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A new single from Compton’s Buck featuring West Coast legend Nate Dogg has emerged.

The track called “When They” features a Nate Dogg hook and verse that we believe to be previously unreleased.

At time of first posting Buck’s camp was stating the instrumental to be a Dr. Dre production, this has now been reversed and this track is now noted as NOT being produced by Dre.

Checkout the new single below and drop your comments!


Compton’s Buck – When They (Feat. Nate Dogg) Audio




Enjoy and ensure you check out Compton’s Buck on Twitter.


Crooked I dropped his solo project entitled “Apex Predator” via iTunes earlier this month and has been dropping videos from the LP.

So far we’ve brought you videos for “YODO“, the Postas‏ directed video for “Crook N Porter” record and No Sleep Gang

The album, which features Tech N9neK-Young and Tena Jones over production by Denaun PorterTaylor Gang’s in-house producer CardoStreet Runneras well as Treacherous’ in-house producers Tabu and Jonathan Elkaer now has another new video, for the track “Nobody Cares” featuring Tena Jones. The visual was shot in Chicago and directed by Writers Wednesday.


Crooked I – Nobody Cares (Feat. Tena Jones) Video

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01) YODO
02) Vegas On Biz (Feat. K-Young)
03) Let Me Get It (Feat. Tech N9ne)
04) Apex Predator (My Gun Go)
05) Nobody Cares (Feat. Tena Jones)
06) Crowns
07) A Lady Fell In Love
08) No Sleep Gang
09) Sumthin From Nuthin (Beatbox)
10) Crook N Porter
11) Tell Them MF’s We Made It

Cop  “Apex Predator” on iTunes now and support Crook!


DubCNN takes pride in introducing new talent from the West and today we’re taking you to Oceanside, CA to unveil an artist whom even the West’s own Shade Sheist speaks highly of.

Nina Macc is an uncompromising female MC who, as you will tell from her first single below, doesn’t bite her tongue! Even Lil Kim might blush when she hears this new record!

Nina is the same way when it comes to representing the West and that’s how she ended up catching the attention of Shade Sheist. It was at a recording session in LA where Shade first overheard Nina on the mic and once he discovered she also wrote lyrics and was from Southern Cali, he insisted that they link up. When asked why Sheist explains;

“We haven’t really had any females making noise for the West since the days of Doggy’s Angels reaching the top of the Billboard charts back in 2001. If you ask me, that’s much too long to be overlooking talent like this. I’m just trying to do something about that, with Nina.”

Since inspiring to record professionally Nina Macc has begun making her own noise through features with other artists including some from The Bay Area, a record with Oobie from Lil Jon’s camp and is set to feature on Shade Sheist’s highly anticipated “BLACKOPS” album on a remake of MC Breed’s “Aint No Future In Yo Frontin.”

“I Sit On Ya Face” is the first single from Nina Macc’s debut album “Memoirs Of a Boss Bitch” and is produced by Shade Sheist and xXx. Nina also confirmed that Shade would be producing the album with her so you can expect to hear club bangers, smooth California grooves and even some G-Funk. “MOBB” is currently in the works and will see a release later this year.

Nina Macc – I Sit On Ya Face (Produced by Shade Sheist and xXx) Audio



Hit her up on Twitter and remember it was – the home of West Coast Hip Hop – where you heard Nina Macc first!


DubCNN has teamed up with our long time homie Terrace Martin to bring DubCNN visitors a special contest to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed solo project “3ChordFold“. The album was released last Tuesday and is available on iTunes and all digital retailers, along with select physical CD stores across the nation.

We have the pleasure of giving away 3 hard copies of the album to lucky DubCNN visitors, and all you have to do to enter the competition is to answer the following question:

–> What High School did Terrace Martin attend in his youth? <– (Hint: Look at Terrace’s discography)

If you think you have the answer, email it to with “DubCNN Terrace Martin Contest” in the subject line. If chose, you will receive an email response from us asking for your mailing address.

Contest closes August 27th 2013.

3ChordFold” features the singles “Triangleship with Kendrick Lamar, “Something Else” featuring Problem, “No Wrong, No Right“, featuring the Grammy Award winning Robert Glasper and James Fauntleroy (watch the official music video) the release also contains guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ab-Soul, Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, Wiz Khalifa, Brevi and more.

Good luck!


Back in June we confirmed that the Bay Area’s Balance was getting ready to drop a new project titled “In Case You Slept.”

The free project is now available below and features the lead single – for which we dropped the JL Royal directed video – “What You Say” featuring Erk Tha Jerk.

“In Case You Slept” serves as a taster for his new album, due in October called “Now Or Never,” sees him compile some of his favorite songs as well as some new unreleased joints!

Features on the project include Locksmith, Royce Da 5’9, Freeway, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, No-One, Bishop Lamont, Uncle Murda, J. Myers, Thurz, Fashawn, Mistah Fab, Erk Tha Jerk, Big Rich, The Jacka, Jimmie Reign and more, with production from Devro, Bangladesh, Sounwave, Alchemist, Dae One, Noah Ayala, The Mma’s, The Tracklordz and Dem Jointz.

Enjoy “In Case You Slept” below!

Balance – In Case You Slept (Album)



Balance – In Case You Slept (Tracklist)

01) We Back (Produced By Devro)
02) 8 Ball (Feat. Locksmith, Royce Da 5’9 (Produced By Bangladesh)
03) Fasho (Feat. Freeway, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar) (Produced By Sounwave)
04) Alchemist (Produced By Alchemist)
05) Old School (Produced By Dae One)
06) Fuck Love (Feat. No-One) (Produced By Dae One)
07) Inception (Feat. Bishop Lamont, Uncle Murda, J. Myers) (Produced By Dae One)
08) Bootleg Liquor (Feat. Thurz, Fashawn, Mistah Fab) (Produced By Noah Ayala)
09) What You Say (Feat. Erk Tha Jerk) (Produced By The Mma’s)
10) Cant Go (Feat. Big Rich, The Jacka, Jimmie Reign) (Produced By The Tracklordz)
11) Please Do Not Swagger Jack Me (Produced By Dem Jointz)

Drop your comments below and ensure you follow Balance on Twitter.



DubCNN is back once again taking a mundane weekday and making it EXTRA special for you with another mix!

DJ R-Tistic is one of our longest supports and has reached out again this week with another incredible mix he’s put together.

Having dropped the iconic “The Timeline” – the most comprehensive and well put together history lesson on West Coast Hip-Hop – DJ R-Tistic then brought you his 70 minute Snoop Dogg mix featuring his most famous hits, such as “Ain’t No Fun,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” and “Gin and Juice,” along with lesser known remixes, features with other artists, unreleased songs, and forgotten about singles.

Today DJ R-Tistic is back, this time to take you through the short – but already hit packed – career of TDE’s own Kendrick Lamar. The 75 minute mix covers all his key releases, from his early work, to Section 80 right through to good kid, m.A.A.d city – as well as guest appearances and key verses; his most recent being his inflammatory verse on “Control” – this is a perfect mix for established K.Dot fans and newcomers alike.

Sit back and reminisce as you listen to some of Snoop’s most defining records! Feel free to share, download and spread the word!


DubCNN Presents DJ R-Tistic “Kendrick Lamar Mix” – 75 Minutes In The Mix



Executive Producer: DJ R-Tistic

DubCNN Presents DJ R-Tistic “Kendrick Lamar Mix” – 75 Minutes In The Mix (Tracklist)

01) Money Trees
02) Collard Greens
03) Hol’ Up
04) They Ready
05) A1 Everything
06) Westside, Right On Time
07) 1 Train
08) Control
09) Rigamortus
10) Cartoon & Cereal
11) U.O.E.N.O.
12) Don’t Kill My Vibe (remix)
13) The City
14) Monster (Freestyle)
15) Hood Gone Love It
16) Catch A Fade
17) F’n problem
18) R.I.P. (Remix)
19) She Needs Me
20) We Up
21) M.A.A.D. City
22) Backseat Freestyle
23) Michael Jordan
24) We Ball
25) The Jig Is Up
26) A.D.H.D.
27) Black Lip Bastard
28) Power Cycle
29) Cut You Off
30) Thirsty
31) Staircases
32) How Many Drinks (remix)
33) The Heart Pt. 3
34) Average Joe
35) Ride up
36) Street Dreaming
37) The Heart Pt. 2
38) Crime
39) His Pain II
40) Kush & Corinthians


S/O to the homie DJ R-Tistic – show your appreciation via Twitter.


The Western Awareness Conference remains the largest educational urban music convention on the west coast.

In its first year (2010) WAC attracted just over 2500 artists, producers, DJs, executives and attendees as a one day event.

This number would grow to 5,000 attendees by its third year as a one day event. This year even more artists, labels executives and entertainment lawyers have already been confirmed.

This year is the 4th annual conference and, after continuously growing across the last three years, it has expanded to fill two full days.

The Western Awareness Conference are projecting over 6,000 Conference attendees across the two days with over 4,000 people set to attend after parties and the multiple concerts running across the nights . is a proud media sponsor of the event and will be reporting on the conference with pictures, video’s and interviews – with the event taking place on September 28th-29th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, we urge you to register now!

Register now and ensure you are at this years Western Awareness Conference on September 28th-29th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Crooked I is currently promoting his just released  “Apex Predator” album but took time to drop a crazy freestyle for DJ Skee.

Last week he spoke on Kendrick’s “Control” verse, Joell Ortiz’ response and lyricism in the game right now – today we can bring you an example why Crook is a lyrical beast!

The below “Off The Top” freestyle aired on DJ Skee’s new music show “Skee Live”  last Tuesday on AXS TV at 7pm PST but you can watch him rip the instrumental to bits in the below video!


Crooked I – Off The Top (SKEE Live Exclusive Freestyle) Video

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S/O to Crooked I, show your love and cop  “Apex Predator” on iTunes now!