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news 1085560319 - January 1, 1970 By : Logistics Music Group is a group of labels & artists such as Kne Hi (Da 5 Footaz), Domino (Getto Jam Ent), Rated R from 2pac's first Multi-Platinum group Thug Life, Crash, P-S, Culture, Bishop Lamont (Vatican), Cat Iz, Da Officialz (X.Marcs.Da.Spot Records), Bleu Davincci (B.M.F. Records), Dreamer, Presidential and more.

If anyone is interested in hiring artists from the label for a show or event feel free to contact 310 925 5010 or xmds99@aol.com

The official website can be found at at
http://www.indastreets.net/ where you can find amazing albums, videos and mixtapes Featuring Domino, Cat Iz, Bishop Lamont, Cicc Cel, Presidential, Rated R, Black Diamond and Platinum, Da Officialz and many more!

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news 1085787325 - January 1, 1970 By : When people think of West Coast Rap, they think of Gangsterism, violence, gang banging. That is, what most WC Rappers have stood for in the past decade. But, of course, during the whole time, there has been a Hip Hop movement on the West, with a totally different approach of things, but often got overlooked, labeled as back pack rappers, and not given a chance in the mainstream.
The rapper I'm going to present to you goes further than aiming guns at peoples chest, banging a set and representing his coast. He's a true MC. Mykestro is the younger brother of beat-making legend Battlecat. He's coming out of South Central, CA, and is eager to show the world what he's capable of.
We had the chance to catch up with both Mykestro and Battlecat to talk about the man's debut solo album "Just Due" on which he's currently putting the finishing touches on. When asked about his younger brother, Battlecat started boasting "He's my best kept secret man, matter of fact he's the best kept secret in Cali! He truly has a voice of music, he's a real musician!". He pointed out that Hip Hop has been in a drought for a good while now: "We ain't had nobody fresh in the last years! We need something like this. He has his head on straight, he's not only a musician, but also a business man. He's my official business partner on my new label that I'm putting together, he's my new accountant. He's business minded and a musical craft. That's something we need over here!"

Mykestro has been busy this past year just doing show after show, staying busy getting his name out there, getting some play on the radio, and he released his own mixtape "Drops and promo cuts Vol. 1", and appeared on the "West Coast Allstars Mixtape" aswell. When asked how he would describe himself as a artist, he said "I would say I'm absolutely universal. I have alot of versitality, and definitely not what you would expect out of L.A. I come from a musical background, MC and production wise. I'm very consistent as far as lyrics go, I'm a MC!"
Now it would seem obvious that since he's Battlecats little brother, they would really use that to market him as an artist, but that's not the plan! "We work together, we've been together since gits, but he's not trying to use that as an obvious envelope to push it. He's been really putting in work in the studio working, doing shows, he wants to do him, not ride on somebody elses coattail. He wanna prove the world what he can bring behind the mic", Battlecat said.

When asked about his influences growing up Mykesto shouts without hesitation that "Kurupt was my hero! That's my hero right there! That's who I looked up to when coming up, I always felt like he was a different type of MC, so that was my main influence from the gate. But now I listen to alot of different shit, I like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharaoh Monch, Ice Cube.. I like real MC's, I like Slum Village, Jigga of course, Eminem is a monster, Busta Rhymes, of course Biggie & Pac.. Yeah those are the main ones"
"To me man, Mykestro is like Jay-Z and Common Sense in one... yeah he's like the mix of the two!", Battlecat added about his brother.

Now let's get into his debut solo album "Just Due" which he's dropping. He's shooting for a 4th Quarter release if everything goes well. As for the label situation, "If the paperwork is right, I would go with a major! But if it's tons of faulty paperwork, I'm definitely gonna keep it independent". He's been recording for the album since the beginning of the year, and in contrary to most of the shit coming out nowadays, this is actually gonna look like a Solo album! He has a few features by the likes of Crooked I, Conyac, and his kinfolk Track Life, Bishop Lamont and Glasses Malone.
The production credits are very impressive too. Of course, he has Battlecat on there. "Man the shit Cat gave me, is not something you usually hear from cat. I didn't want the claps and all that. He came with something different this time around, except on one, where he came with all his funk and flavor, because I can't forget where I'm from and where I grew up!. Other producers are Raphael Saadiq, Michael Angelo, Terrace Martin, Josef Leimberg, D-Dash & Sa Ra.

We're gonna be providing you with material from his mixtape, aswell as album previews in near future, stay tuned for more news in Mykestro, because this cat is on the come up and will hopefully be a force on the West in near future!

Mykestro dropped a shoutout for all the DubCnn vistors, check it below:

Mykestro - DubCNN Shoutout

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news 1089834247 - January 1, 1970 By : Larceny Ent.has launched Radio Mixtape Mixshow and is negotiating with several digital outlets for syndication. The show fills a void for unadulterated West Coast Hip Hop and the emerging artists on the mixtape scene says T.K. show creator and cofounder of Larceny Ent.Show guests include L.A. mixtape king DJ Warrior, Bishop Lamont(True Crimes of L.A. theme song and soundtrack)and Scipio(featured in June 04 issue of the Source Magazine).

For info on booking or submitting music contact: Mark Breezy Brown, T.K. @ Larceny@yahoo.com. Donald Don Johnson @ Larceny@yahoo.com or (310) 228-7820



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news 1092804212 - January 1, 1970 By : The homies from The Faxtion are having a release party for their "Crack Mixtape" coming out. The project features artists such as The Game, Battlecats little brother Mykestro and Bishop Lamont, who shined on the True Crime Soundtrack, Glasses Malone and others.

The event is taking place on Thursday, August 19th, check below for more details:

Thursday, August 19, 2004
Firin' Squad Entertainment and Massive Inc.
Welcome You to "Da Spot" The Official Release party for Tha Crack Mixtape feat. Glasses Malone, K Style, Nino B.

@ The RoadHouse 14123 Garfield Ave in Paramount, California...105 fwy exit Garfield ave./ Go South.......

Doors Open at 8:30pm........
Blazin Hot Music by J Boogie.......
Live Performances by Glasses Malone, Mykestro, Bishop Lamont, K Style......

For More Info Call (909)319-3591
Sponsored By Homeside Performance

Enjoy!


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news 1095802123 - January 1, 1970 By : Look out for Los Angeles-based hip-hop production squad, Da Riffs, as they're fittin' to BLOW!! They're wrappin up two song deals with EA Sports where they've scored all the music for NBA Street, over 10 songs, and have completed 4 more songs for NFL Street, with westcoast "New LA" mic assaulter, Bishop Lamont, Fresno underground king-pin Planet Asia, the D's Royce da 5'9, and Brooklyn's one half of Heltah Skeltah, Rock. Their tracks are also featured in Madden, NBA Live, Need 4 Speed, NHL, etc. Da Riffs just laced a Circuit City commercial which is being aired nationally, they're putting the finishing touches on their full length LP with Planet Asia's alterego - King Medallions, are working on dancehall cuts for Don Yute, Tanya Stevens, & VP Records, and have completed records with Shady/Aftermath's Stat Quo. They've got featured exclusives from West Coasts' finest King Tee, Crooked I, Sly Boogie, Roscoe, Maylay, Planet Asia, Game, Balance, plus Capone, Rah Digga, Method Man, Young Zee, Ali Vegas, Stat Quo, all on forthcoming PNC Mixtape release Coast Control; Defend Your Borders, featuring "Best West Coast Mixtape King" DJ Warrior and "Brooklyn's Most Treacherous Mixtape King" DJ Sickamore. On the Streets next week. Stay tuned to www.DaRiffs.com


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news 1097582379 - January 1, 1970 By : This is a certified heatrock right here, so make sure to check it out! The homie Bishop Lamont dropped his new single over at indastreets.net, props to my boy Crash for uploading it.

The song is produced by J. Wells and is called "It's Bishop.". Make sure to download it below (MP3), and BANG THIS SHIT!

Here we go:

Bishop Lamont - It's Bishop

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1098381319 - January 1, 1970 By : What's happenin'? We have a new interview for ya'll to check out, this time we spoke to rising West Coast star Bishop Lamont who most of ya'll will remember from the True Crime Game and Soundtrack. We chopped it up with him about him as an MC, his upcoming solo album "The Reformation", his label situation, the New West Order and the state of the West in general, and alot more.

Make sure to check out the interview now by clicking
here.

And incase you missed it last week, here is the newest Bishop Lamont banger called "It's Bishop" produced by J Wells. Check it out below:

Bishop Lamont - It's Bishop

Enjoy!

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news 1102561981 - January 1, 1970 By : The homie Crash just dropped a heated mixtape. It's available for FREE.
Below is the tracklist:

1 INTRO
2 MR. SPADE - DON'T KNOW ME
3.50CENT - DISCO INFERNO
4.SPEEDY feat BIG WY - UNDER PRESSURE
5. GAME feat 50CENT - FRESH '83
6. PRESIDENTIAL - CHANGE MY WAYS
7. ASHANTI - ONLY U
8. D/A RIDAZ - YALL AIN'T
9. JADAKISS - U MAKE ME WANNA
10. DOMINO - WIN OR LOSE
11. SPEEDY feat JESSICA JAMES - GETTO MILLONAIRES
12. BLK DIAMOND - FAMOUS
13. BISHOP LAMONT - TRUTH SYRUM
14. MYKSTRO - FREESTYLE
15. D/A RIDAZ - THINK IT'S A GAME
16. JOKER - I'M THRU
17. MR. SPADE feat C-BO - WHERE THEY AT
18. KNEHI feat JAZZMINA - TRYING
19. XZIBIT - MEAN MUGGIN'
20. LIL WAYNE - THE CARTER
21. CRASH - FREESTYLE OUTRO

CLICK HERE to Download the mixtape!

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news 1102894611 - January 1, 1970 By : These are three songs that have been floating on the net for about a week, however we were specifically requested to re-up them on the site for everybody to grab. So if you do not have these yet, MAKE SURE YOU GET THEM NOW, cause they're all sick as hell.

First one is by Oakland beat & rhyme slanger E-A Ski. This is his brand new single "My Bad", it's a certified banger, do not sleep on it!

E-A Ski - My Bad

Next up is a heatrock by Lifestyle, the long beach group consisting of Snoop Dogg's little brother Bada Bing and HIT. This cut is called "Live Or Die", check it out:

Lifestyle - Live Or Die

And last, but not least, a Bishop Lamont song produced by the one and only J.Wells. Be on the lookout for Bishop Lamont, cause he's hot! This song proves it, make sure to check out "Unstoppable" below:

Bishop Lamont - Unstoppable

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Nima

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news 1109196129 - January 1, 1970 By : Dr. Dre dropped in on Big Boy's Neighbourhood show on Power 106 as he celebrated his birthday earlier this week and gave spoke on Detox, The Game's success, getting to work with Busta and he also let us know he was given a CD by Bishop Lamont of his material, he likes it and is setting up a meeting between the two! Watch this space on that, until then check out the interview we conducted with Bishop Lamont in October of last year! Click here to listen to the interview, thanks to E. J. Rizo for the MP3!

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news 1109637200 - January 1, 1970 By : Hey ya'll, the homie Bishop Lamont has been talked about alot in the last week, mostly because of Dr. Dre saying on Power 106 that he is very interested in working with Bishop, and even signing him to Aftermath as his next artist.

Bishop is known to ya'll mostly throug the True Crime soundtrack and his songs on the internet. We conducted an exclusive interview with him a few months ago, if you missed that one, check it now by clicking
here.

He also has a mixtape out called "Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal", and we have it up here for ya'll to download, get it below:

-=| Bishop Lamont - Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal Mixtape |=- (105mb)

Shoutout to Lazee for providing the audio!

Enjoy, and check back here for much more in Bishop real soon!

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news 1110078493 - January 1, 1970 By : Those who checked out the "Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal" mixtape already know what the hype is about. Bishop Lamont is hot, and he's ready to smash the rap game.

My homie Crash from
indastreets.net just hooked over 15 banging new cuts from the man who Dr. Dre mentioned as the next possible artist on Aftermath.

To download all of those tracks as high quality MP3 files, click below:

Bishop Lamont InDaStreets.net Special Song Hookup

Of course, we gotta stay ahead of the game, we already hooked up with Bishop last year for an interview, to find out who the man is, click here.

Enjoy!

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news 1110406471 - January 1, 1970 By : I can't get that song outta my head... "Baby It's Biiiiishop..... Bishop Lamont... Biiiishop... Good lord I'm hot!". If you don't know what I'm talking about, do yourself a favor and click here to check out "It's Bishop".

Thanks to my homie Crash for providing us with 3 brand new cuts by Bishop Lamont & Tyrese aka Black Ty. The two will be releasin an album called "Best Of Both Hoods". To check out the songs, click below:

Bishop Lamont & Tyrese aka Black Ty - Change The World

Bishop Lamont & Tyrese aka Black Ty - New West Order

Bishop Lamont & Tyrese aka Black Ty - Put Your Glasses Up

Enjoy, and as always, hit up indastreets.net.

Nima

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news 1110777242 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn's own DJ F Sharp presents his latest mixtape California Love Pt.1 featuring new and exclusive west coast hip hop joints. And let me remind you this ain't some fake DJ pause tape shit, all the joints are mixed, real DJ skills on this one!

This mixtape is comin to stores March 18th in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and different mixtape spots across the Midwest and East Coast. I will reveal all of the locations later this week. Also you can pick it up before anyone else at the Xzibit/Ras Kass/SAS concerts @ The Fillmore in SF on March 18th and @ The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on March 19th. Dont fear, people in remote places and across the world can still pick it up cuz it will be available online at various mixtape sites (ie: Mixunit, MixtapeUSA, MixtapeAllStars, etc) and I will try to stock it in some European spots if possible. If you know of any music stores that stock mixtapes where you live feel free to email me at djfsharp@dubcnn.com

DJ F Sharp - California Love Pt.1

1. F Sharp Intro
2. Outlawz Dont Get It Fucked Up (World Premier)
3. Rass Kass Caution (Prod. Rick Rock)
4. Daz Bird In The Hand
5. Kam ft Damizza Killa
6. 40 Glocc- Runnin
7. Kurupt Drop It Like Its Hot Freestyle (Dissin Daz & Snoop)
8. Rass Kass ft Dr. Dre & Busta Rhymes The Whoop
9. B-Real Hold You Down Freestyle
10. Roscoe, Kurupt, Y.A. Westside Story
11. Daz Speaks on Lil E
12. Lil E ft Notorious BIG & 2Pac Me Against The World
13. Layzie Bone ft Snoop Dogg Smokin on Information
14. Outlawz Real Talk (World Premier)
15. Tech9ne Strange
16. Planet Asia Freestyle
17. Crooked I Gotta Get That Paper (World Premier)
18. Daz Disco Inferno Freestyle
19. Keisha Cole I Just Want It To Be Over (World Premier)
20. Nick Cannon ft E-40 & Bosko Shes Mine (World Premier)
21. Young Gunz ft Daz Tonight
22. Baby Bash ft Akon Im Back
23. 40 Glocc, Jayo Felony, Petey Pablo Shame
24. LIVE @ 50 Cent & Game Make Peace Press Conference
25. Game ft G-Unit Hate It Or Love It Rmx
26. Kurupt Stalkin (World Premier)
27. Rass Kass Deformed Pretty Boys (World Premier)
28. Bishop Lamont ft Tyrese Change The World (World Premier)



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news 1112316723 - January 1, 1970 By : I'm back at it again. Today we bring you an in-depth interview with the West Coast's new hope Bishop Lamont. It has been reported that Bishop is now signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records, however that is not completely true. They are in talks, it is looking very good, but nothing has been inked as of yet, so it's not official yet.

I spoke to Bishop about the on-going "West Coast Movement" and all of his homies that's involved. You'll notice that Bishop is ALL about bringing up other artists, and showcasing other people besides hisself. Of course, he spoke on the Dr. Dre/Aftermath thing, so find out the real about that here too.

Not to forget is his upcoming collabo album with Tyrese aka Black Ty called "Best Of Both Hoods" which is shaping up to be a CRAZY record, find out all about it in the interview.

Enough talking, proceed to the interview now by clicking below, read it or listen to it, whatever you prefer:

-=| Bishop Lamont DubCNN Interview |=-

Bishop also spat a crazy ass freestyle on the phone check that below:

-=| Bishop Lamont DubCNN Freestyle |=-

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1112751744 - January 1, 1970 By : The homeboy Crash & indastreets.net got a trailer for their upcoming Street TV DVD Magazine coming out soon. Check it out below, Crash and the homies take you to the streets with the likes of Bishop Lamont, Spider Loc, Glasses Malone, Roscoe and many more.

Check out the trailer to see Spider Loc talkin' about some shit at the Vault 350, the night where Kam performed, where Daz was supposed to show up.... Peep for yourself to see what's up with that. Also check out Glasses talkin' about the "White Lightnin' Sticks" mixtape, and of course, many X-Rated scens, bitches, hoes, whatever you wanna call it!

Here we go:

-=| InDaStreets.net: Street TV DVD Magazine Trailer |=- (9MB)

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news 1114380013 - January 1, 1970 By : That's right Bishop Lamont & Warren G hooked up and made one of the dopest tracks i've heared in a long time. The song is called "Guerilla Pimpin".

Headover to my boy Crash's website
www.inDAstreets.net and checkout this certified banger.


Also make sure you checkout our interviews with Bishop Lamont and Warren G.

For the latest news on Warren G and Bishop Lamont stay tuned right here on DUBCNN.


Yash

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news 1114638134 - January 1, 1970 By :

"J. Wells makes the beats that crack the sidewalk" - Tash

DUBCNN presents another exclusive video interview! I had the special opportunity to sit in on a studio session with J. WELLS, one of the most anticipated and talented producers to make noise on the west coast. Despite being only twenty-two years old, Wells has already established a strong presence through out the industry, first gaining widespread recognition through his underground classic "Tonight." I spoke with him about his new "DIGITAL MASTER" album, his goals with Bonzi Records, the new west coast movement, being a protg of J-Ro, working with Bishop Lamont and Stylistik Jones, future productions, and more. We have the text transcript and video for you to check out. Feel free to send any feedback regarding the interview to Justin@dubcnn.com / Rud@dubcnn.com [Photo: Siri Khalsa]

Check out the Video Interview Here:

J. Wells Video Interview

Check out the Text Interview Here:

J. Wells Text Interview



Check back for more exclusives coming your way from DUBCNN and J. WELLS. Make sure to visit www.stronghouserecords.com or www.hiphopwest.com and cop the "DIGITAL MASTER" album in the store. The album features extraordinary production and dope guests like Method Man, Bishop Lamont, Stylistik Jones, Tash, Kurupt, Goodie Mob, Young Assassins, and more. Check out the track listing:

1. Digital Smoke
2. Sonic feat. King T
3. Unstoppable feat. Bishop Lamont
4. It Don't Stop feat. Method Man, J-Ro, KB I Mean
5. Beat it Up interlude feat. J Ro
6. Get it On feat. Dirty Rat, Kurupt
7. The Noize interlude feat. Chuck D
8. We Don't Care feat. Stylistik Jones
9. Making a Beat interlude feat. E Swift
10. Paragraphs of Pleasure feat. Kurupt, Roscoe, Tri Star, Bizzle
11. Smoking interlude feat. J Ro, E Swift
12. One Shot Kill feat. Jayo Felony
13. San Diego interlude
14. Platinum Dreams feat. Mitchy Slick
15. ATL interlude
16. Play Yo Flutes feat Goodie Mob, Kurupt, Sleepy Brown
17. Its All Big feat. Planet Asia
18. Thats Likwit feat. J Ro
19. Encredible Hulk feat. Dirty Rat, Tash
20. Free YG
21. 10 Years feat YG
22. Its Bishop feat. Bishop Lamont



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news 1117547905 - January 1, 1970 By : Big shoutout to the homie Kila Krock for allowing us to offer you this full mixtape for FREE download! Part of the NEW WEST COAST MOVEMENT, Kila Krock & Chevy Jones got together to put together the "Beauty & The Beats" mixtape for ya'll. Presented by Sleeptight Entertainment, mixed by L.A.'s own DJ Rampage and hosted by DJ Eddie One of L.A. radio station 102.7 Kiss FM and Heavy Hitters DJ Crew.

The mixtape is filled with heat from top to bottom, with production by the likes of Diverse, Dem Joints, Avila Brothers and more, and guest appearances by none others than The Game, Kam, Bishop Lamont & Glasses Malone to name a few.

To see the front cover in full size, click on the picture to your left. Here go the front cover and back cover:

Front Cover | Back Cover

Enough talking, download the FULL mixtape for FREE by clicking below:

-=| Kila Krock & Chevy Jones - Beauty & The Beast Mixtape Vol. 1 |=-

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1118017623 - January 1, 1970 By : Today I want to introduce ya'll to The System, one of the freshest groups to come out in a minute. Consisting of Kojo, Soulnana representing Ghana, Taka from Japan on the Keyboards, and the engineer K, this crew is eager to be heard.

The System are close affiliates of Bishop Lamont & the WarDoggz Familia, and have appeared on the NBA Street Soundtrack and also produced Bishop Lamont's track "Go See The Doctor". The motto of the group is "We don't just make songs, we make singles".

I have 2 songs for ya'll here to check out, to get an idea of what The System sounds like:

Kojo ft. Noni Spitz - 4 Da Luv Of Hip-Hop (over an Eminem track)


Kojo ft. Soulnana - Take Dat (produced by The System)

Enjoy, and look for much more coming soon!

Nima

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news 1118506756 - January 1, 1970 By : Whatup ya'll I know I've been a bit dormant on the site but its been two months since I last dropped a mixtape but thats because I've been grinding real hard and I'm almost finished on California Love Pt.2 which will be hosted by 3 of the most promising major label west coast mc's... Crooked I (Treacherous/Universal), Sly Boogy (J Records), & Bishop Lamont (Aftermath).

I've spent the past three weeks out in LA recording exclusives with all of these 3 artists and other west coast mc's like B-Real (Cypress Hill), Dirty Birdy, Glasses Malone, Planet Asia, Zion I, Sean Biggs, Balance, and Mykestro to name a few. On California Love Pt.2 you won't be able to find most of these tracks on some other DJ's release the next week, I recorded these tracks myself exclusively with the artists so my mixtapes are only where you are gonna hear em. California Love Pt.2 will be released in retail stores all over the West Coast, Midwest, Overseas, and Online at your favorite mixtape retailer.

If you STILL havent purchased California Love Pt.1 then either visit some of the retail stores which they are available in (Check
http://www.myspace.com/djfsharp for retail store listings) or online at:

F Sharp presents California Love Pt.1 still available online! (Updated Link Bcuz Mixunit ran out...

If you are living Overseas

F Sharp presents California Love Pt.1 Available to Overseas Customers click here


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news 1119812399 - January 1, 1970 By : The Young Hoggs are making a instore appearance on july 2nd at the westcovina mall.

Here's a list of guest that will most likely show up : G Malone, Bishop Lamont, Spitfire, Spider Loc, Jasper and ofcourse Dubcnn.

So make sure you come out and support the Hoggs!



Yash

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news 1119894609 - January 1, 1970 By : A few weeks ago, DubCNN caught up with the Compton's Free-Agents, The Young Hoggs. They wanted to dismiss the rumors of them being signed to Game's up start label Black Wall Street. They explain the situation in full in this Exclusive video Interview.

TJ Santana, Young Shame, T.Mac and Killa Cane also spoke to us about their outlook on West Coast Hip Hop, the State of the street game, their situation with Mack 10 and W.C., the meaning behind their name and what exactly is a Young Hogg. They drop a lot of knowledge in this Interview, so go a head and peep it for yourself.


The Young Hoggs Video Interview

Don't forget that the Young Hoggs are making an instore appearance on July 2nd at Playmakers in the West Covina Mall.

DubCNN will be in the house showin' support for the boys. But, you may just be able to catch the likes of Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Spitfiya, Spider Loc and Jasper

Just in case you skipped over it:

The Young Hoggs Video Interview

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news 1120467313 - January 1, 1970 By : Sites are starting to report the pending release of a Warren G mixtape entitled, "This Is for My DJ's," scheduled to drop on the 23rd August 2005. We have no word yet as to what is set to be on the mixtape apart from
CD Universe stating that "Gorilla Pimpin" with Bishop Lamont may well be featured on the release. As soon as we have more news or audio we'll update you, thanks to Gangstauu from the world famous WCC Forums.

Rud

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news 1120508540 - January 1, 1970 By : Yooooooo! All my Los Angeles people, please tune in Tuesday Night, July 5th to 93.5 KDAY to hear Sly Boogy talk about his upcoming projects including DJ F Sharp - California Love Pt.2

And yes, get out your CD or tape recorders because Sly Boogy will be premiering some exclusive new joints with Julio G tomorrow night including the remix to DJ Quik's summer jam "Fandango" which you can catch on DJ F Sharp's - California Love Pt.2 mixtape hittin the streets next week!

Hell we might even leak some more heat off of California Love Pt.2...just make sure you listen tomorrow night --- TUESDAY JULY 5th Julio G & Sly Boogy are gonna chop it up and you are gonna hear some new shit that will appear on DJ F Sharp - California Love Pt.2 hosted by Sly Boogy, Crooked I, & Bishop Lamont.

The artwork will be ready by this Wednsday for all ya'll too...plus more sound clips that I will hook up for ya'll! Not to mention be on the lookout for some more huge projects comin from F Sharp including F Sharp & Re-Up Ent. present California Love Pt.3 hosted by Ras Kass & 40 Glocc!


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news 1121112108 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Warrior and DJ Fatal of the Cali Untouchable DJ's are hitting the Club's this time around with their latest Mixtape "CU Hitz." The Mixtape itself is dedicated to Justo Faison.

With tracks from 50 Cent, Baby Bash, Akon, DJ Quik, B-Real, Crooked I, Bobby Valentino, Syleena Johnson, R.Kelly, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Nelly, Bishop Lamont, Tyrese, SunN.Y, Royce Da 5'9, Ray J, Brooke Valentine, Jermaine Dupri, 2Pac, Q-Tip and many others; this is sure to be the Party starter of the Summer.

For just a little taste of what you can expect, peep the intro in the tracklist below.

Tracklisting:

1.
R.I.P. Justo Mixtapes ..1 Fan - Intro
2. Crooked I HipHopWest.com - Boom Boom Clap
3. DJ Quik Feat. B-Real - Fandango
4. Amerie Feat. Royce Da 5'9"/ Eve - 1 Thing Remix
5. 50 Cent - Just A Lil Bit
6. Baby Bash Feat. Akon - Baby I'm Back
7. Ray J Feat. R. Kelly - Quit Actin
8. Royce Da 5'9" Feat. Sara Stokes - Wet My Whistle
9. Jermaine Dupri Feat. Missy Elliot - Gotta Getcha
10. Daphne Rose - All I've Ever Wanted
11. Bobby Valentino - Tell Me
12. Brooke Valentine Feat. Miss B/ Da Brat/ Remy Martin - Girlfight Remix
13. Young Gunz Feat. 112 - Don't Keep Me Waiting
14. Mariah Carey Feat. Fat Joe - It's Like That (Scott Storch Mix)
15. Syleena Johnson Feat. R. Kelly/ Fabolous - Hypnotic
16. The Game Feat. E-40/ Bosko - She's Mine
17. Nick Cannon Feat. E-40/ Bosko - She's Mine
18. Sunn.Y. Feat. Jermaine Dupri/ Lex Dirty - Introduction
19. Bishop Lamont Feat. Tyrese Aka Black Ty - New West Order
20. Fat Joe Feat. Nelly - Get it Poppin
21. Trillville Feat. Cutty/ Lil Scrappy - Some Cut
22. 2Pac Feat. K-Ci and Jo-Jo - How Do You Want It
23. Beanie Sigel Feat. Snoop Dogg - Don't Stop
24. Stevie Wonder Feat. Q-Tip - So What The Fuss Remix
25. WC Feat. Nelly - Whip Your Ass
26. DJWarrior.biz Outro

Cop it here.

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news 1121974969 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ F Sharp returns with the next volume in his California Love mixtape series teaming up with three of the west coast's most promising major label talent --- Sly Boogy (J Records), Bishop Lamont (Aftermath/Interscope), and Jayo Felony (Treacherous/Universal) who all take the hosting duties on this new mixtape full of more new and exclusive west coast hip hop only brought to you by F Sharp.

Chances are you have already heard about the new DJ F Sharp mixtape as the DJ Quik ft Sly Boogy & B-Real - Fandango Rmx was leaked by F Sharp to major Los Angeles radio station's, Power 106 & 93.5 KDAY, and both stations have recently added the record to their rotations.



This mixtape is now available in record stores from the Bay Area down to San Diego and everywhere in between...It will be available online at mixtape sites like Mixunit.com, Mixtapeone.com, Allmixtapes.com, Mixtapemassacre.com, & More within the next week

DJ F Sharp - California Love Pt.2 Tracklisting:

1. DJ F Sharp ft Jellyroll, B-Real, & Xzibit - Another Night In LA (Exclusive)
2. The Dogg Pound - Push Back
3. Crooked I ft Sly Boogy - Boom Boom Clap Rmx (Exclusive)
4. Game - Around The Way
5. Sean Biggs ft Akon - Never Gonna Get It (World Premier)
6. Snoop Dogg ft Pitbull - In Tha Cut
7. Xzibit ft Snoop Dogg - The Streetsweepers
8. Damani - Only In LA
9. The Dogg Pound - We Dont Give a Fuck (World Premier)
10. Techn9ne ft E-40 - Jelly Sickle
11. Too Short ft Petey Pablo - Gettin Money (Exclusive)
12. Damizza ft Butch Cassidy, Rocket, & Spitfiya - Dont Fuck With Us (Exclusive)
13. Ras Kass - No Love
14. Bishop Lamont ft Chuc Taylor - Move When Its Necessary (World Premier)
15. Kurupt - Throwback Music
16. Sean Biggs ft Knocturnal - I Got It (Exclusive)
17. Sly Boogy - Its Nuthin
18. Chino XL - Killin Em Right Now (Exclusive)
19. Bishop Lamont ft Oh No - Rise & Shine (World Premier)
20. Game - Hard Knock Life
21. Bishop Lamont ft Warren G - Guerilla Pimpin
22. Kurupt ft Warren G - Thats It
23. Bishop Lamont - Do It (Prod. Scott Storch)
24. DJ Quik ft Sly Boogy & B-Real - Fandango Rmx (Exclusive)
25. Daz - Do You Wanna? (World Premier)
26. K Young ft Crooked I - Your So Bad (World Premier)
27. Goapele - Go Freestyle
28. Sly Boogy / Bishop Lamont / Jayo Felony - New West Order Outro

For More Info on F Sharp Feel Free To Email Him: djfsharp@dubcnn.com

Or Visit F Sharp's Websites:
http://www.myspace.com/djfsharp
http://djfsharp.bumsquaddjz.com

Look out for DJ F Sharp & Re-Up Ent present California Love Pt.3 Hosted By Ras Kass & 40 Glocc comin in August!

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news 1122036432 - January 1, 1970 By : Da Riffs production team has been coming up like crazy the last months. After creating a buzz by flooding the Cali Untouchable mixtapes with their beats, they are now taking over the EA Sports soundtracks.

Here is a list of tracks featured on upcoming EA Sports games:

Madden NFL 2006:

Bump J-Move Around (Prouduced By Kanye West)
Chamillionare-Hate In Ya Eyes
Memphis Bleek-Like That (Produced By Swizz Beats)
Papoose-Born To Win (Produced By Da Riffs)
Sam Scarfo-Tear Em Up (Produced By Da Riffs)
Slim Thug-Get It Started (Produced By Da Riffs)
Spider Loc-When I Get Angry (Produced By Da Riffs)
Tech N9ne-The Beast (Produced By Da Riffs)
Stat Quo-Rock Da Party

NBA Live 2006:

Bishop Lamont - We Got Next (Produced By Da Riffs)
Spiderloc - What U Thinking (Produced By Da Riffs)
Chamillionare - Grind Time (Produced by Da Riffs)

The soundtracks look heated as hell, we'll bring you audio as soon as we get it! Shouts out to STS!


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news 1122335686 - January 1, 1970 By : Warren G has been heating up the airwaves lately. After dropping the street single "Guerilla Pimpin'" with Aftermaths newest signee Bishop Lamont, the G-Child now hooked up with B-Real of Cypress Hill for his newest radio song "Get You Down", which just hit the radio stations.

Warren is getting ready to drop his newest solo album "In The Mid-Nite Hour" in September, and is set to drop a mixtape before the album, called "This Is For My DJ's", sometime this summer. Hopefully the dates stick and we don't see the record getting pushed back.

For now check out "Get You Down" below, and lookout for more audio soon:

Warren G - Get You Down (ft. B-Real)

Enjoy!

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news 1122525924 - January 1, 1970 By : The Carson native and Aftermath Records signee, Bishop Lamont, is still hard at work on his own Projects as well as Dr. Dre's D.E.T.O.X. In this Exclusive short Video Interview, Bishop drops insight on all his latest Projects, from his Solo Mixtapes to his Mixtapes with Glasses Malone and others.

Bishop Lamont Speaks

Big ups to Luis for filming this!!

Also, here's a new song with Bishop and ThugLife entitled "Wartime Is Now":

Bishop Lamont feat. Thuglife - Wartime Is Now

Shouts to Shorty!

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news 1122527839 - January 1, 1970 By : This is the New West... By the New West. Big shouts to TJ Santana and the Young Hoggs for putting this entire experience together. Shouts to everyone who came through, Guerilla Black, Crooked I, Young Hoggs, Six Million, Glasses Malone, Spitfiya... Everyone!

In this 8 minute Video feature, you get to hear Bishop Lamont, Spitfiya, Guerilla Black, Six Million and others speak on the State of the West, the original Track, as well as the "All In The Same Gang Pt. 2" track itself, as opposed to other tracks.

So go ahead and peep this. This is that Exclusive shit. Accept no substitutes, you know where you get the hot and Exclusive shit from! Real footage of the West's biggest events!

All In The Same Gang Pt. 2 Video Feature

Shouts to Luis for filming and shouts to RJO for Editing!

New West By The New West!

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news 1123457671 - January 1, 1970 By : Julio G premiered 3 new tracks on K-Day Westside Radio the other day. Shouts out to tuker0 from our Dubcc Forums for the hookup.

First off is a new track by Daz Dillinger called "One Gun", which you can check out below:

Daz Dillinger - One Gun


Next up is a new track by Snoop Dogg and Kurupt. This track has been getting very mixed feedback, check it out for yourself though:

Snoop Dogg - Get Chu Bang On (ft. Kurupt)

And last but not least is the new K-Day drop by Aftermaths Bishop Lamont and Warren G:

Bishop Lamont & Warren G - K-Day Drop

Enjoy!




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news 1123628771 - January 1, 1970 By : Aftermaths latest addition Bishop Lamont, who I've been pumping up for ya'll for over a year, is featured on the cover of the latest Songbuz: Urban Music Guide. They talk about him grinding hard on the streets with his "Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal" mixtape, his signing to Dr. Dre, and how DUBCNN.com was the first website to be up on Bishops shit.

I have the scans below for ya'll, shouts out to the homie Yah Golden/Keepin' It Real for the hookup!

Bishop Lamont - Songbuz Cover

Bishop Lamont - Songbuz Article

Enjoy, and shouts out to Songbuz for recognising the real!

Nima

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news 1123829162 - January 1, 1970 By : In some form, whether you recognize the name or not, you will of heard of Styliztik Jones. He laced the arcade classic soundtrack "True Crimes Streets of L.A.", with a stellar cast featuring Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg and Bishop Lamont. He's featured on numerous mixtapes such as new talented producer J Wells Presents the "Wolfpac Mixtape Vol.1" and his "Digital Master" albums, both of which have received excellent reviews.

At long last Styliztik Jones has stopped off at dubcnn to drop some information on the prequel to his upcoming solo project "A Thousand Words" with an aptly titled mixtape, "Mixtape Masterpiece". It is set to feature Tha Liks, Kurupt, Roscoe, DJ Revolution and Mr. Public Enemy number one himself Chuck D. It was only a matter of time before Styliztk Jones burst on the scene with his lyrical onslaught. "A Thousand Words" is set to be released in January 2006. Styliztik Jones is also down with the cat i feature who gets rave reviews, Flixx so look out for some heat coming your way soon!

We have audio coming so sit tight for that until then check out the images you can click on, left is Styliztik Jones and on the right you can see J-Ro, J Wells & Styliztik Jones. Until im back with the audio check our Exclusive J Wells Video Interview (From May 2005)

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news 1124694701 - January 1, 1970 By : Warren G is set to emerge from relative obscurity following his four year solo absence with the release, "In The Mid-Nite Hour". The album's cover is on the right, click to enlarge, and the tracklist is below with the first single which we dropped last month available for download. The release date is still scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, 2005, no word yet whether there will be a video or any promotion whatsoever. In the meantime it's up to you the fans to spread the word, let as many people as you can know that Warren G is dropping a new album, once again its up to the Westcoast Fans to stand up and promote the artists we want to hear music from.


There is a healthy mix of talent, both new and old on the release, showcasing where Warren has evolved from and in what direction he now heads. Lookout for some smooth music between the 213 brethren and of course some fire from Bishop Lamont. Production on the release is set to be from Warren G, Marlon Williams & Raphael Saadiq. The release is set to drop through Light Year & Hawino. More news, audio and information as we get it! Until then, get promoting! And tell them who sent you!

1) Intro (Shhhhh)
2) We Need Each Other (Feat. Chevy & Bishop Lamont)
3) Make It Do What It Do (Feat. Bishop Lamont & Ray sample)
4) In Case Some Sh*t Go Down (Feat. Mike Jones & Frank Lee White)
5) I Need A Light (Feat. Nate Dogg)
6) Get U Down (Feat. B Real and Side Effect)
7) A Chronic Break
8) Weed Song (Feat. Frank Lee White The Greatest)
9) Wheels Keep Spinning
10) PYT (Feat. Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg)
11) Walk These Streets (Feat. Raphael Saadiq)
12) Guerilla Pimpin' (Feat. Bishop Lamont)
13) Turn It Up Loud (Feat. Chuck Taylor)
14) Mid-Nite Hour (Feat. Nate Dogg)
15) I Like Dat There (Feat. Bishop Lamont)
16) Yessir (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
17) Ahh (Feat. Bishop Lamont, Frank Lee White, Chuck Taylor)
18) All I Ask of You (Feat. Frank Lee White, Bishop Lamont & Chevy)



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news 1124820595 - January 1, 1970 By : After putting out U Know What It Is Vol. 3 with Game, which featured the monumental "300 Bars," DJ Skee is hitting the streets full speed with his latest Mixtape. This time he enlisted the help of Chicago Super Producer Kanye West to host the tape. WestSide Hype Vol. 1 features exclusive Freestyles from Kanye West, The Game, Ras Kass, Bun B, Paul Wall and others.

Skee premiere's tracks like Dr. Dre and Game's "Here We Go," Stat Quo's Dre Produced "Oppurtunity," Young Jeezy with the God MC Jay-Z and the Bronx Bomber Fat Joe "Go Crazy Remix," and the full version of Crooked I's "Cali Boys."He shows crazy love to the New West by being the first Mixtape DJ to release "Same Gang 2005" which features Bishop Lamont, Crooked I, Spitfiya, Spider Loc, Guerilla Black, Glasses Malone, Young Hoggs, Big Wy and Six Million.

Below in the Tracklist, you can get a Snippet of one of The Game's Tracks as well as Crooked I over the Above The Law classic "Black Superman" from the Mixtape... Courtesy of DJ Skee himself!

Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Kanye West Freestyle
03.
Crooked I Freestyle
04. Game Freestyle
05. Ras Kass Freestyle
06. T.I. Freestyle
07. Jae Millz Freestyle
08. Glasses Malone Freestyle
09. Twista Freestyle
10. Heat Freestyle
11. Stat Quo Freestyle
12. Krondon/Phil Da Agony Freestyle
13. Paul Wall/Bun B Freestyle
14. Xzibit Freestyle
15. Techniec Freestyle
16. Spider Loc Freestyle
17. Spitfiya Freestyle
18. Sean Biggs Freestyle
19. Dr. Dre/Game "Here We Go" *Hype Premiere*
20. Kanye West/Game "Crack Music" *Hype Premiere*
21. Stat Quo/Dr. Dre "Oppurtunity" *Hype Premiere*
22. Sheek "Set It Off" *Hype Premiere*
23. Kurupt/2Pac/Eastwood "My Homeboys" *Hype Premiere*
24. Young Jeezy/Jay-Z/Fat Joe "Go Crazy Remix" *Hype Premiere*
25. David Banner/Twista "Put That On Everything" *Hype Premiere*
26. Crooked I "Cali Boys" *Hype Premiere*
27. Kanye West/Paul Wall "Drive Slow" *Hype Premiere*
28. Bishop Lamont/Crooked I/Spitfiya/Spider Loc/Guerilla Black/Glasses Malone/Young Hoggs/Big Wy/Six Million "Same Gang 2005" *Hype Premiere*
29. Young Nes
30. Mykestro

Here's the Back Cover

Cop it at DJSkee.com!!!

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news 1124900639 - January 1, 1970 By : The upcoming soundtrack to the NBA Live 2006 video game is set to be another Hip-Hop banger! Amongst the featured artists are Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont, Chali 2na, Spider Loc, Jurassic 5 and many more. This release is the follow up to NBA Live 2005 which featured, The D.O.C, Stat Quo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and many more. We'll bring you audio on this as soon as we get some as always, so stay tuned! Shouts out to STS. Check out a list of the songs set to be featured on the soundtrack below:

Afu-Ra - God Of Rap
Jae Millz - Streetz Melting (Produced By Swizz Beats)
Nore Ft. Gemstar, Big Mato - Deportes EA
Chali 2na Ft. Anthony Hamilton - Dont Stop
Bishop Lamont Ft. Chewy Jones - We Got Next (Produced By Da Riffs)
Busta Rhymes Ft. Q-Tip - For The Nasty
Jurrasic 5 - In The House
Lupe Fiasco - Tilted
Chamillonnire - Grind Time (Produced By Da Riffs)
Stat Quo - Like Dat
Spider Loc - Elementary (Produced By Da Riffs)


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news 1126952876 - January 1, 1970 By : As we have been reporting over the past 8 weeks, Warren G is scheduled to release his fifth studio CD, "In The Mid-Nite Hour," on October 11, 2005. The album, his first solo release in five years, has the single "Get U Down," featuring B Real and Watts-based soul singers Side Effect which is currently blazing radio including Power 106 and The Beat. According to Warren G the album is a portrayal of Warren Gs musical take of what happens as the clock ticks past the big one-two: "A lot of things go on in the midnight hour, but I stayed up in the midnight hour making this record. I touch on everything and it's bundled in one big ball of funk."

With a 2005 edge to his trademark smoothed-out sound, the G child stays on the same course that led him to gold and platinum CD success, those classic hits "Regulate," "This DJ" and "I Want It All."

Along with Warren on "In The Mid-Nite Hour," are other guest collaborators including Raphael Saadiq, young rising star, Aftermaths Bishop Lamont, G Funk Productions Frank Lee White (the latter two intro-ed to Warren by half-brother Dr. Dre), G Funk Productions Chuck Taylor, and Chevy Jones. Chop and screw rap expert Mike Jones gets down with Warren and watches his back on "In Case Some Sh$# Go Down, the albums second single.

The aforementioned single, "Get U Down," tackles a myriad of issues, from black-onbrown violence in Los Angeles to our military entanglements in the Middle East, and a special version, "Get U Down Part 2" featuring a special dedication to Hurricane Katrina
victims as well as guest spots by Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, reminding people to stay strong and positive. Details are currently being worked out so that proceeds from various downloads of "Part 2" will go to the Red Cross to help Katrina aid relief efforts: "A lot of people arent really touching on whats going on and they gotta wake up, even though we go through hard times you still have to smile, know that God is gonna work it out. Thats for the victims of Katrina and everybody around the world thats going through stressful times."

Kevin Hunter will direct the "Get U Down Part 2" video which will be shot next week in different Cali locales with Warren G, B Real, Snoop and Cube. Paul Hunter will then shoot, "In Case Some Sh$# Go Down" shortly after that.


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news 1127729553 - January 1, 1970 By : Bishop Lamont has arrived! Aftermath's newest signee is currently in the studio with Dr. Dre, as the whole camp is working on Dre's highly anticipated album "Detox", which will probably see the light of day sometime in 2006.

Until Bishop gets to shine on the 'Math, he'll be staying on his street grind which got him where he is now, and keep dropping heat on mixtapes and soundtracks. You might have heard the song I got for ya'll right now, but if you haven't, this is a must check. It's from "E-A Sports Soundtrack Vol. 1" and was produced by Da Riffs, so you know it's gonna be dope. It sounds like Tony Yayo is doing ad-libs on the chorus, no confirmation on that though...

A hard ass track, check it out below:

Bishop Lamont - I'm A Soldier (Prod. by Da Riffs)

Enjoy, and check back with us soon for the latest on Bishop Lamont!

Nima

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news 1129122075 - January 1, 1970 By : You might have heard about Suga Free's project "Suga Free's Secret Congregation: Beta Bossalini & Macnificent Tha Pimp" which was set to drop this summer, but has gotten pushed back.

Well I have the pleasure of bringing you the first single off the project, called "Pimpin' In The Year 3000", produced by South Gates own J Steez. Exclusive only to dubcnn of course.

The song has a real old school feel, extremely funky. Those who have heard J Steez past productions know what I mean. Check out the song for yourself below, and check back with us for more news on this project as we get it!

Download the song below:

Suga Free, Beta Bossalini & Macnificent Tha Pimp - Pimpin' In The Year 3000 (Prod. by J Steez)

Also all of you in the L.A. area, check out the flyer for an exlcusive J Steez is throwing November 12th at the Aquarium Way in Long Beach, CA. Performances include Glasses Malone, Young Brown, the Young Hoggs and more. Invited guests include Suga Free, Guerilla Black, Bishop Lamont, 40 Glocc and many more. Also DJ Warrior will be on the wheels of steel spinning that night. Of course, DUBCNN.com will be in the house putting it down!

J Steez Pres, "Cali Breeze" Yacht Party - FRONT | J Steez Pres. "Cali Breeze" Yacht Party - BACK

Stay tuned!

Nima

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news 1129126462 - January 1, 1970 By : Awww sh*t! The New West is in full effect and can't be stopped! And neither can dubcnn with all these exclusives.. oh boy! I got "West Coast: The Anthem" for ya'll today, from the upcoming Kila Krock & Stix mixtape called "Heaven And Hell".

The track features Kila Krock, Stix, Giftee, Chevy Jones, Young Flawless & Candice Play. This is raw talent ya'll. The joint was produced by none other than rising beat machine Dem Jointz, who's been lacing everybody, from Chevy Jones to Bishop Lamont with banging tracks.

Download the track below, and be on the lookout for the "Heaven And Hell Mixtape" dropping at the end of October on Sleeptight Entertainment.

Kila Krock, Stix, Giftee, Chevy Jones, Young Flawless & Candice Play - West Coast: The Anthem

This is just the beginning......

Kila Krock & Stix - "Heaven & Hell: The Mixtape" coming SOON... Stay tuned!

Nima

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news 1129448481 - January 1, 1970 By : Last week Disko, the 24 year old Rapper/Producer, who hails from Inglewood, CA that we have been dropping news and audio on since July, got in touch with new material from his forthcoming record, "Tha Proof." The response was immense, it's good to see people getting behind new artists - remember where most people first heard Bishop Lamont...yea you know it. Disko has been in touch once again, this time with 2 more tracks for his newly established following and a much brought forward release date!


We initially had been told "Tha Proof" would hit streets and stores in December however Disko has since changed that to October 31st so you need not wait long for your fix of 21 Disko tracks! Once again i have included all the audio we have so far premiered and the two new tracks for your listening pleasure. Please listen, spread and drop feedback and thoughts over at the forums

New Audio
Disko - Put Ya Money On Disko
Disko - G-A-N-G-S-T-A

Previous Audio
Disko - Knock Knock
Disko - Gangsterism
Disko - Inglewood Swangin (Feat. Big Wy of The Relativez)
Disko - This Is 4 Tha Westside

We will be informing you of all the stores and online places you can buy "Tha Proof" as soon as possible! Until then Disko asked me to let ya's know if you need any beats or mastering or want to get at him then call, 323-330-4255 and tell him where you got it from, dubcnn.

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news 1129577712 - January 1, 1970 By : We have a problem... Compton?

Problem's new mixtape The Round 2 Knockout Punch features G-Malone of BlackWall Street, Bishop Lamont, Mykstro, HoodaJohn of Compton, Crooked I, DaeOne, Producer Divers and Terrance Martin.

Problem is pleased with the project and says he "can't wait to let his fans know his album is coming soon." His Derang Ent has a few MAJOR DEAL offers on the table from Sony, Interscope and Virgin.

"It's only a matter of time before I get my spotlight on. I believe in my team and they believe in me. We are blessed over man!"

For a bigger size of the front cover and the back cover (which has the tracklisting) check out below.

Front Cover
Back Cover (With Tracklisting)

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news 1129581265 - January 1, 1970 By : L.A.'s Mixtape King, DJ Warrior did it again! He hit us with 4 Mixtapes last month (2 Of which are up for free download here, the other 2 are at Raptalk.net). This month he's dropping 2 monster Mixtapes. One is the Long awaited West Coast Mixtape Kings series.

Teaming up with his partner in crime DJ Strong and enlisting West Coast legends Julio G and Kam to host this Mixtape, which is loaded with nothing but exclusives and world premieres, by the way. It features almost All West Coast Legends and Up and Comers such as: Self Scientific, Mitchy Slick, The Game, Snoop, Ras Kass, Kam, Daz, Kurupt, Tray Deee (from Jail!!), Crooked I, Suga Free, Spider Loc, E-40, Too Short, Ya Boy, Keak Da Sneak, Balance, and many more!!!

Yes, you read correctly, Mr. Eastside Long Beach is on this, Tray Deee. And it's not some pre-recorded shit either. Warrior and Strong got Tray Deee on the phone, one for an interview, two for a song with Baby C Style. Others have bullshitted the fans about getting Tray Deee on the phone for an interview, Warrior and Strong just make shit happen!!

Intro was done by none another than The King Of Mixtapes himself, Justo, just before he passed away (R.I.P.). On top of that it's dedicated to Justo, Mixtape Awards Founder; DJ Threat (R.I.P.), DJ Screw (R.I.P.), DJ Mixmaster Spade and other falled DJ's that are not around anymore. Their Legacy is here forever.

Not only are the freestyles and songs exclusive and/or world premiere's, there's Exclusive productions from DJ Warrior's producer J.Classic. Also, Battle Cat, Da Riffs, J.Wells and other top producers in the game. With artists from San Deigo to The Bay "This is a West Coast Thing." A must have classic mixtape cd provided by the Cali Uuntouchable DJ's DJ Warrior & DJ Strong.

Here's the tracklisting with a bunch of Snippets courtesy of RapTalk.net and Cali Untouchable's. Also he's a larger version of the Cover

01. DJ Warrior & DJ Strong HipHopWest.com Intro
02. Justo Fasion (R.I.P.) Interlude (Mixtapes #1 Fan)
03. Ras Kass International Shit *Prod. By J Classic
04. The Game & Sun Smoke Never *World Premiere
05. Mark Spitz feat. Mike Jones & Paul Wall LBC 2 Houston
06. Julio G (KDAY 93.5) Speaks pt.1
07. Ras Kass Exclusive Freestyle *World Premiere
08. Ras Kass & Bad Azz Welcome Back Home *World Premiere
09. Planet Asia Cali Untouchable *Exclusive *Prod. by Da Riffs
10. Kurupt DPGD UP *Exclusive *Prod. By J Wells
11. Snoop Dogg Unreleased Joint *Exclusive*
12. Kam - Speaks pt.1
13. Kam Exclusive DJ Warrior Freestyle *World Premiere *Prod. by Da Riffs
14. X1, Suga Free, Too Short, E-40 I Want You *World Premiere
15. Julio G (KDAY 93.5) Speaks pt.2
16. Bishop Lamont (Aftermath) Exclusive Freestyle *World Premiere *Prod. By Da Riffs
17. Boretta, Daz & Crooked I Exclusive Freestyle *World Premiere
18. Jayo Felony West Coast Mixtape Kings *World Premiere *Prod. By Da Riffs*
19. Kam Speaks pt.2
20. Spider Loc (G-Unit) Exclusive DJ Warrior Freestyle *World Premiere* *Prod. By Da Riffs*
21. Crooked I Exclusive DJ Warrior Freestyle *World Premiere *Prod By Da Riffs*
22. Balance feat. Keek Da Sneak What Up Remix (New Shit)
23. Quiz & Glasses Malone (Blackwalll Street) Its Nothing *World Premiere
24. Prime & Daz Do You Want To *World Premiere
25. Mitch Slick , Tiny Doo, Damu Drug Flipin *World Premiere
26. Remo Da Rap Star Exclusive DJ Warrior Freestyle *World Premiere
27. Scipio Exclusive DJ Warrior Freestyle *World Premiere *Prod. By Battlecat
28. Self Scientific Chaces Theme *World Premiere *Prod by DJ Khalil
29. Stacks & The Game Sitting In My Six Foe *New Shit*
30. Young Hootie Exclusive DJ Warrior Freestyle *World Premiere *Prod. by J Classic/The Warriorz*
31. Tray Deee (Eastsidaz) Exclusive Phone Interview Live From The L.A. County Jail
32. Baby C Style & Tray Deee (Spittin Live On The Phone Fom The Jail House) Gangsta Shit *Exclusive*
33. Blunts LLA Exclusive DJ Warrior Freestyle *World Premiere*
34. Julio G (KDAY 93.5) Speaks pt.3
35. Kartoon (Ruff Ryders West) Exclusive DJ Warrior Freestyle *World Premiere *Prod. By J Classic/The Warriorz*
36. Ricashay & YA Boy - You Dont Want it Wit Us *Exclusive*
37. Lil Tony Exclusive DJ Strong Freestyle *World Premiere*
38. Lil Bam Negro League Freestyle *Exclusive*
39. Blaze, Layzie Bone Anything You Want *Prod. By Dr. Dre*
40. Bullet feat. Petey Pablo Throw Your Sets Up *Exclusive*
41. Julio G & Kam Outro
42. Jihad Crunk In Da Club *prod. By J Classic/Tha Warriorz
43. Bambino & Young Showcase Los Angeles (World Premiere)
44. DJ Warrior & DJ Strong HipHopWest.com Outro

Get your copy now at HipHopWest.com

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news 1130440486 - January 1, 1970 By : Back in August we gave you information on the soundtrack to the NBA Live 2006 video game. Artists featured on the release include Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont, Chali 2na, Spider Loc, Jurassic 5 and many more. This release is the follow up to NBA Live 2005 which featured, The D.O.C, Stat Quo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and many more. We have now got a track from the release, the record "We Got Next," by Aftermath's latest recruit Bishop Lamont.

Bishop wastes no time in ripping apart the Da Riffs produced banger while Chevy Jones handles the hook in unison with the westcoasts hottest new talent. Check out the track below as well as a list of the songs featured on the soundtrack.

Afu-Ra - God Of Rap
Bishop Lamont -
We Got Next (Feat. Chevy Jones) (Produced By Da Riffs)
Black Eyed Peas - My Style
Chali 2na - Dont Stop (Feat. Anthony Hamilton)
Chamillonnire - Grind Time (Produced By Da Riffs)
Fort Minor - Remember The Name
Jae Millz - Streetz Melting (Produced By Swizz Beats)
Jurrasic 5 - In The House
Lupe Fiasco - Tilted
M.I.A. - Bucky Done
Nore - Deportes EA (Feat. Gemstar, Big Mato)
Q-Tip - For The Nasty (Feat. Busta Rhymes)
Spider Loc - Elementary (Produced By Da Riffs)
Stat Quo - Like Dat
Tego Calderon - Mil Cosas
The Perceptionists - Let's Move

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news 1130719299 - January 1, 1970 By : Quiz & Mykestro are having a release party together for the release of their new mixtapes titled respectively "Next Up" and "Quality Over Quantity". The release party is taking place at Club Ice in Hollywood on Friday November 4th, with none other than Battlecat and DJ Dense on the wheels of steel. Other invited guests include Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Warren G, DJ Warrior and many more.

Check out both flyers for the party below:

Quiz Flyer - Mixtape Release Party | Mykestro Flyer - Mixtape Release Party

Incase you're not familiar with these two artists, here is a track from each of them to check out:

Quiz - It's Nuthin' (ft. G-Malone) (Prod. by Golden Eye)

Mykestro - DJ Skee Freestyle

These are definitely two of the top artists from the New West, so don't sleep!

Nima

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news 1130958149 - January 1, 1970 By : "Mr. Play Your Position" Dow Jones and "The Carolina King" DJ Chuck T are slapping you in the face with their sophomore installment in their ground breaking "Southwest Connect" series. Southwest Connect Vol. 2 (Da Re Up): Back On Da Block is packed with new and exclusive music from some of today's premier West Coast and Down South artists.

This is also DJ Chuck T's first release after being inducted into G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid's Shadyville DJ Coalition. The Mixtape Southern side features Boyz N Da Hood with new member Lil Wayne, the Screwed Up Clique remix to Chamillionaire's "Turn It Up," as well as Veteran Tela, teaming up again with Eightball & MJG and Jazze Pha to rekindle the the Suave House days. On the West Coast side, Blunts L.L.A., Keak Da Sneak, Balance, Cavie, Young Dre and Self Scientific along with others contribute as they hold down the Pacific side of things!

Tracklisting:

DJ Chuck T "The Lord and Savior of Southern Mixtapes"
01. Notorious B.I.G ft. T.I. & Slim Thug - Breaking Old Habits
02. Chamillionaire Ft. The S.U.C - Turn It Up (S.U.C. Remix)
03. Paul Wall Ft. The Swisha House - They Don't Know (Remix)
04. Nelly Ft. Paul Wall & J.D. - Grillz
05. Boyz N Da Hood (Introducing Lil' Wayne) - Nutt Check
06. Young Jeezy Ft. Juelz Santana & Lil' Wayne - Imma Show You
07. Hot Wright Ft. M.O.S - Bang Bang
08. Trillville - Nothing Less
09. Three Six Mafia - Ride (Not On Album)
10. T.I. - Battlegrounds (Full Song)
11. Dem Franchise Boyz - Lean Wit' It
12. Young Buck Ft. Tony Yayo - Gangsta Nigga
13. Tela Ft. 8-Ball & MJG and Jazze Pha - Love The Game

Dow Jones "Mr. Play Your Position"
14. Southwest Connect-Intro prod. by Dow Jones
15. Blunts LLA -I'm Ruthless
16. Al Gator-Good Wit Numbers
17. Mitchy Slick ft. Tiny Doo & Damu-Drug Flippin prod. by Dubb Knox
18. Lil Wayne-New Orleans
19. Balance-Who U Wit
20. Ice Cube ft. Wc-Chrome & Paint
21. Outkast-Rats & Roaches
22. Self Scientific ft. Kombo-Balance prod. by DJ Khalil
23. Roscoe P Coldchain-Fuk Amerika
24. Bishop Lamont-We Got Next prod. by Da Riffs
25. Keak Da Sneak ft. Turf Talk-Freaks
26. Warren G ft. Bishop Lamont & Chevy Jones-We Need Each Other
27. JR Ewing ft. Knocturnal-On The Block
28. Cavie ft. Young Dre-West Coast prod. by LT Hutton


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news 1132562146 - January 1, 1970 By : Rising West Coast producers Da Riffs have been creating a buzz by landing hits on all the latest E-A Sports releases, and they are not ready to stop grinding until they get their well deserved recognition. The homegirl Abby just hit me off with 4 brand new exclusive freestyles recorded for Da Riffs, spit by none other than Crooked I, Bishop Lamont, Spider Loc & Planet Asia.

Don't sleep on these, the MC's spit some raw shit on their respective tracks, and with Da Riffs production, you know you can't go wrong!

Crooked I - Da Riffs Freestyle

Bishop Lamont - Closer

Spider Loc - Blood Everywhere Freestyle

Planet Asia - Vicous Freestyle

Lookout for more audio real soon, and incase you missed our exclusive interview with Da Riffs a few months ago, read up on that here.

Nima

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news 1132703238 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Rampage is here! Incase you haven't heard about the Los Angeles native yet, I am here to help you out your misery! Growing up in Hawthorne, Rampage started messing with the turntables at an early age, and he was given his moniker by none other than Kurupt Young Gotti himself, when he was 14, after a studio session.

Rampage is part of The Specialists crew, and has been pumping out mixtape after mixtape lately, increasing his buzz. He's also been on tour in the states and overseas, recently touring Germany with Houston.

His official website has just launched, check it out now at
WeWantRampage.com. You will find all the informaton regarding the man right there, from all his mixtapes, to his bio, aswell as some audio.

I have a couple of his covers up for ya'll to check out below, this is just some of his latest releases:

The Frontlinerz - Gangstream Vol. 1 (MIXED BY DJ RAMPAGE)

DJ Rampage Presents... Listen N Learn Vol. 1 (Hosted by Talib Kweli)

DJ Rampage Presents... I'm On Tha Radio Vol.1

DJ Rampage & Guerilla Black Present... The Hood Affiliated Mixtape

DJ Rampage Presents... The Takeover 2005

DJ Rampage Presents... Revolutionary Muzik (Hosted by Benzino)

DJ Rampage - Beatzone Mixtape

DJ Rampage also mixed the latest Kila Krock & Stix - "Heaven & Hell" mixtape which I got an update on for ya'll tomorrow.

I had the chance to catch up with Rampage for a video interview recently, where he spoke on many different topics, from his DJ'ing, to working with the likes of Bishop Lamont, Kila Krock, Glasses Malone etc, to the difference between REAL DJ's, and people who just put DJ in front of their names. Be on the lookout for that interview dropping very soon aswell.

Once again, the adress is WeWantRampage.com, make sure to check it out and support DJ Rampage, the boy is a real DJ. If you got a show, an event, whatever, get at Rampage, the contact info is on his website.

Nima

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news 1134228812 - January 1, 1970 By : War Doggz/Aftermath artist Bishop Lamont is back with a new track for ya'll! Shouts out to Abby & Shameless Entertainment for the audio. Bishop has been locked in the studio lately recording tons of new material, here is one of the recent tracks he completed called "I'm A Warrior", produced by XL:

Bishop Lamont - I'm A Warrior

Enjoy, and check back with us VERY soon for some new Bishop. You already know!

Nima

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news 1134749404 - January 1, 1970 By : As we revealed in November, Watts native, Glasses Malone saw the light at the end of the tunnel of all the hard work and constant grinding, a deal with Sony worth $1.7 million. To celebrate the landmark deal he is having a signing party on Thursday December 22nd at The Grand Ave Nightclub in Downtown L.A. You can go down and attend if you are over 18 and if you are 21+ you can take advantage of Glasses Malones hospitality with a Free bar all night! You can expect music from DJ Dense & DJ Rampage as well as live performances from Glasses Malone, Kam, Bishop Lamont & Warren G. To get more information on the event then click the flyer on the left!

We had chance to speak with Glasses Malone just last month following the announcment of the mammoth deal, if you missed it just click here. Look for more news from this event soon.

Rud

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news 1134752002 - January 1, 1970 By : He's Young and his fans are getting Restless. The Bay Area Mixtape King, Balance, is finally ready to drop his long awaited solo debut, Young & Restless, on his Ayindemusic label through SMC/Fontana/Universal Distribution. With Production from E-A-Ski & CMT, Damien Taylor, Left of The Frontline, Shonuff, Aristotle, and Erk Tha Jerk. And features from E-A-Ski, The Frontline, Chamillionire and Keak Da Sneak. What more can one ask from this New Bay representer? As he is still finishing up the last few songs on the album to be turned so he can meet his release date of March 7th, 2006.


When asked if he was going to be keeping the album more Bay oriented, Balance responded:

"Mainly, but the music sounds nation wide. I'm tryin to compete with the Juelz Santanas, Saigons, Bishop Lamonts, Glasses Malones."

Balance also told Dubcnn about some new songs he's been working on:

"I just did a song with Scipio called "New West," supposed to have all the New West cats. E-A-Skis album. Not too much. I don't wear myself out, feel me? I think thats the number one problem Hip Hop faces."

It doesn't stop there, Balance is going to be writing a movie slated for release sometime in 2007. We asked where Balance would be in 5 years, he states:

"Screenwriting for my 1st movie called Twelve. [Its] about a bank robbery going wrong...I don't wanna give the plot away, but its crazy. More than just a bank robbery."

Now onto the audio, Balance hit us off with a clean version of his new track, "Gotta Get It" produced by Oakland vet, E-A-Ski. Check it out below:

Balance - Gotta Get It (Prod. E-A-Ski).

Young & Restless in stores March 7th, 2006 on Ayindemusic/SMC/Fontana.

SGV

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news 1135708881 - January 1, 1970 By : "Eastside Westside It's The Same Thang, We All In The Same Gang" - The Dynamic Duo of J.Classic & DJ Warrior are back at it again! This time, they remix this summer's monumental track "All In The Same Gang Part II" which we premiered here first, before any other Website, even DJ. The song still features Aftermath's Bishop Lamont, Sony's G.Malone, Guerilla Black, Crooked I, Six Million, Young Hoggs, Big Wy, Spider Loc and Spitfiya.

J.Classic & Warrior provide an-old-school-meets-new-school-funked out track. You'll be hearing the name J.Classic a lot more, as he and Warrior are now the Production tandem, known as The Warriorz.

J.Classic himself can be heard doing beats on the new Mack 10 album, as well as doing stuff for Red Cafe, B2K's Lil Fizz, Kurupt and Petey Pablo. You also heard him on Cali Untouchable Radio Pt. 7: South West Trill Edition knocking out a couple heaters for Bun B.

The "Same Gang Remix" will be featured on the long awaited Ill Street Dues Pt. 3 hosted by Talib Kweli and G.Malone, dropping in next month. This is the Cali Untouchable DJ's, DJ Warrior and J.Classic Holiday gift to all their fans. So peep it below:

Tha Warriorz & The New West - All In The Same Gang Remix (Prod. Tha Warriorz)

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news 1137131436 - January 1, 1970 By : 2005 was a big year for L.A.'s DJ Skee. He put out the contraversial YouKnowWhatItIs Vol. 3 with Game, his first installment of WestSide Hype hosted by Kanye West, not to mention Ghost Unit and Stop Snitchin' Stop Lyin', respectively, with Game, as well. 2005 seen Skee link up with DJ's like Big Mike, NJD and the legendary DJ Clue on some of those projects. Well, starting the year off right, Skee's releasing Part 2 in his Westside Hype series.

This time around, Skee hits us with more exclusive Freestyles the top artists Coast to Coast. But, don't think this is one of those Mixtapes by a West Coast DJ with nobody West Coast on it. Skee enlisted exclusives and appearances from The Game, Snoop, Daz, Kurupt, the Black Wall Street, Crooked I, Bishop Lamont, Damani, Omar Cruz and Ice Cube and many more to hold the left side down. Expect to see features from Lil Wayne, Scarface, Rock Star, Busta Rhymes, Trae and others reppin' their respective areas on the Mixtape as well. As Skee puts it: "Listeners are sure to get their fix of exclusives and flavor straight out of L.A.!! Believe the Hype!!"

Now, before I get to the Exclusive Audio... As only Dubcnn does it, I got some news on some Upcoming DJ Skee releases. Look at for:

Game Presents The Black Wall Street
The Game - Best Of Game Volume 1
Techniec - The Beach Boy
Eastwood - Selfmade / With Me Or Against Me
Crooked I - Young Boss Volume 2
Spit Fiya - Boyz In The Hood
Westside Hype Volume 3

If you're not equipped with Sirius yet... STOP SLEEPING! If Howard Stern isn't enough to get you over there, then you'll be pleased to hear DJ Skee's top rated Sirius show, Westside Hype Radio, every Saturday night at Midnight Eastern / 9PM Pacific. Which is now syndicated overseas through Australia & Europe (check your local listings!).

Skee will be dropping a Major Announcement regarding his Radio Programming very soon.

Below, in the Westside Hype Volume 2 Tracklisting you'll find four Exclusive downloads courtesy of Skee himself. Solo Freestyle's from Game, Techniec, Eastwood and Inglewood's Damani. Also, you'll find the "Never Snitch" Remix with Game and Scarface and Ras Kass' "Jackin' for Dirty" that we posted a while ago. Shouts to Skee!!

Tracklisting:

01. Intro f/ Mac Minister
The Hype (Exclusive Freestyles):
02. Game
03. Eastwood
04. Lil Wayne
05. Daz & Kurupt
06. Techniec
07. Bad Lucc
08. Damani
09. Kato
10. Topic
11. Omar Cruz
12. Spit Fiya
13. Bishop Lamont
14. G.A.G.E. (Aftermath)
15. Chamillionaire
16. Rock Star
17. Pac Ten
18. Trae
Hype Premiers:
19. Scarface / Game "Never Snitch Remix"
20. Fat Joe "Niggaz Get Killed 4 Less"
21. Ras Kass "Jackin 4 Beats"
22. Trae "Swang"
23. Busta Rhymes "The Crown"
24. Attitude "First Things First"
25. Crooked I "Creased Khaki Flow"
26. Ice Cube "Child Support"
27. Bishop Lamont "Warrior"
28. Crooked I "Crazy Ho's"
29. Damani / Too Short "Gotta Stay Paid"
30. Daz f/ Snoop Dogg & Kurupt "All I Need Remix"
Unsigned Hype:
31. B.O.M.B. "Get That $"

Get your orders in now:
Orders@DJSkee.com

As always, hit up, DJSkee.com

SGV

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news 1137447569 - January 1, 1970 By : Tha Alkaholiks are back with their final group album on January 24th and have released a video to accompany the single, "The Flute Song." The album "Firewater" (click to read the dubcnn review of the album) will feature all new tracks from the crew as well as appearances from King T, Bishop Lamont & Styliztik Jones. You can view dubcnn's release date information page for the new album for more details and audio here.

The video for "The Flute Song" dipictes Tha Alkaholiks doing what they do best, drinking, smoking and touring.

As they exclusively told us in the interview they conducted with us in November it was mainly shot on tour and shows them on stage and travelling, look out for cameos from Ice-T & Snoop Dogg amongst others.

Tha Alkaholiks - The Flute Song (QuickTime Video) | (Windows Media Video)

Check out the video and read the review and release date pages and make sure you support the legends when the album drops on January 24th.

Rud

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news 1137709882 - January 1, 1970 By : Last year DJ Nik Bean showed us Part 1 of "How The West Was Won", a mixtape hosted by Sly Boogy of the I.E. He is back now with a collection of World Premieres from artists including, Young Hootie, Damani and El Dorado Red combined with the latest and hottest tracks from the left side including tracks from Daz, Snoop, Bishop Lamont, Ice Cube, Scipio, Cypress Hill, Balance and many more. The full tracklisting of the release is available below and we have audio from some of the tracks exclusive to dubcnn.com.


01) Damani & DjNikBean.com Intro
02) Daz Ft. Snoop Dogg & Kurupt - All I Need G-Mixx (Dirty Version)
03) Tha Alkaholiks - The Flute Song (LaLaLa)
04) Bishop Lamont - I'm a Warrior
05) Tookie Final Words 1
06) Kurupt - Yes I'm Quiccer
07) Young Hootie - Freestyle (World Premier)
08) Tookie Final Words 2
09) Ice Cube ft. Snoop Dogg - You Got Alot
10) Yukmouth - Get Rich or Die Snitchin (G-Unit Diss)
11) Ice Cube - Child Support
12) Tookie Final Words 3
13) Scipio - Street Dreams(Dear Governor)
14) Damani Speaks 1
15) Damani - Gotta Stay Paid
16) Diamonique Ft. Lil Rob - Grillz (Cali Remix)
17) Cypress Hill - Beyond L.A.
18) Tookie Final Words 4
19) DPGC - Real Soon
20) Twista - Thug Sex (Unreleased) NOT ON ALBUM
21) Damani Speaks 2
22) Balance - Gotta Get It
23) Tha Realest Ft. Crooked I & Ambrosia - Pressurez Of Man (Exclusive)
24) Damani Speaks 3
25) Damani - Live @ the Staples Center (World Premier)
26) Sly Boogy - Popcorn Artist
27) Tookie Final Words 5
28) Lil Eazy Ft. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - It Aint a Game (Unreleased) low
29) Scarface & The Game - I Never Snitch
30) El Dorado Red & Young Hootie - East to West (World Premier)
31) Damani Speaks 4
32) Damani - Flow 4 The world (World Premier)
33) Damani & DjNikBean.com Outro
34) Tookie's Final Words R.I.P

We also have audio of some of DJ Nik Bean's various blends from previous releases which include DPGC - Back In Business and Eazy E - Hip Hop Thugsta. Those are available below also. Drop feedback on the tracks over at the forum and please take time to visit DJ Nik Bean's Official Site and his My Space Pages for more audio, news and to order the mixtapes.

Daz Dillinger - Boyz In The Hood (Feat. Nate Dogg)
Eazy E - Creep N Crawl
Volume 10 - Pistol Grip (Pump Pump)

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news 1137715218 - January 1, 1970 By : You getting fed up? Fed up of what? New music and new talent straight out of the I.E.? Didn't think so; we're back to drop some audio from an artist and producer who has been working hard over a long period of time and as ever dubcnn unveils that talent to the world. Bigg North is no newcomer to the Hip-Hop scene, he has produced tracks for a number of established Hip-Hop and R&B acts and as well ask being able to lace tracks behind the boards he also takes time in the booth and with the pen. Bigg North has already worked with a plethora of artists and is gearing up to release his debut album, "Tha Nu Left Coast."

"The title really explains what my album is gonna sound like. I'm not gangsta, but i can get gangsta if you really wanna trip. And I'm not quite a backpacker. My sound is kind of a blend of the two. When you hear The Game or Sly Boogy, Bishop Lamont or myself, we are the new sound of the West Coast. It's gonna sound a little different. The flow, the tracks we rhyme on and everything. We are the new left coast." North explains.

He has already recorded enough material to release the album however he is working to make it the best it can be and so is still in the studio adding to the potential cuts. Artists already set to appear on "Tha Nu Left Coast" include Young Bleed, Sly Boogy, Kokane, Coniyak of Doggy's Angels, the multi-platinum selling R&B group NEXT, Lifestyle and Bishop Lamont amongst others. North has already stated "I want every song to sound like it's a single," and thus far North is doing just that. The street single which we have for exclusive download is the albums title track, "Tha Nu Left Coast" and features Sly Boogy and the group Lifestyle. It is another example of what the new westcoast has to offer and finds all the artists shining individually creating a great collective piece of music.

The album will allow Bigg North to display his versatility, both behind the boards and in the booth. There is a smoothness that the ladies will appreciate with the sincere "Natural High" which features Hip-Hop veteran Kokane, while the club slap, "Pop That Thang" will not dissapoint the crowds. You can find a spanish guitar influenced track when you hear the cut "Badd Chick" which finds Sly Boogy and NEXT on top form. Other notable tracks from the yet to be finalised release include an ode to children and parents who are taking care of their responsibilities titled "Tha Parenthood" and the rough street anthem "Mastermind.". Bigg North is setting out his stall early within the Hip-Hop community aiming to be around for the long haul.

Take some time to visit his
My Space Page to learn more about Bigg North however expect dubcnn to cover lots more news on North and his work. Check out the new track below and drop over to the forum to leave feedback.

Bigg North - The Nu Left Coast (Feat. Sly Boogy & Lifestyle)

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news 1138159760 - January 1, 1970 By : Contrary to some reports, The Game's highly controversial DVD "Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin'" is officially released today. Neither did the project get cancelled nor did the distributor Bungalo Records drop the project, as they're still 100% behind it. The DVD was already put on shelves by retails last week, but it's coming out (as scheduled) officially today, January 24th.

You can order the
DVD and/or the Mixtape from our online store by clicking on the respective links.


In other new West Coast Hip Hop releases, we finally get the long awaited new album from Tha Alkaholiks "Firewater". The album which Dubcnn been hyping up for a while, will be the fifth and final album from the legendary group. It's being released on Waxploitation and it comes with guest appearances from Bishop Lamont, Stylistik Jones, and King T. The first single is "The Flute Song". Click here to check out the "Firewater" album preview here on Dubcnn, as well as the review written by Shaun.

Another new release for today is DJ Quik's "Trauma Instrumentals" album.

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news 1138262550 - January 1, 1970 By : "L to the O to the S to the A to the N to the G to the E to the L to the E to the S, CA come around here homie, come and see how we play!" - B-Real

Back in 1996, West L.A. emcee O.Brown started a group called Trilogy with his cousin N.E.V., and Javie Lopez (Whom we've featured on here many times). After making a number of tracks and doing a string of shows in the L.A. area, suddenly N.E.V. decided to leave the group for personal reasons. O.Brown and Javie Lopez then brought along Bernard Williams aka Kaos, leading things for Trilogy to go in the right direction. In 2003, the whole world stopped. Kaos had passed away at the young age of 29.

Two years after the death of his partner in rhyme, O.Brown has completed his debut album, Day In A Life, on Sen Dog Cypress Hill's label, LatinThugRecords.com. The Album will be in stores in the Summer of 2006, featuring production from B-Real and Kriv. His lyrics are described as "filled with feeling, his love for the game and the loss of his best friend." Although, O.Brown holds Mellow Man Ace and B-Real of Cypress Hill as his main influences on the mic, he was stays deeply in touch with his roots. Though, born and raised in South Central, his Father being from Belize, introduced him to Reggae music at a young age. This has been a huge influence to his Hip Hop style. His Mother, from Mexico, is where he get's his Latin vibes.

You may have heard the emcee on B Reals Gunslinger Mixtape, on "Never Back Down" which also featured Mellow Man Ace. His debut single is ready to set the West Coast on fire. Entitled Los Angeles, and featuring a hot B-Real hook and verse, with the beat being provided by XL, it's sure to be a West Coast anthem for 2006. Look out for the Remix with Carson's newest hope, the Aftermath signee, Bishop Lamont. Look for O.Brown's collab with songstress MiMi as well.

We have both the song AND video for your eyes and ears to enjoy. Check those out below!

O.Brown feat. B-Real - L.A. (Video)

O.Brown feat. B-Real - L.A. (Radio Edit)

Huge shouts to O.Brown!

SGV

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news 1138996307 - January 1, 1970 By : January 31, 2006 - Los Angeles - West Coast mixtape mogul, DJ Warrior, is at the turntables again with his hottest release yet, Ill Street Dues Volume 3, set to hit the streets February 2, 2006. This double disc CD is the third addition to the Ill Street Dues series of mixtapes, which have been feature in Scratch Magazine and on MTV's Mixtape Mondays. Although Warrior represents the West Coast to the fullest, this CD signifies the merging of West and East Coast Hip Hop with Talib Kweli, one of the illest rappers from the East Coast and G. Malone, a West Coast rapper who just signed to Sony Urban, hosting this third edition.

What sets this long awaited third volume apart from any of DJ Warrior's past mixtapes are the exclusive cuts and new joints that only can be heard on Ill Street Dues Volume 3 . The double disc features 63 hot tracks from artist such as: Ras Kass, Dogg Pound, Jay Z, Lil Kim, Keak Da Sneak, Bishop Lamont, E-40, Planet Asia, Gza, Self Sceitific, Mitchy Slick, Juelz Santana, Lil' Wayne, Pitbull, Chamillionaire, Bun B, Paul Wall, Warren G, Mike Jones, B. Real, Game, Kam, Sly Boogy and the list goes on.

Not to mention, Warrior continues to break un-signed talent with several features from underground rappers like Scipio, Mykestro, Rob G, El Dorado Red, Quiz, Tri-Star, and Prime. Exclusive production done by none other than DJ Warrior & J.Classic, hot mixes, and banging beats that are unstoppable, can all be found on the new Ill Street Dues 3. This third addition proves to be one of the hottest CDs in the bunch!

In the Tracklisting below, you'll find that the all the songs that have links are snippets, for the exception of the Remix of G. Malone's Street banger "200 Hunned," as that is full download courtesy of DJ Warrior himself!

Look out for DJ Warrior when he brings the heat with his debut album, Cali-Untouchable Radio set to release early 2007.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1
01. DJ Warrior & HipHopWest.com - Welcome To 2006 Intro
02. DJ Warrior feat. Talib Kweli, Ras Kass & Planet Asia - Ill Street Dues (World Premiere)
03. Talib Kweli - Speaks Pt. 1
04. DJ Warrior feat. Cormega - L.A. TO N.Y.C. (World Premiere)
05. Talib Kweli feat. Strong Arm Steady & Planet Asia - Drugs, Basketball, & Rap
06. G. Malone - Speaks Pt. 1
07. G. Malone - 200 Hunned 06 Remix (Prod. By J Classic/The Warriorz) (World Premiere)
08. Bishop Lamont (Aftermath) - Toe Tag
09. Juelz Santana - This Is Me
10. Lil' Wayne - Mo' Fire
11. Scipio feat. Kam & Chevy Jones - Troubled World (World Premiere)
12. Young Dre - Interlude
13. Young Dre feat. Tru Life & Bubba Sparxx - Love Love (World Premiere)
14. Sly Boogy - Sorry That I Had To Leave
15. Talib Kweli - Speaks Pt. 2
16. Talib Kweli - Right 'Bout Now
17. Planet Asia - Diagnosis (World Premire) (From Planet Asia/DJ Warrior Mixtape Album March 06)
18. Mykestro & Snoop Dogg - Shine
19. Kartoon (Ruff Ryders) - Exclusive Freestyle
20. G. Malone - Speaks Pt. 2
21. DJ Warrior feat. Chamillionaire - Hustlers (World Premiere)
22. DJ Warrior feat. Pitbull - Danger (World Premiere)
23. Damani feat. Keak Da Sneak - Gotta Get paid (Remix)
24. 40 Glocc (Infamous/G-Unit) feat. Prodigy (Mobb Deep) & Sam Scarfo - Itz Aight
25. E-40 feat. Keak Da Sneak - Tell Me When To Go
26. Suga Free feat. 40 Glocc (Infamous/G-Unit) & Weasle Loc - Bitches On Point (Prod. by J. Steez)
27. Balance - Gotta Get It
28. G. Malone - Speaks pt.3
29. Red Hanned feat. Paul Wall - Girls
30. Rob G feat. Chamillionaire - Texas Boyz
31. Cubo & Pitbull - Freestyle
32. Yo Gotti feat. Bun B & 8 Ball - Gangsta Party

Disc 2
01. Self Scientific - Tears (Prod. by DJ Khalil)
02. DJ Muggs feat. Gza, Masta Killa & Prodical Sunn - Unstopable Threats (Prod. by DJ Muggs)
03. Talib Kweli - Speaks Pt. 3
04. Mitchy Slick - Fuck Yo Whole Set (World Premiere)(Prod. by Dub Knox)
05. Snoop Dogg, Daz & Kurupt - Real Soon
06. Warren G feat. Mike Jones - Incase Some Shit Happens
07. Jihad - Trulife (Prod. by J Classic/ The Warriorz) (Exclusive)
08. G. Malone - Speaks Pt.4
09. Jay-Z, Notorius B.I.G. & Lil' Kim - Murder Dem (Exclusive 06 Remix)
10. Notorius B.I.G., Jay-Z & Foxy Brown - Sunshine (Exclusive 06 Remix)
11. Jay-Z & Notorius B.I.G. - Dreams (Exclusive 06 Remix)
12. G. Malone - Speaks Pt. 5
13. G. Malone - Cali Untouchable Freestyle
14. Black-Ty feat. Bishop Lamont (Aftermath) - Change Da World (World Premiere) (Prod. by Diverse)
*DJ WARRIOR NEXT TO BLOW SECTION*
15. O. Brown feat. B. Real (Cypress Hill) & Bishop Lamont (Aftermath)- L.A. (World Premiere)
16. Young Kase - Cali Untouchable Freestyle
17. Young Hoggs - Long Story Short
18. Tristar - Gave U My Love
19. Quiz - Cali Untouchable Freestyle (Prod. by J Classic/The Warriorz)
20. El Dorado Red - Cali Untouchable Freestyle
21. Fatsoe - We Collide
22. Smigg Dirtee - Cali Untouchable Freestyle
23. Roccett & Bloc Boyz - Westcoastin'
24. Prime feat. Scooby - Go hard
25. Lifestyle feat. Prime - Jump off
26. NMEWRECKIDZ.COM Freestyle
27. Backwoodz feat. Caviar, Young Dre - It Ain't Fault
28. Sir Classic - Chevy Thangs
29. Payos - Cali Untouchable Freestyle
30. Omega Red - Cali Untouchable Freestyle
31. DJ Warrior & G. Malone - Ill Street Dues Outro
*WELCOME TO 2006 BONUS KUT*
32. DK feat. Kam, Game & Eastwood - Khakis & Chucks (Exclusive)

Visit HipHopWest.com to order this monster of a Mixtape now!



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news 1140198566 - January 1, 1970 By : West Coast mixtape king DJ Warrior reached out to Dubcnn to offer his brand new mixtape "Ill Street Dues 3" for download. The mixtape, which is hosted by G. Malone and Talib Kweli, is available as a paid download for only $4.99. After you place your order (through PayPal), you will be sent the download link to your email address (please allow 12 hours). The file size is 200 MB and it includes the double disc mixtape set in MP3 format, (which means you're getting 2 mixtapes), and the artwork (front & back covers).

The mixtape features 63 new and exclusive tracks from artist such as Ras Kass, Dogg Pound, Kam, Bishop Lamont, E-40, Planet Asia, Game, Self Scientific, Mitchy Slick, Warren G, B. Real, Sly Boogy, and many more.

Click on the button below to proceed:

DJ Warrior - Ill Street Dues 3

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news 1140265692 - January 1, 1970 By : Now dubcnn is world renowned for opening eyes to new talent, some you take to, others you don't - thats life. Yet every now and again an individual or a collective grabs your attention and urges you to listen and take note. Over the years individuals such as Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone and some others have requested that respect from their grind, talent and dogged determination to succeed. Two more that strike me are Bad Lucc and his Westurn Union collaborator Damani; both grinding, working hard to succeed in what is a
difficult industry.

The first of which, Bad Lucc, dropped what can only be described as a "Street Classic" track last year by the name of "City Life" which featured the vocal talents of Toussaint on the hook. The track outlined the struggle of inner city living and captured an essence not often portrayed well via music, yet they managed it and to acclaim from all corners of the globe. Now Bad Lucc is a big supporter of dubcnn and as such he promised he would let us hear more from Toussaint and as ever has come through for you the readers with information and music.

It's always a pleasure to unveil an artist who can portray the art of music in a way not often seen, in this case we are proud to exclusively reveal Toussaint soon to be better known in the industry as 2 a.k.a. The Double Dose. Now 2 (Toussaint Harris) has not just thrown himself into the arena overnight, he has been steadliy perfecting his craft over the years, testing his abilities in battles and freestyle sessions all over his native city of Inglewood, Ca. Thus far we have only heard the 21 year old showcasing his singing talent however he also posseses lyrical content and punchlines mixed with a crisp flow that ensures each verse strikes hard and sounds fresh. So put that in a mixing pot and what do you have? Lyrics, flow, punchlines and he can sing? Now that is a competent artist at a very young age and judging by what we have heard thus far a long career in the making. Speaking with 2 he tells us; "My style is what you call Hood Good. The flow is like cursive letters compared to manuscript."

Influenced by artists such as Marvin Gaye, R. Kelly, Nate Dogg, Nas and Tupac, 2 paints a picture with his music thats actually real and not overly flamboyant. Having been born in Los Angeles but raised in Inglewood, 2 began entertaining people with his singing at age 16 and then began perfecting rapping over the following year. Brought up with his talented brother LeMarvin, 2 quickly realised he had a talent to entertain and then decided to pursue it. Blowing away students and faculty alike at High School talent shows and sending competitive MC's back to their walkmans to think again during famous neighborhood ciphers ensured 2 created a buzz in the streets at a rapid pace and a belief enstiled that he is by far "The Popular Product."

He is currently recording songs with talented producers including Ricc Rude and THX, so you know 2 is ready to bring something new to the table, variety and skill.

As ever we have some audio for you to get your ears around; listen and please take some time to visit our forum to drop your thoughts. Both tracks are laced by T.H.X aka "Black Floyd" and feature 2's brother LeMarvin who is signed to the "Co-Stars."

2 - Have U Ever Seen (Feat. Scan, Bad Lucc & LeMarvin)
2 - We Done Made It (Feat. LeMarvin)

Thanks to Bad Lucc, 2 and LeMarvin; look for more news and audio from this collective on dubcnn very soon.

Rud

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news 1141043828 - January 1, 1970 By : M Dogg is back with the latest edition of his world famous "The Junkyard" editorial feature. In Volume Three he apologises for the extra wait for this installment however for more than good reason. My thoughts and prayers go out to M Dogg, his uncle and family at this time and i am sure the dubcnn readership shares in my comments. M Dogg has however taken some time to compile a catalogue of "Random Thoughts" regarding the westcoast. He touches on topics including E-40 and the "Hyphy" phenomenon, Ice Cube and his independent route, The Game, Warren G, Ras Kass, Xzibit, Spider Loc and Bishop Lamont and his ticket to superstardom as well as a much more!

Once you have read the piece head over to the forum to debate any issues you may have and if you wish to leave your regards for M Dogg.

The Junkyard -
The Junkyard - Volume Three: Random Thoughts

Once again look for more features from "The Junkyard" Bi-Weekly. Check the Junkyard Index to read his previous editions including the acclaimed Volume Two; "Sales Numbers."

Rud

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news 1141142959 - January 1, 1970 By : Last year we released two mixtapes on dubcnn by the DJ that goes by the name of DJ Johnny Blaze, the response was incredible. He has been hard at work collating his latest release; "Heart Of A Warrior" and once again has called on dubcnn to exclusively release it to our readers.

For those of you that don't know about DJ Johnny Blaze and his previous work then you can expect a mixtape full of commercially available tracks mixed together creating a smooth blend of Hip-Hop and R&B.


On this release he includes R&B tracks by Craig David, Mary J Blige, Truth Hurts & Chris Brown alongside Hip-Hop's finest including Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, DJ Quik, E-40, Kurupt as well as Bishop Lamont and Problem.

This mixtape is to celebrate and outline the material that will be showcased on his new radio show on Warrior FM; to learn more about Warrior FM visit the Official MySpace Page. The show will be available from there until the official site is completed.

The mixtape is available below the tracklist, download it, enjoy it and please feel free to call in at our newly re-hosted and faster forum to drop your thoughts.

DJ Johnny Blaze - Heart Of A Warrior (Mixtape): Front Cover | Back Cover

01) Intro
02) Jamie Foxx - Warm Bed
03) Jaheim - Just In Case
04) Craig David - Time To Party
05) Truth Hurts - Not Really Looking (Feat. DJ Quik)
06) Debarge Cox - One Wish
07) Suga Free - Doe Doe & A Skunk
08) Shaunta - California
09) Mary J Blige - Didn't Mean
10) Snoop Dogg - Gangsta Boogie
11) Maxwell - I Want To Get To Know Ya
12) E-40 - Nah Nah Nah (Feat. Nate Dogg)
13) Tha Eastidaz - G'd Up (Feat. Butch Cassidy)
14) DJ Quik - Dollaz & Sense
15) Xzibit - Criminal Set
16) Balance - Curtains
17) DJ Quik & Dr Dre - Put It On Me
18) Bishop Lamont - Lets Get It Poppin
19) Busta Rhymes - Touch It
20) Cassie - Me N U
21) Dre - Naomi
22) Celly Cell - Shake Sumthin
23) E-40 - One Night Stand
24) Mistah Fab - Super Sic Wit It (Feat. E-40)
25) Problem - Imma Problem
26) Chris Brown - Run It Remix (Feat. Julez Santana)
27) Mobb Deep - Have A Party (Feat. 50 Cent & Nate Dogg)
28) Nas - Your Da Man
29) Joe - Get To Know You (Feat. Nas)
30) Dwele - I Think I Love You Remix (Feat. Styles P)
31) Keak Da Sneak - Contact Sport
32) San Quinn - So Young So Sweet (Feat. Mike Marshall)
33) Kurupt - We Can Freak It
34) Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Girl (Feat. P Diddy)
35) Bobby Valentino - Tell Me Remix (Feat. Lil Wayne)
36) Mistah Fab - New Oakland
37) Bubba Sparx ft Ying Yang Twinz - Ms New Booty
38) Balance - Gotta Get It
39) Federation - Go Dumb Remix (Feat. Da Muzicanz)
40) Outro

DJ Johnny Blaze - Heart Of A Warrior (Mixtape)

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news 1141172492 - January 1, 1970 By : Lockz and Ludeboi both born in Inglewood, look to represent their city to the fullest. While Lude was raised in Inglewood, his counterpart Lockz was raised in what is known as the "outskirts" of Inglewood, on the Inglewood/Los Angeles border line.

Though the two are definitely different in styles there is one thing that remains identical; their love for music. That love for music overcame the clashes of personality that once divided them in high school. But from writing never recorded songs to hallway freestyle battles, they always sought to advance to the next step of making music.

Throughout those battles the two were rarely seen apart, and although they were different their styles seemed to mesh well. And after long contemplation the two decided to "join forces" and make music as a group. The two formed The HomeTeam.

They just wrapped up their debut mixtape "First Swing", and are actually having a release party for the mixtape March 5th @ The Joint in L.A. along with Glasses Malone's artist Conflict, who's celebrating the release of his "2nd Wind" mixtape. To check out the flyer for the release party, click
here. Invited guests include Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, DJ Warrior and many more.

I have two tracks from the "First Swing" mixtape for ya'll to check out. The first one is the title track, "First Swing", featuring Quiz, who is no stranger to dubcnn visitors. Quiz just let me know yesterday that he is now signed under G. Malone's Blu Division/Sony imprint. Check out the track below:

The HomeTeam - First Swing (ft. Quiz)

The second track features Vino and has a reggae feel to it. It's called "Welcome 2 Cali", and Lockz and Lude demonstrate their chemistry once again. Grab it below:

The HomeTeam - Welcome To Cali (ft. Vino)

Enjoy the music, and hit up the forum to leave feedbacj! Make sure to hit up the release party if you get a chance!

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news 1144504146 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ F Sharp is no stranger to dubcnn, he has been featured numerous times with his "California Love" mixtape series as well as providing exclusive audio for the visitors. He is back once again with the third installment of his acclamied mixtape series; "California Love Part 3" hosted by the Waterproof MC Ras Kass. The mixtape which is the latest in the series by the Bumsquad DJ features westcoast talent; much of which has been on dubcnn in recent months.

There are tracks by Damani, Snoop Dogg, Dirty Birdy, Dr Stank, 40 Glocc, The Game, E-40 and many more.

The mixtape host Ras Kass provides two freestyles to the mixtape as well as the customary Intro & Outro. The tracklist is below as well as some audio from it that has featured on dubcnn this year.

DJ F Sharp - California Love Pt.3 Tracklisting:

01) Ras Kass - Intro
02) Snoop Dogg - Get Rich or Die Tryin
03) LA Zuu - How The Game Goes (Feat. Kurupt)
04) Dirty Birdy - Say What I Wish
05) The Game - 360 Bars
06) Ras Kass - Jackin 4 Tha Dirty (Freestyle)
07) Lil Eazy E - That Fire
08) 40 Glocc (Infamous/G-Unit) - What It Do (Feat. Zoo Babies)
09) Damani - Gotta Stay Paid (Feat. Keak Da Sneak)
10) Scarface - I'm A (Feat. The Product)
11) Bishop Lamont - Warrior
12) Frontline - Take That
13) Nick Cannon - Dimepiece
14) Ray J - One Wish (Feat. Fabolous)
15) TQ - Hotel California '06
16) Ras Kass - Stay Fly Freestyle (Feat. Talib Kweli)
17) E-40 - Been There, Done That (Feat. Lil Jon)
18) Kurupt - Im Quicker
19) Miguel - Getcha Hands Up (Feat. Major)
20) Dr. Stank - Girls Go Crazy
21) Daz - Git Drunk (Produced By. Scott Storch)
22) DPG - Sittin on 23z
23) Sean Biggs - Freestyle
24) Balance - It Is What It Is (Feat E-A-Ski)
25) Ice Cube - Why We Thugs (Produced By. Scott Storch)
26) Warren G - I Need A Light (Feat. Nate Dogg) (Fredwreck Remix)
27) Too Short - Blow The Whistle
28) E-40 - Tell Me When To Go (Remix) (Feat. Keak Da Sneak & The Game)
29) Dr. Stank - Thats What Niggaz Do
30) Zion I - Live Freestyle (w/ F Sharp)
31) Ras Kass - Outro

This mixtape is available now all over California and can be ordered online at MixUnit. If you wish to email DJ F Sharp with any enquiries about his mixtapes then you can click here. Lookout for his next project; "1 Nation Under A Groove" later this year.

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news 1144925525 - January 1, 1970 By : Attention all New Westcoast artists, Dubcnn & Bigg North are currently finalising a new mixtape entitled: "Next 2 Crack" Volume 1. The mixtape is being prepared for a June 15th release with distribution in all swap-meets, mom and pop stores around California and of course online. The mixtape will be heavily promoted on dubcnn, radio and in various magazines.

The final release is being pressed with a view to increase the coverage of Westcoast Hip-Hop and take the names you hear about every day online to a wider audience.

We want to showcase the premiere New West Hip-Hop & R&B talent for A&Rs, Radio Stations, Labels and fans to see what the music is all about. We are offering one last spot on the mixtape to a New Westcoast Artist (Hip-Hop/R&B) that wants to be a part of this mixtape. You will be featured alongside names such as Sly Boogy, Mitchy Slick (Angeles Records), Young Hoggs, Lunch, Diamonique, Dirty Birdy, Chevy Jones, Bishop Lamont (Aftermath) and many more. We aim to generate exposure and gain these artists a wider fan base.

To read the details of what has to be done to enter the contest and gain a spot on this mixtape follow the link below and submit your music. Hurry though: Contest Closes on May 1st 2006


Dubcnn & Bigg North Present: "Next 2 Crack" Mixtape Contest

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news 1145871683 - January 1, 1970 By : The most complete mixtape series on the planet is back with Part 10 of its award winning collection. "Cali Untouchable Radio" returns to showcase "The Lost Angel" Scipio - an artist featured on dubcnn many times and co-signed by copious names in the industry.

The Pasadena/Altadena native who was nominated for "Best West Coast Mixtape Artist" has linked up with "L.A.'s Mixtape King" DJ Warrior to create the mixtape/street album: "Cali Untouchable Radio Part 10: Angel Dust."


The release features sick original production interlaced with the hottest verses from Scipio and incredible guest appearences.

Having been grinding for years Scipio has been declared "The Last of the Greats" by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes, acclaimed by Snoop Dogg and The Source magazine for his street single; "Street Dreams" while radio DJs like Felli Fel keep his material in regular rotation on 100.3 The Beat and Power 106. Countless Mixtape DJ's including DJ Clue have featured Scipio's talent as well as media outlets including ourselves providing regular updates and features on the New West talent.

"Cali Untouchable Radio Part 10: Angel Dust" although labelled a mixtape is more likely to be considered a Street Album as it features 13 tracks of original production by some of the hottest producers in the game such as Emile (D12 and Obie Trice) as well as the late J Dilla (De La Soul, Pharcyde, Common, Erykah Badu). As far as guest appearences on this release Scipio has gone all out and recruited artists like R&B sensation Teedra Moses and Dr. Dre's newest signee Bishop Lamont. The street album was completed in just 7 days; a feat last acheived by the Makaveli release nearly 10 years ago. Scipio has paid his dues now and its time those sleeping woke up to the talent he possesses. As ever to aid your decision to support the release and the westcoast as a whole we have the tracklist and snippets right here.

01) Die Slow (Feat. PC & Nonispits) [Produced by Daeone]
02) Rivalry (Feat. Z-Cali, PC, Blue Rose & Crow [Produced by Daeone]
03) Still In The Hood [Produced by Ish]
04) Born And Raised (Feat. Balance & Chevy Jones) [Produced by Emile]
05) Living In Hell (Feat. Roccett) [Produced by Embryo]
06) Round (Feat. Blue Rose, PC, Z-Cali & Crow)
07) Next To Me feat. Taje, Blue Rose, Z-Cali, Problem, PC & Bangloose) [Produced by DemJointz]
08) County Jail (Feat. Teedra Moses) [Produced by Josef]
09) Black Heroes [Produced by Nic Wiz]
10. Soldier (Feat. Kanary) [Produced by Daeone]
11) Street Dreams (Feat. Chevy Jones) [Produced by Daeone]
12) Gob Stopper (Feat. Bishop Lamont) [Produced by J Dilla]
13) HipHopWest.com & DJ Warrior Outro

To order the mixtape head over to HipHopWest.com and support Scipio and the Cali Untouchable Radio Mixtape series. Lookout for more on Scipio on dubcnn soon.

Rud

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news 1145916673 - January 1, 1970 By : On behalf of Governor Snoop, April 22 is now called "West Coast Independence Day". During this past weekend, the entire west coast got together to show that "Cali Iz Active". The "Cali Iz Active" shoot was held at the Elysian Park in downtown Los Angeles and in attendance were Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Battlecat, Julio G, Fred Wreck, DJ Quik, Ice Cube, WC, King Tee, Roscoe, Warren G, Too Short, Kam, Xzibit, Soopafly, Tyrese, MC Eiht, Mykestro, Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, J. Wells, Playa Hamm, Jelly Roll, Terrace Martin, Krondon, Dilated Peoples, Big Boy, JT the Bigga Figga, Daddy V, Crazy Toones, and countless others.

It was a beautiful display of west coast unity, something that the we have been missing for a long time. This video will definitely be considered a milestone in west coast history.

DJ Quik - "Look...this remind me of "G Thang" video, you know that video is like 12 years old, we haven't had this kind of comradery in a long time, so its wonderful."

Look out for the music video soon, and check back for exclusive behind the scenes coverage.


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news 1146931904 - January 1, 1970 By : We have some audio from the second release from the 54 East group; the sequel to the first "Thatz The Business" mixtape. The first mixtape was a massive success and as such "Thatz The Business Volume 2" is even bigger.

Hosted by the New West Movement it includes exclusive tracks from Tha Frontlinerz, Problem, K-Aktive, Noni Spitz, Kila Krock, Dank City Mobb, Roccett, Big Stuntz, Dino West and more. Many of the tracks have been featured on dubcnn over previous months and are available for download.


We have the tracklist below as well as two fresh preview tracks for you to sample the flavor of the mixtape; one from Tha Frontlinerz called simply "Beef" and is laced by the hitmaker Dem Jointz while the other is produced by Compton's Problem and sees K-Aktive ripping the beat. K-Aktive was featured on dubcnn along with his Inglewood native Disko last year on the release; "Beatz & Hookz."

01) Bangloose Speaks
02) Tha Frontlinerz - Beef (Produced By Dem Jointz)
03) Problem - Yes
04) E-40 - Tell Me When To Go (Remix) (Feat. Kanye West & Ice Cube)
05) Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active
06) Tha Frontlinerz - Fall Back (Roll With Us) (Produced By Dem Jointz)
07) Scipio - Knuck If You Buck (Freestyle)
08) Noni Spitz - Bars (Remix)
09) K-Aktive Speaks
10) K-Aktive - Get Money In
11) Krys Ivory - Dont Know Bout U (Produced By Dem Jointz)
12) Daz - On Some Real Sh-t (Feat. Rick Ross)
13) Problem Speaks
14) Problem - Listen (Feat. Scipio)
15) K-Aktive - Dopeman (Produced by Problem)
16) Kila Krock - New West (Jackin For Beats)
17) Crooked I - Creased Khaki Flow
18) Chevy Jones - Zero Gravity (Feat. Bishop Lamont and Mike Ant)
19) Gold Macnificent Speaks
20) Dank City Mobb - Sit Down
21) Noni Spitz - Leave It Alone (Produced By Dae One)
22) Roccett - Freestyle (Feat. Bleu Davinci & West Flame)
23) Big Stuntz - 77 Pimpin
24) Taje - Reality (Produced by Dae One)
25) Young Jeezy - Gangsta (Feat. Dino West)

To learn more about the 54 East group and the "Thatz The Business" mixtape series head over to their MySpace page where you can also order this mixtape.

Rud

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news 1147381561 - January 1, 1970 By : It's two years on May 28th since we introduced Mykestro to the world on dubcnn in a news article/interview with both Mykestro and his older brother and westcoast legend Battlecat. [View the article in the Archives].


When asked to describe himself he told dubcnn: "I would say I'm absolutely universal. I have alot of versitality, and definitely not what you would expect out of L.A. I come from a musical background, MC and production wise. I'm very consistent as far as lyrics go, I'm a MC!"

When asked about his influences growing up Mykestro shouts without hesitation that "Kurupt was my hero! That's my hero right there! That's who I looked up to when coming up, I always felt like he was a different type of MC, so that was my main influence from the gate. But now I listen to alot of different shit, I like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharaohe Monch, Ice Cube.. I like real MC's, I like Slum Village, Jigga of course, Eminem is a monster, Busta Rhymes, of course Biggie & Pac.. Yeah those are the main ones" While his big brother told dubcnn; "To me man, Mykestro is like Jay-Z and Common Sense in one... yeah he's like the mix of the two!"

Since then things have only been on the up for the artist that Tawala Sharp of KKBT Los Angeles said; "Hip-Hop is a couple, lost on a dark highway...Mykestro is the map that will set West Coast Hip-Hop back in the right direction."

Dubbed "The Best West OF The 110," Mykestro is THAT dude who is grinding hard and making his presence felt on the westcoast. His pedigree includes appearances on LPs by Snoop Dogg, countless mixtapes, and working with his older brother, the prodcution legend that is DJ Battlecat. On his debut single, Mykestro has linked with two of L.A.'s newest and brightest stars, Glasses Malone (Blu Division/Sony Music) and Bishop Lamont (Aftermath/Interscope) to deliver a record that could be a contender for CD Single & 12" of the year come December. Even rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother got nothing but love for Mykestro: "I f-cks wit Mykestro."

We have the audio from the single which is being released by ABB Records featuring Glasses Malone and Bishop Lamont with production from Terrace Martin and Diverse; cop the single to enjoy the "Raw & Uncutt" mix produced by DJ Battlecat.

Mykestro - Where You From?! (Feat. Glasses Malone) (Produced By Terrace Martin)
Mykestro - Fireman (Feat. Bishop Lamont) (Produced By Diverse)
Mykestro - Dubcnn Shoutout (2004)

We will be keeping you updated on Mykestro's debut album with news and audio as the year progresses, shouts to Mykestro, Glasses Malone, Blu Division, Bishop Lamont & ABB Records. Until then you can visit Mykestro's MySpace page to learn more about this talented youngster.

Rud

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news 1149292608 - January 1, 1970 By : A few months ago Dubcnn laced you with the 411 on the upcoming album from Stico and Da Bandit, and today we bring you a first listen. We got an exclusive MP3 download of their first single called "Only U", featuring Nire with production by West Coast hitmaker J. Wells. They hit the ladies with the first single and they will hit the streets with the second.

They are currently finishing up the still untitled album and putting the last touches on it. It's scheduled to drop in the 3rd quarter of 2006. The album has other features from Kurupt, Sly Boogy, Diamonique, Noelle, amongst others, with production by Richie Rich, Battlecat, Fingazz, Dr. Stank, and Crackajack. The Inland Empire duo recently did a Fingazz heater with Latina R&B newcomer La La on the hook. La La has hot single called "La La La" featuring Mack 10 which is about to hit the airwaves.

On top of that, Stico and Da Bandit are also doing two new mixtapes, the first is "Real Spit Vol. 2" and the second is a "Cali Untouchable" mixtape with DJ Strong. As you can see they are on the grind real heavy. As Stico said: "We just want to say respect to all the MC's and Producers that have embraced us and our grind from Sly Boogy, Bishop Lamont, Dirty Birdy and Fingazz to MC Eiht and for Kam being a stand up man. All the DJ's that have given us feedback good and bad. This Rogue Souljah Movement is felt and thank you Dubcnn for being that West Coast voice."

Stay tuned for more info on the album, but for now check out the single from the album:

Stico and Da Bandit - Only U Feat. Nire (Produced by J. Wells)

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news 1150237776 - January 1, 1970 By : Wow, we just gotta keep shooting them exclusives at you! I have the honour of presenting you the debut mixtape of singer/actor/model and now also rapper Tyrese, aka Black Ty. Looking back at an exceptional career, the Watts native decided he was going to take a dip in the rap game, and play his part in reviving the West Coast.

He hooked up with some of the Wests hottest acts, including Ice Cube, Kurupt, Bishop Lamont, Lady Of Rage, Jelly Roll amongst others, and recorded his new mixtape titled "Best Of Both Hoodz Vol. 1", which is hosted by Cali Untouchable DJ Warrior, and Co-Hosted by B.E.T.'s Bigg Tigger.

We've been given the exclusive permission to offer the mixtape to you for download, all you have to do is click on the link below to see what Tyrese, I mean Black Ty, has to offer as an MC:


Black Ty - Best Of Both Hoodz Mixtape Vol. 1 (Hosted by DJ Warrior) (70MB, RAR)


If you want to preview something before you download the whole thing, check out two tracks below:

Black Ty - L.A. Streets (ft. Kurupt & Ice Cube)
Black Ty - These Days (ft. Bishop Lamont)

Here goes the tracklisting:

01. Black-Ty feat. Bishop Lamont & Tyrese - Fall Back
02. Black-Ty feat. Bishop Lamont & Tyrese - These Days
03. Luke And Q feat. Black-Ty - Club On Fire
04. Black-Ty feat. Bishop Lamont - Bigg Tigger Interlude/New West Order
05. Black-Ty feat. Guerilla Black - Glasses-Up
06. Black-Ty feat. Kurupt & Yoyo - I Salute
07. Black-Ty feat. Bishop Lamont - Change The World
08. Black-Ty feat. Bishop Lamont - Why You Actin Shy
09. Black-Ty - Bigg Tigg Interlude
10. Kurupt feat. Jellyroll & Black-Ty - She Like To What
11. Black-Ty - What You Made Of
12. Black-Ty feat. Lady Of Rage & Yoyo - Monster
13. Black-Ty feat. Kurupt & Ice Cube - LA Streets
14. Tyrese aka Black - Kurupt Interlude
15. Black-Ty feat. Tyrese - Emancipation
16. James Fauntleroy - Remember Me
17. Chingy feat. Tyrese - Pulling Me Back
18. Tyrese - I Aint Tryna
19. Glenn Lewis - Don't You Forget It
20. Chingy feat. Tyrese - Pulling Me Back
21. James Fauntleroy - Remember Me
22. Tyrese feat. Kim Johnson - Private Whore
23. Tyrese aka Black - Bigg Tigger Interlude
24. Dyme - Make Up
25. Tyrese aka Black - WC Interlude
26. Black-Ty - Unicorn Love
27. Tyrese aka Black - Bigg Tigger Interviews

Enjoy the mixtape!

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news 1151432403 - January 1, 1970 By : An active member of the New West Movement, Hawthorne, CA, rapper Taje has finally finished his "Hot Box: The Mixtape Classic" project. Being a member of Thug Life, aswell as Bishop Lamont's crew the War Dogz, Taje has alot of hookups and boasts features from Mopreme Shakur, Big Syke, Bishop Lamont, Scipio, Problem, Dae One, Noni Spitz, Chevy Jones & Roccett amongst others.

The project was produced by mostly produced by Dae One, with additional production by The System, Klassic, Problem and a few others.

To view the front cover in full size, click on the thumbnail. We have three preview tracks from "Hot Box" for ya'll to listen to, and see what Taje is really all about. The mixtape will also be available at the dubcnn store by the end of the week, so you can pick up your original copy.

Check out three preview tracks below, by clicking on the highlighted links in the tracklisting:

01 Intro
02 Dump A Clip On Em'
03 Legal Life
04 Get What U Need (ft. Chevy Jones)
05 Hennessy (ft. Chevy Jones)
06 World Premiere
07 Back 2 Basics (ft. Bishop Lamont)
08 Left The Drugz Alone
09 Do It Big (ft. Scipio, Problem & Noni Spitz)
10 No Strings, No Hooks
11 Reality
12 Dont Talk (ft. Y.A.K)
13 Havin' Heart Is Havin' Money (ft. (Thug Life) Mopreme Shakur, Macadoshis & Big Syke)
14 Time (ft. Noni Spitz)
15 Lay Down
16 Whistlin'
17 Characters (ft. Tommy Green)
18 We Run These Streetz
19 Ask Somebody (ft. Small Doe & Roccett)
20 2 Places (ft. Kwest & Mopreme Shakur)
21 What A Wonderful World-Outro

Enjoy the audio previews, and make sure to pick up the mixtape when it's in the store! Also, hit up Taje's official website at tajeonline.com.

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news 1152233567 - January 1, 1970 By : One of the busiest Mixtape DJ's on the scene today is DJ Dow Jones. Most notable is his Play Your Position Mixtape series, which he last left us at installment 5. But, the man's back and riding high off the news of his Production duo, Tha Bizness, with J-Hen signing into a production/management deal with G-Unit's Sha Money XL's Teamwork Music. The duo will serve as in-house Producers for the G-Unit family, but will also offer their Production to artists outside the G-Unit circle, being that Sha Money will now act as their management. As G-Unit expands their roster, Dow Jones expands his Mixtape catalogue with 3 new installments to the Play Your Position series.

First up, The Parker Brothaz, Dow Jones' artists from Seattle, WA, on Play Your Position Vol. 6. The Northwest duo find themselves spitting over a majority of beats by Tha Bizness on this 27-track Mixtape. People in the Seattle area may have heard 2 songs from the group in rotation on Seattle radio. As Dow puts it "so we the first real group to come from Seattle since Mix A Lot!!!" If you are no stranger to Hip Hop Message boards, such as our very own Dubcc.com or those of Myspace.com, you may have seen the Parker Bros.' E-Team in full effect promoting their music. Well, if you were sleeping before, wake up and now and peep this Mixtape!

Tracklist:

01. Dow Jones & Parkers Brothaz Intro
02. Welcome 2 The Freshcoast (Prod. Tha Bizness)
03. Ooh Wee (Prod. Tha Bizness)
04. Chevy Ridin High (Prod. Cool And Dre)
05. Blah Blah (Prod. Kuddie Mak)
06. Insomnia (Prod. Kuddie Mak)
07. Eclipse Freestyle (Prod. Tha Bizness)
08. Keep Knockin feat. J-Hen(Prod. Tha Bizness)
09. 16 Rules (Prod. Focus)
10. Henny's Groove '06 (Prod. Tha Bizness)
11. Big Shot (Prod. Tha Bizness)
12. How Good feat. Choklate (Prod. by Jake One)
13. Hush (Prod. Tha Bizness)
14. Get Hyphy feat. KJ & J-Hen (Prod. Hi-Tek)
15. What The Hell Were They Thinkin Interlude (Prod. J Starr)
16. Been Pimpin (Prod. Tha Bizness)
17. Two Times (Prod. Tha Bizness)
18. Stuntin feat. Mistah Fab (Prod. Swizz Beats)
19. There's No Me Without You (Prod. Tha Bizness)
20. Squirt Splash Em feat. Kuddie Mak (Prod. Tha Bizness)
21. For Real For Real feat Kuddie Mak (Prod. Kuddie Mak)
22. Fantasy Fillah (Prod. Tha Bizness)
23. KJ - Can I (Prod. Tha Bizness)
24. Yadadabadoo (Prod. Q.Dot)
25. If You Ain't Been Around feat. KJ & B.I.G (Prod. Focus)
26. KJ - Regret (Prod. Tha Bizness)
27. Miss Hop (Prod. Tha Bizness)

Dow Jones and the Legendary West Coast Producer Meech Wells have teamed up for another Play Your Position tape, but this time around, it features Long Beach emcee E White.

On Play Your Position Vol. 7: The White Out, the newly released E White is ready to put the real Long Beach on the map. With Production by Meech Wells & Tha Bizness and features from Bishop Lamont, Glass Malone, Trae, Keak Da Sneak, Mitchy Slick and more, this Mixtape is sure to bang.


Tracklist:

01. Dow Jones, Meech Wells & E White - White Out Intro
02. E White - Fresh Out
03. E White feat. Trae & Slim Thug - Drive Slow Remix
04. Glasses Malone - Fucc Wit Me (Prod. Mannie Fresh)
05. E White - Eastside Music (Prod. Veterano)
06. E White feat. Bishop Lamont - Damn Right (Prod. Meech Wells)
07. Lloyd Banks feat. 50 Cent - Hands Up
08. E White feat. Meech Wells & Quaz - In Da Ghetto (Prod. Meech Wells)
09. Rick Ross - Blow
10. E White feat. Young Joker & Drastic - Gangsta (Prod. Meech Wells)
11. Ras Kass feat. Spider Loc - 2 Much Money (Prod. Da Riffs)
12. E White - Free Agent
13. Spider Loc feat. Meech Wells & E White - Heat U Up (Prod. Meech Wells)
14. E White - From Da Block (Prod. Meech Wells)
15. Loon - Run
16. Young Joker - Compton (Prod. Tha Bizness)
17. Mitchy Slick - Mitchy Slick (Prod. DJ Khalil
18. E White - Roll Call (Prod. Meech Wells)
19. E White feat. Meech Wells - In My Life (Prod. Meech Wells)
20. Young Joker-New West Coast (prod. Meech Wells)
21. Cavie feat. Kam, Young Dre & West Coast Goon Squad - So So (Prod. Tha Bizness)
22. Moses - Run The Beach (Prod. Ryan)
23. Meech Wells - Play Your Position
24. E White feat. Bad Azz - Gettin Mine (Prod. Meech Wells)
25. E White - Snakes (Prod. Tha Bizness)
26. Young Joker feat. Meech Wells - Back 2 Tha Streets (Prod. Meech Wells)
27. E White feat. Kokane & Meech Wells - Where I Come From (Prod. Meech Wells)
28. E White - Pass Me By (Prod. Meech Wells)
29. Keak Da Sneak - Pass Da Drank
30. E White feat. Meech Wells & Moses - Thats Gangsta (Prod. Meech Wells)
31. E White - White Out Outro

All aboard the Yellow Bus! Dow Jones teams up with the Crown Prince of Hyphy, Mr. Yellow Bus himself, Mistah F.A.B. The two team up to bring you the Hyphy side of the Play Your Positon series. This Mixtape is an extra to the on-going Mixtape series and is called Recess. It's an all exclusive
Mixtape only like Dow Jones can do. With 25 exclusive tracks recorded in merely 2 days, just for this tape, it boasts features from Mac Dre, Keak Da Sneak, Trae & T.I. and a production line up consisting of Tha Bizness, Alchemist, J Dilla & more. Nobody else has these songs but Dow Jones, its the first official Mistah F.A.B. Mixtape, as well. Dow Jones explains: "It's history in the making." So strap up your Helmets, it's Recess time! Go Dumb, Get Stupid with Thizz Ent., Block Bizness Music, Dow Jones & Mistah F.A.B. and check out the new Mistah F.A.B. banger "Wheels On The Bus" produced by Tha Bizness (Dow Jones & J Hen)! Thizz Iz What It Iz!!!!!

TIP (Thiz In Peace) Mac Dre

Tracklist:

01. Dow Jones + Mistah Fab-Recess Intro (prod. by Tha Bizness)
02. Niggas Know My Name
03. Talk Ya Shit
04. In Tha Bay
05. Let Em Know ft. Cozmo & Choppa (prod. by Cozmo)
06. My Style Sick (prod. by Alchemist)
07. What It Do Doo
08. Im From Oakland (prod. by J Dilla)
09. Not My Job ft. Mac Dre
10. I Dont Know
11. That Girl Rmx ft. Potzee
12. Gettin It
13. Dreganomics Rmx ft. Mac Dre (prod. Genese)
14. If I Die
15. Stuntin
16. My Bitch
17. Wheels On The Bus (prod. by Tha Bizness)
18. Meet Me At The Yellow Bus
19. Muscle Cars Rmx ft. Keak Da Sneak
20. Blow Ya Whistle Rmx ft. Too Short
21. Me & U
22. Vans Rmx ft. The Pack & Too Short
23. Get Down
24. The Boy Got It ft. Stretch
25. Leather & Wood
26. Yellow Bus Ryda ft. Kuzzo Fly
27. Drive Slow Rmx ft. Ti, Trae, & Slim Thug
28. Freestyle King
29. Mistah Fab Recess Outro


Visit WestCoastLivin.com For more info on these Mixtapes and Dow Jones!

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news 1153328732 - January 1, 1970 By : Dow Jones and the Legendary West Coast Producer Meech Wells have teamed up for another "Play Your Position" mixtape, but this time around, it features Long Beach emcee E White.

On "Play Your Position Vol. 7: The White Out", the newly released E White is ready to put the real Long Beach on the map. With Production by Meech Wells & Tha Bizness and guest appearences from Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Trae, Keak Da Sneak, Mitchy Slick and many more, this Mixtape most definitely bangs.

In true dubcnn tradition we have secured the exclusive download of the mixtape with Meech Wells and the man himself; E White. The mixtape is available for paid download below for only $4.00 via paypal; there really is no excuse not to grab a copy and support E White.

As a dubcnn exclusive every person who downloads the album will be entered into an exclusive contest to win a collection of items including CD's, DVD's and exclusive merchandise from your favourite westcoast artists. The tracklist is below as is the Download button to take you straight to paypal and grab a copy instantly - no waiting - its ready to get a download right now!

Tracklist:

01) Dow Jones, Meech Wells & E White - White Out Intro
02) E White - Fresh Out
03) E White feat. Trae & Slim Thug - Drive Slow Remix
04) Glasses Malone - Fucc Wit Me (Prod. Mannie Fresh)
05) E White - Eastside Music (Prod. Veterano)
06) E White feat. Bishop Lamont - Damn Right (Prod. Meech Wells)
07) Lloyd Banks feat. 50 Cent - Hands Up
08) E White feat. Meech Wells & Quaz - In Da Ghetto (Prod. Meech Wells)
09) Rick Ross - Blow
10) E White feat. Young Joker & Drastic - Gangsta (Prod. Meech Wells)
11) Ras Kass feat. Spider Loc - 2 Much Money (Prod. Da Riffs)
12) E White - Free Agent
13) Spider Loc feat. Meech Wells & E White - Heat U Up (Prod. Meech Wells)
14) E White - From Da Block (Prod. Meech Wells)
15) Loon - Run
16) Young Joker - Compton (Prod. Tha Bizness)
17) Mitchy Slick - Mitchy Slick (Prod. DJ Khalil)
18) E White - Roll Call (Prod. Meech Wells)
19) E White feat. Meech Wells - In My Life (Prod. Meech Wells)
20) Young Joker-New West Coast (prod. Meech Wells)
21) Cavie feat. Kam, Young Dre & West Coast Goon Squad - So So (Prod. Tha Bizness)
22) Moses - Run The Beach (Prod. Ryan)
23) Meech Wells - Play Your Position
24) E White feat. Bad Azz - Gettin Mine (Prod. Meech Wells)
25) E White - Snakes (Prod. Tha Bizness)
26) Young Joker feat. Meech Wells - Back 2 Tha Streets (Prod. Meech Wells)
27) E White feat. Kokane & Meech Wells - Where I Come From (Prod. Meech Wells)
28) E White - Pass Me By (Prod. Meech Wells)
29) Keak Da Sneak - Pass Da Drank
30) E White feat. Meech Wells & Moses - Thats Gangsta (Prod. Meech Wells)
31) E White - White Out Outro

This release is more like an album than a mixtape - so cop it now and enjoy the latest music from E White courtesy of dubcnn. Remember all paid downloads will be entered into a draw to win those items!

Instant Download: Dow Jones Presents E-White & Meech Wells - Play Your Position
(Volume 7)






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news 1154765689 - January 1, 1970 By : It doesn't get much harder than this for a line up; does it? The Inland Empire's hottest rhyme spitter Sly Boogy has aligned with Long Beach' own Crooked I and Watts' notorious Kam to record a track which is sure to get the fans hyped.

The L.A. production team The System have blessed us with this cut which is set to feature on their Compilation album entitled; "Flood The West" due out at the end of 2006. The System explained how the collaboration with the trio came out on their
MySpace page;

"Let me say nuff respect to Sly, Crooked, & Kam for blessing us with this coloaboration. It was a pleasure working with them! How did it Come about? We'll I met Sly last year 2005. I got a call from Bishop Lamont, during the time we were working on songs for Dr. Dre's still unreleased LP "Detox", saying that a DJ by the name of F Sharp [Dubcnn Affiliate] from San Diego was doing a mixtape and needed a spot to have a few artist come and drop some verses. I was like cool. We spoke a few times to agree on an arrangement that was mutually beneficial. Soon afterwards I got a call from Sly Boogy saying that he was supposed to come through my spot (The Sweat Box) and lay a verse on DJ Quik's 'Fandango'. When Sly Boogy came through I was definately humbled by how cool he was and soon began talking about Ghana (where I'm from) and a friend of his that was from there too. By the end of the session, He was leaving with a CD of beats. Two weeks later he hit me and asked if a beat that he heard on the CD was still available? I told him yes and he said that he was working on something for it and would call when he was ready to recorded it."

"Fast Forward 2 months later. He calls and sets a day to come through and record. When he comes through he is with two ladies TK aka Ms. King and Apryl. He said he wanted a hook sang. Sly stepped to the Mic to lay down what we thought then was a ruff of the Hook. As he began to sing the hook everyone in the room was amazed not only that Sly had a good voice but at how sick the hook was. It was a hit!!! Ms. TK got on the mic and did her thang and it was a wrap! The next day I sent a ruff version to Sly aia email and he said he was gonna see who else he could get on it. He tried to get Kurupt, Jayo Felony, Roscoe, and a few others. Crooked I was the first to get back. He was with it. He knocked it out and sent over the vocals. As we were still thinking of who else would be on the song, I got a call from my boy One Punch. I told him about the song and he immediately thought of Kam. He made the call and Kam came through a few nights later and knocked it out! Now Kam is also cool as f-ck! We were on some African shit too! Him and Sly are like family right now, they come by and chill with us! We put something on the grill and its a BBQ! Anyway I hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor!"

So as ever dubcnn is here with audio from the collaboration including both radio and explicit versions so fans can bump it loud while DJ's and radio can get on this straight away. Don't miss out on this smooth track with echo's of R&B and that feel of decades gone by sultry vocals.

Sly Boogy - Keep On (Explicit) (Feat. Crooked I & Kam)
Sly Boogy - Keep On (Radio) (Feat. Crooked I & Kam)

For the latest on this release stay on dubcnn.com and feel free to drop feedback on this track over at our forum

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news 1154935715 - January 1, 1970 By : Many of you have bought it but i know there's still more of you out there that want convincing that this release is worth the $4.00 download fee.

So as ever dubcnn.com, Hip-Hop's premiere new media spot has some samples to provide for you from "Play Your Position Vol. 7: The White Out", by E White with production by Meech Wells & Tha Bizness and guest appearences from Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Trae, Keak Da Sneak, Mitchy Slick and many more.


Rembember that as this is a dubcnn exclusive we are offering every person who downloads the album entrance into an exclusive contest to win a collection of items including CD's, DVD's and exclusive merchandise from your favourite westcoast artists. So don' sleep, check the tracklist below, sample the music provided and click the download button to take you straight to paypal and grab a copy instantly - no waiting - its ready to get a download right now!

Tracklist:

01) Dow Jones, Meech Wells & E White - White Out Intro
02) E White - Fresh Out
03) E White feat. Trae & Slim Thug - Drive Slow Remix
04) Glasses Malone - Fucc Wit Me (Prod. Mannie Fresh)
05) E White - Eastside Music (Prod. Veterano)
06) E White feat. Bishop Lamont - Damn Right (Prod. Meech Wells)
07) Lloyd Banks feat. 50 Cent - Hands Up
08) E White feat. Meech Wells & Quaz - In Da Ghetto (Prod. Meech Wells)
09) Rick Ross - Blow
10) E White feat. Young Joker & Drastic - Gangsta (Prod. Meech Wells)
11) Ras Kass feat. Spider Loc - 2 Much Money (Prod. Da Riffs)
12) E White - Free Agent
13) Spider Loc feat. Meech Wells & E White - Heat U Up (Prod. Meech Wells)
14) E White - From Da Block (Prod. Meech Wells)
15) Loon - Run
16) Young Joker - Compton (Prod. Tha Bizness)
17) Mitchy Slick - Mitchy Slick (Prod. DJ Khalil)
18) E White - Roll Call (Prod. Meech Wells)
19) E White feat. Meech Wells - In My Life (Prod. Meech Wells)
20) Young Joker-New West Coast (prod. Meech Wells)
21) Cavie feat. Kam, Young Dre & West Coast Goon Squad - So So (Prod. Tha Bizness)
22) Moses - Run The Beach (Prod. Ryan)
23) Meech Wells - Play Your Position
24) E White feat. Bad Azz - Gettin Mine (Prod. Meech Wells)
25) E White - Snakes (Prod. Tha Bizness)
26) Young Joker feat. Meech Wells - Back 2 Tha Streets (Prod. Meech Wells)
27) E White feat. Kokane & Meech Wells - Where I Come From (Prod. Meech Wells)
28) E White - Pass Me By (Prod. Meech Wells)
29) Keak Da Sneak - Pass Da Drank
30) E White feat. Meech Wells & Moses - Thats Gangsta (Prod. Meech Wells)
31) E White - White Out Outro

This release is more like an album than a mixtape - so cop it now and enjoy the latest music from E White courtesy of dubcnn. Remember all paid downloads will be entered into a draw to win those items!

In related news we have to give a shout out to E-White who was at a hood meeting this week where he met up with Snoop Dogg, during the event Bizzle recorded some footage which included E-White and others shouting out dubcnn and the exclusive four part Snoop Dogg interview we just conducted. Visit Bizzle's MySpace to check the video.

Instant Download: Dow Jones Presents E-White & Meech Wells - Play Your Position (Volume 7)



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news 1157139249 - January 1, 1970 By : Westminster, CA is the spot to be on September 3rd as Compton is taking over the O.C. Brazil Street Records is holding the Mixtape Release Party for the Brazil Street Hustlaz at Club Bleu (located near the 22 and Beach Blvd. for directions peep the flyer).

With performances from The Lost Soulz, Friday, Chase, Young Klev, The Set, B-Fly and more, the DJ's spinning everything from Hip Hop to Reggaeton, 2 Dance Floors and Fully Stocked Bars, what more can someone ask for?


This event is 21 and over, but is also boasting a large invite list. Invites include but are not limited to: G.Malone, Bishop Lamont, KAM, The Young Hoggs, Crooked I, 2nd II None, Dre'Sta, Mykestro, Suga Free, Ya Boy, Phat Rat and The Game to name a few.

So this Sunday make your way down the 405 Freeway and party with Big Fase 100, G-Ride and the rest of the Brazil Street Records crew in celebration of the Brazil Street Hustlaz Mixtape Release. Our thanks go out to the whole camp for the dubcnn media invite.

Flyer:
Front Cover | Back Cover

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news 1157417029 - January 1, 1970 By : After announcing a few months back that the G-Unit dissing was over with, it seems like The Game has changed his mind. The rapper, who is set to released his sophomore album "The Doctor's Advocate" in November through Geffen Records, has some more things to get off his chest.

In a recent track titled "The Funeral", he unleashes 100 bars over Lloyd Banks' "Hands Up" instrumental and gets at everybody from the Unit, including latest additions 40 Glocc & Hot Rod, except for M.O.P.. He even takes some shots at Aftermath's latest signee Bishop Lamont.

We will see where this takes us, but it looks like The Game is not trying to avoid confrontation. You can check out "The Funeral" on Game's official myspace page or by clicking below:

The Game - The Funeral (100 Bars)

"The Doctor's Advocate" is set to feature Snoop Dogg, Nas, Mary J Blige and more, while production will be handled by Cool & Dre, Scott Storch and Nu Jersey Devil, just to name a few. Rumours of him changing the album name to "The Devil's Advocate", due to the missing Dr. Dre production have not been confirmed yet, we will keep you updated.

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news 1157968358 - January 1, 1970 By : Carson California is home to some of the emerging talent out here on the westcoast in 2006, most notably Bishop Lamont who signed a deal with Dr. Dre on his Aftermath imprint.

Two other artists from Carson hoping to make similar waves are Blaze-1 and Profit who are two-thirds of of a new collective known as the SouthWest Click. The final member of the crew is Skillz who hails from Atlanta.

So in Atlanta you will find the hit making, state-of-the-art studio, Patchwerk Recording Studios - the team which are planning to bring you their first group in over six years with this project.

Blaze-1 and Profit have grown up together and have been rhyming together for well over 10 years yet it was through their affiliations with Patchwerk Recording Studios, that saw them hooked up with Skillz in early 2001. Blaze-1 and Profit were at that time part of the local Los Angeles trio, Last Word Clique, before they ventured to Atlanta in 2000 to work with Blaze-1's older brother, Curtis Daniel III, who is the COO of Patchwerk and longtime friend of Patchwerk CEO and former Atlanta Falcon, Bob Whitfield.

Growing up in Carson, California (the city north of Long Beach, southwest of Compton) Blaze-1 and Profit, who are now both 23, were constantly surrounded by the notorious Crips and Bloods gangs. While everyone in their hoods were out gangbanging, they always allowed rapping to take precedence over negativity. The two of them spent most of their time busting raps on the block and both cite musical influences from artists including Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ras Kass and Ice Cube

The southern half of the SouthWest Click is brought by the aforementioned Skillz who got his start in music early on. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, 24-year-old Skillz started writing in the 9th grade. Coming from a musical family, (his aunt was part of the 70's group, LaBelle), it didn't take long for him to find his way into music. Skillz, who gets his name from his long list of musical talents such as artist, writer, and producer, has worked on projects with T-Boz of TLC and R&B artist, Nivea. A life-long fan and admirer of UGK, NWA, Outkast, old school and alternative music, Skillz brings witty humor and lyrical finesse to every track the group unleash.

So far they have released some singles and the "Hustle Harder" and "SouthWest Click" mixtapes however they are now turning their attention to their debut album entitled; "SouthernCaliforniaSixtyFourHydraulicMusic." If it bears any resemblance to the similarly titled "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" from Outkast then we are in for a real treat.

The album is due to drop later this year however until then, enjoy the music we have below which includes a collaboration with Ras Kass called "Street Fame", their new single "Ridin' Real Slow" and finally "Get Ya Money."

SouthWest Click - Street Fame (Feat. Ras Kass)
SouthWest Click - Ridin Real Slow
SouthWest Click - Get Ya Money

We will keep you informed on this talented trio as the debut album draws near but until then ensure you catch them on your local radio station and performing at the hottest venues and car shows in your city. To learn more about the SouthWest Click head over to their Official Site.

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news 1158255084 - January 1, 1970 By : It seems a long time ago now since dubcnn exposed the world to the talent that is Bishop Lamont. In the years that have now passed he has gone from a promising newcomer to working with the highest echelons of the indusrty in a short time.

Since signing with Dr. Dre's own Aftermath Records Bishop Lamont has been working tirelessly in the studio recording and writing for his own debut album entitled "The Reformation" as well as the most shrowded release in Hip-Hop history, Dr. Dre's "Detox."

In the midst of all this recording a track has emerged that is being hailed as Bishop's street single designed to increase the buzz, get people talking and most importantly asking the questions, "Who is Bishop Lamont and when is his album out?"

Bishop Lamont has gathered two of the WestCoast's other brightest talents "Mr 1.7 Million" Glasses Malone and the incredible Chevy Jones for the track "Up & Down" which is produced by Scott Storch

The street single is from the debut album "The Reformation" which as previously mentioned with be on Aftermath Entertainment and is due for release next year.

Bishop Lamont -
Up & Down (Feat. Glasses Malone & Chevy Jones) (Produced By: Scott Storch)

We have the track for download above and have one message from Bishop Lamont and the Aftermath camp...download it, bump it, spread it...DJ's spin it, Radio play it and existing fans spread the word that Bishop Lamont is readying "The Reformation." As always stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest.

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news 1158402975 - January 1, 1970 By : Once again dubcnn has been given the jump on the latest mixtape by one of R&B's hottest stars who happens to be turning his attention to Hip-Hop.

Tyrese from Watts has been acting and recording R&B music for many years now and last year decided to go under a new name, to reveal his rawer Hip-Hop side. Black-Ty is how he is now referred too and as such he has been steadily working with the biggest producers, the hottest names and is building up to the release of his first album under that moniker.

Earlier this year dubcnn gave you the exclusive free download first of the Black-Ty mixtapes; "Best Of Both Hoods Volume 1" which received rave reviews.

Today we have a new mixtape entitled "Ghetto Royalty" which is being backed by DJ S&S and DJ Skee, the latter of which spoke to us about the release; "I finally got to really sit down with Tyrese this week at his HeadQuarter Offices and check out his album and new mixtape. All I can say is wow. Black Ty has some shit for real, people have been doubting him getting into the rap game but he not only can spit, he really paints a picture with each song. Check out his mixtape for the warm up, and make sure you stay tuned for his album. He's got everyone on it and the lead single is a banger... Do not sleep and open your eyes!"

So without further talk we have the full tracklist below, with four audio tracks to check and below that the FULL, FREE mixtape download. Grab this now, first, on dubcnn.com.

01) Switch It Up
02) Haters
03) Like This (Feat. DJ S&S)
04) Give It To Me Girl (Feat. Memphis Bleek)
05) The Watcher
06) Get Cake (Feat. Cassidy)
07) The Storm (Feat. Stevie Wonder & Tyrese)
08) Change The World (Feat. Bishop Lamont & Tyrese)
09) Goodnite (Feat. Curtains & DJ S&S)
10) Why (Feat. Tyrese & Ali)
11) Chain Game PSA
12) Don't Get Me Confused (Feat. Kurupt, A-B & Tyrese)
13) Bird Flipper (Feat. Cassidy)
14) Capricorn (Feat. Eric Sermon & Big Tigger)
15) Pop Bottles (Feat. Bishop Lamont & Tyrese)
16) My Conscious (Feat. My Conscious)
17) Here I Go (Feat Mane-O)
18) Freestyle
19) Beat The System (Feat. Bishop Lamont & Tyrese)
20) Ink My Pen
21) DJ Kay Slay Interview

Black Ty - Ghetto Royalty (Mixtape) (Free Download)

Stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on this release and Black-Ty's album coming later this year.

Rud

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news 1158767007 - January 1, 1970 By : Long time dubcnn featured Rapper/Producer J. Wells has been in touch to give us some information on his long awaited new album; "Digital Smoke."

It's been a long wait for fans since J. Wells completed his debut album in 2005, "Digital Master," which was hugely successful throughout the West Coast. This was his debut release on his own label, Bonzi Records, and featured an array of talent including Bishop Lamont (of Dr. Dres Aftermath Records), Method Man, Goodie Mob, Tha Liks, Jayo Felony, Kurupt, Roscoe, and Planet Asia.

J. Wells also produced the Goodie Mob single, "Play Yo Flutes," featuring Sleepy Brown, for Goodie Mobs album "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show." Recently Wells has been working on songs for Snoop Dogg's forthcoming album "The Blue Carpet Treatment." There has been a surge in demand for J. Wells after having his tracks featured on hit shows including, The Sopranos and Six Feet Under as well as the blockbuster film and soundtrack Be Cool. His songs are also featured in the video games: EA Sports, 2004 Tiger Woods Golf and EA Sports 2006 Fight Night, as well as commercials for major corporations including Starbucks, McDonalds and Coors Light, directed by Paul Hunter. Currently J. Wells can be found in the studio working with Ne-Yo, Rakim, Angie Stone, Nate Dogg, Petey Pablo, Tyrese, Inspectah Deck, Dead Prez, Tha Dogg Pound, D-12, Keiysha Cole and many more.

At the same time his is finishing up the aforementioned "Digital Smoke" album which is set to feature Kurupt, Dead Prez, Knoc- Turn'Al, Jayo Felony, Daz, Roscoe, Inspectah Deck, Goodie Mob, DJ Quik, Mitchy Slick, Tha Alkaholiks & more. As a special treat to fans J. Wells has released to us a track that is set to be on the album due for release in early 2007 on Bonzi Records/Universal.

The track features Knoc-Turn'Al and is entitled "Got Me Goin'" which features an interpolation of the classic Kinks record from 1964.

J. Wells - Got Me Goin' (Feat. Knoc-Turn'Al)

Stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on J. Wells and the "Digital Smoke" album and to learn more on J. Wells visit his MySpace page.

Rud

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news 1159548612 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently spoke to Chace Infinte, one half of the acclaimed group Self Scientific to find out what's happening with the duo. Chace informed us that they are currently in the process of recording two albums, the first of which is a collaboration album with Sick Symphonies (Psycho Realm / Street Platoon) called "The Black & Brown Underground."

The album is being aimed at tearing down the walls that exist between Blacks and Browns in California. The album is already set to feature production from DJ Khalil, DJ Muggs, Cynic (of Sick Symphonies), FM (of Sick Symphonies) and Sick Jacken.

The second album is the much anticpated follow up to last years "Change" which is set to be titled; "Come In Peace, Prepare
For War"
and is scheduled to come out in March of next year. Chace told dubcnn; "We have started on a lot of songs and we will make some available for dowload very soon. This is going to be our best album yet, we have some special surprise guests lined up and as always Khalil will handle all of the production."

He also talked about a recent track which cropped up on the Focus mixtape - Chace explained; "The track "What Is It Now" is from Focus' mixtape called 'It Had To Happen.' Focus and Khalil are good friends, they are both Aftermath staff producers, so Focus asked if we could do a joint on his mixtape."

Dubcnn is also please to announce some information on DJ Khalil and his recent production work. We have been told that he has 3 tracks set to appear on Talib Kweli's new album "Eardrum," 2 on
Xzibit's new album "Full Circle," one of which is called "Poppin Off" which features DJ Quik and King T.

DJ Khalil is also said to have contributed one track on The Game's new album; "The Doctor's Advocate" as well as one for the next 50 Cent album which is as yet untitled. He has also contributed to the score for the animated movie Blokheadz.

In related news DJ Khalil is said to be in the studio with Strong Arm Steady working on their debut album which is scheduled for release next year on Blacksmith/Warner Brothers. Early recordings sessions are said to have produced six tracks; two of which feature Bishop Lamont.

Stay tuned to dubcnn for more exclusive news on Self Scientific and all of these aformentioed projects.


Rud

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news 1160937300 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn sat down with a producer that has been putting in work for years now and has an impressive C.V. We wanted to talk to Nottz himself to see how he has reached his current status, working with legends including Busta Rhymes & Snoop Dogg.

We talk about his beginning in the rap game, his production process, how his beats have ended up in the hands of Dr. Dre, as well "That's That Shit", Snoop Dogg's second single off "Blue Carpet Treatment" which we brought you last week. We also discuss his crew DMP and even get his take on what up and coming talent need to focus on before getting into the industry.

You can listen to or read all of that below:

Dubcnn Interview With Nottz (October 2006)

Enjoy, and be on the lookout for Nottz production on upcoming releases including Ne-Yo, Swizz Beatz, Cassidy, Sunshine Anderson, Little Brother, Game, Big Stuntz, Lil Eazy, Bishop Lamont, G.A.G.E., WC, Rage, DJ Warrior & DJ Strong, and many more.

Nima

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news 1161204520 - January 1, 1970 By : Carson California is home to some of the emerging talent on the West Coast in 2006, like Bishop Lamont or most recently the trio SouthWest Click, who we introduced you to last month [see: California & Atlanta Make The "SouthWest Click"]. The Cali/ATL based group are back and again they brought some music with them to share with us.

To make it even better they came with a nice concept for the song. The track is called "West Coast Is Back" and it calls for unity on the West Coast. There is a big remix in the works featuring new faces and vets together on the same song, aiming to put everybody on the same page.

The song was produced by LT Moe who produced for Stat Quo and Bishop Lamont in the past, and most recently the Ludacris & Jadakiss collabo "More, More, More". LT laced a dope beat which adds that typical West Coast feel to the song.

Dubcnn has the song available for download. The version we have for you today is only with the SouthWest Click on it. If you are interested to contribute something serious, feel free to hit them up @ southwestclick.com.

SouthWest Click - West Coast Is Back (Prod. by LT Moe)

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news 1162132206 - January 1, 1970 By : Noni Spitz has been building up his buzz as part of the New West Movement, and with his current mixtape-album "W.I.M.S. Radio: Walk In My Shoes", he's certifying his position on the West. We briefly caught up with Noni to talk about the CD.

"The mixtape is called W.I.M.S. Radio, Walk In My Shoes, cause basically I'm taking everybody on a walk through my shoes, showing you what my sound and my style and basically all about.", he says about the mix CD. "I'm bringing something new, fresh to the West Coast, hard core Hip-Hop soul, that's what I'm bringing, with a high lyrical content. The whole mix CD is based on the title "mixtape album" cause when you pop it in, the quality of the songs, everything is original, it's all album material, but we mixed it up, got it sounding like a mixtape. It's hosted by Mike Live from K-Day and Gangsta Granny, so it's got a whole radio feel to it, it's hot!"

He's also got some of the hottest New West artists featured on "Walk In My Shoes", Bishop Lamont, Roccett, Scipio, Dae One, Taje, Mykestro just to name a few. Noni Spitz is part of Jazzy Management, along side Clinton Wayne, The Young Hoggs, Fred Knuxx and more, so that should be a hint towards the quality of the music you can expect from Noni Spitz.

I have three preview tracks for everybody to listen to:

Noni Spitz - What It Iz
Noni Spitz - Cruise In (ft. Chevy Jones)
Noni Spitz - Dig That

Here is a little shoutout Noni Spitz recorded for all the dubcnn visitors:

Noni Spitz - Dubcnn Shoutout

If you like what you hear, make sure to hit up Noni Spitz' official MySpace page.

Nima

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news 1163448629 - January 1, 1970 By : The #1 Spot For Album Credits, Dubcnn's own; The Vault has been updated again, with a lot of recent and upcoming releases. Check out the index at Dubcnn The Vault or The Vault Index in our forum, where you can also see artist/producer discographies and videographies, created and maintained by our forum members.

Some of the big releases added to The Vault recently: Akon is ready to release Konvicted, with cameos by Eminem, Styles P. & Snoop Dogg. Diddy recently released Press Play, with Timbaland, Twista, Nas, Cee-Lo, to name a couple.

The early tracklist for Eminem's upcoming Shady compilation The Re-Up is ready, with production from Dr.Dre, Alchemist, Eminem, and guest spots from 50 Cent, Obie Trice, Mobb Deep, Nate Dogg, Bishop Lamont, D12, Stat Quo, Lloyd Banks, Akon, etc. Fat Joe finally released a street album again, called Me, Myself And I. The Game will release the sequel to the double platinum The Documentary album tomorrow, Doctor's Advocate with production from Hi-Tek, Jonathan J.R. Rotem, Scott Storch, Kanye West, and guest spots from Xzibit, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Nas, and more.

November 21st: The latest 2Pac album Pac's Life with Krayzie Bone, Chamillionaire, Young Buck, and production from Sha Money XL, Swizz Beatz, LT Hutton, etc. Jay-Z is set to release his comeback album on the same day, Kingdom Come, with production from Dr.Dre (4 tracks), Just Blaze, Kanye West, Neptunes & Swizz Beatz.
Snoop Dogg will release Tha Blue Carpet Treatment on Nov 21st as well, with 3 tracks from Dr.Dre, Fredwreck, Battlecat, Timbaland, Nottz, and more. Xzibit's Full Circle is already out, with production from Jellyroll, DJ Quik, DJ Khalil, Rick Rock, and cameos from DJ Quik, King T, Kurupt, Game, etc.

Check all the newest additions in "What's New".

Jome

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news 1163749727 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Skee is marking his 3rd anniversary on-air by announcing the launch of DJ Skee "Live From L.A." The new show is refreshing what was before the Westside Hype Radio, DJ Skee extends his current deal with the leader in Satellite Radio Hip-Hop programming through 2007.

Airing every Saturday night at 9pm Pacific Time (12am Eastern) and rebroadcast Monday Night at Midnight (3am Eastern), DJ Skee "Live From L.A" features the latest and greatest in West Coast hip-hop, as well as DJ Skee world premieres, exclusives, and features that millions of listeners have become familiar with every week.

DJ Skee "Live From L.A" will launch this Saturday (November 18th) with a very special anniversary show featuring an assemble of hip hop superstars stopping through including The Game, The Clipse, Paul Wall, Omar Cruz, Milano, G Malone, Jay Rock, Bishop Lamont, Fat Joe and a slew of others. DJ Skee has also secured syndicated deals overseas in Australia & Europe to broadcast the show outside of the standard North America broadcasting area. Podcasts can be downloaded every week at DJ Skees official website at no charge.

Last week, right here on dubcnn DJ Skee announced the launch of the Triple Threat / Mixtape Monopoly alongside DJ Drama & DJ Whoo Kid with the release of Snoop Doggs "Blue Carpet Treatment mixtape." Stay tuned for exclusive dubcnn interviews with the Monopoly! For more information visit Skee's
MySpace and lookout for a DJSkee.com re-launch on January 1st, 2007.

Rud

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news 1164032430 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Nik Bean is no stranger to dubcnn and our readers, over the past 18 months we have covered many of his various releases and today is no different. DJ Nik Bean has teamed up with Julio G (93.5 K-Day) L.A.'s most respected DJ/Radio personality to bring the second installement in his "The Streets Of L.A." mixtape series.

As usual the Mixtape features all new west coast exclusives and world premiers from The Game, Snoop Dogg, Glasses Malone, Xzibit, Bishop Lamont, Daz, Crooked I and plenty of other notables.

The first release was the well received "The Streets Of L.A.: Volume 1" which was hosted by Bishop Lamont, the cover to which can be seen here. Since then DJ Nik Bean has been putting together this anticpated release, we have the tracklist below as well as some exclusive audio from Dynamic Certified and Roccett.

01) Julio G Intro
02) Glasses Malone - Fuck Wit Me (Prod. by Mannie Fresh)
03) The Game - California Vacation (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Xzibit)
04) Crooked I - Straight Boss
05) Snoop Dogg - My Peoples
06) Julio G Speaks 1
07) Kaos Brought - The Shaw Part 2 (Feat. Kam & Big Syke)
08) Chino Xl - Tap Dance (Feat. Crooked I)
09) The Game - Compton (Feat. Will.I.Am)
10) Daz & Kurupt - Crusin' In My '64
11) Julio G Speaks 2
12) Snoop Dogg - Gangbangin 101 (Feat. The Game)
13) B.G. Knoccout - No Y'all Aint (Feat. Bishop Lamont, Young Dre, & Taje)
14) DJ Warrior & DJ Nik Bean 1
15) The Game - Soundscan (G-Unit Diss)
16) Roccett - Ride Wit a G
17) Crooked I - L.A. City
18) Western Union - Dub you (Feat. Kurupt)
19) Julio G Speaks 3
20) Bishop Lamont - Up & Down (Feat. Glasses Malone & Chevy Jones)
21) Mykestro - Where U Frum? (Feat. Glasses Malone)
22) Doggheadz - Street Lotto (Feat. Daz)
23) Ras Kass - Gayme Over (Game Diss)
24) Dynamic Certifed - Put em in They Place (Feat. Roccett)
25) Dj Nik Bean Hangs up on Zafar aka Dj Warrior
26) DJ Warrior & DJ Nik Bean 2

Enjoy the new music and ensure you head over to MixtapeBuzz to grab a copy of this new mixtape. For the latest on DJ Nik Bean stay tuned to dubcnn.

Rud

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news 1164974472 - January 1, 1970 By : One of the West's hottest up and coming artists Glasses Malone, who's been known to tell the truth, nothing but the truth, no matter how hard to take that truth is, released a public service announcement over the internet last night, called "Kingdome Come", where he adresses the negative comments about Jay-Z's latest album "Kingdome Come", as well as the West Coast artists/fans in general.


Read it below:

"Why cant hip hop artist grow up? This Jay Z album should help alot of us with our transition into being older, wiser, and responsible adults. The Hip Hop critics have try to crucify this cd. Whats wrong with a 37 year old man to show growth. That nigga is ole enuff to be someone's grandfather for christ sake. It would've been a crime for that man to rap about slangin rocks, or gunnin people down. Its a shame to see rappers his age rap about juvenile shit such as gang bangin, slangin, and other ignorant things.

Not to mention these artist who have been successful don't even understand whats really going on in the hood. Thats why we constantly see these lowriders, khakis, and all type of other shit in these videos. Niggaz aint wearing that in the hood. Its just a foul misrepresentation. When was the last time they been to South Central, Inglewood, Watts, Compton, Long Beach? We look so old to the rest of the world. Where are the Dodge Chargers? where are the Harleys? If you been to L.A. lately, muthafuccas are wearing $500 jeans. Niggaz rarely even go to Crenshaw. The New Crenshaw is Broadway. Have you been there?

Rocks aint poppin in L.A. anymore. Pills are the new crack rock, Cush is the new crack rock. Open your eyes L.A.! Fuck that open your eyes whole world. Jay Z has commited the worse sin in hip hop. Being SUCCESSFUL! But is it really that horrible? Is it wrong to tell the youth what type of things lie ahead if you handle ya finances correctly? Is it wrong to convince the youth to stop putting worthless rims on a car? Is it wrong for a man to say don't waste your money on jewelry? Sounds like something my father would say. Guess what, Dude and my pops aint that far apart. So why not give worthwile advice like getting your credit together. Buyin property(nightclubs). These are the dreams people should aspire to achieve. Not a Phantom. Embrace the cutural growth.

I wish West Coast artist close to this man's age would make music that actually played a role in our street culture. It probably could help alot of these street issues. Why did I have to be the first one to make a song uniting crips and bloods? I'm glad to hear the records that have been inspired from my music. *Enters "Tha Sermon"* Once I'm done with you muthafuccas(fans and rappers alike) You gone look in the mirror at your self different. You gon have to ask yourself, Why can't I keep it this real? Pooh said "Tha Sermon" is too advance for the hood. We will see.

So I end this with embrace albums that show growth. We all gotta grow up. Why not learn from someone who has been thru our same path? Oh, and I wanna give a shout out to my boy Mykestro "The best rap Nigga eva", Bad Lucc " I been listenin to yo shit today nigga", Problem "Thats why yo deal gon be for $800 dollars, lol" , Bishop Lamont "Mr I-Sneak-on-WestCoastrydaz", and Pooh "Gettin 20% of all my muthafuccin money" and every New West emcee........Not to mention my squad "Blu Division/Firin Squad" our time is now Niggaz!"


Nima

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news 1165340680 - January 1, 1970 By : It's world premiere time! As previously announced, producer, artist and former Radio Executive Damizza is teaming up with the R&B master Butch Cassidy to release their joint venture Album "Back B-4 You're Lonely".

We've got a brand new exclusive from the album for you all to enjoy. This cut is called "View From The Top" and it features the future of Aftermath Records Bishop Lamont and the bright and shining future star of CTE West Roccett. The voice you hear on the hook is the lovely Vanessa Marquez.


Download the song below and enjoy it courtesy of Damizza & Butch Cassidy. A thank goes out to Dae One & Styles for the hook up.

Damizza - View From The Top (ft. Bishop Lamont, Roccett & Vanessa Marquez) (Prod. by Damizza)

Be on the lookout for the "Back B-4 You're Lonely" album dropping early 2007!

Nima

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news 1165531169 - January 1, 1970 By : Bishop Lamont just released a little video clip of him in the studio with Dr. Dre, letting everybody know that they're working hard, and 2007 is about to be a crazy year for Aftermath Records!

Dr. Dre's long awaited third solo album "Detox" is said to come out in September '07, with Bishop dropping his debut "The Reformation" in summer. The video is available on Bishop Lamont's myspace, as well as on YouTube, make your choice below:

Bishop Lamont's MySpace Page / YouTube Link

Keep it locked right here for the latest...

Nima

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news 1165654717 - January 1, 1970 By : Regular readers will no doubt now be aware that Butch Cassidy is back on the scene having signed a deal with Producer Damion "Damizza" Young on his BabyRee Entertainment Label. Damizza plans to get the long awaited Butch Cassidy solo album out by the middle of 2007.

We also made you aware recently that the two new collaborators are also set to release an album together entitled; "Back B4 You're Lonely" in January/February 2007; again via the Baby Ree/Universal/Fontana imprint.


Only this week we exclusively released the first track to be heard from the album;
View From The Top which features Damizza, Bishop Lamont, Roccett & Vanessa Marquez - a cut produced by Damizza.

However today, we offer you a trip back in time, a voyage down memory lane to when Butch Cassidy was signed to Universal Records where he completed a solo album that never saw the light of day. One record that was made for the album was produced by hit-maker Meech Wells and has long been another track fans have longed to hear as it has been floating around in snippet and tagged format. Today dubcnn, in conjunction with Meech Wells are proud to release the song in full as it was meant to be heard.

The track features vocals from Snoop Dogg and is called "Bang This" and rest assured those of you who love that smooth, melodic material from Meech Wells; he did not dissapoint on the beat. Without further ado, enjoy the track, exclusive on dubcnn.

Butch Cassidy - Bang This (Feat. Snoop Dogg) (Produced By Meech Wells)

Drop in at our forum to leave feedback on the track and even speak to Meech Wells himself. Stay tuned for the latest news on the Butch Cassidy release and of course Meech Wells current projects. Check out Meech Wells at his MySpace page for more audio and news.

Rud

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news 1167000468 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn were the first online media outlet to interview Bishop Lamont back in October 2004, since then he has made incredible moves and is now signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, is working with the Doctor on "Detox" as well as his debut album; "The Reformation."

We managed to grab some time with Bishop as a holiday treat for our readers to discuss his debut, find out what we could about the "Area 51" that surrounds Detox, discussed what it was in him that Dre saw to sign him, his upcoming mixtapes "N***R Noize", "Pope Mobile" and ""Spend Lott'n and Kim Jung Scrill Still Underground" with Indef.

We also touch on the situation with The Game, working with other Aftermath artists, Hittman, the New West, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, and Bishop spit some words for the West Coast. We also get his take on the industry, who he's feeling, records he's bought and so much more in this exclusive one hour interview with dubcnn.com.

To read or listen to the interview, click below:

Bishop Lamont Interview (December '06)

Enjoy the interview, and make sure to check out Bishop Lamont's official website, as well as his MySpace page.

Nima

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news 1169147945 - January 1, 1970 By : Just last week Meech Wells finally hooked up with Aftermath's own Bishop Lamont to start recording some new material. We have some exclusive video footage of the session where the two were clowning and vibing getting ready to go to the studio and lay down some new music next week.

The video is a teaser to a full studio session we will bring to you next month with Meech Wells and Bishop Lamont. You can also see Young Joker, the much talked about protege of Meech Wells in the video who has just released his greatly anicipated debut mixtape; "The Takeover" with the Cali Untouchable DJ's that we will have for digital download soon.

We will be keeping you up to date with developments as Bishop Lamont finishes up both the "N****r Noize" and "Pope Mobile" mixtapes as well as his eagely awaited debut album; "The Reformation". For those who missed it and those who are eager to hear more from Bishop about all these projects check out our recent
exclusive interview with the man himself.

Until then enjoy the exclusive new footage below and drop some feedback at the forum

Dubcnn Presents: Exclusive Footage Of Meech Wells & Bishop Lamont

For the latest on the material these too cook up as well as all of Meech Wells' current projects, stay tuned to dubcnn.

Rud

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news 1169259210 - January 1, 1970 By : Ya'll cheah beah? Nah? You don't know what that is? Well you better get with it then! Young Dre originated the expression, and he hooked up with Aftermath artist Bishop Lamont to record the official "Cheah Beah!" anthem.

Over a bouncy DJ Khalil production, Bishop "The Proof" and Yound Dre "The Truth" trade verses, once again showing why their styles mash together so well. Dre switches it up on this one, coming with a real calm spoken flow, as opposed to his hyper flow he usually brings on tracks, while Bishop brings us his regular solid flow.

'Nuff talking, go ahead a grab the song below:

Bishop Lamont & Young Dre -
Cheah Beah! (Prod. by DJ Khalil)

Shouts out to Crash and the good folks at indastreets.net. Be on the lookout for a Young Dre interview on dubcnn in near future as well.

Nima

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news 1169551276 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Skee is back with his first mixtape of 2007 and is coming out swinging! A mixtape that as been in the works for several months and is now finally completed, to the relief of fans worldwide, is Ya Boy's "Chapter 1: The Rise".

The mixtape was officialy released yesterday and will, over the course of this week, spread to more outlets nationwide and of course be available to order online. The response already has been immense with many trying to get their hands on it and those that have hailing it as another great release from this incredibly talented youngster.

We have three audio tracks from the new mixtape/street album for exclusive download courtesy of Ya Boy and DJ Skee; the already acclaimed "Intro" as well as a cut that features Jin "Down So Long" and a track called "Cannon" which features Malika.

Ya Boy - Intro
Ya Boy - Cannon (Feat. Malika)
Ya Boy - Down So Long (Feat. Jin)

Enjoy the tracks and make sure you grab that mixtape now in your local stores or stay tuned to Ya Boy's MySpace pages for online purchase. In related news DJ Skee is currently finishing up the long awaited "YouKnowWhatItIs Volume 4" with The Game, the hightly anticpated "N****r Noise" mixtape from Bishop Lamont and "The Coast Guard" with Topic & DJ Kay Slay, Omar Cruz & DJ Big Mike.

We will keep you up to date on all this new material and of course Ya Boy's news and material as the year progresses.

Rud

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news 1171067882 - January 1, 1970 By : We've got a little video special for ya'll today, courtesy of Bishop Lamont & Damizza. Bishop was recently interviewed on 103.5 The Bomb Hip-Hop Station in Sacramento by none other than Damizza himself! The interview was filmed on video, you can check out 'Mizza and Short-E in the studio talking on the phone with Bishop, about the new mixtape "N****r Noize", "Detox", "The Reformation", the West Coast and much much more. Download the video below:

Damizza Interviews Bishop Lamont (103.5 The Bomb) (50MB, WMV)

Check out Bishop Lamont on MySpace, and of course be on the lookout for Damizza & Butch Cassidy's album "Back B-4 You're Lonely", dropping in April!

Nima

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news 1171353046 - January 1, 1970 By : The critically acclaimed Hip-Hop group Little Brother are back with their long awaited DJ Mick Boogie mixtape entitled "And Justus For All." Always true to themselves and the music first, Rapper Big Pooh and Phonte have decided to let the fans get "And Justus For All" for FREE since last months arrest of mixtape kingpins DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon.

The mixtape, which is out for free download from today, features production from 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Babu, Focus, RJD2, and Nottz while the guest appearences include Bishop Lamont, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Cormega, AZ, Rhymefest and the entire Justus League Crew.

The mixtape is the first release from HOJ since last years Hall of Justus "Soldiers of Fortune" compilation album. The tracklist to the mixtape can be seen below.

1) Big Pooh: Intro (Poobie's Song)
2) Little Brother and Chaundon: Can't Stop Us (Produced by Young Cee)
3) Little Brother and Oddisee: Delusional (Produced by Oddisee)
4) Interlude: The Purpose Of Mixtapes
5) Little Brother and Skillz: Life of the Party Remix (Produced by Nottz)
6) Little Brother f/ Legacy: Best Kept Secret (Produced by RJD2)
7) Interlude: Wack Freestyles
8) Little Brother f/ Rhymefest and Supastition: Do It To Death (Produced by Focus)
9) Phonte and Von Pea: A Word From Our Sponsors (Produced by Khrysis)
10) Interlude: The Justus League Crew
11) Phonte: Last Day
12) Little Brother: Never Leave (Produced by The Kickdrums)
13) Interlude: Mick Boogie, The A&R
14) Big Pooh f/ Ray Cash: Bring It On
15) Big Pooh, Bishop Lamont and Jozeemo: Without You
16) Interlude: Myspace Etiquette Part 1
17) Little Brother: The Pressure (Produced by Khrysis)
18) Little Brother and Joe Scudda: Fan Mail (Produced by Babu)
19) Interlude: Favorite Duos
20) Little Brother, Mos Def and Talib Kweli: Let It Go (Blackstar Version) (Produced by 9th Wonder)
21) Big Pooh and O-Dash: One Eleven
22) Interlude: Myspace Etiquette Part 2
23) Little Brother f/ Kardinal Offishall: Cross That Line Remix (Produced by 9th Wonder)
24) Little Brother f/ Cormega: Back At It (Khrysis Remix)
25) Little Brother f/ AZ: Rise And Fall (Produced by J. Cardim and Phonte)
26) Little Brother f/ Talib Kweli: Grown Man (Produced by Midi Mafia)
27) Little Brother: Outrolude

You can get yourself the free copy of this mixtape from HallOfJustus.com, RappersIKnow.com or from the official DJ Mick Boogie website.

In related news Little Brother are back in the studio working on their third LP which is due for release in the summer entitled; "Get Back." For the latest check out the official Little Brother MySpace page.

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news 1171542040 - January 1, 1970 By : Earlier last year, Dubcnn had the chance to introduce the viewers to Grown Mo The young South Central rapper quickly build a buzz with his catchy and creative style and strong dedication. He also recently starred in the "Gridiron Gang" movie, branching out into the acting world.

We're here to talk about the music though, and Grown Mo has released his latest mixtape "So Serious Vol 2", which is being put out in conjunction with DJ Dow Jones. The 28 track mixtape which features a host of big names is designed to showcase the smooth versatile talent of Grown Mo.

We have two tracks from the mixtape avaialable for download, get them below:

Grown Mo -
Leanin' (Prod. by Deep H2OZ)
Grown Mo - The Man (Prod. by Deep H2OZ)

Check out the tracklisting below:

1.So Serious Vol.2 Intro Grown Mo + Dow Jones
2.Get Mine Grown Mo (Produced by Deep H2OZ)
3.More, More, More Ludacris & Jadakiss
4.Ridin Slow Southwest Click
5.One Blood Remix Grown Mo
6.One Blood Remix Mitchy Slick
7.NY, NY Lloyd Banks + Tony Yayo
8.LA Niggaz Grown Mo + 50 Cent
9.Blutiful World Spider Loc + Piper
10.Damn, Nigga, Damn UTP
11.The Man Grown Mo (Produced by Deep H2OZ)
12.The Man Remix 151
13.On My Shit The Clipse
14.Coldest Nigga Out Mitchy Slick
15.Keep It Pushin Grown Mo (Produced by Key)
16.Flashlight 40 Glocc + Ras Kass + Alchemist
17.Freestyle Ya Boy
18. 7 & 3/8 Grown Mo (Produced by Deep H2OZ)
19.Up & Down Bishop Lamont + G. Malone
20.Leanin Grown Mo (Produced by Deep H2OZ)
21.Wait Grown Mo (Produced by Freddy P)
22.Got Me Goin J. Wells + Knocturnal
23.AAAYYY!!! Grown Mo (Produced by Deep H2OZ)
24.I Love It Young Jeezy
25.Swag Grown Mo + Java (Produced by Key)
26.Westside Grown Mo + Prophet + K-Bristo (Produced by Klip)
27.Life's A Movie Grown Mo (Produced by Deep H2OZ)
28.Outro

Fans in the Los Angeles area can catch Grown Mo performing along side of the Snowman Cliq at club Hypnotic in Glendale, CA on Friday Feb 23rd. Speaking of the Snowman Cliq, they will be on the cover of the new LA Weekly Issue which hits newsstands Thursday. You can head over now to www.laweekly.com and check out the article, and the cover it's called "The New Grind".

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news 1171627243 - January 1, 1970 By : Two of the busiest men in music have recently taken time out of their hectic schedules to combine and form an organistation to help aspiring artists get heard, get constructive cristicism and ultimately - get deals!

Damizza, who is hard at work on the upcoming collaboration album "Back B4 Ur Lonely" with Butch Cassidy, and Bishop Lamont, Aftermath Records' signee and Dr. Dre protg who is currently finalising two mixtapes and his debut album "The Reformation" - are asking you to "Let Me Hear It"


That's right, Damizza and Bishop Lamont want to hear your music and be able to give you the time and energy you deserve on getting your music heard, critiqued and all importantly get the feedback direct from them.

The concept behind this move, which can be seen at
Let Me Hear It Music, is the result of the pair being inundated with demos and requests that they can't always deal with; this new venture will ensure they can get through material that people really want them to hear and then take the time to listen and evaluate the music properly.

The pair will endevour to listen to all the material submitted, when they cannot then the studio teams, the Mad Scientists, will evaluate the music and then let the pair know what's hot and what's not! Bishop Lamont and Damizza have recorded a video on the new Let Me Hear It Music website to explain it all in detail however we think this quote sums it up; "Don't make it if you can't take it! What i mean by that is make sure you can take criticism, cause i'm gonna be cold than a muthaf-cka like Dre is on me."

Aspiring artists, do not miss out on this opportunity to sumbit your material, this is your chance to be heard and prove your worth - the first 150-200 material submissions will get video responses of Bishop Lamont and/or Damizza critiquing your record, live and direct!

In related news it appears that "Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal" Volumes II and III are in the works and are set to be industry samplers - that means that at Bishop's discretion yout hot material could make its way onto the same mixtape series that got into Dr. Dre's hand to sign Bishop Lamont to Aftermath - don't miss your chance head over to Let Me Hear It Music.com right now and submit your material for only $19.99

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news 1172859727 - January 1, 1970 By : Perhaps one of the most anticipated mixtape releases in recent years is finally here and who else could bring it to you as a world premiere for exclusive Free Download than Dubcnn.com.

That's right, live and direct from Bishop Lamont and DJ Skee we are honoured to present to you the first release in the build up to Bishop Lamont's Aftermath debut album "The Reformation" due later this year. You can expect Bishop Lamont to be hard at work over the coming months recording and consolidating material for the project.

"N*gger Noize," which is in all fairness a Street Album due to its original production, has been in progress for some time now and is finally ready for its release to the world and in true Bishop Lamont style he has granted permission to us to let the fans get it for free!

On "N*gger Noize" you can hear some tracks that have been around for some time now including "Translator," "Chicks On MySpace" and "Don't Kill Me." As well as an array of new material including "Klansmen," "Last Crusade," "Hood Psalm" and "Footsteps In The Dark." Check out the full tracklist below, including some audio samples and follow the link to out exclusive "N*gger Noize" mixtape download page.

01) Intro
02) Klansmen
03) Don't Kill Me
04) Translator
05) The Truth (Feat. Stacee Adams)
06) Let's Go
07) Footsteps In The Dark
08) Fukk Kramer Radio (Interlude)
09) Super Freak
10) Bitches On MySpace
11) Last Crusade
12) First They Love You
13) KKK Hotline (Interlude)
14) N*gger
15) Hood Psalm
16) So Cold
17) HiStory

Bishop Lamont & DJ Skee - N*gger Noize (Mixtape Download)

Ensure you give out the link to the Mixtape Download Page to any and everyone that is already a fan as well as those yet to be exposed to the Carson, Califonia native - this is the build up to his eagerly anticpated debut album "The Reformation." This is brought to you on behalf of Dubcnn and DJSkee.com

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news 1173001942 - January 1, 1970 By : For some time now we have been keeping you up to date with Westcoast artists Young Dre and Young Maylay. Today we have upcoming show information that will feature the two rising stars live on stage at The Roxy on March 16 2007.

The show, which is also set to feature BG Knoccout and Dresta, is being presented by KC3 Monumental & Warner Brothers Music. The flyer for the upcoming event can be seen by clicking
here.


Don't forget to check out the most recent Young Dre track we premiered on dubcnn, a cut with Bishop Lamont back in January, you can hear the track again below.

Bishop Lamont & Young Dre - Cheah Beah! (Produced by DJ Khalil)

We also released an exclusive track from Young Maylay back in October called "Street Chadda" where he crafted a certified Dubcnn anthem over a DBM produced track using a Rocky sample - check that out below

Young Maylay - Street Chadda (Produced by DBM)

Stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on Young Dre as well as Young Maylay - who is gearing up to release his mixtape "The Coast Guard" soon.

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news 1173124548 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we have and exclusive new review from Dubcnn's own Music Editor, Conan Milne. To celebrate the release of Bishop Lamont's long awaited "N*gger Noize" mixtape that we exclusively premiered on March 2, we enlisted Conan to take the mixtape to task to see what all the hype is about.

The much talked about, and already heavily downloaded mixtape, received the Dub Quotable: "Bishop is best surmised as this: Hes a loudmouthed underground Hip-Hop lover with a deadly serious work ethic and jokes for days" as well as getting a hefty Dub Rating for a mixtape release. This is another piece of writing not to be missed.

Bishop Lamont & DJ Skee - N*gger Noize (Review)

If you still haven't got your hands on the mixtape via exclusive download right here on dubcnn then click here to head to the download page.

For more recent reviews, including Snoop Dogg, Young Jeezy, Omarion, Ya Boy, Tyrese and The Clipse, take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

As we explained in an earlier update we are continuing the hunt for skilled writers and journalists to work with the experienced Conan Milne at dubcnn writing reviews, features and articles; if you feel you have what it takes we want you to Contact Conan with your details and any relevent experience - you could soon be a published writer on dubcnn.

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news 1173691346 - January 1, 1970 By : Earlier this week we announced a live concert date for Young Dre at The Roxy on March 16 2007. As we reported the show, which is also set to feature BG Knoccout, Dresta and Young Maylay, is being presented by KC3 Monumental & Warner Brothers Music. The flyer for the upcoming event can be seen by clicking here once again.

Since then we have been sent an "Anthemic" track from his label Warner Brothers Records to build up the anticpation for his long awaited Major Label debut, due out later this year.

The new cut is aptly entitled "I Love L.A." and looks set to make enough impact online to get it added to playlists and mixshows nationwide.

Young Dre delivers his confident, high energy flow over a deep bass, melodic instrumental that ensures you can follow his lyrics with ease. Enough from us, click the link below and enjoy the new music, burn it, bump it and tell everyone; "I Love L.A.".

Young Dre - I Love L.A.

For the latest on Young Dre stay tuned to the first outlet that got his music heard online; Dubcnn. In the meantime don't forget to check out a DJ Khalil produced cut we dropped in January featuring Bishop Lamont alongside Young Dre entitled Cheah Beah!

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news 1174638193 - January 1, 1970 By : Starcore Ent and Jazzy Management's own Fred Knuxx is back with a new freestyle track called "Mr. Impact", which is off his upcoming free download mixtape called "Face Of De", which will be dropping right here very soon. Download it below:

Fred Knuxx -
Mr. Impact (Prod. by Mad Brains)

"Face Of De" will be his warm up mixtape before he drops his debut solo album "Delafornia", bridging the gap from coast to coast.

The project is set to feature Bishop Lamont, Spider Loc, Akil (J-5), Eastwood, Conyac, Problem, Bangloose & Mykestro just to name a few. Keep it locked right here for the latest on Knuxx.

Nima

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news 1174772348 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we have two exclusive new reviews from Dubcnn's Eddie Gurrola. Last month Soopafly released his highly anticpated sophomore album "Bangin' Westcoast" however not in the format most fans were expecting.

The download only LP received a mixed reception however most seem in agreement that after a long drought of Soopafly material, any format was a welcome arrival. Eddie takes the album to task over whether you should spend the money and get the download.

"Bangin' Westcoast" received the Dub Quotable: "This overdue return falls a bit short of its full potential, but will satisfy those fans desperate to bang Soopa's re-imagined West Coast." The full review can be read below.

Soopafly - Bangin' Westcoast (Review)

The second album review of the day is Devin The Dude's long awaited fourth solo effort. "Waitin' To Inhale" has been in production for some time now and Eddie sets out to discover if the finished product has been worth the wait. Hitting stores this week, March 20, the album has been riding the success of two singles "Lil Girl Gone" and the Snoop Dogg and Andre 3000 featured "What A Job."

"Waitin' To Inhale" earns the Dub Quotable; "Impressively, The Dude continues to grow, delivering his most consistent work on fourth outing, 'Waiting To Inhale'" as well as a highly respectable Dub Rating. Check the link below to read the full review.

Devin The Dude - Waitin To Inhale (Review)

For more recent reviews, including Evidence, Black-Ty, Bishop Lamont, Ya Boy and The Clipse take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

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news 1175886298 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we have two new and exclusive reviews from Dubcnn's own Music Editor, Conan Milne. Last week saw the long awaited sopohomore LP from G-Unit's Young Buck. The heavily delayed and much discussed "Buck The World" finally hit shelves on March 27th and as such Conan takes the time to put this latest effort from the G-Unit Soldier under the microscope.

The Dub Quotable for "Buck The World" reads: "Delve beyond the cynic-baiting title, and Buck captivates on an album that uses the brash G-Unit formula to impressive effect" as well earning a reasonable Dub Rating.

Is it enough to save the G-Unit empire from is much talked about implosion? - Read the review below to find out.

Young Buck - Buck The World (Review)

Next up is the even longer awaited studio solo release from Redman. The Funk Doc is back with his latest Def Jam offering and everyone wants to know if it has met the level of expectation. With poor promotion and lacklustre label support this release is really being supported heavily online.

Conan takes "Red Gone Wild" to task in this review to see if it has been worth the agonising wait and if the Dub Quotable is anything to go by, he may just have managed it; "Reggie Noble is back, and Red Gone Wild appeases six years worth of hype." Conan even awards the Brick City native a respectable Dub Rating, read the full review below.

Redman - Red Gone Wild: Thee Album (Review)

For more recent reviews, including Snoop Dogg, Evidence, Soopafly, Ya Boy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

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news 1175949868 - January 1, 1970 By : The System are no strangers to dubcnn! We've been bringing you music from the talented production team for a while now, and it looks like they are about to have their break, as Soul Nana recently won the Sha Money XL One Stop Shop Beat Battle, and his name has been buzzing.

They had released a low quality rough mix of their song "Keep On" last year, which featured Kam, Crooked I & Sly Boogy, as well as TK aka Ms. King on the hook. Due to the tremendous feedback, they just leaked out the final mix of the song, which you can download below:

The System -
Keep On (ft. Kam, Crooked I & Sly Boogy) (Final Mix)

Be on the lookout for "Flood The West" coming this summer, featuring Bishop Lamont, Ms. Jade, Roscoe, Jojo (Jodeci), Crooked I, Sly Boogy, Kam, Ya Boy and many more.

Don't forget to hit up the MySpaces: The System Page | Soul Nana Page

Nima

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news 1177163275 - January 1, 1970 By : As we have been reporting all year Damizza and Butch Cassidy have been gearing up to the release of their highly anticipated collaboration album "Back B4 Your Lonely."

With the album now in stores we take a look at the record that sees two fan favourites line up together for the first time. If the Dub Quotable is anything to go by, this may well have lived up to its hype; "On this album, Butch and Damizza justify their status as overlooked West Coast maestros."


To read the full review and also check the Dub Rating "Back B4 Your Lonely" received read the full review below.

Damizza & Butch Cassidy - Back B4 Your Lonely (Review)

For more recent reviews, including Snoop Dogg, Evidence, Redman, Ya Boy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

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news 1177359753 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we have the latest review from Dubcnn's Music Editor, Conan Milne. Earlier this month Timbaland release his long awaited album "Shock Value" which includes collaborations with Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Tony Yayo & Elton John. With the album finally in stores we look at the solo effort and see if its worth your hard earned cash.

"Shock Value" gets the Dub Quotable: "Signifying his current prized status, Timbo releases 'Shock Value,' a whirling joyride of a record." as well earning a respectable Dub Rating.

Timbaland Presents: Shock Value (Review)

For more recent reviews, including Snoop Dogg, Evidence, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

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news 1177759111 - January 1, 1970 By : Our visitors who have been with us for a few years will probably remember one of the first 40 Glocc track we premiered on dubcnn, called "I Ain't Scared Of U". An unsigned artist back then, 40 was building up a huge buzz around that time, which eventually lead to his deal with Infamous/G-Unit Records.

With his new mixtape "That New Nigga" with DJ Felli Fel and DJ Nik Bean set to come out in the next couple of weeks, 40 Glocc decided to release a video they had shot to "I Ain't Scared Of U", but that was never released. The video features cameos from Kurupt, Jayo Felony and Mobb Deep.

You can watch it below:

40 Glocc -
I Ain't Scared Of U (YouTube Video)

We'll be bringing you new music from the mixtape next week so check back with us real soon! "That New Nigga" features Bishop Lamont, Ras Kass, 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, Tony Yayo, Spider Loc, Crooked I, Hot Dollar, Kartoon, Brotha Lynch Hung, Gail Gotti, Keak Da Sneak, Jayo Felony, Zoo Babies, Kokane, Westside Bugg, Sam Scarfo and more. Check out the covers below:

Front Cover | Back Cover

Don't sleep on this mixtape, we'll be bringing you audio previews next week!

As always, check out 40 Glocc on MySpace by clicking here.

Nima

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news 1178659483 - January 1, 1970 By : Damion "Damizza" Young CEO of BabyRee Records is gearing up for a hot 2007 with the release of its first single "Cruzin" which is already toping radio countdowns accross the country, from the criticly acclaimed album "Back B4 You're Lonely" w/ Butch Cassidy and Damizza, BabyRee is already, feeling its wheels turning and giving the industry something to talk about.

Especially with the second album release for BabyRee Recordings right around the corner, they are already proving they are a force to be reckoned with.


It comes in the form of a Blues album, not a rap or hip-hop album as most would expect, Damizza joined forces with Grammy & Emmy winning music composer Mike Post (Hill Street Blues, A-Team, Law and Order) to Release the L.A. Blues Alliance album "What a Life" on 5/15/2007.

A super group of musicians hand picked by Mr. Post. The group consist of Keb' Mo, Sunny Landreth, Mike Finnigan, Amy Keys, JR Robinson (Grammy winner) , David Morgan, Bob Glaub, W.G. Snuffy Walden (Emmy winner) & Stanley Behrens all accomplished and legendary within their own right, together they bring chemistry unlike any other to make great long lasting music.

On April 18th they all had their first performance together at the House of Blues In Hollywood to a sold out crowd celebrating theyre upcoming release. It was a star-studded event as the red carpet arrivals were a diverse group of stars including
Joe Pesci (who was on hand to introduce the group), Ben Harper, Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont, Vanessa Marquez and a slue of industry insiders that made the Night a total success.

Damizza has described BabyRee Reecordings as forming into "The west-coast Motown of music." "BabyRee strives to put out a great quality music and that comes in all forms and genre's." Expect to hear a lot more from BabyRee Recordings with more music scheduled to be released soon including the highly anticipated Butch Cassidy solo album due late summer 2007.

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news 1178818422 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we have a new review. This time we take Snoop Dogg's recent compilation album, "The Big Squeeze," and see what the release holds for listeners.

Released last month, the album sees Tha Doggfather assume his production alias Niggarachi and showcase an array of talent across the release from Westurn Union (Damani, Bad Lucc & Soopafly), to Warzone (Kam, Goldie Loc & MC Eiht) as well as JT The Bigga Figga, and many more.


"The Big Squeeze" receives the Dub Quotable: "'The Big Squeezes' greatest strength is the diversity it offers for listeners", and earns a respectable Dub Rating.

Snoop Dogg Presents: The Big Squeeze (Review)

For more recent reviews, including Snoop Dogg, Evidence, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude, take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

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news 1179140301 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we're back with another new review. This time we assess the impending J Wells release, in collaboration with Kurupt, "Digital Smoke." The new album, due June 5th, is the rising producer's long awaited follow up to the underground classic "Digital Master." In this review we decide whether the pairing of J Wells and Kurupt is a success and why you should pick up the album next month.

"Digital Smoke" receives the Dub Quotable: "Digital Smoke is a great effort with some stellar production from Wells. His brooding, paranormal instrumentals pave the way for some fantastic moments, just as they have on previous releases like Digital Master" as well as earning an honorable Dub Rating.

J Wells & Kurupt Present - Digital Smoke (Review)

For more recent reviews, including albums from Timbaland, Evidence, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

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news 1179351655 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn was in downtown L.A. with Kurupt & J. Wells this past weekend as they filmed the music video for their new single "All We Smoke." There were many guests present at the video shoot including Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Big Gipp, Tash, Roscoe, Tri-Star, 40 Glocc, Gail Gotti and others. Please make sure to check back with Dubcnn as we release exclusive behind the scenes footage from the music video as well as footage from a Rime magazine shoot with Estevan Oriole and Kurupt & J.Wells. For now, please check out our photo gallery.


Dubcnn Presents:
Kurupt & J.Wells "All We Smoke" Music Video Shoot (Event Gallery)

The album "Digital Smoke" is coming out on June 5th, and the single "All We Smoke" is available for purchase on iTunes right now.

Click here to purchase Kurupt & J. Wells - "All We Smoke" From iTunes

Please visit MySpace.com/JWellsMusic for more information and music and remember to stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on this release and the aforementioned exclusive footage.

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news 1179401569 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn got a fresh new banger from Bishop Lamont & Black Milk from the upcoming "CALTROiT" mixtape release. The production will be mostly handled by Black Milk and the album will feature artists from California and Detroit.

Bishop Lamont & Black Milk -
CALTROiT feat. Indef (Produced by: Black Milk).

Make sure you hit up Bishop Lamont and Black Milk on their myspace pages and give them some feedback.

Expect the mixtape to surface sometime this summer and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont & Black Milk.

Yash

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news 1179590519 - January 1, 1970 By : Last month we brought you the cover and tracklisting of Infamous/G-Unit artist 40 Glocc's newest mixtape "That New Nigga", which is being released in conjunction with DJ Felli Fel and DJ Nik Bean. The mixtape is out on the streets now, so if you haven't picked up your copy yet, order it now by clicking here.

"That New Nigga" features both original and other people's beats (6 beats produced by Large Money Ent), and features such as 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, Bishop Lamont, Crooked I, Ras Kass, Brotha Lynch Hung, Tony Yayo, Gail Gotti, Westside Bugg, Spider Loc and many more.

Check out the tracklisting below, and click on the highlighted links to listen to preview tracks or watch videos.

1. Felli Fel Intro
2. Serial Killa Ft. 50 Cent & Prodigy
3. 1 Blood (Game Diss)
4. Where Them Hammerz At Ft. Sam Scarfo [Audio][Video]
5. Ragaytone Ft. Ras Kass & Bishop Lamont
6. Lets Gettem Ft. Gail Gotti
7. When The Yellow Bus Stop Ft. Keak Da Sneak & Jayo Felony [Audio]
8. Itz Aight Ft. Prodigy & Sam Scarfo
9. Glasses Malone Speaks
10. Gorilla City Ft. Tufflaun & Spider Loc
11. Dance Under Water Ft. Crooked I & Hot Dollar
12. Freestyle Ft. Zoo Babiez
13. Felli Fel Speaks 1
14. Riden Hi Ft. Tony Yayo
15. So Hyphy Ft. Yacc [Video]
16. Get Rich Ft. Gail Gotti
17. Whatcha Thought Ft. Prodigy, 50 Cent(Game,Fat Joe,Nas,Jadakiss Diss) [Audio]
18. Sqeeze Ft.Kokane
19. Everybody Wanna Be Me Ft. Yacc,Zoo Babiez
20. Hood Rich Ft. Mobb Deep
21. Self Made
22. Dead Wrong Ft. W/S Bugg
23. American Dreams Ft. Brotha Lynch Hung
24. If Wallz Could Talk
25. Back That Azz Up
26. Felli Fel Speaks 2
27. Game For You
28. Shake It For Me
29. Reality Show
30. N.W.A.(Game,Dip Set Diss) [Audio]
31. Pay Back (Prod. By Alchemist) [Audio]
32. All You Hear Is Ft. Kartoon [Audio]
33. Felli Fel & Nik Bean Outro

You can check out 40 Glocc's MySpace page here. Once again, to order "That New Nigga", click here.

Nima

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news 1179793399 - January 1, 1970 By : The first comes from new signee Taje founder of LNS Ent. his first single House Shoes Produced by Dae One already starting to hit the airwaves in California, it's set to blow up west-coast radio and set up his "Get It Gang" movement into full effect.
"Waitin' at the bus stop" the debut album from Taje is due in stores this fall. You can expect his mixtape album "Hot Box 2" the follow up to the street smash "Hot Box" to hit the streets this summer. "Fans have been asking for a long time to start digging in the vaults, one of the first songs I found is one of my favorites."

Down featuring Damizza & Chino XL - Can't Move It Like Me

"I have a lot of respect for Down, Khool Aid, E-Dub and the whole Poco's Pero Loco's movement, what can I say about Chino he is a legend." Damizza said.

Last on the list is an exclusive DJ Warrior played on his Sirius Cali Untouchable radio show this week.

Damizza - I Ain't Playin ft. Prime

You can expect to hear even more music soon. Damizza & Bishop Lamont are currently working on "Ill Clinton" the mixtape album and Butch Cassidy is currently mixing and mastering his solo album due later this year on Babyree Records.

Yash

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news 1180046933 - January 1, 1970 By : September 7th is quickly becoming an established name in the mixtape scene thanks to his years of producing 2Pac blends and his recent affiliation with the Cali Untouchable DJ's.

His work with DJ Strong started last year when he managed a music store and he made his mixtape debut with "Cali Untouchable Radio #16 - The Game Returns" since then he has dropped 3 mixtapes including "2007 All-Star MVP" and "The 7th Level" both of which can be previewed on his official MySpace page.

The Las Vegas based DJ has just finished work on his latest mixtape entitled "Western Hospitality" which is co-sponsored by Dubcnn. This latest installment showcases talent from across the WestCoast including bangers from artists including Planet Asia, Crooked I, Westurn Union, Jayo Felony, Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Juice, Ya Boy & many more. Below we have the full mixtape tracklist along with some preview tracks from the release but first we have a Megamix from September 7th over the 50 Cent "Straight To The Bank" instrumental with verses from The Game, Crooked I & Tupac.

September 7th - Straight To The Bank (Megamix) (The Game, Crooked I & Tupac)

Enjoy that track and now we have the full "Western Hospitality" tracklist that also features a "Straight To The Bank" remix however that track features Tupac and Young Noble

01) Hiphopwest.com Intro
02) Planet Asia, Diego Redd, Fashawn, Shake The Mayor - We Takin' Over (Central Cali Remix)
03) 40 Glocc, Keak Da Sneak, Jayo Felony - When The Yellow Bus Stops
04) Richie Rich & Clyde Carson - U Ain't That Ni**a
05) Glasses Malone - Right Now
06) Western Union - Hat 2 Tha Back
07) Cyssero & Ya' Boy - Do My Thing
08) Soopafly, Daz, Kurupt - Ready
09) Bad Lucc & Mykestro - Tha Best
10) 334 Mobb, Lil Wayne, Juice - Choppin'
11) Crooked I - Str8 Bosses
12) Milano, Mistah F.A.B., Turf Talk - Yes Sir
13) Cheah Beah Interlude
14) Bishop Lamont & Young Dre - Cheah Beah
15) Glasses Malone - Malone
16) Bad Lucc, Damani, Halla - Gangstas
17) Sky Balla & The Game - California Soul
18) Damani & E-40 - Dego
19) Warzone - Shaccled Up
20) Tangled Thoughts, Kurupt, Roscoe - Jumpoff
21) Messy Marv & Mitchy Slick - The 2nd Letter
22) Tangled Thoughts, Freeway, Rok Bottom - Til Tha Sun Come Up
23) The Game - Body Bags (50 Cent/Tony Yayo Diss)
24) Hiphopwest.com Outro
25) Bonus - Makaveli & Young Noble - Straight 2 Tha Bank (September 7th RMX)

This mixtape is avialable to order right now from September 7th's official MySpace page, support DJ's and the mixtape industry as a whole. Stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on September 7th and the Cali Untouchable DJ's.

Rud

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news 1180087918 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we're back with a brand new review. This time I've chosen to critique the latest release from Infamous/G-Unit artist 40 Glocc.

40's latest mixtape "That New Nigga" has been creating quite a buzz, and as a result it has been named DubCNN's latest Mixtape Of The Week. Find out why 40 was bestowed with this honor by checking out the review below.

40 Glocc - "That New Nigga" (Review)

For more recent reviews, including albums from Timbaland, Evidence, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section. Additional reviews will be coming very soon.

ConanMilne

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news 1180283879 - January 1, 1970 By : We've recently provided a few news updates on the latest music from rising PA trio Tangled Thoughts. The group, under the guidance of their DPG mentor Kurupt, have recently completed their new album "Philly 2 Cali."

The album, in stores now, is the latest to be given the DubCNN review treatment. New contributor Lord Funk delved into the record and decided whether the young trio have produced an indispensable release.

"Philly 2 Cali" receives the Dub Quotable: "The DPG affiliation will no doubt attract many West Coast heads, but Tek, Cas and De show enough skills here to shine in their own right." Read the full review and find out how many Dubs the group were awarded by clicking below.

Tangled Thoughts - "Philly 2 Cali" (Review)

For more recent reviews of projects from 40 Glocc, Timbaland, Evidence, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

ConanMilne

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news 1181069443 - January 1, 1970 By : Kurupt & J. Wells' new album, "Digital Smoke" is finally in stores today. Make sure you go out to your local record store and support the west coast. In conjunction with the album release, Dubcnn has been releasing some exclusive behind the scenes footage from the "All We Smoke" video shoot. Yesterday we presented the "Summertime" BTS video and shoutout clips. Today, we have an "All We Smoke" BTS clip, and another hilarious clip where you can find some of your favorite artists impersonating each other. Additionally you will see Bishop Lamont and Glasses Malone talking about their new deals with Aftermath and Hoo Bangin/Cash Money. Watch the video to get the exclusive.

Video 3: Shoutouts: Kurupt, J Wells, Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Tash, 40 Glocc, Tri Star all impersonating each other (wmv)
Video 3: Shoutouts: Kurupt, J Wells, Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Tash, 40 Glocc, Tri Star all impersonating each other (YouTube)

Video 4: Behind the Scenes of "All We Smoke" (wmv)
Video 4: Behind the Scenes of "All We Smoke" (YouTube)

Archives:
Video 1: Kurupt, J Wells, Roscoe, and Co. - Summertime (wmv)
Video 1: Kurupt, J. Wells, Roscoe and Co. - Summertime (YouTube)
Video 2: Some words from Kurupt, Tash, Big Gipp, 40 Glocc, Tri-Star (wmv)
Video 2: Some words from Kurupt, Tash, Big Gipp, 40 Glocc, Tri-Star (YouTube)
Kurupt & J.Wells "All We Smoke" Music Video Shoot (Event Gallery)

Kurupt & J. Wells - "Digital Smoke" Commercial (YouTube) | Click here to purchase Kurupt & J. Wells - "All We Smoke" From iTunes

Please visit MySpace.com/JWellsMusic for more information. Check back with Dubcnn tomorrow as we continue to drop more Kurupt & J. Wells behind the scenes footage.

JustinL

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news 1182041802 - January 1, 1970 By : The New West Free Agent O Brown has teamed up with Watts Finest Jay Rock and South Gate's pride and joy, B-Real to bring you the Nalo produced banger "Peruvian Coke." O Brown has been on his grind for a while now and is readying his DJ Warrior presented Mixtape New West Free Agent.

He's already teamed up with Bishop Lamont and teaming up with Jay Rock is just further solidifying his status as one of the elite up and comers in the New West. With a co-sign from Hip Hop Legend B-Real, O Breezy is ready to make his mark and let his name be known. Be on the look out for the up coming mixtape. In the meantime, check this out:

O Brown Feat. Jay Rock & B-Real - Peruvian Coke

Be sure to check out O Brown's Myspace

SGV

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news 1182964966 - January 1, 1970 By : Shade Sheist and NUNE are back with another edition of their PYO Show on SWURV Radio, which airs tonight at 6 PM PST. On tonight's show, they've got special guest Bishop Lamont to appear on the program and drop some knowledge for the listeners! Bishop will be speaking on "all issues," according to Shade Sheist, "including, but not limited to the "Detox" album."

Tonight, Sheist and NUNE will also be holding the first in a series of "over the airwaves" music industry seminars. Sheist comments, "if you tune in you will be acquiring very valuable information that you need to know in order to survive in [this] fast-paced and very political game."

Shade also adds this, "I told you it was over.. I told you we were only working with the best.. Sometimes you just gotta go to your "Doctor" and see what's wrong with you."

The show is highly recommended, and you cannot miss it tonight! Head over to
SWURV Radio's site to stream the show live, and look out for more news on Shade Sheist, NUNE, Bishop Lamont, and the PYO Show right here on Dubcnn.

Link to flyer for the show!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1182965906 - January 1, 1970 By : Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne have teamed up with Blockstar to separately release a pair of documentary DVDs, both of which hit stores today.

Snoop's DVD, "Welcome To LA" focuses on West Coast unity, and features appearances from Warren G,The Game, JT the Bigga Figga, Kurupt, and Daz, as well as additional interviews with DJ Quik, Ice Cube, Tyrese, Xzibit, Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, and more.

Lil Weezy's DVD, "Lil Wayne Edition," features the rapper "speaking candidly about his place in hip hop and where he is going." This DVD also features interviews with Too Short, The Game, Jim Jones, Mims, and more.

Make sure to go pick up both of these DVDs today at your local retailer, and look out for more news on Snoop and Lil Wayne right here on Dubcnn.


Eddie Gurrola

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news 1183662586 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently linked up with Detroit-based producer/MC Black Milk for an exclusive interview. In this in-depth feature we cover many topics, including a look back into the early days of his career working with Slum Village, and his search for a trademark sound with his production. We also go into detail about the highly anticipated Caltroit duo album with Bishop Lamont. Milk shares his experiences in the studio making the album, tells us about how he originally met Bishop, and gives us some insight into what can expect from the project. We also talk about his upcoming international tour, and how hip-hop reaches people from all over the world. Check out the interview below.

Exclusive Interview With Black Milk [July 2007]

Make sure to pick up a copy of Milk's album "Popular Demand," which is in stores now! Keep it locked on Dubcnn as always for the latest news regarding the "Caltroit" project, Black Milk, and Bishop Lamont.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1185200936 - January 1, 1970 By : We've been keeping you updated on California's Bishop Lamont and Detroit's Black Milk's collaboration project entitled "Caltroit" and brought you the album' title track "Caltroit" a few weeks ago, as well as an exlcusive interview with Black Milk.

Today we've got a new track off the album. An unmixed version of the song has been floating around on the net since last week, this right here is the final version of the track, called "Mouth Music".


The track is a Black Milk production and features verses from Busta Rhymes and Guitly Simpson. Listen to the song below:

Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - Mouth Music (ft. Busta Rhymes & Guilty Simpson)

Enjoy the song and keep it locked right here for the latest on "Caltroit".

Nima

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news 1185205985 - January 1, 1970 By : Today DubCNN adds to it's growing Reviews section with another fresh addition. This time we have critiqued the recently released Jazzy Jeff project, "The Return Of The Magnificent." The album offers a generous dose of conscious Hip-Hop, and sees Jeff tale helm as producer.

"The Return Of The Magnificent" also boasts high-profile appearances from the likes of Method Man and Kardinal Offishall . In this review we decide if such collaborations are ultimately worth checking out.


"The Return Of The Magnificent" receives the Dub Quotable: "Jazzy Jeff may be immortalized as the person hauled off the Bel-Air property, but those who refuse to take Jazzy Jeff, the Hip-Hop honorary to heart are doing themselves a great disservice." Check the full review and Dub rating by clicking below:

DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Return Of The Magnificent (Review)

For more recent reviews, including albums from Fabolous, Timbaland, Evidence, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

ConanMilne

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news 1187621034 - January 1, 1970 By : At the start of this month we provided the first track to be released from the upcoming mixtape from Taje. "Hot Box: Volume 2" is the long awaited follow up to the first "Hot Box" street album that received much acclaim from fans.

The new release is being presented by DJ Warrior as a "Cali Untouchable Radio Edition" and is set to hit the streets in the coming weeks. We have three tracks available for download now off the street album courtesy of Cali Untouchable DJs, LNS Entertainment, Baby Ree, Thug Life & Dae One Productions.

The first is the track we dropped earlier this month, a track that hightened the anticpation for the release, "Misunderstood" - a soulful production supplied by Dae One courtesy of a sample of the much covered 1964 classic "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" originally by Nina Simone. Dae One absolutely delivers on this cut and Taje ensures his efforts are rewarded an incredible flow and thought provoking lyrics. The second is the Dae One production we premiered with our exclusive interview, entitled "It's You" and finally we have an exclusive track featuring Bishop Lamont, Treck Life & DJ Rhettmatic over a beat produced by Diverse and Dae One.

Check all the cuts out within the tracklist below and ensure you take a look at the cover which can be enlarged from the news article image. Don't forget that you can request another track from the release at your local radio stations, "Butterfly Effect" featuring Mike Anthony.

01) Intro
02) Still Dumpin' (Feat. Chevy Jones) (Produced By Diverse)
03) Misunderstood (Produced By Dae One)
04) Get It Gang (Feat. Bad News & Ace) (Produced By Dame Taylor)
05) Butterfly Effect (Feat. Mike Anthony)
06) Shots Fired (Produced By DJ Khalil)
07) Jump Back (Feat. K-Boy, Lil Bam, Bangloose & Marleik) (Produced By J Thrill)
08) Houseshoes (Produced By Dae One)
09) Chips (Produced By Dae One)
10) It's You (Produced By Dae One)
11) Why You Trippin' (Feat. T.K.) (Produced By Dae One)
12) Win Or Lose (Feat. Mopreme Shakur) (Produced By Black Milk)
13) The Truth (Feat. Bishop Lamont, Treck Life & DJ Rhettmatic) (Produced By Diverse & Dae One)
14) Momma Taught Me That (Produced By The System)
15) Way (Feat. G Money) (Produced By Dae One)
16) Bendin Cornaz (Produced By Dae One)
17) Last Dragon (Feat. Indee & Mykestro) (Produced By King Karnav)
18) Walk On The Moon (Feat. Noni Spit & Chevy Jones) (Produced By Dae One)
19) Care In The World (Produced By Diverse)
20) All Me (Feat. Dae One & Mike Anthony) (Produced By King Karnav)
21) Outro

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the exclusive Free Download of the full mixtape coming soon! Until then, check our Archives for previous updates on Taje, DJ Warrior and "Hot Box: Volume 2" and visit both Taje's and DJ Warrior's MySpace pages for more news and audio.

Rud

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news 1187879064 - January 1, 1970 By : The Bloc Boyz, consisting of Ace & K Boy, are repping the New West movement on Glasses Malone's label Blu Division. The duo has been making noize in the streets with features on some of the hottest mixtapes like DJ Nik Bean's "Streets of LA 3", Taje's "Hot Box 2", Noni Spitz "W.I.M.S" & DJ Warrior's "Ill Street Dues Vol. 3".

Today we bring you an exclusive video of the Bloc Boyz chilling in the studio with none other than the "A" team Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont & Focus all from the Aftermath camp.

Check out the video below:

The Bloc Boyz With Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont & Focus (Video) (60MB, Windows Media)

We also have two exclusive joints for free download. The first one is called "South Central", produced by Terrace Martin and the second one is "Fly Like Us" featuring Roccett, produced by Dae One. Get them both below:

The Bloc Boyz - South Central (Prod. by Terrace Martin)

The Bloc Boyz - Fly Like Us (Prod. by Dae One)

Up next for The Bloc Boyz is Blu Divisions "The Electric Chair" mixtape hosted by DJ Skee & Dow Jones (fka "The New Death Row" mixtape), as well as features on Black Milk and Bishop Lamont's "CALTROiT", a soundtrack for an upcoming Tupac documentary, and their own street album "Protege of the Streets" due early next year. Keep it locked on Dubcnn for more exclusives and news on The Bloc Boyz.


Nima

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news 1188143473 - January 1, 1970 By : We have the official press release about Damizza's upcoming "Unreleased Tracks" project, where he is going to be putting out tracks that never came out over the years. Check out the official article below:

"Christmas is going to come early for West Coast hip-hop fans, as multi-platinum producer Damizza has agreed to open his vast unmatched vault of more than 500 unreleased songs spanning the past two decades and release previously unheard tracks featuring stars as diverse as Krayzie Bone, Nate Dogg, Mariah Carey and more.

"I've had everybody come through the studio from Spiderman" Toby Maguire to Ludacris so what better way celebrate my 20-year love affair with music than by releasing songs by some of the greatest stars of our time?" Damizza says. The producer explains that, until now, he's been so busy working on new material with Butch Cassidy and emerging artists signed to his Baby Ree label that he simply hasn't had time to sift through the hundreds of unreleased works.

"There are volumes of new songs in there," he says, "as well as demo recordings & new material from Jennifer Love-Hewett, Roccett, Macy Gray, Ray J & Nate Dogg, it's really amazing. I surprised myself at the quantity and quality of music. We've just been producing so much material that gems just end up being forgotten. It's an amazing body of work and I feel it needs to be out there for fans."

"Damizza Presents: Unreleased Volume 1" will be in stores through Baby Ree and distributed through Fontana/Universal on November 31st.

That will be followed in early 2008 by two addition volumes from Damizza's vault which the producer hints may include rare works from Bone Thuggs N Harmony, Mariah Carey, Ice Cube, Bishop Lamont, Ja Rule, Knoc-Turn'al, Fat Joe and many more chart-topping artists.

"There's just no reason for good music to just sit," Damizza says of his incredible catalogue.


Nima

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news 1188308330 - January 1, 1970 By : Just last week we brought you a comprehensive update on the long awaited sophomore mixtape from Taje, the second installment in the "Hot Box" series; "Hot Box: Volume 2." The new street album is being presented by DJ Warrior as a "Cali Untouchable Radio Edition" and just started to hit the streets nationwide.

Taje and DJ Warrior dropped off over 3000 CD's in Miami at the recent Ozone Awards, over 1000 have already hit locations around L.A. County and next week over 10,000 copies will be shipped out to locations across the entire WestCoast.

With the Dubcnn Digitial Download due soon, the team putting the release together; including Cali Untouchable DJs, LNS Entertainment, Baby Ree, Thug Life & Dae One Productions wanted to drop off another exclusive track right here on Dubcnn for free download. "Still Dumpin'" features the immense vocal talents of Chevy Jones and the production of Diverse.

Taje - Still Dumpin' (Feat. Chevy Jones) (Produced By Diverse)

To further promote the imminent Digital Download, Taje has put together a YouTube Video commercial for the CD with snippets of many of the tracks on "Hot Box: Volume 2." To check that out click here. Below once again is the full tracklist and the tracks we dropped last week exclusively on Dubcnn.

01) Intro
02) Still Dumpin' (Feat. Chevy Jones) (Produced By Diverse)
03) Misunderstood (Produced By Dae One)
04) Get It Gang (Feat. Bad News & Ace) (Produced By Dame Taylor)
05) Butterfly Effect (Feat. Mike Anthony)
06) Shots Fired (Produced By DJ Khalil)
07) Jump Back (Feat. K-Boy, Lil Bam, Bangloose & Marleik) (Produced By J Thrill)
08) Houseshoes (Produced By Dae One)
09) Chips (Produced By Dae One)
10) It's You (Produced By Dae One)
11) Why You Trippin' (Feat. T.K.) (Produced By Dae One)
12) Win Or Lose (Feat. Mopreme Shakur) (Produced By Black Milk)
13) The Truth (Feat. Bishop Lamont, Treck Life & DJ Rhettmatic) (Produced By Diverse & Dae One)
14) Momma Taught Me That (Produced By The System)
15) Way (Feat. G Money) (Produced By Dae One)
16) Bendin Cornaz (Produced By Dae One)
17) Last Dragon (Feat. Indee & Mykestro) (Produced By King Karnav)
18) Walk On The Moon (Feat. Noni Spit & Chevy Jones) (Produced By Dae One)
19) Care In The World (Produced By Diverse)
20) All Me (Feat. Dae One & Mike Anthony) (Produced By King Karnav)
21) Outro

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the exclusive Free Download of the full mixtape coming soon! Until then, check our Archives for previous updates on Taje, DJ Warrior and "Hot Box: Volume 2" and visit both Taje's and DJ Warrior's MySpace pages for more news and audio.

Don't forget that you can request another track from the release at your local radio stations, "Butterfly Effect" featuring Mike Anthony and make sure you catch the Cali Untouchable Radio show on Sirius 40 every Tuesday at 11PM PST, Wednesday 2AM EST for more exclusive music from the WestCoast.

Rud

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news 1188345066 - January 1, 1970 By : The exclusives just keep on rolling in... Today we're bringing you Bishop Lamont's official street single from his album "The Reformation", but we also have two exclusive videos for ya'll from the good folks over at Aftermath Records, LNS Ent and TakeOff Productions.

The first video is studio footage of Aftermath artists Bishop Lamont (Carson, Ca) and Joell Ortiz (Brooklyn, NY) with Aftermath producer Focus, vibing to a track from Joell's upcoming Aftermath album, featuring Bishop, produced by Focus. Download the video exclusively below:

Bishop Lamont, Joell Ortiz & Focus - Studio Footage (Video) (30MB, Windows Media)

The second video features Taje promoting his "Hot Box 2: Second Hit" street album dropping on dubcnn for digital dubcnn very soon. Watch video to see Busta Rhymes co-signing Taje's mixtape at the legendary CanAm studios in L.A., where Tupac, Guns N Roses and many others once recorded their hits. The video also features Warren G, the song you hear playing in the background is off Warren's upcoming album, a track featuring Taje & Mike Anthony. Download the video below:

Taje At CanAm Studios With Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont, Warren G, DJ Warrior & More (Video) (49MB, Windows Media)

Taje has been busy with partner in crime DJ Warrior in the streets with the upcoming release of "Hot Box 2" from Miami, Japan to Las Vegas, and he still finds time for upcoming features on Butch Cassidy's solo album "Playa Life", Warren G's new solo album, Bishop Lamont and Black Milk's "CALTROiT" and even a movie soundtrack along with finishing up his solo album "Waitin' at the bus stop".

Keep it locked to Dubcnn.com for the exclusive free download of the entire Hot Box 2: The Second Hit street album. Check out Taje's MySpace and DJ Warrior's MySpace.


Nima

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news 1188345141 - January 1, 1970 By : It's world exclusive time on dubcnn! We're bringing you the official street single from Bishop Lamont's highly anticipated Aftermath solo album "The Reformation", scheduled for a early '08 release.

The song is called "Feel On It" and was produced by one of the craziest producers out right now, Focus. I'm not gonna waste anytime talking about the song, I know you all wanna hear it, so go ahead and download it below. This is the clean version for now, the dirty one will be leaked soon:

Bishop Lamont - Feel On It (Prod. by Focus)

Enjoy the song, bang it, burn it, spread it, and keep it locked to dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont & Aftermath Records!

Nima

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news 1188727205 - January 1, 1970 By : Late last month we presented a world exclusive release of the official street single from Bishop Lamont's highly anticipated Aftermath solo album "The Reformation", scheduled for release in early 2008.

The track, which is entitled "Feel On It" and is produced by the talented Focus, was intitially released in Clean format for DJ's and radio outles. Today we are back with both the Explicit and Instrumental versions for download as well as the Clean copy once again - all of which were handed to Dubcnn at the Area 51 studios in L.A. Download the tracks below and stop off on our Forum to leave your feedback.

Bishop Lamont - Feel On It (Clean) (Produced By Focus)
Bishop Lamont - Feel On It (Explicit) (Produced By Focus)
Bishop Lamont - Feel On It (Instrumental) (Produced By Focus)

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from Bishop Lamont, "The Reformation" and the rest of the Aftermath Records roster.

Rud

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news 1188929032 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn has linked up with J. Wells for a track by track breakdown of his recent release with Kurupt entitled "Digital Smoke". We get the chance to take a look at each track, and find out the story behind some of your favorite songs.

J. Wells talks about working with Kurupt, Kokane, DJ Quik, Knoc-Turn'Al, Butch Cassidy, Tha Liks, and more as well as breaking down the production and how the vocals were laid. Make sure to go out and purchase Kurupt & J. Wells "Digital Smoke" at your local record store. Dubcnn will also be having a part two to this interview which will be released soon.

J. Wells Track By Track Breakdown of Digital Smoke

Related Dubcnn Media can be found using the links below

Kurupt & J. Wells - "All We Smoke" (Music Video) | Behind the Scenes of the "All We Smoke" Video
Kurupt & J. Wells - "Summertime" (Music Video)
Kurupt, J. Wells, Tri-Star, Tash, G Malone, Bishop Lamont - Impersonating Each Other
Shout Outs from the Set of "All We Smoke"

For more info, check out Myspace.com/JWellsMusic and stay tuned to Dubcnn for Part 2.

JustinL

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news 1189018723 - January 1, 1970 By : After we gave you the exclusive world premiere of Bishop Lamont's new street single "Feel On It" last week, Bishop took the track to the Big Syphe & Eric D-Lux Show on Power 106 to play on the radio for the first time. The premiere turned into a full-on celebration, with Bishop's good friends Taje, Dae One, Indef, and Prime all in attendance to take part in the festivities. The response to the song from callers was instant! "Feel On It" will undoubtedly be a great success for the Aftermath family, and a big hit - both in the streets and the clubs!


Luckily for our readers, TakeOff Productions captured the entire event on film for us, and we are proud to share it with you today. You won't catch this anywhere else! Check out the full video on
The Dubcnn Channel by clicking the link below. Alternatively, you can download the whole video to your hard drive by saving the link
here.

Bishop Lamont & Friends Premiere "Feel On It" on the Big Syphe & Eric D-Lux Show on Power 106 [Video]

After you've checked out the clip, feel free to browse through our other past features, including live performances by The Fixxers and UGK, and exclusive interviews with Hot Dollar, Elephant Man, and Mitchy Slick.

If you haven't heard the song yet, here are the explicit, clean, and instrumental versions once again. DJs, blast the track out as much as you can!

Bishop Lamont - Feel On It [Explicit] [Produced by Focus]
Bishop Lamont - Feel On It [Clean] [Produced by Focus]
Bishop Lamont - Feel On It [Instrumental] [Produced by Focus]

Keep staying tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont, and request "Feel On It" on Power 106 now by texting "Bishop Lamont - Feel On It" to 69106. Check out the Big Syphe and Eric D-Lux Show on Power 106 as well. Click this flyer for more information.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1189184354 - January 1, 1970 By : The wait is finally over, and Taje's highly anticipated street album "Hot Box: The Second Hit" is available now for Dubcnn Digital Download. The DJ Warrior-hosted mixtape features guest appearances from Bishop Lamont, Mykestro, Mopreme Shakur, and many more, as well as production from Dae One, Diverse, and Black Milk.

Check out the tracklist below, and then download the entire project for free by following the link below. We also have all the preview tracks available once again on the Download Page, all part of the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network

01) Intro
02) Still Dumpin' (Feat. Chevy Jones) (Produced By Diverse)
03) Misunderstood (Produced By Dae One)
04) Get It Gang (Feat. Bad News & Ace) (Produced By Dame Taylor)
05) Butterfly Effect (Feat. Mike Anthony)
06) Shots Fired (Produced By DJ Khalil)
07) Jump Back (Feat. K-Boy, Lil Bam, Bangloose & Marleik) (Produced By J Thrill)
08) Houseshoes (Produced By Dae One)
09) Chips (Produced By Dae One)
10) It's You (Produced By Dae One)
11) Why You Trippin' (Feat. T.K.) (Produced By Dae One)
12) Win Or Lose (Feat. Mopreme Shakur) (Produced By Black Milk)
13) The Truth (Feat. Bishop Lamont, Treck Life & DJ Rhettmatic) (Produced By Diverse & Dae One)
14) Momma Taught Me That (Produced By The System)
15) Way (Feat. G Money) (Produced By Dae One)
16) Bendin Cornaz (Produced By Dae One)
17) Last Dragon (Feat. Indee & Mykestro) (Produced By King Karnav)
18) Walk On The Moon (Feat. Noni Spit & Chevy Jones) (Produced By Dae One)
19) Care In The World (Produced By Diverse)
20) All Me (Feat. Dae One & Mike Anthony) (Produced By King Karnav)
21) Outro

DJ Warrior Presents Taje - Hot Box: The Second Hit [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Please feel free to use the link above to share with others, and spread this impressive street album around as you wish. Go to Taje's Myspace Page and leave feedback, and also drop by our forums to discuss your favorite tracks. Be on the lookout for an extensive video interview with Taje dropping next week, where he walks us track-by-track through "Hot Box 2."

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news 1189267751 - January 1, 1970 By : Those who are part of our Forum Community as well as listeners to the PYO Radio show on Swurv Radio will already be aware of the recent alignment of the Put Yourself Out and Aftermath Records camps.

The new union has seen the release of a track featuring PYO's Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. alongside Aftermath's Bishop Lamont and Stat Quo. The track, entitled "Lights Out" is being hailed as another street single building towards Bishop Lamont's highly anticipated debut album, "The Reformation," which as we reported last week is being readied for an early 2008 release.

Although streaming rips and DJ copies have been leaking out across outlets online, today we have the official release of that track courtesy of the people at PYO Entertainment. "Lights Out," which is produced by another Aftermath representer; Focus, can be downloaded below.

Bishop Lamont - Lights Out (Feat. Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E. & Stat Quo) (Produced By Focus)

On the back of this new found affiliation the Put Yourself Out team recorded the most recent editon of their acclaimed video series From Yo Hood with Bishop Lamont. The feature, which is titled "Westcoast Reunion" features Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., Bishop Lamont, Noni Spitz, Prime, Diverse and also Damizza - who, those of you who read yesterdays PYO In Japan update will know, recently met up with Shade Sheist and put to rest prior issues.

See the whole group together relaxing and having fun as well as some later studio footage using the download link below. We will keep you updated on the Put Yourself Out and Aftermath Records camps latest moves as well as providing any subsequent media.

Put Yourself Out Present: From Yo Hood - Westcoast Reunion Footage (Video - MPG)

For those who missed yesterdays PYO In Japan update check out the Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. On Tour In Japan Event Gallery with exclusive photos.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1189540038 - January 1, 1970 By : With the much-hyped 50 and Kanye 'sales war' now fully under way, there's no better time for DubCNN to review the new releases. We start off with our critique of Kanye West's Graduation. The latest album from the hugely talented producer and MC, Graduation has fiercely divided the Hip-Hop community. Rabid fans continue to debate where it ranks among 'Ye's illustrious back catalogue.

West's third opus receives the Dub Quotable: "With Graduation, he broadens his musical spectrum with hopes of delivering an album all listeners can agree upon as timeless." and earns a respectable Dub Rating. Read the whole thing by clicking below:

Kanye West - Graduation (Review)

For more recent reviews, including albums from UGK, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section. Stay tuned to DubCNN for our review of 50 Cent's Curtis also!

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news 1189548860 - January 1, 1970 By : Another day, another free mixtape download on dubcnn! Dubcnn & Caliroots Retail Stores have teamed up with Los Angeles DJ's DJ Ill Will and DJ Rampage, as well as German DJ DJ Maaleek to bring you the new "Rap Or Die Vol. 2" Mixtape.

The mixtape features all the latest hits that have been premiered on dubcnn or by the respective DJ's, including tracks by The Game, Snoop Dogg, WC, Hot Dollar, G Malone, Ya Boy, Jay Rock, Spider Loc, Omar Cruz, Roccett, Bishop Lamont. The CD is Hosted by L.A. rapper Mr. Don't Know.

You can pick up "Rap Or Die" in all Caliroots Retail Stores throughout Europe, or download it for free right here on dubcnn. Click below for the download:

DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage & DJ Maaleek - Rap Or Die Vol. 2 (Mixtape) (73MB, ZIP)

Tracklisting:

1. The Fixxers - So Good feat Rich Boy
2. Daz - Caught Up feat Jagged Edge & Joe Budden
3. Bishop Lamont - Feel On It
4. Eastwood - West Really feat The Game & Jay Rock
5. MDK - Perfect Body
6. Spider Loc - Summertime
7. Scipio - The Way I Move
8. Ya Boy - Aquaman
9. Hot Dollar - Liquor is Gone
10. Dubb - 26'z
11. Lil Eazy E - I Got That feat Timbaland
12. Yung Joc - Cut Throat feat The Game & Jim Jones
13. Hot Dollar - Can't Tell Me Nuthin Remix
14. G Malone - Certified feat Akon
15. The Outlawz - Ridin' feat Young Buck
16. BIAS - I'll Be Fine
17. Guerilla Black - Hood Rich feat Top Dogg
18. Omar Cruz - Hang With My Doggs feat WC
19. Dino West - Circus Show (No Limit West)
20. WC - Dodgeball feat Snoop & Butch Cassidy
21. Terrace Martin - To The Top feat Snoop Dogg, The Game & Uncle Chuck
22. MDK - Stop Snitchin' feat The Game
23. Marquez - Wouldn't Be L.A. feat Roccett

Nima

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news 1190682727 - January 1, 1970 By : In celebration of the recent release of Hot Box 2 on Dubcnn, we sat down with Taje for an exclusive video interview. In the first part of our feature, we discuss the creation of Hot Box 2, the role DJ Warrior played on the mixtape, and Tajes excitement over his ever-growing worldwide fan base. We also speak about his relationship with Bishop Lamont, Busta Rhymes, and the rest of the Aftermath camp, and upcoming projects you will hear him on, such as the new Butch Cassidy album and his own full-length debut.

As always we have both the transcript and the video for you to check. Please feel free to send any feedback to:
eddie@dubcnn.com

Exclusive Video Interview With Taje [September 2007]

If you haven't had a chance to listen to Taje's street album "Hot Box 2" yet, download your free copy today via the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network.

DJ Warrior Presents Taje - Hot Box 2 [Free Mixtape Download]

Be sure to hit up Taje on his Myspace page, and drop feedback on our forum. Also request "Butterfly Effect" on Power 106 now by requesting
"Taje - Butterfly Effect" to 69106. Every request counts, so get your voice heard and make the radio stations play what you want to hear.

Look out for the second part of this interview, where we go track-by-track through the entire "Hot Box 2" mixtape, dropping soon on Dubcnn!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1190927253 - January 1, 1970 By : You read right! DJ Warrior and the Cali Untouchable DJ's are back at it again, bringing us two exclusive Bishop Lamont tracks, one produced by Dr. Dre and the other by Focus! The anticipation is building for Bishop's solo debut on Aftermath "The Reformation", and this is only gonna make it bigger.

The first track is called "No Stoppin' Carson", a snippet of it was on Bishop's MySpace a few months ago. Check it out below:

Bishop Lamont -
No Stoppin' Carson (Prod. by Dr. Dre)

The second track is a more laid back, soulful joint called "American Dreams", which finds Bishop talking about America's politics and racial prejudice, as usual with his humorous twist. Listen below:

Bishop Lamont - American Dreams (Prod. by Focus)

In related news, DJ Warrior, DJ Jam and DJ Rectangle recently did a feature on AllHipHop.com. To read the interview with these West Coast Dj's, click here. DJ Warrior has also been running his succesful Cali Untouchable Radio on Sirius Sattelite Radio, so make sure to tune in to catch the latest West Coast heat! The show is also syndicated overseas now. Shouts out to Diocese, Aftermath, TakeOff Prod, LNS and everybody supporting!

Nima

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news 1191443609 - January 1, 1970 By : The third and final part of our in-depth feature with Damizza is finally here! To wrap up the interview, we caught up with him again last night to keep all of the information as fresh as possible.

Damizza tells us about his upcoming mixtape/street album Ill Clinton, which is executive produced by Bishop Lamont and hosted by DJ Warrior. We also clear the air about his supposed beef with Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. After this, we discuss all of his current endeavors, including his work with the group Guilty, and his Unreleased project that has recently been pushed back to February. Of course, we couldnt leave you hanging without the latest Detox news, so youll also find out everything Damizza knows about the project. Read or listen to the interview by following the link below.

Exclusive Interview With Damizza [Part 3] [October 2007]

We've got more new music for you today as well! First up is another cut from Damizza's massive vault. The song, which is also discussed in the interview, is called "Cali In Tha Sunshine." It's a great track, so download it below.

Damizza - Cali In Tha Sunshine

Next is a track by the 805's Tony Corleone, who is also mentioned in the interview. This song is produced by Los and is called "Mafioso." Be sure to check it out and spread it around as much as possible!

Tony Corleone - Mafioso [Produced by Los]

We've also got a couple of tracks that we have premiered previously. Young De's new single "Patron" is discussed extensively in the interview, so make sure to grab a copy of the track and have a listen for yourself after you're done reading the feature.

Young De - Patron [Produced by Damizza & Jedi Jared Moore]

Finally, we have a track off the "Ill Clinton" project called "I Ain't Playin'." The Prime-featured track is sure to get your attention, so if you missed it when we premiered it last May, here it is again.

Damizza - I Ain't Playin' (featuring Prime)

We've got some new pictures of Damizza for you to check out as well. The last one is of him, Jim Brown, and Taje when they all met recently and discussed the civil rights movement.

Picture 1 | Picture 2 | Picture 3 | Picture 4 | Picture 5

As always, be sure to stop by our forums and chat with Damizza directly. Add him as your friend on Myspace, and while you're at it, add Los, Guilty, Silas, Young De, Tony Corleone, and "Jedi" Jared Moore as well. Make sure to request Young De's "Patron," Silas's "Not Me", Bishop Lamont's "Feel On It," Butch Cassidy's "Swagger," and Taje's "Butterfly Effect" on your local radio stations. With all of these singles popping up, it won't be long before Baby Ree becomes a household name!

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the lastest on Damizza and the entire Baby Ree camp.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1191544702 - January 1, 1970 By : Aftermath is in the f*cking building! We've got a crazy Aftermath sampler for ya'll called "Mangravy", which was given out at Bishop Lamont's recent "lingerie party", and which features some previews from three upcoming projects: Bishop Lamont's "The Reformation", Bishop Lamont & Black Milk's "Caltroit", and last but not least, Focus' upcoming album "Dedicated".

Bishop Lamont and Focus introduce each of the tracks, and entertain you with some typical Bishop humour. Download "Mangravy" below:

Aftermath Presents -
Mangravy (Sampler) (36MB, Rar)

Check out the tracklisting below:

01. Bishop Lamont - Feel On It (Prod. by Focus) (The Reformation)
02. Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - Movie Star (Prod. by Focus) (DEDICATED)
03. Bishop Lamont - Bad Girl (Prod. by Focus) (CALTROiT)
04. Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - Mouth Music (ft. Guilty Simpson & Busta Rhymes) (Prod. by Black Milk) (CALTROiT)
05. Bishop Lamont - No Stoppin' Carson (Prod. by Dr. Dre) (The Reformation)
06. Busta Rhymes - Shine (Prod. by Focus) (Dedicated)
07. Focus - Watcha Workin Wit' (ft. Bishop Lamont & Stylistic Jones) (Prod. by Focus) (Dedicated)

Enjoy the sampler, and make sure to keep it locked to dubcnn for the latest Aftermath updates! Shouts out to Diocese and TakeOff Productions.

Nima

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news 1192038935 - January 1, 1970 By : That's right, this is the week 28! Crooked I has been on a roll lately, his buzz building once again, his Hip-Hop Weekly's strong as ever, and he's also on the cover of the new XXL Magazine with several other artists, representing the West.

For the 28th installment of his Hip-Hop Weekly freestyles, he picked the Dr. Dre produced Bishop Lamont track "No Stoppin' Carson". Check it out below:

Crooked I -
No Stoppin' Carson (Freestyle)

As always, leave your feedback to the track on the forums, and check back next wednesday for vol. 29! Make sure to check out the Official Hip-Hop Weekly Archive, where you can download the previous 27 installments of the series.

Nima

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news 1192055386 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Warrior and the Cali Untouchable DJ's are back once again with some exclusive joints for ya'll that they premiered on Cali Untouchable Radio. First up is a track off Aftermath producer Focus' solo album "Dedicated" called "Movie Star", featuring Bishop Lamont & Black Milk. You heard a snippet of the track on the Aftermath "Mangravy" sampler we put up last week. Download the track below:

Focus - Movie Star (ft. Bishop Lamont & Black Milk)

Stay tuned for more details on the "Dedicated" album.

The second track is a banging Roccett (CTE West) solo track called "You Can Hate Me". The funky production is provided by Reef, and Roccett rides the beat with ease. Click below:

Roccett - You Can Hate Me (Prod. by Reef)

Check out the following MySpaces: DJ Warrior | Focus | Roccett

Nima

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news 1192627305 - January 1, 1970 By : Another week, another DJ Warrior and Cali Untouchable world premiere right here on Dubcnn. Last night the Cali Untouchable Radio Show on Sirius Satellite Radio/Hip Hop Nation - every Tuesday at 11PM Westcoast/2AM Eastcoast - featured another new track from Bishop Lamont.

Having dropped a track from Aftermath producer Focus' solo album "Dedicated" featuring Bishop Lamont and Black Milk entitled Movie Star last week, DJ Warrior was back last night with anothe new Bishop Lamont track.


"They Say It's Bishop" is the new track that can be download below, the cut is produced by Dready Beatz and is likely to feature on one of Bishop's upcoming mixtape/street album projects.

Bishop Lamont - They Say It's Bishop (Produced By Dready Beatz)

In related news Bishop Lamont is finally getting ready to release the long awated "Caltriot" street album with Black Milk in the next two weeks. The project, which is being presented by DJ Warrior and DJ Skee, features a host of talent over productions from Black Milk amongst others.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from the release; in the meantime check out the following MySpaces: DJ Warrior | Bishop Lamont. Thanks to Aftermath Entertainment, Diocese and Takeoff Productions.



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news 1192925100 - January 1, 1970 By : Taje has officially taken over Dubcnn for the weekend! As a "thank you" to all of his fans, Taje is letting us serve up the original "Hot Box" mixtape for our readers as a free download!

The original "Hot Box" is labeled a "mixtape classic," and it sure stays true to that promise. In addition to first-class production courtesy of Dae One, the project also features guest appearances from Bishop Lamont, Problem, Roccett, Mopreme Shakur, Big Syke, and many more. If you never got a chance to listen to the tape that started it all, here is your opportunity. Follow the link below to download your free copy.

Taje - Hot Box: The Mixtape Classic [Free Download]

Enjoy the mixtape, and be sure to stop by Taje's Myspace to tell him what you've thought of his "Hot Box" series.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Taje!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1193855581 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn would like to wish a happy birthday to Bishop Lamont, who turns 29 today! TakeOff Productions held a birthday party last night at Club Element in Los Angeles for Bishop, and Dubcnn was there to celebrate the occasion with him. We've got a few pictures from the event for you today. Be sure to keep checking back throughout the week as we bring you exclusive footage from the event, including a new video interview with Bishop, and appearances and performances from Taje, Dae One, Glasses Malone, DJ Warrior, and other special guests. Click on the links below to view the pictures. Shouts out to Edgar and TakeOff Productions for all of their support!

The Whole Crew Celebrates With Bishop Lamont

Clinton Place #9, Dae One, & Warren G

Chester French (Pharrell's Latest Signees To Star Trak)

The Midst Of The Party

Be on the lookout for Bishop Lamont and Black Milk's "Caltroit" project, which is dropping very soon for free download on Dubcnn. Don't go anywhere, because we've got plenty of exclusives for you!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1193976630 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we're continuing our coverage of Bishop Lamont's birthday bash, which took place at Club Element in Los Angeles this past Tuesday. Dubcnn was in the house all night long, and we captured our experience for you on film. We caught up with Taje, DJ Warrior, Dae One, Noni Spitz, producer Clinton Place #9, Diverse, Prime, Indef, and the man of the hour himself, Bishop Lamont, to discuss their current and upcoming projects.

Also included in the video are live performances from Taje with Noni Spitz and Glasses Malone with The Bloc Boyz. Needless to say, this feature is another "must-watch" for any West Coast fan. Click on the link below to check it out on The Dubcnn Channel, or if you would prefer to save a copy to your hard drive, use the link
here. Once again, shouts out to Edgar and TakeOff Productions for all of their continued support!

Bishop Lamont & Friends: "Birthday Bash" [Video]

Keep checking back throughout the rest of the week as we bring you Bishop Lamont & Black Milk's "Caltriot" street album, hosted by DJ Warrior, for free download! Also be on the lookout for a new video interview with Bishop, and footage of his entire live performance from the birthday party. To get an idea of how crazy his show was, click here to view a still taken from his appearance onstage that night.

Free Mixtapes From Your Favorite New West Artists:
DJ Skee Presents: Bishop Lamont - N*gger Noize [Free Download]
DJ Warrior Presents: Taje - Hot Box 2 [Free Download]
DJ Skee & Dow Jones Present: Glasses Malone - The Electric Chair [Free Download]

Myspace Links (Be sure to add everyone as your friend):
Bishop Lamont, DJ Warrior, Dae One, Taje, Noni Spitz, Clinton Place #9, Prime, Indef, Diverse, Glasses Malone, The Bloc Boyz

Stay tuned to Dubcnn as we continue to bring you the latest on the New West!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1194090160 - January 1, 1970 By : It's here! After minor delays and setbacks, we are proud to bring you the long awaited collabo project between Cali's Bishop Lamont and Detroit's Black Milk called "CALTROiT". Trick or treat comes around twice this year!

On the forum fans have been trying to guess who the "special guest" on "CALTROiT" would be, and a lot of you got it right: Dr. Dre appears on the album on the track "On Top Now", where he does the outro. Other guests include Busta Rhymes, Ras Kass, Glasses Malone, 40 Glocc, Tash, Slum Village, Kardinal Offishall, Trek Life, Royce Da 5'9, Lady Of Rage, Planet Asia, Mistah Fab, Ya Boy, Young Dre, Focus and many more.

If that's not an all star lineup for an album, then I don't know what is. The West's finest hooked up with the Mid-West's finest, frontlined by Bishop Lamont and Black Milk. This version we have for you today is the special edition, hosted by Bishop Lamont and mixed by DJ Warrior. We will be dropping the Cali Untouchable version next week, and an album version of "CALTROiT" with no tags at all will be dropping on vinyl around Christmas!

The producers will be kept silent for now, so you can guess who did what, but names include the usual suspects, Black Milk of course, DJ Khalil, Focus, Dae One, Diverse, so just go ahead and try to find out who did what. To view the full album covers, click below:

Front Cover | Back Cover

Alright, you're ready for the full download of "CALTROiT" now, go ahead and download it in full CD Quality by clicking the link below. There you will find the full tracklist and covers and the download link itself, please distribute the page link for the mixtape.

Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - CALTROiT (Mixed by DJ Warrior, Hosted by Bishop Lamont)

After you listened to it, make sure to click over to the forums to drop your feedback! Don't forget where you got the music first, keep checking back with us for the latest Aftermath music, and once again, don't forget to leave your feedback on the forums, which Bishop Lamont will be reading himself.

Nima

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news 1194290497 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently sat down with Bishop Lamont for an exclusive video interview. In this feature, we discuss his new street album with Black Milk, Caltroit, including details about the record-making process, and what he hopes his fans will draw from it. We also discuss his many upcoming projects, including the street albums Caltroit Metropolis, The Pope Mobile, The Collection Plate, Ill Clinton with Damizza, and Team America: Fuck Yeah! with Indef. All of these projects will eventually lead up to the release of Bishops debut album The Reformation, which we get some new information on as well. At the end of the interview, Bishop reveals to us what he can about Detox, and gives us a little bit of insight as to what Dr. Dres last record is shaping up to be like. Watch or read the interview by following the link below. Shouts out to Edgar and TakeOff Productions for all of their help.

Exclusive Video Interview With Bishop Lamont [November 2007]

Over the weekend, we brought you the world premiere of "Caltroit," courtesy of Bishop Lamont, Black Milk, DJ Warrior, and TakeOff Productions. If you haven't had a chance to experience one of the hottest mixtape releases of the year, grab it here. "Caltroit Metropolis," hosted by DJ Skee, will be out before the end of the month, and we have also just received word that "The Pope Mobile" will drop on Christmas Day! It just keeps getting crazier and crazier! In the meantime, visit Bishop Lamont on Myspace and tell him what you thought of "Caltroit" and the interview.


As always, stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont and the Aftermath Camp!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1194467069 - January 1, 1970 By : The Bay Area's Ya Boy is being praised by critics as one of the young rappers with the most potential in the game right now. With his flawless flow and clever wordplay, he's been gaining fans by the day, and has also worked with Eve, The Game, Cool & Dre and Bishop Lamont to name a few.

Right now he's putting the finishing touches on his new mixtape called "Optimus Rime", and we have an exclusive joint off the mixtape called "Precise Gang", which at the same time is his new street single and will be featured on his upcoming solo album.

Download "Precise Gang" below:

Ya Boy -
Precise Gang

Enjoy the song and spread the word about Ya Boy, cause with his swagger, he's one of the West Coast cats who has the potential to blow internationally. He reps the Bay to the fullest, while at the same time networking in Southern Cali and buzzing nationwide; the only thing that has been missing is his dubcnn interview, which we are going to change soon. Be on the lookout for an exclusive interview with Ya Boy on dubcnn soon!

Nima

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news 1194476982 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back today with the concluding piece to our week of features with Bishop Lamont. During his birthday party last week at Club Element in Los Angeles, Bishop decided to come out and rock the crowd himself. Being that it was Halloween, he had to put on a costume, so he dressed up as the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis, and crowned himself "Belvis." We've got his entire hilarious performance for you today, so check out the video via The Dubcnn Channel by following the link below. Be on the lookout for apperances from Taje, Dae One, and Glasses Malone on stage as well! Shouts out to Edgar and TakeOff Productions for all of their help!

Bishop Lamont As "Belvis": Live Performance [Video]

If you would prefer to save a copy of this feature to your hard drive, use the link here. Be sure to head over to Bishop's Myspace page to tell him what you thought of his performance! In case you missed out on all of the goodies we dropped in your online trick-or-treat bag over the past week, here are the links again:

Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - CALTROiT [Hosted by Bishop Lamont, Mixed by DJ Warrior]

Exclusive Video Interview With Bishop Lamont

Bishop Lamont & Friends: "Birthday Bash" [Video]

The Cali Untouchable Version of "CALTROiT" will be dropping on Dubcnn in the next few days. Also be on the lookout for "CALTROiT METROPOLiS" to drop before the end of the month. Until then, keep it locked on Dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1194543026 - January 1, 1970 By : Last week we introduced you to a producer by the name of Clinton Place#9 in our Bishop Lamont "Birthday Bash" video. #9 has been on the scene for a while, with his first placement being the track "Bangin' At The Party" from the Westside Connection "Terrorist Threats" album. Originally from New Jersey and now residing in Los Angeles, #9 has linked up with many West Coast artists over the years, and he is now gearing up to release his album of original productions, "Neva Judge A Book" right here for download on Dubcnn in the next couple of weeks.

"Neva Judge A Book" is executive produced by Clinton Place#9 along with Dae One & Sir Jinx, so if that isn't a seal of approval for the album, we don't know what is! The album features appearances from Westside Connection, Kurupt, Roscoe, Taje, Spider Loc, Noni Spitz, Tri-Star, and many more. The track we have for you today is a collaboration with Yukmouth & Brotha Raheem called "Super Bad." #9 and Yuk have known each other for years, and this is what he had to say about their relationship:

Clinton Place#9 On Yukmouth

The track is an absolute banger, so don't waste another second reading and download it below!

Clinton Place#9 - Super Bad (with Yukmouth & Brotha Raheem)

Make sure to check out Clinton Place#9 on his Myspace page. Stay tuned to Dubcnn over the coming weeks as we bring you a video interview with #9 and the "Neva Judge A Book" album for download!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1194804869 - January 1, 1970 By : It's been some time coming however today Dubcnn can reveal that the new home of DJ Skee's infamous "Live From L.A" radio show podcast downloads - is right here!

Almost a year to the day from when we informed you that DJ Skee was marking his 3rd anniversary on-air by announcing the launch of the newly branded "Live From L.A." - refreshing what was before the Westside Hype Radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio.


The show, which has had an incredibly successful 2007, continues with its weekly Saturday night slot at 9PM Pacific Time (12AM Eastern) featuring the latest and greatest in West Coast hip-hop, as well as DJ Skee world premieres, exclusives, and features that millions of listeners have become familiar with every week.

Now thanks to DJ Skee and Dubcnn you will be able to enjoy a free two-hour podcast download every Sunday courtesy of the Dubcnn Podcast Network which will be expanding into the new year. The new
Live From L.A. podcast page will feature weekly updates with the download links and tracklisting so ensure you bookmark it to get the latest editions.

We launch this week with the show from last night that included music from Crooked I, Jay Rock, Yung Joc, E-40, Lil Wayne, The Game, Scarface, Trae, David Banner, Snoop Dogg, Taje, G Malone, Akon, Terrace Martin, Problem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Evidencem, Turf Talk, Ja Rule, Saigon, Bishop Lamont and countless others. Click the link below to view the new Live From L.A. podcast page, view the tracklist and download both parts of the two-hour show.

Dubcnn Presents: DJ Skee - Live From L.A. Podcast Download Page

Bookmark the new home of DJ Skee's "Live From L.A." Radio Show Podcast's and ensure you check back everyweek if you miss or want to hear the show again that goes out every Saturday (9PM Pacific Time/12AM Eastern) on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Rud

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news 1194900664 - January 1, 1970 By : This past Tuesday, Roc Boy Jay-Z released his anxiously anticipated new studio album, American Gangster. As many of you will be aware, Jigga's latest is a conceptual record influenced by both the movie that shares its title and S. Carter's ascent in Hip-Hop. Since American Gangster's release there has been fervent discussion in the community over whether or not Jay has delivered another classic. As a result, DubCNN decided to weigh in on the debate and have penned a review of the acclaimed record.

American Gangster receives the Dub Quotable: "The majority of those who embrace American Gangster, however, will not dwell on such punch-lines. Rather, they will be enthralled by what remains a plush, cinematic masterstroke," and earns an astonishing Dub Rating. To find out just how highly the album was scored, check the full review below:

Jay-Z - American Gangster (Review)

For more recent reviews, including albums from Timbaland, Evidence, Redman, Kanye West, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

ConanMilne

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news 1194978299 - January 1, 1970 By : After bringing you the exclusive premiere of Bishop Lamont & Black Milk's "CALTROiT" project last week, we're here today with an update regarding the final version of the DJ Warrior street album. We brought you the early special edition of "CALTROiT," which was hosted by Bishop Lamont, where this final version is the Cali Untouchable Edition - hosted, as always, by DJ Warrior.

"CALTROiT" was featured yesterday on MTV's "Mixtape Mondays." Everyone at Dubcnn would like to extend our congratulations to Bishop, Black Milk, and Warrior for that accomplishment! We certainly hope that every hip-hop fan across the world gets exposed to this amazing project. Remember, "CALTROiT METROPOLiS" will drop by the end of November, and Bishop Lamont's "Pope Mobile" will surely stir up controversy when it drops on Christmas Day. To download the final, higher-quality version of "CALTROiT," use the link below:

http://www.dzphotographyonline.com/index.htm

In case you missed our coverage of Bishop Lamont's birthday party over the last couple of weeks, follow the links below for video footage and stills from the night. Also check out our exclusive video interview with Bishop, where we discuss "CALTROiT," "The Reformation," and "Detox."

Bishop Lamont Birthday Bash [Video & Pictures]

Bishop Lamont's Live Performance As "Belvis"

Exclusive Video Interview With Bishop Lamont

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont and DJ Warrior.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1195236236 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn readers should be getting familiar with the name Clinton Place#9. We first introduced you to the talented producer in our coverage of Bishop Lamont's Birthday, and last week we dropped a track with Yukmouth from his upcoming project "Neva Judge A Book: A Journey Through The Industry."

Today we're back with a full tracklist for the album. "Neva Judge A Book" will be available for free download exclusively on Dubcnn in the next couple of weeks. The album features all original production, and #9 speaks before many of the songs - explaining the story behind each record.

You're all in for a treat, because this star-studded project features appearances from Westside Connection, Kurupt, Roscoe, Taje, Spider Loc, Yukmouth, and many more. It is also executive produced by Clinton Place#9, Dae One, & Sir Jinx. Check out the full tracklist below, and to view a teaser image, click on the picture to your left.

1. Intro
2. Brick City ft. Runt Dawg
3. Imma Rida ft. Kurupt, Roscoe, Tri-Star, Spider Loc, & Mr. Holloway
4. Left Da Drugz ft. Taje
5. Bangin' At The Party ft. Westside Connection
6. Free Ya Mind ft. Roscoe, Tri-Star, & Sir Jinx
7. Comments on Yukmouth [Interlude]
8. Super Bad ft. Yukmouth & Brotha Raheem
9. I Still Luv U ft. A L.A. Ni@@a
10. Not 4 Play ft. The Horsemen (Canibus & Kurupt)
11. Get By ft. Noni Spitz & The Bloc Boyz
12. Tryna Eat ft. Runt Dogg
13. Click Clack Be Cool ft. Spider Loc & Smurf
14. Look At My Life ft. A L.A. Ni@@a
15. Bangin' At The Party [Original Version] ft. Spider Loc
16. Press On ft. N.E.D.

Make sure to add Clinton Place#9 as your friend on Myspace. Stay tuned to Dubcnn over the next couple of weeks as we bring you an exclusive video interview with #9 and the full "Neva Judge A Book" album for free download.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1196097765 - January 1, 1970 By : 2007 has been a year that has seen the emmergence of the latest Cali Untouchable DJ to join the ranks alongside DJ Warrior. September 7th has seen the last 12 months catapult him into a DJ of choice for artists including Crooked I and Juice.

As well as those mixtapes he has been busy adding to his own "Western Hospitality" series with the second installment, which we premiered for Paid Download, and the long awaited "Western Hospitality 3" which we have for you today.

To celebrate the success of "Western Hospitality 2" September 7th has opted for a swift return to release his third mixtape in the series and to thank all fans for the support he has re-released "Western Hospitality 2" on Dubcnn for Free Download, to grab your copy of that click here.

"Western Hospitality 3" can be found via the link below and features new music as well as September 7th Megamixes and Remixes to some of the hottest new records. Artists that appear on the release include Scarface, Juice, Disko, 211, Eastwood, Tha Dogg Pound, Slo Stallone, Roccett, G. Malone, The Relativez, Mack 10, Jayo Felony, Ice Cube, Tha Wrongkind, Lil Eazy E, Kenny Kingpin, Omar Cruz, Bishop Lamont, Crooked I, Kurupt, Killah Priest, Nas, Focus, Warren G and many more.

One track that did not make the cut is a record by Ko-Kaine Shane featuring Juice entitled "Gangsta Musik" - September 7th still wanted it to be heard and has allowed Dubcnn to release the track for download below.

Ko-Kaine Shane - Gangsta Musik (Feat. Juice)

To view the full mixtape cover, tracklist and to grab your free download, follow the link below.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 3 (Free Mixtape Download)

Don't miss out on this download, add this to your music collection today - you won't be dissapointed! Check back daily for the latest Hip-Hop updates including more news and media from September 7th and the rest of the Cali Untouchables.

Rud

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news 1196117508 - January 1, 1970 By : Last month we brought you Part One of our exclusive interview series with The Dr.'s Apprentice, Dawaun Parker. In that incredibly received feature, Dawaun discussed everything from working with Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes, to the debut from the Hip-Hop duo he comprises with MC Tre' Guevera, The GodBody.

After keeping you in suspense long enough, we return with the hotly anticipated Part Two. In this particular feature, Dawaun goes in to detail about how he came to play keys for one of the world's most respected producers.

The GodBody member also reveals his thoughts on those who suggest Dre is "saving the best" for Detox, and hints at his role in the Doctor's rumored swan-song.

Part Two, as well as a link to check out Part One in full, can be accessed simply by clicking below:

Dawaun Parker - Part Two (Interview)

Enjoy this entry, and be on the look out for the concluding Part Three of our session with Dawaun. You can look forward to a lot of great stuff in that, as The 'Math talent opens up about working with Eminem, Stat Quo, Bishop Lamont, Raekwon, and, of course, Dr. Dre. Keep it locked to Dubcnn for the premiere!

ConanMilne

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news 1196188692 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, and DJ Mikiwar are back with the third installment of their "Rap Or Die" mixtape series, and Dubcnn has teamed up with them to blast the project out. This tape features a variety of new and unreleased songs, some of which will be familiar to our reader base here and our forum community. Look out for songs from Ice Cube, Jay Rock, Strong Arm Steady, Snoop Dogg, Omar Cruz, The Game, Kurupt, Bishop Lamont, and many more. The project plays like a "best-of" what's hot right now on the West Coast, so be sure to download it for free below!


DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, & DJ Mikiwar Present Rap Or Die Vol. 3 [Free Download]

Don't forget to add DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, and DJ Mikiwar as your friends on Myspace. Stop by our forum to drop some feedback for the DJs, and feel free to spreak the link around to all of your friends!

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest exclusive mixtapes.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1196367827 - January 1, 1970 By : Earlier this month, the first round of The Pit's "Best In The West Tournament" started at Rehab Records in Los Angeles. The event was a great night for the West Coast. In addition to the plethora of brand new, undiscovered talent in attendance, we also had Meech Wells, Dae One, Eastwood, and Glasses Malone on board to sit in as celebrity judges. Young Joker, Noni Spitz, Young Mack AKA Moja The Great, and Shorty were among the other artists that were there to show support as well. It was a energetic atmosphere where everyone's commitment and love for music was on full display.

As an official sponsor of the tournament, Dubcnn was on hand to help with the festivities, and we also captured the entire night on film for you. By clicking on the link below, you'll see plenty of pictures from the night. Also included is an extensive video where you can see the aforementioned artists enjoy their night and keep you updated with their latest projects. You'll also get to see what the famous Pit battles are really like.

Dubcnn Presents The Pit Best On The West Tournament Round 1 Recap [Event Gallery]

If you're in the Southern California area, there's no reason why you shouldn't come out to the next event and take part in the fun! Round 2 is set for this Saturday, December 1st at Rehab Records, which is located at 2324 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Doors open at 7PM, and it costs $10 to get in.

Judges scheduled to appear at the next event include Glasses Malone, Damani, and other surprise guests! This is a great opportunity to meet your favorite artists and possibly even snag an appearance on the next Dubcnn video. For more information on the event, head over to The Pit's Myspace. For more information on The Pit in general, check out our video interview here with Stix and Nickee Gee, the founders and CEOs of The Pit.

If you've missed out any of the great street albums the celebrity judges recently dropped on Dubcnn, here's another chance to download them for free!

Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - CALTROiT [featuring Dae One production]
Meech Wells Presents - The New West World Order [featuring Eastwood, Young Joker, Young Mack, and Shorty]
Glasses Malone & Blu Division - The Electric Chair
Taje - Hot Box 2 [feautring Dae One production]

We hope to see you all at The Pit this Saturday!

Rud

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news 1196886458 - January 1, 1970 By : Bishop Lamont has been keeping busy this year, feeding his fans with free music regularly. After his critically acclaimed N*gger Noize" and "Caltroit" projects, he's planning to wrap the year up with a very special Christmas gift to his fans, by dropping his long awaited "Pope Mobile" CD, which will be his third street album in 2007.

We have an exclusive joint from "Pope Mobile" available for ya'll to download in untagged form, the track is called "Shittin' On Fools", featuring and produced by Dready Beats from the UK. Download below:

Bishop Lamont - Shittin' On Fools (ft. Dready Beats)

This is just a preview from the street album, which will feature production from Scott Storch, DJ Khalil and Focus to name a few. Bishop is planning to follow up at the same pace into 2008, with the release of "CALTROiT Metropolis" in January, the second part of his successful collaboration with Black Milk. The official first single to his Aftermath debut "The Reformation" is also ready to come out, it's called "I Dominate", produced by and featured Dr. Dre. You can also expect a remix to his "Feel On it" street single with some surprise guests on it.

In the meantime you can catch Bishop Lamont in the November issue of XXL magazine and the December issue of OZONE Magazine with special features. Los Angeles fans will have a chance to see Bishop on stage with a full must see concert in early 08' more details coming soon. Special thanks to Aftermath, Diocese & TakeOff Productions.

Finally, Bishop Lamont really appreciates the support he's received from all the Dubcnn readers, and he wants to extend the love back to you in the form of a new contest we're starting today. We will conduct a new video interview with Bishop before the release of "The Pope Mobile," and we're going to let you ask all of the questions! Head over to our forum now, or go to Bishop's Myspace Page (make sure to put "DUBCNN Contest" somewhere on the comment) to submit questions you've been dying to get answered.

The people with the top 29 best questions will get an answer directly from Bishop on video! This is an end-of-the-year holiday contest you don't want to miss, so start coming up with some good questions. The contest ends on December 20th, 2007 at 12:00 AM PST, just five days before the release of "The Pope Mobile." Keep it locked to dubcnn for the latest.

Nima

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news 1196959111 - January 1, 1970 By : Since we've last heard from Damizza, the multi-talented producer and CEO has been very busy working on numerous new projects. In the midst of his non-stop recording sessions, one of his songs found its way onto the internet.

The track, called "Seed Of Memory 2007," is a remake of a classic Terry Reid song of the same name that was dedicated to the World War II troops. Damizza and Reid jumped in the studio to update the song for the soldiers in Iraq, with the intention of including it on Mizza's forthcoming politically-conscious "Ill Clinton" project.

The song turned out so well that it is currently slated as the first single from the album. However, unbeknownst to Damizza or Reid, the track was leaked onto the internet, and a talented fan put together a collage-type video set to the song that has found a life of its own on Youtube. In the past few days since the video dropped, Damizza has received hundreds of emails from inspired fans - many of which have family or friends currently stationed in Iraq. The song has helped them cope with their current situation, which led Damizza to state that "this has been the most touching experience of my musical career." We have the song and video for you today, so be sure to check them out below.

Damizza & Terry Reid -
Seed Of Memory 2007

Damizza & Terry Reid - Seed Of Memory 2007 [Tribute Video, Youtube]

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If you want to discuss the song, send Damizza a comment directly on Myspace. "Ill Clinton," Damizza's project with Bishop Lamont and DJ Warrior, will be out in February. Also check back next Friday when we bring you the street single from Damizza's "Unreeleased" album, which is due in stores January 29th.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1197072798 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently linked up with Prime of Long Beach for an exclusive video interview. We discuss current and upcoming projects he is featured on, such as the Tupac Assassination soundtrack, Butch Cassidys Playa Life, and Bishop Lamonts Collection Plate. Prime also tells us about growing up around Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound, and how he originally met Bishop Lamont. Read or watch the feature to find out about all of these topics and much more.

Exclusive Video Interview With Prime [December 2007]

After you're done with the interivew, Prime dropped off four new tracks for you to check out! First up is the song "Pray Ave." off the "Tupac Assassination" soundtrack. Prime goes into detail about the making of this track in the interview, so after you've read the story download it below.

Prime - Pray Ave. (featuring Big Wy, CPO Boss Hogg, and Bokey) [Produced by Dae One]

The next track is a solo song called "Machine Gun Funk," which is produced by Sputnick.

Prime - Machine Gun Funk [Produced by Sputnick]

We've also got a song that will be on Prime's street album "The Transformation: Perception Is Deception." The track is called "Go Hard," and it features Scooby, with production by Flame Child. Check out that heatrock below.

Prime - Go Hard (featuring Scooby) [Produced by Flame Child]

The final track we have for you today is the untagged version of "First They Love You" from "N*gger Noize." This was one of the most talked about tracks off the Bishop Lamont street album, so we know you've been dying to hear it without the tags.

Bishop Lamont - First They Love You (featuring Prime & Indef) [Produced by 9th Wonder]

Make sure to add Prime as one of your friends on Myspace. Prime has signed on as a part of TakeOff Music Management, so look out for big things to come from him as we head into 2008!

The "Tupac Assassination" soundtrack is in stores now - head out to your local retailer today and pick up a copy. Also get ready for Prime's street album "The Transformation: Perception Is Deception," which is mixed by September 7th and hosted by DJ Warrior, to drop in early 2008 right here on Dubcnn!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1197675545 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently sat down with R&B artist Mike Ant for an exclusive video interview. In this feature, we discuss Mikes undeniable passion for all different types of music, and what he plans to bring to the game. We also talk about current and future collaborations with artists like Bishop Lamont, Taje, and Dae One. Mike also speaks about his upcoming street album Old School New, which will feature many of the West Coasts finest artists.

To find out about all of these topics and much more, watch the interview below. Also look out for guest appearances from Prime, Ace of The Bloc Boyz, Young Bruh, and Westside Way aka Conway in the video. Shouts out to TakeOff Productions for all of their help!

Exclusive Video Interview With Mike Ant [December 2007]

We've also got some new music from Mike Ant to share with you today. First up is a mixtape song called "Touch Ya [Remix]" and it features Indef. The instrumental comes courtesy of Dr. Dre, and it was originally featured on a Busta Rhymes song. Check it out below.

Mike Ant - Touch Ya [Remix] (featuring Indef)

The next cut is from the "Tupac Assassination" soundtrack, and it features Warren G, Focus, and T Lee. Mike describes his experience recording this track in the interview, so be sure to check that out before listening to the song.

Mike Ant - What Goes Around (featuring Warren G, Focus, & T Lee) [Produced by Focus]

Make sure to add Mike Ant as your friend on Myspace. Also don't forget to pick up a copy of the "Tupac Assassination" soundtrack, which is in stores now! Be on the lookout for big things from Mike in the future, including an appearance on Bishop Lamont's "Pope Mobile" and his own street album "Old School New."

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1197768446 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back today with the untagged, DJ-free version of Bishop Lamont & Black Milk's "CALTROiT" project. The street album leaked onto the internet earlier than expected, but everyone involved with the project wants to make the best of the current situation. With that being said, we're releasing it officially for free download! Follow the link below to get the final, untagged version of this quality street album.

*At the request of the artists, the download has been removed.*


Make sure to visit Bishop Lamont and Black Milk on Myspace. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest information, and don't forget to keep submitting questions that you would like to get personally answered by Bishop Lamont either in our forum or on his Myspace page.

The deadline for this interview contest is December 20th at 12 AM PST, and you can expect the fan-question-only interview to drop soon after that. Also get ready for Bishop's new street album "The Pope Mobile," which is dropping on Christmas Day! Once again, shouts out to TakeOff Productions for all of their support.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1198293471 - January 1, 1970 By : Prime and DJ Warrior recently appeared on Zombie Radio, an online radio program hosted by Tony Costa and E-Dub, and executive produced by KDAY's Devi Dev. Zombie Radio specializes in West Coast hip-hop. "If regular radio won't play your music, send it to us. We'll support you and we'll play your stuff," stated Devi Dev. Send all of your submissions in to beheard@zombieradio.net

To hear the episodes with Prime and Warrior, as well as past weeks' shows with Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, and Crooked I, visit the Zombie Radio site -
www.zombieradio.net.

If you're interested in booking Prime or DJ Warrior, send an email to takeoffmusic@gmail.com

Zombie Radio's theme is "they play what they want and they say what they want." Everyone at Dubcnn fully supports that motto, and we wish them much success!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1198569707 - January 1, 1970 By : "Pope Mobile" has arrived! We've all been waiting for it, and now the time has come for Dubcnn to unleash it on you as promised. Bishop Lamont's third and final street album of the year is his biggest to date, boasting production from Teddy Riley, Scott Storch, DJ Khalil, Focus, Nottz, 9th Wonder, and...wait for it...Dr. Dre!

With scathing social commentary, A-list production, and eye-opening lyrics, "Pope Mobile" is in a class of its own among mixtape and street album releases. Count your blessings as you download it below for free!

Bishop Lamont - Pope Mobile [Free Download]
[Hosted by Bishop Lamont & Mixed by DJ Raphiki of Power 106]

FRONT COVER | BACK COVER
Tracklisting With Production Credits:

1. Pope Mobile Intro/Heaven ft. Bilal & Rev. Keep It Crackin (Produced By Dr. Dre)
2. Personal Chauffeur ft. Vanessa Marquez (Produced By DJ Khalil)
3. Shittin On Fools ft. Dready Beats (Produced By Dready Beats)
4. It's Funny ft. Indef (Produced by Teddy Riley)
5. Yeah Pimp ft. PCP & Angelo (Produced by Focus)
6. I Just Want the Money ft. Bokey (Produced by 9th Wonder)
7. Street Theology (Produced by Mark Batson)
8. So Sad ft. Chevy Jones (Produced by Danjha Hands)
9. All I Dream About ft. Pooh Bear (Produced by Scott Storch)
10. Sumthin' (Produced by Scott Storch)
11. Rappers Wanna Sing (Produced by Nottz)
12. I Always Knew
13. Music Shit (Produced by Scott Storch)
14. Sometimez ft. Mike Ant & Chevy Jones (Produced by Scott Storch)
15. Anyway ft. Mike Ant & Focus (Produced by Focus)

A big shout out goes to TakeOff Productions for all of their support! Make sure to add
Bishop Lamont as your friend on Myspace. Look out for "CALTROiT METROPOLiS" as well, which will be dropping on January 31st! 2008 is full of surprises from the entire West Coast, so keep it locked on Dubcnn for all of the latest music and news updates.

From Bishop Lamont and the entire Dubcnn staff: "MERRY CHRISTMAS BITCHES!"

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1198961637 - January 1, 1970 By : What happens when you get together the best new artists from California and Kenya? "Kenyafornia" is formed! Dona Productions have created the first Kenya & California mixtape project showcasing artists from the two locations.

The new mixtape features 40 minutes of West Coast music followed by 40 minutes of Kenyan music - hence the title "Kenyafornia." Many of the tracks you will have heard on Dubcnn however we urge you to check out the release to hear the Kenyan tracks as well as some cuts that may be new to you.


Below we have a cut from the tape, from the heavily Dubcnn featured Kitty, entitled "Cali 2 Kansas" produced by Ansane.

Kitty - Cali 2 Kansas

Click here to check out Dona Productions and to download the new tape that also features Bishop Lamont, Eastwood, Jay Rock, Crooked I, The Game, Glasses Malone, Strong Arm Steady, Problem and many more.

Rud

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news 1198984086 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn has brought you all of the hottest street albums from the West Coast throughout 2007. Luckily for you, we've got one more project to drop before the year ends, and we're capping everything off with a bang! Producer Clinton Place #9 has been prepping his street album "Neva Judge A Book: A Journey Through The Industry" for a while now, and the time has finally come for him to take you on this eye-opening ride.

Dubcnn is gonna give you this star-studded affair, which is executive produced by #9 along with Sir Jinx and Dae One, on New Year's Eve! It's the perfect party present to end the year with. The album features appearances from Westside Connection, Kurupt, Roscoe, Taje, Spider Loc, Yukmouth, and many others.

Today we're dropping one more preview track from the project to hold you over until the drop. The song is called "Tryna Eat," and it features vocals from Runt Dawg. You can also check out another song from the album featuring Yukmouth called "Super Bad," which we originally premeired back in November.

Clinton Place #9 - Tryna Eat [with Runt Dawg]

Clinton Place #9 - Super Bad [with Yukmouth & Brotha Raheem]

Make sure to add Clinton Place #9 as your friend on Myspace. You can also watch #9 celebrating with Dae One at Bishop Lamont's birthday by clicking here.

Remember, "Neva Judge A Book" drops on New Year's Eve, exclusively on Dubcnn! Play it at your party that night and show them what real hip-hop is all about!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1199052965 - January 1, 1970 By : Few independent labels have acheived what PutYourselfOut have managed to do over the past few years. From countless projects, to touring and more the organisation has built a reputation for quality across the board. With 2007 now at an end Shade Sheist and PutYourselfOut wanted to give our readers a headsup on what is to come in 2008 and rest assured their reputation is only set to increase with what is to come!

First up for 2008 sees Shade Sheist and his Partner In Rhyme N.U.N.E. head to Canada for a Tour being put on by Dubcnn Featured Haze Entertainment.

The rest of the first quarter will see the duo also hit Taiwan and the UK as part of their heavy touring plans for 2008.

In terms of recording Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. have been in the studio recording with Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo and Y.A. (Tri-Star, Roscoe, Slo Stallone) for their long awaited "Movin Units" project that is now set to drop in 2008, the lead single will be premiered soon as entitled "Movin Like A Boss" produced by James Brown. As if that wasn't enough the two have already signed to J-Steez to release a sophomore project soon after that will see J-Steez producing the entire album. The first single from that release has just been completed and is called "Table Dance" featuring Eddie Kane Jr as well as a remix with XL Middleton.

In terms of solo projects, Shade Sheist has just started his third album while both Eddie Kane Jr and N.U.N.E. are finishing up their respective albums.

Regular Dubcnn visitors will be familiar with the PYO From Yo Hood video series that has been appearing on YouTube. PYO are now in talks with both VH1 and The E! Channel to take the project further under the title "Making The Comeback."

To wrap up - and this may be last but is by no means least - Shade Sheist and the PutYourselfOut family are proud to announce that they are taking over the world next year - literally - PYO will be releasing the world's first "WorldTape" in 2008 - what is a "WorldTape" you ask?

Well in an era when most artists are releasing mixtapes and Street Albums, Shade Sheist is compiling his greatest features, productions and exclusive never before heard music and droppin it for free in the United States. What's so original about that you may ask? Well under the title "WorldTape" Shade Sheist is going global by creating an editon for every major country in the world?

His recent silence from releasing new material has been the result of working with major artists and producers around the world in various countries to release the first "WorldTape" entitled "Out of Sight Out of Mind" - the cover to which can be seen in full by clicking the new image above. "Out of Sight Out of Mind," which is due for release in January 2008, will be the first in the "WorldTape" series that will eventually see versions appear for Japan, Canada, Italy, South America, UK, Germany and countless more. This is a completely new vision and Dubcnn and its readers are involved from the start.

We are calling out to any artists or producers from any country that want to be involved to come forward and get involved in this game-changing, world-impacting, promotion-heavy project. Get involved today by contacting theworldtape@aol.com.

It wouldn't be right if we dropped all this information without some fresh new audio and in true Dubcnn style we have a single from next months first "WorldTape" - "Out of Sight Out of Mind." The track sees Shade Sheist linked back up with Damizza (on production) and features previously Dubcnn Featured LeMarvin.

Shade Sheist - Glam Lyfe (Feat. LeMarvin) (Produced by Damizza)

Enjoy the new music and take some time to soak in all the information in this update. Don't forget to pay a visit to PutYourselfOut as well as SwurvRadio, the home of the "PYO Radio Show."

Rud

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news 1199404359 - January 1, 1970 By : Everyone's been dying to know when Bishop Lamont's acclaimed release that started the "street album" trend, "N***** Noize," will be released in proper CD-quality and without DJ tags. Dubcnn's got the answer for you today!

"N***** Noize: One Year Anniversary Special Edition," presented by Diocese and TakeOff Productions, will drop one year after the original release of the ground-breaking project. This means that you'll get your hands on the untagged version most likely in the last week in February.


There are many more surprises to come from Bishop Lamont and TakeOff Productions, so keep staying tuned to Dubcnn for all of the latest exclusive info! If you don't have a copy of the original version of "N***** Noize," download it below.

DJ Skee Presents Bishop Lamont -
N***** Noize [Free Download]

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1199591214 - January 1, 1970 By : We would like to congratulate Bishop Lamont for winning in multiple categories of our "Best Of 2007" breakdown. His constant drive for pushing out both quality and quantity won't go overlooked here on Dubcnn!

Today, we've got the untagged version of Bishop's second single from "Pope Mobile" - "So Sad" featuring Chevy Jones. The track was produced by Danja, who was also acknowledged in our "Best Of 2007" feature under the "Producer Of The Year" category. Needless to say, this is one hell-of-a song, so be sure to check it out!

Bishop Lamont -
So Sad (featuring Chevy Jones) [Produced by Danja]

If you haven't heard "Pope Mobile" yet, do yourself a favor and download it for free by following the link below.

Bishop Lamont - Pope Mobile [Free Download]

Make sure to add Bishop Lamont as your friend on Myspace. Be on the lookout for Dubcnn's exclusive Bishop Lamont interview with only fan questions to drop in the near future. Don't forget, Bishop's next street album "METROPOLiS" and his long-awaited debut album "The Reformation" are coming soon!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1199824147 - January 1, 1970 By : Courtesy of Pacific Division, Dubcnn has the new official Boondocks mixtape for free download: Dub Floyd & Wally Sparks "Hip Hop Dock Trine Two." The mixtape has 2 CDs and features Pacific Division, Little Brother, Erykah Badu, Bishop Lamont, Blu, Jean Grae, Tanya Morgan, Skyzoo, and many others.

Please check out the link below to view the full covers, the tracklists and to grab the download links.

Dubcnn Presents:
Dub Floyd & Wally Sparks - Hip Hop Dock Trine Two (Free Download)

For more information please visit www.Myspace.com/PacificDivisionMusic, and www.PacDiv.com - as always stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media.


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news 1200106069 - January 1, 1970 By : We've got a big update for you today from Taje, who took Dubcnn readers by storm last year with his incredible street album "Hot Box 2." We're happy to announce today that "Hot Box 2: The Untagged Edition," presented by LNS/Diocese/TakeOff, will be dropping next week right here on Dubcnn for all of the fans and DJs out there. Keep checking back over the next few days to find out when you can get your free copy!

Since the release of "Hot Box 2," Taje has been hard at work in the studio. The "Get It Gang" street album will be available in March, and "Hot Box 3," which is being recorded as we speak, will be coming out this summer.

In the meantime, you can catch Taje in upcoming issues of "High Times," "The Source" and "OZONE"! This will be Taje's second and third appearances in the latter two magazines. You can check out scans of his first articles by clicking below.

Taje In "The Source" [December '07] [Scan]

Taje In "OZONE" [November '07] [Scan]

Taje was also present alongside PR1ME and The Bloc Boyz for Roscoe Umali's "Live It Up" video shoot. They all snagged a cameo in the video, which will be premeiring on various media outlets soon. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot by following the link below.

Taje, PR1ME, & The Bloc Boyz In Roscoe Umali's "Live It Up" Video [Youtube]

We've also got a new track for you today, just in time for you to bump on your Friday night out! The track is called "Death Before Dishonor," and it comes from the "Tupac Assassination" Soundtrack. It's by Mopreme Shakur, and Taje, Bishop Lamont, and Indef make guest appearances. That's quite a lineup, so be sure to download it below.

Mopreme Shakur - Death Before Dishonor (featuring Taje, Bishop Lamont, & Indef) [Produced by Kalypso]


Make sure to add Taje, Mopreme Shakur, PR1ME, The Bloc Boyz, and Bishop Lamont as your friends on Myspace.

Come back to Dubcnn next week for your free copy of "Hot Box 2: The Untagged Edition"!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1200338519 - January 1, 1970 By : We've brought you the last two volumes of DJ Ill Will & DJ Rampage's highly successful "Rap Or Die" mixtapes for free download right here on Dubcnn. For the fourth installment of the series, we felt it was only right to officially team up with them to present the project, and we're bringing it to you for free download today!

"Rap Or Die 4," hosted by Juice of Black Wall Street, features new and/or exclusive music from Hot Dollar, Glasses Malone, Roccett, Juice, Dubb, Young De, Bishop Lamont, Jay Rock, Crooked I, Ya Boy, Problem, Spider Loc, Mistah FAB and many others. It's a non-stop mix of the hottest records on the West Coast right now, and it definitely earns the Dubcnn Seal Of Approval. Grab your free copy by using the link below.

Dubcnn, DJ Ill Will, & DJ Rampage Present: Rap Or Die Volume 4 [Hosted by Juice]
[Free Download]

Make sure to add DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, and Juice on Myspace. Use the link above to spread the mixtape around to all of your friends too. We hope you enjoy the mixtape as much as we do!

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on the West Coast.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1200701340 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn has been invited to take part in the West Coast show "The Basement" on Palm Springs' Blazin' U92.7 station tonight! Yours truly, Eddie, will jump on the show to represent Dubcnn, talk about what we do here, and pump up the West Coast. It's going to be a great show, so make sure to tune in from 10PM - 1AM PST tonight to hear the live broadcast.

If you're in the desert area, tune in to 92.7 FM, but you can also stream it live worldwide at
U92.7's Website. Click where it says "Now Playing, Click Here To Listen Now" in the top middle part of the screen to do the live stream.

We'll also be hosting the entire episode on Dubcnn next week for those of you that won't be able to listen tonight.

We'd like to extend a special shout out to SeanOne, Big D, Westcoast Angel, and everyone else at The Basement for inviting us to be a part of the show! Make sure to visit The Basement's Myspace and see pictures from past shows with the likes of Omar Cruz, Bishop Lamont, Taje, Damizza, Crooked I, Butch Cassidy, PR1ME, Glasses Malone, and many of your other favorite West Coast artists.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on the West Coast.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1201200205 - January 1, 1970 By : One of the hottest street albums of 2007 is now available in untagged form, courtesy of LNS/Diocese/TakeOff and the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network! Yes, we're talking about Taje's "Hot Box 2", and we're very excited to present this full-length album in its full glory for free download today. Grab your copy below!

Taje - Hot Box: The Second Hit [Untagged Verison] [Free Download]

Make sure to add Taje, Dae One, and Diverse as your friends on Myspace.

We've also got a new video for you to check out today, where you can see Taje and DJ Warrior promoting "Hot Box 2" out on the East Coast. It's a really tight clip, so be sure to check it out!

Taje Promo Tour Footage [Youtube]

If you've missed out on past videos that we dropped the first time around, here's some other footage with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Warren G, Bishop Lamont, and Gillie Da Kid.

Taje With Busta Rhymes, Warren G, & Bishop Lamont [Youtube]

Taje with Gillie Da Kid In Philly [Youtube]

We're also going to re-post Mopreme Shakur's single from the "Tupac Assassination" soundtrack because it can't be missed! The song features Taje, Bishop Lamont, & Indef. The "Tupac Assassination" soundtrack is in stores now, so if you're feeling the music, don't forget to pick up a copy at your local retailer.

Mopreme Shakur - Death Before Dishonor (ft. Taje, Bishop Lamont, & Indef) [Produced by Kalypso]

"Hot Box 2" has accumulated over 55,000 downloads, and 25,000 additional hard copies were distributed worldwide! Taje wants to thank everyone for their support! The "Get It Gang" street album is being wrapped up for a March release, and you'll get smoked out again when "Hot Box 3" drops this summer!

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on the West Coast.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1201797781 - January 1, 1970 By : Glasses Malone shot a video for his hit single with Akon "Certified" in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He invited most of the West Coast out to the shoot, and the turn out was great! Dubcnn's got a few exclusive pictures from the set for you today. Shouts out to TakeOff Productions for the shots! Look out for pics of Bishop Lamont, E-40, Taje, and Travis Barker.

Glasses Malone "Certified" Video Shoot [Event Gallery]

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on the West Coast.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1201804838 - January 1, 1970 By : Bishop Lamont teams up with DJ Rampage for the mixtape that started it all, "Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal", the tape that got Dr. Dre to pay attention and end up signing Bishop Lamont to his prestigious label Aftermath Records.

Diocese and TakeOff Productions have teamed up again to re-release the infamous mixtape, which is hosted and mixed by DJ Rampage.

Download the mixtape below:

Bishop Lamont - Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal (Mixtape) (Mixed by DJ Rampage)

Also be on the lookout for "CALTROiT METROPOLiS" w/ DJ Warrior coming soon, "The Collection Plate" w/ DJ Whoo Kid coming soon and yes, Detox is coming very very soon! Also Bishop attended Glasses Malone and Akon's video shoot for "Certified", you can check out some pics in the update below.

Nima

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news 1201978320 - January 1, 1970 By : The 11th Annual Justo Mixtape Awards will be put on later this month. The Justo Awards have long been renowned for highlighting the best efforts in the mixtape game.

This year, many West Coast DJs and artists have been included in the nominations. West Coast DJs such as DJ Warrior, DJ Skee, DJ Ill Will, DJ Rah2K, Nu Jerzey Devil, and September 7th were nominated, as well as West Coast artists such as Bishop Lamont, Crooked I, Juice, 40 Glocc, and The Game. The West Coast Mixtape DJ of the Year Award is in honor of DJ Warrior! Click
here to see the full list.

The Dubcnn staff would like to give a big shout out to every artist that's a part of the mixtape game. With the combined efforts of hungry new MCs and savvy DJs, hip-hop fans around the world continue to be rewarded with top-notch music.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for more news on The 11th Annual Justo Awards.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1202424797 - January 1, 1970 By : Cali Untouchable Radios very own September 7th is back on Dubcnn with the latest installment in his acclaimed mixtape series "Western Hospitality." The Fourth edition of this series is available today for free download courtesy of Dubcnn and also kicks off the first in a season of mixtape releases by September 7th in 2008.

From today, every 7th of the month, September 7th will release - exclusive to dubcnn readers - a free mixtape download. Each month will be different and could be the latest new music, specific to an artist or even the latest "Western Hospitality" release he is working on. So every 7th of every month in 2008 you can download for free the best new music from September 7th

We kick off today with the exclusive download of the eagerly awaited "Western Hospitality 4" mixtape which features Butch Cassidy, Prime, Omar Cruz, The Game, Tha Dogg Pound, Soopafly, Crooked I, Juice, Roccett, Taje, Bangloose, Messy Marv, Mitchy Slick, Young Rook, Roscoe Umali, Murs, Bishop Lamont, Jay Rock, K.Dot, Tek Nizzle, Kurupt, Lil Wayne and many more.

We also have all previous editions in the "Western Hospitality" series - including previously unreleased on Dubcnn - Volume 1! Use the link below to get the latest and then the links to Volumes 1-3.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 4 (Hosted By Pr1me) (Free Download)

Enjoy the new music and remember that from today, every 7th of the month, September 7th will release a new mixtape on Dubcnn exclusively! Until then check him out on MySpace and remember to vote for him in this years Justo Mixtape Awards. You can also view September 7th himself explaining the new series on Dubcnn on video by clicking here.

Rud

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news 1202438244 - January 1, 1970 By : Baby Ree has officially taken over Dubcnn today!

We linked up with the 805 representatives Guilty for an exclusive video interview. We start by talking about how the group formed and how they linked up with Damizza.

After this, we discuss their new street album "No Contest" that is dropping exclusively on Dubcnn on February 13th, and will feature appearances from Damizza, Young De, and PR1ME.

Guilty
also tell us about being mentored by the likes of Bishop Lamont, Taje, and Warren G, and how those experiences have helped them learn more about the game. Read on to find out more about Guilty.

Exclusive Video Interview With Guilty [February 2008]

Make sure to add Guilty and Damizza as your friends on Myspace. Since "No Contest" is dropping next week, we've got the artwork and tracklisting for you today! Check it out:

FRONT COVER | BACK COVER

Tracklist:
01) Intro
02) War ft. PR1ME (Prod. by Los)
03) Mobsters (Prod. by Aaron Parra)
04) Sound Of CA (ft. Tony Corleone) (Prod. by Los)
05) Interlude
06) These Eyes (ft. Young De) (Prod. by Los)
07) Twisted (ft. Tony Corleone) (Prod. by Los)
08) Interlude
09) F*ck Tonight [Dopey Loco Solo] (Prod. by Jedi Jared Moore)
10) Interlude
11) Faded (ft. Damizza, Jedi Jared Moore, & The Paparazzi) (Prod. by Los & Jedi Jared Moore)
12) I'ma Get That [Los Solo ft. Damizza] (Prod. by Los)
13) Not Me [Silas Solo ft. Jedi Jared Moore] (Prod. by Damizza and Jedi Jared Moore)
14) Put In Work (ft. Damizza) (Prod. by Los)
15) Through Thick & Thin (ft. Jedi Jared Moore) (Prod. by Damizza & Jedi Jared Moore)
16) Interlude
17) Cuz I'm Guilty (ft. Damizza) (Prod. by Los & Damizza)
18) Bonus Track: Cupid (ft. Bex) (Prod. by Damizza & Jedi Jared Moore)

Come back to Dubcnn on February 13th to hear "No Contest" and find out what Guilty is all about!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1202752966 - January 1, 1970 By : We have the results of dubcnn's contest where the fans voted who Tyrese aka Black Ty should feature on his first single "Cycle Of Death", from his upcoming solo album "Black Rose".

You had 24 hours to listen to the song and to vote, thanks to the hundreds of emails that came in, we appreciated your feedback! The winner of the contest is Crooked I, who came in first, followed by The Game, Kurupt and Bishop Lamont.

After putting Crooked and Ty in touch with each other, Crooked went over to Ty's Headquarter Entertainment studios this weekend and made the connection official. The vibe is right, and in addition to the "Cycle Of Death" song, Crooked was really feeling the production from The Frontline Boyz, Tyrese's production team, and left with like 25 beats in his pocket. We'll keep you updated on the situation, once again thanks to Tyrese for listening to the fans, and most importantly thanks to the fans for being a part of this!


Nima

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news 1202862492 - January 1, 1970 By : PR1ME of TakeOff Productions is dropping his debut street album "The Transformation: Perception Is Deception" this Friday exclusively on Dubcnn for free download! PR1ME will officially reveal the new project at the Magic Convention in Las Vegas this Thursday, with the digital release following for everyone here the next day.

PR1ME has invited Dubcnn to come out with him to the Magic show, so we'll bring our camera and capture how to distribute a street album the right way! You can look forward to that footage to pop up over the next few weeks.

Today, we're exclusively premiering the single from the project with Bishop Lamont. The crazy track is called "Megatron" and it also features production from Jake One. Download it untagged below!

PR1ME - Megatron (ft. Bishop Lamont) [Produced by Jake One]

Make sure to add PR1ME as one of your friends on Myspace. "The Transformation", hosted by DJ Warrior and mixed by September 7th of Cali Untouchables, features guest appearances from Bishop Lamont, Butch Cassidy, and Taje and production from the likes of Focus, Dae One, Jake One, T-Nasty, and Diverse! With top-notch features and production, "The Transformation" is set to be one of the best, and biggest surprises, of 2008! Check out the full tracklisting below.

FRONT COVER BACK COVER

Tracklisting:

01) DJ Warrior Intro
02) Sabotage Me. - Prod. By Focus (Feat. Butch Cassidy)
03) Touch - Prod. T-Nasty (Feat. Chevy Jones)
04) Give Me The Grind - Prod. By Thayod
05) Now Here We Are - Prod. Dae One (Feat. Butch Cassidy & Taje)
06) Dying To Floss
07) Machine Gun Funk - Prod. Sputnick
08) DJ Warrior Interlude
09) Megatron - Prod. By Jake One (Feat. Bishop Lamont)
10) Pray Ave. - Prod. By Dae One (Feat. Big Wy, CPO Boss Hogg, & Bokey)
11) Thank You - Prod. By Diverse (Feat. Mike Ant)
12) Swagger Remix - Prod. By Jedi Jared Moore (Feat. Butch Cassidy)
13) Go Hard - Prod. By Flame Child (Feat. Skubie)
14) Pay Off - Prod. By Creator
15) Change - Prod. By P Rod (Feat. P Rod)
16) Ego - Prod. By T-Nasty (Feat. Vanessa Marquez)
17) DJ Warrior Interlude 2
18) Keep It Movin - Prod. By P Rod
19) Caught Up - Prod. By Peblo (Feat. Bada Bing (Pretty Toney) & E Money (Fratt House))
20) DJ Warrior Outro

Come back on Friday for your free copy of "The Transformation"!

Related Links:
DJ September 7th - Western Hospitality 4 [Hosted by PR1ME]
PR1ME, Butch Cassidy, & DJ Warrior On "The Basement" On 92.7 Palm Springs [Video]

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1202900245 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn linked up with producer/rapper J. Wells early on in '08 to get the scoop on his recent conflict with Bishop Lamont which got squashed shortly after a song dissing Lamont surfaced on the internet.

We also talk about Wells' new projects: his street album "Digital Master II" which will be dropping for digital download on dubcnn very soon, as well as his upcoming solo album "Inebriated". He also tells us about his projects with Rah Digga and Da Brat, his feelings on "Digital Smoke", the status of the Likwit Crew, and his memories of the recording of "I Didn't Change" by Kurupt.

Read ot listen to the interview by clicking below:

Exclusive Interview With J. Wells (February '08)

To accompany the interview. J. Wells has also sent us an exclusive joint off his upcoming "Digital Master II" street album, which features Rah Digga and Butch Cassidy. The track is called "We Made It", produced by J. Wells, get it below:

Rah Digga - We Made It (ft. Butch Cassidy) (Prod. by J. Wells)

Enjoy the interview, and be on the lookout for "Digital Master II" coming to dubcnn very soon! Come drop your feedback on the forums or let me know what you think at nima@dubcnn.com.

J. Wells is also currently featured on BET.com with his single "All We Smoke", click here to vote for him!

Nima

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news 1203111363 - January 1, 1970 By : *THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS FIXED FOR EVERYONE WHO HAD ERRORS*
Are you ready for "The Transformation"? After making its debut yesterday at the Magic Convention in Las Vegas, PR1ME's first street album is hitting the internet exclusively for the Dubcnn readers today!

The project, hosted by DJ Warrior and mixed by September 7th of Cali Untouchables, features guest appearances from Bishop Lamont, Butch Cassidy, Taje, Big Wy, and Mike Ant, along with original production from Focus, Dae One, T-Nasty, Jake One, and more.

The big names associated with the album may catch your interest, but the real highlight is PR1ME's incredible diversity as an artist, which is on full display throughout the record. "The Transformation" is bound to be one of the biggest street albums of the year, so get a jump start on what's hot and download it below for free!

TakeOff Productions Presents PR1ME - The Transformation: Perception Is Deception
[Hosted by DJ Warrior & Mixed by September 7th] [Free Download]

We'd like to give a big shout out to TakeOff Productions, Diocese, LNS Entertainment, and KCP for all of their work on this project!

Make sure to add PR1ME as your friend on Myspace and let him know what you think of the album. After its debut yesterday in Vegas, hard copies of "The Transformation" has already been distributed to over 5,000 lucky individuals!

Remember, Dubcnn has been following PR1ME around with our camera the last few days to see how a street album should be properly distributed. We've got a lot of great footage so far with plenty of special surprise guests, so be on the look out for new videos to drop in the near future. Until then, bump "The Transformation" this weekend and tell your friends about it!

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on the West Coast.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1203318045 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back today with a brand new mixtape from DJ Warrior and Julian Ramirez. The project is called "Kashi Kicks Vol. 1.0" and it was distributed at the Magic Convention in Las Vegas this past week to promote the shoe company.

The mixtape features a variety of current hits from all across hip-hop, including everyone from Roccett and Roscoe Umali to Talib Kweli and Mary J. Blige. This is a very solid mixtape, so be sure to download it below for free courtesy of the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network.

DJ Warrior & Julian Ramirez - Kashi Kicks Vol. 1.0 [Free Download]

Tracklist:
1. Intro - DJ Warrior & Julian Ramirez [Prod. by Tha Warriorz]
2. G-Unit - Bottom Girl
3. Roscoe Umali feat. Pitbull, Bobby Valentino & Sinful - Live It Up (remix)
4. Roccett - Hustlers Anthem
5. Jim Jones feat. The Game - Love Me No More (remix)
6. Snoop Dogg feat. Uncle Chucc - Neva Hafta Wurry
7. Prodigy - My World Is Empty Without
8. Ali Vegas - Everyday Iz War
9. Termanalogy feat. Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I , Akrobatic & Consequence - The Music Industry
10. Jay Rock feat. Lil Wayne - All My Life
11. Rocky Fontaine - I Want It
12. Rich Boy feat. Lil' Wayne, Nas & John Legend - Ghetto Rich
13. Mopreme Shakur feat. Taje, Bishop Lamont & Indef - Death Before Dishonor
14. Talib Kweli feat. Ne-Yo & Jean Grae - Hostile Gospel
15. Jadakiss - Rocboyz Freestyle
16. DJ Muggs vs. Sick Jacken feat. Cynic - 2012
17. Mary J Blige feat. Lil Wayne - Just fFne
18. Rocky Fontaine - Real Nigga
19. DJ Warrior & Julian Ramirez - Outro [Prod. by Tha Warriorz]

Make sure to check out DJ Warrior, Julian Ramirez, and Kashi Kicks on Myspace. If you haven't checked out Warrior's latest street album with PR1ME, you better download that too!

TakeOff Productions Presents PR1ME - The Transformation: Perception Is Deception
[Hosted by DJ Warrior, Mixed by September 7th] [Free Download]

Stay tuned for more heat from DJ Warrior & the Cali Untouchable DJs real soon on Dubcnn!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1203457641 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn linked up with Bishop Lamont for another in-depth interview. This time, we set the focus on questions from the fans. Bishop answers what you would like to know about "The Reformation", West Coast radio DJs, and his taste in literature. After this, we address the J Wells situation, which apparently has not been resolved.

We close things off with some exclusive news about Dr. Dre's "Detox", which is now coming before "The Reformation" and is being recorded right now. Find out about all of these topics and much more by reading the interview.

Exclusive Interview With Bishop Lamont [Part 1] [February 2008]

Shouts out to TakeOff Productions for all of their help! Make sure to add Bishop Lamont as your friend on Myspace. We're gonna be back with part two of this feature, where Bishop tells us more about "Detox" and "The Reformation", and continues to answer your questions, later this week.

Until then, stay tuned to Dubcnn for all of your West Coast needs.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1203535650 - January 1, 1970 By : The close of 2007 saw an update on Dubcnn of mammoth proportions from the PutYourselfOut team, detailing many of their plans for this year [click here if you missed that].

Since then Shade Sheist and the rest of the PYO collective have been busy making good on all the releases they listed in the 2008 plan. First up we have the latest news on the "WorldTape" - the first ever made - that will feature Shade Sheist's greatest features, productions and never before heard music with a twist - an edition will be made for every major country in the world!

The first project is the United States version and is entitled "Out of Sight Out of Mind" - the cover to which can be seen in full by clicking the image above. "Out of Sight Out of Mind," which is due for release now within just weeks, will be the first in the "WorldTape" series that will eventually see versions appear for Japan, Canada, Italy, South America, UK, Germany and countless more. As ever Dubcnn was involved from the start and called out any artists or producers from any country that wanted to be involved to come forward and get involved in this game-changing, world-impacting, promotion-heavy project. Those who haven't yet can still get involved today by contacting theworldtape@aol.com and submitting material.

In relation to the also mentioned Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. collaboration project "Movin Units" we are delighted to confirm that not only will Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo and Y.A. (Tri-Star, Roscoe, Slo Stallone) be contributing but that Crooked I has agreed to hop on the first single from the release entitled "Movin Like A Boss."

In other related news Shade Sheist recently peaked at #12 on the Myspace Rap Charts and has held a Top 20 position for some time now. The same success has also been seen on YouTube where they recently peaked at #11 on 'Most Watched' Musicians since they returned from Canada.

On that same trip, as you may remember from earlier this month's update C-Infamous, Shade Sheist & NUNE are "Movin Units, Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. also recorded a full album with C-Infamous in just 3 days - that is set for release in the coming months.

As ever we wouldnt drop all this news on you without some form of audio treat and today, we have not only the "Out of Sight Out of Mind" single Glam Lyfe that features LeMarvin and is produced by Damizza - but also the long awaited edition of the first ever Grand Theft Audio mixtapes to our Digital Download Network. Below is the link to the covers, tracklist and the full free mixtape download of Grand Theft Audio: Volume 1. Click the following links if you missed Grand Theft Audio 2 or Grand Theft Audio 3

Put Yourself Out - Grand Theft Audio 1 (Free Download)

Enjoy the new music and take some time to soak in all the information in this update. Don't forget to pay a visit to PutYourselfOut as well as SwurvRadio, the home of the "PYO Radio Show."

Rud

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news 1203801443 - January 1, 1970 By : Last week, we joined PR1ME on an expedition to the Magic Convention in Las Vegas. PR1ME's debut street album "The Transformation" was just completed, so it was time for everyone to get to work and spread copies around like crazy. As always, we brought our camera to document the trip. Our goal was to capture on film exactly what it takes for an up-and-coming artist to get his name out there and catch the attention of the right people.

The mission was a success for PR1ME and TakeOff Productions, with over 5,000 copies of "The Transformation" being distributed.

Along the way, we had a lot of fun as well. Look out for guest appearances from artists that we ran into during the convention like Bun-B, Young Jeezy, Pusha T of The Clipse, Mos Def, Taje, September 7th, Bad Lucc, and Damani.

This video is one of the tightest we've ever had on Dubcnn! It's an absolute must-watch for anyone interested in how an individual makes "The Transformation" from an ambitious new MC to a future star. PR1ME did it, and you can too. Check out the video below!

PR1ME & Dubcnn: "The Transformation" At The Magic Show [Download]

PR1ME & Dubcnn: "The Transformation" At The Magic Show [Stream]

A big shout out goes to TakeOff Productions for all of their effort with this feature! Make sure to add PR1ME as your friend on Myspace and shoot him some comments about the video.

We're also featuring "The Transformation" for free download on Dubcnn, so if you haven't grabbed your copy yet, be sure to get it below! The project features appearances from Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont, and Taje, and production from Focus, Dae One, Jake One, and others.

TakeOff Productions Presents PR1ME - The Transformation: Perception Is Deception [Hosted by DJ Warrior, Mixed by September 7th] [Free Download]

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on PR1ME!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1204332959 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn is back with the second part of our in-depth interview with Bishop Lamont. This piece is called the Detox Special, and youre gonna get to hear everything that can possibly be said right now about Dr. Dres elusive last album.

In addition to this, youll find out more about the relationship between Bishop & Dre, and youll get to understand why theyre such a powerful duo. Youll also find out the answer to the question a lot of you need to know: Does Dre actually look at those Detox discussions on the Internet? Read or listen to the interview below.

Bishop Lamont Interview Part 2: "Detox Special" [February 2008]

Make sure to add Bishop Lamont as your friend on Myspace. Also check out PR1ME's "Transformation" street album that Bishop is featured on by using the link below.

PR1ME - The Transformation [Street Album featuring Bishop Lamont]
[Free Download]

You can look out for the third and final part of this interview to drop next week along with a release that many of you have been waiting on for a long time!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1204762812 - January 1, 1970 By : Exactly one year and three days ago, Bishop Lamont made history by dropping his groundbreaking project "N*gger Noize" on Dubcnn for free download. "N*gger Noize" had beats from 9th Wonder, Focus, Scott Storch & DJ Khalil, and features from Mike Ant, Stacee Adams, PR1ME & Indef.

After a downright painful year-long wait, today we're proud to present the untagged version of the street album that started it all. This new version comes packaged with the thought-provoking cut "American Dreams", produced by Focus! There's also brand-new artwork, so be sure to check the covers out.

We know you've all been dying to hear the CD, so that's enough talking. Download it, for free as always, below! We'd like to give a special shout out to project managers TakeOff Productions for all of their work on this release.

Diocese Records Presents Bishop Lamont - N*gger Noize: Untagged 1-Year Anniversary Special Edition [Free Download]

To celebrate this amazing drop, we've also got the third and final part of our interview with Bishop for you to read today. In this last segment, we discuss Bishops debut album The Reformation, including how he picks guests and producers and what he hopes the public gets from the project when its released. After this, we hear about Bishops new street album The Collection Plate with DJ Whoo Kid.

We also talk his work on Warren Gs new album, PR1MEs street album The Transformation, and we get his opinion on Crooked Is Hip-Hop Weekly series. Read on to find out about all of these topics and much more.

Exclusive Interview With Bishop Lamont: Part 3 [March 2008]

Make sure to visit Bishop Lamont on Myspace and thank him for blessing us with these drops! Be on the lookout for "CALTROiT METROPOLiS", "The Collection Plate", and, oh yeah, "DETOX", to drop sooner than you think.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1204912310 - January 1, 1970 By : Cali Untouchable's very own September 7th is back on Dubcnn with the latest installment in his acclaimed mixtape series "Western Hospitality." The Fourth edition of this series is available today for free download courtesy of Dubcnn and also continues the feature we kicked off last month - "On The 7th With The 7th."

Last month saw the start of this new series where, every 7th of the month, September 7th will release - exclusive to dubcnn readers - a free mixtape download.

Each month will be different and could be the latest new music, specific to an artist or even the latest "Western Hospitality" release he is working on. So every 7th of every month in 2008 you can download for free the best new music from September 7th

Today, to mark March 7th we have the exclusive download of the eagerly awaited "Western Hospitality 5" mixtape which is hosted by Yukmouth and features Kafani, Richie Rich, Dru Down, The Delinquents, The Team, Focus, Bishop Lamont, Daz, Keak Da Sneak, Techniec, Roccett, 211, Crooked I, P-Thoro, Quiz, Fresh, Messy Marv, Mitchy Slick, Eastwood, Ya Boy, Problem, Young Jeezy, Scarface, Ko-Kaine Shane, Calico, Jim Jones, The Game, Juice, Lil Wayne, Young Rook, Kurupt, One-2 and many more.

We also have all previous editions in the "Western Hospitality" series, 1-4, available using the link below.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 5 (Hosted By Yukmouth) (Free Download)

Enjoy the new music and remember that from today, every 7th of the month, September 7th will release a new mixtape on Dubcnn exclusively! Until then check him out on MySpace and remember to vote for him in this years Justo Mixtape Awards. You can also view September 7th himself explaining the new series on Dubcnn on video by clicking here.

Rud

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news 1205282922 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Ill Will & DJ Rampage have teamed up with Dubcnn again to present their latest collaboration, "Rap Or Die 5". Host Hot Dollar filmed a commercial for the mixtape which you can check out below!

Hot Dollar Addresses The Fans For "Rap Or Die 5" [Youtube]

"Rap Or Die 5" will go down as one of the hottest mixtapes of the year! It's packed with EXCLUSIVE new music from Hot Dollar, Bishop Lamont, Roccett, Jay Rock, Sean Kingston, and many others. Get it for free below!

Dubcnn, DJ Ill Will, & DJ Rampage Present - Rap Or Die 5 [Hosted by Hot Dollar] [Free Download]

Also check out this cut from the mixtape, a new Roccett exclusive called "Respect My Gangsta".

Roccett - Respect My Gangsta

Shouts out to No Frontz Ent. for sponsoring the project! Make sure to add DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, Hot Dollar, and Pop Gates as your friends on Myspace. If you're interested in checking out the rest of the "Rap Or Die" series, grab them all for free below.

DJ Ill Will - Rap Or Die Vol. 1
DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, & DJ Maaleek - Rap Or Die Vol. 2
DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, & DJ Mikiwar - Rap Or Die Vol. 3
DJ Ill Will & DJ Rampage - Rap Or Die Vol. 4

Look out for Hot Dollar and DJ Ill Will on the newly re-vamped Dubcnn Radio show "West Coast Grind with Young De and Eddie", which will drop later this week. Until then, vibe out to the music and enjoy!

Related Link:
Hot Dollar & DJ Ill Will At Dollar Figga Studios [Video Stream]

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1205331845 - January 1, 1970 By : Those of you on our Email Alert list will already be aware that today is the day that Shade Sheist is releasing the first ever "WorldTape." The latest release from the head of PutYourselfOut has been months in waiting and features Shade Sheist's greatest features as well as brand new music.

The new concept is the launch-pad for more planned "WorldTape's" dedicated to countries all over the world! This first project is the United States version and is entitled "Out of Sight Out of Mind" - the covers to which can be seen in full by clicking the images above or using the link below.

"Out of Sight Out of Mind" is now available today for Free Download via the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network.

The project, which can be downloaded via the link below, includes artists and producers such as Keyshia Cole, Nate Dogg, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, T-Pain, Eddie Kane Jr, LeMarvin, Damizza, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo, Focus, Cadillac Tah, Krayzie Bone, Jayo Felony, Knoc-Turn'Al, N.U.N.E., Nitty Black, Roscoe, Tri-Star, Ne-Yo, Bigg Steele, Teddy Riley, BlackStreet, Mariah Carey, Irv Gotti and Dr. Dre.

Using the link below you can view the full covers, tracklist and even sample three tracks - Glam Lyfe featuring LeMarvin, Roll The Block with Jayo Felony & Knoc-Turn'Al and Imagination with Dr. Dre & N.U.N.E - before you even download the free project!

Dubcnn & PYO Present - Shade Sheist - Out of Sight Out of Mind: USA Edition

Enjoy the new music and take some time to drop feeback on our forums as well as paying a visit to PutYourselfOut and SwurvRadio, the home of the "PYO Radio Show" - where tonight from 6PM PST you can hear the release in full! Lookout for Ringtones from this project coming very soon also!

Rud

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news 1205514331 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn linked up with Aftermath producer Focus for an exclusive interview. In this feature, we discuss Focuss debut street album Dedicated, which will be available for free download on Dubcnn on March 18th. We explore what this record means to him, and find out more about the sound that he created for it.

We also talk about Dr. Dres Detox, the process of production collaborations, and current and future work with artists like Bishop Lamont, Marsha Ambrosius, Taje, and PR1ME. Find out about all of these topics and more by checking out the interview.

Exclusive Interview With Focus [March 2008]

Make sure to visit Focus on MySpace. With the release of "Dedicated" next Tuesday, we're giving you two new preview tracks from the project today. The first one is titled "Back When..." and it features Little Brother and DJ Khalil. The second track features Stat Quo and is called "It's Not So Hard". We don't even need to tell you that these tracks are crazy, so get them below!

Focus - Back When... (ft. Little Brother & DJ Khalil)

Focus - It's Not So Hard (ft. Stat Quo)

Don't forget to download your free copy of "Dedicated" when it drops next Tuesday, and be on the look out for the latest production from Focus!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1205833221 - January 1, 1970 By : We're proud to present the debut album from Focus of Aftermath as a free download today! "Dedicated" comes boasting top quality production and guest appearances from some of the hottest names in the industry, including Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont, DJ Khalil, Raphael Saadiq, Little Brother, Stat Quo, and many more. We've got the entire project available for you today! Grab your free copy below.

Focus Presents - Dedicated [Free Download]


We'd like to give a big shout out to TakeOff Productions, afamrecords.com and aftermathmusic.com for all of their work on this project. If you missed our interview with Focus, where we discuss the "Dedicated" album, check it out below.

Exclusive Interview With Focus [March 2008]

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Focus!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1206064547 - January 1, 1970 By : The #1 Spot For Album Credits, Dubcnn's own; The Vault is back with a new swag, with 176 new album credits the last month, or more than 600 new album credits the last couple of months, mostly thanks to top contributor, forum member timm2014.

The Vault was updated in February, with releases such as Bishop Lamont's two mixtapes
Pope Mobile and Caltroit, both available for download here at Dubcnn.com, while Fat Joe dropped his new album The Elephant In The Room and Lupe Fiasco released the critically acclaimed The Cool.

Rick Ross debuted at #1 this week with Trilla, with Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin' at number 3, and Wyclef Jean released Carnival Vol. II to disappointing numbers.

The last month we've added new and upcoming releases such as Bun B's II Trill, looking real promising with features from Chamillionaire, Pimp C, Young Buck, Lupe Fiasco, Sean Kingston, etc.

Flo-Rida just released his Mail On Sunday, featuring Timbaland, Sean Kingston, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and production from Jonathan JR Rotem, Will.I.Am, Kane Beatz, MaddScientist, etc.

Prodigy is set for prison, but will release H.N.I.C. 2 first, with usual suspects Alchemist, Havoc, etc.
Sheek Louch is on the solo tip before the Lox reunion album, dropping Silverback Gorilla.

Check out all the newest additions in "What's New".

Check out the index at Dubcnn The Vault or The Vault Index in our forum, where you can also see artist/producer discographies and videographies, created and maintained by our forum members.

Jome

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news 1206310859 - January 1, 1970 By : For the past 25 days, we've been giving you a new free DJ Skee mixtape every day, in celebration of Skee's 8 nonimations for the mixtape awards. All his major mixtapes from The Game, Bishop Lamont and Omar Cruz to Jay Rock and Jay-Z were a part of the series.


Incase you've been sleeping, head over to the
DubSkeeNN download page right now to catch up on all the mixtapes.


In return DJ Skee urges all his fans to take some time to vote for him in each of the 8 Mixtape Award Categories and help him on his way to some of these awards.

Nima

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news 1206667706 - January 1, 1970 By : September 7th is bringing his Justo Award-nominated mixtape "Death Certificate" by Juice to Dubcnn today in a newly-packaged special edition. This exclusive drop is complete with never-before-heard-tracks and new artwork! Make sure to grab it for free below.

September 7th Presents Juice - Death Certificate: Special Edition
[Free Download]

Check out September 7th & Juice on Myspace.

We'd also like to take this time to announce that our Media section, including the New Audio and Podcast pages, have been updated! If you've been trying to find a song that you know we dropped a while back, we've got it for you in there.

It's been a busy month full of quality mixtape and street album drops on Dubcnn, so in case you haven't been around much, here's some of the releases that have made the most noise for you to check out:

Bishop Lamont - N*gger Noize: Untagged 1-Year Anniversary Edition

Focus Presents - Dedicated [Street Album]

DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, & Dubcnn Present - Rap Or Die 5 [Hosted by Hot Dollar]

DJ Nik Bean & Felli Fel Present - Crooked I - St. Valentine's Day Bossacre

Dubcnn & DJ Skee's "DubSkeeNN" Mixtape Giveaway

Hit up the Digital Distribution Network section for even more projects, and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest music!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1207586148 - January 1, 1970 By : Cali Untouchable's very own September 7th is back on Dubcnn with the latest installment in his acclaimed mixtape series "Western Hospitality." The Sixth edition of this series is available today for free download courtesy of Dubcnn and also continues the feature we kicked off back in February - "On The 7th With The 7th."

The new series sees September 7th release - exclusive to dubcnn readers - a free mixtape download, every 7th of the month!


Each month will be different and could be the latest new music, specific to an artist or even the latest "Western Hospitality" release he is working on. So every 7th of every month in 2008 you can download for free the best new music from September 7th

Today, to mark April 7th we have the exclusive download of the eagerly awaited "Western Hospitality 6" mixtape which is hosted by Roccett and features the epic Cali Untouchable DJ Remix of The Game's "Big Dreams" as well as artists including 211, Ko-Kaine Shane, Tha Crow, Quiz, Calico, Juice, Pr1me, Young Rook, Young Capo, Papa Locc, Lil Tuff, Crooked I, Horseshoe Gang, Skrilla Skwad, Shade Shiest, Eddie Kane Jr., Ya Boy, One-2, Fresh, Mack 10, G. Malone, Tha Dogg Pound, Mistah F.A.B., Bishop Lamont, Focus, Rafael Saadiq, Dubb, Mitchy Slick and many more.

We also have all previous editions in the "Western Hospitality" series, 1-5, available using the link below.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 6 (Hosted By Roccett) (Free Download)

Enjoy the new music and remember that from today, every 7th of the month, September 7th will release a new mixtape on Dubcnn exclusively! Until then check him out on MySpace and remember to vote for him in this years Justo Mixtape Awards.

Rud

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news 1207708893 - January 1, 1970 By : It's Tuesday, so that means it's time for another dose of "The West Coast Grind" with Young De & Eddie, Dubcnn's official radio show that's got everyone talking. This week, we reached out to both PR1ME & DJ Warrior to give you the maximum amount of game possible. You're barely going to be able to fit this week's show on one CD!

PR1ME tells us more about his recently-released street album "The Transformation", including his experiences working with Bishop Lamont, Focus, and Vanessa Marquez.

He also gives us more insight on how to market yourself as a new artist, and he speaks out about his infamous encounter with Kool Herc.

DJ Warrior takes us out of the music world and gives us some business knowledge. He tells us how he garners sponsorships, how he generates revenue from his mixtapes, and even discusses a new business venture he's involved in called "The Solo Pipe".

All of these topics and much more are covered in this week's edition of "The West Coast Grind". If you're interested in the music business, get a pen and paper ready, because class is officially in session!

"The West Coast Grind" With Young De & Eddie
Week 4 - With Special Guests PR1ME & DJ Warrior
[Podcast]

Make sure to add PR1ME & DJ Warrior as your friends on Myspace. Shouts out to TakeOff Productions for all of their help with this feature. If you haven't downloaded PR1ME's "Transformation" street album, you're missing out on one of the best releases of the year thus far. Grab your free copy by following the link below.

PR1ME - The Transformation: Perception Is Deception
[Hosted by DJ Warrior, Mixed by September 7th]


Also, if you skipped our behind-the-scenes video with PR1ME at the Magic Show in Vegas, check that out as well. This is the video that shows PR1ME's run-in with Kool Herc.

PR1ME & Dubcnn - "The Transformation" At The Magic Show [Stream]

In addition to all of this, we're dropping the single from Warrior's latest mixtape with Strong Arm Steady - "Cali Untouchable Radio 17: Klak Klak Edition". The song is called "We The Best" and was produced by the late Disco D. Check it out below.

Strong Arm Steady - We The Best [Produced by Disco D (R.I.P.)]

Look out for the full mixtape to drop for free download tomorrow!


Check back next Tuesday for another edition of "The West Coast Grind." If you want to jump on the next show with De, myself, and our special guest, visit Young De on Myspace and send him a message. Holla!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1207985730 - January 1, 1970 By : Exactly one month ago we released Shade Sheist's first "WorldTape" via the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network.

"Out of Sight Out of Mind" was the first release of the year for the PutYourselfOut imprint and features Shade Sheist's greatest features as well as brand new music.

The new "WorldTape" concept is designed to release a mixtape within the series for as many major countries as possible.

The first project, the USA Edition, which can be downloaded via the link below, includes artists and producers such as Keyshia Cole, Nate Dogg, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, T-Pain, Eddie Kane Jr, LeMarvin, Damizza, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo, Focus, Cadillac Tah, Krayzie Bone, Jayo Felony, Knoc-Turn'Al, N.U.N.E., Nitty Black, Roscoe, Tri-Star, Ne-Yo, Bigg Steele, Teddy Riley, BlackStreet, Mariah Carey, Irv Gotti and Dr. Dre.

Dubcnn & PYO Present - Shade Sheist - Out of Sight Out of Mind: USA Edition.

Today we are back with an exclusive contest in conjunction with Shade Sheist and PYO. There are three prize places in this contest with the 1st prize winner receiving an Autographed 'Custom' Copy of "Out of Sight Out of Mind - USA Edition" featuring a special intro recorded by Shade Sheist shouting out his or her name.

To see the full prize list, terms and conditions and to enter follow the link below to the contest pages. The contest closes on Wednesday 30th April. Winners will be notified via email shortly after.

Dubcnn Presents: "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind" Giveaway

In related news we were recently informed that the second installment in the "Worldtape" series will be the Canadian edition which will "co-star" Techniec and is due out before "Movin Units" which is scheduled for the summer. We also have a new track "I Wanna Cut" from Eddie Kane Jr. that will feature on the upcoming "GTA4: We Ain't Done!" mixtape - check that below.

Eddie Kane Jr. - I Wanna Cut

Enjoy the new music, drop your feedback on our forums and don't forget to enter the contest before it closes on April 30.

Rud

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news 1208047976 - January 1, 1970 By : For the past few years, LNS Entertainment, the company founded by Taje & Dae One, has been a major supporter of many of the hottest projects coming out of the West Coast. From marketing, to recording at the LNS Studios, virtually every New West artist has come through LNS Ent. at some point.

To showcase their accomplishments, LNS will release a 2-album compilation called "The Stash". The first disc, dropping for free download on Dubcnn on 4/20, will feature a combination of previously heard and unreleased material from a lot of your favorite artists.

The second disc, dropping in June, will feature all Dae One productions. To find out more about "The Stash", check out our Exclusive Video Interview with Dae One.

After the first disc drops on 4/20, you can get ready for Taje's "Get It Gang" street album, which will come out in May. Dae One & Noni Spitz's "No One" street album is also close to being finished. Look out for more information and music from those projects to drop shortly.

Also start getting excited for "Hot Box 3" later this year, which will prove to be one of the biggest street albums in 2008. Taje has been in heavy label negotiations with some of the top names in the industry, and is ready to set his undeniable mark on the industry.

We've got three preview tracks from "The Stash Volume 1" for you to download today as well. Check them out!

Roccett - Ride With A G (from the "Colors" mixtape)

Chevy Jones ft. Bishop Lamont and Mike Ant - Zero Gravity
(from the "Hollyhood" mixtape)

Get It Gang - Get It Gang (from the "Hot Box 2" mixtape)

Make sure to add Taje & Dae One as your friends on Myspace, and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on LNS Entertainment! Shouts out to TakeOff Productions for all of their help as well.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1208208871 - January 1, 1970 By : After recently winding up his Hip Hop Weekly series, Crooked I comes back at us again with, "Banger On My Lap". The song is the lead single from DJ Rhude's upcoming mixtape, We Got Now Pt. 4 - Stars From State to State.

The songs producer Cy told us, "I made the beat in like 10 minutes, sent it to DJ Rhude, then he e-mailed it to Crooked. Crooked smashed it out in Cali and sent it back in no time."

Download the track below:

Crooked I - "Banger On My Lap

When asked about his future projects, Cy told us, "I will be producing more joints on the new DJ Rhude/Spaz Out Entertainment's mixtape Westcoast Reloaded, featuring the stars of New West Movement like Crooked I, Bishop Lamont, Scipio, Balance, and Eastwood"

Keep it locked right for more info on these collabos.

Adon

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news 1208472486 - January 1, 1970 By : Today's review takes to task a current fan favorite. Since its recent release, Westurn Union's mixtape House Shoe Musik Vol. 1 has been receiving nothing but praise from listeners. Now, it's our turn to weigh in with our official verdict on this offering from the talented trio of Damani, Soopafly, and Bad Lucc.

"House Shoe Musik" receives the Dub Quotable: "Both a celebration of hometown pride and a middle finger to those that oppose their stance, Westurn Union have delivered a fine introduction to their movement. Damani, Soopafly, and Bad Lucc are clearly on to something that does the term justice." and earns an admirable Dub Rating.

Westurn Union - House Shoe Musik, Vol. 1 (Review)

For more recent reviews, including albums from Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

ConanMilne

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news 1208807017 - January 1, 1970 By : As a 4/20 present to all of our weed smokers out there, LNS Entertainment, the company owned by Taje & Dae One, is releasing a free download compilation today called "420: The Stash" exclusively with Dubcnn. The project features 19 tracks of CD-quality, untagged music with guest appearances and production from Bishop Lamont, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Butch Cassidy, Hot Dollar, Crooked I, Roccett, and many more. This album serves as a testament to what LNS has been doing as a company for the West Coast. LNS had a hand in every song on this compilation in some form or fashion. Enjoy the music and blaze one up as you get your free download below.

LNS Presents - 4/20: The Stash [Presented by Taje & Dae One]

**UPDATE** We've also got a new video, shot yesterday during 4/20, of Taje with Mopreme Shakur telling you all about this project and about the other releases you can look forward to seeing from them this year. Check it out below.

Taje & Mopreme Shakur Celebrate 4:20 [Video]

A special shout out goes to TakeOff Productions for all of their assistance with this project! Make sure to add Taje & Dae One as your friends on Myspace. Look out for a second LNS compilation, featuring all Dae One productions, to drop in June. Also get ready for Taje's latest street album "Get It Gang" to drop next month!

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the hottest new music.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1209775093 - January 1, 1970 By : We like to keep things interesting over here at Dubcnn, so we've teamed up with TakeOff Productions, Diocese, LNS Entertainment, and the Cali Untouchable DJs to bring you a spectacular giveaway! You're gonna have to put in some work to win this one, but the payoff is huge, and it should be fun.

What's even crazier is that Dr. Dre himself will give you the clues you need to find the answers. You can think of this as the ultimate West Coast internet scavenger hunt! Who else is doing it like this?


Two lucky fans will win a grand prize that includes:
- A copy of Foundation Magazine, autographed personally by Bishop Lamont
- PR1ME, DJ Warrior, & September 7th - "The Transformation"
- Taje & DJ Warrior - "Hot Box 2"
- DJ Warrior & Julian Ramirez - "GDUP Classics"
- Bishop Lamont, Black Milk, & DJ Warrior - "CALTROiT"

All of these mixtapes are extremely hard to find, so get your game together and answer these questions correctly. Click on the page for all the instructions. The first two entrants to submit the right answers will win it all!

TakeOff Productions/Diocese/LNS/Cali Untouchable Grand Prize Giveaway

All entries must be submitted by May 6th at 12:00 AM PST. Good luck!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1210108706 - January 1, 1970 By : We're here to announce the winners of our contest with TakeOff Productions, Diocese, LNS Entertainment, and the Cali Untouchable DJs today. These two lucky grand prize winners will receive a copy of Foundation Magazine, autographed by Bishop Lamont, as well as hard copies of Taje & DJ Warrior's "Hot Box 2", PR1ME, DJ Warrior, & September 7th's "The Transformation", DJ Warrior & Julian Ramirez's "GDUP Classics", and Bishop Lamont, Black Milk, & DJ Warrior's "CALTROiT". The winners are:



Josh from Parkland, Florida & Justin from Valinda, California

Congratulations! To everyone that entered, thank you for spending the time searching for the clues that Dr. Dre left for you on Myspace. We hope to bring you more creative contests like this in the future. Here are the correct answers for anyone that's interested:

1) Name which three street album/mixtape releases have the TakeOff Productions, Diocese, and LNS logos on the back covers IN THE CORRECT ORDER of their original release date.

ANSWERS(any three of the following): Taje - Hot Box 2; Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - CALTROiT; Bishop Lamont - Pope Mobile; PR1ME - The Transformation

2) Name three guest appearances from Bishop Lamont's forthcoming street album "The Confessional." Dr. Dre himself has posted three clues for you on Myspace that will each reveal a different one of the featured artists. The clues are posted as comments in random places on three of the following Myspace Pages.

ANSWERS: Warren G, Busta Rhymes, & Xzibit

Shouts out to TakeOff Productions, Diocese, LNS, and the Cali Untouchable DJs for teaming up with us for this contest. Chuuch!


Eddie Gurrola

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news 1210194626 - January 1, 1970 By : Anyone with issues with the number 7 might need to give this update a miss as today is the latest installment of "On The 7th With The 7th" - with his 7th edition of the acclaimed "Western Hospitality" mixtape series!

Each month since February, and for a whole year, Cali Untouchable's very own September 7th hits Dubcnn readers with his latest mixtape for exclusive free download! Month to month may differ, you could have a tape with the latest new music, specific to an artist or even - as in todays case - the latest "Western Hospitality" release he is working on.

So every 7th of every month in 2008 you can download for free the best new music from September 7th

Today, to mark May 7th we have the exclusive download of the eagerly awaited "Western Hospitality 7" mixtape which is hosted by Ya Boy and features artists including The Game, Snoop Dogg, 211, Suga Free, Bishop Lamont, Focus, Quiz, G. Malone, Young Rook, Ko-Kaine Shane, Calico, Crooked I, Black Milk, Ice Cube, Mykestro, Roccett, Young Capo, Pr1me, Dubb and many more.

We also have all previous editions in the "Western Hospitality" series, 1-6, available using the link below.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 7 (Hosted By Ya Boy) (Free Download)

Enjoy the new music and remember that from today, every 7th of the month, September 7th will release a new mixtape on Dubcnn exclusively! Until then check him out on MySpace. Ya Boy also recorded a video message to all his fans regarding this release - that can be watched here.

In related news September 7th recently worked on a track for Pr1me who is currently involved in the WakeUpShow's 100k Contest.

Pr1me - Free

The track, which can be download above is called "Free" and we urge you to take a moment to vote for Pr1me once you have checked it out, Vote Here.

Rud

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news 1210748682 - January 1, 1970 By : We know you've been itching for a new one, so you can stop sending the e-mails now because the latest edition of "The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie" is here! This week is our biggest show yet, as we've got FOUR awesome guests on to take you for a West Coast ride you're not gonna forget.

Jay Rock, DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, and producer Rikanatti all stopped by the show this week to drop some serious game for the fans, and that's exactly what we're delivering.


Jay Rock tells us about his latest single "All My Life" with Lil Wayne & will.i.am, and he discusses the next level of grinding that him and his team at Top Dawg Ent. need to do now that they're at a major record label. Jay Rock also explains his reasoning behind the video he released regarding the Snoop Dogg-proposed Game/Spider Loc boxing match, and he also tells us about how he first got into the music industry.

DJ Ill Will & DJ Rampage discuss their latest mixtape "Thug Love Vol. 2," hosted by Ray J, which will give a lot of love to R&B records on the West Coast. DJ Rampage tells us what it's like being on the road as Omarion & Ray J's DJ, and Ill Will tells us what it's like to be "Your Wifey's Favorite DJ".

Rikanatti drops by to give us the world premiere of a new joint by Ca$his, Young De, & Mitchy Slick that he produced called "Can't Move Me". He also lets all of the young producers out there know what it takes to get your beat grind on.

De & I also discuss the recent situations with Suge Knight, & Bishop Lamont & J Wells, and we premiere more exclusives from Tangled Thoughts, Gail Gotti, & Roscoe! Check out the dopest edition yet of "The West Coast Grind" by following the link below.

"The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie"
Special Guests Jay Rock, DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, & Rikanatti
[Podcast]

Make sure to add Young De, Jay Rock, DJ Ill Will, DJ Rampage, & Rikanatti as your friends on Myspace. Stay tuned next Tuesday for more "West Coast Grind", and stay checking in throughout this week for more exclusive drops from the show!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1211231023 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Warrior is re-releasing two classic West Coast mixtapes on Dubcnn today for free download!

First up is Roscoe Umali's "I Luv My DJs," which was one of the first projects that introduced Roscoe to the masses. This CD features guest appearances and production from E-40, DJ Muggs, will.i.am, Talib Kweli, Strong Arm Steady, and many more. Download it for free below.

DJ Warrior Presents Roscoe Umali - I Luv My DJs [Free Download]

The other mixtape we've got for you today is a compilation that Warrior put together for the 10th Annual Justo Awards. This CD is full of unreleased material from a lot of your favorite New West artists that never circulated on the internet until now. Look out for music from Snoop Dogg, Bishop Lamont, Roccett, Young Joker, Crooked I, Sick Jacken, and many more. Check it out!

DJ Warrior Presents 10th Annual Justo Mixtape Awards: West Coast All-Star Edition [Free Download]

Make sure to add DJ Warrior as your friend on Myspace, and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on the Cali Untouchable DJs!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1211337482 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back with another edition of "The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie" today. As we always like to top ourselves with each passing week, we're bringing you our biggest show ever right now. Check it out to hear the following:
Ca$his & Young De officially announcing their new group "Homeland Security"

Ca$his & Rikanatti talking about big new records they're on, and Ca$his publicly apologizing for certain beefs he's been involved with.

Bishop Lamont discussing his latest street album "The Confessional"

I.E. rapper Epic and DJ Ill Will addressing the diss record "Lunch Time" and their new mixtape "Calm Before The Storm"

and last, but not least...
The EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE of the new Crooked I & Akon single "Dream Big"!!!

All of this and more is on this week's edition of "The West Coast Grind," so get ready for a grade-A show!

"The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie"
Special Guests Ca$his, Bishop Lamont, Rikanatti, DJ Ill Will, & Epic


Make sure to add Young De, Ca$his, Bishop Lamont, Rikanatti, DJ Ill Will, & Epic as your friends on Myspace.

Look out for us to leak the exclusive records you heard on the show later this week right here on Dubcnn!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1211407035 - January 1, 1970 By : Bishop Lamont will release "The Confessional" with DJ Whoo Kid very soon. The official cover is to your left, so be sure to check it out. The Whoo Kid version will hit the internet within the next few days, and the UNTAGGED version will drop on June 1st!

Right now, we've got two certified bangers from the project for you to check out. Keep in mind that "The Confessional" is considered the biggest representation of what you can expect from Bishop's debut record "The Reformation."

The first song is called "Gorilla Pimpin 5008," a sequel record of sorts which features Busta Rhymes, Stat Quo, & Ryan C along with the original pairing of Bishop Lamont & Warren G. CHE' of Aftermath Records produced the cut. Check it out!

Bishop Lamont - Gorilla Pimpin 5008 (ft. Warren G, Busta Rhymes, Stat Quo, & Ryan C)
[Prod. by CHE' of Aftermath Records]

Next up is another all-star lineup on "Be Cool." This track features Xzibit, Glasses Malone, Ras Kass, & Mykestro over a Dae One production. Download it below!

Bishop Lamont - Be Cool (ft. Xzibit, Glasses Malone, Ras Kass & Mykestro) [Prod. by Dae One]

Make sure to add Bishop Lamont as your friend on Myspace. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the release of "The Confessional," and the latest on Bishop Lamont.

Related Link:
Bishop Lamont On "The West Coast Grind with Young De & Eddie" Radio Show

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news 1211958019 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Warrior is currently busy hosting his show "Cali Untouchable Radio" on Sirius, which you can catch right now if you're reading this! Two of the songs he's world premiering tonight are dropping simultaneously on Dubcnn for all of our readers as well!

First up is a new track from Taje's group Get It Gang, which consists of Taje, Ace of The Bloc Boyz, Bad News, & 2C's. This song is called "The Grimm," produced by Dae One, who just can't stop dropping heat as of late. Check it out.

Taje Presents Get It Gang - The Grimm [Prod. by Dae One]

Next is a brand new Bishop Lamont track called "City Lights," featuring production from DJ Khalil. Get ready to blast this one in your car!

Bishop Lamont - City Lights [ft. Eric of The Royales] [Prod. by DJ Khalil]

Shouts out to DJ Warrior for sharing this music with us! Make sure to add Warrior, Taje, Dae One, & Bishop Lamont as your friends on Myspace. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest new music.

Look out for "The Confessional" to drop June 1st, and "Get It Gang" to drop this summer!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1212277593 - January 1, 1970 By : Another week has passed, and it's about time for this week's Weekend Audio feature on dubcnn! We've got a couple gems for ya'll this week, ranging from Bishop Lamont and LL Cool J's upcoming projects to Problem's new artist Hood Rich and Canadian producers Haze Ent who connected with TQ, Crooked I and B-Legit amongst others for a collabo.

The first joint of the day is a Bishop Lamont solo track off Bishop's "The Confessional" mixtape with DJ Whoo Kid dropping any minute. Tha Bizness laced Bishop with a banger, download "Get Off My D-ck" below:

Bishop Lamont -
Get Off My D-ck (Prod. by Tha Bizness)

Next up is the latest street single from a new artist named Hood Rich, who's signed to Problem's Derang Ent. He got Problem to jump on the track with him, and reached out to Slim The Mobster, also known as "Detox"' secret weapon, to join him for a verse. The track is called "Money, Cash, Cars", check it out below:

Hood Rich - Money, Cash, Cars (ft. Problem & Slim The Mobster)

Let's get to a potential album track off LL Cool J's upcoming long player "Exit 13". LL announced his return with the recent release of the posse cut "5 Boroughs", featuring fellow NY reps Method Man, Jim Jones, KRS One & Lil Kim. A new track has leaked, this time on a more mellow tip, featuring Trey Songz called "Girl If I". This is another Tha Bizness production, Dow Jones & J-Hen have really been getting it in 2008!

LL Cool J - Girl If I (ft. Trey Songz) (Prod. by Tha Bizness)


We have a world premiere for ya'll next. The Long Beach rebel Techniec has a new summer record to ride out to called "Absolut Cup", and we have it right here for ya'll to check out. The track was produced by AAA Music Group and co-produced by Long Beach's own L'z. It's always good to hear some new Techniec, check out the track below and also peep him out on MySpace.

Techniec - Absolut Cup (Prod. by AAA / L'z)


Let's take a quick trip up to Canada, where the production team Haze Ent have been on their grind collaborating with US artists such as Shade Sheist and Glasses Malone. We have just been sent a track orchestrated by Haze Ent called "Legends", which features Koncreto, QP, Crooked I, TQ and B-Legit. To hear what the combination sounds like, check out "Legends" below:

Koncreto - Legends (ft. QP, Crooked I, TQ & B-Legit) (Prod. by Haze Ent)

Look out for Haze Ent's "I Only Touch Greatness Pt. 2" project.

Last but not least we have a new track from Shady Records signee Bobby Creekwater. It's been kind of quiet around him since the release of the "Re-Up" compilation, last we heard was that Bobby Creek was working on his solo album "A Brilliant Mistake", which he's trying to drop this fall. The track we have for ya'll today is called "Rainman" and he adresses the rumours of him not dropping on it and much more. Check it out below:

Bobby Creekwater - Rainman

That's it this time around for our Weekend Audio, check back with us in a week for more exclusive music!

Nima

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news 1212561161 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back with another edition of the hottest radio show on the internet, "The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie." Every week, we take you straight into the mind of your favorite artists and let you see things from their perspective.

This episode is no different, as we linked up with Taje to go in-depth about the state of the music industry, his opinion on radio-ready hip-hop, and much more. We discuss Taje's latest project, "The Get It Gang," which is a group effort featuring Ace of The Bloc Boyz, Bad News, and 2C's.

Ace & Bad News
also jump on the show and explain The Get It Gang movement even further.

In addition to our conversations, we've got SIX brand new, world premiere records that we assure you have not leaked until this instant. Check out the show to hear exclusive music from Bishop Lamont, Roscoe Umali, Meech Wells, Glasses Malone, K-Boy, and Ab-Soul featuring Little Brother! Download the podcast by following the link below.

"The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie"
Special Guests Taje, Ace, & Bad News of The Get It Gang
[Podcast]

Make sure to add Young De, Taje, & The Bloc Boyz as your friends on Myspace. Shouts out to TakeOff Productions for their help with this feature. We've also set up an Official West Coast Grind Myspace, so please add that page as well.

Look out for The Get It Gang street album to drop later this month for free download.

Also stay tuned later in the week for exclusive pictures from Young De & Ca$his's music video shoot that took place last weekend for their single "Can't Move Me" featuring Mitchy Slick.

Check back next Tuesday for more of "The West Coast Grind!"

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1212787001 - January 1, 1970 By : Bishop Lamont's latest street album "The Confessional" is dropping on June 10th, and the whole camp feels like celebrating! Since the support that Bishop received has been tremendous, he wants to give the love back by offering 5 lucky fans with a guest the chance to kick it with him at Aftermath Studios in Los Angeles on June 10th for a private listening party! If you can't make it to the spot, don't worry, because you can still talk to Bishop directly!

The entire party will be broadcast live via Channel 14 on
Bishop's Myspace & BishopLamont.com, courtesy of TakeOff Productions.

During this time, Bishop will take two hours (between 8-10 PM West Coast time) to answer all of your questions personally over the video stream. So get your questions ready, because anything is fair game!

If you want to enter into the contest, here's how you do it. Read this all very carefully:

All you need to do is put the Confessional Promo Image as your default profile picture on Myspace, and get your friends to do it too. The top five people with the most top friends that have the Confessional Promo Image as their default profile pic will be celebrating on June 10th with Bishop and the crew at Aftermath Studios.

In case of a tie, "extra credit" will be assessed. You can earn one point of extra credit by putting the Confessional Cover Image as one of your Myspace pictures, and/or by adding a Bishop Lamont song to your page. For every friend of yours that does this, you will receive a point of extra credit as well. THERE IS NO LIMIT.

Here are the rules & restrictions:

1) Everyone can enter, but only 5 lucky fans will win (each winner can bring ONE GUEST only)

2) You must be able to provide your own transportation to the studio in the Los Angeles area to qualify to win. If you will not be able to make it, please do not enter and ruin other fans' chances of winning.

3) You must be 21 years of age or older to enter. ID will be checked at the door, and you will be turned away if you cannot prove your age.

We hope to see you there! In the meantime, we've got your download of the full version of Bishop's track "All On My Dick," featuring Taje, Mike Ant, & Indef. This cut, produced by Tha Bizness, was originally premiered on "The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie" Show this past Tuesday. But here it is now, untagged in full CD-quality!

Bishop Lamont - All On My Dick (ft. Taje, Mike Ant, & Indef) [Prod. by Tha Bizness]

Look out for "The Confessional" to drop on Dubcnn June 10th, and start getting your questions ready for the online video stream!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1212866981 - January 1, 1970 By : As some of you may have noticed, Bishop Lamont's latest street album "The Confessional" leaked onto the internet last night. However, this leak was completely unauthorized, and DJ Strong is allegedly the one behind it.

We just contacted Diocese, Bishop Lamont's label, and they gave us the following statement to post:

"The version of 'The Confessional' that leaked onto the internet is an incomplete project with an incomplete tracklisting. DJ Strong was told specifically that he could not be a part of this project, and then, to spite us, he released it online anyway with his DJ tags all over it. We are not supporting this version of the project. We're asking the fans to wait until either Whoo Kid's official version or the untagged version leaks so that they can enjoy the full experience of this project that we've worked so hard on. On Monday, Whoo Kid's version will drop on thisis50.com for free. On Tuesday, we will follow with the official untagged Bishop Lamont special edition."

We'll keep you updated with the latest developments.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1212880985 - January 1, 1970 By : Each month since February, and for a whole year, Cali Untouchable's very own September 7th hits Dubcnn readers with his latest mixtape for exclusive free download! Month to month may differ, you could have a tape with the latest new music, specific to an artist or even - as in todays case - the latest "Western Hospitality" release he is working on.

So every 7th of every month in 2008 you can download for free the best new music from September 7th.

Today, to mark June 7th, we have the exclusive download of the eagerly awaited "Western Hospitality 8" mixtape which is hosted by Bishop Lamont & Taje and features artists including Glasses Malone, Crooked I, Kurupt, 211, Omar Cruz, Warren G, Busta Rhymes, and many more.

We also have all previous editions in the "Western Hospitality" series, 1-7, available using the link below.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 8 (Hosted By Bishop Lamont & Taje) [Free Download]

We've got another treat for you today. 7th has also done a new mixtape with the Brown Berets (S.L.C. Unit) called "Revolucion Vol. 1." This mixtape features music from Immortal Technique, Paris, Kam, Dead Prez, Public Enemy, and more. Check that out below.

September 7th - Brown Berets (S.L.C. Unit) - Revolucion Vol. 1
[Free Download]

We've also got a couple of videos from "Western Hospitality 8" to watch! Be sure to spread them around as much as possible!

Bishop Lamont & Taje Speak About "Western Hospitality 8" [Video]

"Western Hospitality 8" Music Video

Enjoy the new music and remember that from today, every 7th of the month, September 7th will release a new mixtape on Dubcnn exclusively! Until then check him out on MySpace.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1212980820 - January 1, 1970 By : Big things are happening with "The West Coast Grind." Since Young De & I started the show late last year, it's turned into a force of its own, and we've had everyone from West Coast legends like B-Real & Kurupt to newer artists like Bishop Lamont, Ca$his, and Hot Dollar on the program.

Today marks a special day for us here at "The West Coast Grind," as we've asked two major players to join our team weekly to make the show even better.


With that being said, we'd like to announce that Damizza is now the executive producer of the show, and DJ Ill Will is now our official DJ. We've also started our own
Myspace Page, which we hope will take the show to the next level.

Now, on to this week's show. TMZ.com reported that Warren G was arrested last night for possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Luckily, we were able to catch up with G-Dub today to get his side of the story, so we're bringing you his first exclusive interview since the incident occured! Warren also tells us about his new album "The G Files," and he lets us blast off his new single "She's Got Her Own Ringtone" as an official world premiere!

It doesn't get any crazier than this, so check out the show below.

"The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie" Special Edition
With Warren G
[Podcast]
Executive Producer: Damizza; Music by DJ Ill Will

We'll let the record slide your way right now too. Download it below!

Warren G - She Got Her Own Ringtone (UNTAGGED VERSION NOW UP!)


Make sure to add The West Coast Grind Page, and also to check out Young De, Damizza, DJ Ill Will, & Warren G on Myspace.

Producer Los provided all of the music in the background during the segments, so don't forget to go to his Myspace Page to check out more of his music.

Get ready for another crazy episode of "The West Coast Grind" when we return to our regular schedule next Tuesday! Look out for that Damizza & DJ Ill Will "West Coast President" compilation to hit the internet soon as well.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1212999344 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back with more information today on the now-infamous Bishop Lamont & DJ Strong situation. For those that don't know, DJ Strong allegedly was the one behind the leak of Bishop's latest street album "The Confessional" last weekend. We've just been sent a video that shows Bishop Lamont & Taje confronting Strong in person, and other footage of Bishop & DJ Warrior discussing the situation.

Bishop Lamont Confronts DJ Strong [Video]


Next, we have a statement just released by DJ Warrior, who is a former business partner of Strong's.

"Brian Bradshaw [DJ Strong] was a business partner of mine until March 2007. He has stolen money from the company, and also hasn't paid back owed money. He gave my brand, Hip-Hop West, a bad name, after I put this guy in the game. He's been illegally using the Hip-Hop West name to make money for a while...and bootlegging mine and other DJs' CDs such as DJ Vlad, from back in the day.

I was told by other dudes that he has a bad attitude and steals from people. It was becoming too crazy, to where I didn't want him to hurt the Cali Untouchables brand. DJ Strong is not a part of the Cali Untouchable DJs, and/or associated with the Cali Untouchables brand, period. He's a total crazy guy who has no love for hip hop, or the music industry. He just wants make money, he don't stand for nothing, and he's always biting other people.

There's so many people out there that don't want to deal with him or do business with him. He sells the Bishop Lamont Unauthorized CD, puts his name on it after he was told not to, and sells the master to over 10 bootleggers for few hundred dollars each. The New West has banned this guy from hip-hop.

Earlier this year, this guy wanted to be a cop because all the financial problems and some of the back pay he had paid me, after I found out he was stealing money from the company. This guy is worse than Empire, who illegally put the Lil Wayne CD out. This guy is a disgrace to hip hop. This is another major reason why hip-hop is hurting a little."


We'll keep you updated as always with the latest developments.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1213136580 - January 1, 1970 By : You've been waiting for it, and now we're ready to present the untagged special edition of Bishop Lamont's latest street album, "The Confessional." This project is Bishop's biggest sounding one to date, and it's been stated as the best representation of what the fans can expect from his forthcoming debut album "The Reformation."

"The Confessional" features Busta Rhymes, Warren G, Xzibit, G. Malone, Taje, Indef, and more, along with production from Focus, Nottz, Scott Storch, DJ Khalil, Mr. Porter, Bink and the GOD himself!

Download "The Confessional" by using the link below.

Bishop Lamont - The Confessional [Untagged Special Edition] [Free Download]

Shouts out to Diocese & TakeOff Productions for putting this great project together! Make sure to check out Bishop Lamont on Myspace. Don't forget, Bishop will be available for a live video chat with the fans from 8-10 PM West Coast Time this evening, right here on Dubcnn. Check back later in the day for more details!

Bishop also recently hooked up with MTV to film the "MTV Mixtape Monday" feature airing next week, so make sure to keep your eyes open for that! Enjoy the music!

**UPDATE**Don't forget to tune into the live video feed of Bishop's listening party for "The Confessional" at Aftermath Studios in Los Angeles tonight! Look out for plenty of surprise guests to be in the house! He will be doing a live question and answer session from 8-10 PM West Coast Time where fans can ask him what they want to know directly! Interact on Dubcnn by following the link below.

Bishop Lamont Live Video Stream

Nima

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news 1213211306 - January 1, 1970 By : This year's most anticipated Hip-Hop release finally made it to shelves this week, and Lil Wayne mania is in full swing. With the overwhelmingly anticipated Tha Carter III predicted to smash sales records, Dubcnn offers up our official review of the feverishly discussed release.

Tha Carter III receives the Dub Quotable: "A relaxed Wayne reacts by stressing matter-of-fact verses that advise lesser lyricists on what it takes to reach Hip-Hop's summit. When he's in the zone, no-one is more qualified to do so." Check out the full review to discover if we deem the album a future Hip-Hop classic:

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III (Review)

For more recent reviews, including albums from Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Redman, Damizza & Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont and Devin The Dude take some time to check out and then bookmark our Review Section.

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news 1213309136 - January 1, 1970 By : Here is DJ Strong's official statement about the controversy with him bootlegging Bishop Lamont's "The Confessional" mixtape:

"Contrary to what my normal ethic is, in regards to my artists and my mixtapes. There has been a confusion about the latest mixtapes release, with great respect to all concerned, I apologize that this has gotten to such a point and that it has affected alot of people. I am very sorry that this all happened and in my excitement to make this project a big success one miscommunicated mistake was made.

A special apology goes out to Bishop Lamont, i would never do anything out of spite to hurt the very artists we've been wanting to see so successful out here on the west coast for such a long time.

We as the west coast really need to stick together especially now that we are all getting to a point where alot of artists are about to come out; from Game to Glasses Malone to Ice Cube to Omar Cruz and many many others. For us to not deal with this in a better way is really hurting what we have all worked so hard to build for so many years.

[...]

Hip hop is really being attacked from all sides right now from radio stations to public leaders and from the outside, and for each one of us to turn on each other is going to ruin the very thing that keeps us alive: waiting for the next song or the next artist to tell their story. This is in the best interest for the West Coast and hip hop as a whole. We can turn this into a positive thing for the West Coast!
" - DJ Strong


Nima

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news 1213310127 - January 1, 1970 By : Wiz Khalifa's a familiar face to most dubcnn visitors, as we've been reporting on the Pittsburgh MC since early last year. He's been riding the wave of his club single "Say Yeah", with the signature Alice Deejay techno sample and recently put together a remix to the track.

He reached out to the West Coast for this one! Aftermath's own Focus produced the remix, while Bishop Lamont and Glasses Malone assist Wiz with guest appearances. Make sure to check this out, and incase you misseed Wiz on Young Keno's "Let's Get Together" remix,
click here to check that.

Get the "Say Yeah" Remix below:

Wiz Khalifa - Say Yeah (Remix) (ft. Bishop Lamont & G. Malone) (Prod. by Focus)

Say yeah!

Nima

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news 1213559739 - January 1, 1970 By : The #1 Spot For Album Credits, Dubcnn's own; The Vault is back on top of things, with nearly 200 new album credits the last couple of months, now featuring 4500 album credits in all.

Headlining the credits are recent releases like Bishop Lamont's album mixtape
The Confessional, available for download here at Dubcnn.com.
Usher dropped his new album Here I Stand, full of hiphop production.
Lil Wayne looks ready to set Billboard on fire with Tha Carter III, guested by Jay-Z, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, and more.

In the upcoming department, Busta Rhymes just pushed back Blessed, but the tracklist and production credits are ready, with Neptunes, Dr.Dre, J.Dilla, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Akon, T.I. and more on board.
G-Unit prepares to Terminate On Sight on July 1st, and Nas prepares for his new untitled album with the mixtape The Nigger Tape, the album should be out July 15th.

Check out all the newest additions in "What's New".

Check out the index at Dubcnn The Vault or The Vault Index in our forum, where you can also see artist/producer discographies and videographies, created and maintained by our forum members.

Jome

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news 1213738950 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn was recently invited to Aftermath Studios in Los Angeles for a private listening party of Bishop Lamont's latest street album "The Confessional."

The place was packed with some of the West Coast's finest, with everyone from Dae One, Taje, PR1ME, Noni Spitz, & Indef, to Warren G, Damizza, Glasses Malone, Bangloose, Young De, Focus, Guilty, Tash, Krondon, Problem, Terrace Martin, DJ Warrior, & DJ Ill Will in attendance to show their support. We've got some exclusive photos from the night for you to check out below.

Bishop Lamont Live Listening Party At Aftermath Studios [Event Gallery]

Special thanks to the TakeOff and Diocese fam for all of their help! Shouts out to Cali Wayz Clothing for making the "Call The Police Sarah!" T-shirts. Look out for more live video features via Channel 14 in the near future. If you haven't grabbed a free copy of "The Confessional" yet, you're crazy! Download it using the link below.

Bishop Lamont - The Confessional [Untagged Special Edition]

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1214008159 - January 1, 1970 By : Yung Bruh might not be a household name in the rap industry yet, but being the younger brother of West Coast veteran Kam, he's been around the game his whole life. You've heard him on a few features here and there as well as on his debut mixtape "West Nile Vol. 1", but it's about time for him to really introduce himself to the world.

It looks like he's got the perfect song to do just that, a new collaboration with The Game and R&B crooner J. Holiday called "Gangsta", which is set to build up his buzz.

The song is going to be featued on his upcoming "West Nile Vol. 2" mixtape which you can expect on dubcnn in near future. We've got the single right here for you to check out:

Yung Bruh -
Gangsta (ft. The Game & J. Holiday)

Be on the look out for "West Nile Vol. 2", which is set to feature Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Mykestro, Roscoe Umali, Big Gipp and of course his big bro Kam. Production will be provided by Dae One and Dem Jointz amongst others.

Enjoy the track and keep your ears open for more Yung Bruh in near future!

Nima

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news 1215045944 - January 1, 1970 By : It's been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over! Bishop Lamont's first official single from "The Reformation" is called "Grow Up," produced by none other than Dr. Dre! The single will premiere on Power 106 & KDAY TONIGHT throughout the night, so be on the look out for it if you're in the LA area.

It won't be long before the track hits the internet, and you better believe Dubcnn will have it for you first. Holla!


Eddie Gurrola

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news 1215112153 - January 1, 1970 By : As promised, we've got the untagged CD quality version of Bishop Lamont's first single produced by Dr. Dre available for you today! The name of the record is "Grow Up," and it features Bishop examining his life and encouraging others to do the same. This feel-good song is poised to blow up on the radio this summer, so get ready to hear this all over the place sooner than you think! DJs, spin this over the weekend!

Bishop Lamont -
Grow Up [Produced by Dr. Dre] [Explicit]
Bishop Lamont - Grow Up [Produced by Dr. Dre] [Clean]

Make sure to add Bishop Lamont as your friend on Myspace. Shouts out to everyone who's been supporting this record already. "The Reformation" is coming soon. Get ready for it.

Request "Grow Up" on Power 106 now by texting into 69106. They will play the record if you keep requesting it, so please take the time out to send a text. You can also check out Bishop live in the studio with DJ Skee talking about this record by clicking here.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Bishop Lamont, Dr. Dre, & Aftermath!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1215387083 - January 1, 1970 By : It's almost Sunday night, the end of the weekend is approaching, but we're still on time for this week's Weekend Audio blast on dubcnn. This week's biggest track was without a doubt Bishop Lamont's Dr. Dre-produced single "Grow Up", but here are some other tracks that slipped through the cracks.

Hip-Hop legends Naughty By Nature are still alive and kicking, as a matter of fact Treach, Vin Rock and Kay Gee have come together to work on a new group album, as well as to release their new clothing line Naughty Gear. This week they gave us a first taste of their new music.

They put together a remix to The Game's current smash "Game's Pain", which they flipped to "Hip-Hop's Pain". They reversed the concept of the song, giving it up to the new generation and shouting out many of the current stars of the Hip-Hop world. The chorus was handled by Rene Neufville of Zhane. Check it out below:

Naughty By Nature -
Hip-Hop's Pain (ft. Rene Neufville)

Next up is another old school legend who's making a comeback. R&B singer Montell Jordan ("This Is How We Do It") is returning with a new album called "Pressure", and has released a first track from the record called "Not No More". The song is a collaboration with female singer Cignature from Atlanta. The album, "Pressure", is set to drop independently later this summer. Until then, listen to "Not No More" below:

Montell Jordan - Not No More (ft. Cignature)

Let's get to Philadelphia/California representer Tekneek aka Tek Nizzle. He's been repped in the Weekend Audio for the last few weeks and he keeps feeding us new tracks. He sent us a new joint this week that is hot to def. This is another solo track from the Tangled Thoughts producer/rapper. He collaborated with French producer Cartel Sons (All Day Music) on the track, while the cuts were provided by DJ Promo. It's called "Microphone Soloist" and showcases Tek's MC skills, check him out:

Tekneek aka Tek Nizzle - Microphone Soloist

It's been a hot minute since we heard from Inglewood group AllFrumTha I. While I don't have any news on the group, I do have something from one half of AllFrumTha I, Squeak Ru. Squeak recently inked a deal with Fontana/Universal distributed DMAFT Records, a part of the Oglio Entertainment Group, to release his solo debut "Fatworld" and the companion iTunes exclusive "Digital Fat World 2". "Fatworld" is set to feature Ice Cube, MC Eiht, Damani and G-Luv amongst others. We have a track off the album for ya'll, it's called "Belly Button", check it out:

Squeak Ru - Belly Button

Next is an up and coming artist from Arizona by the name of Tha Sire, who's been heavily networking with the West Coast. He recently released his album "Tha Arrival" and he's got a nice list of features on there: Kurupt, GOldie Loc, KMG, Kokane, Jayo Felony and Slim Tha Mobster all make appearances on "Tha Arrival", while production was supplied by Josef Leimberg, Tru and Mamie Gungz amongst others. We have an exclusive track off the album for ya'll called "No Game Playing", featuring Kurupt and Kokane:

Tha Sire - No Game Playing (ft. Kurupt & Kokane)

Lastly, we'd like to leave you with a throwback joint. I recently rediscovered this track while listening to Kurupt's "Space Boogie". It was one of the bonus tracks on the special edition of the album, called "The Life I Live" and featured R&B crooner Krook. I'm not sure who produced the track, but it's smooth as hell and features vintage Kurupt dropping some real life rhymes. I know most of you know the song already, but you might have no listened to it in a while, so go ahead and pop it back in:

Kurupt - The Life I Live (ft. Krook)

That's it for this week, we'll see you in seven days for more Weekend Audio!

Nima

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news 1215629441 - January 1, 1970 By : After the premiere of his first official Dr. Dre-produced single last week, Bishop Lamont has touched down in NYC along with Taje to do a huge promo run. TODAY, you can catch Bishop on Sirius Satellite Radio. He'll be featured on Shade 45's "All Out Show" at 3PM, and the Hip-Hop Nation's Top 20 Countdown as well. At 4PM, he's slated to appear on the Wendy Williams Show.

While in the city, Bishop also did a photo shoot and interview for Entertainment Weekly, and met with Rockstar Games! A segment for a new interactive show called "Channel 14," presented by Aftermath, Diocese, & TakeOff Productions was just shot, as well as something for SkeeTV. It looks like things just keep getting bigger for Bishop!

If that's not enough, when Bishop comes back to LA, there's gonna be a "Confessional" release party and concert at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip on July 19th! Stay tuned for information on how you can get your tickets.

If you haven't heard Bishop's single "Grow Up" yet, check it out below. Don't forget to keep requesting it on Power 106 by texting into 69106.

Bishop Lamont -
Grow Up [Prod. by Dr. Dre]

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news 1215788762 - January 1, 1970 By : In a new interview done two nights ago by Christian Cordero for Biz-Zar Enterprizes' radio show, Bishop Lamont revealed some new informations on Dr. Dre's "Detox" album. The full interview will be aired on biz-zar.com in a few days, but here is what he had to say about "Detox":

"Detox is going to be a mixture of things. It's gonna be life stories, lessons from Dre's Death Row days, things he was going through to come up, as well as stories from his Interscope days. It's what he went through to get to this third album", Bishop said.

Look out for the full interview soon. We know this isn't much, but the "Detox" heads are grasping after every piece of news they can get, so this is for you.

Bishop Lamont - Grow Up [Prod. by Dr. Dre]

Nima

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news 1216090522 - January 1, 1970 By : PR1ME will be releasing the untagged version of his street album "The Transformation" in the next couple of weeks for free download. This new special edition promises plenty of surprises, including new tracks and remixes that will keep the material fresh.

One of these surprises is getting dropped on you right now! This record is called "Ain't From The Street," featuring Bada Bing, Bishop Lamont, & Taje. This funky, West Coast'd out song is produced by Battlecat protege Amplified, who has been churning out some crazy beats as of late! Check it out below.

PR1ME -
Ain't From The Street (ft. Bada Bing, Bishop Lamont, & Taje) [Prod. by Amplified]

Make sure to add PR1ME as your friend on Myspace. Shouts out to TakeOff Productions. This Saturday, PR1ME will be performing live with Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Taje, and many other surprise guests at Bishop's "Confessional" Release Party & Concert at The House of Blues in Hollywood! You can pick up tickets for $10 presale at BlendedEvents or Wantickets, or for $20 at the door. This includes access to the after party. If you're in the LA area and you're a supporter of The New West, please come out and show some support.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the release of "The Transformation" Untagged very soon!

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news 1216171320 - January 1, 1970 By : We've got an extra special treat for our readers today, as we've teamed up with Aftermath, Diocese, & TakeOff Productions to give one lucky fan two tickets to see Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Taje, & PR1ME at the House Of Blues on Sunset this Saturday night! [SEE FULL FLYER HERE]

The contest is simple. Bishop has a personal favorite quote from his latest street album "The Confessional." [Download Here] If you're the first person to guess the quote correctly, you'll win the tickets! You MUST be over 21 years old to enter AND available to attend the show in the Southern California area this Saturday. Also, you're allowed a maximum of three quote guesses in your response. If you send any more than that, you'll be immediately disqualified.

Send all entries to eddie@dubcnn.com by Friday at 5 PM PST. The winner will be announced right here on Friday night, and will have tickets waiting for them at Will Call the night of the show. Good luck! We'll leave you with Bishop's latest single "Grow Up," produced by Dr. Dre.

Bishop Lamont - Grow Up [Prod. by Dr. Dre]

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1216249584 - January 1, 1970 By : You want "West Coast Wednesdays?" We'll do it right with this week's edition of "The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie!" This week, we've got Bishop Lamont to join us and discuss his show at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles this Saturday, the "DJ Strong public service announcement," and the making of his latest single "Grow Up," produced by Dr. Dre.

Young De talks about the pending record deal for the "Cons-Piracy" album with Ca$his.

DJ Ill Will also gets on the mic to let the people know about his future mixtape lineup. Ken, aka The Random White Guy, gives us his take on haters too. All of this and more is on this week's edition of "The West Coast Grind," so check out the podcast below!

"The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie"
Special Guest Bishop Lamont

Executive Producer: Damizza; Music by DJ Ill Will

Make sure to add The West Coast Grind Page, Young De, Damizza, DJ Ill Will, and Bishop Lamont as your friends on Myspace. Don't forget to enter to win free tickets to Bishop's show at The House of Blues by following the instructions in the update below.

Our conversation is just getting heated up! Stop back next Tuesday for more with Bishop Lamont on "The West Coast Grind."

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1216320520 - January 1, 1970 By : Regular visitors will have noticed the removal of the "Western Hospitality 9" update shortly after its release on the 7th of this month. The removal was due to a mistake on the tape which has since been rectified and re-released. We are re-posting the update below with the new covers, tracklist and of course - free download link!

Oh boy! Its the 7th of the month so you already know its time for us to release the latest installment of "On The 7th With The 7th" - with his 9th edition of the acclaimed "Western Hospitality 9" mixtape series!

Each month since February, and for a whole year, Cali Untouchable's very own DJ, September 7th, hits Dubcnn readers with his latest mixtape for exclusive free download! Month to month may differ, you could have a tape with the latest new music, specific to an artist or even - as in todays case - the latest "Western Hospitality" release he is working on.

Today, to mark July 7th we have the exclusive download of the eagerly awaited "Western Hospitality 9" mixtape which is hosted by G. Malone and K Boy and it subtitled "Blu Division Edition." The tape features artists including Bishop Lamont, Tha Dogg Pound, K Dot, Warren G, Kidz In The Hall, Pacific Division, Tyga, G Malone, Mistah F.A.B, K Boy, Wing, Crooked I, Wiz Khalifa , Bloc Boyz, Quiz, Roccett, Young Buck, Killer Mike, Ice Cube, Joe Moses and many more.

We also have all previous editions in the "Western Hospitality" series, 1-8, available using the link below.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 9 (Hosted By G Malone & K Boy) (Free Download)

Enjoy the new music and please drop your feedback on our forums. Fans please be aware that there will be no "Western Hospitality 10" on August 7th. Instead September 7th will wait until the day he is named after to release a double CD for all his fans - right here on Dubcnn!

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news 1216365484 - January 1, 1970 By : There's only two days left until Bishop Lamont has his "Confessional" release party and concert at the House Of Blues in Hollywood. We must have made the contest too hard for you guys, because only two readers submitted responses! So to make things fair, the first entrant will receive the pair of tickets.

However, the kind folks at Aftermath, Diocese, & TakeOff Productions have just given us two more single tickets to the show! The second entrant will receive one of them, so we've ONE more ticket up for grabs!

**THE CONTEST IS CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED**


Eddie Gurrola

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news 1216574936 - January 1, 1970 By : Just over a year ago DJ-Age released the first "New West Order" mixtape here on Dubcnn and today he is back with the follow up "New West Order: Rise To Power (Volume 2)" for free download.

The new release, which features music from Network, Bishop Lamont, Wing, Westurn Union, Mistah Fab, The Game, Ice Cube, Cool Nutz, Ras Kass, Wallet, Tha Dogg Pound, Crooked I, G Malone, Problem, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and countless more is now available to download courtesy of the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network.

Many of DJ-Age's previous releases can also be found on Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network index including a project with Crooked I.

DJ Age Presents - New West Order: Rise To Power (Volume 2)

Enjoy the new material and stay tuned to Dubcnn for more material from DJ Age including a new mixtape from Bad Lucc - "The Watts Riot Volume 2."

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news 1216877047 - January 1, 1970 By : "The West Coast Grind" is back to do West Coast Wednesdays the right way. This time, we linked back up with Bishop Lamont to continue our discussion from last week. We talk about how to get your grind ethic right, his opinion on rappers like Soulja Boy, and of course, Dr. Dre & "Detox."

The Bloc Boyz also stop by the show to discuss rumors that they broke up. For a complete listing of what's on the agenda, check out
this flyer, courtesy of our sponsor Erratic Productions. Download the show below!

"The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie"
Guests Bishop Lamont & The Bloc Boyz

Executive Producer Damizza; Music by DJ Ill Will




Make sure to add the newly revamped West Coast Grind Page, Young De, Damizza, DJ Ill Will, Bishop Lamont, & The Bloc Boyz as your friends on Myspace. Look out for another heated show next Wednesday, and get ready for things to start shaking up around here.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1217393374 - January 1, 1970 By : You might have heard about a new interactive show called Channel14 that's in the works. We're giving you a lot of information about the project today, along with a live performance video of Bishop Lamont's latest single, "Grow Up."

Channel14 is a 30 minute late-night variety hip-hop show that's in production right now. Executive produced by Bishop Lamont and E. Sanchez (CEO of TakeOff Productions,) the show is broken down into five categories - Music, Art, Lifestyle, Business, & Play.


This will give all of you guys a chance to see every aspect of the music industry and meet people that play their parts in it. There is a surprise in-studio host that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Channel14 is all about interaction, so the fans will be able to engage in live chats where they can ask the artists questions directly, and even win tickets to the tapings of the show in Los Angeles. Movers and shakers of the industry will appear on the show as well to give the audience lessons in Music 101.

Channel14 will include both in-studio guest appearances and live performances from artists from all across the nation, along with a variety of special segments as well.

These segments include "Real In Progress," a look at new artists who put out quality music, hosted by me, a lifestyle segment hosted by Devi Dev of KDAY, and "BangTV," the "play" segment hosted by PR1ME. There's also a segment called "The Redcam" that will give you an exclusive look at footage you'll never see anywhere else.

To give you a taste of "The Redcam," we've got Bishop's live performance of "Grow Up" at the House of Blues Hollywood for you to check out today.

Channel14 Presents: Bishop Lamont "Grow Up" Live Performance

"In the viral world we live in, 'Channel14' will fit right in and provide another outlet for artists and fans to come closer together while bringing more interaction to the viewer. It's also another way for the West Coast artist to be heard & seen," says E. Sanchez.

"We set trends & standards all the time, and 'Channel14' is no diffrent. Watch!" adds Bishop Lamont.

You can look out for Channel14 to hit the internet This Fall right here on Dubcnn, as well as on sohh.com, hiphopdx.com, ballerstatus.com, and many blog sites. Stay tuned for the latest information!

Related Link:
Bishop Lamont On The Wendy Williams Show [Audio]

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1217402474 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Revolution is getting ready to release his latest album "King Of The Decks" via Duckdown Records on September 16th, 2008. The new project is set to include appeararances from artists including KRS One, Dilated Peoples, Alchemist, Royce 5'9", Defari, Kidz In The Hall, Buckshot, Bumpy Knuckles, Planet Asia, Crooked I, Bishop Lamont and Stylistic Jones.

The latter three, Crooked I, Bishop Lamont and Stylistic Jones, all feature on one track in particular - a remake of the 1990 classic "Played Like A Piano" by King Tee featuring Ice Cube and MC Breeze. The new version is entitled "Funky Piano" and can be downloaded below.

DJ Revolution -
Funky Piano (Feat. Bishop Lamont, Crooked I & Stylistic Jones

Enjoy the new music and look for more news and media from DJ Revolution in the future. Don't forget "King Of The Decks" is in stores on September 16th, 2008 via Duckdown Records.

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news 1219194048 - January 1, 1970 By : As we reported previously, there's a new interactive TV show called "Channel14" that is currently in production from executive producers Bishop Lamont & E. Sanchez. The show will be comparable to a late night variety program, but with a hip-hop twist. I'll be doing my own segment on the show too, so look out for that!

Today, we've got a clip from the "Redcam," which will show you exclusive, behind-the-scenes video footage you would never have access to anywhere else.

This clip shows Warren G jumping out on stage during Bishop Lamont's performance at the House of Blues, and he performs "Regulate." Look out for appearances from many familiar faces.

Channel14 Presents: Warren G Live Performance [Video]

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for more news on Channel14 as it develops.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1220048802 - January 1, 1970 By : As you know, Crooked I is releasing a new all original mixtape very soon, titled "Block Obama". He has been leaking select tracks from the mixtape throughout the past few weeks and the full project should be out any day. The mixtape is free and untagged, but Crooked encourages people to do whatever they want to do with it, sell it, give it away or just tell a friend about it.

Almost the whole tape has leaked by now and we decided to give you a quick rundown of the tracks out so far. Features include G. Malone, One-2 and the Horse Shoe Gang.

Crooked I -
Intro / Rappers Ain't Shit

Next is a track on which Crooked I invites his brothers (as in actual blood brothers), the Horse Shoe Gang, to come rock Bishop Lamont's "Feel On It" instrumental:

Crooked I - Feel On It (ft. Horse Shoe Gang)

Another artist featured on "Block Obama" is Treacherous Records artist One-2, who you've heard Crooked collaborate with often in the past - with great results. This is another certified banger, produced by Komplex. It's called "The Signs", don't sleep on this one!

Crooked I - The Signs (ft. One-2)

The next track has Crooked I wondering "What's Hip-Hop?" Find out the answer:

Crooked I - What's Hip-Hop?

Next up is a collaboration with Glasses Malone and Hard Head called "I'm Cold". Past collaboration between G. Malone and Crooked have turned out hot and the same can be said about this one. Check out the Konscious-produced track below:

Crooked I - I'm Cold (ft. Glasses Malone & Hard Head

You already know Crooked was gonna have a song about the b-tches on there. He recruited his cousin Sauce to join him on another Konscious production, called "Straightnin' It Out", were they share some of their stories:

Crooked I - Straightnin' It Out (ft. Sauce)

Crooked I reps Long Beach to the fullest so you know "Block Obama" was gonna feature an anthem for his city. Check out "Welcome To My City" below:

Crooked I - Welcome To My City

Last but not least is a joint called "Trafficin' Green", check it out:

Crooked I - Trafficin' Green

"Block Obama" will out in full any day now, make sure to show your support as you always do and spread the word.

Nima

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news 1220250599 - January 1, 1970 By : Most of you should be familiar with Seattle producer Jake One by now, whether it be for his productions for 50 Cent and G-Unit, or for his underground work with the likes of Gift of Gab or Encore.

Jake is getting ready to drop his album "White Van Music" on October 7th 2008, and it's shaping up to be a crazy blend of different styles of Hip-Hop. MF Doom, Alchemist, Young Buck, M.O.P, Freeway, Bishop Lamont, Keak Da Sneak, Busta Rhymes, Prodigy, Royce Da 5'9" are just a few of the names that you can expect to hear on there.

When we interviewed Jake One back in February, this is how he described "White Van Music": "This record is definitely some super Hip-Hop shit. Lately I've been on my early 90's West Coast shit for some reason for the past year, like DJ Quik's first album, N.W.A., I got some stuff similar to that.

Everybody that's on this album, they ended up going to my sound, Buck's record doesn't sound like a typical Young BUck record, it sounds like what me and him would do. I could play the Young Buck record and the MF Doom record next to each other cause they got the same vibe! *laughs* As crazy as it sounds, they are though!
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Two preview tracks from the album have just been leaked, the first one called "The Truth" with Freeway and Brother Ali and the second one, "Trap Door", features MF Doom. Check them out below:

Jake One - The Truth (ft. Freeway & Brother Ali)
Jake One - Trap Door (ft. MF Doom)

Enjoy the tracks and make sure to cop "White Van Music" on October 7th!

Nima

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news 1220415554 - January 1, 1970 By : We've been updating you over the past few months on Taje's latest project, a group effort called "Get It Gang" featuring Ace of The Bloc Boyz, Badnewz, and 2C's.

After memorable appearances on Bishop Lamont's "Confessional" [
DOWNLOAD HERE] and the infamous DJ Strong confrontation video, Taje and The Get It Gang are ready to come out swinging. The street album will be available right here for free download on September 15th via LNS/TakeOff/Diocese Records.

Taje's last project with DJ Warrior, "Hot Box 2" [DOWNLOAD UNTAGGED HERE] was featured in The Source and Ozone Magazine, and 30,000 copies were distributed from Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Miami to Japan. Taje's phone has been ringing off the hook from his impressive grind, and the label execs have taken notice to his ever-growing movement.

Today, we're proud to premiere the official "video commercial" for the "Get It Gang" project. Always one staying ahead of the curve, Taje has put together a five minute clip that will give all of our readers a visual taste of what to expect from the "Get It Gang" movement. Check it out below.

Taje Presents Get It Gang - "The Grimm" Video Commercial
(featuring Mike Ant on the Intro, and Chevy Jones on the hook of "The Grimm")

Get It Gang - The Grimm (ft. Chevy Jones) [Prod. by Dae One]

We're also premiering a new track from the tape called "Born Gangsta," produced by Jake One.

Get It Gang - Born Gangsta [Prod. by Jake One]

Look out for a new Taje, Butch Cassidy, & PR1ME song to drop on September 7th's "Western Hospitality 10," which is coming on September 7th. "Hot Box 3" will be dropping this holiday season as well.

A new video interview with Taje & The Get It Gang will drop on September 15th, along with the release of the street album, right here on Dubcnn.

Related Links:
Taje Myspace
Taje & The Get It Gang on "The West Coast Grind" With Young De & Eddie

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news 1220416421 - January 1, 1970 By : "You say you want a revolution, well, you know we all want to change the world."

The colossal DJ Revolution -- one of the most influential figures in music today -- is stepping from behind his two turntables to the microphone to share some of his insightful knowledge with the world. Part one of this two-part interview will revolutionize your appreciation for the all-too-often underestimated skill of a DJ, as he speaks candidly on the magnitude of a spin artist, the evolution of hip-hop and the success of The Wake Up Show.

As he explains to Dubcnn, DJ Revolution is on a mission to re-establish the broken connection between MC and DJ, and dropping his album King of The Decks (Duck Down Records) on September 16th. This album features everyone from KRS-One, Bumpy Knuckles, Dilated Peoples, Crooked I, Bishop Lamont, Strong Arm Stead and Planet Asia to NYCs DJ Spinbad, DJ Qbert , DJ San Fran and many more illustrious appearances from all over the world.

This Revolution will not be televised, but is being broadcasted from the west coast to the ends of the earth, as this world-famous DJ has taken his turntables to the streets, playing in the mix of heavy traffic crossing Dubcnn Blvd. and saturating neighborhoods far and wide, leaving sucker MCs scratching their heads as people everywhere are joining the Revolution! You must learn!

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

DJ Revolution Exclusive Interview (Part One)

As always, hit me up on MySpace or email me at haywire@dubcnn.com...and be sure to leave feedback on our forums!

JonathanHay

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news 1220828331 - January 1, 1970 By : As we reported yesterday, Cali Untouchables own September 7th is releasing a double-disc edition of his "Western Hospitality" series hosted by Crooked I & Ya Boy. "WH 10" is jam-packed with exclusive & new music from the likes of Ice Cube, Kurupt, The Game, Bishop Lamont, Butch Cassidy, Glasses Malone, Guerilla Black, Jay Rock and many more. To grab your copy for a $3 paid download and to check out the tracklist, hit the link below.

September 7th Presents - Western Hospitality 10 [Download Page]


Make sure to add September 7th as your friend on Myspace, and hit up the forums with your feedback about this project. Look out in October for the next "On The 7th With 7th" feature.

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news 1220914067 - January 1, 1970 By : Yesterday we released the long awaited and much anticipated double CD mixtape from Cali Untouchables own September 7th. The new double-disc edition of his "Western Hospitality" series is available for $3 download right now and is hosted by Crooked I & Ya Boy and features music from the likes of Ice Cube, Kurupt, The Game, Bishop Lamont, Butch Cassidy, Glasses Malone, Guerilla Black, Jay Rock and many more.

To grab your copy for a $3 paid download and to check out the tracklist, hit the link below.

September 7th Presents - Western Hospitality 10 (Download Page)

Today we are re-reporting this story as we take this opportunity to launch a brand new feature to Dubcnn. We have had custom made Streaming Audio players developed that we will be displaying our latest music through. Not only will this enable you to stream new music when you can't download - it will also ensure we can offer full mixtapes in streaming format so, as in this case, you can "Try Before You Buy."

We launch this new feature with the Streaming availability of September 7th's "Western Hospitality 10." The link below will take you to a page to listen to each disc using the new, easy to use player as well as giving you embedding links for you to feature the player on your Blogs, Websites and Social Networking spaces. Not only that but our very own forum users get a ready made code to embed these into their threads and posts across the Dubcnn Forums.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 10 (Streaming Audio)

We urge you to check out the new feature and encourage your feedback via email and on the Dubcnn Forums. We are currently working on a brand new Dubcnn to further improve the experience for all our loyal readers. Expect some major changes over the coming year!

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news 1221098301 - January 1, 1970 By : "The West Coast Grind" is back today with our special guest Bad Lucc of Dubb Union! Lucc tells us about how it feels to finally have his album drop in stores, what it's like working with the legendary Teddy Riley, and what he's learned from being in a group with veteran rapper/producer Soopafly.

Young De also addresses the Tangled Thoughts break-up rumors, tells us all about his trip to Japan with Damizza & DJ Couz, and the new single he's featured on from B-Real's solo album.


I speak about the Mariah Carey cease & desist notice for Damizza's autobiography [
Scan 1] [Scan 2] a little bit more too.

We're playing brand new music from Ice Cube, The Game, Strong Arm Steady, Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Warren G and many more this week, as well as classics from MC Eiht, Snoop Dogg, & Eazy-E. Follow the link below to take a listen!

The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie
Special Guest - Bad Lucc of Dubb Union
[Podcast]
Executive Producer: Damizza; Music by DJ Ill Will

Shouts out to our sponsor Erratic Productions. If you're interested in sponsoring "The West Coast Grind" radio show, send us an e-mail and we'll give you the details.

Make sure to add The West Coast Grind Page, Young De, Damizza, DJ Ill Will, and Bad Lucc as your friends on Myspace.

Come back in two weeks for another edition of "The West Coast Grind!"

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1221513398 - January 1, 1970 By : Over a year ago, before Glasses Malone gained nationwide buzz with his Akon-assisted "Certified" single, he had released a street single called "Malone", produced by Goldeneye. The track was very well received when it dropped and a video was set to come out for it.

Obviously, after "Certified" picked up, they chose to go with that track and "Malone" was forgotten about. Now, G. Malone has decided to release the video in support of his "Monsters InK" digital album dropping October 7th. Bishop Lamont, Mykestro, Big Wy, Mykestro & Big Fase all make cameos.

Glasses Malone - Malone [Video]

Don't forgete: "Fuck Glasses Malone," mixtape dropping September 22nd, the digital album "Monsters InK," dropping October 7th, and his long-awaited solo debut "The Beach Cruiser," dropping November 18th.

Nima

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news 1222805382 - January 1, 1970 By : By now you should be aware of Dilated Peoples' own DJ Babu's upcoming album "Duck Season 3", which is set to drop October 28th through Nature Sound Records. This will the third installment in Babu's successful series, which delivers that raw Hip-Hop from the hottest lyricist from East to West.

"Duck Season", which is entirely produced, mixed and arranged by DJ Babu himself, is set to feature Dilated Peoples, M.O.P., Little Brother, Bishop Lamont, Cali Agents, Termanology, Likwit Junkies, Strong Arm Steady, Kardinal Offishall, MF Doom, Sean Price, Roc C & Oh No amongst others.

We've just received a new single off the album, featuring Bishop Lamont. The track is called "My Opinion" and finds Bishop talking about one of his favorite topics: the wack state of today's Hip-Hop. Go 'head and check out "My Opinion" below:

DJ Babu - My Opinion (ft. Bishop Lamont)

Make sure to cop "Duck Season 3" on October 28th!

Nima

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news 1223074053 - January 1, 1970 By : Producer, songwriter, and live musician Einztein announced today the formation of his own imprint label, Einzteinz Laboratory, and an exclusive consulting agreement with multi-platinum producer Damizza (EA Games, Mariah Carey, Westside Connection & Snoop Dogg.) The musical chemist is best known for his work as protege of award-winning hit maker Fingazz (Lean Like A Cholo & Lil Robs smash Summer Nights.)

Fingazz, Flossy, and Streetlight have done an amazing job in cultivating Einzteins talent, and Im looking forward to helping him continue to break his brand, says Damizza, who will assist in developing the imprint. Einztein is an incredible writer and a great producer. Hes one of the cats that I see carrying the torch for West Coast music in the years to come.

The first experiment to be unleashed from Einzteinz Laboratory is the debut album from singer and multi-talented performer Adrenaline. The young artist is currently on tour, doing spot dates with Shwayze, Baby Bash, & Tyga.

Adrenaline is a monster performer. He steals the show wherever he goes, says Einztein. His album is almost done and well be ready to release it in the first quarter of 2009.

With the new label in the works, and a new mixtape project called Skull-N-Bonez featuring appearances from Fingazz, Damizza, Bigg Steele, & Dirty Birdy coming soon, Einztein has no plans for slowing down.

I was just at Area 51 Studios with Bishop Lamont, Butch Cassidy, Dae One, Noni Spitz and a lot of New West cats, watching how they all get down together. Its a great vibe and Im just excited to work with as many talented people as I can.

Einztein will be performing live with Fingazz on October 22nd at the Temple Bar in Santa Monica, CA. Playing live drums as part of Fingazzs band is an amazing experience. I appreciate his musical talent, and it will be a great night in music history.


Eddie Gurrola

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news 1223461553 - January 1, 1970 By : Last month saw the release of the landmark 10th edition of the highly acclaimed Cali Untouchable DJ series by September 7th entitled "Western Hospitality." That release was initially available via our streaming feature or to buy for $3. To celebrate the release of the latest version "Western Hospitality 11" September 7th has given us permission to release "Western Hospitality 10" for free download.

September 7th Presents - Western Hospitality 10 (Free Download Page)


Today, apologies in the slight delay, we can release the new edition "Western Hospitality 11: Get It Gang Edition" for free download and also in our new streaming audio players. The new release features music from the Taje and the Get It Gang as well as Techniec, Tiny Doo, Ambrosi, DJ Muggs & Planet Asia(Pain Language), Big Wy, Mistah FAB, 40 Glocc, Busta Rhymes, Tekneek, B-Real, Young De, Mike Ant, Crooked I, One-2, Roscoe Umali, Federation, C Major, Ca$His, San Quinn, Beeda Weeda, Roccett, The Game, Xzibit, Jelly Roll, Bishop LamontDae One, Tha Warriorz, Amplified, NJD amongst others.

To grab your copy for free and to check out the tracklist and covers hit the link below. You can also stream the release to embed on forums [including the Dubcnn Forums] and your blog/myspace pages using the link below that.

September 7th Presents - Western Hospitality 11 (Download Page)
September 7th Presents - Western Hospitality 11 (Streaming Page)

We urge you to check out the mixtape on the new streaming feature and of course to download it. Your feedback on both the audio players and of course the mixtape via email and on the Dubcnn Forums are welcomed. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the very latest news and media from the Cali Untouchable DJs and of course September 7th.

Rud

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news 1223816213 - January 1, 1970 By : Earlier this week Aftermath Entertainment recording artist Bishop Lamont kicked off his "CALTROiT" world tour in Europe with a show in Denmark on October 9th alongside Black Milk and Guilty Simpson.

The shows will see Bishop cover much of Europe before heading back to the U.S for shows in New York, Detroit and Toronto before the finale show on November 15 in Los Angeles. The full tour dates and venues can be seen below.

Almost as soon as the tour kicked off, rumors started circulating on internet forums about Bishop Lamont being dropped from Aftermath. Dubcnn reached out to Bishop himself to get the facts straight from the horse's mouth and put an end to the senseless rumors.

"I always hear these kind of rumors myself, even when I'm on tour and they start in some n-ggas garage" Bishop laughed. "These cats are not doing anything and they wish the worst for me, but they can't block my blessings. They wish I would get dropped from Aftermath, they wish I didn't have Dre, Focus, Khalil, Pete Rock, Premo and all of them working with me. I'm just happy n-ggas talk about me, cause it will have their b-tches talk about me. And oh yeah, I just got my first track from Quik too! I'm blessed and I'm going nowhere, I'm one of the last artists on Aftermath." Bishop told Dubcnn.

"As far as my album, we're finishing it while working on Detox" Bishop continued. "So it's not just up to Dre, people don't understand it's a whole company that makes decisions. The people at the top don't give a f-ck about the music, they give a f-ck about the money. And they ask what's more important: to bring out a new artist and spent more money or put out Dr. Dre and make a whole bunch of money!"

To read and watch the complete video interview with Bishop Lamont, check back with Dubcnn in a few days. The following is the list of all tour dates:

Oct. 9 Train; Aarhus, Denmark
Oct. 10 Rote Fabrik; Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 11 Gibus; Paris, France
Oct. 13 Connie Island; Leipzig, Germany
Oct. 14 Paradiso; Amsterdam, Holland
Oct. 15 Watt; Rotterdam, Holland
Oct. 16 TBA; Cologne, Germany
Oct. 17 Das Schiff; Basel, Switzerland
Oct. 18 Bla; Oslo, Norway
Oct. 24 Southpaw; New York, NY - Tronic album release party
Oct. 28 The Shelter @ St. Andrews Hall; Detroit, MI - Tronic album release party
Nov. 6 Revival; Toronto, Canada - Tronic album release party w/Elzhi
Nov. 15 Key Club; Los Angeles, CA w/Sean Price

If you can get to any of these shows ensure you do! If you can't then sit back and enjoy some of the music and video that Bishop Lamont has blessed us with over the past year.

Bishop Lamont -
Grow Up (Audio) (Produced By Dr. Dre)
Bishop Lamont - Grow Up (Live Performance)
Bishop Lamont - The Confessional (Mixtape)
Bishop Lamont - Pope Mobile (Mixtape)
Bishop Lamont - N*gger Noize (Mixtape)
Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - Caltroit (Mixtape)

Enjoy the music and remember you can get the latest news, the actual facts, using the Dubcnn News Archives or by using the search function on the homepage.

LilJay

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news 1225309485 - January 1, 1970 By : A native of Santa Monica and West Los Angeles, Indef (short for Indefinite) is a name that has been featured on Dubcnn but always attached to another person or release.

Today this unconventional MC is on Dubcnn to show of his witty, off-kilter, and socially conscious lyrics on his own two feet and is determined to grab the attention of today's hip-hop listener in a time where punch lines and relevant content have fallen by the wayside in favor of catchy hooks and dance moves.


The oldest of six growing up in a single home, Indef has remained very close to his family to this day, promptly citing them as his biggest influence. He has a positive outlook on growing up in the struggle as a young black male, saying, "It's enabled me to earn a degree from the School of Hard Knocks!"

Indef has gained attention from his appearences on J Dilla's "Dirty Instinct Exit 3," the "Tupac Assassination Soundtrack" and the Bishop Lamont projects Pope Mobile, N*gger Noize, The Confessional and Caltriot.

He is now gearing up to release his debut solo project "The Product" - hosted by Bishop Lamont and presented by Aftermath Records & Diocese Records, the 19-track-set features all original music with guest appearances from Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont, Taje, Noni Spitz, Mike Ant, & Young De as well as production from Focus, DJ Khalil, Black Milk, Dae One, Thayod, & "Jedi" Jared Moore. With "The Product" coming sooner than you think - Halloween to be exact - we have three tracks from the project to premiere. First up is "Ryda" featuring Noni Spitz and produced by JRK

Indef - Ryda (Feat. Noni Spitz) (Prod By JRK)

Next up we have "The Howling" featuring the host and his mentor Bishop Lamont as well as Bokie Loc. production on this comes from Oh No

Indef - The Howling (Feat. Bishop Lamont & Bokie Loc) (Prod By Oh No)

Finally we have a solo track produced by Dae One entitled "Whoo" - once again you can download and/or stream it below.

Indef - Whoo (Prod By Dae One)

Enjoy the new music, check back for "The Product" on Dubcnn this Halloween and ensure you check out the releases promotional video.

Rud

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news 1225786530 - January 1, 1970 By : Last week we reported on the release of the first mixtape offering from Santa Monica and West Los Angeles native Indef (short for Indefinite). As a name he has featured on Dubcnn countless times - but this time it is as a sole artist - not a feature on another project.

Although we were informed this would release on Halloween, there was an unexplained delay, and we now have this for you for free download today. "The Product" shows this unconventional MC can stand well and truly on his own two feet and outlines his witty, off-kilter, and socially conscious lyrics.

Since his appearances on projects indluding J Dilla's "Dirty Instinct Exit 3," the "Tupac Assassination Soundtrack" and the Bishop Lamont projects Pope Mobile, N*gger Noize, The Confessional and Caltriot, Indef has been working on "The Product" and is now ready to deliver.

"The Product" is hosted by Bishop Lamont and presented by Aftermath Records & Diocese Records, the 19-track-set features all original music with guest appearances from Butch Cassidy, Bishop Lamont, Taje, Noni Spitz, Mike Ant, & Young De as well as production from Focus, DJ Khalil, Black Milk, Dae One, Thayod, & "Jedi" Jared Moore. So far you have heard three tracks; Ryda featuring Noni Spitz, The Howling with Bishop Lamont & Bokie Loc and Whoo, produced by Dae One

The new release is now available for free download via the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network. This 19 track project is also available in our ever increasingly popular Embeddable Flash Audio Players - so you can stream and listen to the project wherever you are!

Indef - The Product (Hosted By Bishop Lamont) (Free Download)

Indef - The Product (Hosted By Bishop Lamont) (Streaming Audio)

Enjoy "The Product" - spread the download and streaming page links around - no direct linking - and drop your thoughts for Indef and Bishop Lamont to read on our forums.

Rud

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news 1225874918 - January 1, 1970 By : So far this week Evidence - of Dilated Peoples - has been ever-present on Dubcnn. From the weekend audio update where we reminded you that the upcoming "Layover EP" is being preceeded by a DJ Skee mixtape - from which we provided a track entitled Tip The Scale, over The Game's "My Bitch," a production from DJ Khalil.

Then yesterday we followed that up with a new video had just been released online called "The Far Left", on which Evidence is joined by Alchemist and Fashawn. If you missed that you can watch it via the link below

Evidence - The Far Left (Feat. Alchemist & Fashawn) (Video)

As promised in that update we would be back today with the free download and streaming audio options for "The Layover" mixtape courtesy of Evidence and DJ Skee. The tape features an array of artists including Defari, Bishop Lamont, Chace Infinite, Dilated Peoples, U-N-I, Big Pooh, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Mickey Factz, Theo, Kes Kaos, Phonte and on one track alone Montage One, Mitchy Slick, Big Twin, Diz Gibran, Stylistik Jones, Krondon, Rakaa Iriscience and Crooked I!

This Dubcnn Digital Distribution exclusive is available via the links below. On the first you can see the projects full covers and tracklist as well as the mixtape download link. On the second is the Streaming Audio option where you will be able to listen to the tape in full and also get embeddable links for your MySpace, Blogs etc.

DJ Skee Presents: Evidence - The Layover Mixtape (Free Download)

DJ Skee Presents: Evidence - The Layover Mixtape (Streaming Audio)

Enjoy "The Layover" mixtape - spread the download and streaming page links around - no direct linking - and drop your thoughts for Evidence and DJ Skee to read on our forums.

Rud

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news 1226240983 - January 1, 1970 By : So far in 2008 September 7th has racked up an incredible number of mixtapes; most notably the monthly release of his continously expanding "Western Hospitality" series.

We are now up to the twelfth installment and the Cali Untouchable DJ shows no sign of slowing down. Today, apologies for the slight delay, we can release the new edition "Western Hospitality 12: Yes We Can Edition" for free download and also in our streaming audio players.

The new release celebrates Election Day and of course the subsequent announcment of Barack Obama as President Elect.

The new CD features music from the Ya Boy, Bishop Lamont, Tuff, Crooked I, The Game, Strong Arm Steady, Roscoe Umali, Quiz, Conflict, Young Rook, Mitchy Slick, Paul Wall, Phil Da Agony, Juice, AmBrosi, Tha Dogg Pound, Get It Gang, Mike Ant, Focus, One-2, Krook, Jay Rock, Trey-C and many more.

To grab your copy for free and to check out the tracklist and covers hit the link below. You can also stream the release to embed on forums [including the Dubcnn Forums] and your blog/myspace pages using the link below that.

September 7th Presents - Western Hospitality 12 (Download Page)
September 7th Presents - Western Hospitality 12 (Streaming Page)

We urge you to check out the mixtape on the new streaming feature and of course to download it. Your feedback on both the audio players and of course the mixtape via email and on the Dubcnn Forums are welcomed. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the very latest news and media from the Cali Untouchable DJs and of course September 7th. Make sure you also check out September 7th's Video Blog From Election Day.

Rud

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news 1228252398 - January 1, 1970 By : Keys 2 the City is a groundbreaking collaboration between social media network (imeem), print magazine (URB), hip hop e-zine (hiphopdx), and blog (2dopeboyz). It is a series of mini documentaries that explore the bond between community and emcee by following them to the barbershops, BBQ joints, basketball courts, swap meets and schoolyards that produced the artists we admire today. Keys to the City will present a multimedia menu of music videos, mixtapes, albums, photos, playlists, DJ mixes, essays and mini documentaries (like this one in Oakland on Raphael Saadiq)

Keys To The City, Featuring Raphael Saadiq in Oakland

To kick off this new initiative, there will be a Keys 2 the City Launch Party with Blu and U-N-I. Blu was recently named okayplayer.coms Rookie of the Year, and just graced the cover of XXL magazine as one to watch in 09. U-N-I was recently awarded MTV Video Music Award as LAs Best Breakout Artist and featured in The Source Magazines legendary Unsigned Hype column.

Keys To The City, December 9th Featuring Blu and U-N-I [Digital Flyer]

Over the next 8 weeks, fans will get to know the MCs, DJs, OGs and architects of an LA hip-hop scene poised to jump from regional to national notoriety.

From West coast gangster living with Dre protgs Bishop Lamont and The Game to Mid-City with Murs, down to Crooked Is Long Beach to Melrose with The Knux, burritos with Blu, b-ball with U-N-I, chili fries with J. Davey, and street-wear stores with Pac Div.



JustinL

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news 1232052368 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently caught up with Terrace Martin, and he wanted to let the fans know what he has planned for the upcoming year. Terrace speaks on his two upcoming projects with Bad Lucc and J. Black, the Bishop Lamont and Snoop Dogg situation, and much more. Please look out for new music from Terrace on Dubcnn soon, and in the meantime, check out the video below:

Terrace Martin - Announcements for 2009 (Video)

From the Archives:
Terrace Martin sessions - Round Midnight (Video)
View the Terrace Martin EPK (Video)
Terrace Martin & Snoop Dogg Present - Locke High (Free Download)
Terrace Martin & Snoop Dogg Present - Locke High (Streaming Audio)

JustinL

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news 1232797744 - January 1, 1970 By :
Born in Los Angeles and started singing at the age of 12 with a Gospel group in church; where she spent most of her time. Later when she got older she started singing back ground vocals for Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson and Brandy just to name an amazing few, but her thirst to be a solo artist was not quenched until she and Alonzo Jackson were reacquainted. They met years before, but the stars were aligned the second time around when he was impressed by her growth as a writer and artist, so he invited her to come and write at a session with his then boss Dr. Dre.

That one session turned into Nikki signing with Dr. Dres publishing company Hard Working Black Folks and Nikki has had her chance to shine, co-writing Fire on 50 Cents last album(50 Cent Feat. Nicole Scherzinger) and writing and or singing LEAD and background vocals for Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Stat Quo, Bishop Lamont, Raphael Saadiq, God Body, Ginuwine, and countless others. Most recently Nikki's song "Touch Me" was featured in the film "Not Easily Broken".

Dubcnn has a smooth Dr Dre produced track below for you to check out:

Nikki Grier
"Any Day Now"Dr Dre

Hit up her myspace page and listen to another great song which features 50 Cent.

Yash

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news 1085585770 - January 1, 1970 By : From Yuks official website SmokeAlotRecords.com:

The original thug lord has done it once again. With his flawless perpetual style and untouchable verbal heat on the mic and stage, Yukmouth AKA Godzilla prepares to release his latest project United Ghettos of America Vol. 2 DVD along with a scorching soundtrack to back it up. You may most likely recognize him from the platinum Bay Area rap sensation The Luniz (also known as Luni Toonz) and their never-faded ganja anthem I Got 5 on It & The Ice Cream Man. You probably own Thugged Out: The Albulation, Thug Lord: The New Testament, Godzilla, or one of his previous power packed projects. Its nothing new. Yukmouth has a bigger body of work than Frank Sinatra and is one of the heaviest international rap sensations out there. Gaining ultimate exposure across the world throughout America, Europe, etc, Yukmouth portrays himself as the one of a kind real life thugged out west coast rapper. When it comes down to it, he has seen and done it all. Who started out in the ghettos of Oakland, California selling drugs, getting locked up, and writing his first song (The Ice Cream Man) in jail, ended up touring with Puff Daddy, Biggie, Mary J and some of the biggest names in hip hop history. During the period when recording Lunitk Muzik he landed into the hands of J. Price (CEO of Rap a lot Records in Houston, TX) who then offered him a solo record deal for which he released Thugged out: The Albulation which sold over 250,000 units with no video nor airplay. He then dropped Thug Lord: The New Testament which did just as good. In 2003 Yukmouth dropped Godzilla, his third album with Rap a Lot Records which is said to be his best album ever. What makes him flawless and one of the most respected rappers in game is the fact he stays loyal to the real and original figures in the industry and stays connected with the underground. He is mainstream but not commercial. Under his own label Smoke a lot Records, his most recent project was United Ghettos of America Vol. I the DVD and soundtrack which was one of his best works as well.

Though the critically acclaimed United Ghettos of America Vol. 1 was a sensation, volume II is said to be a hundred times better. The project will come in a DVD plus Soundtrack together in one pack unlike the first which the two was sold separately. On the soundtrack you will find the likes of exclusive songs from The Rgime, Eastwood, Young Roscoe, Tha Realest, C-Bo, Spice 1, Dru Down, Ms. Toi, Outlawz, Mac Dre, Numskull, & Tech N9ne. The soundtrack also include the singles Kalifornia Gz Yukmouth, Crooked I & E-40, Stunt 211 (50 Cent diss track) Yukmouth, Silverback Gorillas, & Bang em Smurf, We Just Wanna Thug Yukmouth & Noreaga, and I love Dro Yukmouth & Bun B. The DVD will include exclusive footage, lots of females and XXX Eye Candy Scenes, live events, performances, interviews and basically footage of how celebrities do it big. You can expect to see raw footage with Dennis Hall (Bunny Ranch), Eddie Griffin, Cedric The Entertainer, The Diplomats, Yin Yang Twins, Lil John, Too Short, Scarface, Kurupt, Tech N9ne, The Luniz, Floyd Mayweather, Suge Knight, Devin The Dude, Bishop Don Juan, Keak Da Sneak, Lil Flip, David Banner, Lisa Ray, Nelly, P. Diddy, and much more. United Ghettos of America Vol. 2 DVD will come with the soundtrack and the project is expected to drop around June/July of 2004 and will be nationally distributed. For more information on this release and/or any other Yukmouth related material, visit the official Smoke a lot Records website at www.smokealotrecords.com / www.rapalotrecords.com. For articles and/or interviews with Yukmouth, please visit Worldwide Westside Magazine at www.wwsmag.com


Nima

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news 1092762685 - January 1, 1970 By : Playa Rae is dropping his sixth project this year. It's his second mixtape, Filthy. As he puts it, he "is showing not only the underground but these major labels that he is a force to reckon with in the game." This time around he'll be showing more versatility, as he combines his rhyme skills and soulful-catchy R&B hooks.

Features & Drops from: Young Cap, Kee, Mo Gutta Game, M-Dash, Julox, Bishop & Kilo Dirtee, Chamillionaire, Chingo Bling, Fade Dogg, Flatline, Cellski, Luni Coleone, Hollow Tip, I-Rocc, Smigg Dirtee, Young Droop, Subzro & more..

It gets better. It's FREE, all you pay is shipping, which is $7.45.

You can now pre-order Playa Rae's Filthy Mixtape

"Get your order on...time to stop the talk and start supporting one of your many hard workin latins in the business" - Playa Rae

Rae has a new single out. "It's clean, simple and something both my playaz and ladies can feel....perfect for the end of summertime as well." Rae says about the track. The song's called "Nuthin' But A Dime Piece" all vocals are done by himself. It was Produced by BlissIzGood of Outshun Entertaiment from New Orleans.

"Nuthin But A Dime Piece"

It doesn't stop. For all you Screw Heads, Lean Sippers etc. Playa Rae is releasing a Slowed up version of the Filthy Mixtape. Here's the Cover

SGV

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news 1092804373 - January 1, 1970 By : YinSumi Press, the worlds first publishing house dedicated to documenting the political and social aspects of the Hip Hop sub-culture, in conjunction with www.lyricalswords.com, is proud to announce the release of Adisa Banjoko's highly anticipated book "Lyrical Swords Vol. 1: Hip Hop and Politics in the Mix" on November 2nd 2004. Edited by journalist Ali Asadullah, "Lyrical Swords" is a collection of essays and interviews on Hip Hop culture, politics and social issues written over the last decade. Hip Hop cultures political effect has been a highly discussed topic in this Presidential election year.

While new to most of America, this arena has been Adisa's stomping ground for over 15 years. "I was raised in my early days politically by my parents" says Mr. Banjoko. "In my young adult years I was raised poltically by panthers, rebellious artists, poltical activists and urban educators in my world. This book, is a cliff note of that journey."

Pioneer Hip Hop journalist, Adisa Banjoko, hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. His articles have graced the pages of The Source, The Harvard Hip Hop Archive, XXL, Vibe, Yoga Journal, Grappling, Daveyd.com, Rapstation.com, Pacific News Service, and Allhiphop.com among others. His book "Lyrical Swords" features intervews and essays with some of Hip Hop's greatest icons including Russell Simmons, Q-Tip, Everlast, Martial Arts Legend Royce Gracie, Paris, Mystic, Dilated Peoples Rakaa, Encore, Shamko Noble, Shaolin Monk Shi Yan Ming, and many others. He is easily one of the most respected, hated and loved people in the Hip Hop community.

Under the pen name ᶴThe Bishop of Hip Hopᶴ, Adisa Banjoko has entertained and educated many on Hip Hop culture, Eastern philosophy, Martial Arts, Islamic culture, and African American social issues. Host of the critically acclaimed One Mic Radio show, his poltically charged antics got him swiflty removed from the wickedly conservative 910 AM KNEW which host radio personalities such as Mike Savage and Bill O'rielly. "I knew I was doing something right, when they booted us", Adisa laughs. Nevertheless, his online support grew globally. Downloadable at www.lyricalswords.com, it has proven to be a core bridge between the Hip Hop and Political realms. Past guests include Presidential Candidate Al Sharpton, WMD Insp. Scott Ritter, Warren G, Jackie O, Paris, MC Lyte, Daz Dillenger, DJ QBert, T-La Rock and Wu-Tang Clan's Masta Killa.

Mr. Banjoko㙠s knowledge has earned him countless invitations to lecture at prestigious universities such as Harvard University, Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Santa Cruz and San Francisco State, just to name a few. He has shared the stage with political and cultural icons such as S.F. Mayor Willie Brown, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich, Hip Hop pioneer Afrika Bambataa, rap legend Chuck D, and pioneer b-boy Crazy Legs. "I'm trying to get the young people of the world to arm themselves mentally and politically. On November 2nd after you go to the polls, vote for yourself and get 'Lyrical Swords'. I'm gonna be touring the continental U.S. the next few months. I'll be walking all over the streets of the Bay, LA, NY, the ATL and Philly with these books. Wherever people are getting boxed outta the game by these snakes and fakes, I'm gonna be handing out these swords to libirate minds."

People looking for a glimpse of "the swords" can go to www.lyricalswords.com (designed by graf legend Scape Martinez) and get 3 complimentary chapters of the book sent to them via email.

For more information email Mieko at: PR@lyricalswords.com


Nima

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news 1098868924 - January 1, 1970 By : YinSumi Press, the world's first publishing house dedicated to documenting the political and social aspects of the Hip Hop sub-culture, in conjunction with www.lyricalswords.com , is proud to announce the release of Adisa Banjoko's highly anticipated book "Lyrical Swords Vol. 1: Hip Hop and Politics in the Mix" on November 2nd 2004.
"Lyrical Swords" is a collection of essays and interviews on Hip Hop culture and the political, social and spiritual trends within it. Hip Hop culture's political effect has been a highly discussed topic in this Presidential election year.
While new to most of America, this arena has been Adisa's stomping ground for over 15 years. Under the pen name "The Bishop of Hip Hop", Adisa Banjoko has entertained and educated many on Hip Hop culture, Eastern philosophy, Martial Arts, Islamic culture, and African American social issues.
His new book "Lyrical Swords" however, has garnered much attention in various media circles. Recently, Adisa Banjoko has been seen on KRON with Isabel Duron, Phil Matier and SF Mayor Willie Brown discussing the potential power of the Hip Hop vote. He was also featured on KPIX with Barbara Rogers. Hip Hop Historian Davey D featured Mr. Banjoko as a guest for "Hard Knock Radio" on KPFA radio. He was also a recent guest on Air America's radio show "Unfiltered", hosted by Hip Hop political icon Chuck D of Public Enemy. You can also find his book getting an honorable mention in the new issue of The Ave Magazine.
"Lyrical Swords" features intervews and essays with some of Hip Hop's greatest icons including Russell Simmons, Q-Tip, Everlast, Martial Arts Legend Royce Gracie, Paris, Mystic, Dilated Peoples Rakaa, Encore, Shamko Noble, Shaolin Monk Shi Yan Ming, and many others. He is easily one of the most respected, hated and loved people in the Hip Hop community.
Mr. Banjokos knowledge has earned him countless invitations to lecture at prestigious universities such as Harvard University, Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Santa Cruz and San Francisco State, just to name a few. He has shared the stage with political and cultural icons such as S.F. Mayor Willie Brown, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich, Hip Hop pioneer Afrika Bambataa, rap legend Chuck D, and pioneer b-boy Crazy Legs.
"I'm trying to get the young people of the world to arm themselves mentally and politically" stated Mr. Banjoko. On November 2nd after you go to the polls, vote for yourself and get 'Lyrical Swords'. I'm gonna be touring the continental U.S. the next few months.
Before the official tour, I'll be holding Bay Area book jams at Future Primitive Sounds in SF with Champion DJ Kid Dragon and my man B-boy Remind. On the Nov. 5th I'll be at Marcus Books in SF w/ MC Shamako Noble and AK Black. On Nov. 6th I'll be at the Rumi Bookstore in Fremont w/ MC Shamako Noble and Inspector Dbl. Negative. I will also have a mixtape dropping with my man Rob Flow from Spin Dynasty. I plan to change the way we all view Hip Hop and politics."
"I sold out of all of my pre-order books at Hip Hop events and political events here in the Bay. I sold them from the back of my Ford F-150. I learned how to hustle watching Short Dog, Master P, Andre Nickatina and E-40 do their thing. People will find me all over the streets of the Bay, LA, NY, the ATL and Philly with this wisdom. Wherever people are getting boxed outta the game by these snakes and fakes, I'm gonna be handing out these swords to liberate minds."

People looking for a glimpse of "the swords" can go to www.lyricalswords.com (designed by graf legend Scape Martinez) and get 3 complimentary chapters of the book sent to them via email.


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news 1113531143 - January 1, 1970 By : Syndicate Villain, one of Canada's leading emerging rappers, has just completed a song with California's own Crooked I titled "Greedy Eyes" which will be featured on his upcoming album "Army Of One" dropping this August on Feel Me/HRM/Warner Music Canada. The album boasts appearances by Crooked I, Nuttso from Outlawz Records, L.A.'s Persian rap star Amir, Bishop, Hydro, and Young Kazh. Youll hear this song FIRST on dubcnn.com in the coming weeks.

For now you can download When We Ride featuring Amir:

=-| Syndicate Villain - When We Ride (ft. Amir)

Enjoy, and stay tuned for more!

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news 1116318751 - January 1, 1970 By : The ever charasmatic MISTAH F.A.B. releases his sophmore album "Son Of A Pimp" through the late Mac Dre's Thizz Entertainment label today May 17th. The self-appointed "Prince Of The Bay" collaborates with Kanye West and Bay Area legends E-40, Yukmouth, Mac Mall, & E A Ski. Below is the tracklisting and features. The single of the release is "Super Sick Wid It" featuring E-40 and Turf Talk. To find out more head over to Mistah F.A.B.'s official site.


INTRO - Fabby's Mom
CRUSH ON YOU - Produced By - Teddy Bishop
STREETS OF THE BAY - Feat - PSD - Produced By: Clipto
DO IT LIVE FOR ME - Feat - Mac Mall / G.Stack (Delinquents) - Produced By - Trackademics
HEY LITTLE MAMA - Feat - Johnny Cash / Jacka - Produced By - Trackademics
KICKED OUT THE CLUB - Produced By - Sean T.
CALL HEAVEN - Produced By - Trackademics
HOODLIFE - Produced By- Swampcat
LET ME DO MY THANG - Feat - Kato / Yukmouth - Produced By - Ruff
SUPER SICK WIT IT - Feat - Turf Talk / E-40 - Produced By - Droop-E
IF "IF" WAS A 5TH - Produced By - Trackademics
IF PAPA WAS HOME - Produced by - Gennessee
MAMA SONG - Feat - Dyson - Produced By - Trackademics
N.E.W. OAKLAND - Feat - G.Stack (Delinquents) / Bavgate - Produced By - E A-Ski & CMT
CITY LIMITS - Feat - Messy Marv / Mr. Kee - Produced By - Ear Hustlers
DIS IS HOW DA GAME GOES - Feat Mac Dre (R.I.P.) / Miami - Produced By - Legendgary
WHERE'S MY DADDY - Produced By: Gennessee
U R MY ANGEL - Produced By - Trackademics

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news 1117473167 - January 1, 1970 By : After forming CIA with partner Vic Vodka in the 90's, Veteran Vancouver rapper P Man has finally hit the streets with his solo debut "The Blinding Dark". P Man reached out to a lot of people for this album, he's got Kurupt, B-Legit, Vic Vodka, Checkmate, Bishop Brigante and more. The album is currently available on the streets of Vancouver at Dipt and Eastside Urban Wear. We have 3 exlusive MP3's available for download:




1. Pain (The Blinding Dark Intro)
2. .:Bang Your Head:.
3. .:Rappers With Money (feat. Kurupt, Bishop Brigante & NaRai Hypnotic):.
4. Steet Life (feat. Brougham Camp)
5. Gangsta Gravy (feat. Lady Precise)
6. The Rat Song
7. Rush Rush
8. .:Workin Overtime (feat. B-Legit & Vic Vodka):.
9. Razor Sharp Pimpin (feat. Checkmate & Gawdbless)
10. Shake It Where You Sweat (feat. Vic Vodka & Kanabliss)
11. Hardonnay (feat. Robin Dorey)
12. Killa Cologne (feat. Vic Vodka, JT James & Bigstuff)
13. Gangsta Gravy (Stormrider B-Mix)
14. D.V.M.S. (feat. Slick J)

All songs are produced by Mr. Bigstuff.

Make sure to check out P Mans's Website for additional info.


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news 1124801629 - January 1, 1970 By : "Quit acting like Ray Liotta, Your no goodfella, not one iota, your more like a lil bottle o' soda, kinda fizzy when your open, kinda flat when its over".

Could Dusty Roze have put it any better? Some food for thought from this animated MC im about to introduce you to as part of the collective that is, Soul Shack. Soul Shack is a Multi-National, Multi-Cultural crew based out of Long Beach, California.

The group consists of Tone Blair, NDO, Fabmal, Dusty Roze & Chad Bishop. The producers of the group, Tone Blair & NDO, are Hispanic & Native American respectively and they both hail from Long Beach. Fabmal comes from Lynwood and brings a street concious flow while Dusty Roze, as i mentioned earlier, brings that animated style originally from West Palm Beach Florida. Chad Bishop got some old school sounds for you and is originally from Alabama.

Im here today to introduce you to their music and try to gather some support for a group that most definitely goes against the grain of what typifies most Westcoast Hip-Hop, and to be honest i know many of you will feel they are a breath of fresh air in a sometimes frustrating cycle of music. With a new, creative and fresh style i know some will love and some will hate, but at least try to appreciate the angle at which they approach the scene. We have the single for download along with the video for the "Ain't No Gangsta" track which i hope you will listen to and spread around, radio stations and DJ's feel free to pick this up. Tone spoke with dubcnn and said : "We defy the stereo typical westcoast hip-hop, and for that matter hip-hop worldwide. We're not caught up trying to mimic others, we're just ourselves. We are all real down to earth people, with good vibes, good music and a love for hip-hop and all music."

So check below for the "Ain't No Gangsta" single and video and look out for more audio coming soon such as "Double Deez", a solid party anthem and a track called which speaks of the desire at times to just take to the sky and escape the realities of life. There is some banging production on this release which people of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy mixed with melodic sounds and emotional and deep lyrics.

Soul Shack -
Ain't No Gangsta (MP3)

Soul Shack - Ain't No Gangsta (Video) (MOV)

Download, spread around and drop feedback over at the world famous WCC Forums.

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news 1127199431 - January 1, 1970 By :
Canada's artist of the moment, Syndicate Villain, is releasing his album today via Feel Me/Bodog Music/Warner Music Canada. This persian powerhouse has been making waves over the past few months and will be premiering his debut video on DUBCNN in the coming weeks. Army Of One features many US heavyweights including Crooked I, Nuttso, Amir, and more. The album is available in stores everywhere in Canada. Click Here to purchase it online. Below is the tracklist for the album and a few songs available for download.





1. My Life
2. Day I'm Born
3. When We Ride feat. Amir
4. American Dreams
5. Blood For Blood
6. Greedy Eyes feat. Crooked I
7. Mental Patient Intro
8. Mental Patient
9. Nympho
10.Westcoast Ridaz feat. Hydro and Nuttso
11.Chickenheads feat. Young Kazh
12.911 Intro
13.911
14.Flowin Like... feat. Hydro and Kou
15.My Way feat. Bishop
16.Army Of One Intro
17.Army Of One


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news 1128893622 - January 1, 1970 By : Scarface from the Geto Boys has recorded a reality show track with the Houston-based vocal group, Seville. The track, "The Love Is Gone" is the lead single off the groups debut album, "713 Seville Test Drive." The group, whose style blends a smooth brand of hiphop and soul-influenced R&B flavor, has already made a name for themselves prior to their debut album release. They have already graced popular tracks, including two on Lil Flip's "Undaground Legend" album, "I Shoulda Listened" and "Tonight." Now these four Houston-based vocalists, Stef (Stephen Samuels), C-Moe (Christopher Moore), Geno (Eugene Earls) and Ced B (Cedric Douglas James Bishop III) will be taking listeners on a seventeen track "713 Seville Test Drive."

The single's collaborator Scarface, who has a long list of platinum and gold albums to his name took time out, for the first time ever, to record a track with a vocal group : "Its the first time that Ive ever rapped on a song with a group that sung. I thought it was pretty cool. You have to adjust to the situation. Im thrilled to death that they even had me on their song, honestly!" said Scarface.

"The Love Is Gone," has a twist to it that could make for an explosive episode on the "Montel Williams Show." Sevilles C-Moe explains: "The conversation at the beginning of the song is real. That was not a skit." As it happens, in the studio Scarface was having a conversation on the phone with a girl, and they were having some relationship problems, the tape was rolling, and it ended up in the song. "Then, I broke up with her. This is real, Its a great song" added Scarface. When asked what he thinks will happen when his ex hears the song, Face nodded his head and said: "Shes going to recall the conversation."

"Scarface is a legend down South, this is definitely a highlight in my life to be able to record with Scarface." proclaims Gene. Stef adds, "The song is jammin. Its definitely going to make people listen." Ced B explains, "Theres a man in a situation with a female, and the relationship is all but gone." The track is produced by platinum-selling producer, Joe Traxx, a video to the single has just been filmed and will be hitting stations soon. Lookout for the album, "713 Seville Test Drive," in stores early 2006 on Lethal Entertainment.

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news 1136556977 - January 1, 1970 By : Pomona City Ryder Pimpin Young is already setting off 2006 with a bang! With his current projects "Pimpin Nation II" and "Daddys Side of the Closet" listed in the June 05 - December 05 issues of AVNs monthly magazine; as the top 25 DVDs of the year, Must See and Most Watched! Pimpin Young has gained instant attention and recognition from the industries top critics.

With the announcement of this years AVN Award Nominees in November 05, Pimpin Young is in the running to receive two of the industries top honors in the following categories:

- Best Ethnic Release for Pimpin Nation II, with cameo appearances by Goldie Loc, Slim the Mobster, Suga Free, Sugar Boogar, AJ Johnson and The Bishop Don Juan.

- Best Soundtrack for Daddys Side of the Closet featuring Silk, Chocolate, Kokane and Baby S, just to name a few.

Although this is Pimpin Youngs first AVN Nomination he is no new comer to the game. Pimpin Young is no stranger to The Annual Playas Ball having won over five trophies since 2003. The Annual Playas Ball is not a fad or gimmick. Its a prestigious honor just to be invited; only the real godfathers and pioneers true to their Pimpin attend the Playas Ball. Nominees are based on GAME recognizing GAME! Pimpin Young quotes the meaning of the word PIMP as Power in Moving People in Entertainment. He has been powerful enough to move through Pimpin his hoes, the adult film industry and through hip-hop (teachings). Pimpin Young is also getting ready to release his first solo debut Daddys Side of the Closet Pimpin is more than an artist, hes an entrepreneur juggling money, clothes and hoes all hes only ever known!

Pimpin is best known for his eight contributions to the first TRUE CRIMES video game and soundtrack. Over the last decade Pimpin Young has worked with almost every West Coast artists such as:
Pomona City Rydaz, Goldie Loc, Suga Free, Suga Booga, Slim Tha Mobster, Snoop Dog, Nate Dogg, Jellyroll, Troop, Battlecat, Kokane; are there any other West Coast artists left? His credits in music arent as important as being respected and awarded for doing what he does best... Pimpin!

Being a seasoned vet in the industry, one would think that Pimpin Young is used to all the hype. However, when asked how he feels about being nominated for an AVN award this year (also known as the Grammys of the adult industry) Pimpin quotes: "Its not magic, its just amazing!" West Coast fans stay tuned Pimpin Young is just getting started!


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news 1141215320 - January 1, 1970 By : Adisa "The Bishop" Banjoko has been putting it down for a long time, and after his amazing book "Lyrical Swords: Hip Hop and Politics in the Mix", he is now ready to drop the long awaited follow up, "Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside Rebellion".

The book contains interviews with the likes of Nas, RZA, Dilated Peoples, Paris, T-K.A.S.H., DJ Q-Bert, Balance, Afrika Bambaaata, The Frontline amongst others. This isn't your average book with rap artists talking. This is a real jewel, watch Adisa talk with your favorite artists about politics, Hip-Hop, and subjects that actually matter in today's world.

The book is dropping March 4th. You can already it order it right now at the
dubcnn store! So make sure to head over and place your order, you will not be dissapointed!

I have the commercial for the book for ya'll to check out, download it below:

Adisa Banjoko - Lyrical Swords Vol. 2 Commercial (4MB Mp4)

Make sure to hit up lyricalswords.com for more information! Shouts out to The Bishop!

Nima

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news 1148392794 - January 1, 1970 By : Bishop Brigante has been earning his stripes as a fierce emcee in Canada and is poised to explode globally now that he has signed with Bodog Music. Bishop began getting nationwide attention in Canada with the 2003 single "That's The Way" produced by Scam of Time Bandits Music. Veteran rappers Sticky Fingaz and MC Lyte signed on for the remix of the song, wich was distributed nation wide.

2004 brought Bishop to audiences across the Nation opening for the likes of Busta Rhymes, G Unit and Young Buck.

It was also the year Bishop released "About 2 Change" his premier single release which launched Bishops video career beyond emcee battles. "About 2 Change" received heavy rotation on Canadas Much Music and MTV. The video also won him the Urban World Film Festival award, for "Best Video of the Year" in New York City. With a thug-next-door charisma that translates on and off the mic, Bishop was quickly recruited from the stage to the screen. To date, he's appeared on several Canadian series. This includes a cameo role in the CBC urban drama series Drop The Beat, a lead role in the UPN hip hop industry series Platinum, and a starring role in the critically-acclaimed feature film NARC, along side Ray Liotta and Jason Patric.

Bishop grabbed his place in Canadian hip hop history when he took New York City to the mat as the first Canadian emcee to battle on "Freestyle Fridays," BET's weekly showdown on 106 & Park. Winning the clash three weeks in a row, he returned home a national hero and dropped "The Best of Bishop Freestyles," a mix CD showcasing previously unreleased tracks and Freestyles.

With the launch of the Bodog Music label worldwide, Bishop has been invited to join the established roster of outstanding talents. Bishop adds to a strong lineup of urban artists, including Warren G (Bodog Music UK) and Dead Celebrity Status, who are launching their music worldwide on Bodog Music. Aggressive and honest, Bishop is sure to churn out a sound that is exciting and fresh.

Bishop Brigante -
About To Change

To learn more visit the Official Website and stay tuned to dubcnn.com

Adon

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news 1181921293 - January 1, 1970 By : One of Canada's biggest names, Bishop Brigante, is out of the studio and is ready to drop his hot new joint, "It's Fo' Twenty," featuring the one and only Nate Dogg. This sure-fire club anthem is the first single off his upcoming album, The Life of a Gambler, being released on Bodog Music in September.

The duo recorded the track during Bishop's recent trip to LA where he was putting the finishing touches on his album. Plans are in motion to shoot a video for "It's Fo' Twenty" as well with RT! who recently directed Xzibit's "Concentrate" and also directed all of Bishop's previous videos which garnered heavy rotation on Much Music.

Download the song below:

Bishop Brigante feat. Nate Dogg -
It's Fo Twenty

Be sure to request "It's Fo' Twenty" on your local radio station and look for Bishop's new album in stores this fall!

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news 1202082239 - January 1, 1970 By : The Shady capo Cashis from the O.C. has been on his grind, recently releasing his "Bogish Boy Vol. 2" mixtape, while still blasting out new street tracks on a daily basis.

Today we have a special Cashis drop for ya'll, we have put together a new mixtape that we called "The Leak", with 15 new Cashis joints on there, over both original and borrowed beats. All original beats are produced by Rikkinati except for one track produced by C-Major, who also mixed all the songs.

Don't sleep on this, this is something to feed the streets while Cashis is working on his Shady Records solo debut "Loose Cannon", which is currently set to drop in the summertime. We'll keep you updated on the latest, for now go ahead and download "The Leak" below:

Dubcnn presents Cashis - "The Leak" (Mixtape)

Enjoy the music, and be on the lookout for more news on the producer Rikkinati, and of course on Cashis & Shady Records.

Cashis just sent us a message for the dubcnn visitors, check it out below:

"Thanx Nima and errbody at dubcnn.com!! We finally got a home 2 put out real quality, non watered down muzic! Much Love to errbody nominated at the Justo's: my pahtnahz 40 Glocc, Skee and Warrior.. And much love to the 1's I don't clicc with too! It'z about the West winning, (note to my enemies: we will handle ours at a discrete time, and keep it on the West, family bidness stayz in the house, if we beef in the public eye... we all lose! If we really be street about it, u and I will know, but the outcome wouldn't result in damaging your image, which results in loss of income!!!).

All the West iz about 2 be best and I'ma be in the crowd supporten all ya'll!! Thanx 4 downloading "The Leak". Yeah nigga we guranteed 2 win next year! U tell me who can c it! Much love to new west and the west coast originators... From Diego to the Bay! Ya'll let a Loose cannon from South East Side Chicago, come here, and get rich! I ain't never leaving. I appreciate all the love. Young De, B. Real, and Kurupt, what up my Audio Hussla Niggaz!! G'z up, don't ease up ya'll!!

From Shady Capo/Blacc Jesus/Ca$his. Loose Cannon Double CD drops the week of 7-27-08 ask King Mathers, anybody in my Shady family, or my Interscope family!! I'ma keep leaking joints through dubcnn, so stay checcen folk!! Stay poppen Shady LTD tags! 227 ya'll! The West got 2 platinum plaques last year. The Re-Up, yeah succa, I'm on 8 jointz.. another W for the West Coast! And The Game's Doctor's Advocate went plat (extra big ups 2: G-Unit/Aftermath/Geffen). '08 I'ma do it again, solo this time. G.Malone, Bishop, Hot Rod, Clyde Carson, 40 Glocc, Lil E, these are the guranteed releases I know of this year... That should be 7 new plaques! If we don't get it now, the doors will close ya'll! Cuz you know Snoop gone get his and Detox, is unfair to count, because...who can fucc wit Dre??
" - Cashis

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news 1209624805 - January 1, 1970 By : Following the recent events in the case of the Sean Bell Murder, the acclaimed writer Adisa Banjoko, The Bishop of Hip-Hop, has penned this article and allowed Dubcnn to be one of the bearers of the message he presents.

"Passing The Torch of Police Brutality: Sean Bell & The Solution" provides a look at the recent acquittal of the Police who had been charged with killing the 23 year old in 2006 and investigates how the system is failing people on so many levels.


Passing The Torch of Police Brutality: Sean Bell & The Solution (Article)

Our thanks to Adisa Banjoko for allowing us to publish this piece of his work. Take some time to read over his thoughts and think over his conclusions - the time to act is now.

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news 1220626901 - January 1, 1970 By : Last week we saw Barstow, CA rapper Clinton Wayne send out a diss track to Compton's Hot Dollar in reaction to comments that Hot had made in his song "I Am Detox" a few days earlier, where he shouted out a list of West Coast artists and added that "If I ain't mentioned your name, you made it hard to find it".

Hot Dollar responded with a track called "Shit Stain (No Bodys)" on which he flowed for over 8 minutes and since then the discussions on
the forums have been flamed up, discussing which of the two got the advantage.

Clinton Wayne just sent us a new diss that he called "Lamont Sanford", also no less than 8 minutes, on which he raps over a selection of instrumentals and responds to Hot's "Shit Stain" track. Check it out below:

Clinton Wayne - Lamont Sanford (Hot Dollar Diss V.2)

Let's see what happens next...

Nima

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news 1229552753 - January 1, 1970 By : Snoop Dogg just officially released his "Christmas In Tha Dogghouse" album, and it is available for purchase through iTunes, SnoopDogg.com, and other online digital retailers. The album features new tracks from Tha Dogg Pound, Soopafly, Nate Dogg, Bad Lucc, Damani, J. Black, Half Dead, Twinz, Uncle Chucc and The Hustle Boyz. For more information and to listen to the new single check out Snoop Dogg on MySpace Music: Myspace.com/SnoopDogg

iTunes Purchase Link: Snoop Dogg presents Christmas In Tha Dogghouse

1. Christmas Intro - Snoop Dogg
2. Xmas on Soul - J Black f/ Snoop Dogg
3. This Christmas - Tha Dogg Pound f/ Chris Starr
4. A Gift That Keeps On Giving - Damani f/ Chris Starr
5. A New Xmas - The Hustle Boyz f/ Uncle Chucc
6. I Miss Them Days - Soopafly
7. A Very Special Christmas - Uncle Chucc
8. Twas the Night Before Xmas - Damani f/ Snoop Dogg
9. My Little Mama Trippin On Xmas - Bad Lucc
10. Just Like Xmas - Half Dead and the Twinz
11. Look Out - Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nate Dogg
12. When was Jesus Born - Lil Gee
13. Xmas Trees - Kurupt f/ Chris Starr
14. Everyday is Like Christmas To Me - Damani
15. "Christmas in The Hood" - Daz Dillinger f/ Deacon
16. "The Grinch" - Bad Lucc
17. It's Christmas Time - The Hustle Boyz f/ Chris Starr
18. "Landy In My Egg Nog" - Bad Lucc & Soopafly
19. Christmas Outro - Snoop Dogg
20. A Pimp's Christmas Song - Snoop Dogg f/ Jake the Flake and Don Juan Bishop


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