer Snoop Dogg.

We have an exclusive Online Listening Party for the album where you can listen to every track that features on "Mr. Vice President" in full for free! To check that out, along with the full cover and tracklist - follow the link below.

Dubcnn Presents: JT The Bigga Figga - Mr. Vice President (Online Listening Party)

Enjoy the new music and ensure you buy the album online or via your local stores when it hits the street next week on September 25th. Artists or labels interested in utilising the Dubcnn Online Listening Party services can contact us by clicking here.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" - Volume 25 [Audio] - September 19, 2007 By : Rud

Today we reach another milestone in the acclaimed Crooked I Hip-Hop Weekly series, with the coming of Week 25.

Over the past 24 weeks Crooked I has consistantly delivered his high energy flow coupled with attention grabbing lyrics covering a wide spectrum of issues and topics that has enthralled a legion of existing fans and captured the imagination of a whole many more, today he continues the tradition as he tackles a recent production from Dr. Dre.


"Imagine," which featured on Snoop Dogg's late 2006 release "The Blue Carpet Treatment," is the beat in question and we have the track - as we do every week - for free download below.

Crooked I - Imagine (Freestyle)

Check back next week for the next freestyle and don't forget to check our Official Hip-Hop Weekly Archive in case you have missed any of the previous installments.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Damizza Interview Part 1 + New Music! - September 19, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with the multi-talented Damizza for an in-depth interview. In addition to discussing his new project, “Damizza Presents Unreleased Volume 1,” Damizza tells us all about Butch Cassidy’s upcoming “Playa Life” album and Taje’s “Hot Box 2” street album. After this, Mizza shares many fascinating stories with us. Read on to find out about his experiences working with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, and many more of your favorite artists. Click on the link to check it out!

Exclusive Interview With Damizza [Part 1] [September 2007]

We’re just getting warmed up, so be on the lookout for Part 2 of this extensive interview next Wednesday. Until then, you know we couldn't leave you without some exclusive music from Damizza!

First up is the unreleased heat rock "Can't Be Stopped," featuring Roccett. This track is a
Dubcnn Exclusive Bonus Cut from Damizza's upcoming "Damizza Presents:
Unreleased Volume 1"
project, which is dropping this November. Download the song below.

Damizza & Roccett - Can't Be Stopped [Produced by Damizza]

The other track we have for you today is by a new group out of the 805 called Guilty. The group has been working closely with Damizza, and we have been blessed with the priviledge of dropping their first single today. The song is called "Guilty," and it features Damizza himself. It's produced by group member Los, who was the man behind the boards on Butch Cassidy & Damizza's hit single "Cruzin." Check out the song!

Guilty - Guilty (featuring Damizza) [Produced by Los]

Come back next Wednesday for the second part of this interview! In the meantime, head over to our forum and chat with Damizza directly, and stop by his Myspace Page.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Interview With Lulu of B.Y.I. Entertainment - September 19, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn is back with two hot new exclusive interviews for you today!

We recently caught up with the CEO of B.Y.I. Entertainment, Lulu, for an exclusive feature about the music industry. As owner of the label that is home to Omar Cruz and producer Rome, Lulu made headlines earlier this year by signing a 50/50 joint venture deal with Geffen & Interscope Records for Omar Cruz’s upcoming debut album “The Sign Of The Cruz.” In this interview, Lulu tells us about how he first formed his company, his motivation behind doing so, and the steps he took to make it happen.

He lets us in on many secrets about major label tactics, and also gives detailed advice to young artists on how to get the attention of record companies. If you are interested in the music industry at all, this article is a must-read. Check it out below.

Exclusive Interview With Lulu of B.Y.I. Entertainment [September 2007]

You can also catch Lulu with Omar Cruz on the latest episode of Skee TV. Click on the link below to watch behind the scenes footage of their recent trip to Las Vegas and to see Omar perform his new single "Hang With My Dogz" at a private Interscope party.

Omar Cruz, Lulu, and B.Y.I. on Skee TV [Youtube]

If you haven't grabbed the street single "Hang With My Doggz" yet, stop sleeping on it and download it below!

Omar Cruz - Hang With My Dogz [Produced by Javie Lopez]

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Omar Cruz and B.Y.I.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Little Brother On Dubcnn: Exclusive Interview - September 17, 2007 By : Lil Jay

Little Brother are scheduled to return next month with their third album "Getback". To ease the wait, Dubcnn is bringing you an exclusive Little Brother feature today. We linked up with Rapper Big Pooh, one half of the North Carolina duo, for an interview.

Pooh speaks his mind about the recent group changes which generated a lot of talk earlier this year. He also talks about him and Phonte working with different producers on the "new Little Brother sound", upcoming solo projects, the Hip Hop community in North Carolina, and much more.

As ever, you can read and listen to this exclusive interview and we urge you to leave feedback on our forums or email them to liljay@dubcnn.com.

Exclusive Interview with Big Pooh of Little Brother

Be sure to pick up a copy of "Getback" when it hits stores on October 23rd. The official album sampler has been making its rounds last week. Check it out if you haven't done so already.

Little Brother - Getback Album Sampler (Mixed by DJ Flash)

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Ain't No Stopping Fred Knuxx! - September 17, 2007 By : Yash

Fred Knuxx has linked up with G-Unit artist Spider Loc to deliver the new street single "Ain't No Stopping Us" produced by X-plosive & Gee from his upcoming project Delafornia scheduled for release later this year!

Fred Knuxx - Ain't No Stopping Us feat. Spider Loc

Delafornia (Delaware & California) is a hip hop project that's uniting the east & west with features from Spider Loc, Akil Tha MC (Jurassic 5), Glasses Malone, Bad Lucc, Coniyiac, Eastwood, Mykestro, Bangloose, Problem, Noni Spitz and many more.

Be on the lookout for more freestyles and songs from Fred Knuxx.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news September 7th's Makaveli Tribute Remixes - September 16, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

If you've been browsing Dubcnn in recent weeks, you should be familiar with the name September 7th. The newly recruited Cali Untouchable DJ has been making noise with his Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" Mixtape and his single with Juice and Nas. Use the Search function at the top right corner of the page to download those items.

September 7th has done a couple of 2Pac remixes in tribute to the fallen hip-hop star. The first one is called "Ready 4 Whatever," and it features Big Syke. September 7th produced this one himself. Check it out.

2Pac - Ready 4 Whatever (featuring Big Syke) [Produced by September 7th]

The second track is a remix to the Pac classic "Against All Odds." Download it below.

2Pac - Against All Odds [September 7th Remix]

Enjoy the tracks, and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on September 7th.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Kenny Kingpin Is "Fly As He Wanna Be" - September 16, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Kenny Kingpin, formerly known as Poppa LQ, is gearing up to release his anticipated street album, "Richest of the Richest, Poorest of the Poorest" very soon. He just dropped a new single produced by Dae One called "Fly As I Wanna Be," and we've got both the explicit and radio versions to share with you today. The track also features Kenny's young associate Will Fury. Check it out below.

Kenny Kingpin - Fly As I Wanna Be [Explicit] (featuring Will Fury)
Kenny Kingpin - Fly As I Wanna Be [Clean] (featuring Will Fury)

Make sure to drop by our forum and discuss the track, and also check out Kenny's Myspace Page for more info on the new street album.

Keep it locked on Dubcnn for all the latest audio updates.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news PYO - GTA 2: Err'Body On This (Download) - September 16, 2007 By : Lil Jay

In early July we provided readers with the exclusive free download of "Grand Theft Audio: Volume 3 - Real West Coast Radio," last years mixtape release from Put YourSelf Out.

The compilation was the final part of the "Grand Theft Audio" mixtape series that had been a mainstay of Westcoast mixtapes over previous years. Today we have the second installment in that series as we continue to release old and new music on our Digital Distribution Network. "Grand Theft Audio: Volume 2 - Err'Body On This" was released in 2004 and features artists including Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., AMG, Hi-C, 2Swift, The Notorious B.I.G., Skanless, Bizzy Bone, Sean Paul, Beyonce, 2 Pac, Knoc-Turn'Al, Nate Dogg, Eddie Kane Jr, Xl Middleton & Rev, Mariah Carey and many more on a mixture of new material and blends.

To grab this Dubcnn Download exclusive follow the link to the page below where you can view the full tracklist, covers and download the entire release.

Dubcnn Presents: PYO - Grand Theft Audio 2: Err'Body On This (Free Download)

Stay tuned for more news and audio from the Put YourSelf Out camp right here on Dubcnn. In the meantime please continue to support Put YourSelf Out, Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. with their ever popular Swurv Radio show every week. If you missed the download page for "Grand Theft Audio 3: Real Westcoast Radio" in July, you can get it now by clicking here.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Q-Tip "The Renaissance" & "2K Sports Bounce Tour" - September 14, 2007 By : JustinL

Q-Tip will hit the road this Fall alongside Common for the 2K Sports Bounce Tour including stops in Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles (see complete schedule below). The popular video game series NBA 2K8 features Q-Tip as a playable character. He can also be heard on the soundtrack alongside Talib Kweli on the J Dilla track "Lightworks." The game hits shelves October 2nd.

While on the road, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artist will offer up new material from his highly-anticipated release The Renaissance- due early 2008 via Universal Motown. Featuring a unique mix of samples and a live band, the album is the latest chapter in one of the most storied careers in urban music. The first single- "WorkItOut"- is currently available for download on iTunes.

VH1 will pay tribute to A Tribe Called Quest at the fourth annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors- premiering Monday, October 8th at 10PM Eastern/Pacific. Inspiring generations of hip-hop artists, Q-Tip and fellow Tribe members Phife Dawg & Ali Shaheed Muhammad played a key role in turning the genre into the mainstream phenomenon it is today. With infectious beats and socially-conscious lyrics, the Tribe discography is a staple in any hip-hop fans collection.

Q-TIP TOUR:
9/22 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
9/24 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
9/25 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
9/27 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
9/28 - Greensboro, NC - N Club
9/29 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
9/30 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
10/1 - Atlanta, GA - Earthlink Live
10/3 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
10/5 - Washington DC - Love
10/6 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
10/7 - NYC - Nokia Theatre
10/8 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
10/10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10/14 - LA, CA - The Roxy

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news E-Knoc's Weekly Fryday Series #2 - "Next Fry Day" - September 14, 2007 By : Rud

Last week we unleashed the first part of a new weekly music series on Dubcnn, from Los Angeles native E-Knoc.

Having released his acclaimed street album in early August, available for download as part of the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network, entitled The Promise Land, E-Knoc is setting out to turn the minds of his doubters and to generate a legion of new fans with this weekly series. Every Friday E-Knoc will deliver a new track to the readers of Dubcnn in the aim of keeping his name buzzing and increasing his burgeoning fanbase.

The first part last week saw E-Knoc demolish one of the N.W.A. reunion tracks; "Hello." Today E-Knoc continues the series with another Dr. Dre production, this time the "Watcher II" beat from Jay-Z's "Blueprint 2" album.

We urge you to check out this weeks track nelow and use the Archive link to check out last weeks cut. The please leave your feedback on it on our Forum Thread.

E-Knoc - Next Fry Day

Check the exclusive Dubcnn Archive page for the Fryday Series and if you haven't already make sure you download the free street album "The Promise Land" by clicking here. Until next week, enjoy the music and check out E-Knoc over at his official MySpace page.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news CTE West Artist 211 Speaks To Dubcnn - September 13, 2007 By : Nima

Dubcnn connected with 211 from Inglewood for an exclusive interview. He talks about his first steps in the rap game, working with Suge Knight and Death Row Records, how he hooked up with Young Jeezy and got signed to CTE West, his partner Roccett, who else he's feeling from the West, the relationship between the East and the South, his upcoming mixtape "Money Over Everything" and much more.

Read or listen to the interview below:

Exlusive Interview With 211 (September '07)

You can check him out on MySpace, and lookout for some tracks from his "Money Over Everything" on dubcnn soon.


Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Rest In Peace Tupac Shakur [11 Years] - September 13, 2007 By : Nima

The dubcnn staff would like to take this time out to say Rest In Peace to one of the greatest artists of all time, Tupac Shakur. He passed away 11 years ago, September 13th 1996 at only 25.

His legacy will always be remembered and kept alive through his timless music,and even though many fans complain about the unreleased music that is being remixed and released to this day, that only goes to show how powerful 2Pac was, and how much he worked before he passed away.

So pour out a little liquor, blaze one up, say a prayer, whatever you do, to remember Tupac Amaru Shakur today, he will be forever missed.

You might remember, in 2005, dubcnn put up a special 2Pac Tribute, where we hooked up with people such as Candyman 187, Thug Life, Mac Mall, Kadafi's mother, Young Dre, Treach, Digital Underground, Kadafi's daughter, Havikk, Johnny J, Big Syke, The Outlawz, Nuttso, Assassin and more, to get their thoughts on 'Pac. You can still go and check out that feature now by clicking here.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news 3 Mixtapes With DJ Warrior, DJ Fingaz & THX For Scan - September 13, 2007 By : Rud

Since 2005 we have been reporting on one of the WestCoast's most promising talents in Ground Up Entertainment's own Scan.

We have followed Scan from his debut album "The Passion", through to the Dubcnn Download of the GroundUp Entertainment presented GroundUp Live mixtape, and most recently [for those of you who are subscribed to our mailing list] - the free download of the Loud & Clear mixtape from Scan and DJ Vlad, which received a whole host of positive feedback.


Today we are back with news of the next three projects from GroundUp Entertainment and Scan, the first being the DJ Warrior hosted mixtape entitled "The Audition," the cover to which can be seen in large by clicking the news image. Below is an Intro track from the mixtape that sees Scan deliver his hard hitting, controversial lyrics that are sure to get people talking. While the intended targets of his vocals may be up for discussion, one thing that isn't is the capability and skill of Scan.

Scan - The Audition Intro

"The Audition" mixtape is due in mid September with a follow up being readied with DJ Fingaz entitled "Reality Check," the cover to which can be viewed here, before the he finishes up 2007 with a mixtape produced by Dubcnn regular THX [check our previous updates]. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and audio.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Eddie Kane 'Sticks 2 Tha Script' On Free Mixtape - September 13, 2007 By : Rud

Over recent years we have been continuously releasing material that North Carolina artist Eddie Kane has been putting out and today is no exception.

The East coast raised, West Coast influenced Eddie Kane has been working with Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E. and the Put Yourself Out group as well as other Dubcnn featured artists including Fred Knuxx and Clinton Wayne over the past two years and some those names feature on his latest mixtape release. "Stick 2 Tha Script" is a mixtape featuring his most recent tracks, some of which were premiered on Dubcnn, as well as all new records.

The mixtape is Eddie Kane's second this year, following up on "It Is What It Is: Volume 1," and has been released for Free Download on Dubcnn as part of our Digitial Distribution Network.

To view the full cover and tracklist as well as to listen to some tracks - including the tracks with Shade Sheist, Clinton Wayneand Fred Knuxx - before downloading the full project, click the link below.

Eddie Kane - Stick 2 Tha Script (Free Mixtape Download)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from Eddie Kane over the coming months.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news New Cali Untouchable Radio Exclusives (9/11) [Audio] - September 12, 2007 By : Nima

We've got a couple of DJ Warrior world premieres that were played on Cali Untouchable Radio on 9/11. The first two tracks are by Jay Rock. The first one is a collaboration with his partner K-Dot, where they freestyle over the "C.R.E.A.M" beat. This will be appearing on his "New York Mixtape" coming soon, hosted by DJ Warrior, DJ Skee, DJ Envy & Big Mike:

Jay Rock & K-Dot - C.R.E.A.M. (Freestyle)

The second one is a potential song off of Jay Rock's upcoming solo album "Follow Me Home". The track is called "We On One", get it below:

Jay Rock - We On One

Next up is a track by Tyrant, who dubcnn visitors should be familiar with. The track is taken off his upcoming "Rap Warz" street album, which is hosted, arranged and mixed by DJ Warrior & DJ Green Lantern. Check out "The Greed<" below:

Tyrant - The Greed

We also have some new Strong Arm Steady music! It's a collaboration with Skinhead Rob called "Airforces", from their upcoming street album with DJ Warrior & DJ Envy, coming soon. Download the track below:

Strong Arm Steady - Airforces (ft. Skinhead Rob) (Freestyle)

And last, but not least is a song by Terminal, an emerging latin group out of the 805. Their mixtape/album "Independence Day" with DJ Warrior recently dropped in certain parts of Europe and Asia, as well as Mexico, and is starting to pick up a buzz in L.A. as well. We have the title track off the CD available for ya'll to download:

Terminal - Independence Day

In related news, DJ Warrior and Taje would like to thank all the fans on dubcnn for supporting the current Taje record "Hot Box 2: Cali Untouchable Radio Edition", which we put up for free download. For more information on DJ Warrior's current projects, hit up myspace.com/djwarrior.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news New Federation Video With Snoop "Happy I Met You" - September 12, 2007 By : Nima

The Bay Area group The Federation, consisting of Doonie Baby, Goldie, and Stresmatic, has been quiet for a minute, working on their new album "It's Whatever". It's finally ready, and "It's Whateva will be in stores October 2nd, featuring guest appearances from E-40, Snoop Dogg, Travis Barker & more.

The video to the first single has just been aired, it's called "Happy I Met You" and features an appearance from Snoop Dogg. You can watch the video below:

The Federation - Happy I Met You (ft. Snoop Dogg) (Video Stream)

For a YouTube link, click here. Be on the lookout for the new album, of course entirely produced by Rick Rock.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Contest: Snoop Dogg Signed "Hood of Horror" DVD - September 12, 2007 By : JustinL

Look out for Snoop Dogg's new DVD, "Hood of Horror", which was just released in stores today! We have four AUTOGRAPHED copies of the DVD, signed by none other than Snoop himself. Submit your name & address by emailing contest@dubcnn.com before September 18th for a chance to win in a random drawing.

"Hood of Horror" is a hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell, Snoop Dogg, that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife. "Hood of Horror" features Snoop, Danny Trejo, Aries Spears, Method Man, Tayshaun Prince, Lamar Odom, Ernie Hudson, Billy Dee Williams, Jason Alexander, Brande Roderick, Diamond Dallas Page, Daniella Alonso and Anson Mount.

You can increase your odds of winning by going to MySpace.com/SnoopsHoodofHorror and entering a separate contest to win a signed copy of the DVD.

You may also create a Faketown account at Faketown.com where a give-away will be held on September 18th, with even more signed copies of the DVD can be won.

Enter all three contests for your best chance to win, and check out Snoop Dogg’s "Hood of Horror" at a store near you.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Stix & J-Doe Are "Street Famous" [Mixtape] - September 12, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

As many of you may have noticed, last week's "StixTape" drop was curiously absent. Stix pushed the release back on purpose, because he wants to go head-to-head with 50 Cent and Kanye West. He's real serious about taking over the game, and this is what he had to say about it. "I'm the West Coast 50, the West Coast Kanye, the West Coast Jay-Z, [and] the West Coast Weezy wrapped in 1 artist. I can't be stopped! So I'm gonna drop this one today and still release a mixtape this Thursday. For the Dubcnn readers and fans, next Thursday I will drop 3 mixtapes at one time! That's 3 different mixtapes for one release date! [I'm doing it] just to show people nobody out here can touch me when it comes to this music thang! Watts City/West Coast forever!"

Today's mixtape is a collaboration between Stix and J-Doe, and it's called "Street Famous." "'Street Famous' is one of the best mixtapes I've ever heard," states Stix. "I did it with my partner J-Doe because he deserves his shine and he's a dope producer and rapper. Not only that, I have 2 of the best mixtape DJs in the game mixing the album: DJ Rampage & DJ Ill Will."

We've got the entire mixtape for you, free of charge! Download it by following the link below.

DJ Rampage & DJ Ill Will Present Stix & J-Doe - Street Famous [Free Download]

As always, Stix wants feedback! Drop you opinions on our forum, and speak to Stix directly on his Myspace Page. Come back tomorrow for another brand new mixtape from Stix!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" - Vol. 24 [Audio] - September 12, 2007 By : Nima

The 24th edition of Crooked I's "Hip-Hop Weekly" series is the 50 Cent/Kanye edition, since that seems to be the only thing everybody is talking about right now! In this two-part freestyle, he first raps over 50 Cent's "I'll Still Kill" beat off "Curtis", and then over Kanye West's "Big Brother" beat off "Graduation".

Download Hip-Hop Weekly Vol. 24 below:

Crooked I - I'll Still Kill / Big Brother (Freestyle)

Check back next week for the next freestyles! 24 weeks and still going strong, who else you know putting it down like Crooked? Don't forget to check our Official Hip-Hop Weekly Archive in case you have missed any of the previous installments.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news 40 Glocc Featured On Havoc's Album "The Kush" - September 12, 2007 By : Nima

Havoc of Mobb Deep is set to drop his solo album "The Kush" next Tuesday, September 18th, through Nature Sounds Records. We previously brought you two preview tracks from the album, "I'm The Boss" and "Be There", which both recieved positive feedback.

Infamous/G-Unit signee 40 Glocc is also featured on "The Kush", on the third track, "By My Side". You can listen to the song below:

Havoc - By My Side (ft. 40 Glocc)

Make sure to pick up your copy of "The Kush" next week, or order it online by clicking here.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Interview With DJ Muggs, Sick Jacken & Cynic - September 11, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Our Summer of Heat Interview Series just keeps getting better as we bring you an exclusive bonus feature today.

Dubcnn recently linked up with the men behind “The Legend of the Mask and the Assassin” - DJ Muggs, Sick Jacken, and Cynic - for an exclusive interview. In this feature, we cover everything you could want to know about the making of their new collaboration album. We also speak about their upcoming solo projects, including Sick Jacken’s upcoming Spanish album, DJ Muggs’s new album with Planet Asia, and the film he is currently scoring. Read the interview by following the link below.

Exclusive Interview With DJ Muggs, Sick Jacken & Cynic [September 2007]

"The Legend Of The Mask and the Assassin" hits stores today, so make sure to go out and pick up your copy. We've got two preview tracks from the album that we will post again for you today. If you like the music, go out and buy it!

DJ Muggs vs. Sick Jacken - The Mask and the Assassin (featuring Cynic)

DJ Muggs vs. Sick Jacken - El Barrio

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on DJ Muggs, Sick Jacken, Cynic and all of their respective camps!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage & DJ Maaleek "Rap Or Die V. 2" - September 11, 2007 By : Nima

Another day, another free mixtape download on dubcnn! Dubcnn & Caliroots Retail Stores have teamed up with Los Angeles DJ's DJ Ill Will and DJ Rampage, as well as German DJ DJ Maaleek to bring you the new "Rap Or Die Vol. 2" Mixtape.

The mixtape features all the latest hits that have been premiered on dubcnn or by the respective DJ's, including tracks by The Game, Snoop Dogg, WC, Hot Dollar, G Malone, Ya Boy, Jay Rock, Spider Loc, Omar Cruz, Roccett, Bishop Lamont. The CD is Hosted by L.A. rapper Mr. Don't Know.

You can pick up "Rap Or Die" in all Caliroots Retail Stores throughout Europe, or download it for free right here on dubcnn. Click below for the download:

DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage & DJ Maaleek - Rap Or Die Vol. 2 (Mixtape) (73MB, ZIP)

Tracklisting:

1. The Fixxers - So Good feat Rich Boy
2. Daz - Caught Up feat Jagged Edge & Joe Budden
3. Bishop Lamont - Feel On It
4. Eastwood - West Really feat The Game & Jay Rock
5. MDK - Perfect Body
6. Spider Loc - Summertime
7. Scipio - The Way I Move
8. Ya Boy - Aquaman
9. Hot Dollar - Liquor is Gone
10. Dubb - 26'z
11. Lil Eazy E - I Got That feat Timbaland
12. Yung Joc - Cut Throat feat The Game & Jim Jones
13. Hot Dollar - Can't Tell Me Nuthin Remix
14. G Malone - Certified feat Akon
15. The Outlawz - Ridin' feat Young Buck
16. BIAS - I'll Be Fine
17. Guerilla Black - Hood Rich feat Top Dogg
18. Omar Cruz - Hang With My Doggs feat WC
19. Dino West - Circus Show (No Limit West)
20. WC - Dodgeball feat Snoop & Butch Cassidy
21. Terrace Martin - To The Top feat Snoop Dogg, The Game & Uncle Chuck
22. MDK - Stop Snitchin' feat The Game
23. Marquez - Wouldn't Be L.A. feat Roccett

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Spider Loc Reps For The "True West" [Audio] - September 11, 2007 By : Nima

G-Unit artist Spider Loc is staying busy these days! His independent street album "West Kept Secrept: The Prequel" is in stores today, and at the same time he's readying his upcoming mixtape "Connected 2" with DJ Nik Bean.

We have an exclusive preview track from the "Connected 2" mixtape for ya'll to download. It's called "True West" and finds Spider shouting out some of the hottest West Coast artists out right now in his rhymes:

Spider Loc - True West

His street album "West Kept Secret: The Prequel" features his anthem "Blutiful World" as well as a feature from Ice Cube on "Big Blacc Boots. Check out the tracklisting below:

01. SPI (Prod. By RARE)
02. Blutiful World (Ft. E-Note) (Prod. By Da Riffs)
03. Big Blacc Boots (Ft. Ice Cube) (Prod. By Da Riffs)
04. Get Right Down (Prod. By Da Trac Addic)
05. Sometimes (Prod. By RARE)
06. All I Know (Ft. E-Note) (Prod. By RARE)
07. Look At Me (Ft. E-Note) (Prod. By RARE)
08. Make You Love Me (Prod. By RARE)
09. Russ (Prod. By Spider Loc)
10. Hustle To You Come Up (Prod. By Nephew)
11. Hold On (Prod. By Da Trac Addic)
12. Close To The Edge (Prod. By Spider Loc)
13. Cry And Cry (Ft. L.O.V.E.) (Prod. By Capone-E)
14. I Like (Prod. By RARE)
15. Blutiful World Re-Mix (Ft. Papa Smurf, Piper) (Prod. By Da Riffs)

We will be back with more news on his "Connected 2" mixtape soon with more audio.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Kanye West Reaches "Graduation" (Review) - September 11, 2007 By : Conan Milne

With the much-hyped 50 and Kanye 'sales war' now fully under way, there's no better time for DubCNN to review the new releases. We start off with our critique of Kanye West's Graduation. The latest album from the hugely talented producer and MC, Graduation has fiercely divided the Hip-Hop community. Rabid fans continue to debate where it ranks among 'Ye's illustrious back catalogue.

West's third opus receives the Dub Quotable: "With Graduation, he broadens his musical spectrum with hopes of delivering an album all listeners can agree upon as timeless." and earns a respectable Dub Rating. Read the whole thing by clicking below:

Kanye West - Graduation (Review)

For more recent reviews, including albums from UGK, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section. Stay tuned to DubCNN for our review of 50 Cent's Curtis also!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Broken Glass Shattered For Bossolo, Signs To Universal - September 11, 2007 By : Rud

Cast your mind back to almost two years ago when we first introduced you to Inland Empire representer, Bossolo. The aspiring artist was at that point releasing his latest album "My Bloc" which featured production from, amongst others, Fingazz and Young Tre who has produced for Westside Connection.

Bossolo has kept his prescence in the streets at the top of his agenda with his mixtapes and shows across the state. Today we are back with news of his latest solo album which was recently released entitled "Broken Glass Shattered" as well as an upcoming compilation to showcase his new label Bloc Hustle Muzic.

First up we have four tracks for download from "Broken Glass Shattered" which once again outlines Bossolo as a name that more need to take note of. Across the album he delivers hard-hitting lyrics with a confidence and tone that exudes charisma on the mic. Production is predominantly handled by up and coming beatsmith A-Clasik which provides a consistancy throughout, with other instrumentals from Fingaaz, Dove Mack and H Sparaza. All but one of the tracks to download below are solo cuts and will show you the spectrum of music available on this release.

Bossolo - Big Bosses
Bossolo - Guess Who's Back
Bossolo - Low Rydin' (Feat. Yuung Boy)
Bossolo - West Coast

Since the release of "Broken Glass Shattered" Bossolo has inked a deal for his major label debut album with Universal Records thanks to the buzz from this release. "Bloc Hustlin" has been given the release date of January 8 2008 via Thump/Universal/BlocHustleMuzic.

With that in mind Bossolo has wasted no time in preparing a mixtape to help build his new labels status. With the Inland Empire already home to artists including Sly Boogy, Homeless Nation, Fingazz, Bigg North, Kartoon, Raje and many more he intends to give Bloc Hustle Muzic a platform on "Bloc Hustle Muzic Volume 1."

With vocals from artists including Yunng Boy, Moss Maja, Caine of Mischivious Poets, Ag Cabano, Mac Man, Al Fila and John Izie over production from up and comer A-Clasik alongside established names including Fingazz and Young Tre, Bossolo aims to raise the label profile with its release on September 25th. The cover for the mixtape can be seen here.

The Thump/Universal/BlocHustleMuzic imprint has also taken GCodeRecords under its wing to re-release the Young Trey mixtape "W.E.S.T Radio Volume 1" that came out last year, that can be seen on the Dubcnn Download Page.

The release is now scheduled for release on November 20th 2007 and includes tracks featuring Mack 10, Bossolo, Young Hoggs, Big Foot, Comrads, Snoop Dogg, The Game and WC

Stay tuned for more news and media from Bossolo and the Universal/BlocHustleMuzic imprint over the coming months, until then enjoy the new music and drop your thoughts for Bossolo over at our Forum Community.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Omar Cruz Performs At Latin Rap Conference - September 10, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Omar Cruz will be performing live this Thursday, September 13th as part of the Latin Rap Conference. Big Syphe from Power 106 will step in as a special guest DJ. The show will take place at Whiskey A Go Go, which is located on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, and doors open at 8PM. Omar hopes to see everyone there! Check out this flyer, or go to latinrapconference.com or myspace.com/omarcruz for more information.

In case you missed our in-depth interview with Omar Cruz from last month, here is a link to check that out. Also make sure to listen to his street single "I Hang With My Dogz" by grabbing the mp3 below.

Omar Cruz - I Hang With My Dogz (Produced by Javie Lopez)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Omar Cruz and B.Y.I. Entertainment.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Glasses Malone Contest Winners! - September 10, 2007 By : Nima

We have the winners of our Glasses Malone & DJ Nik Bean - "Streets Of L.A. 3 Mixtape" contest, where we gave ten readers the chance to win an autographed copy of the mixtape.

The answer to the question " What label was Glasses Malone signed to before joining Hoo Bangin'/Cash Money?" was, as most people guessed, Sony Records.

Here the winners:

Teemu Virolainen (Finland), Edward Jimenez (Canyon Country, CA), Szymon Wiktorowski (Poland), Ruben LaCour (Albuquerque, NM), Lucien de Vos (Netherlands), Eric Washington (Compton, CA), Jean-Philippe Bond (Canada), Sotha Houl (France), Mike Harmon (West Terre Haut, IN), Andreas Dziuk (Germany).

They have been notified by email and should be recieving their copies shortly. Congratulations to the winners, and if you didn't win - we have more contests coming soon.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Exclusive Interview With N.O.R.E. - September 10, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

We're back with another week of fire as our Summer Of Heat Interview Series continues.

Dubcnn recently connected with N.O.R.E. to discuss his new album “Noreality,” which is in stores now. In this exclusive interview, we go into detail about the “Noreality” album, as well as his upcoming “Global Warming” project, which should be hitting stores in February of 2008. We also speak about the West Coast, his recent collaboration with Kurupt, and his plans for recording with Crooked I. Read on to find out about all of these topics and much more.

Exclusive Interview With N.O.R.E. [September 2007]

Make sure to pick up a copy of "Noreality" at your local retailer today.

Check back tomorrow for a special interview feature on Dubcnn.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Topic Interview Up On Dubcnn Now! - September 9, 2007 By : Nima

Dubcnn linked up with West Covina representer Topic for an interview. The SRC/Universal signee goes in-depth in this conversation about his come up in the game, signing to Steve Rifkind's label which housed the success of talents such as Akon and David Banner, what we can expect from his album and what the purpose of his music is. He also talks about his first mixtape "The Coast Guard", the New West, working with The Game on the song "Cali Niggaz", the politics in the game and much more in this exclusive interview.

Read or listen to it below:

Dubcnn Interview With Topic (September '07)

We also have some material from Topic for everybody to check out along with the interview. First is a video, where you can see Topic recording his verse to "Cali Niggaz" as well as some footage of Topic with Steve Rifkind, David Banner & DJ Skee:

Topic - Promo Video (50MB, Quick Time)

Of course we gotta have some Topic tracks for download too. The two tracks below should convince everybody of Topic's skills as a MC:

Topic - Ridin' Threw The West

Topic - Creep & Crawl

Check Topic out on MySpace by clicking here, and check back with us soon for more information on him.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Teen Phenom Fashawn From The "Grizzly City" - September 9, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Those of you who have followed any of our "Central Cali" updates, including a release from Diego Redd and the Hecktik Soprano presented The Factors project, will have seen the name Fashawn.

The name is the moniker of an 18 year old Fresno teen sensation that is already being touted for success. His latest mixtape "Grizzly City 2" is available today for free download on Dubcnn and if by the time we've told you a little about him you aren't convinced - the first 52 bars on the CD’s intro will have you admitting; "That kid is a beast!"

Fashawn, although still only young, already has ferocious rhymes, killer flow and importantly the ability to craft songs. Coupled with his raw talent, charisma and versatility he is well on his way to proving his "Teen Phenom" status. "I was born into the culture, so it’s second nature to me," Fashawn explains simply.

As a ’90s baby, he’s got all the style and charisma of a modern-day emcee, but the rhymes of a veteran beyond his teenage years. When asked to name the emcees he looks up to, he’s quick to answer with Rakim, followed by Nas, Snoop, 2Pac, Ras Kass and Pharoahe Monch.

Within his short time in the industry Fashawn has already convinced many of his ability, already being recognized as a leader in Fresno’s rap scene, steering a vibrant pack of young hip-hoppers adorned with purple bandanas and T-shirts marking their Grizzly City movement. With his streetwise persona, borne from this upbringing in rough East Fresno, he can deliver street knowledge as well as kickin' it with the skaters who listened to Hieroglyphics. That combination yields a street-smart rhymer who can deliver content. "A lot of people can rap and spit bars," Fashawn says, "But I want to write songs."

Already with three mixtapes under his belt as a solo artist and two with his crew Section 8 (Grafik, Bravo and Night), Fashawn is a busy young man - we are giving you the chance to get ahead of the game as in a few years everybody will saying what people in Fresno already know. Fashawn? That kid is a beast!

Dubcnn Presents: Fashawn - Grizzly City 2 (Free Mixtape Download)

Enjoy the new music and ensure you stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from Fashawn over the coming months. In the meantime, check out Fashawn on MySpace and check out the video of him on the Wake Up Show and most recently, his "Come On Baby" remix video with Planet Asia.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Money B Is "Stuntin" On 2 New Releases - September 8, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Money B has been noted as one of the most distinguished voices in hip hop, lending his signature vocals to hits and club anthems including "Humpty Dance," "Freaks of the Industry," "Kiss U Back," Doowutchyalike," as well as the Hip-Hop classic "I Get Around" with Tupac.

Multi-platinum Digital Underground member Money B who has had a long and illustrious career including a Grammy nomination, is now back on the scene with his long awaited release "Mandatory: Volume 1", and the digital EP release "Stuntin."

His new single "Stunin'" boasts a rare combination of Oakland, California, west coast swagger mixed with the down south, mid west production of Dirty Knocc from Milwaukee. The track is a club banger that features Bay Area rising star Eddi Projex and can be downloaded for free right here on Dubcnn via the link below.

Money B - Stuntin' (Feat. Eddi Projex)

The single is also the lead track from the aforementioned "Mandatory: Volume 1" which is mixed and hosted by DJ Nu-Stylez (Digital Underground /Record Breakers) from Milwaukee and DJ Juice (Core DJ’s) from the Bay. Together they cut and blend over 20 previously unreleased bangers, including exerts from the "Stuntin" E.P. The mixtape features Bay Area notables Shock G, Mac Dre, Esinchill, Humpty Hump, The Mekanix, J Stalin, Rankin Scroo and many more. The tracklist is below as well as on the back cover, you can view the front cover by clicking the main news images.

01) Intro
02) Stuntin' (Feat. Eddi Projex) (Produced by Dirty Knocc)
03) It's Over (Feat. Limo G)
04) So Soft (Feat. Esinchill and Fifth)
05) Cronic (Feat. Scott Knoxx) (Produced by Tha Mekanix)
06) Playin' Wit My Money
07) Stumblin (Produced by Fifth)
08) Slumped Over In The Club (Feat. Binc and Shady Nate) (Produced by Cras)
09) Can't Stand Myself (Feat. Feez) (Produced by Fifth)
10) D.U. Shout
11) She's Nasty
12) Everytime I Pull Out (Feat. Dotrix 4000) (Produced by Don Pro)
13) Pop It Like A Pimple (Produced by Money B & Cras)
14) Solid (Produced by Fifth)
15)Hyphy Hump (Feat. Humpty Hump and J-Stalin) (Produced by Tha Mekanix)
16) Freaks Of The Industry II (Feat. Laroo, and Dotrix 4000) (Produced by Freejack)
17) Wussup Money (Produced by Tha Mekanix)
18) Bumpin' Bay Music
19) Tha Lick (Part 1) (Feat. Numskull, Mac Dre, Silk E, Cleetis Mack, and Eddi Projex)
20) Dum N' The Bay (Feat. Shock G, Liz Suwandi and Noble)
21) No Problems (Feat. BLK Diamond)
22) I'mma Winna Mayne (Produced by Man-Man)
23) Guilty (Produced by Fifth)
24) Pour Da Heem (Feat. Fifth)
25) Kill Di Pussy (Feat. Rankin Scroo) (Produced by Don Pro)
26) Outro

Touring consistently over the last 10 years, Money B has set venues on fire around the globe. He has performed with the likes of Tupac, Ice Cube, Keyshia Cole, T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Damian & Julian Marley, UNK, Queen Latifah, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Toni, Tony, Tonè, and George Clinton just to name a few. The stage has long been his second home and Money B is already prepared and looking forward to touring and promoting the release of both the "Stuntin," EP and "Mandatory: Volume 1" releases.

Money B takes you on a ride wit slammin' beats and the freaky flow he’s always been known for - enjoy the new track and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media. In the meantime check out Money B on MySpace.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Bangloose, Double F, & Dem Jointz "Bed Remix" - September 8, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

We're back today with a new collaboration from Bangloose, Double F, and Dem Jointz. Many of our readers will remember Double F from our update a couple weeks ago, when we premiered his top-notch tracks "Major League" and "Stop Snitching."

To grab a copy of those songs, along with past hits from Bangloose, be sure to visit our newly updated Media Archive section.

The track we have today is called "Bed Remix (Head.)" The soulful yet comical track is definitely worth checking out. Download it below.

Bangloose, Double F, & Dem Jointz - Bed Remix (Head) (Clean Version)

Bangloose, Double F, & Dem Jointz - Bed Remix (Head) (Dirty Version)

We have now updated the page with the final mix of this song. Dubcnn has also just received word that this track will be featured on Bangloose's new street album/mixtape "Sonically Correct," which is dropping in two weeks. Keep checking back for more updates on Bangloose as his new project nears its release.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news PYO Line Up With Aftermath (Audio & Video) - September 8, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Those who are part of our Forum Community as well as listeners to the PYO Radio show on Swurv Radio will already be aware of the recent alignment of the Put Yourself Out and Aftermath Records camps.

The new union has seen the release of a track featuring PYO's Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. alongside Aftermath's Bishop Lamont and Stat Quo. The track, entitled "Lights Out" is being hailed as another street single building towards Bishop Lamont's highly anticipated debut album, "The Reformation," which as we reported last week is being readied for an early 2008 release.

Although streaming rips and DJ copies have been leaking out across outlets online, today we have the official release of that track courtesy of the people at PYO Entertainment. "Lights Out," which is produced by another Aftermath representer; Focus, can be downloaded below.

Bishop Lamont - Lights Out (Feat. Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E. & Stat Quo) (Produced By Focus)

On the back of this new found affiliation the Put Yourself Out team recorded the most recent editon of their acclaimed video series From Yo Hood with Bishop Lamont. The feature, which is titled "Westcoast Reunion" features Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., Bishop Lamont, Noni Spitz, Prime, Diverse and also Damizza - who, those of you who read yesterdays PYO In Japan update will know, recently met up with Shade Sheist and put to rest prior issues.

See the whole group together relaxing and having fun as well as some later studio footage using the download link below. We will keep you updated on the Put Yourself Out and Aftermath Records camps latest moves as well as providing any subsequent media.

Put Yourself Out Present: From Yo Hood - Westcoast Reunion Footage (Video - MPG)

For those who missed yesterdays PYO In Japan update check out the Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. On Tour In Japan Event Gallery with exclusive photos.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Video Feature: Eastwood & Meech Wells Part 1 - September 7, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn's Summer of Heat Interview Series wouldn't be complete without a feature from Eastwood and Meech Wells, one of the hardest working duos on the West Coast as of late.

We recently linked up with Eastwood and Meech Wells for another exclusive interview. This time we set the focus on answering questions directly from the members of our forum community, dubcc.com. Read on to find out about Eastwood’s new double album, his plans for collaborating with Snoop Dogg, Crooked I, and The Game, and his role in the new movie “Outcast.” Meech Wells adds his input as well, and will be featured more heavily in the second part of this in-depth interview, which is coming soon.

Exclusive Video Interview With Eastwood & Meech Wells [Part 1] [September 2007]

Check out Eastwood and Meech Wells on their Myspace pages, and use our search function at the top right corner of the screen to find a vast array of music from the two of them that was dropped exclusively on Dubcnn in the past. In the meantime, make sure to stop by our forum and talk to Eastwood & Meech Wells directly. Sign up now and you might get your question asked the next time we do a feature like this!

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest exclusive interviews every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news DJ Warrior & Taje Present Hot Box The 2nd Hit - September 7, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

The wait is finally over, and Taje's highly anticipated street album "Hot Box: The Second Hit" is available now for Dubcnn Digital Download. The DJ Warrior-hosted mixtape features guest appearances from Bishop Lamont, Mykestro, Mopreme Shakur, and many more, as well as production from Dae One, Diverse, and Black Milk.

Check out the tracklist below, and then download the entire project for free by following the link below. We also have all the preview tracks available once again on the Download Page, all part of the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network

01) Intro
02) Still Dumpin' (Feat. Chevy Jones) (Produced By Diverse)
03) Misunderstood (Produced By Dae One)
04) Get It Gang (Feat. Bad News & Ace) (Produced By Dame Taylor)
05) Butterfly Effect (Feat. Mike Anthony)
06) Shots Fired (Produced By DJ Khalil)
07) Jump Back (Feat. K-Boy, Lil Bam, Bangloose & Marleik) (Produced By J Thrill)
08) Houseshoes (Produced By Dae One)
09) Chips (Produced By Dae One)
10) It's You (Produced By Dae One)
11) Why You Trippin' (Feat. T.K.) (Produced By Dae One)
12) Win Or Lose (Feat. Mopreme Shakur) (Produced By Black Milk)
13) The Truth (Feat. Bishop Lamont, Treck Life & DJ Rhettmatic) (Produced By Diverse & Dae One)
14) Momma Taught Me That (Produced By The System)
15) Way (Feat. G Money) (Produced By Dae One)
16) Bendin Cornaz (Produced By Dae One)
17) Last Dragon (Feat. Indee & Mykestro) (Produced By King Karnav)
18) Walk On The Moon (Feat. Noni Spit & Chevy Jones) (Produced By Dae One)
19) Care In The World (Produced By Diverse)
20) All Me (Feat. Dae One & Mike Anthony) (Produced By King Karnav)
21) Outro

DJ Warrior Presents Taje - Hot Box: The Second Hit [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Please feel free to use the link above to share with others, and spread this impressive street album around as you wish. Go to Taje's Myspace Page and leave feedback, and also drop by our forums to discuss your favorite tracks. Be on the lookout for an extensive video interview with Taje dropping next week, where he walks us track-by-track through "Hot Box 2."

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Dubcnn Presents: E-Knoc's Weekly "Fryday" Series - September 7, 2007 By : Rud

Last month we refreshed your memory on Los Angeles native E-Knoc who had been scarce on Dubcnn during 2007. We released his first street album in early August, available for download as part of the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network, entitled The Promise Land.

Since then E-Knoc has been continuing to distribute the CD locally as well as taking in the new support gained from its release online. With the hefty hiatus from our pages seemingly frustrating for his fans, E-Knoc has decided to ensure they get a dose of him once a week with the Fryday Series.

Every Friday E-Knoc will deliver a new track to the readers of Dubcnn in the aim of keeping his name buzzing and increasing his burgeoning fanbase. Today is the first installment in the Fryday Series, those of you who saw this launch last week will have seen we removed it midweek due to an error - no such mistake this week - this is the real deal where E-Knoc demolishes one of the N.W.A. reunion tracks; "Hello." We urge you to check out the track and leave your feedback on it, in our Forum Thread.

Dubcnn Presents: E-Knoc's Fryday Series (Part One)

Enoy the new music and if you haven't already make sure you download the free street album "The Promise Land" by clicking here. To check out an album review conducted by Lord Funk, click here. Until next week, enjoy the music and check out E-Knoc over at his official MySpace page.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Finess Discusses "Text Sex" On "Raw Romance" Release - September 7, 2007 By : Rud

Ever the breaking ground for talented new artists from across the Hip-Hop arena, Dubcnn keeps up its well established tradition with the unveiling of a rarity - a female MC.

Having been born in Northern California, Finess spent much of her youth moving from city to city across the state before finding roots in Los Angeles. Finess has been refining her craft over recent years having found at a young age that writing was the best outlet to express herself; "I like to write about what goes on around me" Finess explains.

With a seductive storytelling style, Finess emerged onto the rap scene with music that can appeal to both sexes in 2005. Her initial recording led her to create a full-length album "Finess Is" which had the goal of making people aware of who 'Finess Is'. In October of 2006, Finess released her first mixtape, "Kiss the Rest Goodbye," the cover to which can be seen here, which helped to solidify her name locally and increase her online fanbase.

Today we have news and audio from her most recent release, the downloadable project "Raw Romance: Volume 1." The track we have to sample from the release is a Dae One production entitled "Text Sex." The cut can be download below, share it and drop your thoughts on our Forum.

Finess - Text Sex (Produced By Dae One)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from Finess, in the meantime; check out her official MySpace page, her official website Finess 911 and her "Raw Romance: Volume 1" mixtape download page.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E On Tour In Japan (Event Gallery) - September 7, 2007 By : Rud

Just over a month ago we reported that Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E were heading to Japan in August to appear at a host of shows across the country [see; Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E Head East To Japan For August Shows].

The duo recently returned and informed us of a successful trip and event that saw them rock sold out shows; "We just got back from Japan and it was huge success. Our venue sold-out, we sold all our merchandise and we set the tone for next month's Ice Cube and WC concert in Japan," explained Shade Sheist.


Shade continued; "We have been invited back out for more shows this year, so we will keep you posted on the dates. While we were out there we hooked out with one of Japan's more popular Hip Hop artists, "Two-J" and we will be collaborating on a project to be released through Universal Music Japan."

He also told us that they are currently in talks to release their fashion line "Hands-On Clothing" in Japan. In other news Shade Sheist also informed us that he ran into Butch Cassidy and Damizza, who were also in Japan performing at a seperate venue, and got to talk before they caught a flight - suffice it to say that the much discussed Damizza and Shade Sheist feud is over, much to the delight of their sets of fans.

We have a set of photos from the event as well as some video that Shade Sheist and the Put Yourself Out family have provided. The videos can be seen here while the pictures can be viewed in our exclusive Event Gallery link below.

Dubcnn Presents: Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. On Tour In Japan (Event Gallery)

Enjoy the images and video and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E and the Put Yourself Out camp.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Tek Nizzle Is Back With Some New Music [Audio] - September 6, 2007 By : Nima

We've been providing you with music from producer/rapper Tek Nizzle from Tangled Thoughts for a minute now, and everyone should be aware of the talent the man has. He's been grinding heavily through the last months, and is really trying to get his name out there right now.

Today we have two tracks for ya'll that are pretty different from each other. The first one is a track by a Philly artist that Tek has been working with called Nile Elo aka Phatz, featuring and produced by Tek Nizzle, go ahead and download it below:

Nile Elo - U Don't Undastand (ft. Tek Nizzle) (Prod. by Tek Nizzle)

The second track is a R&B banger by a young female singer from Philadelphia named Bria. The track features verses by Cassidy and Tek Nizzle and was produced by Pharell's
guitarist Clay Sears. This is a potential radio hit, get it below:

Bria - Dreamin' Of U (ft. Cassidy & Tek Nizzle) (Prod. by Clay Sears)

Enjoy the music and check back with us soon for more music from Tek!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news David Banner Hooks Up With Dubcnn For An Interview! - September 5, 2007 By : Nima

Dubcnn linked up with Mississippi's own David Banner to talk about his upcoming LP "The Greatest Story Ever Told". Banner tells us what inspired him to title his album that way, his single "9mm" featuring Snoop Dogg, Akon & Lil Wayne, what we can expect from the album, how he feels about the current music coming out, who he's listening to right now, his thoughts on the West Coast and much more.

Read or listen to the interview below:

Exclusive David Banner Interview (September '07)

"The Greatest Story Ever Told" is dropping October 9th! Be on the lookout for an interview with Topic, who's also affiliated with David Banner through their record label SRC Records and who Banner bigs up in the interview, dropping this week!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Bishop Lamont Single On Power 106 [Video] - September 5, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

After we gave you the exclusive world premiere of Bishop Lamont's new street single "Feel On It" last week, Bishop took the track to the Big Syphe & Eric D-Lux Show on Power 106 to play on the radio for the first time. The premiere turned into a full-on celebration, with Bishop's good friends Taje, Dae One, Indef, and Prime all in attendance to take part in the festivities. The response to the song from callers was instant! "Feel On It" will undoubtedly be a great success for the Aftermath family, and a big hit - both in the streets and the clubs!


Luckily for our readers, TakeOff Productions captured the entire event on film for us, and we are proud to share it with you today. You won't catch this anywhere else! Check out the full video on
The Dubcnn Channel by clicking the link below. Alternatively, you can download the whole video to your hard drive by saving the link here.

Bishop Lamont & Friends Premiere "Feel On It" on the Big Syphe & Eric D-Lux Show on Power 106 [Video]

After you've checked out the clip, feel free to browse through our other past features, including live performances by The Fixxers and UGK, and exclusive interviews with Hot Dollar, Elephant Man, and Mitchy Slick.

If you haven't heard the song yet, here are the explicit, clean, and instrumental versions once again. DJs, blast the track out as much as you can!

Bishop Lamont - Feel On It [Explicit] [Produced by Focus]
Bishop Lamont - Feel On It [Clean] [Produced by Focus]
Bishop Lamont - Feel On It [Instrumental] [Produced by Focus]

Keep staying tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont, and request "Feel On It" on Power 106 now by texting "Bishop Lamont - Feel On It" to 69106. Check out the Big Syphe and Eric D-Lux Show on Power 106 as well. Click this flyer for more information.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" Vol. 22 & 23 [Audio] - September 5, 2007 By : Nima

I'm back from Dubai and right back at you with not one, but two Hip-Hop Weekly freestyles by Crooked I. Since last week was skipped because Crooked I was in NY doing business, he decided to give ya'll last week's and this week's at the same time.

The first beat is the J.R. Rottem produced Clyde Carson banger "Doin' Dat" with Sean Kingston, and the second one is Saigon's single "Come On Baby", produced by Just Blaze.

Download Hip-Hop Weekly Vol. 22 & 23 below:

Crooked I - Doin' Dat / Come On Baby (Freestyle)

Enjoy the Hip-Hop Weekly's and keep on supporting Crooked I by checking back next Wednesday for Vol. 24! Don't forget to check our Official Hip-Hop Weekly Archive in case you have missed any of the previous installments.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Jihad Releases "93' Fly" With Cashis & DJ Warrior - September 5, 2007 By : Rud

Back in July we revealed that the Cerritos, CA up and comer Jihad was readying his sophomore street album release, the follow up to last years "Death Before Dishonor" mixtape with DJ Warrior and DJ Nutty which received widespread acclaim, coverage on Dubcnn & The Source and a spot on MTV's Mixtape Mondays.

The former BET Freestyle Friday Hall of Famer has been busy putting the finishing touches on "93' Fly," once again with the help of DJ Warrior, as well as DJ Envy and DJ Arkane. The release also features Shady Records signee Cashis who handles the hosting duties.

"93' Fly" is now available to pre-order and includes guest appearences by artists including Cashis, Jayo Felony, Tri-Star, Marc Spitz, Duke Riddles, Tracey Lane, Diamyn & Bellywize with production from Swizz Beats, J. Classic, Pakman, Beat Masta Wes, Lou Dog, Harry Sona/Trailblazerz, JRK, Big 4D, Shizz Beatz, Khalil Ansari and Shadowville Productions.

Today we have the world premiere of the first track from "93' Fly" featuring a verse from host Cashis entitled "Me First." Over a dark and haunting, bass heavy production from PakMan the duo deliver exemplary flow and lyrics keeping your interest for the full four and a half minutes.

Jihad - Me First (Feat. Cashis) (Produced By Pakman)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn later this week for more audio, the full tracklist and more. In the meantime utilise the Jihad banners on Dubcnn to place a pre-order with SoCal People. To learn more about Jihad check our past updates and visit him on MySpace.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Mr. Capone-E Back With "Dedicated to the Oldies Pt. 2" - September 5, 2007 By : Lil Jay

Mr. Capone-E is set to release his upcoming solo album "Dedicated to the Oldies Part 2" on September 25th. The double disc album will be released on Hi Power in conjunction with Koch Records, as he recently signed a deal with them for the Hi Power imprint.

Capone-E's project will be the follow-up release to Mr. Criminal's "Rydaz Music" album which came out in July. Criminal's lead single "Mami Mira" featuring Nate Dogg and Mr. Capone-E himself has been enjoying regular radio spins the whole summer.

Mr. Capone-E recently shot a video for the first single "Summertime Anthem" which has been getting good feedback on the streets & radio. Hit up his MySpace page at myspace.com/mrcaponeetherealcom to see some behind the scenes footage from the video shoot. Make sure you check back on Dubcnn for the official world premiere of the video in the next couple of days. We'll also be premiering songs from the "Dedicated to the Oldies Part 2" album after that.

Last but not least, be on the lookout for Mr. Capone-E & Lil Flip's sophomore collabo project "Connected Part 2" coming later this year.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Kurupt & J. Wells "Digital Smoke" Breakdown Feature - September 4, 2007 By : JustinL

Dubcnn has linked up with J. Wells for a track by track breakdown of his recent release with Kurupt entitled "Digital Smoke". We get the chance to take a look at each track, and find out the story behind some of your favorite songs.

J. Wells talks about working with Kurupt, Kokane, DJ Quik, Knoc-Turn'Al, Butch Cassidy, Tha Liks, and more as well as breaking down the production and how the vocals were laid. Make sure to go out and purchase Kurupt & J. Wells "Digital Smoke" at your local record store. Dubcnn will also be having a part two to this interview which will be released soon.

J. Wells Track By Track Breakdown of Digital Smoke

Related Dubcnn Media can be found using the links below

Kurupt & J. Wells - "All We Smoke" (Music Video) | Behind the Scenes of the "All We Smoke" Video
Kurupt & J. Wells - "Summertime" (Music Video)
Kurupt, J. Wells, Tri-Star, Tash, G Malone, Bishop Lamont - Impersonating Each Other
Shout Outs from the Set of "All We Smoke"

For more info, check out Myspace.com/JWellsMusic and stay tuned to Dubcnn for Part 2.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Fred Knuxx & Noni Spitz Align For "Coastal Conflict" - September 4, 2007 By : Rud

Delaware's own Fred Knuxx has been a staple artist on Dubcnn since 2004 with his various releases and appearances on projects coast to coast. From his DJ Kurupt hosted mixtape; "The Repo Man - Taking The Game Back," which can be downloaded here, to his long awaited debut album "Delafornia."

In June we released the "Delafornia" album sampler, an 8 minute showcase of the album that will feature artists including Spider Loc, Eastwood, Akil from Jurassic 5, Bad Lucc, Jazzy D, Bangloose, Problem, Mykestro, Dresta The Gangsta, Coniyac and many more - due for release in late 2007.

Today we are back with news that one of the hardest working men in the industry is preparing three releases that will lead up to his debut album; one a mixtape entitled "Face Of De" due out next week, and two collaboration projects, one with AO and the second with westcoast up and comer Noni Spitz entitled "Coastal Conflict."

We have some audio from the latter project "Coastal Conflict" to premiere today, a freestyle track with Fred Knuxx and Noni Spitz entitled "The Game." The new record sees the duo do what they do best over the beat of the same name produced by Kanye West from Common's latest album "Finding Forever."

Fred Knuxx & Noni Spitz - The Game

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media on Fred Knuxx, Jazzy Management and Starcore Entertainment.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Exclusive Interview With D.O.E. Up Now! - September 4, 2007 By : Nima

Even though the summer may be winding down, our Summer of Heat Interview Series is still in full effect! We're back with another feature today!

We hooked up with an artist that has been featured on Dubcnn since late 2006, the New York born and Timbaland backed D.O.E.! With his recent feature on Timbaland's "Shock Value" album and the hit single "Way I Are" taken from that release, the stock in D.O.E. is rising and the talented MC is ready to unveil himself to the world.


With that in mind, he took some time to speak with us about his introduction to Hip-Hop, how he met Timbaland and the recording process with the acclaimed producer. We find out about an array of music that has featured on Dubcnn, get a few words on the Scott Storch situation, and find out why D.O.E. thinks Hip-Hop just needs "healing. Check out the interview below.

Exclusive Interview With D.O.E. [September 2007]

Come back on Wednesday for another new exclusive interview.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news The Clipse and Pacific Division at The Roxy, Sept 4th - September 3, 2007 By : JustinL

Vapors Magazine and Brooklyn Projects present The Clipse with Pacific Division, and Lucky.I.Am at the Roxy Theatre on Tuesday, September 4, 2007.

The Clipse, Pacific Division, & Lucky.I.Am at the Roxy Theatre (Digital Flyer)
The Roxy Theatre
9009 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Tuesday September 4, 2007
Doors: 10:15PM
$23.50
www.thesunsetonroxy.com
www.ticketmaster.com

Please check out MySpace.com/PacificDivisionMusic for more info.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news DJ Age & Bad Lucc Present "The Watts Riot" - September 3, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

We're back with another full-length mixtape for everyone! Bad Lucc has linked up with DJ Age for the official mixtape, "The Watts Riot." As always, Dubcnn has been given the opportunity to distribute the mixtape online to all of the fans!

The project features 29 tracks of pure fire, and it boasts guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Damani, Soopafly, Mykestro, and many more. Download the entire mixtape for free by following the link below.


DJ Age Presents Bad Lucc - The Watts Riot [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Make sure to keep staying tuned to Dubcnn for all the latest news regarding Bad Lucc and his group Westurn Union!

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Taje Explores The "Butterfly Effect" [Audio] - September 3, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

We're back with another exclusive from Taje's highly anticipated "Hot Box 2" mixtape, which will be dropping in its entirety for free download right here on Dubcnn later this week.

The song we have for you today is "Butterfly Effect," featuring singer Mike Anthony. The track is being sent to media outlets this week and will be considered the radio single from "Hot Box 2." We have two versions for you - the full song, as well as the version directly from the DJ Warrior hosted mixtape. Download them below.

Taje - Butterfly Effect (featuring Mike Anthony)

Taje - Butterfly Effect (featuring Mike Anthony) [Mixtape Version]

Come back later this week to download the "Hot Box 2" mixtape! Also be on the lookout for a new multi-part video interview with Taje, where he breaks his new project down track-by-track.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Damizza Drops Unreleased Tracks On Myspace - September 3, 2007 By : Eddie Gurrola

Damizza has put up four "un-reeleased" tracks for purchase from his extensive vault of music. You can buy the songs for 99 cents each from his Myspace Page now.

The unreleased songs available for paid download are "So Dope," featuring Butch Cassidy & Knoc-Turn'al, "Killa," featuring Kam, the solo track "Trouble," and "Sick N Tired" featuring Sadiva.

The tracks should hold over Damizza fans until he drops his next batch of unreleased music in the form of "Damizza Presents: Unreleased Volume 1" on November 31st. In the meantime, stop by our forums and chat directly with Damizza himself!

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Damizza and Baby Ree.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news 40 Glocc, WS Bugg & Bad Lucc "Just Want The Paper" - September 3, 2007 By : Rud

Following last months collaboration track with Lil Scrappy entitled "Gettin' Richer," 40 Glocc has been back at in the studio knocking out more records, this time with WS Bugg and Watts' own flame spitter Bad Lucc.

After the buzz generated from Gettin' Richer and the subsequent video release with cameos from 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Mobb Deep, Ricky Gonzales and many more, 40 Glocc continues to produce new material for his fans.


Today we have the world premiere of "I Just Want The Paper" which features a voice sample from the Notorious B.I.G and an interpolation of The Beach Boys classic single "Good Vibrations," dont let the calming introductory sample kid you; all three come hard on this track!

40 Glocc - I Just Want The Paper (Feat. WS Bugg & Bad Lucc)

Download the new track above and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from 40 Glocc. In the meantime, check him out over at his offcial MySpace page.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Butch Cassidy Delivers "Swagger" On "Playa Life" Single - September 2, 2007 By : Rud

Just over a week ago we informed you that the long awaited solo album from Butch Cassidy is nearing release. Despite years in the game and countless appearances on other peoples records, "Playa Life" is Butch Cassidy's debut solo album.

Due for release in November, via Baby Ree/KCP Records and distributed by Fontana/Universal, "Playa Life" will featured guests including Snoop Dogg, WC, MC Magic, Mel-Man, Warren G, Prime, Taje and Damizza.


When he was asked recently about the album Butch explained; "It's been a long time coming [but] I'm putting the finishing touches on it now," as he completed a mixing session at one of L.A.'s most secretive studios, Area 51/Studio 9.

As we already mentioned, the album "Playa Life" will see tracks including; a reuniting of Butch with longtime collaborator Snoop Dogg on the track "All I C", produced by Dae One, a record with Mel Man entitled "Let's Ride" as well as two Jedi Jared Moore productions, the title track "Playa Life" and the single - available for download today on Dubcnn - "Swagger."

The albums lead single, "Swagger," can be downloaded below. Don't forget that you can already hear new Butch Cassidy material on the "Back B4 You're Lonely" album with Damizza as well as both the new Tupac single and Mack 10 and Glasses Malone record. Check our archives for audio and news here.

Butch Cassidy - Swagger (Produced By Jedi Jared Moore)

Download the new single and link everyone to Dubcnn to hear it today! Stay tuned as always for the latest news from Butch Cassidy and his debut solo album "Playa Life" which will hit stores in November this year.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news Bishop Lamont "Feel On It" Single, Explicit Available - September 2, 2007 By : Rud

Late last month we presented a world exclusive release of the official street single from Bishop Lamont's highly anticipated Aftermath solo album "The Reformation", scheduled for release in early 2008.

The track, which is entitled "Feel On It" and is produced by the talented Focus, was intitially released in Clean format for DJ's and radio outles. Today we are back with both the Explicit and Instrumental versions for download as well as the Clean copy once again - all of which were handed to Dubcnn at the Area 51 studios in L.A. Download the tracks below and stop off on our Forum to leave your feedback.

Bishop Lamont - Feel On It (Clean) (Produced By Focus)
Bishop Lamont - Feel On It (Explicit) (Produced By Focus)
Bishop Lamont - Feel On It (Instrumental) (Produced By Focus)

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from Bishop Lamont, "The Reformation" and the rest of the Aftermath Records roster.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................

news 97 New Album Credits In The Vault - September 1, 2007 By : Jome

The #1 Spot For Album Credits, Dubcnn's own; The Vault is back from summer vacation, and is updated with 97 new and upcoming album releases.

The summer might be over, but there's still some big releases set for the coming weeks:

50 Cent's Curtis got pushed back to September 11th, but at least it features production from Dr.Dre, Eminem, DJ Khalil, Tha Bizness, Havoc, Timbaland, Ty Fyffe, etc. Guest spots from Eminem, Young Buck, Akon, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, and more.

Chamillionaire's highly anticipated sophomore album Ultimate Victory, is set to be released a week after 50, with features/production from Jonathan "J.R." Rotem, Happy Perez, Play N Skillz, Krayzie Bone, Slick Rick, UGK, Devin and more.

Eve will release Here I Am on October 16th, with production from Dr.Dre, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, Polow Da Don & Cool-N-Dre, and features from T.I., Sizzla, Sean Paul, etc. Havoc is ready with his solo debut The Kush, produced entirely by himself, guested by Prodigy, 40 Glocc, Nyce, Nitti, etc.

Kanye West finally reached Graduation. He produced most of the record himself, with some assistance from DJ Premier, Timbaland, DJ Toomp & Nottz, and a crop full of big name guests.

N.O.R.E. is going for dolo again, with the newly released Noreality, with production from Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, Alchemist, Boola, and more. Jadakiss, Kurupt, Capone, Kanye West, Three 6 Mafia and Styles P. all stops by for guest spots.

Speaking of Styles P., he just dropped the independent effort Independence in co-op with our friends over at Siccness.net
Guestspots from Jadakiss, Mitchy Slick, Turf Talk, Scarface, Clyde Carson, B-Legit, and more.

Talib Kweli dropped his critically acclaimed Ear Drum, with production from Madlib, Just Blaze, Pete Rock, Will.I.Am, Kanye, DJ Khalil, Battlecat, etc., along with an allstar lineup of guest-stars.

WC dropped the Ice Cube assisted Guilty By Affiliation with production from Jellyroll, Teek & Dre, Nottz, Emile, Rick Rock, Mr.Porter, etc.
Snoop Dogg, The Game, Ice Cube & Butch Cassidy makes up the guestlist.

Check out all the newest additions in "What's New".

Check out the index at Dubcnn The Vault or The Vault Index in our forum, where you can also see artist/producer discographies and videographies, created and maintained by our forum members.

Discuss This Topic


..........................................................................................


 

Enter Your Email Address
To Receive Our
Free Newsletter!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DESIGN BY LIL JAY