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Back in June we confirmed that due to the success of the first ever West Coast Fest concert at Club Nokia in March 21, 2013, the organisers were taking it on tour!

In that update we announced that the event producers, Behind The Scenes (BTS) were taking Part II of the West Coast Fest 2013 from city to city with 5 initial tour dates.

The West Coast Fest 2013 tour headed out from its Los Angeles backyard to music fans across the nation ion June 28th with hip-hop icons E-40, DJ Quik, Mack 10, Dogg Pound, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Warren G, Suga Free and Baby Bash and more! The tour is ongoing – check the full dates and flyer below – but at the July 12th date in Tucson, AZ @ The Ava Amphitheatre the homie Toney Buatti shot backstage footage for Steve Lobel & Jamie Adler and we can bring it you today. See Suga Free, DJ Quik, E-40, Kurupt, Warren G, Mack 10, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Steve Lobel, Jamie Adler, The Gooneez and more!

Backstage Footage of West Coast Fest 2013 in Tucson AZ (Video)

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West Coast Fest 2013 Tour Dates

June 28th, Fresno, CA @ Warnor’s Theatre
July 5th, Pasco, WA @ The Trac
July 6th, Salem, OR @ The Salem Armory
July 12th, Tucson, AZ @ The Ava Amphitheatre
July 13th, Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
Sept 20th, Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Sept 21st, Indio, CA @ Riverside Fairgrounds


Lookout for tickets and tour information, visit WestCoastFest2013 and follow online at and


It’s been a minute since Southern California artist Deuce Maxwell was last on DubCNN with something new.

In 2008 he dropped Quik’s Groove inspired debut album “The Plushcat Sessions” which featured the singles 

 featuring George Clinton.

Then we interviewed Deuce in January 2009 before switching the focus from his solo material to his collaborative project under the name Nu Magik – with emcee Draz. The two released their first combined effort called “The Vintage” in 2009 and Draztic discussed in his interview on Dubcnn in November 2010 and from which we dropped the single Summer Magik and its video.

Since then producer Deuce Maxwell has been working on his new album “Artwork” and today we can bring you the latest single entitled “She’s Outta Control” a smooth midnight blend of jazz, hip-hop and electronica.

The smoothed out space-aged production is a smooth four minutes of groove that any music lover will appreciate. “Artwork” – due for release in the coming months will also feature the first single we dropped in March “Daylight” – listen below!

Deuce Maxwell – She’s Outta Control (Audio)



Check with us at DUBCNN for more info on Deuce Maxwell and his new jazz/hip-hop album “Artwork”



Los Angeles songstress Kay Cola was first featured on DubCNN January this year, in that update we brought you her single Damn.

That track, along with the video for “WON“, featured on her 7 track EP/mixtape “7” with appearances from Bad Lucc, Problem, K Roosevelt and Freddy Hefner.

Last time out we dropped the single “River (Water)” off her EP “The Fifth Element” featuring Jayant (Juvenile, Iamsu!), Shonuff (Slow Down by Clyde Carson etc), Don City (Shots Fired, By Tank & Chris Brown) and Kacey Khaliel (2Chainz, Problem etc). The single, produced by L.A producer and writer Don City, now as a video directed by Mykel Monroe – watch below

Kay Cola – River (Water) Video
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Kay Cola – River (Water) Audio




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We followed the release of Tyga‘s Hotel California album earlier this year all the way with singles and videos.

Game featured on Switch Lanes,  a video for the Rick Ross featured DopeHit Em Up which featured Jadakiss and the single Molly with Wiz Khalifa and Mally Mal

Last time out Tyga, Cash Money’s West Coast representer, sat down with DJ Skee and Skee TV to discuss mixtapes and the new west.

Today, with a new project on the way, he’s  unleashed a new single in conjunction with the man who blessed him with his worldwide smash “Rack City”, DJ Mustard. Listen below and support via iTunes.

Tyga & DJ Mustard – Throw It Up (Audio)




This year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 will be hosted by the one and only Snoop Dogg.

Respectfully known amongst his peers and celebrity friends as “Uncle Snoop” he’s getting ready to host next month.

With more than 20 years in the industry, Snoop has created the blueprint for a long-standing career and has become revered as a mentor to both new and established artists. Despite his longevity this is the first time Snoop will host the prestigious event;

“I’m excited to be hosting this year’s ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013. We’re going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?! I’ll be giving a ton of surprises, showcasing my exclusive GGN News clips and bringing all my nieces and nephews to the stage for an exciting night of hip-hop.”

The multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon appeared LIVE in the 106 & Park Studios and promised that this year’s show will be a true tribute to real hip hop culture. In its eighth year, the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 returns to The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA and tapes on Saturday, September 28, 2013 to premiere on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.

Also, the highly anticipated BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 cyphers, sponsored in part by Sprite, will once again be a part of this year’s show with the hottest MCs delivering 16 bars that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year. Additionally, the “I AM HIP HOP” award will be presented by Sprite.

Below are the full list of BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 nominees, Kendrick Lamar leads the way having garnered 14 nominations!

Best Hip Hop Video
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – We Still In This
J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)
Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – Bad

Best Live Performer
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg
Benny Boom
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled
DJ Scream

Producer of the Year
J. Cole
DJ Mustard
Mike WiLL Made It
Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year
Power Trip – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)
Problems – Produced by Noah “40” Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Don’t Kill My Vibe – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
Bugatti – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib (Drake)

Album of the Year
J. Cole – Born Sinner
JAY Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Nas – Life Is Good
Wale – The Gifted

Who New? Rookie of the Year
Action Bronson
A$AP Ferg
Earl Sweatshirt
Joey Bada$$
Trinidad Jame$

Hustler of the Year
Kendrick Lamar
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Best Hip Hop Online Site

Best Club Banger
Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems (Produced by Noah “40” Shebib)
Drake – Started From The Bottom (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib)
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee on the Beats)Trinidad Jame$ – All Gold Everything (Produced by M.e. (Devon Gallaspy)

Best Mixtape
Big Sean – Detroit
Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh
Stalley – Honest Cowboy
Trinidad Jame$ – Don’t Be S.A.F.E.

Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)
Diddy – Same Damn Time (Remix) (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris)
Drake – Versace (Remix) (Migos f/ Drake)
Future – Bugatti (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Wiz Khalifa – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)

Impact Track
J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

People’s Champ Award
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert – Can’t Hold Us


Last year we formally introduced Troy NōKA on the solo tip after he’d worked in countless records as a producer.

His productions are scattered across Dom Kennedy‘s projects including the Yellow Album and Young Nation as well as working with Frank Ocean and Chris Brown.

Last year the producer stepped out as a talented MC receiving critical acclaim for his debut project Free Dreaming and dropping the Dom Kennedy featured single called “Feelin’ It” which we dropped.

Todau Troy NōKA is back as he’s getting ready to release his “LOVE.FEAR.PIANO” project and has dropped a banging collaboration with Mistah F.A.B. called “Gettin’ It” – listen below!


Troy NōKA – Gettin’ It (Feat. Mistah F.A.B.)



Stay tuned for more from Troy NōKA and his “LOVE.FEAR.PIANO” project!


It can be a few months between new records from Anaheim representer Noah Jones – but every time he drops it’s always quality.

The artist we introduced back in 2009 has dropped the mixtapes including Relationship Therap and They Label Me a Monster via DubCNN.

Last time we heard from Noah was on  The Hookah Lounge Vol 1 in May for his track with Jay Rock (of Black Hippy) called “When The Goons Come Out.

Today he’s back with a brand new single that he’s enlisted Westside Connection’s own WC for a feature on, the track is called “Respect The West” and was put together with Australia DJ Money J. No word yet on an mixtape or album that will appear on, listen below!


Noah Jones – Respect The West (Feat. WC) Audio



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Today we’re taking the WestCoast international and introducing DJ & producer CartelSons, from Lyon in France.

He’s produced records including “Kush Skit” on Mr Criminal’s “Death Before Dishonor” album and “I’ve Gotta Get It” with Mac Lucci and Roscoe on Cortez Muzik 3.

Two years ago, he set about working on his own westcoast album with the idea of making an EP of 5 tracks with the biggest talent from the West. Those ambitions were quickly superseded when he realised he had too many great records to just do an EP and is now getting ready to release an album later this month.

Getting Daz and Kurupt in the Studio in Lyon was a career highlight for CartelSons, given his upbringing on G-Funk and Gangsta Rap. He’s also managed to secure appearances on the album from an incredible mix of talent including, Rasco, Celly Cel, CMG (Conscious Daughters), Enois Scroggins, MC Eiht, Foesum, Roscoe, Curtis Young (Dr Dre son), Sean-T, Soopafly, Wayniac (Tha Twinz), Young Dazzie, Big Hutch (Above The Law), Tha Realest, Ecay Uno, Shade Sheist, Damizza, Dopey Loco, E-White, Tangled Thoughts, Bad Azz, Knoc-Turn’Al, Big2DaBoy, Wiz Propane, Mr Criminal, Sinful El Pecador, Butch Cassidy, Slip Capone and many more!

Today we can bring you not only two recently release videos, covers and the tracklist – but also an exclusive single, “Wake Up In Cali” with MC Eiht & Foesum! Show your support for this project and pre-order today via his Facebook page.

CartelSons – Wake Up In Cali (Feat. MC Eiht & Foesum) Audio



Rasco (Cali Agents) and CartelSons : Longevity (Intro) Video

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Bad Azz and CartelSons – Turn It Up (Video)

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The below isn’t a video, but we want to bring it as it’s a standout record from the release called “Tribute To Nate Dogg” from A-Dub and Shade Sheist - Shade drops a great verse using countless song titles of Nate Dogg classics, check it out!

CartelSons, Shade Sheist &A-Dub  – Tribute To Nate Dogg 

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01) Rasco: Longevity (Intro)
02) Tha DoggPound, Celly Cel, CMG (Conscious Daughters) and Half Deezy: Lifestyle
03) Enois Scroggins: One Day
04) MC Eiht and Foesum: Wake Up In Cali
05) Roscoe, Curtis Young (Dr Dre son), Sean-T and Enois Scroggins: Bosses Only (2nd version)
06) Soopafly, Wayniac (Tha Twinz), Young Dazzie and Enois Scroggins: L.A Stories
07) Big Hutch (Above The Law), Tha Realest, Ecay Uno and Ase (Talkbox): On My Grind
08) Shade Sheist and A-Dub: Tribute For Nate Dogg
09) Damizza and Dopey Loco: Elevator Down
10) E-White: Troubled World
11) MC Eiht and Tangled Thoughts: Round Here
12) Bad Azz, Knoc-Turn’Al, Big2DaBoy and Wiz Propane: Turn It Up
13) Mr Criminal, Sinful El Pecador, Tekneek and Enois Scroggins: No Time For Bullshit
14) Butch Cassidy, Shade Sheist and Slip Capone: On Tha Run

Executive Producer: CartelSons

Enjoy the new media and if you like what you hear ensure you support CartelSons and pre-order today via his Facebook page.