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Nu MAGIK Return With New “V2” Album (Cover Art/Tracklisting)


It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from Nu MAGIK, the hip-hop duo consisting of Chicago MC, Draztic and DUBCNN alumni Deuce Maxwell.

Their last album “The Vintage LP” released in 2011 via HipNOTT Records went on to be a critical and viral favorite. Now the guys are back with their follow up album V2.

The ‘Children of Production’ label is proud to announce the addition of Nu MAGIK to their burgeoning lineup, as well as highlight their excitement for the group, as they will finally be unveiling their oft-delayed sophomore effort entitled “V2”, an album that has been in limbo since the duo parted ways with their former label (HipNOTT Records) respectively in 2012.

Nu MAGIK, which consists of Chicago emcee Draztic and So-Cal producer Deuce Maxwell will release their second album in its original form. The group decided that they owed it to those fans that supported their critically praised debut effort “The Vintage LP” and felt strongly about wanting to give fans an opportunity to hear the album that never got to see its original release date, as it was intended.

“V2” is an album that embodies the essence of the golden & silver eras of hip-hop. The entire album plays like a greatest hits, with its solid production and precise lyricism. Features on the album include names like, DUBCNN favorites Epademik, Clinton Wayne, Chris Rock, Smoke E. Digglera (formerly of the R&B group Playa) Money-B (of Digital Underground), Reality Jonez and more.

Check the tracklist and cover below and drop your comments – styay tuned for a track from the LP soon.

Nu MAGIK –V2 (Tracklisting)

01. The Road (Feat. Smoke E. Digglera)
02. Time Flies
03. Let’s Get Closer
04. Escapism (Feat. Galaxy)
05. Money-B Drop
06. The Speakers Blow (Feat. Clinton Wayne& Epademik)
07. Whatcha Doin (Feat. Chris Rock)
08. Kahn’s Lament
09. Daze Like This (Feat. Ayshia Aycox)
10. Stop, Look & Listen
11. Everything U-R
12. Everybody Loves It (Feat. Dasha)
13. All World (Feat. Galaxy)
14. Dreams/Reflections (Feat. Reality Jonez)

DUBB Drops “My Day” (Prod. Cy Fyre, Trumpet Dude & B Ham) Audio


DUBB is still building towards the release of his new project “Perfect Timing” due later this year – set to be hosted by DJ Skee & DJ Whoo Kid.

In recent months he’s leaked Malcolm Martin Mandela,” “Want Everything” alongside Dave East & Emilio Rojas and the “Dead Presidents” video alongside Emilio.

In just the last few updates we’ve brought you “Bodega & Liquor Stores” with Bodega Bamz over a Hidden Faces production, “Transition” produced by Cy Fyre & Lewi V, the Resource produced “Come & Go” and the Clyde Carson featured “This Mufucka.”

Today he’s dropped off “MY DAY” produced by Cy Fyre, Trumpet Dude & B Ham – listen below.


DUBB – My Day (Audio)




Ensure you check out his past releases Face Of California, The Departure and The Layover as well as videos for Music Is Love, Alpha & Omega, Where Do I Go, Stoned plus records including Hypnotized.

Never Content” featured production by League of Starz, Remixx, Hidden Faces, and Chinky P, plus guest appearances by Iamsu!, Nipsey Hussle, Skeme, Eric Bellinger, Glasses Malone, and Rayven Justice.

DJ Skee’s DASH Radio To Live Stream The MURS 316 Stage


DASH Radio is partnering with hip-hop veteran MURS to host a live stream of his MURS 316 stage at this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival.

DASH’s “ndependent Grind Radio” channel will stream the two-day event of live performances and exclusive interviews.

DJ Skee says of the partnership,

“I’m excited this year to partner with the Sunset Music Festival for the exclusive live stream of MURS debut stage at SSMF featuring the hand-picked artists he’s selected to perform. We felt it was a perfect match for our “Indie Grind” station powered by Tech N9ne and Strange Music, where MURS is also signed to. We’ll add this to the long list of things MURS and I continue to do to support the Indie Hip Hop community. On DASH Radio, we have a station called ‘The Strip’ featuring music you’ll hear being performed at the infamous Sunset Strip. I’ve always supported the Sunset Strip Music Festival and look to doing even bigger things together in the years to come.”

MURS also spoke on the collaboration, saying

“DJ Skee and his team are always on the cutting edge. To have the opportunity to partner with them on their latest venture Dash Radio is truly exciting. I believe the MURS 316 stage will be leaving an indelible mark upon the Sunset Strip this weekend just as Dash Radio is already making a huge impact in the world of streaming music services and beyond. I think it’s absolutely amazing that fans from all over the world will be able to tune in and experience the MURS 316 Stage at SSMF with a swipe of a finger. And the fact that it’s going to be hosted on the Independent Grind station, which is powered by my label Strange Music, makes the union perfect.”

SSMF MURS 316 STAGE FULL LINEUP: Read more here and find out how to WIN tickets!

Saturday, September 20th

Bun B

Riff Raff

Dizzy Wright

Zion I

Mod Sun

King Fantastic


Joey Fatts and A$ton Matthews

Tay F 3rd


Toni Monroe


Sunday, September 21st

DJ Quik

Killer Mike



RA The Rugged Man




Pterodactyl Jones

Ill Camille

Introducing Recluse From San Bernardino


Uplifting, energetic, and motivational are just a few words that describe the artist who is Anthony J. Alvarez aka Recluse.

Born and raised in San Bernardino, California Recluse has had a passion for music since his childhood days, dancing and singing to the legendary sound from such artists as Michael Jackson and James Brown.

Recluse then took that love and began his music career at 16 starting out playing drums and writing songs. Being from California, Recluse naturally took a liking to West Coast hip hop that fueled the 90’s and was also influenced by the more lyrical side of the East Coast hip hop scene in that same era. The diversity from both coasts would later influence his style of music.

Recluse has shared the stage with hip hop legend Warren G. He has been featured on Power 106’s Who’s Next contest and he came one spot short from becoming the champion of the national 2-Racks Competition. Recluse has received great support from fans overseas and he continues to develop his discography by writing for new artists.

Check out a song and music video from Recluse below.

Recluse – 3:45 (Audio)


Recluse – Diamonds Pearl

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Young Maylay & KingDavid Release “StayAlive” Single & Video


Last week we had long awaited new solo music from Young Maylay – today we have more!

The talented spitter – who WC took under his wing years back – became a DubCNN regular with a string of features on singles, videos and mixtapes.

Since 2008 we’ve dropped tracks like Spittin Verses II, he’s featured alongside Ice Cube on the WC single You Know Me and with King-T for the record “Pushin Tha Line” – and was a key figure in the acclaimed DJ Crazy Toones – CT Experience mixtape. DJ Crazy Toones returned the favour on the Who’s Young Maylay? Mix Blog which showcased Maylay’s talent. Then in 2011 he dropped the long delayed “The Real Coast Guard” on iTunes.

2012 saw appearances on “Off The Radar” with E-A-Ski and King T and the “Hood Tour” single and video with WC – but then a hiatus until mid 2013 with the release of “Let Ma Khaki’s Hang” and “Wild’n Off A Zone” – both of which were said to feature on his LONG overdue mixtape titled “Hogg Tied & Duct Taped” which was to be released last summer.

Last week Maylay confirmed “Hogg Tied & Duct Taped” was back on the agenda with the release of the DJ Crazy Toones featured “Make You Wanna Cry” – and today he’s shot over the exclusive new video to of his new single and video “StayAlive” with KingDavid.

There is no release date for the project yet but expect  production from Waxx da boss, T Booze, King David Alegend, BH da Great and a King T produced a song called “Gorilla clap.”

Check the video to “StayAlive” below and cop the track on iTunes.


Young Maylay – StayAlive (Feat. KingDavid) (Video)

Stay locked to DubCNN for the latest on “Hogg Tied & Duct Taped” over the coming weeks, ensure you follow Young Maylay on Twitter.

Demrick & Kidd Upstairs “Tone It Down” On New Leak


Today Demrick returns with the next installment of his #JointOfTheWeek series with

After a crazy 2013 as 1/3 of the Serial Killers with B-Real and Xzibit, Demrick is back on solo tip readying his solo project, “Losing Focus.”

Last month he dropped the 21 The Producer laced “Soul Needs Saving” as part of his new #JointOfTheWeek series, following it up with “Just Enjoying Life” featuring Arizona native Futuristic over production from The Makerz.

Today he links with fellow up and comer Kidd Upstairs – who also had a hand in the production along with his partners Cali Cleve and Matty Slims (who collectively go under the production name BOATS) – for the track “Tone It Down.”

This song won’t appear on Demrick’s upcoming album “Losing Focus” – which is set for a November 4th release – but it’s a banger.

Listen below and drop a comment!

Demrick – Tone It Down (Feat. Kidd Upstairs) (Audio)




DubCNN has the largest Demrick archive online, check it here.

Chris Brown & Kendrick Lamar – “Autumn Leaves” (Audio)


Chris Brown releases his new album “X” – available for pre-order in iTunes – next week on September 15.

Since the tracklist leaked some time ago one track we’ve been wanting to hear is the Kendrick Lamar featured “Autumn Leaves.”


Well today you can – it’s been leaked and you can check it below.

Like it? Drop a comment and if so cop “X” via iTunes.

Chris Brown – Autumn Leaves (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Audio



San Diego’s Unkle Sam Drops “The Cookbook” Visual


Just beyond the city limits of San Diego – in Escondido –  24-year-old Unkle Sam is preparing to put his city on the map.

Unkle Sam is poised to be Southern California’s next rising star, with a native Egyptian mother and an African-American father he hails from a culturally diverse household.

As a youngster, Unkle Sam gained an affinity for hip-hop from 90s hip-hop figures like The Notorious B.I.G., 2pac, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as well as fellow Californians Snoop Dogg and Too Short.

He began to hone his talent in the studio with Escondido-based hip-hop collective Dungeon, Inc. and soon was traveling with the camp that saw him opening up for artists like E-40, Nipsey Hussle, and Menace.

Last month he dropped a video which has caught our attention which is set to be on his upcoming project, “On It’s On Me, Vol. 3.

The track is called “The Cookbook”, a gritty record that seems him showcase his swagger, check it below and drop a coment

Unkle Sam – The Cookbook (Prod. by BUNX DADDA) Video