Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Last time out Demrick dropped off “Skyscraper” and then “Blowing Money Fast” from his Scoope DeVille collabor project featuring B-Real of Cypress Hill & Taylor gang signee Berner.

Demrick’s new album “Losing Focus” drops tomorrow via iTunes on Battle Axe Records and will feature collaborations with Dizzy Wright, Logic, B-Real from Cypress Hill, and Xzibit.

Today he’s warming you up for he project with a new cut where he’s teamed up with label boss Madchild and Arizona’s Futuristic, on the Cali Cleve produced BANGER “All The Way.”

Demrick – All The Way (Feat. Madchild and Futuristic) (Audio)


Problem has had a busy February already with his LA Leakers “Pull Up” freestyle and his Hub City homage ‘Compton‘.

Tomorrow he will drop is “Outta Town” mixtape with DJ Holiday right here on DubCNN and today has dropped off one last leak.

He’s linked with T.I. and Rich Homie Quan for “Hennessy” – produced by Problem, League of Starz and MARS.

Make sure you revisit the “354: Lift Off” mixtape if you missed his last project.

Problem – Hennessy (Feat. T.I.Rich Homie Quan)


Long Beach songstress Mickey Taelor takes her influence from Lauryn Hill, Billie Holiday and Eyrkah Badu – the results on “HiiGrade Vol.2″ are nothing short of outstanding.

Her sophomore album features music produced by Dae One, Willie B, and the Teamsters, and features a range of sounds that everyone is sure to love- R&B, Reggae, Hip Hop, and even a little EDM.

“After watching some of my fans and closest industry friends vibe out to my music last week during my listening session, it solidified that this is not only my baby, but I am giving the world a piece of me that I can only express through my music,” says Mickey.

“HiiGrade” Vol.2 brought together two highly respected West Coast producers for the first time, who started off as fans first of Mickey Taelor.

“It’s truly an honor, especially when you’re involved in your favorite artist career,”
says Willie B.

Dae One did not hesitate to jump on the project and leave his mark on the album.

“We just got in the studio and creativity challenged each other on every level with the writing to subject matter to the mixes. We wanted to take what she does naturally to another level. I believe we have achieved that with this body of work,”
says Dae One.

“HiiGrade” Vol.2 can be purchased via BandCamp!

Mickey Taelor 1- Front Mickey Taelor 1- Back


Grammy Nominated LA singer/songwriter Kay Cola was last on DubCNN last year after a hiatus with a Free EP and a new remix!

In 2013 she first featured on DubCNN with the track Damn and her 7 track EP/mixtape “7” with appearances from Bad Lucc, Problem, K Roosevelt and Freddy Hefner.

Today she’s back with a new single “Not OK” with French Montana, produced by Sho Nuff, from her long awaited impending spring release, “Lucid Dreams” – listen below and cop the single via iTunes.

Kay Cola – Not OK (Feat. French Montana) Audio

Comment below and follow Kay Cola on Twitter.


Rapfest and HipHopDX have joined forces for a collaborative effort to bring you a four-part cipher series.

In the latest edition the crew consists of critically acclaimed artist/producer Chase N. Cashe, legendary Wu-Tang Clan, Cappadonna – and Los Angeles based newcomer and DubCNN alumni Azad Right as the UpNext artist.

The producer of this series is Ryan “Ryu” Alexy, who provides the very soulful backdrop for this edition. The visuals are captured by the masterful eyes of Chris Zino of Exhibition Z. Watch the video and then check our comprehensive Azad Right archives!


It’s been a while since we dropped an “On The Come Up” feature on a new artist but today a tracks by JackJamesDean caught our ear!

JackJamesDean calls Lancaster, CA his hometown and has had a lifetime of creating music with audiences across California. Those experiences he sats have grown him to “a visionary of the dark, vulgar, and dreamy.”

An artist that seamlessly transcends and harmonizes genres from rock to hip-hop he flows over churning, overcast production – his voice bounces from slurred to raspy, telling stories of small town dirt and egos to wasted nights, blurred lights, and cloudy mornings.

You’re going to want to check out his “American Yovth Story” video – give it a spin and then ensure you follow him on Twitter and SoundCloud. We’ll keep you updated on new music from JackJamesDean!


Boomerang EP is the latest from the prolific Bay Area funkster known as Diamond Ortiz.

From the jump, it’s clear that he’s a student of the gutter school of 1980’s synth funk, a la Roger Troutman, but he brings a new dimension to the genre by incorporating a blues influence that allows him to create even more melodic, bouncy soundscapes than many of his predecessors!

Short and sweet, the Boomerang EP weaves its four tracks into a story that tells of a troubled love that culminates in a tenuous, but hopeful ending with the album’s title cut. While the subject matter further reflects his blues influence, the grooves themselves are drenched in thick layers of funk, always uptempo and utterly danceable.

The EP, which will be released on vinyl and digital on March 3rd, can be considered an appetizer while modern funksters await the release of the first Diamond Ortiz LP, also coming from MoFunk Records, the label run by Pasadena-based producer/artist XL Middleton & partner Eddy Funkster (Funkmosphere), who also recently dropped the Moniquea LP Yes No Maybe.

You can pre-order the EP now at MoFunk Records but to whet your appetite we can bring you an exclusive preview of the title track – a track we’ve had on repeat this week in the office – listen below!

Diamond Ortiz – Boomerang (Audio)


Diamond Ortiz – Boomerang EP (Tracklist)
01) Let’s Try Again
02) Fool For You
03) Get That Love Back (So Distant
04) Boomerang



DJ Yella of NWA sat down with VladTV and shared his thoughts on Suge Knight’s recent arrest after killing someone while on the NWA movie set in Compton.

Knight was reportedly looking to speak with Dr. Dre about his portrayal in the film when the incident occurred. Yella feels Knight shouldn’t have even been on set in the first place, as all of this could’ve been avoided.

Watch the clip below and ensure you bookmark the DubCNN Official NWA Movie Portal for the latest news and information!

DJ Yella: Suge Knight Shouldn’t Have Been on the NWA Movie Set (Video)