Eazy-E x Kokane: A Day In The Life (DubCNN Exclusive Interview)

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CIRCA 1990: American rapper Eazy-E poses. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eazy-E

Recently, DubCNN sat down with the Legendary Kokane to talk about his new music releases for 2017 and to reflect upon the life of the late-great Eazy-E. Compton’s own Eazy-E has a legacy that is well-documented; forged in the fiery crucible known as Compton California. And even though the man that made it from the “dope house” to the White House, and his stories, will remain within hip-hop lore forever…as such with all stories, some very interesting and important details will inevitably slip through the proverbial cracks. There was absolutely no way the “Straight Outta Compton” film could highlight each-and-every detail about the life-and-times of Eazy-E and NWA. Well, today we bring you an in-depth conversation between Kokane and West Haven, regarding some of these over-looked details. In this exclusive interview we discuss many topics including Kokane’s Bud E. Boy Ent. project line-up for 2017, how Kokane originally met Eazy-E, Kokane and Eazy’s collaborative creative process, previously UNTOLD Eazy-E stories, and much more. Check the conversation/interview below. Only on DubCNN.


Interview Conducted by West Haven Blast (2017)


 

DubCNN: DubCNN checking in with legendary hip-hop/funk artist, Kokane. It seems you haven’t skipped a beat, between 2016 & 2017. You are currently prepping promo campaigns for two musical projects. Can you tell the fans a little about these projects?

Kokane: 2016 was a good year for BUDEBOY ENT.. as you well know , we released “THE KING OF GFUNK” all-star album, and did extremely well; & by the way Koka’s KOGF album is still on sale, picking up momentum with the latest hot single “Blue Aqua Boogie”.
2017 is going to be even more exciting for all the KOKANE & Gfunk Fans. Budeboy ent will be releasing 7 different projects this year! HERE ARE THE PROJECTS AND ARTIST’s.
1. Ladykokane presents: “Kokane Love Songs” by Koka
2. “A Star is born” by Aanisah Long
3. [Re-release] – “Pain Killers” by Kokane
4. “Namsterdam” by Namek
5. “Kokane Greatest Hits” vol 1. by Koka
6. Re-release of
“Element of Suprise” by Babee Loc
7. New KOKANE album “It’s Kokane Not Lemonhead”.
Also be on the look out for my daughter Aanisah’s new single & video “Strobe Lights” coming soon & go pick up #BEB recording artist “Namek” new single “Hold it down” at iTunes now! In full grind mode.

DubCNN: Now, today we not only want to focus on that dope new music you’ve got on deck, but also on your legacy. In regards to the critically acclaimed and hugely successful film Straight Out of Compton; while the film was very entertaining as well as enlightening, it predictably and understandably left out a few key pieces to the Ruthless puzzle (kind of hard to fit every detail of the NWA days into a two-hour film). The Legendary Kokane, the one-and-only BG Knoccout, Big Hutch, and Gangsta Dresta are just a few of those pieces. Today we sit down with you, Kokane, to fill in a few of those gaps. First of all, how did you and Eazy-E first meet?

Kokane: I first met Eazy-E through my cousin Cold 187 & Laylaw in 89′.
I, like anybody whoever met Eric Wright, was mesmerized & inspired. Eric was more like a big brother to me , to all of us. I always think to myself, if there was no Ruthless, West Coast hip hop would not have been as big. EAZY E was the root to the tree, that created a multi-billion dollar industry. Rest well , love you always big bro. RIP E.

As far as the NWA movie is concerned, I respectfully came to the understanding, That Ice Cube , Dr.Dre & the writers couldn’t put everything in one movie. I mean, it would’ve been nice to be apart of the movie, since I was actually around putting in work at Ruthless, but it didn’t happen, & I’m cool with that! I’m glad the movie did extremely well, because it brought back some of the attention To the WEST COAST. Also , the NWA movie left room for me , Bg Knoccout , Hutch , Dresta etc. , to tell our own encounters and stories. So Im not mad at Cube or Dre. In fact , I salute those brothers and all there accomplishments; it’s very inspiring. At the end of the day , NWA are True West Coast Pioneers as well as comrades. Trust me , i learn to let shit go, because I’m not running around like the mad legend lol. I have to many positive situations happening in my family’s life and business.

DubCNN: You came into the rap game under Eazy-E and Ruthless. He was your mentor. And even though you descend from a highly successful musical family, what did working with Eazy-E teach you? How did he help you grow as an artist?

Kokane: EAZY E taught me how to stand out , instead of fitting in & not to compromise your true artistry, just because 1 million other motherfuckers is sticking a finger in they ass to sell records. Keep it real, and most importantly , the key is in OWNERSHIP. It took me a long time to figure that out , but better late than never. #Budeboy thx E.

DubCNN: Everyone always talks about Eazy E’s lack of lyrical ability but excellent business acumen. I ask you, what was Eazy-E’s best attribute as a musician?

Kokane: Let’s just keep it G real, Eazy-E was not a rapper! He was a stone cold businessman. EAZY use to say that out of His own mouth. But one thing that he did have when it came to his artistry , is that voice. At least Eazy-E admitted he had ghost writers & people that wrote for him. Some of todays super star rappers will not admit they have ghost riders. Eazy-E always kept it 1000.

DubCNN: What was the main difference between Eazy-E as an artist and Eazy-E the human being?

Kokane: The difference between EAZY E the artist and Eric Wright the human being, was two separate worlds apart. Behind closed doors, Eazy-E was a real generous giver, A true philanthropist. A TRUE STORY;
In 1991, I remember when Eazy-E drove out to Fontana California to drop off $20,000 cash , because my twin boys was having hernia problems & and slight medical issues because of being born premature. At that time, EAZY E was in a very important deal breaking meeting in Canoga Park! EAZY E stop His meeting & drove out to Canoga Park to Fontana Ca; which was a 1 hour 20 minute drive, & got there in less than an hour to give me the cash for my twins operations. Because of that operation , is the reason why my Healthy twin boys today, don’t have any medical issues. EAZY E was the greatest!

DubCNN: Eazy-E always had somewhat of a bad boy reputation. But can you tell us first hand what Eazy-E was like during times of turmoil and conflict?

Kokane: Eazy-E was cooler than Barack Obama and Michelle put together. The last time I seen Eazy-E , we were at a meeting at the House of Blues with me , Hutch and Jada Pinkett Smith talking about shooting the Kalifornia video. Eazy was coughing real bad at the table and had to be excused a couple of times. When Eazy came back , He said He had to cut the meeting short , but still kept a smile on his face. EAZY E never did tell us He was sick bad, but we knew. 2 weeks later, our beloved brother passed. I guess that was Eric’s way of saying , don’t feel sorry for me , everything will be alright.

DubCNN: When you and Eazy E with collaborate on musical tracks together what was the process? What was the environment like in the studio during these legendary times?

Kokane: When I wrote Eazy E part on Appetite for Destruction, I went in the studio with Dre & Donnavan to lay my vocals down! Eric took a week to learn it. EAZY E pulled out a folded crumbled piece of paper with the rhymes on it! ERIC must of recorded 50 takes before He got right! When E did, that voice He had was like magic!

DubCNN: What hip-hop artists would Eazy-E listen to?

Kokane: All I’ve heard EAZY play is Ruthless artist.

DubCNN: Eazy-E was an excellent stage performer and could easily rock a crowd. What was it about Eazy-E that made the whole world take notice to this iconic artist?

Kokane: EAZY E had all the girls going crazy when He hit the stage. EAZY E had that Michael Jackson effect. Lol.

DubCNN: Before Eazy’s untimely death it is well known that NWA was going to attempt to get back together. Two questions. What took the reunion so long to come to fruition? And what do you think it would have been like with the new NWA/Ruthless situation?

Kokane: If EAZY E was still here, I think a lot of thangs would’ve been very different. Especially if NWA was all back together, long before the movie came out!

DubCNN: Before we go, can you tell us a rare or unknown Ruthless story, exclusively for DubCNN?

Kokane: Eric use to purposely give us this strong ass weed called grape nuts! That shit was like smoking sherm lol. When dudes would be extra high, Eric would fuck with us , always laughing because dudes was stuck!

DubCNN: What would you like Eazy-E to be most remembered by?

Kokane: EAZY E will be remembered, loved and celebrated for what he represented! That know matter where you came from, you can still be successful, from the ghetto. Love E forever!

DubCNN: Thanks again Koka. Any last werds my man?

Kokane: Long live the legacy of EAZY E.

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Kokane x Eazy-E – Any Last Werds (Video)

NWA – Appetite For Destruction (Video)

Video Premiere: JG ft. Rich The Kid – Birds In LA

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Today, Tampa based artist JG premieres his brand new music video “Birds In LA” featuring Atlanta rapper Rich The Kid. Produced by No Gen, JG doesn’t just rap about getting at girls on the percolating “Birds in LA,” but the newcomer also throws down his gauntlet to declare his residence in the hip-hop community. Directed by Miles Cable the music video set in the reflective overlook of the ominous Los Angeles skyline. The single is a first look into JG’s upcoming debut EP, 3 Feet From Gold, due out later this year on independent Field of Dreams Entertainment.

JG explains, “I want to get across that I’m in this bitch now. I’m here to stay. For this song, I’m constantly inspired by everything. Grimey bitches. Instagram hoes. Fake ass rappers. Fuck boys. Haters. My Past. My future. My son. My family. All that is motivation to me. I just want people to feel something when they hear the record. Whether they hear it and get pissed off or hear it and get hyped up, it doesn’t matter to me… as long as it elicits some type of emotion for them.”

“Rich was really cool,” JG says about collaborating with the rapper known for his popular mixtapes. JG connected with Rich the Kid and Caskey through his engineer. “He came to the studio, laid the shit down and killed it for the visual as well.”

Fans can already catch JG’s next single “My Side” on his hometown station, Tampa’s 95.7 The Beat, Power 106.1 and Orlando’s WPRK 91.5. On the breezy “My Side,” JG checks haters while remembering his come up, rapping, “It got really tough around grade 10 / When the roof of my bedroom caved in / And we ain’t really have no money saved then.” Listen to “My Side” and watch his previously released music video “Water” directed by LO Films below.

ABOUT JG
Because of a lack of originality in lyrical content and styles, it can be difficult for emerging MCs to differentiate themselves from the competition. But Tampa, Florida-bred rapper JG won’t have that problem. His narratives are more introspective than that of the average MC and immediately set him apart.

Born Joshua Geiger, the rapper signed to Field of Dreams Entertainment has amassed more than 174,000 views on Facebook for his video for his song “Water.” Over an easy, chime-laden track, he rhymes about rap dreams, relationship goals and well wishes for his parents: “I hope that mama find a way to get her hope back / I just hope father find a way to put the coke back.”

“I’m relatable to the kids who are just regular kids who maybe don’t have everything that the kids down the street have,” explains the rapper inspired by the likes of J. Cole, Kanye West and Drake. “I don’t want to be perceived as, Oh, I’m a rapper. I got to wear big ass chains. I got to rock a grill. I want to be viewed as down-to-earth, humble. I could be humble, but I’m still a dope ass MC.”

JG formed a short-lived group with some friends in high school, but took his music even more seriously during his first year in college at Tennessee State University where he attended on a football scholarship. When he received his $2500 refund check for books and supplies, he used the money to purchase Pro Tools and a microphone and began making music in his dorm room with friends.

The strong reaction to JG’s YouTube covers of Drake’s “Headlines” and Kirko Bangz’s “Drank in My Cup” fueled his pursuits. His first mixtape, “Public Relations,” a concept album about a breakup released on Valentine’s Day, received even better feedback. Simultaneously, his football career was stalling. When he dropped from the team, he put more energies into his music and released his second mixtape, “Vintage Party.”

2017 is set to be a banner year for JG as he is set to release his debut EP, 3 Feet From Gold, that features production by Taylor King, Nogen, and Cannis Major via independent Field of Dreams.

“I just want people to look and be like… Damn if he could do this, then I could too.”

– Only on DubCNN.

Kokane Presents – The 2k’s Preview – Episode 2

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Today, Kokane takes us on a short journey back in time, highlighting some of his music and history, in the era of the early/mid 2000’s.

You can catch Ep.1 “The 90’s” of THE PREVIEW here

Stay tuned for the pt. 3 of THE PREVIEW. Follow Kokane on Twitter. Only on DubCNN.

Make sure to go to budeboyent.com store and purchase Kokane’s new album, “King Of Gfunk” and order the #kokane collection.

Wu-Tang DJ’s (West Coast Music Division)

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The Wu Worldwide DJ Coalition also known as the Wu-Tang DJs is now accepting music from West Coast artists to submit to to all the Wu-Tangs DJs for rotation/spins. Please send all music to West Haven Blast HERE. West Haven is partnered with DJ Flipcyide one of the Generals of the Wu-Tang DJs and in charge of the West Coast Music Division. West Haven will send all music to DJ Flipcyide for approval and distribution to all the rest of the Wu-Tang DJs. For more information or music submission contact West Haven at HERE. All music must be in Mp3 format and fully titled. If you have an album cover or single picture please send as well, all in one email. Failure to to follow these procedures will result in songs not being reviewed or discarded. Only on DubCNN.

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Wu-Tang Family Wu-Files 4.5 (The Warface Edition) Hosted by Napalm General Dom Pachino

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The Wu World Wide DJ Coalition and DJ Flipcyide are back with Wu-Files 4.5 hosted by Napalm General Dom Pachino also from the Legendary group Killarmy with Special Guest “Bugsy Da God” and the rest of the Wu-Tang family featuring Dom Pachino, Bugsy Da God, Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Eternal of Killa Beez, Moon Crickets, GZA, SuN-GOD and Supreme (Both sons of Ghostface Killah, Young Dirty Bastard, Myalansky & Joe Mafia (from Wu-Syndicate), Hell Razah and much much more. Stream or download the mixtape below. Only on DubCNN.

DubCNN Exclusive Interview: Sean Deez (Wrongkind Records)

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Today DubCNN sits down with Wrongkind Inglez and Inglewood hip-hop artist Sean Deez. In this exclusive interview we talk about a multitude of topics including how he got his start in the rap game with Mitchy Slick and Sir Jinx, the legacy of OYG Redrum 781, his upcoming ESPN 30/30 special, the Wrongkind Inglez movement, and much much more. Check the exclusive interview below! Only on DubCNN.


Interview conducted by West Haven Blast (2017)


DubCNN: DubCNN checking in with Wrongkind Ingles, and Inglewood California emcee, Sean Deez. What’s good fam?

Sean Deez: How you feel champ. Appreciate the luv and support bro. I’m just pushin. We got nice momentum right now. We got a lot of killer music getting ready to drop in 2017.

DubCNN: Wrongkind Records is a solidified and well-respected label within the hip-hop community. How did you first connect with Wrongkind founder Mitchy Slick? And how did the Wrongkind Ingles imprint eventually develop?

Sean Deez: Well I met Mitchy Slick out here in LA through legendary West Coast producer Sir Jinx and in a destiny kind of way that is right around the time when the Wrongkind was formed and getting established. That was the late 90s.

DubCNN: Can you tell the fans a little about the Wrongkind Ingles imprint, as a whole?

Sean Deez: Ok the Wrongkind Ingles is the Inglewood division of the Wrongkind and was established in 2009. It was originally me and Woodgrane who headed the WKI but he has gone on to do other big things so since around 2014 it has just been me as CEO. The first artist was JRush who put out “The Beginning” street album. Next came my “Floss Tape” street album. Then WKI artist G.G. became the focus of the label. He released “1 Shot” and became a major factor in the Inglewood rap/hip hop scene. Early 2014 came the WKI full album featuring George Clinton, Mitchy Slick and 2Eleven. Mid-2014 came G.G.’s 1st full album “Tha Plug” which featured citywide anthems (She Work It Fa Me ft Joe Moses) & (Maxx Up ft Skeme & Disko). Both full albums are available on ITunes. Last year July 4, 2016 I released my 1st ever EP “Good Wood” after a hiatus of 4 years sitting behind the chair building artists and the WKI brand at the same time. On “Good Wood” I wanted to it to be my mind from beginning to end. I wanted to show and prove my skills as an artist so there are no features on “Good Wood”. Available now on ITunes.

DubCNN: What made you want to pursue a career in music fam?

Sean Deez: Bro my team within my neighborhood in Inglewood are rap/hip hop connoisseurs. Talking about the WestCoast I take it back to breaking and popping. I take it back to Egyptian Lover, Uncle Jams Army and KDay. Then on the West Coast it was NWA, Cube and Too Short. But I was well balanced too though. I did all the EastCoast too. The Run DMC, the BDP, the Slick Rick, the Big Daddy Kane, the Eric B. & Rakim, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Tribe Called Quest. And we kept it up to the kat who made the first underground/mixtape ever on the West Coast DJ Quik. But keepin it real CMW and MC Eiht with the homie Mike T. from the Wood that is my favorite WestCoast music of all time. So what I’m saying is it was always something we loved and when I got exposed to it I was like these niggas ain’t got nothing on me. I was like my story is power let me figure this music thing out.

DubCNN: What was it like growing up in Inglewood, Ca?

Sean Deez: Inglewood is like an island. I grew up with both my parents so that was powerful in my life. I been smart all my life both street and book smart. But all through my childhood I was known for basketball. Alot of people would tell you they thought I was going to the NBA. My high school team won the only state championship in the city’s history. There is an ESPN 30/30 special that is scheduled to drop this year 2017. It’s only 2 high schools in Inglewood so that gives you an idea of how everybody basically knows each other on all levels from sports to hustling to banging. Like land Inglewood is not as big as Long Beach or Compton so we gotta grind even harder.

DubCNN: How has the city of Inglewood affected the West Coast Hip-Hop scene?

Sean Deez: That’s wild you ask that. It makes me think of how like 1 month ago I acted on what was meant to be for 2017 which was asking the legendary Redrum to come rock with the WKI. OYG Redrum or Big Homie Rum is the pioneer of Inglewood rap. He is the one who was the mastermind behind putting together Banging on Wax which featured my dawg Big Wy (Relativez) Redrum may not just be the pioneer of Inglewood rap but the first to give em that red side rap altogether on the WestCoast. Either him or Quik.

DubCNN: What is your opinion on the state of hip-hop today?

Sean Deez: I’m going to just speak on the state of West Coast hip hop/rap. I think it’s like it’s been for the last decade. Those in positions to make a difference would rather put they bread, they plugs and they connections to they mediocre talented homies rather than the most official kats they come across. They be insecure about they status and don’t want somebody to say the artist they put on is hotter than them. That’s the cycle.

DubCNN: Who are your top 5 MC’s of all-time?

Sean Deez: Top 5 MC’s of all time. See most mfs be dancing around that question like are you talking about making bread, spitting or what but I’m going to give you my total packages: 1. Tupac 2. Ice Cube 3. Biggie Smalls 4. Scarface 5. Jay Z.

DubCNN: What new projects can we expect from Sean Deez in 2017?

Sean Deez: Well it won’t be another solo Deez album for a min. because the young kat Robby Dinero is everything. I have been heavy in the Inglewood music scene the last 15 years and there has never been anyone this talented with the production and the flows in the history of the Inglez. So mid-2017 we are dropping the “Inglewood Rams Vol.1” full album with everybody. Next, with Big Homie Rum spearheading the project and a whole lot of G.G. we will drop “489ers Vol.2” full album. So we will take our time with Robby Dinero and drop his solo album early 2018. But all in between then we dropping super slappers.

DubCNN: What recent projects are available now for purchase?

Sean Deez: The “WKI” album is available. The G.G. “Tha Plug” is available and that “Good Wood”. That “Good Wood” I put my heart and soul in. That’s all me.

DubCNN: Where can fans find you on social media?

Sean Deez: My FB & IG is deezwrongkindinglez. My Twitter is @DeezWKInglez. For the infamous WKI gear and you can also get “Good Wood” CDs at wrongkindingles.com

DubCNN: Thanks Deez, from DubCNN. Any last words?

Sean Deez: I just Salute you bro for recognizing what we are doing in Inglewood as the Wrongkind Ingles and how loud the Wrongkind movement is on the West Coast right now. Oh yea Slick gotta super duper slapper on the way. Y’all be ready for the slaps.

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Sample The Funk: In Memory Of Junie Morrison (Parliament-Funkadelic & Ohio Players) by Chad Kiser

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Walter “Junie” Morrison, who played keyboards in Parliament-Funkadelic and the Ohio Players, died on Saturday.

“It is with great sadness that the Ohio Players have lost on this earth another one of the original members of the band Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison,” the group’s James “Diamond” Williams wrote on Facebook. “When I got in the band in 1972 he was my roommate on the road and a brother-in-law, at one time being married to my wife’s sister. The voice of granny in the funky worm, an incredibly talented individual … RIP PLAYER 4 Life. We send our condolences to his family and his friends and fans.”

With the Ohio Players, he arranged and co-wrote 1972’s “Funky Worm,” a 1972 Pleasure track whose keyboard synthesizer would be at the backbone of the G-Funk sound and the 90’s era west coast music scene. Dr. Dre, Ant Banks, Digital Underground, Ice Cube, N.W.A, DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg and a multitude of others were inspired by Junie Morrison and his work with the Ohio Players and Parlaiment-Funkadelic.

Too Short would use several Ohio Players-inspired songs to create a catalog full of funk. With “Sample the Funk”, on 1995’s Cocktails album, Too Short, Ramon “Pee-Wee” Gooden, Tony T, Shorty B, and Ant Banks would re-create “Funky Worm” into a funky rendition that surely made the originators happy. On the track and throughout, Too Short acknowledges and shouts out the creators of funk: James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Ohio Players, and more saying, “We know where the funk came from”.

Other notable west coast producer’s and artists would use multiple elements of “Funky Worm” to christen their sounds. Components of “Funky Worm” can be found throughout a west coast music catalog that has gems like “Serial Killa” and “Y’all Gone Miss Me” from Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube’s “Wicked”, N.W.A’s “Dopeman” and several more.

In moving on from the Ohio Players, Morrison would go solo for a few years before joining George Clinton‘s Parliament and Funkadelic groups. Junie became an instrumental member of both groups, co-writing “One Nation Under a Groove,” the danceable title track of the group’s 1978 LP alongside George Clinton and guitarist Garry Shider. A myriad of west coast classics were made with Junie Morrison’s “One Nation Under A Groove” fingerprints all over them like “Bop Gun” from Ice Cube, Digital Underground’s “Tales of the Funky”, Spice 1‘s “Peace to My Nine”, Above The Law‘s “4 The Funk of It” and more.

In addition to “One Nation Under a Groove,” he wrote nearly all of the songs on the album, and although he didn’t contribute songwriting to the album’s 1979 follow-up, Uncle Jam Wants You, he played on the album, including the hit “(Not Just) Knee Deep,” which would later be sampled on Dr. Dre’s “Fuck Wit Dre Day.” In fact, on 1992’s The Chronic Dr. Dre, assisted by Colin Wolfe and offering a more upbeat tone in his music, featured a slowed-down interpolation of Funkadelic’s “(Not Just) Knee Deep” and transformed it into the booming, deep-funk track “Fuck Wit’ Dre Day”, which helped to define the G-Funk sound with fat basslines and hardcore synths. Featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg, Jewell, and RBX, “Fuck Wit’ Dre Day” and the ensuing production style became the standard for west coast hip hop throught the mid-90’s and beyond. Dr. Dre himself would utilize “(Not Just) Knee Deep” for other records including Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “What’s My Name (Who Am I?)” off 1993’s Doggystyle and 2Pac‘s “Can’t C Me” from the multi-platinum All Eyez On Me.

Morrison’s continued work with funk legend George Clinton included work on several of Clinton’s solo albums like Computer Games, which included the hit “Atomic Dog.” While not credited as a writer, Junie Morrison nontheless was pivotal in the orchestration of “Atomic Dog”, and the resulting popularity for sampling the now classic funk song and others was the subject of numerous Bridgeport Music, Inc. lawsuits involving artists rights to sample music from the Clinton catalog. One of the most successful records that used the “Atomic Dog” sample was Snopp Dogg’s debut single “What’s My Name (Who Am I?)” off the 1993 DoggyStyle release from Death Row Records. Produced by Dr. Dre, the song features samples and interpolations from George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” in its chorus and throughout the entirety of the song.

We extend condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Walter “Junie” Morrison, and thank him for providing our music culture with the music, the creativity, and the sounds that we all love. Thank you, Junie!

By Chad Kiser. Only on DubCNN.

Phora thinks he needs to “Slow Down” in new video

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PHORA THINKS HE’S MOVING WAY TOO FAST IN RAW, NEW VIDEO/SONG “SLOW DOWN”

Since emerging in 2012, the 22-year-old Anaheim-born and Corona-based rapper, songwriter, and artist has released music at a relentless pace, serving up five independent albums—Still A Kid, One Life To Live, Sincerely Yours, the successfully crowd-funded Angels with Broken Wings, and 2016’s With Love which captured #1 on iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap albums chart. His unflinching honesty and confessional tales have endeared him to a faithful fanbase compelled by the stories of a tested life so unbelievable it just has to be true.

The George Orozco-directed video for his latest loosie “Slow Down” shows the young MC reconciling his growing career and the gap between those he loves.

 

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