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It’s been too long since the Young Giantz, a duo consisting of Deuce Mac and Bigg Joe West sons of West Coast legend Playa Hamm, was last on DubCNN!

Since 2007 when they emerged with the banging single Weeest! featuring Playa Hamm, they caught the ear with a string of singles including Truthfully Speak’n, Catch Da Fade, I’m a Dodger and U Can Get It during 2009, all hyping up their Gqcality mixtape which dropped in January 2010 hosted by DJ Battlecat.

Since then they dropped their “#LoveLoveproject with appearances from Titus Notes, A.Gee, Blaqthoven, Andre “Dre Boggie” Wilson, C-Love, Toke Da Smoke, Yung Berg, K-Young, Lokey Tha Y.G. and move over production by Blaqthoven, Battlecat, Phat Beatz, Trio Cliq, Neoh, Epik and others.

Last time out they released “Itz In Uz, Not On Uz” and today have dropped the Eyekon Fotography directed visual for “2P Lane” – sounds damn good to hear Playa Hamm once again – and with his sons! Watch below!

Young Giantz – 2P Lane (Feat. Playa Hamm) Video

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Last year we announced that MURS would be curating and hand-selecting artists for the first ever dedicated hip-hop stage, at Sunset Strip Music Festival.

We shot a bunch of footage for the event but unfortunately it was missing – until now!

Late last year, DubCNN was cordially invited to the Sunset Strip Music Festival, Murs stage. A who’s who among hip-hop heavyweights came out to perform, and DubCNN was in the building. With exclusive interviews and drops from Miss Bliss, Jane Doe, Polo Clubb, Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, Pterodactyl Jones, RA the Rugged Man, Ces Cru, Speak and more!

Listen to RA the Rugged Man take a moment to tell DubCNN that he feels right now there are “more quality, lyrical MCs in the westcoast today than in New York” – he discusses that in detail, shows love to King T, Crooked I, Locksmith, DJ Quik, and so much more!

You won’t see this anywhere else! Watch below;

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25 years ago today Ice Cube released the classic and ground-breaking “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted‏.” Just after leaving N.W.A. this was Cube’s chance to prove himself as a solo artist – and he more than delivered.

To mark the anniversary Ice Cube had issued the below statement, gave an in-depth interview about the albums social and political impact with XXL, as well as releasing a limited edition t-shirt that will be available one time only!

“It was my first solo album after leaving NWA. Although my single was doing okay, I was still very nervous on this date in 1990. All I knew for sure is that I put my best foot forward. With Chuck D of Public Enemy’s help, I got the Bomb Squad to produce the album along with my child hood homie Sir Jinx. Recorded in a little over a month AMW broke ground with connection a West Coast MC at the top of his game with East Coast producers at the top of their game. Sean “Puffy” Combs told me him and Biggie would listen to AMW religiously before they did READY TO DIE. That’s the impact….”

Show some love by listening to the album today – and then head to cop the limited edition Tee shown below!

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Yeaaaa! New music from DubCNN favorite and Empire representer Sly Boogy is unfortunately a rarity these days as he’s incarcerated but thanks to another DubCNN alumni, Brian James we can drop off a new joint!

Sly down the years has dropped The Beauty Of Death EPUp & Down featuring Akon and Let’s Go – and last time out we brought you Owe U Love,” “Who Can Ya Trust,” “Done With All The Favors” alongside Coolie High, Deksterlab and Gseez and its accompanying video -and then in 2013 the Brian James and Tariq Beatz collabo “Power Bars.”

Today it’s that same combo of Sly, Brian and Tariq who combine to drop “Lost For Words” – the track knocks and we hope we get more new music from this trio for you soon. For those wondering how Sly is the quote we’ve had is;

“Sly is currently incarcerated doing well and looking forward to being released”

Let’s hope it’s soon, keep your head up Sly!

Brian James – Lost For Words (Feat. Sly Boogy) (Audio)

 

 

 

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Last year the self proclaimed Bad Lil Bish from the Valley, Raven Felix dropped her debut mixtape “Valifornia” on DubCNN having linked up with Snoop Dogg for the single “6 In The Morning” and flipped the SchoolBoy Q & BJ The Chicago Kid’sStudio” for the tape.

Last time out we dropped the Compton’s own Problem remix for her Valley anthem “Bad Lil Bish” and the C-Ballin assisted “Clock Strikes 12” – listen below.

Today she returns with the self loving anthemic “ME,” produced by Tekneek, the song comes from her upcoming Valifornication project.

Raven Felix – ME (Audio)

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Recently, DubCNN caught up with Legendary hip-hop producer, DJ Battlecat!

In this in-depth exclusive feature, we sit down with BC to catch up with what he’s been working on including Mykestro, Toni Monroe, Game, Dr. Dre and more!

We get BC to delve into how he develops his productions, what his studio process is and so much more – this is a feature you do NOT want to miss!

We are also introduced to a dope new artist he is working with by the name of Mike Murray who we’re going to be featuring “On The Come Up” soon! We get his thoughts on various issues; and are given a listen to a new Battlecat and Mike Murray collaboration!

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Microphone Masters Radio Show is back this week with a brand new show packed with new music and two interviews!

J-Luv welcomes guest co-host James Renwick back to MM as well as special guests Keith Murray and Hodgie.

First up Mr. Murray stopped by to give us an update on all things Keith. To start things off J-Luv asked him to reveal which of his six solo albums is his favorite. It was not a surprise that he mentioned his debut, The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World. Keith also takes us through his one regret, and details of his new album!

J-Luv then links with up and comer Hodgie from the great state of Ohio. Never heard of Hodgie? Well use this interview to check some music and learn a little about his album, American Dreamin’ and much more!

The show wouldn’t be the show without some incredible new music from Murs, Fashawn, Dom Kennedy, Doey Rock, Skyzoo, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray, Erk tha Jerk, Willy Northpole and Cartie!

Reach out to the show at mm@dubcnn.com and check us out on Facebook!

Microphone Masters Radio Episode 93 (05-13-15) Tracklist

Murs feat Mindr– No More Control
Intro: Bill
Animal Farm – Down to Business
Fashawn feat Dom Kennedy – Golden State of Mind
Segment 1: Keith Murray
Doey Rock – Bruce Leroy
Skyzoo – Suicide Doors
Soledotz – Oregon Trail
Segment 2: Keith Murray Part 2
Erick Sermon feat Keith Murray – Hostile
Keith Murray – The Rhyme
Erk tha Jerk – Monumental
Your Old Droog – Sasquatch in a UFO
Segment 3: Hodgie Interview
Hodgie – That’s Ok
Hodgie – Homicide
Willy Northpole – Gas On
Outro
Cartie – Chitty Bang

Microphone Masters Radio Episode 93 (05-13-15Show (Stream/Download)

Thank you for your continued support of Microphone Masters Radio and you can hit up the show at mm@dubcnn.com or hit the comment section or the Dubcnn Facebook page. Tell a friend to tell a friend!

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As we reported earlier this year, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell have teamed up for a new album.

The LP – the thirteenth studio album by Snoop – was been released today with collaborations from Charlie Wilson, Stevie Wonder, T.I., Gwen Stefani, Kendrick Lamar and Rick Ross.

The 10 track album sees Snoop on the funk tip with a mix of singing and rapping – as he confirmed before it’s something fresh and new!

Snoop Dogg – BUSH (Tracklist)

01) California Roll (Feat. Stevie Wonder)
02) This City
03) R U a Freak
04) Awake
05) So Many Pros
06) Peaches N Cream (Feat. Charlie Wilson)
07) Edibles (Feat. T.I)
08) I Knew That
09) Run Away (Feat. Gwen Stefani
10) I’m Ya Dogg (Feat. Kendrick Lamar and Rick Ross)

Stream “BUSH” on Spotify below and cop it via iTunes.

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