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You’ve heard his voice on the E-40 banger, Wasted and peeped his collaborations with countless Bay Area artists but what do you know about Sic Wid It Records emcee Cousin Fik? He stopped by Microphone Masters Radio Show to preach the Hip Hop gospel of all things Fik.

J-Luv asked Cousin Fik how approaches tracks that will feature other talented emcees like Clyde Carson, E-40, Nef The Pharaoh and others.

“Whenever I get on the track with somebody else, especially somebody that I look up to skills wise I try to use what I have been practicing on on my own. So if I was jumping on another track with 40 then I would use what I have been practicing with on my own on that particular track to see where I have improved.”

When you are part of a label with a legendary and well respected artist like E-40 it would stand to reason that you would seek his counsel on all things related to the music business. So, what advice has Charlie Hustle shared with Cousin Fik?

“Stay Woke. Don’t be closed minded. Keep up with the times and with what is going on but don’t follow suit with that. Take what’s going on and add your own sauce and finesse. The game changes every day. (You have) new mixtapes coming out, new singles coming out. Back in the day it used to be every Tuesday but now it’s every day so you have to keep up. “

Peep out the entire conversation on Episode 89 of Microphone Masters Radio Show where Cousin Fik talks about his upcoming album, Luxurious and shares how often he hits the studio to knock out the tracks that keep your head nodding.

Cousin Fik on Microphone Masters Radio Episode 89 (04-15-15) (Stream/Download)

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Last month we confirmed MURS will release his debut Strange Music solo project on May 19 titled “Have A Nice Life.” In the next update we dropped the track “No More Control” featuring MDNR – and a pre-order link.

Now the L.A. Hip-Hop veteran has dropped the tracklist for the album as well as the politically charged video for “No More Control” where MURS takes a stance against police brutality and also against black on black crime, making the point that #BlackLivesMatter in all cases, not just the stories that make the news. MURS explains;

“No More Control is about not letting the media or the powers that be control us or guide us into thinking that the problem is anything other than violence, a lot of my contemporaries would have you believe that the problem is just the police, which, I am not disregarding at all, I am just as sickened and fed up as everyone else with what we’ve been seeing on the news. But what about what’s not making the news? It is very rare that someone from the hip-hop community and the black community would stand up and say, ‘I think the majority of the opportunity for change is still in our control.’ They want us to be victims, to think ‘march and protest’ because that’s the victim role. Yes, the police are out of control, but what can we control? We can control the culture of violence in our community. Instead of looking at what we can control, we’re looking at the justice system to convict these one, two, three or one hundred police officers. Bringing these killers to justice is only part of the solution.”

The tracklist for MURS’ “Have A Nice Life” due Mat 19th is;

Have a Nice Life
Surprises (featuring Ryan “Myagi” Evans)
Mi Corazon
Woke up Dead
P S T D (featuring E-40)
Okey Dog
Pussy and Pizza
Two Step (featuring King Fantastic)
No More Control (featuring MNDR)
Skatin through the City
Anyways
The Worst
Black Girls Be Like
I Miss Mikey

 

MURS – No More Control (Feat. MNDR) Video

MURS – No More Control (Feat. MNDR) Audio

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With To Pimp a Butterfly still burning up the charts and breaking records Kendrick Lamar has released Behind The Scenes footage of his upcoming new video for “King Kunta.”

Watch Christian San Jose’ BTS footage of The Lil Homies + Director X directed video!

Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta: Behind the Scenes Video

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Microphone Masters Radio Show Episode 89 and the gang’s all here! J-Luv, Starr Saxxxon, Blaze Rock and Rich Nix bring you this episode of MM.

The crew welcomes special guests: Wendy Day and Cousin Fik. Rich Nix shares his story of his interaction with Tash of the Alkaholiks from SXSW and before you know it we have a Six Degrees of Tash situation going on. In Last Words Starr Saxxxon has word of advice when throwing a birthday party for a sick toddler.

As always we have the top notch tracks from: Cousin Fik, Kendrick Lamar, Casual, J-Stalin, Locksmith, Zion I and more

Reach out to the show at mm@dubcnn.com and check us out on Facebook!

Microphone Masters Radio Episode 89 (04-15-15) Tracklist

Intro
Blaze Rock feat Dirty Birdy – Scat or Scrap
Zion I feat Locksmith – Culture Freedom
Haseeb – Fleas
Segment 1: Wendy Day part 1
Busta Rhymes feat Eminem – Calm Down
J-Stalin – I Got What You Looking For
Casual – Fiend for Hip Hop
Kendrick Lamar – Hood Politics
Segment 2: Wendy Day part 2
Joyner Lucas – Mansion
Denaun – Told Y’all
Red Pill – One Day
Segment 3: Cousin Fik
E-40 feat Cousin Fik – Wasted
Cousin Fik – I Need My Doe
Nappy Roots – Doesn’t Matter
Dubb feat Jake & Papa – Grindin’
Outro: Last Words
Amos Lachman – Grow Up
Truck North – Black Amsterdam

Microphone Masters Radio Episode  89 (04-15-15) Show (Stream/Download)

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Last year we introduced California native West Haven Blast with his On The Come Up featuring tracks alongside Kokane and E-White.

Over the last year West Haven Blast has not only been working on his music but also instrumental in countless DubCNN exclusive video features and interviews – including the DubCNN 2014 Reunion footage and Eazy-E 50th Birthday, as well as interviews with Curtis Young, Scoe, Suga Free, DJ Quik, Kam and more.

Today the Lynwood and Compton representer is back on the music tip, having recently dropped his “St Patricks Day Slaughter” mixtape thanks to the recent pick up of his Kokane featured “Everywhere I Go” by FM radio having been on iTunes since early this year.

If you haven’t hear it yet, the Young Teezy produced cut sees West Haven drop his relaxed flow over a key heavy instrumental in the first verse before switching his flow on the second to showcase his versatility – give the track a spin below and drop your comments and support it on iTunes.

West Haven Blast – Everywhere I Go (Feat. Kokane) (Audio)

 

Check West Haven Blast’s mixtapes “Bompton,” “Welcome to the City of Compton” and “St Patricks Day Slaughter” and then follow him on Twitter.

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Last week legendary Hip Hop veteran and founder of the Likwit Crew King T stopped by Microphone Masters Radio Show to talk about his next project, “Big King Tookie.”

This week it was the turn of New York’s own J-Live who has been in the game since the mid-90’s working with legends like Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Prince Paul to name a few. He recently spent a few minutes with Microphone Masters Radio Show host J-Luv as he was on his way to yet another show. His new project, His Own Self is ready for your enjoyment. After J-Luv shared that his favorite J-Live album is All of the Above, the triple threat artist made this claim,

“…don’t get me wrong, that’s a classic album but it’s off the back of a classic album because The Best Part, some would argue that that’s their favorite joint. But the thing about it is…the distance between All the Above and The Best Part is I feel like as an emcee and a lyricist I continue to grow.  From a boy to a man. From a student to a teacher.”

When the conversation shifted to his newest offering, J-Live revealed that is project was an opportunity for him to show his producer chops.

“Well I really wanted to flex my muscles as a producer and an engineer. It was definitely the next progression for myself as an emcee. But the fact that I chose to do all the production as opposed to…I mean I have worked with some pretty heavy hitters in the past and I still continue to work with some pretty heavy hitters for the next project…but it was just kinda like, let me remind ya’ll that I have beats…”

J-Live goes on to talk about bridging the age gap and how he interacts with his children about being black in America and addressing other social issues.

Peep the full conversation on Episode 88 of Microphone Masters Radio Show below.

J-Live on Microphone Masters Radio Episode 88 (04-08-15) (Stream/Download)

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Microphone Masters Radio Show welcomes J-Live to the show this week! J-Luv and Blaze Rock hold it down and share their thoughts on ESPN’s reported 20% stake in DraftKings and Jay Z’s new business venture, Tidal. What does Tidal mean for the live streaming industry? Will independent artists be on the short end of the stick?

J-Live talks about his new project, His Own Self and why he chose to produce and engineer this project himself. Which one of his albums is his personal favorite and why is J-Luv’s choice wrong? The veteran emcee also talks about raising children today and how they keep him on top of his emcee game.

Check out joints from: Fashawn, Your Old Droog, J-Live, Nicky Ds, Planet Asia, Erk tha Jerk, MURS and more.

Reach out to the show at mm@dubcnn.com and check us out on Facebook!

Microphone Masters Radio Episode 88 (04-08-15) Tracklist

Planet Asia – Nautica Watches
Intro
Fashawn feat BJ the Chicago Kid – To Be Young
Your Old Droog – Blood
Erk tha Jerk & Fly Commons – Blast Somebody
Segment 1: J-Live
J-Live – Peace, Be Still
J-Live – Pay it Forward
DJ Efn feat Talib Kweli, Wrekonize & Redman – Paradise
Marc 7 – Buckshots
Segment 2: Tidal & Streaming
Nicky Ds – Heisman Dreams
Western Block – Pressure Point
MURS – The Strangest
Swerve 916 x Rav.P – Good Vibes Good Energy
Segment 3: MM@dubcnn.com
ABG – Anybody Get It
Gang Grease – Rip Van Winkle
Outro: Last Words
Gliss feat Rich Boy & RediRoc – Got It Locked

Microphone Masters Radio Episode  88 (04-08-15) Show (Stream/Download)

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Thurz kept fans waiting on his “Blood On The Canvas” LP before dropping his “Designer EP” in late 2014.

Tracks such as the Khan produced Third Eye, “High Castle” a video for “Keep Livin,” his “Elbow Grease Freestyle” and then the Christian Rich produced “Punky Brewster” ensured a heater filled build up to the EP.

Today Thurz has dropped the visual for the track “Right Now” from that same EP, watch the Pablo Balderas directed video below and download “Designer EP” from iTunes.

 

Thurz – Right Now (Video)

Enjoy the video, drop your comments and stay locked for the latest news and media from Thurz and his new release. Follow @Thurzday on Twitter.

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