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news 1182373583 - December 31, 1969 By : We've been constantly updating you on Delaware rapper Fred Knuxx, who's been grinding relentlessly on the streets and online. He's currently putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album "Delafornia", which will document his connection with California, with features such as Spider Loc, Eastwood, Akil from Jurassic 5, Bad Lucc, Jazzy D, Bangloose, Problem, Mykestro, Dresta The Gangsta, Coniyac and many more.

He just released an album sampler for "Delafornia", which features snippets to a couple of the songs, as well as Knuxx himself commenting on his album. To download the 8 minute sampler, click below:

Fred Knuxx - Delafornia (Album Sampler)

Keep it locked right now for further information on this project soon!

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news 1188899610 - December 31, 1969 By : Delaware's own Fred Knuxx has been a staple artist on Dubcnn since 2004 with his various releases and appearances on projects coast to coast. From his DJ Kurupt hosted mixtape; "The Repo Man - Taking The Game Back," which can be downloaded here, to his long awaited debut album "Delafornia."

In June we released the "Delafornia" album sampler, an 8 minute showcase of the album that will feature artists including Spider Loc, Eastwood, Akil from Jurassic 5, Bad Lucc, Jazzy D, Bangloose, Problem, Mykestro, Dresta The Gangsta, Coniyac and many more - due for release in late 2007.

Today we are back with news that one of the hardest working men in the industry is preparing three releases that will lead up to his debut album; one a mixtape entitled "Face Of De" due out next week, and two collaboration projects, one with AO and the second with westcoast up and comer Noni Spitz entitled "Coastal Conflict."

We have some audio from the latter project "Coastal Conflict" to premiere today, a freestyle track with Fred Knuxx and Noni Spitz entitled "The Game." The new record sees the duo do what they do best over the beat of the same name produced by Kanye West from Common's latest album "Finding Forever."

Fred Knuxx & Noni Spitz - The Game

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media on Fred Knuxx, Jazzy Management and Starcore Entertainment.

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news 1085557499 - December 31, 1969 By : Awww shit! The time has come! After the project was first announced back in November 2003, the highly anticipated Dubcnn.com & Westcoastaftershock.com Present... West Coast Unified Vol. 1 is finally here for ya'll to pre-order right now!
We brought you a cover for it a while ago, well, we've picked a different one, you can see it to your left, to enlarge it, simply click on it! That's Mr. Bad Azz right there on the cover, the person who's gonna take you through the CD, commenting here and there and introducing songs. The tracklisting has changed a little too, we added an exclusive drop fron the incarcerated Ras Kass, we have a brand new cut by Young Lucky on there, and some other minor changes.
The CD is dropping May 11th, online, in Australia, in New Zealand, in Norway, in Sweden, in Finland, in Denmark, and it will drop a few weeks later in stores all over the United States, and hopefully Japan and England. Yup, an independent release by a website that's gonna have distribution ALL OVER THE WORLD! Goes to show how hot the CD is. Now ya'll know like I know how it's a pain to drop 18 bucks on a CD, or whatever stores charge nowadays... That's why West Coast Unified Vol. 1 is gonna cost you only $8,99 plus shipping, and that for 25 tracks!

Okay enough advertising, let's get to it. You can either order through Paypal, through our online store with your credit card (gonna be up next week), through a Money Order, or just send cash.

To order the CD through PayPal, click
Here.
To order the CD through Money Order, send $8,99 plus $2,99 for shipping to: (IMPORTANT: Please Include Your Mailing Adress So We Know Where To Send The CD To, Or Else You Won't Be Able To Get It!!)

Premium Financial Solutions
Lonngatan 50 B
21449 Malmo
Sweden

The same adress goes for people who want to pay Cash, $8,99 plus $2,99 to the adress above.

Our online store is gonna be up next week for everybody who doesn't have a paypal account and wants to pay with their credit card.

The CD is diverse, there's something for everybody on there, theres smooth laid back smoke tracks, party tracks, etc. And with production by the likes of Warren G, Dj Battlecat, Scott Storch, Damizza, DJ Quik, E A Ski, Big Saccs, Prodeje, Davey D, tha chill, Fredwreck, Meech Wells, Chag G, Baka Boys, Dj Mark 7, Mike Smoove & Mecca Music, Dj Slip, CL Cutz & More, and tracks by Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, Ras Kass, Scipio, Bad Azz, Knocturnal, E-A Ski, Daz Dillinger, E-White, South Central Cartel, Young Lucky, Daddy V, Chag G, Kay9ine and many many more, you know it's gonna be hot!

If you slept on the ALBUM SAMPLER we posted a few weeks ago, make sure to download it right now:

-=| West Coast Unified Vol. 1 Album Sampler |=-

And here is the completed tracklisting again:

01. Bad Azz Intro
02. Big Saccs - Intro
03. Sean T, Mista Cane & Arsen - West Coast Unified (Stand Strong)
04. Bad Azz Presents Crooked I - Everyday
05. Tha Chill - The Truth
06. Ras Kass - Exclusive Drop From Jail
07. Scipio - City Of Angels
08. Bad Azz Presents Daddy V & Bad Azz - Weed Blowin'
09. Neshay ft. Neb Luv & Roscoe - Play That Song
10. The Game Presents Young Lucky - Strike Back
11. Bad Azz Presents Moss Maja - Gangsta Stroll
12. Warren G ft. Chuck Taylor - Turn It Up Now
13. Balance - Way I Am Remix (Ft. Knoc)
14. Chag G ft. Lil HD, Ecay Uno, Cee Wee 3, 2 Man Loc - West Coast Streets
15. Bad Azz Presents Kay9ine - Kay9ine Is Back
16. Frontline ft. E-A Ski - What Is It
17. Mc Ren Presents Xzibit, Tash, Defari - Cali Kings
18. C-Bo Presents Young Lucky ft Jay Tee & FJ - Fake Homies
19. Bad Azz Presents Lifestyle - Gotta Be The Music
20. Damizza Presents Nate Dogg, Roscoe & Sixx John - Nasty Gurl
21. Neb Luv (5 Footaz) ft. Crisstyle (IV Life Fam) - Road Rage
22. South Central Cartel - Bang Like A Bitch
23. Yukmouth Presents DJ Quik & Playa Hamm - Come Together
24. The Prophet - My Bizzness
25. Warren G Presents Snoop Dogg, Warren G, E-White, Bad Azz, Kokane, & Daz - After Dark
26. Bad Azz Outro


May 11th! It's going down ya'll! Spread the word!

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news 1104459361 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn.com recently sat down to speak with up and coming artist Fred Knuxx. Fred spoke about his mixtapes, upcoming project, himself as an artist, the Hip Hop game, his main influences and much more.

To check out the interview, click
here.

Enjoy!

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news 1105690885 - December 31, 1969 By : What's going on? Remember that Young Dre aka The Truth mixtape "Past Present Future" I told ya'll about? (If you missed the update, scroll down the page a bit to check it out).
Well as promised I'm back with some exclusive audio from the mixtape. Matter of fact I put together a 5 minute sampler of the mixtape, to give ya'll an idea of what most of the songs sound like.
Keep in my mind that these recordings are about 2-3 years old, Young Dre's new solo stuff is actually shitting on this, although that may seem hard to believe.

The first song on the sampler is produced by Dr. Dre and is called "Synonomous II". Other producers include Rick Rock & Fredwreck. Check out the sampler in MP3 quality below, and be on the lookout for the mixtape to drop on mixtapemp3.com.

Young Dre The Truth - Past Present Future Mixtape Sampler (4mb)

And for those who STILL don't have it:

Young Dre - Hood National

Check out our interview with Young Dre from last month here.

Enjoy!

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news 1111422925 - December 31, 1969 By : I'm sure you remember the interview I conducted with Fred Knuxx a few months ago. Well this up and coming cat hooked me up with some new HEAT for ya'll to check out.

I'm serious, Fred Knuxx got mad skills, make sure to check out 3 of his tracks below, one of them is called "The Next Big Thing", and the man ain't even lying, he could be, the next big thing. "Man Listen" and his "West Coast Freestyle" aren't to be slept on neither.

Check out the songs below:

Fred Knuxx - Man Listen


Fred Knuxx - The Next Big Thing


Fred Knuxx - West Coast Freestyle

Enjoy, and lookout for much more coming from Knuxx soon!

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news 1113604285 - December 31, 1969 By : DJ Kurupt has set out to find the hottest unsigned hype artist. One of our own featured artist-Fred Knuxx is on the mixtape.

Please support the artist and Vote!


Click Here to Download the mixtape.
VOTE & LISTEN to the contestants!


also visit Fred Knuxx official website WWW.FREDKNUXX.COM


Yash

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news 1116807482 - December 31, 1969 By : As ya'll know DJ Kurupt is out to find the hottest unsigned artist. One of our very own featured artists, Fred Knuxx is featured on the mixtape.

I have two video clips of Fred Knuxx live performances. The video clips are courtesy of Resyn at image events from Fred Knuxx upcoming DVD "The Press Kit".

Check out the clips below:

Fred Knuxx Live At Club Fantasion Part 1

Fred Knuxx Live At Club Fantasion Part 2

Make to take the time and download the "Streets Is Talkin'" mixtape now if you haven't got it yet, and vote below:

DJ Kurupt Presents - The Streetz Is Talkin' Mixtape

Vote Here!

Enjoy!

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news 1123620245 - December 31, 1969 By : My boy Fred Knuxx is back with some knowledge! Last time I broke you off with his two bangers "Man Listen" and "The Next Big Thing", and now I got three exlcusive heaters for ya'll to download!

The first track is called "Evil Thoughts", a real powerful and deep track. "Your heart means well but your mind is corrupt, the beginning of a sin starts with a evil thought". Check it out:

Fred Knuxx - Evil Thoughts

The next song is called "Ya'll Already Know". This one shows a different side of Fred Knuxx, he flows easily over the beat: "Actin' like you holdin' weight, but you lookin' bolemic".

Download below:

Fred Knuxx - Ya'll Already Know

And last but not least is my personal favorite, "Dear Iraq" a freestyle by Fred, make sure to grab this one, Fred gettin' political:

Fred Knuxx - Dear Iraq Freestyle

Enjoy, and look for more heat from Fred Knuxx soon!


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news 1134985801 - December 31, 1969 By : Delaware hip-hop artist Fred Knuxx, who we've been updating you on for the past motnhs, signs a management deal with Brennan Sayre's Trendsetta Management and Marketing company. Fred Knuxx best known for being the winner of DJ Kurupts unsigned hype contest which put him up against the hottest unsigned artists in the rap industry. Knuxx has performed at numerous clubs throughout the east coast and sold over 5,000 copies of his debut album "Best of The Best".

For more information please check out
trendsetta.com/fredknuxx.

Be on the lookout for some exclusive audio from Fred Knuxx soon!

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news 1150730671 - December 31, 1969 By : "My heart is filled with bullets, while my brain is a clip. My mouth is a gun and my tongue pulls the trigger, so when I speak from the heart, that's how I kill n*ggas." - Fred Knuxx, "The Future"

We've hooked up once again with Delaware's 'Big Deal' Fred Knuxx aka 'The Repo Man' for an exclusive interview. The MC just released his new mixtape entitled "The Repo Man: Taking The Game Back", hosted by DJ Kurupt.

Knuxx told us about the Delaware Hip-Hop scene, how he got into the game, the DJ Kurupt mixtape contest, MC'ing and the rap game in general, of course the new mixtape "The Repo Man", aswell as plans for the future and upcoming projects.

To check out the interview now, click
here!

I also have two preview tracks from "The Repo Man" mixtape for ya'll to check out. One is a freestyle over the Dear Summer beat called "Dear Iraq", where Fred Knuxx shows his deeper side, speaking on the controversial war in the Middle East and politics. The second one, "The Future", is a track showcasing Knuxx' rhyming skills, as he boasts about being 'the next big thing'. Judge for yourself, listen to the tracks below:

Fred Knuxx - Dear Iraq

Fred Knuxx - The Future

To hear more songs and to order "The Repo Man" mixtape, hit up Knuxx' page at fredknuxx.com or myspace.com/fredknuxx.

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news 1155454188 - December 31, 1969 By : Someone remind me what we keep doing? Oh yeah, dropping the latest news, most indepth interviews, hottest audio and helping break new artists.

So once again another fine day for young upcoming talent, first featured on dubcnn back in 2004 [see dubcnn's December 2004 interview with
Fred Knuxx], and most recently interviewed in June of this year [see that interview with Fred Knuxx], the Delaware native has signed a management deal with West Coast legend Jazzy D.


Jazzy D and his roster of new artists signed under the 'Jazzy Management' organisation are looking stronger with every new recruit. For those unfamiliar with Jazzy D; slap yourselves, if you've ever heard of "Gangsta Granny" featured on countless Westcoast releases, mixtapes and radio then you are indeed listening to Jazzy D. Jazzy is now putting all his influence behind a host of up and coming youngsters who are a part of 'Jazzy Management' - the latest individual to be the afforementioned Fred Knuxx.

Fred Knuxx is not slowing down now; with the success of his most recent mixtape "The Repo Man...Taking The Game Back" fresh in everyones mind; where DJ Kurupt & Fred ensure dubcnn get a mention, Fred Knuxx is already back in the lab working on a new project called "Delafornia," a project that will showcase the Delaware MC with California's best spitters. Be on the look out for news on that project right here on dubcnn. Check out Fred Knuxx on MySpace.

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news 1159618505 - December 31, 1969 By : North Carolina's Put Yourself Out connection Eddie Kane Jr is currently finalising his new mixtape for release in October.

The mixtape is set to feature artists including Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., Fred Knuxx, Genovese, Dashawn (Ultimate Hustler Show) and SUPe.

We have a track that will be on the mixtape entitled; "My Turn" which features Shade Sheist [who also produced the record] and Fred Knuxx; both of whom co-incidently have had interviews with dubcnn recently.

You can follow the name links to both the
Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. and Fred Knuxx interviews.

Eddie Kane Jr - My Turn (Feat. Shade Sheist & Fred Knuxx) (Produced By Shade Sheist)

Check out the track and stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on this and future Put Yourself Out projects. For the latest on Eddie Kane Jr or to contact him you can reach him at his MySpace page.

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news 1161196080 - December 31, 1969 By : Starcore Ent & Fred Knuxx have teamed up with dubcnn to bring you the latest Fred Knuxx mixtaoe "The Repo Man - Taking The Game Back" for paid download. The mixtape has been recieved great reviews, and has sold over 5,000 copies independently.

With tracks like "Live From The Temple", a 4-minute live freestyle over all Wu-Tang beats, "Dear Iraq" and "The Future", its no wonder why Fred Knuxx' name is on every labels radar. "The Repo Man" contains 23 banging tracks on which Fred Knuxx showcases his skills as an MC.

So go ahead and download "The Repo Man - Taking The Game Back", hosted by DJ Kurupt for only $4,99 below:



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news 1162132206 - December 31, 1969 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.

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news 1170373300 - December 31, 1969 By : We've got a brand new track that North Carolina artist Eddie Kane recorded with Delaware's Fred Knuxx and Barstow, Ca rapper Clinton Wayne. Jazzy Management in full motion! They connected to rap over Snoop Dogg's Dr. Dre-produced track "Imagine", off "Tha Blue Carpet Treatment".

The song, off Eddie Kane's upcoming mixtape, is called "Solemnly Swear" and has the three MC's telling stories over the smooth Dre beat. Get it below:

Eddie Kane -
Solemnly Swear (ft. Fred Knux & Clinton Wayne)

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news 1170777953 - December 31, 1969 By : We have some new Fred Knuxx audio for ya'll! The Delaware artist, who's been rolling with Jazzy Management, is currently putting the finishing touches on his project "Delafornia". We've been reporting on the project since its beginning, so it's only right we keep bringing you the latest info.

Fred just laced us with a new exclusive called "Buzz Is Loud", which you can check out below:

Fred Knuxx -
Buzz Is Loud

We also have another song, which is just a teaser and will not appear on the CD, called "Diary Pt. 1", which you can get below. The song is produced by El Sheriffo from Malmo, Sweden.

Fred Knuxx - Diary Pt. 1

Look out for "Delafornia Project" coming soon, featuring Eastwood, Glasses Malone, Spider Loc, Akil, Dre'sta, Problem, Noni Spitz, Mykestro & Kanary Diamonds to name a few.

Make sure to check out Fred Knuxx on MySpace and at fredknuxx.com.

Nima

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news 1173170154 - December 31, 1969 By : Over recent years we have kept you up to date with East coast raised, Eddie Kane Jr and his material with Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E. and the Put Yourself Out group.

Today we are back with some new mixtape material from Eddie Kane as he looks to establish himself further on a new streetape. "It Is What It Is: Volume 1" combines Witty wordplay, murderous metaphors & hard-hittin reality infested music throughout and is sure to get people talking across the globe. The new project is presented by Germany's mixtape king DJ Red Devil, the tracklist to which can be seen below along with two exclusive track for download.

DJ Red Devil & Eddie Kane Jr - "It Is What It Is: Volume 1":
Front Cover

01) Red Devil & Eddie Kane - Intro
02) Bang Bang Bang!
03) Skit 1
04) Put Some Money In The Tank (Feat. Jon Notty)
05) P Y izz O
06) Skit 2
07) Crack Music (Feat. Truth)
08) Pourin Up (Remix) (Feat. Pimp C & Bun B)
09) Pimp In Distress
10) Show Me Where Da Spot
11) Skit 3
12) My Turn (Feat. Shade Sheist & Fred Knuxx)
13) Luv 4 Da West Coast (Produced By DJ Ca$$)
14) Skit 4
15) Hey Yo (Feat. Shade Sheist & Nune)
16) E 2 Da K
17) Shawty What"s Happening
18) Skit 5
19) Chicken Noodle Coup (Feat. Supe)
20) Blast Squeeze First
21) Cinematic
22) Big Money Talk
23) Red Devil & Eddie Kane - Outro

Enjoy the new music and make you sure you take time to visit the Official "It Is What It Is" Project Myspace page. We will keep you up to date on the latest from Eddie Kane and the PYO camp.

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news 1174638193 - December 31, 1969 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.

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news 1175375210 - December 31, 1969 By : To many DJ-Age will be a new name however you should be aware that this talented DJ has been cutting it up for years now and is ready to take steps to the next level.

With this in mind DJ-Age, who has been producing incredible mixes of your favourite artists material including, has just released his long awaited; "From My Block 2 Yours" mixtape collection.



We are classing it as collection as he has compiled three discs worth of hot new material for this set, some tracks that you will have seen over recent months right here and a selection that will be fresh and new. This is a seemless

We are proud to have the full three disc set for download for all our readers, artists who appear include; Gangsta Granny, Crooked I, Bangloose, N.U.N.E. & Shade Sheist, Westside Bugg, Ras Kass, 40 Glocc, Jayo Felony, Keak Da Sneak, Drastik, E-White, Meech Wells, Spider Loc, A-Pinks, Sly Boogy, Bad Lucc, Mykestro, Scan, El Prez, Quiz, Akadimik, Shame, Clinton Wayne, K-Active, Problem, Xl Middleton, Dreamz, Kokane, Shadow, Sporty Loco, Soopafly, Big Syke, Kam, Wallet, RBX, Dre'sta, Damizza, Jim Gittum, Gail Gotti, Scipio, Roccett, Dynamic Certified, S.O.P, Suga Free, Dirty Birdy, Element, Mr Midas, Fred Knuxx and countless more

To view the tracklists, the full size mixtape cover and to download all three discs ensure you click the link below to go to our "From My Block 2 Yours" download page. Rest assured you will not be dissapointed by the seemless mixing, the musical quality and the incredible arrangement of this project - download it, burn it and bump it!

Dubcnn Presents: DJ-Age - From My Block 2 Yours (Mixtape Download Page)


In related news DJ-Age just informed us that he is in talks with Crooked I with a view to doing the official mixes for Dynasty Records. Stay tuned for more news on that as well as how you can get your hands on some hard copies of this mixtape in the coming weeks.

Rud

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news 1189672155 - December 31, 1969 By : Over recent years we have been continuously releasing material that North Carolina artist Eddie Kane has been putting out and today is no exception.

The East coast raised, West Coast influenced Eddie Kane has been working with Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E. and the Put Yourself Out group as well as other Dubcnn featured artists including Fred Knuxx and Clinton Wayne over the past two years and some those names feature on his latest mixtape release. "Stick 2 Tha Script" is a mixtape featuring his most recent tracks, some of which were premiered on Dubcnn, as well as all new records.

The mixtape is Eddie Kane's second this year, following up on "It Is What It Is: Volume 1," and has been released for Free Download on Dubcnn as part of our Digitial Distribution Network.

To view the full cover and tracklist as well as to listen to some tracks - including the tracks with Shade Sheist, Clinton Wayneand Fred Knuxx - before downloading the full project, click the link below.

Eddie Kane - Stick 2 Tha Script (Free Mixtape Download)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from Eddie Kane over the coming months.

Rud

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news 1190060823 - December 31, 1969 By : Fred Knuxx has linked up with G-Unit artist Spider Loc to deliver the new street single "Ain't No Stopping Us" produced by X-plosive & Gee from his upcoming project Delafornia scheduled for release later this year!

Fred Knuxx -
Ain't No Stopping Us feat. Spider Loc

Delafornia (Delaware & California) is a hip hop project that's uniting the east & west with features from Spider Loc, Akil Tha MC (Jurassic 5), Glasses Malone, Bad Lucc, Coniyiac, Eastwood, Mykestro, Bangloose, Problem, Noni Spitz and many more.

Be on the lookout for more freestyles and songs from Fred Knuxx.

Yash

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news 1195776530 - December 31, 1969 By : Fred Knuxx is no stranger to dubcnn, the Delaware rapper who's been bridging the gap between D.E. and California through his many collaborations with West Coast artists and his work with Jazzy Management, is back with the free release of his anticipated mixtape "Face Of D.E.", which we've been telling you about for the past months.

The mixtape features 22 tracks showcasing Fred Knuxx's talent, and giving listeners the proper introduction to a state which isn't really known for Hip-Hop music. We have the full mixtape available for free download, click below:

Fred Knuxx - Face Of D.E. (Mixtape) (Hosted by DJ K, Mixed by DJ Fusion)

For those of you who want to preview a few tracks before downloading, you can listen to four preview tracks on the downlaod page, to get an idea of the sound of Fred Knuxx incase you haven't heard him before. Let me assure you though, the boy is definitely talented, and it seems like others are starting to recognize it too, as Fred Knuxx was voted amongst the Top 51 unsigned artists in VIBE Magazine's latest issue! Incase you haven't seen it, you can check it out on Page 137.

Enjoy the "Face of D.E." Mixtape and keep it locked to dubcnn for the latest on Fred Knuxx.



Nima

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news 1203452450 - December 31, 1969 By : Fred Knuxx will be a familiar name to dubcnn visitors, the Delaware native has been on his grind for the past few years heavily connecting with California and making a name for himself in the underground, being named one of Vibe Magazine's Top 51 unsigned artists.

We've got a new joint from his upcoming album "Delafornia" for ya'll, which is also features on Crooked I's new mixtape "St. Valentine's Day Bossacre". The fierce lyrical track is called "Freedom Pt. 2" and was produced by X-Plosive:


Fred Knuxx - Freedom Pt. 2 (ft. Crooked I)

Also for those in the tri-state area, come check out Fred Knuxx performing live at his Hip Hop show called "The Main Attraction". The show features Fred Knux, along with other talented Delaware artists like AO, Dom 1 & Ill Strip at the East End Cafe in Newark, Delaware. They will also be filming the video for the smash sinlge "Get Lost" at this event on Friday Feb. 29th. Make sure you attend to see "The Big Deal" tear down the stage!


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news 1211678449 - December 31, 1969 By : It's about time for another edition of dubcnn's "Weekend Audio"! Before we start with the music the dubcnn staff would like to congratulate Daz Dillinger, who turns 35 on May 25th. Happy birthday to the Dogg Pound Gangsta. Now let's continue on with this weekend's audio specials.

Let's start it off with a San Quinn single, off Quinn's long awaited solo album "From A Boy To A Man", which is set to drop in August through SMC Records. Quinn has been one of the leading voices of the Bay Area for years and delivers a heater once again with his new single "They're All Waiting On Me":

San Quinn -
They're All Waiting On Me

Next is a new single by Self Scientific, the Hip-Hop duo consisting of Aftermath's super producer DJ Khalil and Los Angeles rhymer Chace Infinite. It's about time for Khalil to start lacing his partner again with his beats after killing the industry through the past year. Their new single shows they haven't lost their chemistry. It's called "Of Our Own" and is off the upcoming album "Come In Peace, Prepare For War":

Self Scientific - Of Our Own

Let's get to Washington DC rap sensation Wale, who's buzz has been growing by the day. Bun B mentioned him as one of his favorites in his dubcnn interview, he's co-signed by Kanye West and Jay-Z, and now he's officially under the wing of musical mastermind Mark Ronson. It looks like this could be Wale's year and in preparation for his album, the shoe fanatic is releasing a "Mixtape About Nothing". We have a track off the tape available for ya'll to check out, peep "The Perfect Plan" below:

Wale - The Perfect Plan

We've been reporting on Delaware rapper Fred Knuxx for a minute now. His planned solo album "Delafornia" still hasn't come out, but he's keeping the buzz alive through various mixtape appearances, and will be putting a new video to "Get Lost" and a new tape called "The King Of Grind" within the next few weeks. On there he jumped on Prodigy's joint "The Life" off P's current LP "HNIC 2", check it out below:

Prodigy - The Life (Remix) (ft. Fred Knuxx)


Let's get to another artist who long time dubcnn visitors will be familar with. I'm talking about South Central's own Wallet. We brought you his mixtape "In My Grindtime Vol. 2" last year, and now he's leaked a new street single on which he linked up with producer Dem Jointz. The track has a cool little club feel to it, definitely worth a listen. Check out "Sittin' High" by Wallet producedy by Dem Jointz below:

Wallet - Sittin' High (Prod. by Dem Jointz)


Last but not least is a new single by up and coming rapper Trey-C. He reached out to Glasses Malone and Ya Boy to join him on the remix of his track "Showboatin'", which also features singer Matt Blaque, who you heard on Yukmouth's "Hey Boy". The result is certified banger with mainstream appeal, make sure to check out the "Showboatin' (Remix)" below:

Trey-C - Showboatin' (Remix) (ft. G. Malone, Ya Boy & Matt Blaque)

We hope you enjoyed this edition of Weekend Audio, check back with us next weekend for more!

Nima

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news 1221959417 - December 31, 1969 By : We've got a brand new banger from Delaware's Fred Knuxx today, featuring Akil the MC from Jurassic 5. The song is called "Bring Back More." Check it out below.

Fred Knuxx -
Bring Back More (ft. Akil The MC)

Make sure to check out Fred Knuxx on Myspace. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest new music.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1085557176 - December 31, 1969 By : Just to remind ya'll, our West Coast Unified Vol.1 CD is still dropping this week, so if you haven't got your order in yet, you can do so now! Rarely have we ever seen so many multi platinum artists on the same CD with underground and up and coming talents in the game. You get everything on this one, from songs to kick back blaze one to, to a song which makes you think about life, to songs to just party and dance to.

And for only $8,99 plus shipping, you get 26 blazing songs.

You can either order it via PayPal, by clicking
HERE, or if you don't use PayPal, you can go through our online shop by clicking on the link to your right or click here.
To order through Money Order or Cash, contact us at contact@dubcnn.com.

Check out the Front and Back Covers again below:

Front Cover | Back Cover

And the 12min Album Sampler:

-=| West Coast Unified Album Sampler |=-

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news 1085557950 - December 31, 1969 By : What's poppin'? Just want to let ya'll know about a new song added to the West Coast Unified Vol. 1 CD dropping in May!

It's off the hinges, it's by Spice 1, Rappin 4-Tay, 40 Glocc & Michelob, meaing the Game Bangaz. The song is called Pedal 2 The Metal and is a heater, smooth but still hard, with Spice 1 singing a tight hook. This is just another reason to order the CD if you haven't yet.

Order now, for $8,99, through PayPal click
Here.
For Money Orders and Cash, please contact us at contact@dubcnn.com.

We have both the Front & Back cover up here too, check them below:

Front Cover | Back Cover

And here is the album sampler again:

-=| West Coast Unified Vol. 1 Album Sampler |=-

Here is the final tracklisting, it's final this time!

01. Bad Azz Intro
02. Big Saccs - Intro
03. Sean T, Mista Cane & Arsen - West Coast Unified (Stand Strong)
04. Bad Azz Presents Crooked I - Everyday
05. Tha Chill - The Truth
06. Ras Kass - Exclusive Drop From Jail
07. Scipio - City Of Angels
08. Bad Azz Presents Daddy V & Bad Azz - Weed Blowin'
09. Neshay ft. Neb Luv & Roscoe - Play That Song
10. The Game Presents Young Lucky - Strike Back
11. Bad Azz Presents Moss Maja - Gangsta Stroll
12. Warren G ft. Chuck Taylor - Turn It Up Now
13. Balance - Way I Am Remix (Ft. Knoc)
14. Chag G ft. Lil HD, Ecay Uno, Cee Wee 3, 2 Man Loc - West Coast Streets
15. Bad Azz Presents Kay9ine - Kay9ine Is Back
16. Frontline ft. E-A Ski - What Is It
17. Mc Ren Presents Xzibit, Tash, Defari - Cali Kings
18. C-Bo Presents Young Lucky ft Jay Tee & FJ - Fake Homies
19. Bad Azz Presents Lifestyle - Gotta Be The Music
20. Damizza Presents Nate Dogg, Roscoe & Sixx John - Nasty Gurl
21. Neb Luv (5 Footaz) ft. Crisstyle (IV Life Fam) - Road Rage
22. South Central Cartel - Bang Like A Bitch
23. Spice 1, Rappin 4-Tay, 40 Glocc & Michelob - Pedal 2 The Medal
23. DJ Quik, Playa Hamm & Juvenile Commitee - Come Together
24. The Prophet - My Bizzness
25. Warren G Presents Snoop Dogg, Warren G, E-White, Bad Azz, Kokane, & Daz - After Dark
26. Bad Azz Outro

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news 1085558949 - December 31, 1969 By : Sup people, just a quick update to apologise for the news section going down! Its all back up and running now except for the archives as i will be sorting them shortly, please be patient. Any queries regarding past updates please feel free to contact me. Thanks to all of you supporting the site constantly especially those of you have taken time and money to pre-order "Westcoast Unified Volume 1." This is a mixtape for you, the fans. Alot of hard work, time and money has been invested to bring you this release and i hope you all appreciate the effort that Nima & Yash have put in on behalf of dubcnn. The only way this release can succeed and lead the way for many more releases to help support and promote the westcoast is for all of you fans out there to purchase the album!

The mixtape is available to order now from both the
dubcnn store and our Paypal Purchase page. The CD is only $8.99, if you still need convincing make sure you check out the Westcoast Unified Volume 1 (Sampler)!

Once again, thank you for your continued support!

Rud

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news 1085559881 - December 31, 1969 By : I know the CD's were supposed to be shipped out this week, however we ran into some problems with the company in the US who was pressing the CD's, and they're only gonna get pressed early next week. We should have the CD's in our hands early the week after, and that is when the orders are going to be shipped. We want to appologize for the delay, but bare with us, you're not gonna be dissapointed when you recieve your product!

Also, we recieved a notification from the Bank where our Secure Online Store is ran through, letting us know about orders which were placed using a bogus/stolen Credit Card. Actions will be taken against the persons who placed those orders, the bank is tracking them down as we speak. So it's no use doing that, don't even attempt to!

I want to thank the countless people who pre-ordered the CD, for those who haven't yet, you can still do so, to use your Credit Card or PayPal, click
here, to order through Money Order or Cash, contact us at contact@dubcnn.com.

Here is the link to the 12 minutes Audio Sampler again:

-=| West Coast Unified Vol. 1 Album Sampler |=-

In the meanwhile, we have worked on the covers abit, check out the new Front Cover and the new Back Cover below:

Front Cover | Back Cover

Thanks!

Nima

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news 1088535247 - December 31, 1969 By : Spiting out rapid-fire style versus faster than a hurricane, TWISTA who was deemed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s fastest rapper, will celebrate the double platinum success of KAMIKAZE and the release of his third single ‘So Sexy,’ featuring R.Kelly Wednesday June 30th at the club IVAR from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m

Currently holding the number one chart position for a second week in a row on the Billboard singles chart with his second single release ‘Overnight Celebrity’ from KAMIKAZE, its only a matter of time before his third release ‘So Sexy’ reaches the top as well. "Twista is on fire,” expressed Craig Kallman COO Atlantic Records. He has truly one of the most exciting albums of the year with three monster singles and more to come. He is such an exciting talent with a style and flavor completely unique to everyone out there. We are so fortunate to be aligned with such a talented artist,” said Kallman.

“I am very blessed to have opportunity to come back after two albums and be so welcomed. Next to my home of Chicago there is no better place than California to throw party. The West Coast has stuck behind my career since the beginning. Look out for Chi-Rock Entertainment coming your way,” said an excited TWISTA.

WHO: TWISTA

WHAT: Twista’s Double Platinum Party

WHEN: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

WHERE: Club Ivar
6356 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, California

NOTES: Media Check-in at 8:30 p.m.

Attending & Invited Guests Listed Below:

Kanye West
Jamie Foxx
Chingy
Terri Vaughn
Fredro Starr
Gabrielle Union
Siscley
Tara Reid
Damon Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Destiny
MC Lyte
Jackie-O
Kimberly Locke
Ying Yang Twins
Playboy Playmates
and many more...




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news 1088535619 - December 31, 1969 By : Members of Wylde Bunch all come from different musical situations, which have been fused to create a band that is like no other. The Wylde Bunch
concept is new and exhilarating, with a mass appeal that is sure to go
over well with all audiences from hip-hop to rock to R&B music. They give you a brand new feeling! It's fun, crazy and upredictable. The two keys to success for Wylde Bunch are: don't be afraid to be different and keep God in the forefront and watch everything else fall into place.

Make sure to check out their official single "I Don't Give A Damn" below!

Wylde Bunch - I Don't Give A Damn


Nima

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news 1089677637 - December 31, 1969 By : Goddaaaaaaaaaamn, what a show! Last night, at the Henry Fonda Theater, a live crowd witnessed the reunion of some of both coasts most notorious artists. Mobb Deep had their anticipated show with Sly Boogy opening up, but it turned out to be much more than just a Mobb Deep show.

Mobb Deep, Kurupt, Jayo Felony, 40 Glocc, Boo Yaa TRIBE, Eastwood, Dilated Peoples, Alchemist, Bushwick Bill, Tri-Star and many more, all on one stage???? Now that's some shit!

The Riflemen is official, oh boy, it is official! After Havoc & Prodigy performed a few of their hits including Shook Ones, they called the Riflemen along with everybody else on stage, and from then on, it was a party on stage. Everywhere you looked, a big name artist was rocking off. The Mob put down a hot show, and with Jayo's new invention, which brings the left half of the crowd to yell out "FUCK THAT SIDE" to the right half, the crowd was really and into it and rowdy.

Everything remained peaceful though, it was a hot ass show, and hopefully this is just the beginning of a flourishing relationship between Mobb Deep & Riflemen. After the West Coast left the stage, Mobb Deep closed it off with some more cuts including their current smash hit "Twisted".

DUBCNN was present for you, from back at the hotel before the show, to backstage, to on stage, to back at the hotel after the show. We have tons of pics, aswell as a 1hour+ film. The movie aint on the computer yet but for now you can check out some of the pictures below:

Prodigy getting ready for the show

40 Glocc before the show

Fredwreck & Evidence (Dilated Peoples)

Eastwood chillin'

Kurupt & his lil bro Tri-Star aka Lil Kurupt

Ganxta Ridd from BOO YAA

40 Glocc, Jayo Felony & Havoc ready to hit the stage

Kurupt & his crew backstage

Sly Boogy right after his set

Everybody on stage 1

Everybody on stage 2

Everybody on stage 3

Alchemist & Evidence behind the 1's & 2's

Jayo Felony, Eastwood & Evidence watchin' Mobb Deep on stage

Jayo Felony back at the hotel after the show

Enjoy the pictures, and be on the lookout for much much more comin' from this camp! Big shoutout to Storm for the good work, keep it up!

Nima

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news 1089835462 - December 31, 1969 By : The good folks of Spitkicker are presenting a huge and unprecedented compilation/mixtape record to the masses. It features over 25 songs with nothing but collabos. Meaning 2 or more emcees on each song. You can catch Del, Talib Kweli, M.O.P., Blackstar, Black Thought, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, Gangstarr, Kool G Rap, Rakim, Large Professor, Dilated Peoples, Styles P, Redman, Pharoahe Monch and MANY MANY more. This is gonna be off the muthafuckin' chain. If you're sleeping on this, you're sleeping on Hip Hop. And, to top it all off, this tape is hosted by De La Soul and mixed by DJ's Eyers. To the left is the cover, and I dropped the tracklist and link to purchase this. Wake up!

Here's the tracklisting:

Handsome Boy Modelling School, Del & De La Soul - The PJ's
O.C. & Freddie Foxxx - Win The G
Styles P. & Pharoahe Monch - The Life
Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Common - Get 'Em High
Reflection Eternal, Mos Def & Mr. Man - Fortified Live
Wisdom Life, Matt Fingaz & Talib Kweli - Fruits Of Labor
A.T.C.Q., Rell, Kanye West & Consequence - Electric Relaxation 2004
De La Soul 7 Common - The Bizness
M.O.P. & Freddie Foxx - I Luv
Black Star & Black Thought - Respiration Remix
Dilated Peoples & Kanye West - This Way
Gangstarr, Freddie Foxxx & Rakim - The Militia + Remix
De La Soul & Mos Def - Big Brother Beat
Kool G Rap, Freddie Foxxx & Large Professor - Money In The Bank
De La Soul & A.T.C.Q. - ShiFeMcs
Hi-Tek, Common, Vinija Mojica - Sun God
Talib Kweli, Jay-Z & Snoop Dogg - Get By Remix
M.O.P. & Kool G Rap - Legendary Street Team
Pharoahe Monch & Xzibit - Right Here Remix
Pharoahe Monch, Redman, Shabaam Sahdeeq - Simon Says Remix
Rah Digga 7 Pharoahe Monch - Tight Remix
Talib Kweli , Pharoahe Monch & Blacl Thought - Guerilla Monsoon Rap
Jazzy Jeff & J-LIve - Break It Down
BUsh Babies & Mos Def - Love Song
De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A.T.C.Q. & Monie Love - Buddy
3rd BAss & Zev Love X (p.k.a. MF Doom) - Gas Face
Bonus Track

Pick up the tape.

SGV

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news 1091572806 - December 31, 1969 By : L.A. Hip Hop band Wylde Bunch are on the come up and ready to blow. Band member Dame had this to say: "If you take the adrenalin of 14 people, bottle it up, shake it up and let it explode, that's what it's like, every time. Because every time we get up on stage we're giving our all to the audience, whether it's ten or 10,000 people, they get the same show." Wylde Tymes at Washington High is in stores now on Columbia Records.

Wylde Bunch "Our Life"

SGV

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news 1093455131 - December 31, 1969 By : The Wylde Bunch will always deliver a high-powered show, with a live band and musical content that's fun and universal. There is never a boring song. They're just rockin' and their taking everyone on that Wylde Bunch ride. Wylde Tymes at Washington High is in stores now on Columbia Records. Here's their new single:

Wylde Bunch "Harder"

SGV

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news 1095808962 - December 31, 1969 By : Ok here we go with our power week special.

We start with an exclusive Guerilla Black video interview where he tells us about his new album "Guerilla City", the Biggie comparisons, Compton and so much more. Appologies for the darkness of the picture, but this was done at the video shoot for his single, and it was at night. The version that is up right is 40mb big, we're workin' on a Low Q version for people on dial up as we speak.

If you experience problems trying to watch this video, just send an email to contact@dubcnn.com and we'll try to help you.

-=| Guerilla Black Video Interview |=-


But we're not done with the exclusives yet! Here's also the Fred Wreck produced song called "What We Gonna Do" featuring Nate Dogg.
The song is ganked fromthe upcoming album dropping September 28th on Virgin Records and is set to be Black's 2nd single.

Guerilla Black - What We Gonna Do (ft. Nate Dogg)

Shit is fiiire say what you wanna say about Guerilla Black sounding like Biggie but you can't deny he got skills. The album is bangin from intro to outro.


Yash

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news 1097852110 - December 31, 1969 By : Fredwreck's "S.T.O.P. Movement" has gained another song. After they premiered the song "Down With U.S." earlier this year, veterans such as KRS-One, Mobb Deep, WC, Mack 10, Everlast, Alchemist, Defari, Evidence and B-Real have gotten together for "Dear Mr. President".

You can check out the song now at
Fredwreck's official site or click below to download it directly:

S.T.O.P. Movement - Dear Mr. President

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1098347436 - December 31, 1969 By : Oh shit! We got a lil exclusive right here for ya'll from the upcoming "Who Can Fucc Wit Us?!" mixtape from Hu$tlehouse! You got West Coast young guns E-White, Hu$tleboy Floyd and Bo$$, who's 213 remix we put on here the other day.

Each one of them rip Fredwreck's "What U Wanna Do" beat from Guerilla Blacks album, this is a must check right here.

This is just the beginning for Hu$tlehouse, look for alot more heat coming from the camp in the coming weeks and months, it's just getting started!

Check out the song below:

E-White, Hu$tleboy Floyd & Bo$$ - Why You Wanna

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1101342270 - December 31, 1969 By :
Snoop Dogg is on the Need for Speed Underground 2 soundtrack, EA Games smash game, based on fast customizable cars and high speed races.

This is the shortened version of Snoop Dogg and The Doors "Riders on the storm", produced by Fredwreck, the version in the game is almost 6 minutes.



Snoop Dogg feat. The Doors - "Riders on the storm"

Jome

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news 1101773141 - December 31, 1969 By : What it do people, This ya boy RODZILLA of SERVN U 151/ALLIANCE-MUSIC GROUP and now a new member of the dubcnn.com clickelation !!!! haha, much luv and respect to everyone on the team. Let's do the damm thang.

New CELLY CEL is finally ready to drop. Release Date = Feb. 15th, 2005. And this time it's for real. After years of fans asking where he is, he has finally returned. The new album entitled "It's real out here", will be on Real Side Records, with features such as: Juvenile, Kurupt, E-40, W.C, Federation, Jay Tee & more. Album includes a Poster + a DVD with all new footage. NEW CELLY. oh boyeeee.

The New BABY BASH is also getting wrapped up. After his successful Gold Certified "The Smoking Nephew", he will be back and better than ever.

According the homie C-4, The new album features: Nate Dogg, Avant, Akon, Butch Cassidy, Suga Free, Richie Rich, Pitbull, Tony Sunshine, E-40, Mac Dre (R.I.P), Franky J, A-Wax, Mr. Kee, Don Cisco, Jay Tee, Bosko, Paul Wall, Rasheed, Lucky Luciano, Grim & more. oh boyeeee!!!!

Production by Akon, Fredwreck, and Happy P etc.

"This album shits on all Bay albums that came out in the last 5 years, including all of mine. 4 or 5 radio hits, top notch production, mixed in million dollar studios in New York & Miami. Real shit. A haters worst nightmare." - Playa Jay Tee.

We will bring you the cover and single as soon as they are revealed.


ZILLA

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news 1102780481 - December 31, 1969 By : The Grooveline Magazine College tour is designed to put the artists in touch with the collegiate buying market with minimal cost to the record company. We do this by combining the presence of celebrities along with sponsors such as Pepsi, Pro-Line hair care and Dada Foot Wear that gives the student a totally fun experience while we are on campus.

We are proposing a one week, seven city college tour, that will run from April 15th until the 22nd, 2005. The tour will act as a caravan of exposure for your up and coming acts who are looking to connect with an audience that’s likely to consume their projects. We will maximize the college market for your artists by putting them on campuses in a festive environment. We will set up an autograph session from 11 AM to 1PM in each school’s student union. During this time we will entertain students with games, giveaways and music. We will also invite local media (news, video show, magazines, and newspapers) to cover the event. We will spend the rest of the afternoon making scheduled appearances. Then we will return to the campus in the evening for a performance. In some cases we will perform on campus during lunch.

Past tour participants include David Banner (With Crooked Lettaz), Young Bloodz, C-Murder, Do Or Die, Mr. Short Khop, Beelow, Red Café, Messy Marv to name a few. The headliner will be announced in February.

Grooveline has put together an all inclusive tour that will provide for all the artist’s needs, while supplying the label with the manpower it needs to properly promote an artists.

Grooveline Magazine is offering the following package:

1. Provide transportation for four people per group. (45 ft, 50 passenger charter bus)

2. Provide two rooms per night in a three star hotel. (Holiday Inn, Ramada, Hilton)

3. Radio advertisement on college stations that will permit it. Commercials will go up one week prior to our arrival. If radio is not possible, we will seek out newspapers.

4. Promotional items: 3,000 CD samplers/ CD Rom with one song from each artist and a link to your website. And 5,000 8X11 flyers announcing the tour.

5. A publicist to set up interviews in each city.

6. Story in Grooveline Magazine’s April issue

For further information please contact Eric Robinson at 318-247-3921 or Ernest E’Suave Churchill @ 916-256-0141.




Itinerary
Thursday —April 14th
Arrival Check In
Shreveport, LA.
* Optional to come on this day. We will not cover rooms but we will get them at a discount rate.

Friday—April 15
Shreveport, LA.
Southern Univ, Shreveport campus
Live remote/ in-store Lil Jay’s Music and More
Club Date

Saturday—April 16th
Galveston, TX.
Each group will be given a 0ne bedroom Condo that will sleep four people.
Will have access bands to all events
Performance is optional. You must book them through the promoters Count Down Promotions.

Sunday-April 17th Off

Monday-April 18th
Southern University
Baton Rouge, LA
Performance on campus

Tuesday-April 19th
Grambling State University
Grambling,, LA.
Performance on campus
In-Store and Live Remote at Sam Goodys

Wednesday- April 20th
Jackson State Univ.
Jackson, MS.
Performance on campus
Live remote from campus

Thursday April 21st
Mississisipi Valley State
Greenwood, MS.
Performance on campus

Friday April 22
Le Moyne Owens College
Memphis, TN.
Performance on campus
Tour Over.

The bus will return to Shreveport Saturday morning.


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news 1105400501 - December 31, 1969 By : The one and only Young Dre aka The Truth is getting ready to drop his mixtape "Past, Present, Future" through his independent label KC3 Monumental.

The mixtape will be available online for purchase. It will downloadable in MP3, payments will be made through PayPal at mixtapemp3.com.

The CD is currently being remastered, and from the songs I was able to peep, it's smashing! We will of course bring you some audio real soon. For those who don't know about Young Dre yet, check out our controversial in-depth interview with him here, and check out his single "Hood National" here.

The mixtape will have production by Dr. Dre (a new track, not a cover), Rick Rock, Fredwreck and many more, and guest appearances by the likes of Krayzie Bone, Asu, Gee Money and more. To enlarge the cover to your left, simply click on it.

Be on the lookout for Young Dre, cause he will proceed to wake all of you up in a second!

Nima

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news 1105716456 - December 31, 1969 By : The homie Young Daz aka Edgarhas readied a re-mixtape called "4 Fingazz Up 2 Twisted In Tha Middle", and it definitely was worth the wait. The remixes on this are top notch, and you get some crazy combinations on the tracks. The tape also has a unreleased DJ Quik & 2nd II None song on it. Be on the lookout for this dropping right here on DubCnn on the 16th for FREE!

We have a sampler here for ya'll to download and check out. Here is the songs featured on the sampler, in order: Track 2, Track 11, Track 4, Track 14, Track 19.

4 Fingazz Up 2 Twisted In Tha Middle Mixtape Sampler [Mp3]

And here is the final tracklisting:

1. 4 Fingazz Up 2 Twisted In Tha Middle (intro)
2. Do Not Attempt - Ice Cube ft. Eazy-E, Xzibit (track 1 on sampler)
3. Live From Los Angeles - Ras Kass ft. Dr. Dre, Mack-10
4. Throw Ya Handz Up ('05) - Crooked I ft. Dat Nigga Daz, Kam, B-Legit, L.V. (track 3 on sampler)
5. Comin' After U - MC Ren ft. Ice Cube
6. Tha Crew - LBC Crew
7. Wut Do U Want? - Scipio ft. Ras Kass
8. Connected 4 Life ('05) - Westside Connection
9. Runnin' Game - Foesum ft. Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg
10. Summatyme - DJ Quik ft. Da Dee of (2nd II None) (exlusive 2nd 2 none)
11. Bounce , Rock, Skate - Xzibit ft. Ras Kass (track 2 on sampler)
12. There She Goez (Bad_Sce_Remix) - 213 ft. DJ Quik , E-White
13. Frum L.A. 2 Da Bay - Kurupt ft. E-40, Mac Mall, Spice 1, Xzibit
14. Outstanding - 2nd II None ft. DJ Quik (exlusive dj quik and 2nd 2 none) (track 4 on sampler)
15. Sometimez (Mike-G Remix) - DJ Quik
16. Crooked I ft. Xzibit - Breathe
17. Throw It Up (Give It Up) - WC ft. Kurupt, Snoop dogg
18. Ice Cube ft. MC Ren - Hello ('05)
19. Outro/Still Ballin' - 2Pac ft. Kurupt (track 5 on sampler)
20. Bouns: Big Pimpin Remix - Daz Kurupt, Too Short

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1107817782 - December 31, 1969 By : Saturday February 5th, 2005 at the Vault 350 in Long Beach, CA, B-Real and the Gunslingers, which includes F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants, Psycho Realm, Mellow Man Ace, Son Doobie and many more shut the place down!!! Second State opened the show, but when F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants really got it poppin'. They did "Liberta," "Proposition Fuck You," "Liberta," "C.H.I.L.D.," and many other of their dope tracks. The crowd was really hyped and even had a nice little Mosh Pit going!

B-Real was the next act up. This had to be one of the illest performances I've ever seen. He did brought Mellow Man Ace & O Brown for "Never Back Down," as well as Sick Jacken and Mellow for "Hold You Down." Jack stayed on stage with B-Real and brought out Street Platoon do run through some Psycho Realm tracks such as "Psycho City Blocks."

B did "Back To The Apple," "Warriors," "Yo Quiero Fumar" and much more! Filthee and Son Doobie came out to do "No Model." Fredwreck did a little set on the Talk Box. But, to end the show, B brought out Sen Dog and ran through a bunch of Cypress Hill tracks, such as, "How I Could Just Kill A Man," "Hand On The Pump" and others. The show ended with THE ENTIRE CREW coming on stage as Sen & B did "Latin Thugs." B and Bobo hopped on the Congas and did their thing, as well.

If some of the tracks that I listed above do not look familiar for you, that's because they're off B-Real's new Mixtape, and you must be sleeping!

Order a copy of the Gunslingers Mixtape on his official website www.Brealonline.com. It's only $14 US, $18 Worldwide.

Check the tracklisting below:

01) Never Back Down (Feat Willie Malo & O Brown)
02) Ease Back (Feat. Trace Midas)
03) Let Me Blaze
04) Hold You Down (Feat Sick Jack and Mellow Man)
05) Creepin on Ya (Feat. Son Doobie & Cynic)
06) Warriors
07) This Is How We Ride
08) Runnin Shit
09) Por Que (Feat. Trace Midas)
10) No Model (Feat. Son Doobie & Filthee)
11) Thug Nation (Feat. Willie Malo & Nev)
12) American Psycho III (Feat. Bizarre and Eminem)
13) Back to the Apple
14) Boom Boom (Feat. Outthere)
15) Skit
16) Shut the F*ck up(Feat. Subliminal Orphans)
17) Time to Be Known (Feat. Minus P)
18) Breathe (feat. sub zer0)

And now here's the pictures! We got MANY more coming on the way. Shouts to LatinaBeatz!!

B-Real & Bobo On The Congas
Bobo on the Congas
Bobo on the Congas2
Bobo talking to the camera
B-Real
B-Real reaching to the crowd
B-Real on the mic
B-Real 2
B-Real 3
B-Real 4
Crow of Street Platoon
Cynic of Street Platoon & Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm
DJ FM of Psycho Realm
Son Doobie & Filthee

Son Doobie, Filthee & B-Real
Dutch of F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants
Dutch & Filthee of F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants
Dutch & Filthee of F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants with Sen Dog
Dutch of F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants 2
F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants
FredWreck
FredWreck on the Talk box
Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm
Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm 2
Non-Stop of Project Blowed
Rif of F.I.L.T.E.E. Immigrants
Sen Dog
Sen Dog & B-Real
Sen Dog & B-Real 2
Sen Dog & B-Real 3
Sen Dog & B-Real 4
Sen Dog & Mellow Man Ace
Son Doobie
Son Doobie 2
Son Doobie 3
Son Doobie 4
Tha GoodFellaz of Power 106

Once we get the OK from B-Real we will be posting some video of the performances, as well.

Big thanks go out to Non-Stop, B-Real, F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants, Juda Starr Ent. and everyone else who showed DubCNN love.

SGV

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news 1107831661 - December 31, 1969 By : The second issue of Hood Grown Magazine goes to the presses today. This issue contains the following interviews and features: A Tribute to Ol' Dirty Bastard, Hip Hop Beef-The Next Level?, How To Start A Record Company For Under $1000, The Game, Ciara, Cormega, Miri Ben-Ari, Lord Have Mercy, Noah, Angelous, Maverick Video, Record Reviews, Hood Grown Girl of the Month, and Upcoming Artist & Producers. It's also includes a free Amplifire sampler cd inside every issue all for only 50 cents!!!!!!

Hood Grown's purpose is to cover urban music in a street oriented, yet intelligent manner with content driven by artist, music, and African A0merican culture as it pertains to the art form. The magazine is 36 pages, features full colors covers on 80lb glossy paper, with black & white insides on 70lb glossy paper, and is published bi-monthly.

One of the unique aspects of Hood Grown magazine is that it fosters the discovery of new music and artists whether they're on a major or independent music label. We're one of the few magazines where you'll see major artists featured along side independent artists with no seperation based on the celebratory status of their record label. Our specialty is featuring unknown upcoming labels, artists, &roducers exposing them to an audience that might have little knowledge of them.

To this end we have decided to provide Hood Grown magazine at a minimal cost to the consumer in order to gain readership for those with limited budgets who would be more likely to pick up XXL or the Source magazines. Hood Grown magazine's cover price is 50 cents and in some stores it is given away for free. In order to do this, Hood Grown is totally advertiser supported. We understand the limited budgets of most independent labels and have priced our advertising rates so that even the most cash strapped label can afford to advertise their product.

Hood Grown magazine is distributed to "mom & pop" and specialty stores throughout the country through Clout Distribution, Domination Distribution, and in the Newbury Comics chain of stores. Currently in talks with Barnes & Nobles and Borders.

For more information go to:
HoodGrown.com
For images from the latest issue, go to: Latest Issue


Hood Grown Magazine (wwww.hoodgrown.com), the new Hip Hop magazine with it's focus on featuring major and indie artists without bias, will soon be launching it's new endeavor, Hood Grown Records (www.hoodgrownrecords.com). With the launch of Hood Grown
Records, the focus of this new upstart is to bring back the spirit of Rawkus Records in it's hey day.

"With the success of artists such as Kayne West, we feel the climate is right to release hip hop artists who want to release hard hitting, intelligent music, and don't feel the need to conform to the commercial formats dominating popular radio and video shows." said Christopher English, CEO of Hood Grown Records. "We can use our magazine to get our music in the public eye and use our distribution channels to get it in stores."

The first release on the new Hood Grown Records imprint will be the BombSounding Compilation which will be followed by an EP release from upcoming artist, Frozen Heat.

For more information on Hood Grown Records please visit:
HoodGrown.com

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news 1108346119 - December 31, 1969 By : Whats crackin its F Sharp back with another update. I attended the NAMM audio trade show in Anaheim back in January and had the chance to check out new musical and audio equipment from lots of different companies. Of course attending the largest audio trade show in the world means seeing lots of musicians and performers as well. Caught up with lots of different West Coast artists like DJ Revolution, King Tech, Da Riffs, B-Real, and Fredwreck among others. Here are some pics from the show

Da Riffs inside the Red Room Studios

DJ A-Trak performing at NAMM

Fredwreck on the turntables

Me & B-Real

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news 1109103472 - December 31, 1969 By : Yes sir, you read correct! We done did it again! Last saturday, myself, Yash & the big homie Lil Jay had the chance to hook up with Bigg Snoop Dogg after his show in Cologne, Germany, with The Game opening up for him. We have all of this on video, yes sir, a Snoop Dogg video interview!

Time was limited, but I believe the most important questions that have been very requested by the fans were answered. Yash had his "Free Tray Deee" shirt on, so you know Snoop had to speak on the Tray Deee/Eastsidaz situation. He also talked about the 213 and why it wasn't promoted well, his relationship with Dr. Dre and how he's still pushing for that Break Up To Make Up album. He also answered my question about working with producers like Battlecat, Meech Wells & Fredwreck again, and hooking back up with his old people such as Bad Azz and others. His answer to Jay's question, wether he will be going back to his Gangsta style, G-Funk, will probably anger alot of you... But hey, that's how he feels!

Highlights are him announcing that The Lady Of Rage is back in the studio, and his statement on Kurupt is very interesting too. We were pleased to see that Snoop is up on his internet game, and knew all about DubCNN already.

This is not all that's coming though, in a few days we will have some exclusive video footage from the show up for those who weren't there, and we also conducted a video interview with Soopafly, who answered alot of questions.

And in addition to all that, we also have an exclusive video interview with Snoop's 213 buddy Warren G coming. Matter of fact, we have TWO Warren G video interviews completed, yes sir!

'Nuff talk, check out the video footage of Snoop Dogg now by clicking below:

-=| Snoop Dogg Dubcnn Video Interview |=- (18mb)

-=| Snoop Dogg Dubcnn Shoutout |=-


If you wish to read it in text, click here, or click on the Interview section to your right.

Enjoy!

NimaYash

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news 1109387643 - December 31, 1969 By : Shouts out to the homies Elmizzy & BAD_SCE for the hookup. WC, Kam & B-Real recorded a new exclusive drop for Julio G's K-Day show. The song was produced by Fredwreck and can be downloaded below:

WC, B-Real & Kam - Julio G K-Day Drop 2005

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1109548731 - December 31, 1969 By : King Tech posted up a sampler of Sway & King Tech's highly anticipated record "Back 2 Basics" on the wakeupshow.com website.

To check out the sampler now, click here or if that doesn't work, click here and put in "may24th" as the password.

Here is the message Tech posted on the site:

"this is album sampler hitting the country in the next few weeks....

hit us back with your feed back and comments.
...... pass the info to anyone possible, friends, other hip hop fans, or any other web sites where people might share the same hip hop interests/views ...
Any help is much appreciated - peace

Sway and King Tech present - Back2Basics

artists on the sampler include

canibus - chino xl - common - royce da 5'9" - dirty birdy - ras kass - planet asia - verb and rock - kallihan - crooked i - krs one - sly boogy - kam - juice - self scientific - dj revolution - mc phoozs Balls!

there are songs and freestyles (exclusives) that are not on the Back2Basics album - I Think Ya Gonna Feel It! - one
"

We'll keep you updated!

Nima

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news 1110385979 - December 31, 1969 By : E-White also released a album yesterday, "The White Album" was officially released yesterday, even though it's been available for purchase at Foesum.com for some time.

The album features cameos/production from Foesum, Kam, Twinz, Bo-Roc, Fredwreck, XL Middleton, Cigar Lee, DJ Glaze, etc.
Get it from Foesum.com or Cduniverse.

Jome

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news 1110647894 - December 31, 1969 By : Hip-Hop veterans Zion I (Amp Live & Zion) are set to drop a new CD called "True & Livin'" on April 15th. Those who've checked the duo's past work will know that this is not to be slept on, Zion I have rarely dissapointed. "True & Livin'" features Talib Kweli, Del, Aesop Rock, Gift Of Gab and more.

Check out the tracklisting below, and pre-order it now by clicking
here.



1. True feat. Fred Hampton Jr.
2. Doin' My Thang
3. Bird's Eye View
4. The Bay
5. LUV
6. Soo Tall
7. I Need Mo
8. Rockin'
9. Temperature feat. Talib Kweli
10. One Chance
11. Amerika
12. Poems 4 Post Modern Decay feat. Aesop Rock
13. Heads Up
14. Next To U
15. What U Hear feat. Del
16. Stranger In My Home feat. Gift of Gab
17. Oh Lawd Blues
18. Livin' feat. Fred Hampton Jr.

Stay tuned for audio from this release soon!

Nima

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news 1110659805 - December 31, 1969 By : Hailing from South Central, Los Angeles, CA is 23 year old emcee, Quiz. He's been rapping for 14 years, but says he's only been doing it seriously for 3 years. The emcee cites Jadakiss, Nas, Tupac, Freddie Foxxx, Planet Asia, Ras Kass and Crooked I as his influences on the mic. He just recently put out Voulme 2 of his Mixtape series. You can Preview Quiz The Mixtape Volume 1. Volume 3 is on its way and will be dropping end of Spring or beginning of Summer, all on the imprint Cross Fayah Ent.

Quiz is working on his debut album First Impression and hopes it'll be out by Fall of this year. He's an Independent artist, when I asked if he was shopping his material to a major, he responds" "I'm not opposed to being on a major, I would like to, but I'm not breaking my neck for it."

He'll have a CD Baby account up soon to cop his new mixtape, but for now, here's 4 tracks for you to preview.

L.A. L.A.
Q-Thang
Slown Down Remix
I Got U feat. Vega (Produced by 2020)

And here's the Front and Back Cover for his current Mixtape.

Mixtape Vol. 2 Front Cover
Mixtape Vol. 2 Back Cover

Visit his official Website: YoungQuizzle.Com

Bringing back the West! One artist at a time!

SGV

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news 1116383518 - December 31, 1969 By : Those who haven't download Kre8tor's "Bootleg Collection Vol. 1" yet (we brought it to you a few weeks ago), our very own Adriano Dogg has put together a tight sampler of the mixtape.
So if you want to get an idea of what the tape sounds like, click below to download the 8 minute sampler in MP3 format now:

Kre8tor - Bootleg Collection Vol. 1 (Sampler)

To get the full mixtape, click here.

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1118523093 - December 31, 1969 By : The Atlanta duo Ying Yang Twins have found success as of late with their first single off their new album United States Of Atlanta, entitled "Wait (The Whisper Song)." The Twins keep a whisper flow through out the entire song telling the ladies how they're going to put it on them in bed. As with any hit, people hop at the chance to Remix it or put their own spin on the track.

Philly Producer Extratrodinaire, Chops, is well known for his Remixes. He flipped the track with his own beat and add his own verse! As of late he's remixed Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot," Swisha House's "Still Tippin'" and many others. Underground heads will remember Chops from his group the Mountain Bros. Others might remember his 2004 album Virtuosity which featured Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Phil Da Agony, Bahamadia, Kanye West and many others.

So if his resume doesn't impress you, then go a head and peep

Ying Yang Twins feat. Chop - Wait (Chops Remix)

As an added bonus, check out 15 minutes of Chops' latest Mixtape with DJ Lt. Dan, It's Going Down, hosted by Houston staple Paul Wall.

Chops & DJ Lt. Dan - It's Going Down Mixtape Sampler hosted by Paul Wall.

"Dale duro, dale duro, dale duro, dale du!" Next up, Dade County's Finest, Pitbull teams up with the H-Town's Chingo Bling to flip the Twins' track.

Mr. Bad Boy Latino and the Tamale Kingpin have been putting it down together a lot lately and this song is a great showing of their chemistry on tracks. The Cuban/Mexican combo go hard dropping their Spanglish rhymes in the whisper flow!

Here's the track:

Pitbull & Chingo Bling - Wait Freestyle

DubCNN, always hittin' you with those exclusives, Coast to Coast!

"Por Favor, Favor, Believe It!"



SGV

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news 1122932089 - December 31, 1969 By : The Birthplace of Hip Hop, the Bronx, New York, has produced some of the illest emcees ever, from KRS-One to Big Pun (R.I.P.) Coming from the same vein as the latter is Cuban Link. The 31 year old is finally releasing his Long Awaited solo debut.

He completed his album 24K for Atlantic Records, which featured Ja Rule, M.O.P., Kool G Rap and many more, back in the late 90s. Unfortunately, it was shelved. The album featured the singles "Still Tellin' Lies" and his heartfelt ode to Pun "Flowers For The Dead" with Spanish crooner Domingo.

But now, with M.O.B. Records backing him, Link's album,
Chain Reaction is dropping August 18th. The album features The Game, Jadakiss, Syleena Johnson, Mya, Avant and others. His current single, the Club ready Reggaeton cut, "Scandolous" features Don Omar.

For those interested, here's a 9 minute sampler of the album featuring "Chain Reaction," "Tonight's The Night" with Avant, "Comin' Home With Me," "Scandolous" with Don Omar, "Life Goes On" with Syleena Johnson and "Letter To Pun."

Download the Cuban Link - Chain Reaction Album Sampler.

In anticipation of the album's release, Cuban Link just put out his Mixtape, Man On Fire, for free download. We have that here for you, along with the Front and Back Covers. The Mixtape features Triple Seis, Peedi Crakk, FiggaRaw and a special appearance by Baby Pun, son of the fallen legend.

Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Chain Reaction Album Sampler
03. Clickity Clack
04. Skit-Everyone Knows What's Coming
05. Man on Fire Feat. J Benjamin
06. Bleed
07. Skit-Confessions
08. Time
09. Chips Are Down
10. Skit-Informer
11. Smell A Rat
12. Skit-Hot Wings Feat. Monkey Monk
13. Hoe Town Feat. Monkey Monk and Casual
14. Whatta We Have Here Feat. Peedi Crack
15. Keep It In The Family Feat. Baby Pun
16. Living In The City Feat. Figgaraw and Triple Seis
17. Apple Is Rotten (Fed Note)
18. Skit-Heaven or Hell
19. The World
20. From MIA to NY Feat. D-Cell
21. Skit-Where's My Money
22. Go Hoin For Me
23. New York
24. Swimmin with Sharks Feat. Rel
25. Let Me Love You Remix
26. Outro Final Words

Here's both the Front and Back Covers:

Man On Fire Front Cover

Man On Fire Back Cover

This is the Man On Fire Mixtape Download.

For more info on Cuban Link stay tuned to DubCNN or CubanLinkOnline.com or MOB-Records.com

SGV

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news 1123618839 - December 31, 1969 By : Foesum have just updated their official website with their new single, called "U Heard Of Us" and was produced by Fredwreck. A certified banger, don't sleep on this one!

Foesum - U Heard Of Us (Prod. by Fredwreck)


Lookout for the new Foesum album coming sooner than you expect!

Nima

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news 1123784593 - December 31, 1969 By : It's goin' down with two of the hottest names in the Mixtape game, Dow Jones & DJ Chuck T, team up to bring you, South West Coast Connect Vol. 1. This is a new brand of mixtape bringin' the best talent from the West & the South together. This tape is sponsored by the South's Newest Major Hip Hop Magazine "Urban Timez." Urban Timez has already featured such West Coast Talent As Dow Jones, Balance, Fredwreck, DJ Fingaz, Fabricali.com (home of the official West Coast T Shirt and apparel) And More To Come.

Mitchy Slick has a feature Interview in the next issue that will drop within the next month!!! Look for issues of Urban Timez in various Hip Hop and Hood spots throughout the West Coast, distributed exclusively by Dow Jones & West Coast Livin Promotions & Marketing. The Mixtape will be available Next Friday in the streets & online featuring such West Coast talent as Mitchy Slick, Kenny Kingpen, Lil Bam, Self Scientific, Crooked I, Yukmouth, Balance, NWA, Game, Blunts, E-40 & Wallet & Rocchett and of course some new production and blends from Dow Jones. West, West, Yall!!!

Dow Jones & DJ Chuck T-South West Connect Vol. 1 (sponsored by Urban Timez Magazine)

West Side
01. Dow Jones-SouthWest Connect Intro (prod. by Dow Jones)
02. 50 Cent ft. Eazy E & Havoc-Outta Control Rmx (prod. by Dow Jones)
03. Crooked I-Boom Boom Clap
04. Self Scientific ft. Bun B-King Kong (prod. by DJ Kahlil)
05. Juvenile ft. Utp-Booty Like Dat
06. Yukmouth-As U Should
07. Game-Put U On Da Game (Dow Jones Blend)
08. Mitchy Slick-Ride Or Die
09. Balance-Right Here
10. N.W.A-Dopeman (Screwed & Slapped by Dow Jones)
11. Chamillionaire ft. David Banner-Talkin Dat Talk
12. Game-Im A King
13. Blunts aka LLA-Live From The City Of Gods
14. E40 ft. Trillville-Pimpin
15. Wallet ft. Rocchett-Where U From
16. Kenny Kingpen-Bigga Than That
17. Lil Bam-F.A.K.E.S


South Side
1. Roam aka Bad Daddy Intro
2. Draped Up - Bun-B (Of UGK)
3. You'z A Trick - Lil' Flip
4. Move - Stat Quo Ft. Mr. Vegas
5. Get On It - Lil' Wayne
6. That's How Ya Feel - Young Jeezy
7. Cashville (RMX) - Young Buck Ft. Wickid Material
8. Wipe Me Down - Chopper aka Young City
9. Big Boi Shit - Grandaddy Souf
10. Diamonds In My Watch - Twista Ft. David Banner
11. Want It, Get It - B.G.
12. No Chorus - Magno
13. Beatin' Up Da Block - Squad Up Ft. Lil' Flip
14. Show Me Love - Acafool
15. Circle Of Playaz - Playaz Circle
16. Tha Let Out - A.O. Ft. Liveola
17. Decatur To You - Young Noah

2ndChanceProductions for more info

SGV

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news 1126121571 - December 31, 1969 By : I don't usually do these big audio drops, but I got a lot of tracks for your ears to enjoy.

First we have a track from up and coming emcee A.O. featuring Magnificent aka Magno. "Fool" is from A.O.'s Lunch Time The Mixtape album, dropping in Octorber:

A.O. feat. Magno - Fool

To keep it in the vein of Magno, here's a new track from the man. He dedicated this track to that lean up in ya cup, "Promythezine":

Magno - Promythezine

Let's go from Houston up north to Chicago (with a little bit of Atlanta mixed in.) Roc-A-Fella's Teairra Mari gets a visit from the hottest emcee in Atlanta Al Gator for the "Make Her Feel Good Remix":

Teairra Mari feat. Al Gator - Make Her Feel Good Remix

Back at home, FX is back with some new audio. Before I drop the audio, FX had this to say: "Cop the 'DUES' Mixtape for $5. get the 'CHAPTER 2' Mixtape Sampler free, also. Cost is $5. 100% of the profits will go straight to the people who need it most. This is no bullshit move to make quick money. I literaly don't have $1 in my pocket and nothing to offer other than my music. It's only $5. It's small but at this time every cent counts. Get 20 good tracks of music for $5!

I'm trying to hit up radio stations, bigger sites, bigger artists. ANYONE READING THIS CAN HELP. Anything to spread the word.. word of mouth! Not one penny goes to me, I want to stress that. Everything goes to a cause! If you would like to help by submitting tracks for the next Mixtape, you can contact me at rotproductions@gmail.com. Everything is used to benefit.

MAKE SURE TO HELP!
"

Tracks can be heard at his Myspace and orderd there also. Check 405Ent.com as it will be up this week with info also.

Here is FX with vocals from Stat Quo and Slim Thug of the "Rep Yo City" beat, calling it "In The Trunk":

FX feat. Stat Quo & Slim Thug - In The Trunk

Across the Country in Miami... The Diaz Bros., who brought you Pitbull, now bring you Dirtered. Over an Indian-styled Scott Storch beat, Dirt boasts about his gangsta on "I'm A Gangsta":

Dirtered - I'm A Gangsta (Prod. Scott Storch)

Meanwhile, in L.A. Producer Javie Lopez is about to hit the streets heavy with his up coming Compilation. Execution Style Vol. 1: Shots Fired will be dropping Sept. 13th with a roster consisting of Blunts L.L.A., Diamonique, Street Platoon, Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm, Damani, Chace Infinite, Tha Mexakinz, Latin Froz, Raw Deal and A LOT more. We'll bring you MUCH more on this soon. You may have heard Javie on Blunts' City Of Gods Mixtape or in the latest song from Blunts that we dropped. Just in case you missed it, here's some new tracks.

This song has had some Radio play. It's the lead track from the Compilation entitled "Execution Movement" and features Blunts L.L.A., Diamonique, Merz, 5th Sun, Spants of City Boys and Sleep Dos:

Javie Lopez feat. Blunts L.L.A., Diamonique, Merz, 5th Sun, Spants of City Boys and Sleep Dos

Javie brings forth Los Angeles native Raw Deal to drop a lyrical slaughter on "Barrie You":

Javie Lopez feat. Raw Deal - Barrie You

Enjoy!


SGV

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news 1128093400 - December 31, 1969 By : Grooveline Magazine's Spring Bling Tour 2006: Artist Package:

The Grooveline Magazine College tour is designed to put the artists in
touch with the collegiate buying market with minimal cost to the record company. We do this by combining the presence of celebrities along with sponsors such as Pepsi, Pro-Line hair care and Dada Foot Wear that gives the student a totally fun experience while we are on campus.

Because of high demand for slots on the Grooveline tour we have
extended it to three weeks this year. And we're splitting the tour into two legs to provide additional slots. Each leg is 10 days and we have 4 slots on each leg of the tour for independent acts. The first leg is a ten day eight city tour that will run from April 5th until the 14th. (Contact us for itinerary of events). The second leg will run from April 15th until the 23rd (Contact us for an itinerary of events).

The tour will act as a caravan of exposure for your up and coming acts
who are looking to connect with an audience that’s likely to consume
their projects. We will maximize the college market for your artists by putting them on campuses in a festive environment. We will set up an autograph session from 11 AM to 1PM in each school’s student union.
During this time we will entertain students with games, giveaways and
music. We will also invite local media (news, video show, magazines, and newspapers) to cover the event. We will spend the rest of the afternoon making scheduled appearances. Then we will return to the campus in the evening for a performance. In some cases we will perform on campus during lunch.

Past tour participants include David Banner (With Crooked Lettaz),
Young Bloodz, C-Murder, Do Or Die, Mr. Short Khop, Beelow, Red Café, Spice 1, Messy Marv and last years headliner Choppa to name a few. We’ve secured Mack 10 and Choppa as participants this year. Other headliners will be added as we finalize the tour.

Grooveline has put together an all inclusive tour that will provide for all the artist’s needs, while supplying the label with the manpower it needs to properly promote an artists.

Grooveline Magazine is offering the following package:

1. Provide transportation for four people per group. (45 ft, 50
passenger charter bus)

2. Provide two rooms per night in a three star hotel. (Holiday Inn,
Ramada, Hilton)

3. Radio advertisement on college stations that will permit it.
Commercials will go up one week prior to our arrival. If radio is not
possible, we will seek out newspapers.

4. Promotional items: 10,000 CD samplers/ CD Rom with one song from
each artist and And 5,000 8X11 flyers announcing the tour.

5. A publicist to set up interviews in each city. We will have catered press junkets in select cities.

6. Story in Grooveline Magazine’s April issue

*No matter what leg of the tour you are on, your promotional material
and other giveaways will be included at every stop.

The cost of the tour is $6,500.00 per leg and $10,500.00 if you choose
to stay on the whole tour.

For further information please contact Eric Robinson at 318-247-3921 or suave @ 916-256-0141, suave@dubcnn.com

visit our website www.groovelinemag.com and click the TOUR button.


Nima

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news 1128276627 - December 31, 1969 By : A question some will be able to emphatically nod at, however im sure some of you may not. Hence why when dubcnn heard that Foesum were set to drop album number three on October 24th, we had to make sure people knew about it. The group which has existed, in various guises since 1986, has dropped 2 previous group albums, "Perfection" and "The Foefathers," for their third release; "U Heard Of Us is what will grace the cover. The album will include new music with, KAM, Bo-Rocc, E-White, The Twinz, Cigar Lee, XL Middleton, Julio G and more.

Meanwhile the production credits are handled by Glaze, Fredwreck, Loops, Cigar Lee, XL Middleton and Q Miller.

The tracklist for the release is shown below and includes three tracks for download courtesy of Foesum.com, the album cover can be enlarged by clicking on it. Lookout for more news and audio on this as we get it, until then preorder your copy over at Foesum's Online Store.

Album Track Listing / Previews

01) U Heard Of Us (Intro)
02) U Heard Of Us (Produced by Fredwreck)
03) Till The Wheels Fall Off (Feat. Kam) (Produced by Fredwreck)
04) The Way We Do (Produced by XL Middleton for Crown City Ent)
05) Baby Girl featuring Relm (Produced by Cigar Lee for Titans Ent)
06) Something About You (Feat. Cigar Lee) (Produced by Loops)
07) Straight Conversation (Feat XL Middleton) (Produced by DJ Glaze)
08) Best Things In Life (Feat Bo Rocc) (Produced by Q Miller)
09) West Coast Ridaz (Feat. Ricc D) (Produced by Fredwreck)
10) Keep It On The Low Low (Feat. Tripp Locc) (Produced by Loops)
11) In The City (Feat. II J) (Produced by DJ Glaze)
12) Hold On (Produced by XL Middleton for Crown City Ent)
13) Hey (Feat. E-White) (Produced by Cigar Lee for Titans Ent)
14) Trick Please (Feat. Ricc D) (Produced by DJ Glaze)
15) Grand Finale (Feat The Twinz, Cigar Lee & Devoe) (Produced by Cigar Lee)
16) Outro

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news 1128893841 - December 31, 1969 By : Over the past month or so, Rapmusic.com, Nimrod & Milli Monotone have been putting together a mixtape entitled, "Help Is On The Way (Katrina Relief Mixtape)" with raw, unsigned talent including a track from The Young Hoggs. The release is now available to order for only $7 including shipping, all proceeds are going to charity, you can head to the Katrina Mixtape website to look at the full tracklist of the amixtape and listen to a sampler of the album.


Milli Monotone hit up dubcnn with a few comments and of course some exclusive audio: "Shout out to dubcnn for helping out on this project, the number 1 west coast news website, they got the bomb all u others got the stress. Shout out to Nimrod for putting this together and everybody else involved [in the project]"

We have a snippet of The Young Hoggs track and another full track off the mixtape, to hear more and to order the mixtape please head over to the Katrina Mixtape website.

The Young Hoggs - Spin The Bottle
Affliction - New New Orleans

Dubcnn wants to give a shoutout to Rapmusic.com, Nimrod & Milli Monotone for all the work they have put into this over the past month or so, it has been a tireless effort and has been noted by many. I urge you all to purchase this mixtape and rest assured ALL proceeds WILL go to charities involved following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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news 1129623507 - December 31, 1969 By : Another new westcoast act that many of you may not be familiar with is the group, NV. The duo consists of Absolute and Dolla, two young men who have grown up in L.A. and come together to form the group NV. Absolute speaks on the groups focus: ""The hip hop community is used to the norm. As a group, people feel like we should have a similar sound or flow but I think thats where n*ggas fail at. Its time for something fresh and new."

Regarding the name NV, Dolla revealed: "The name came with our experience. In school we were the flashy n*ggas that had what other n*ggas wanted but n*ggas know we are street niggas so they never came at us but it was obvious that the envy was there."

Initially the duo started out with their sights set on gaining money and fame however over a period of time maturity set in and the goals of the group changed: "I started rappin as a hobby. I met a producer back in high school and told him i rapped and he put me on. N*ggas in the hood were feelin it so I chose to pursue it and then brought Dolla on." to which Dolla replied, "I didnt rap at all but after we did our first show and we seen the reaction i fell in love with it. I saw it as a way to make money but me and Loot [Absolute] both realize its much bigger than that. We speak on what we've experienced and what we see which can be the same way a n*gga from my hood feels, a person from the sub-burbs or even someone in another country may be feeling. When you listen to Pac, Jay-Z, Game and 50 and see how their music reaches people who dont even speak your lanuage thats big. Its time for us to share our experiences with the world as well."

So with all the background on the group and it's goals laid down i know you will want to hear some product! NV currently have a compilation in the streets called Go Hard or Go Home which features production from Goldeneye, THX, J Classic, Ink, And Ric Rude. The CD has appearances from west coast emcees Badd Lucc, J-Do, down south artist and recent Warren G collaborator Frank Lee White as well as R&B features from new sensation Teray, Jasmine, and Alycia Bellamy. The compilation is also packaged with a dvd sampler from their upcoming "More Than Music" DVD. NV is also hosting "UnPlugged" a showcase for independent artists to perform and promote their music. Below you can view the compliations covers, audio and a full tracklist! Please drop feedback and thoughts over at the forums.

Go Hard or Go Home: Front Cover | Back Cover
01) J-Classic @ Roscoes
02) NV - Music (Produced By J-classic)
03) NV - My Block (Produced By Goldeneye)
04) NV - F*ck That Hotline
05) NV - F*ck That (Produced By Goldeneye)
06) NV - On The Floor (Feat. Badd Lucc & J-Do) (Produced By THX)
07) NV - Gators (Feat. Frank Lee White & Jovi)
08) NV - Nothin' Like You (Feat. Teray) (Produced By Goldeneye)
09) NV - All On Me (Feat. J) (Produced By Goldeneye & J)
10) Guerilla Black Shout Out
11) NV - Gotta Get It (Produced By Goldeneye)
12) NV - Sometimes (Feat. Badd Lucc) (Produced By THX)
13) In Those Jeans Skit
14) NV - Teray - Do Somethin' (Produced By Goldeneye)
15) J - 10 Positions (Produced By Goldeneye & J)
16) Teray - Work (Produced By Goldeneye)
17) Teray - One More Time (Produced By Goldeneye)
18) Teray - When We Get Alone (Produced By Goldeneye & J Myers)
19) Teray - Closer (Produced By Goldeneye)
20) Jazz Body (Produced By Goldeneye)
21) Alycia Bellamy - Take Me Away (Produced By Goldeneye)
22) Cali Love Skit
23) Teray - Just Kids (Feat. NV) (Produced By Goldeneye)

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news 1130523735 - December 31, 1969 By : Bay Area artist Erase-E is putting out his new album Smoov But Aggressive on Lethal Injection Entertainment. The album has a nice line up as far as features go. Features include Chi-Town hot spitter Twista, Left of The Frontline, Kontac, Flii Stylz, Silk-E and others.

The lead single is "Whutta Feel'N" featuring Twista. We have that, along with 5 other snippets from the Erase-E "Smoov But Aggressive Sampler" courtesy of Kontac, for your downloading pleasure.

Check it out:

01. Smoov But Aggressive Sampler - Intro
02. Smoov But Aggressive Sampler - Whutta Feel'N feat. Twista
03. Smoov But Aggressive Sampler - Snippet
04. Smoov But Aggressive Sampler - Snippet
05. Smoov But Aggressive Sampler - Snippet
06. Smoov But Aggressive Sampler - Snippet
07. Smoov But Aggressive Sampler - Snippet

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news 1133932368 - December 31, 1969 By : A few months ago we introduced you to a rapper out of Surrey BC, The Teflon Don. After spending some time in California recording and networking with the likes of Yukmouth among others, The Teflon Don returned back home to Surrey and hit the lab. He's currently working on his album and has already lined up new songs with C-Bo, Yukmouth, Spice 1, Brotha Lynch and more. The album will feature production from Lorenzo 'Green Eyes', Mike Mosely, and more.

We have 2 brand new tracks as well as a track featuring Yukmouth available for you to download.

The Teflon Don -
All A G Really Needs (Feat. Noble)
The Teflon Don - Sochke (Think Twice) (Feat. Rai)
The Teflon Don - Get Touched (Feat. Yukmouth)
The Teflon Don - Mixtape Sampler

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for more info on The Teflon Don's new album & mixtape.

Make sure to check out The Teflon Don's official website where you can find out how he got his name, download more tracks, and order t-shirts. And don't forget to sign up on the Forum and show support. Tell em DUBCNN sent you!


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news 1133975798 - December 31, 1969 By : LBC group Foesum have announced that they have formed a group consisting of themselves, The Twinz and the just released from jail, E-White. A collective name for the group is yet to be determined however plans are already in place to record and release a 12 track album. Solo albums and individual group albums will be on hold until this project is complete so the focus can be on the Long Beach family collaboration. Once the record is underway the group will shop for a distribution deal. More news from the project as we get it, until then head over to Foesum.com and check out the Christmas offer, all CD's in the inventory only $9.99!

Also if you haven't already order, the new album, "U Heard Of Us," which features new music with Bo-Rocc, KAM, E-White, The Twinz, Cigar Lee, RELM, and XL Middleton with production handled by Glaze, Fredwreck, Loops, Cigar Lee, XL Middleton and Q Miller.

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news 1134043918 - December 31, 1969 By : Snoop Dogg recently dropped by Julio G's show on K-Day, and blessed him with a crazy exclusive track called "Get Rich And Die Tryin'". Snoop really stepped it up on this one and flows over the beat like it's '93. Those of you in the L.A. Area probably heard this on the radio, for the rest, I have it here for ya'll to check out:

Snoop Dogg - Get Rich And Die Tryin' (Julio G Drop)

Shouts out to Julio G for keepin' it pimpin' on the radio, and to Croyd for the audio.

In other news, Snoop is also releasing his "Boss'n Up" DVD, a movie where Snoop plays a pimp trying to make it. To view the trailer to the movie, click here. The DVD comes with a Bonus CD with 4 songs, I have one of them here for ya'll called "Get To Know Ya", featuring Bootsy Collins:

Snoop Dogg - Get To Know Ya (ft. Bootsy Collins)

Also don't forget "Welcome 2 The Chuuch - Tha Album" is in stores this Tuesday, December 13th. To preview the album scroll down and check out Yash's update with the album sampler.

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news 1135174574 - December 31, 1969 By : Mobb Deep & 50 Cent are back with another collabo video. After the hit single "Outta Control", they reached out to West Coast hit-maker Fredwreck and West Coast Crooner Nate Dogg to put together their latest single "Have A Party", off the "Get Rich Or Die Tryin' OST".

The video to the track was recently premiered, and we have it here for your viewing/downloading pleasure. To check out the video now, click below:

Mobb Deep - Have A Party (ft. Nate Dogg & 50 Cent) (60MB)

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news 1136490730 - December 31, 1969 By : The team over at Angeles Records have teamed up with HipHopGame to release their Winter 2006 Sampler which features music from the recently released albums; DJ Muggs vs. GZA "Grandmasters", Self-Scientific’s "Change," and the upcoming, long awaited Mitchy Slick release, Urban Survival Syndrome. We have the Mitchy Slick tracks from the mixtape available below for you to check out, to hear the mixtape in full head over to HipHopGame and download the Winter Sampler. Make sure you visit the Angeles Records site and support last years releases and what they have scheduled in 2006.

Mitchy Slick - Dont Appreciate You

Mitchy Slick - Pimp Something
Mitchy Slick - Pointed Out The Window

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news 1136556532 - December 31, 1969 By : The Dynamic Duo has struck again, Arsen & Mista Cane are featured on a hot track off the ""I Hate Jonny T" album. The Jacka also made an appearance on this exclusive track brought to you only by dubcnn. Make sure you stop by www.SERVNU151.com and drop some feedback on your thoughts of this track.

Jonny T - Get Carried (ft. The Jacka, Arsen & Mista Cane)



In related news, the TTH (Trench Town Hustlaz) have now hit the streets with an official street mix titled "Enter The Trench"! This is a complete mix filled with back to back slappers! Young and hungry TTH show the world they are a force to watch in this Bay Area Movement and beyond.

We have a snippet sampler from the street mix for ya'll to download:

Trench Town Hustlaz - Enter The Trench (Sampler)

Visit servnu151.com to order a copy of this exclusive street mix. Servnu151Music Certified.

Nima

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news 1137447577 - December 31, 1969 By : Earlier this month we allowed you to check out the new Mitchy Slick tracks courtesy of the team over at Angeles Records and HipHopGame when they dropped their Winter 2006 Sampler which featured music from the recently released albums; DJ Muggs vs. GZA "Grandmasters", Self-Scientific’s "Change," and the upcoming, long awaited Mitchy Slick release, Urban Survival Syndrome. The tracks created a great buzz and as a result Mitchy Slick himself hit us up and asked us to drop a new exclusive track. Don't miss this banger and take time to check the archives for the other tracks.


Mitchy Slick - Syndo Mob

Check back to dubcnn regularly for news and audio from Mitchy Slick and the Angeles Records camp and lookout for Urban Survival Syndrome in the coming months.

Rud

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news 1138279673 - December 31, 1969 By : Daz & Kurupt have been busy promoting their "Dillinger & Young Gotti Pt. 2" album, aswell as the on-going D.P.G.C. Idol contest being held on d-p-g-c.com. As you all know, the D.P.G.C. Reunion album is in the works, and they have just premiered a track from the album entitled "Sittin' On 23z", produced by Swizz Beatz.

To check out the clean version of the song, click below:

Tha Dogg Pound - Sittin' On 23'z (Produced by Swizz Beatz)

Other guest appearances on the album include Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Soopafly, Paul Wall, Puffy, David Banner, B-Real and production will be handled by Swizz Beatz, Puffy, Alchemist, Daz, Battle Cat, Soopafly, Jazzy Phae, Fredwreck amongst others.

Daz & Kurupt also recently appeared on B.E.T.'s Rap City show, here are a couple pictures:

D.P.G. On Rap City Pic 1
D.P.G. On Rap City Pic 2
D.P.G. On Rap City Pic 3
D.P.G. On Rap City Pic 4

Don't forget to hit up d-p-g-c.com, the official DPG website.

It's shaping up to be a big year for the Dogg Pound, and as always dubcnn is where you will get it first!

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news 1138437707 - December 31, 1969 By : With Tuesday, February 21 2006 already looming i'm back with the new Dilated Peoples album cover, tracklist and a link to the album sampler. The trio’s first three albums - 2000’s The Platform, 2001’s Expansion Team and 2004’s Neighborhood Watch may be a distant memory to some however over the years they have been hailed as exemplary examples of quality hip-hop. After enjoying the biggest radio and television exposure of their career with the 2004 hit "This Way," produced by and featuring Kanye West, Dilated Peoples have opted to make a point that they had a clear vision for their music, hence the title for the new album, "20/20":

"We’ve done a lot of experimentation, worked with a lot of different people and tried a lot of different things. With this record, we wanted to really get back to a real, uncut pure vision and get back to the pure, boom-bap sound that really made us all get together as people and want to make music together," Rakaa explains.

Last year dubcnn premiered the lead single "Back Again" which sees DJ Babu (also a member of the World Famous Beat Junkies) accenting the thumping cut with his precision scratching while both Evidence and Rakaa update their fans on their musical agenda and highlight their dedication to the art of rhyme. Evidence explained: "In today’s rap game, people are worried about whether or not I’m making money, but it’s not glorified that I’m writing my own rhymes or making my vision clear; I just felt it was a bold statement and needed to be said."

Other tracks on the album include "Alarm Clock Music," where the crew get across equally thought-provoking rhymes over a powerful, keyboard and scratch-propelled beat. Rakaa said: "We named the song ‘Alarm Clock Music’ because it is supposed to wake people up. We wanted the beat and those cuts to come across like that. Lyrically, the third verse in particular had to do with conflict, whether it’s on the block or nation to nation. It doesn’t matter if it’s across the street or across the world because they’re very closely related. The song itself is a wake-up call."

"You Can’t Hide, You Can’t Run," is a cut where the group raps about making the best of a bad situation: "Life is going to come at you regardless," Rakaa says. "It doesn’t mean you can’t flip lemons to lemonade and lemonade to Minute Made. You can make the best of a bad situation and I think it’s more necessary than ever. There’s no shortage of nonsense coming at you because it’s a crazy world right now."

Dilated Peoples then get aggressive on the confrontational "Kindness For Weakness" before teaming up with reggae king Capleton on the pounding, politically charged "Firepower (The Tables Have To Turn)." Elsewhere Evidence highlights his lyrical acuity on the intense "Another Sound Mission" and DJ Babu showcases his superior turntable and production skills on the scratch-heavy "The One And Only."

The beats on the album come from Alchemist, Evidence, Joey Chavez and Bravo and DJ Babu and are among the most forceful of Dilated People’s career. The group made a point to feature intense production on "20/20," something that makes the album an exciting aural experience that will translate well to the group’s highly regarded stage shows. DJ Babu explains: "We said to ourselves, ‘The energy levels have to be up, a big part of our group is performance. Another way of looking at the songs that we make for the record is things that we’re adding to our live show. That’s another side of us that fans really love us for, having music that translates well onto stage. Rakaa put it well when said, ‘A lot times when we’re in the studio we try to capture the energy that happens on stage.'"

Evidence wrapped up by explaining: "20/20, the whole album was made on a 12" mentality, we weren’t worried about the whole album, how it was going to connect and if we had two love songs and one party song. We just banged it out. We put the record together two or three days before the end of it. We didn’t sit and ride with it. We had it and knew where we were going, but it was more about the individual tunes. There was no questioning ourselves. It was just about making music."

As ever dubcnn has the audio we have already premiered over the past few months for those who missed to check and as we recently featured the new Dilated Peoples video as "Video of the Week" i have that for you all again too. Below is also the complete album tracklist. To listen to the audio and watch the video visit our
Release Dates page for Dilated Peoples.

01) Green Trees (Feat. Dr. Greenthumb)
02) Back Again
03) You Can't Hide, You Can't Run
04) Alarm Clock Music
05) Olde English (Feat. Defari)
06) Kindness For Weakness (Feat. Talib Kweli)
07) Another Sound Mission
08) Rapid Transit (Feat. Krondon)
09) The Eyes Have It
10) Satellite Radio
11) Firepower (The Tables Have To Turn) (Feat. Capleton)
12) The One And Only
13) 20/20

To Pre-Order the album you can visit CDUniverse and to hear "You Can't Hide, You Can't Run" from the album then visit the groups Album Sampler. We will have more news and exclusives from Dilated over the coming weeks.

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news 1139554466 - December 31, 1969 By : Look out for the "Greatest Hits Live" DVD coming soon from DJ Quik and the Mad Science camp.

I recently had the opportunity to attend the DJ Quik Greatest Hits Live show at the House of Blues on Sunset. Here is a brief review I found, written by BEN QUIÑONES of L.A. Weekly. (This review is in reference to the February 3rd show)



"My Grammy Week got poppin’ tonight with a DJ Quik show that was off the hinges! A perm'd out Quik walked out and warned the audience, “This is something you don’t see in a hip-hop show.” True that: With a nine-piece live band and two back-up singers, Quik began to rap (or sing, really) classics from his first album, Quik Is the Name, like “Sweet Black Pussy,” “Born and Raised in Compton,” and the cool irie -feelin’ reggae hit “Tha Bombudd.” Bass player Erick Coomes made the night sound real deep-funky, especially on the James Brown cover “The Payback.” Quik also went into his new album, Trauma, including “Fandango” — with B-Real at his side — “Till Jesus Comes,” and “Black Mercedes,” with Nate Dogg joining him onstage. Quik even brought out surprise guest Chingy on the cut “Get Down.” For the encore he performed “Tonite,” and celebrated the night with some Veuve Clicquot champagne, some bottles of which he passed out to his loyal fans. We saw producer Fredwreck, Power 106’s Big Boy, Capitol Records’ Richie Abbott and the Mijares clan, Sara and Zazil. (Man, those girls can dance!) Quik finished things off by stage diving into the crowd. It was a night to remember."

** Robert Bacon was also playing with the band throughout the whole set.

Setlist:
Intro For Roger
Mo Pussy
Hand In Hand
Ladies And Thugs
Get Up
Sweet Black Pussy
Just Lyke Compton
Bombudd II
Safe And Sound
Trouble
Til' Jesus Comes
Black Mercedes w/ Nate Dogg
Get Down w/ Chingy
Down Down Down
Do I Love Her
Fandango w/ B-Real
The Pussy Medley w/ Nate Dogg
California Love hook
Quik's Groove 7
We Still Party
Tonite
Born and Raised In Compton


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news 1139855892 - December 31, 1969 By : Bay Area revolutionary Paris is one of the so-called "underground" artists with a very loyal fan-base that stays supporting the rapper, who never fails to deliver music for those still fighting the system. Never allowing himself to get drawn into the watered-down rap category, Paris recently produced the entire latest Public Enemy album "Rebirth Of A Nation", which is in stores March 7th through Guerilla Funk Recordings.

Also dropping the same day is a compilation called "Hard Truth Soldiers Vol. 1". Started as a response to the current apolitical climate in commercial music, the "Hard Truth Soldiers compilation series is a rallying cry for social justice. Each volume is a collection of material that goes against the grain of commercial hip-pop by providing content of substance, touching on subjects ranging from war and police brutality to black on black crime and domestic violence.

And the Hard Truth Soldiers don't miss a beat.

Featuring Paris' trademark massive sonic production, Volume 1 showcases contributions from Public Enemy, The Coup, Dead Prez, Paris, T-KASH, Kam, The Conscious Daughters, MC Ren, Sun Rise Above, and The S.T.O.P. Movement (Mobb Deep, Tray Deee, Soopafly, KRS-One, Defari, Daz, J-Ro, RBX, Bad Azz, WC, Dilated Peoples, Mac Minister, The Alchemist, Mack 10, Evidence, Defari, Everlast, and B-Real), among others. Fredwreck produced the two S.T.O.P. Movement tracks.

Some of the tracks you may have heard before, others are new. Whatever the case, this is all powerful music, don't sleep on it. I have the tracklisting, along with two preview tracks for ya'll to download below.

The first track is by Bay Area artist T-K.A.S.H., who really gets a chance to shine on this compilation. His solo track "Made In America" is my personal favorite, a real banger. Check it out below:

T-K.A.S.H. -
Made In America

The second one features once again T-K.A.S.H., who on this one hooks up with Paris and the Conscious Daughters. By the names alone you know this is gonna be a hard one, and you won't be dissapointed. Revolutionary rhymes over a pounding beat, check it below:


T-K.A.S.H., Paris & The Conscious Daughters - Raid

Tracklisting:

Can't Break Me - Kam
Still Ain't Free - MC Ren
Can't Hold Us Back - Public Enemy Featuring Paris
Woman's World - The Conscious Daughters (featuring Mystic)
Made In America - T-K.A.S.H.
Officer Down - Uno The Prophet
Inspiration - Truth Universal
The Road Less Travelled - Blitz
Throwyahandzup - Dead Prez, Sun Rise Above & T-K.A.S.H.
Raid - T-K.A.S.H., The Conscious Daughters & Paris
Down Wit Us - The S.T.O.P. Movement
Ghetto Manifesto (Paris Remix) - The Coup
If There's A Hell Below - Ms. Monét
Dear Mr. President - The S.T.O.P. Movement
Laylow - Paris

Cop the record March 7th. Hit up guerillafunk.com for more information.

Nima

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news 1139856619 - December 31, 1969 By : The G-Child, who is currently promoting his latest video "I Need A Light" ft. Nate Dogg , off his LP "In The Mid-Nite Hour", will be hitting up Rasputin Music in Berkeley, CA today at 5 PM. Shouts out to Gabriel for the info, check out the location details below:

Rasputin Music
2401 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 898-9004

In related news, Fredwreck has produced a remix to "I Need A Light", which he released on his website
fredwreck.com. Go there to download, or just click below:

Warren G - I Need A Light (Remix) (ft. Nate Dogg) (Prod. by Fredwreck)

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1140744484 - December 31, 1969 By : San Diego's hope Mitchy Slick is finally ready to release his sophomore album. After the smash album "Triggeration Station", Mitchy had everybody fiending for more Wrong Kind music. He's also part of the Strong Arm Steady crew with Xzibit, Krondon & Phil Da Agony. Now, after settling for Angeles Records as his new home, Mitch is set to drop his highly anticipated "Urban Survival Syndrome" on May 16th 2006.

Check out the official press release below:

After releasing two huge albums in one day on October 25, 2005 – DJ Muggs vs. GZA/The Genius “Grandmasters” and Self Scientific “Change” – Angeles Records has announced the next big thing…Urban Survival Syndrome from MITCHY SLICK . Urban Survival Syndrome, or USS, will hit the streets on May 16th, 2006.

After building a name for himself on the local scene in San Diego, also known as the “Salty D,” with his independent label Wrong Kind Records and his smash independent album “Triggeration Station” Mitchy became a member of the Strong Arm Steady crew alongside Xzibit, Krondon and Phil the Agony. After working with DJ Khalil, and building a business friendship with DJ Muggs, Mitchy chose Angeles Records for the home of Urban Survival Syndrome. “My thing was that Muggs and them got a steady track record of keeping they businesses running. I peeped they style and how they get down it wasn’t like most of these labels that’s really a gang or ‘hood or family-oriented – Angeles just seemed like a regular record label to me. ‘Cause I’m about business, I’ve already done a lot of ‘hood shit, now it’s about business,” explains Mitchy.

DJ Muggs is equally excited about the working relationship with Mitchy and the upcoming album, “Mitch has a great work ethic, and he’s built himself a following already. I’ve been peeping him for a while – the way he moves is straight business and he understands the way the game works – on top of being the next big thing out of the west,” Muggs explains. “When I got him in the studio, he works like a vet. Ya’ll better recognize Mitchy Slick…the new West.”

The album’s title, Urban Survival Syndrome, is based on an actual disorder. After releasing Triggeration Station, Mitchy came up with the title for USS because Urban Survival Syndrome is a last option used in murder cases or urban-area cases. There was a cat named Damian Osby – he caught 2 murder beefs in Texas. He basically tried to use the fact that he didn’t have no other choice because of his environment and what he grew up having to endure. That was his defense plea in his case, just like post-trauma! tic stress disorder.”

Unlike many “gangsta rappers” and studio gangsters, Mitchy Slick is the product of the rough streets of San Diego – a place where youth are bred to become gang members. Mitchy himself was indoctrinated into gang life in the most unlikely of places – a youth football league. “Pop Warner was the hangout, and the Pop Warner colors were the color of my gang. That’s slick though, I’m 9 years old, I’m the quarterback, the linebacker is lookin’ at me crazy, and they got on the color that their gang wear – the red and black – and I got on the color my neighborhood wear – green – and at 9 years old, you expect me to make the right choice about gangbanging?”!

Mitchy Slick is a new breed of street MC, who hustles harder at the music business than he did in the streets. And with production from DJ Muggs, DJ Khalil, and Fredwreck; Urban Survival Syndrome is sure to rock the streets and the airwaves alike.


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news 1144316866 - December 31, 1969 By : As Dubcnn previously reported, Tha Dogg Pound are getting ready to drop their new album entitled "Cali Iz Active" on June 27th. We recently premiered the self titled single from the album, "Cali Iz Active", featuring Snoop Dogg with production by Battlecat. The promotion for the album will be starting in the next couple of weeks, so you will definitely read and hear a lot about this album right here on Dubcnn. Here is the official press release:


(April 4, 2006) - Los Angeles, CA - It was over ten years ago that Tha Dogg Pound laced the music world with their multiplatinum-selling debut album, Dogg Food. With Bigg Snoop Dogg again at the helm along with Daz Dillinger and Kurupt a.k.a. Young Gotti, the bangin' and much-anticipated new disc CALI IZ ACTIVE is re-energizing the Golden State music movement and galvanizing the West Coast.

"We just came back together and made a classic Dogg Pound gangsta album," says Daz Dillinger. "Some of the original G sounds with a new twist, new millennium G shit!" adds Kurupt.

Doggy Style Records in conjunction with KOCH Records will release Tha Dogg Pound's new album, "Cali Iz Active", on June 27, 2006. The CD follows Snoop's "Welcome to Tha Chuuch - Da Album", which contained the Dogg Pound heater, "Real Soon."

This summer, Tha Dogg Pound will open for Ice Cube in a national tour which is set to kick off on April 20th in Anaheim, CA and run through June. The West Coast bill is sure to be one of the hottest tickets around.

Besides Daz and Kurupt spittin' fire on the mic, the new album features Tha Dogg Pound family (Snoop Dogg, RBX, Soopafly, and Bad Azz). Also appearing are B-Real, Busta Rhymes, David Banner, Paul Wall and producing legends Battlecat, Fredwreck, The Alchemist, Swizz Beatz, Jazzy Phae and Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs. "A lot of people came together to make this Dogg Pound record the biggest and best it can be, and with Snoop's leadership we can never go wrong," says Kurupt.

"I'm like the quarterback," says Snoop Dogg, "putting the team together, gluing it together. I'm the one that puts everything in the proper perspective. Get everyone thinking alike, moving alike, loving alike. Let everybody know that it's built on love first. If we love each first, the music will kick right in."

Tha Dogg Pound album's long list of hardcore cuts will be strong contenders for heavy national radio rotation-- like the first single, the Battlecat-produced and soon-to-be classic, "Cali Iz Active," producer Ryan Leslie's contribution "Heavyweights," and "Dogg Pound Gangstaz" produced by The Alchemist.

"I'm letting everybody know that the West Coast is definitely making a strong comeback," says Snoop Dogg. "Tha Dogg Pound sound is fresh and fly. It's a beautiful thing for me to be able to work with them, and when we drop this album it's gonna shake the whole game up! Chuuch."

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news 1144504146 - December 31, 1969 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.

Rud

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news 1144518449 - December 31, 1969 By : In January we introduced an up and coming producer out of the Inland Empire called Jynxx. At that point he was still working on his latest compilation called "Beats And Life Vol. 1," where he was set to handle the entire production with guest MC's on all the tracks. Since then he has finished the release and is ready to showcase his work to the world.

This release features much of the best new talent on the west including Dirty Birdy, W.S. Bugg, City Boy, Wallet, SUPe, SKiLL and more. Others who guest include Eddie Kane Jr.

We previewed two tracks in January and they are available again however we now have the complete release in sample format; let me assure you this will not dissapoint - this is well worth the $8.99; check the download below and hear the samples.

Jynxx - Beats And Life Vol. 1 (Sampler)

We have the full tracklist below as well as two complete preview tracks that we premiered in January.

01) Beats And Life (Feat. SUPe And Locey)
02) My Hustlas (Feat. City Boy)
03) Carolina Hotness (Feat. Dirtyface)
04) Clutch My Mic (My Mistress) (Feat. G-Mo)
05) We Don't Need Ya (Feat. Eddie Kane Jr. And The Conference)
06) Inland Empire (Feat. SKiLL)
07) Can't Stop (Feat. War Da Villin)
08) La Vida (Feat. Redencion And BocaFloja)
09) Away (Feat. SUPe)
10) FED (Feat. Jon Notty)
11) Tryin' 2 Survive (Feat. Professor P)
12) Bless Me Lord (Last Days) (Feat. The Hood Affiliates)
13) You Know (Feat. Wallet)
14) Ho Cake Nigga (Feat. Dirty Birdy)
15) Bizness, Never Personal (Feat. Mykill Miers)
16) What The Game Been Missing (Feat. Dirtyface)
17) Mercy (Feat. Johnny Kashe)
18) Gotta Go (Feat. SUPe)

If you like what you hear then visit Jynxx's official website to order a copy and support the westcoast; 909lab. To contact Jynxx you can send him an email by clicking here. Look for more from Jynxx on dubcnn in the near future.

Rud

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news 1145638365 - December 31, 1969 By : The Dogg Pound just hit up Dubcnn to let us know that Snoop Dogg recently reached out to the Ambassador of the Yay, E-40, for a guest appearance. They laid down the vocals a couple of weeks back, and the song is scheduled to appear on Snoopy's next solo album "The Blue Carpet Treatment", due out later this year.

This project will surprise a lot of people, as it will have a total different vibe than his last album "R&G: The Masterpiece". And this feature with E-40 is another indication for a switch-up.


In related news, Kurupt has already started working on his next solo album which is still untitled. He's putting it out on the major market through Snoop's Doggystyle Records at the end of the year (Snoop also took over the executive producer role). So far they recorded 6 songs, the first 3 songs are produced by Fredwreck and the other 3 are produced by Mel-Man. Until then, watch out for Kurupt's upcoming underground project "Same Day, Different Shit", and of course the DPG album "Cali Iz Active" which is out in stores June 27th.


LilJay

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news 1145896166 - December 31, 1969 By : We have been given permission by Ice Cube to host his Album Sampler on dubcnn which was leaked to the internet yesterday following it being given out at the first set of concerts.

The album sampler for the upcoming release "Laugh Now, Cry Later" is mixed by DJ Crazy Toones and is being given away at the current set of Ice Cube & Dogg Pound shows; if you hit one up then grab a copy and see what Ice Cube has in store when the album drops on June 6th, 2006.


In related news we have been informed that Ice Cube took some time out yesterday to shoot a video for the Lil Jon produced track "Go To Church" which features Snoop Dogg; expect to see Ice Cube, Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg, WC, Crazy Toones and others all over the video. In other news DJ Skee & DJ Reflex are working on releasing a new DJ Crazy Toones mixtape. As always stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest news.

Ice Cube -
Laugh Now, Cry Later (Album Sampler)

The sampler is available above, enjoy it, bump it and remember that the album is in stores to buy on June 6th, 2006 and is titled "Laugh Now, Cry Later."

Rud

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news 1145916673 - December 31, 1969 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 1146555732 - December 31, 1969 By : "This Rounds On Me" states XL Middleton; so we suggest you get to the bar. In May XL Middleton of Crown City Entertainment will release his latest mixtape entitled; "This Rounds On Me." Following a hiatus [due to the release and promotion of his debut full-length album release "100 Proof Music: The Alcothology"] which upset many fans waiting for this release, he is back and as promised is set to drop the mixtape on May 26th, 2006. The mixtape is set to includes guest appearances from artists including Black & Mild, Bo$$, 1stBorn, Rev, Mista Mil, Big Wy, Marlon & Suga Free, Techniec, E-White, Foesum, The Twinz and more.

The tape is the result of many drunken evening studio sessions and hard work - however XL Middleton and the good people at Crown City Entertainment are not asking you to part with any money on May 26th only to download the free mixtape which will be available. This is sure to be a great release as the sampler below will showcase and enables XL Middleton to tackle both the production as well as getting in the booth to hone his skills on the mic.

As May 26th is only a few weeks away Crown City Entertainment have released a sampler of the mixtape to whet the appetite - the sampler is below for download and contains four tracks which are;

01) XL Middleton - This Rounds On Me
02) Big Wy - Dont Want Me To Shine (Feat. Young Hootie)
03) XL Middleton - Threat (Freestyle)
04) Techniec - Get Rich

XL Middleton - This Rounds On Me (Sampler)

Ensure you check back here on dubcnn for the latest on XL Middleton and the "This Rounds On Me" mixtape which will be released on May 26th, 2006. In the meantime visit the Crown City Entertainment pages for more news and audio from previous projects.

Rud

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news 1146572445 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn brought you the official Ice Cube "Laugh Now, Cry Later" album sampler last week. We got another special from the brainiac today, it's the "Chrome & Paint" Remix produced by West Coast beatmaker J Classic. He also produced the official Remix to the New West anthem "All In The Same Gang Part 2" together with DJ Warrior.

The "Chrome & Paint" Remix features WC alongside Money Grip of the S.W.A.T.. Dubcnn readers will be familiar with Money Grip as he been mentioned many times on the site having featured on countless Hoo Bangin' releases.

This remix will be featured on the upcoming S.W.A.T. mixtape "Block Music Vol.1". Check back for more info on that soon. For now check out the "Chrome & Paint" Remix below:

Ice Cube Feat. WC & Money Grip - Chrome & Paint (Remix) (Produced by J-Classic)

Money Grip from The Swat can be reached at myspace.com/worldwidemusic

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news 1147300058 - December 31, 1969 By : After 2003's "Odds & Evens", Defari is back, and will release his new CD "Street Music," through ABB Records. Defari enlists cameos from usual suspects including Evidence & J-Ro as well as guest spots from Dilated Peoples, B-Real, Tuffy, Threat and Boo Capone. Production on the new album is being handled by Mike City, Fredwreck, E-Swift, Evidence, and DJ Revolution.

"The Bizness" will be the first single from the album and as ever we have the audio available, check the tracklisting below.

01) Hardworker
02) Either Dead or In Jail (Feat. Tuffy and Boo Capone)
03) Congratulations
04) Peace and Gangsta
05) Make My Own (Feat. Evidence)
06) West West
07) We've Been Doin This (Feat. Threat and J-Ro)
08) Burn Big
09) Barwork
10) Deepest Regards (Feat. J-Ro and B-Real)
11) People Trip
12) Clowns (Feat. Dilated Peoples)
13)
The Bizness
14) Don't Be Mad At Me
15) Vultures

The release date is currently yet to be announced, however with the album cover and tracklisting already out as well as the single prepared, you can expect more news on this project soon.

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news 1147428683 - December 31, 1969 By : CALI IZ ACTIVE! The long awaited video from Tha Dogg Pound is finally here. This video features numerous cameos from the west coast including DJ Quik, Ice Cube, WC, Mc Eiht, Too Short, King Tee, Warren G, Yo Yo, B-Real, JT the Bigga Figga, Jelly Roll, Mykestro, Kam, Xzibit, Glasses Malone, Roscoe, Battlecat, Dilated Peoples, Fred Wreck, Daddy V, Tyrese, Crazy Toones, Big Boy and much more. The west coast reunion was beautiful, as DJ Quik stated, ""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." -

Make sure to check back at dubcnn next week for the release of a making of the video segment. We will have uncut footage of the DJ Quik and WC scene, Kurupt and Roscoe c-walking together, Fred Wreck doing magic tricks to DJ Quik, and much much more.

Tha Dogg Pound Presents CALI IZ ACTIVE (Music Video)

Also be on the look out for the new Dogg Pound album dropping June 27th. In my personal opinion, their new album is the best work they've put out since Dogg Food. In other related news, Snoop's Blue Carpet Treatment will also be released later this summer.

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news 1147739328 - December 31, 1969 By : We premiered the video to Tha Dogg Pound's latest single "Cali Iz Active" a few days ago. The feedback has been crazy, and anybody whose seen it knows why. Dubcnn was on the scene during the shooting of the video, and we have put together an exclusive "Making Of" feature of the "Cali Iz Active" video for our visitors.

The feature lets you get a taste of the atmosphere that day: from the artists chilling, having a good time, to WC and DJ Quik C/B-Walking and Fredwreck doing magic tricks. We also got drops from some of the artists that showed up. Here's a close account of the people present: DJ Quik, Ice Cube, WC, Mc Eiht, Too Short, King Tee, Warren G, Yo Yo, B-Real, JT the Bigga Figga, Jelly Roll, Mykestro, Kam, Xzibit, Glasses Malone, Roscoe, Battlecat, Dilated Peoples, Fred Wreck, Daddy V, Tyrese, Crazy Toones, Big Boy, as well as of course, Snoop Dogg, Daz, and Kurupt.

There's not really much else to say, you just have to watch it to feel it. Cali is active and this video captures it perfectly.

Dubcnn presents... - Cali Iz Active: Behind The Scenes Footage (60MB)

You won't get this anywhere else. Click on the picture to your right for a group picture of some of the artists. Cali Iz Active, the album, in stores June 27th. Featuring Daz, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, RBX, Paul Wall, David Banner, Busta Rhymes and produced by Battlecat, Soopafly, Alchemist amongst others.

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news 1152191800 - December 31, 1969 By : Los Angeles based singer LaLa has been making a lot of noise here on Dubcnn and in the music industry period. LaLa's name popped up a couple of times, most recently for her hook on the United State unity project "Dear Mr. President" which we featured on Dubcnn, but most notably for her current hit single "La La La".

While enjoying the success for "La La La", the latina already went back to the studio not too long ago to put a gangsta twist to the song. She hooked up with Mack 10 to record the official remix of "La La La" with the beat laid down by E. Miles. What came out is a perfect West Coast hit for the summer. The remix is already receiving spins on Los Angeles radio stations, and the feedback has been tremendous.

For her upcoming album, LaLa has secured a bunch of A-list producers and features, such as Fingazz, Fred Wreck and Nate Dogg. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for more info on LaLa and her pretty brown LA sound.

For now, Dubcnn has the "La La La" remix available for download.

LaLa - La La La (Remix) Feat. Mack 10

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news 1152378194 - December 31, 1969 By : In May we released news on the forthcoming Defari album, "Street Music," the follow up to 2003's "Odds & Evens" release. As previously reported the album is being released through ABB Records and is set to feature artists including J-Ro, Dilated Peoples, B-Real, Tuffy, Threat and Boo Capone; while production is handled by Evidence, Alchemist, Mike City, Babu, Superstar Quamallah & E Swift. The single from the album is called "Make My Own", a track we premiered back in May. We have that track, which features Dilated Peoples' Evidence, again for your listening pleasure however we also have the Defari music player which gives samples of the whole album.

If you haven't already then grab the official single courtesy of ABB Records below and remember that you can view more details on the release at dubcnn's Defari
Release Date page.

Defari - Make My Own (Feat. Evidence)

Defari - "Street Music" Track Sampler & Player

The release date is set for August 8th 2006, stay tuned to dubcnn and bookmark dubcnn's Defari Release Date page for the latest.

Rud

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news 1152869365 - December 31, 1969 By : 2006 marks the 10th Anniversary of Hip-Hop's seminal DIY crew; The Living Legends.

The collective made up of The Grouch, Murs, Luckyiam, Eligh, Sunspot Jonz, Scarub Bicasso and Aesop have consistently released quality material over the past decade to fans worldwide.

With a unique style they have successfully influenced countless artists with their lyrics, production and shows - yet still seem somewhat ahead of the rest.

They are back this year with a new album to follow their last two releases; "Classic" which has sold over 25,000 units and "Creative Differences" which has Soundscanned over 35,000 copies. The new album is called "Legendary Music: Volume 1" and gives the listener a chance to see what the next decade holds for the group members. With all new music from everyone on the album there is something for all tastes to embrace.

There is a special bonus on the release as it includes an unreleased track from the 3 Melancholy Gypsies, which fans may know as a side project by Murs, Eligh & Scarub - that track we have for exclusive download as a preview of the album below.

With in-group production coming from members Eligh, The Grouch and Scarub there is also music from Bean One, Hecktik [Diego Redd], Dirt Nasty, DJ Fresh and Brycon. Fear not however, rest assured that the varied production credits do not prevent the album from having structure and flow - this is most definitely one for the collection - the Living Legends crew are providing this as a special-price sampler for 2006 with one solo song from each of the crew members' upcoming solo releases for this year as well as the unreleased tracks afformentioned - Volume 1 is a summertime prelude to the crew's official 10th Anniversary release.

We have the tracklisting below as well as two audio preview tracks courtesy of The Living Legends and Red Distribution. The album will be in stores on August 8, 2006

01) Aesop - Moving at the Speed of Life (Feat. Slug)
02) Lucky - Another Day (Feat. Marty James)
03) Grouch - Artsy
04) Bicasso - She's The One
05) Sunspot Jonz - Purple Kush
06) Murs - Love You Like This
07) Lucky - Rap, Rap, Rap
08) Bicasso - Think Big
09) 3 Melancholy Gypsys - 2010 [Murs, Eligh & Scarub)
10) Scarub - Close To You (Feat. Nesa Wright)
11) Grouch & Eligh - Remember Who You Are

For the latest on this release stay tuned to dubcnn.com, or visit the Living Legends on MySpace or at their Official Site.

Rud

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news 1153745798 - December 31, 1969 By : We let ya'll know about Ras Kass' upcoming project "Eat Or Die", his latest mixtape collaboration with Dow Jones a few days ago, and RasKass-Central.com have just released a full album sampler where you can preview the whole mixtape.

To download it now, either hit up RasKass-Central.com, or click below to download it, courtesy of RKC:

Ras Kass - Eat Or Die (Full Album Sampler) (50MB, ZIP)

Check out the tracklisting below:

1 "Intro" (Produced by J. Gambit)
2 "Mange ou mourir"
3 "Eat or die" (Produced by Twinz)
4 "K.O.T.W." (Produced by Da Riffs)
5 "Jungle love" (Produced by Chuck Beats/ Dynamic Producers)
6 "She choosin" Feat. Khao, T.I. (produced by Twinz)
7 "Its a beautiful thing" Feat. Joel Ortiiz
8 "Better" Feat. J211 (Produced by Broadway for DP)
9 "Whip it (street fame)" Feat. Tre, SouthWest
10 "Brains in the mud" Feat. Da Ranjahs (Produced Broadway for DP)
11 "Realness freestyle"
12 "The perfect woman skit" (Produced By J. Gambit)
13 "Medusa" Feat. Nas (Produced By Da Riffs)
14 "Capital p rmx" Feat. Mobb Deep
15 "Get it in" Feat. Alchemist, Name Brand (Produced by Alchemist)
16 "Transfered" Feat. 40 glocc, Spider Loc (Infamous-G-unit)
17 "All day" Feat. TQ (Produced by Cello)
18 "Playboy" Feat. Loyd Banks (Produced DJ Static)
19 "My blog" Feat. Whoo Kid, Coach PR (Produced by DP)
20 "Homey, lover, friend" Feat. FLH
21 "Fed up" (Produced by Large Money)

Nima

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news 1156173452 - December 31, 1969 By : We brought you a slapper from the Bay Area's Prophet last month called "Thizz Face (When The Bass Hits)", and those who checked it out are going to pleased to hear that we have his entire album "Listen To My Demo" available in snippet form for ya'll to listen to.

Incase you want to check out a single track from it before download the sampler, I have a track called "Bang Out" for ya'll below:

Prophet - Bang Out (Snippet) (Prod. by Goat Milk)

To download the entire "Listen To My Demo" album sampler, featuring Clyde Carson of The Team, Grown Mo, Cloudy Mindz and Java, click below:

Prophet - Listen To My Demo (Full Album Sampler) (45MB, RAR)

Check out the tracklisting below:

1.Intro
2.My Demo
3.Lay Down Flat ft. Grown Mo
4.Ballfeezy
5.Sour Diesel
6.When We Come Thu
7.Get It Through Ya Head ft.Cloudy Mindz
8.Bragadocious
9.Move
10.Nichel Sack
11.Used to Be ft.Java
12.Get Down
13.Talkin About
14.Strip For Me ft. Clyde Carson of The Team
15.Just One
16.BZ
17.What
18.Stouffers
19.Walk With Me
20.Sun Will Shine

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news 1156787623 - December 31, 1969 By : Mawuli Kulego, aka Lazee Lizzel, came to the world in 1985 and was brought up in Malmö, Sweden, with his mom and two sisters. In 1998, "Mum Kulego" however decided that Malmö didn't provide the right environment for her son. She therefore sent Lazee to London where he could "become something". 6 years later Lazee moves back - with the ambition of finishing his first hip-hop album.

Lazee found hip-hop in the early 90's and wrote his first rhyme as a 10-year old. Back then, it was just for fun - the big turning point came when he heard "Players Anthem" with Notorious BIG. During his years in London, Lazee did several tracks for mixtapes. He also produced music with SkrillaKidz, whose name later on came to inspire the establishment of SkrillaMusic in Malmö.

Back in Sweden with SkrillaMusic, Lazee has been hard at work for the past 2 years and passionately spent most of his time in the recording studio, and now he’s finally ready to face Sweden, as well as the world, with his debut album “It is what it is”.

Dubcnn hooked up with Scandinavia’s tightest rapper to show the world how dope Lazee really is.

Check below for an exclusive album sampler from his upcoming album:

Lazee - Album Sampler

You can also watch his first music video “The Bigga Nigga” by clicking here. The video is produced by Jan Vasquez who is doing the latest Loon video! Be on the lookout for Lazee's debut album dropping late 2006 with featurings from a long line of brilliant producers such as Soul Supreme (KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, Petter), DJ Large (Promoe, MBMA), Collén & Webb (Jeru Da Damaja, Afu Ra), Nicolay (Little Brother), El Sheriffo, Ishi and T-Town.

“It is what it is” has also had the privilege of being hosted by great singers and rappers like Jovan Dais, Joel Ortiz, Link, Adam aka ADL, Wayne Beckford, Million Stylez and Pauline.

For more info on Lazee’s album stay tuned to Dubcnn!


Yash

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news 1159319702 - December 31, 1969 By : We introduced you to Denver, CO based rapper Semi-Automatic last month (see Semi-Auto & Young Leph Rep The "EastSyde & WestSyde"). And as we reported, the West Coast rep is working on his upcoming solo album which will be presented by X-Raided.

Besides that, Semi also recently finished a banging song featuring partner in crime Young Leph who is reppin' the East Coast. The song is featured on overseas producer DBM's album which is presented by Dubcnn. Be on the look out for that soon.

Back to his solo project, Semi put together an album sampler for his upcoming LP. It contains some heaters and Dubcnn has 2 songs available for download. "That's What's Up" features South Central Cartel's Big Prodeje, while "Gangsta Boogie" was handled all by himself.

Download the tracks below and be sure to leave him feedback on his MySpace page.

Semi-Automatic - That's What's Up Feat. Big Prodeje
Semi-Automatic - Gangsta Boogie

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news 1159803107 - December 31, 1969 By : We brought you the sampler to Lazee's upcoming album "It Is What It Is” last month and today Dubcnn is proud to bring a bangin' song from Scandinavia’s hottest rapper Lazee and Joel Ortiz who is the latest artist signed to Dr Dre's Aftermath Records.

Lookout for Lazee's upcoming mixtape hosted by DJ Kay Slay coming this month.

Check below for the exclusive song:


Lazee Know What's Up featuring Joell Ortiz

His album “It Is What It Is” will feature Jovan Dais, Joell Ortiz, Link, Adam aka ADL, Wayne Beckford, Million Stylez, Pauline and many more.

For more info on Lazee’s album stay tuned to Dubcnn!

Yash

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news 1160422036 - December 31, 1969 By : Scion continues to support independent artistic expression through its latest Scion Audio/Visual (SA/V) 12" vinyl release of El Michels Affair and Raekwon and Scion CD Sampler v.15 - Award Tour mixed by Cosmo Baker and DJ Ayres.

"Scion Audio/Visual opens up a path that connects creative artists and avid listeners," said Jeri Yoshizu, Scion sales promotions manager. "We encourage artistic creativity and the A/V label is one of Scion's approaches to supporting the music community."

The latest 12" vinyl installment, available this month, sees Brooklyn's El Michels Affair paired up with hip-hop legend Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan) for a "live remix" of Raekwon's song with Pete Rock called "The PJs," as well as an original El Michels song and a couple interlude/bonus beats. Raekwon wrote some new lyrics for "The PJs" track, and El Michels flipped it with their signature vintage soul sound.

SA/V brings you Scion CD Sampler v.15 - Award Tour mixed by Cosmo Baker and DJ Ayres. Along with partner DJ Eleven, they comprise The Rub crew.

The Rub started as a monthly party in the summer of 2002 at Southpaw in Brooklyn, and it quickly grew into "the best party in NYC" (New York Press). Now in its fourth year, The Rub continues to live up to the accolades - packing in a diverse crowd who'll wild-out to hip-hop, '80s, disco, rock, funk, house, reggae and everything in between.

The Rub's Cosmo Baker played a crucial part of Philadelphia nightlife for years - holding down the now-legendary Back to Basics party with King Britt; spinning at house parties back in the day with The Roots; and launching the beloved Remedy monthly alongside Rich Medina. The Rub's DJ Ayres got his start spinning hip-hop on college radio and at parties, and has released upwards of 50 mixtapes in 10 years, prompting the New York Times to call him "one of New York's best mixtape DJs."

Included on Scion CD Sampler v.15 - Award Tour are songs by Ghostface & MF Doom, Memphis Bleek, The Streets, Aloe Blacc, Chromeo, Bloc Party, and UK Mercury Prize nominee Sway, among many others. Scion CD Sampler v.15 will be available at upcoming Scion events across the country.

SA/V continues to bring listeners, those with and without the skills to cut it up on the turntable, the heart and soul of music through its vinyl and CD releases.

Look out for future installments of the mix CDs and 12" vinyl from Scion DJ Contest winner DJ Cutler and from Connie Price & The Keystones w/ Big Daddy Kane, respectively.

About Scion Audio/Visual:
Scion Audio/Visual (SA/V) was founded to give true artists a voice in a noisy world. Scion has consistently championed independent thinking and alternative culture. With its Audio/Visual in-house record label, Scion continues to promote that culture with a series of CD mixtapes and 12" vinyl releases, both given out for free, which focus on getting exposure for these talented musicians and DJs. With global vision and diversity through expression, SA/V champions individuality with no genre boundaries.

Each 12" release features an up-and-coming live band with a special guest vocalist (an established MC or singer) doing a "cover" or "live version" of that vocalist's song. Past collaborations have included the daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra featuring Guru of Gangstarr; The Fyre Dept. with GZA; and Rhythm Roots Allstars featuring Raheem Devaughn, Aloe Blacc and Afrodisiac Sound System.

On the other side of the SA/V concept, the mix CDs span the gamut of hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, world, and electronic music. Previous installments have featured mixes from Wax Poetics' DJ Monk One, Mr. Scruff & Nicolay, The Oakland Faders, Peanut Butter Wolf & Jazzy Jeff, and others.

For more information about Scion A/V visit:
www.scion.com/culture/music or www.scion.com/SAV

Yash

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news 1160541925 - December 31, 1969 By : We brought you the first single of the production-duo Vibekingz and singer Maliq a few months ago. The single has been blowing up overseas, which made Universal Records decide to release a whole album with the team. The final product is called "24/7 Addicted" and is a mix of R&B & Hip-Hop.

The second single recently aired on TV, which is a split video of the ballad "Letter" and the club banger "Rock With Us", which also features up and coming rapper Nitro. You can watch the video now by clicking
here.

The album also features Watts' own Glasses Malone for a verse. I have prepared an album sampler which gives you a preview of a couple of tracks, so you can get an idea of what the album sounds like. Download the album sampler below:

Vibekingz & Maliq - 24/7 Addicted (Album Sampler)

If you like what you hear, make sure to order "24/7 Addicted" now, by clicking here.

Nima

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news 1160739238 - December 31, 1969 By : Last month we introduced a new westcoast group called S.O.P.. As we reported the latest Hip Hop duo to combine to create new material are the MC E Dubb and producer Jynxx; who has featured on dubcnn in the past with his critically acclaimed project "Beats & Life" earlier this year [see Jynxx Showcases Talent On "Beats & Life"].

Since then the group have been working tirelessly on their debut album entitled "Music 4 Da Deaf & The Lyrically Challenged" which sees the two Inland Empire residents outline their perception on life and try to get a hold of what they feel Hip-Hop is lacking.

In September we released the albums single "Listen" which generated a great buzz amongst our listeners. As promised the group are almost done and have released to us the albums Maxi-Single/Album Sampler for everyone to get a taste of what to expect. The download includes the full single with Radio Edit and instrumental as well as some other tracks off the album. We also have "Listen" available for download again so those who missed it can hear the thought provoking lyrics, evocative sample and the melodic beat.

S.O.P. - Listen
S.O.P. - Album Sampler/Maxi-Single

We will keep you updated on when the album is released as well as ensuring you get the latest news on S.O.P. and Jynxx.

Rud

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news 1160930586 - December 31, 1969 By : This is just a reminder for everybody! Xzibit's highly anticipated solo album "Full Circle", is dropping this Tuesday, October 17th on Open Bar/Koch Records. For those of you who want to preview the album before purchashing it, our man Adriano Dogg has put together a complete album sampler, which gives you a good idea of the album. Download it below:

Xzibit - Full Circle (Album Sampler) (By Adriano Dogg)

To order "Full Circle" now, click here.

The tracklisting is below:

01. Invade My Space ft/ Jelly Roll
02. Rollin’ ft/ Jelly Roll
03. Ram Part Division
04. Say It To My Face ft/ Kurupt & Don Blaze
05. The Donnell Rollins Show (skit)
06. Scandalous Bitches
07. Concentrate
08. On Bail ft/ The Game, Daz & Kurupt
09. Family Values
10. Black & Brown ft/ Jelly Roll
11. The Whole World
12. Poppin Off ft/ DJ Quik & King T
13. Movin’ In Your Chucks ft. Too Short
14. Thank You

Make sure to support Mr. X 2 The Z on this independent venture and pick up the album Tuesday! Also be on the lookout for dubcnn's exclusive interview with Xzibit coming soon!

Nima

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news 1161156759 - December 31, 1969 By : All this week we have been releasing information and audio on the Lil Eazy-E mixtape that is now out from the Cali Untouchable DJ's; DJ Warrior & DJ Strong. The mixtape as we explained is part of the Cali Untouchable Radio mixtape series and is called "The Rebirth Of Gangsta Rap."

For the previous updates see the headlines; Lil Eazy-E & The CUDJ's Plot "The Rebirth Of Gangsta Rap" and Lil Eazy-E & Spider Loc "Two Step" On New Mixtape.


Below we have a downloadable mixtape sampler courtesy of DJ Warrior which includes samples of all the tracks on the release as well as the track we premiered in our last Lil Eazy-E update; "Two Step" featuring G-Unit's Spider Loc, produced by Blakk.

Lil Eazy-E - Mixtape Sampler
Lil Eazy-E - Two Step (Feat. Spider Loc) (Produced By Blakk)

Don't forget the CD is available for sale now on HipHopWest and will be available on dubcnn for paid download next week. Stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on Lil Eazy's debut album tentatively titled "Prince Of Compton" and an exclusive interview.

Rud

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news 1161793175 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn had some time recently to speak with hit producer Fred Wreck. In this brief Part One interview we discuss his background, what made him move into producing, meeting with Snoop Dogg & the DPG for the first time, why he has been silent on recent DPG related releases as well as his views on the war and fighting in his homeland of Palestine. Remember there will be a Part 2 of this interview, answering many more questions.

Click here to check out the interview with Fred Wreck!

Stay tuned for Part 2, which will have Fred Wreck talking about his upcoming artists, albums he's been working on lately including: 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, and also one of the biggest singers who has recently been absent, but is back in the studio recording a new album. All this and much more!

Yash

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news 1163187094 - December 31, 1969 By : If you don't know that The Game's sophomore effort "Doctor's Advocate" is in stores this week then you have been living under a rock for the past few months.

Since the summer the buzz has been building, with the drama that has ensued since last year with the G-Unot campaign right up to the label issues with Aftermath, the street single "Its Okay (One Blood)" and its recent "Featuring Everybody" remix - it's all been publicity and promotion for "Doctor's Advocate."

Now although the Good Doctor himself is not involved with the project, rest assured The Game has delivered a good product with an array of beats and rhymes sure to give his fanbase and more something to embrace and discuss. Below we have the albums complete tracklist with some audio samples as well as the Albums Sampler created by dubcnn associate Adriano Dogg; if you still needed convincing to get a copy of the album then this should just push you down to the store on release day.

01) Lookin At You (Feat. Mac Minister) (Produced by Ervin EP Pope)
02) Da Shit (Produced by DJ Khalil)
03) It's Okay (One Blood) (Feat. Junior Reid) (Produced by Reefa)
04) Compton (Feat. Will.I.Am) (Produced by Will.I.Am)
05) Remedy (Produced by Just Blaze)
06) Let's Ride (Strip Club) (Produced by Scott Storch)
07) Too Much (Feat. Nate Dogg) (Produced by Scott Storch)
08) Wouldn't Get Far (Feat. Kanye West) (Produced by Kanye West)
09) Scream On Em (Feat. Swizz Beatz) (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
10) One Night (Produced by Nottz)
11) Doctor's Advocate (Feat. Busta Rhymes & Chauncey Black) (Produced by Jonathan "JR" Rotem)
12) Ol' English (Feat. Dion) (Produced by Hi-Tek)
13) California Vacation (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Xzibit) (Produced by Jonathan "JR" Rotem)
14) Bang (Feat. DPG) (Produced by Jelly Roll)
15) All Around The World (Feat. Jamie Foxx) (Produced by Mr.Porter)
16) Why You Hate The Game (Feat. Nas & Marsha of Floetry) (Produced by Just Blaze)

The Game - Doctor's Advocate (Album Sampler By Adriano Dogg)

We also have two Adriano Dogg remixes of The Game's official single "Let's Ride (Strip Club)" below, enjoy and feel free to email him with comments via AdrianoDogg@AdrianoDogg.com.

The Game - Let's Ride (Adriano Dogg Remix - Part 1)
The Game - Let's Ride (Adriano Dogg Remix - Part 2)

Enjoy the Album Sampler and remixes and ensure you support The Game this week when "Doctor's Advocate" hits stores in your area. The album's official U.S. release date is this Tuesday, 14 November.

Rud

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news 1163199100 - December 31, 1969 By : I know we've been having a lot of Snoop Dogg updates lately, but his new album "Blue Carpet Treatment" is dropping November 21st and everybody is eager to see what Snoop Dogg cooks up this time. I have the final official tracklisting from "Blue Carpet Treatment" available for ya'll along with production credits for each track as well as the guest features.

We will be sitting down with Snoop Dogg very soon to discuss everything surrounding the new album as well as everything that has been happening with Snoop Dogg, so make sure that you check back with us very soon to find out more about that.

For now, check out the tracklisting below:

01. Intrology f/ George Clinton
Produced by Battlecat

02. Think About It
Produced by Frequency

03. Crazy f/ Nate Dogg
Produced by Fredwreck

04. Vato f/ B-Real
Produced by The Neptunes

05. That's That Shit f/ R. Kelly
Produced by Nottz

06. Candy f/ E-40, Tha Dogg Pound, MC Eiht & Goldie Loc
Produced by Rick Rock

07. Get A Light f/ Damian Marley
Produced by Timbaland

08. Gangbangin' 101 f/ The Game
Produced by Terrace Martin & Niggaracci (Snoop Dogg)

09. Boss's Life f/. Akon
Produced by Dr.Dre

10. L.A.X f/ Ice Cube
Produced by Battlecat

11. 10 Lil' Crips
Produced by Neptunes

12. Round Here
Produced by Dr. Dre

13. A Bitch I Knew
Produced by Rhythm D

14. Like This f/ Western Union, Latoiya Williams, Raul Midon
Produced by Soopafly

15. Which One Of U f/ 9 Inch Dix
Produced by 1500

16. I Wanna Fuck You f/ Akon
Produced by Akon

17. Psst f/ Jamie Foxx
Produced by Jamie Foxx, N8 and Brainz

18. Beat Up On Yo Pads
Produced by Mr. Porter

19. Don't Stop f/ Kam, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc & Kurupt
Produced by THX

20. Imagine f/ Dr.Dre & D'Angelo
Produced by Dr.Dre

21. Conversations (Have To Talk With God) f/ Stevie Wonder
Produced by DJ Pooh & Stevie Wonder


Nima

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news 1163448629 - December 31, 1969 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 1163673210 - December 31, 1969 By : We introduced you to Pacoima, CA artist Stacee Adamz last week, where we brought you some audio from his street album/mixtape "In My Backyard Vol. 1", which is out now! Being under Scott Storch's wing pays off, as he has no less than 6 Scott Storch beats on his mixtape. Additional production was handled by Fredwreck amongst others. Features include The Game, Kurupt, Mobb Deep, Styles, Truth Hurts, Mo-B and more.

The CD can now be purchased on staceeadamz.com for $10.00!

We have another preview track for ya'll to listen to before making your decision. This one is called "Last Call", and features The Game on a verse, with Scotty on the beat. Check out a 2 minute clip of the song below:

Stacee Adamz - Last Call (ft. The Game) (Prod. by Scott Storch)

Incase you missed the two tracks we brought you last week, check them out below:

Stacee Adamz - Headz Up (ft. Truth Hurts)
(Prod. by Scott Storch)
Stacee Adamz - Boom (Snippet) (Prod. by Scott Storch)

The 28 Track Mixtape CD was mixed, arranged and sequenced by the legendary Sir Jinx. If you're feeling the music, make sure to place your order now, at staceeadamz.com.

Also make sure to check out Stacee Adamz' official MySpace page.

Nima

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news 1164033597 - December 31, 1969 By : Tomorrow marks the day that Snoop Dogg releases his long awaited eighth studio album, "The Blue Carpet Treatment." November 21st is the official U.S. release date for the album and we urge everyone to support Snoop Dogg and the westcoast again this week by picking up the album.

We have the tracklisting once again below, if you want the production credits, head over to our world famous section:
The Vault or check the updates in our archives.


Below you can also listen to some tracks of the album as well as Adriano Dogg's "The Blue Carpet Treatment" Album Sampler, exclusive to dubcnn.

01) Intrology (Feat. George Clinton)
02) Think About It
03) Crazy (Feat. Nate Dogg)
04) Vato (Feat. B-Real)
06) That's That Shit (Feat. R. Kelly)
06) Candy (Feat. E-40, Tha Dogg Pound, MC Eiht & Goldie Loc)
07) Get A Light (Feat. Damian Marley)
08) Gangbangin' 101 (Feat. The Game)
09) Boss's Life (Feat. Akon)
10) L.A.X (Feat. Ice Cube)
11) 10 Lil' Crips
12) Round Here
13) A Bitch I Knew
14) Like This (Feat. Western Union, Latoiya Williams, Raul Midon)
15) Which One Of U (Feat. 9 Inch Dix)
16) I Wanna Fuck You (Feat. Akon)
17) Psst (Feat. Jamie Foxx)
18) Beat Up On Yo Pads
19) Don't Stop (Feat. Kam, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc & Kurupt)
20) Imagine (Feat. Dr.Dre & D'Angelo)
21) Conversations (Have To Talk With God) (Feat. Stevie Wonder)

Ensure you grab a copy of this release this week and for those of you that still need convincing we have both the current single's video for download as well as the aforementioned Album Sampler

Snoop Dogg - The Blue Carpet Treatment (Album Sampler)
Snoop Dogg - That's That (Feat. R. Kelly) (13MB, WMV)

Our thanks go to Adriano Dogg for the sampler, and just as you all did last week with The Game's album sampler, feel free to email him with comments via AdrianoDogg@AdrianoDogg.com. Stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on this and The Game's sophomore sales figures as well as much more from Snoop Dogg himself.

Rud

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news 1166210008 - December 31, 1969 By : Last month we broke the news that DJ Whoo Kid, DJ Skee and DJ Drama had connected to bring you the "Blue Carpet Treatment Mixtape" prior to the album release. We also had the privilege of releasing a sampler of the mixtape featuring the intro of the mixtape as well as the snippet of a song featuring Nate Dogg and Young Jeezy.

We secured TEN SIGNED COPIES of the "Blue Carpet Treatment Mixtape" for an exclusive contest giveaway. The contest recently closed and below are the ten entries that were selected to be winners of the contest:

1. Krister Espalani (Stockholm, Sweden)
2. Mark Plant (Ontario, Canada)
3. Dan Isaacson (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
4. Ryan De Santiago (Gonzales, California)
5. Charles-josé massé (Quebec, Canada)
6. Chris Golemb (Dover, New Hampshire)
7. Eddie Flores (San Antonio, Texas)
8. Katherine Kerr (Vancouver, British Columbia)
9. Anthony Elmer (Roseville, California)
10. Adam Moss (Lancashire, United Kingdom)

Winner confirmation e-mails will be sent to everyone, and please be on the look out for your package soon.


JustinL

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news 1167396738 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn promised you all a Part 2 to October's interview with Producer Fred Wreck. We have recently completed the follow up after his trip to Jordan and had the opportunity to talk on some issues including his recent work with Snoop Dogg, how it differs working with Kurupt now from in the "Streetz Iz A Mutha" sessions, a DVD project he is working on called "Chairman Of The Board" and much more in this exclusive interview.

Click here to check out this exclusive interview with Fred Wreck!

Yash

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news 1168359751 - December 31, 1969 By : As the new year starts dubcnn continue's its mission to introduce new talent to the masses via its increasingly popular; "On The Come Up" articles. In this case we are ready to introduce Kitty, a female MC who has everything neccessary to be a factor on the coast.

When we first heard her in 2006 we were initially inclined to reveal her talents straight away. After much deliberation however we decided that the world was not ready and that 2007 was to be Kitty's year.


To learn more about Kitty, an MC who has already been under the guidance of The Eastsidaz, BattleCat, Fred Wreck, Suga Free and also Snoop Dogg, follow the link below to our "On The Come Up" article. In the article you can also sample three exclusive tracks including her planned lead single; "Stinky Face".

Dubcnn Presents:
Kitty "On The Come Up"

We will keep you updated on Kitty, her debut album and all related information over the next 12 months, stay tuned!

Rud

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news 1169084108 - December 31, 1969 By : Treacherous Records recording artist One-2 recently released his sophomore mixtape project "New Day, New Money", which he spoke on in our interview from last month (if you missed it, click here to read it now). I have the strong impression that the mixtape is being slept on, so for those of you who haven't had a chance to cop the mixtape yet, I have put together a mixtape sampler which features my personal favorite tracks from the mixtape mixed together, for you to check out.

To download the sampler, click below:

One-2 - New Day, New Money (Mixtape Sampler)

If you like what you hear, make sure to hit up myspace.com/one2music now to order the mixtape.

Incase you missed the exclusive song One-2 recorded for dubcnn last month over The Game's "Runnin'" beat, download it now:

One-2 - Dubcnn Drop

Nima

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news 1171542040 - December 31, 1969 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".

Nima

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news 1171627243 - December 31, 1969 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 protégé 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

Rud

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news 1172829902 - December 31, 1969 By : Emerging to the mainstream in 2004 was Chicago born, Compton raised Guerilla Black. His album "Guerilla City" received a mixed response due to many listener's problem with him sounding like the late Notorious BIG however none could dispute the then Virgin Records signee's choice of production and guests on the album.

With credits that included Red Spyda, Mario Winans, Jazze Pha, Rodney Jenkins, Rick Rock and Fred Wreck and appearances from Nate Dogg, Mario Winans, Beenie Man and Brooke Valentine the album did ensure attention however in the two and a half years since its release Guerilla Black has remained relatively silent, save last years "400 Shotz The Funeral" track that, im similar style to The Games iconic "300 Bars," took aim towards an array people he had issues with.

Since then Guerilla Black has been hard at work on his latest album, said to be titled, "God Bless The Child" and with this in mind has recently released his first track from the project "Okay" which features Hot Dollar, an artist currently riding a wave of success with his hit single "2 Step." We have the new record below where he talks about the hatred he has received and announces his reemergence - those who love name dropping and gonna dig this track.

Guerilla Black -
Okay (Feat. Hot Dollar)

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned for the latest on Guerilla Black and his upcoming album right here on dubcnn - in fact we can also reveal he recently shot a video to another track from the album that you can expect to see and hear soon.

Rud

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news 1177527689 - December 31, 1969 By : It's been a minute since we brought you the full "Listen To My Demo" album sampler from Bay Area artist Prophet. We finally have the finished album for ya'll, for free download! That's 20 tracks, completely produced by Deep H2Oz, for free. The album is mostly Prophet solo tracks, but also features Clyde Carson, Grown Mo, Cloudy Mindz & Java.

To download the full mixtape, click below:

Prophet - Listen To My Demo (Mixtape Download Page)

Inside is also the cover in full size as well as the full album tracklisting. They shot a video to the song "Sour Diesel", which you can check out by clicking here.

But that's not all we got, we also have an exclusive preview track from Prophet's next project, "Ducktape". The album is set to drop next month, in May. Download the exclusive preview track "Fitted Cap" below:

Prophet - Fitted Cap

You can also view a promo video to the song by clicking here.

For more on Prophet hit up his Official Site and MySpace page.

Nima

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news 1177931762 - December 31, 1969 By : Although featured in countless updates as a feature or a name referenced by another artist, Jay Rock has not as yet been a mainstay on dubcnn. That changed last week when staff member Eddie Gurolla caught up with the man himself at the Rimac Arena in San Diego, CA.

Hailing from Watts, California, rap sensation Jay Rock is being groomed to dominate the West Coast rap scene. His powerful single "Lift Me Up" is currently in heavy rotation on Los Angeles’s number one radio station, Power 106.


After grinding hard to get his name out to the public and opening up for stars like (DJ) Quik, The Game and Slim Thug, Jay Rock is ready to step into the spotlight.

His debut album, "Follow Me Home," due out July 10th, is what Jay Rock describes as "a straight, real ghetto album." The CD, coming out on Warner Bros/Top Dawg Productions, features an all-star production lineup, with the likes of (DJ) Quik, Fred Wreck, Kay Gee from Naughty by Nature and JR Rotem contributing tracks. When asked about his time in the studio with (DJ) Quik, Jay Rock told us that "he’s definitely the most creative person I’ve worked with."

The unique opportunity to work with Kay Gee arose when Jay Rock’s associate Niam Ali reached out to the super producer on Jay Rock’s behalf. "We flew out to a studio in Jersey and made it happen," reflects Jay Rock. The album features guest appearances from E-40, Yung Joc and K-Dot as well as The Game, who also contributed production. Be on the lookout for more on Jay Rock on dubcnn soon!

For more information on Jay Rock and the debut album "Follow Me Home" in the meantime, head over to his official
MySpace page or TopDawgProductions.com for the latest.

Rud

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news 1178215043 - December 31, 1969 By : Earlier this week we brought you details on Watts representer Jay Rock and his impending debut album "Follow Me Home." In that update [see; Watts' Jay Rock Readies "Follow Me Home" For July] we mentioned a feature from K-Dot. As with Jay Rock, I recently caught up with K-Dot live at the Rimac Arena in San Diego, CA.

Coming straight outta Compton, Top Dawg Productions signee K-Dot is working hard on his new album. He has a prospective deal from a major label, which is currently being held under wraps.

In the meantime, K-Dot is focusing on the record, making sure that it comes out exactly how he wants it. When asked about his still untitled debut album, K-Dot excitedly replied, "It’s gonna be a well rounded album, real artistic. I’m expressing myself over the tracks, [and I’m going to give the listeners] something that I feel is missing from the game."

He has already collaborated with big name producers such as Quik, JR Rotem, and Fred Wreck, whom he shared a special chemistry with in the studio. "We knocked out about three tracks, and they all came out blazin’. We’re probably gonna have to keep all three of them for the album." More of the production is coming from in-house producers Soundwave and 4th Quarter. K-Dot feels that "for a good album...you’ve got to have a concept, it has to have the lyrics, and you have to have the [production] tracks...and that’s what I’ve been putting together for the last couple months."

It is apparent that K-Dot has a strong work ethic. He told us that "The key to success is loyalty, dedication, consistency, and keeping your faith in God." Looking back on it, he feels, "That’s what got me to the point I’m at. I remember when I was back in middle school, it was just a dream to be in the office [of a major record label.]" He also went on to explain how he holds Compton native The Game in a high light. "The West Coast gotta appreciate The Game, because he opened a lot of doors for a lot of new West Coast cats. He’s really been an influence to me coming out of [my] city, showing that you can come out of the hood and do your thing...So shout outs to The Game."

K-Dot's new album will assuredly be a treat for all West Coast fans. He hopes for the record to be a unique experience for listeners as well. "I’m trying to bring the good music back, back to the city. And something different from the city too, [but] I ain’t gonna tell you just yet." For more on K-Dot, check his official MySpace page or TopDawgProductions.com - we will keep you updated on his debut due later this year. Be sure to buy his new mixtape, "Training Day," available now for purchase on his MySpace page.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1181207085 - December 31, 1969 By : San Diego has been the breeding ground of talented artists for some time now and today we have the pleasure of introducing someone who hopes to add to the ranks of MC's next to blow.

24 year old Clayton Scott commonly known as Skeez grew up in the Southeast side of San Diego, California and developed his love for Hip-Hop from an early age. From Break Dancing at the age of three to freestyling at twelve, Skeez became more and more involved in the artform, at the age of 15 he was participating in and winning various street battles - Skeez was even runner up at the Source Unsigned Hype And1 tour when it passed though San Diego.

"Many people I meet know me from battles at the Shamrock and on the beach. Taking money and hurting feelings," recalls Skeez. The notoriety he gained locally led him to a job with San Diego’s #1 Hip Hop radio station Z90, hosting parties and promotional events. In 2004 and 2005 Skeez performed at The House of Blues opening for Grammy winning Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as well as performances alongside Frankie J, Baby Bash, J-Kwon, Lil’ Jon, Pitbull and Ying Yang Twins. He was also a feature performer at Spring Break in Rosarito that same year.

With the birth of his son Hasani in 2005 and the sudden death of his mother in 2006, life’s hardships and added responsibilities refueled his desire to bring his passion, creativity and prowess to the masses. Having linked back up with childhood friend Tytanik, as well as Mike Wheelz, G.O.S., Mac Shawn and Chris Barclay they formed the collective The Enterprise which has been making noise around San Diego.

Moving into 2007 saw the buzz continue with the release of his mixtape and album sampler entitled "The Awakening" [download at DatPiff] which is set to lead up to the release of his planned debut album "Follow Me" due in the Summer. Skeez is currently on a mini promotional tour through San Diego called the No Passport Needed Tour as well as shows where he is opening for Keak Da Sneak and Too Short.

Below we have three tracks to sample from Skeez that are set to be on his debut album "Follow Me" due later in the Summer. One is the Czar Beatz produced "Do That," the albums lead single, and the hard hitting "My System" produced by Tommy Redding. The third track is "Muthaf-cka" or "Mutha Mutha" (Radio Version) that is produced by DJ Happee (Z90.3/Bumsquad DJ's).

Skeez - Do That (Produced By Czar Beats)
Skeez - My System (Produced By Tommy Redding)
Skeez - Muthaf-cka (Produced By DJ Happee)

In related news Skeez is currently in talks with Black Shield Entertainment of Atlanta regarding his management and is already in the process of working with the renowned Slip N Slide Records to be their "On the Grind" artist which will include a mixtape feature and radio play. We also just got word that DJ EFN will be hosting his next mixtape titled "619 To Da 305: The Initiation."

Stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest news and audio from Skeez, until then make sure you check him out at his official MySpace page.

Rud

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news 1183656493 - December 31, 1969 By : Over the last couple of years, the Bay Area has been known for doing new things musically. They've even spawned a new sub genre in the process. With Hyphy being the new sound of the bay, it seems that most artists in the area are buying in and doing their part to contribute; bringing more attention to the region.

With eyes and ears on the Bay Area, Fredrock and The Trench Town Husltaz are bringing something else new and fresh to the Bay Area, West Bay to be exact.

They've conceived an idea to bring in something old and make it new and fresh again. They've recorded an entire album with a reggae twist. This isn't the type of music you'd expect to come out of the region, but they pulled it off. They've managed to keep the same vibe that the music intended, while rapping and singing over the instrumentals. Reggae Meets the West Bay will be dropping in August. Below we have 2 songs to check out from the album.

Trench Town Hustlaz -
Can You Go Dumb

Trench Town Hustlaz - Mobbin

Be on the lookout for a new album from TTH coming soon, featuring San Quinn, The Jacka and more. For more info check out TTH on Myspace.

Adon

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news 1184100533 - December 31, 1969 By : Here's a quick update on WC's new album "Guilty By Affiliation", which is set to drop August 14th. A 4-minute album sampler was recently released on Dub C's MySpace page, where the fans can get a sneak peek into Dub's album. You can also download the sampler below:

WC - Guilty By Affiliation (Album Sampler)

Be on the lookout for a new WC interview dropping very soon!

Nima

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news 1185199715 - December 31, 1969 By : At the start of 2007 we finally unveiled a hot new female talent to the world who goes by the name of Kitty. This Philippines born, South California raised artist has all the qualities needed to break through and become an established artist.

In one of our acclaimed
On The Come Up articles we introduced Kitty as well as showcased some of her current music to our readers to an incredible response. Today we are back to announce that her debut album "Makin' All Dogz Meow" is complete and ready for a August release.

Kitty, who has worked alongside and been under the watchful eye of countless artists and producers including The Eastsidaz, BattleCat, Fred Wreck, Suga Free and also Snoop Dogg, has just completed the 17 track album with production from 8 East, DJ Lethal, Steve Vicious and Cricet.

To the right we have the album cover for view and you can view the album's back cover and full tracklist here.

Below we have the lead single for download once again which we premiered back in January entitled "Stinky Face" - a production by Steve Vicious - as well as three brand new track snippets from the album.

Kitty - Stinky Face (Produced By Steve Vicious)
Kitty - That's The Bump (Snippet) (Produced By 8 East)
Kitty - Filthy Rich (Snippet) (Produced By 8 East)
Kitty - No One But Me (Snippet)

The album "Makin' All Dogz Meow" is scheduled for an August release through Fedha Entertainment, the official website to which can be accessed here. Make sure you stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on this release and take a moment to hit up Kitty on MySpace.

Rud

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news 1185847458 - December 31, 1969 By : Interscope artist Freddie Gibbs has recorded a diss track over the instrumental to 50 Cent's current single "I Get Money." Interestingly enough, the song seems to be aimed at a few of his fellow labelmates over at Interscope. We're leaving it up to you to decide who he's going at, so have a listen and discuss the controversial song in our forum.

Freddie Gibbs - I Get Money (On The Other Side)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest hip-hop news and audio updates.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1186780942 - December 31, 1969 By : Producer 9th Wonder is gearing up to release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2" on October 9th.

When asked about the album, 9th Wonder had this to say about it: "this record means alot to me! The crazy thing is, the actualization of Dream Merchant is an idea that is six years old. My Uncle Fred has crazy records; he was an avid collector from his days in NYC back in the 70’s. Back in 1987, I went to visit him and my Aunt, they lived in the South Bronx (East 169th and Grand Concourse) and it was my first trip to NYC.

I was only there for a week when the newspapers flashed “Scott La Rock killed” (crazy right). In 1991, my Uncle and Aunt moved to Winston Salem (North Carolina) and I was working in a UPS call-center in High Point (North Carolina) and made a crazy decision to quit my job and pursue music full-time. I went to visit my Uncle Fred afterwards, because I remembered all of those records he had when I was a kid. I went downstairs and the first record I pulled out of the crate was Jerry Butler’s “Dream Merchant.” I though the title was so fly, that I decided to do a compilation album with me doing all the beats and cats I knew that rhymed. I think more then anything; fate sparked my decision to do this all the way - just from that cover and that moment."


The album features guest appearances from Mos Def, Memphis Bleek, Little Brother, and Royce Da 5'9, among many others. We've got a preview track from the album as well. The carefree song is called "Sunday," and it features Keisha Shontelle & Chaundon. Download it below.

9th Wonder -
Sunday (featuring Keisha Shontelle & Chaundon)

Make sure to buy the record when it drops in October, and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on 9th Wonder.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1188515667 - December 31, 1969 By : We're back today with the fifth installment of Stix's two-month marathon of mixtape drops. "StixTape Months" will continue through the end of September, with a new mixtape dropping every Thursday right here on Dubcnn.

Today we're presenting "Fricxhen: The Pre-Album Sampler." One could call this project a full-length album, as it features all original tracks from the Watts MC. However, Stix said that "I just want to show people that I can make a mixtape of all throwaway songs, and they sound better than everybody else's albums!"

If these are just the throwaway tracks from Stix's forthcoming full-length project, imagine how great the album is going to sound! Take a listen for yourself by following the link below.

Stix -
Fricxhen: The Pre-Album Sampler [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Stix wants to hear from you, so be sure to drop your feedback on our forums and on his Myspace Page.

Stix also has two events coming up next week that should be fun to attend. First is the "Street Famous" Mixtape Release Party, which is happening on Thursday, September 6th. Come back to Dubcnn next week to grab your copy of the Stix and J Doe collaboration mixtape, and then attend the event if you're in the Los Angeles area. Check out this flyer for all the details.

The MC battle spot "The Pit" comes back on Saturday, September 8th for a new event as well. Check out this flyer for more information. For a first-hand look of what The Pit is like, check back next week for exclusive footage of the last event.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Stix and all of his upcoming projects.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1190076934 - December 31, 1969 By : Little Brother are scheduled to return next month with their third album "Getback". To ease the wait, Dubcnn is bringing you an exclusive Little Brother feature today. We linked up with Rapper Big Pooh, one half of the North Carolina duo, for an interview.

Pooh speaks his mind about the recent group changes which generated a lot of talk earlier this year. He also talks about him and Phonte working with different producers on the "new Little Brother sound", upcoming solo projects, the Hip Hop community in North Carolina, and much more.

As ever, you can read and listen to this exclusive interview and we urge you to leave feedback on our forums or email them to
liljay@dubcnn.com.


Exclusive Interview with Big Pooh of Little Brother

Be sure to pick up a copy of "Getback" when it hits stores on October 23rd. The official album sampler has been making its rounds last week. Check it out if you haven't done so already.

Little Brother - Getback Album Sampler (Mixed by DJ Flash)


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news 1191544702 - December 31, 1969 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 1192055386 - December 31, 1969 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 1196104251 - December 31, 1969 By : We're hitting you with back-to-back free mixtape downloads today! DJ Strong has put together a new mixtape called "Ps and Gs" to celebrate his forthcoming "Palm Trees and Gangstas" radio show and to kick off his new "Ps and Gs" clothing line. He decided to give this project away for free as a sampler of all the great things to come from him in the future. The mixtape features guest appearances from Strong Arm Steady, Bun-B, Paul Wall, Young Buck, Lil Eazy E, 50 Cent, Kartoon, Spider Loc, Tri-Star, Cashis, Baby Bash, Lil Rob, Young Dre The Truth, 40 Glocc, Bad Lucc, Keak Da Sneak, Roccett, and many more. Needless to say, this mixtape is a "must-download." Grab your free copy now by following the link below.

DJ Strong Presents "Ps & Gs" [Free Download]

Make sure to add DJ Strong as your friend on Myspace, and to head over to Hip-Hop West for all of your mixtape and hip-hop clothing needs. Hip-Hop West was nominated for "Best Urban Apparel Store in LA" by MyFox LA! Show your support for DJ Strong and Hip-Hop West by going here to vote and leave comments.

DJ Strong has also teamed up with Perfecto for the "Government Assistance: 1st and 15th With Perfecto" series. Until further notice, Perfecto and Strong will drop a free song right here on Dubcnn on the 1st and 15th days of the month. We're gonna put out the first track now as a warm up for the series, which will start in December. Check it out here:

Perfecto - Ooh Wee [Mixed by DJ Strong]

Don't forget that Strong is currently working with Rud of Dubcnn on the "Strong 25" mixtape, which we announced yesterday. This one-of-a-kind contest allows up-and-coming MCs to get placed on a major mixtape with the full endorsement of Dubcnn and DJ Strong. If you think you've got what it takes to grab one of the top 25 slots, use the link below to enter the contest.

Dubcnn & DJ Strong Present: Strong 25 (Contest)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest exclusive mixtape drops!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1199988408 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn had the fantastic opportunity to hook up with a true Hip-Hop legend, B-Real of Cypress Hill. He goes in-depth with us in this interview, and tells us about his new production company "Audio Hustlaz", how he hooked up with Young De and his upcoming project "The Harvest", where he's going to be showcasing new talent.

Of course we talk about his upcoming solo album "Smoke & Mirrors" which is set to come out next year, as well as the new Cypress Hill album that is being worked on right now.

B-Real also talks about working with DJ Quik and Fredwreck, his thoughts on Fergie's remake of "How I Could Just Kill A Man", a possible Psycho Realm reunion, his thoughts on Omar Cruz and Joell Ortiz and much more.

Go ahead and read or listen to the interview below:

Exclusive Interview With B-Real (January '08)

Hit up B-Real at brealonline.com, and come drop your feedback on the dubcc forums.

Nima

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news 1205189338 - December 31, 1969 By : Following a triumphant return to the mic after 6 years in 2006 with the critically acclaimed release of "Laugh Now, Cry Later", which debuted at #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop sales chart and #4 on the Top 200 sales chart, making it the years highest selling independent release in hip hop, the Godfather of Gangsta Rap, Ice Cube is ready to take center stage once again with his ninth solo effort. The highly anticipated new album, titled "Raw Footage" will be released on June 17th courtesy of his own independent imprint, Lench Mob Records.

Raw Footage is expected to include guest features by artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Nas, Scarface and WC. The hip hop legend also collaborated with producers Maestro, Emile, DJ Crazy Toones, Fred Wreck, Palumbo Beats, and Teak “Da Beatsmith” Underdue and Dee Underdue to name a few.

Currently in the studio, putting the final touches on "Raw Footage", Cube is also gearing up for his own headlining concert at this year’s South by Southwest (SxSW) festival in Austin, TX on March 15th at 8pm CST/9pm EST. Performing for an expected crowd of 20,000 plus fans, Cube will carry out crowd pleasing, classic material along with current hits, which includes the controversial, breakout record, “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” featured on his forthcoming new album.

For those not able to attend the free event, Cube has partnered up with Microsoft Corp. to live stream the performance exclusively on
UVNTV.com utilizing their groundbreaking, Silverlight technology, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the Web. Co-created by Cube and hip hop legend DJ Pooh, UVNTV is the world’s first real-time streaming television network online, complete with individual channels broadcasting unique content, a TV channel guide and broadband social network.

"We are excited to partner with UVNTV.com and SxSW to bring this live concert into the homes of people globally, using our Silverlight technology which delivers the high-def experiences that Ice Cube's fans will love," said Rob Pulciani, Microsoft’s senior marketing manager. To download Silverlight and watch Cube perform live at SxSW, visit UVNTV.com. For more information on obtaining tickets to the concert, visit sxsw.com.

Check out the remix to Ice Cube's current single "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" featuring Nas and Scarface by clicking here.

Nima

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news 1206124471 - December 31, 1969 By : Snoop Dogg held an official MySpace release party for his new album "Ego Trippin'" this past Wednesday at Opera & Crimson in Los Angeles. Being the hottest event in town, the club was filled to capacity very early on in the night, leaving hundreds of people waiting outside. Meanwhile, the party inside was in full effect with numerous guests in attendance including Baron Davis, Alchemist, Fred Wreck, David Banner, Yo Yo, Too $hort, apl.de.ap & Will.I.Am (BEP), Tom Greene, Battlecat, Kurupt, Daz, Soopafly, Roscoe, Damani, 40 Glocc, Alex Thomas, Apollonia and many others. The release party also included a one hour performance from Snoop Dogg covering all the classics from "Whats My Name", "Gin and Juice", "Next Episode", "Lodi Dodi", to new tracks like "Sexual Eruption", and "Life of Da Party".

Make sure to go out and support the Snoop Dogg "Ego Trippin'" album at your local record store.


JustinL

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news 1213310999 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn has assembled a video montage set to audio of Snoop Dogg introducing fans to the West Fest tour. This video showcases behind the scenes footage of West Fest artists in the studio and at music video sets. Look for Snoop Dogg, Daz, Kurupt, Warren G, Westurn Union (Soopafly, Damani, Bad Lucc), Warzone (MC Eiht, Kam, Goldie Loc), Fred Wreck, & Mistah F.A.B. on the West Fest tour, and check out the DUBCNN WEST FEST page for the latest updates.

SNOOP DOGG - WEST FEST (INTRO) [Video]

Make sure to grab your copy of the West Fest mixtape at a show near you. Check back for the duration of the tour as we feature exclusive footage and artist blogs from the road.

JustinL

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news 1213311837 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn had the great opportunity to talk to a West Coast veteran and one of the West Coast's rising stars at the same time: Kurupt and Problem. The young Compton MC tells us about his deal with Universal Republic, working with Snoop Dogg, his "I'm Toe Up" remix, upcoming mixtapes, how he linked up with Kurupt through Terrace Martin and much more.

Kurupt tells us about his numerous projects, with Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Fredwreck and DJ Quik to name a few, the new Dogg Pound album dropping this summer, as well as the "Dogg Pound Gangsta Grillz" mixtape.

Kurupt also talks about the influence that the feedback and criticism from the fans has on his music, where his head is at right now, what labels he's working with, the status on Roscoe and much more. Problem ends off the interview on a positive note with a few words on his music and working with Terrace Martin.

Read or listen to this exclusive interview below:

Exclusive Interview With Kurupt & Problem (June '08)


Be on the lookout for new music from these two on dubcnn soon, along with some new Terrace Martin.

Nima

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news 1213829260 - December 31, 1969 By : Years ago, a project was announced that had a lot of Bay Area fans excited. Underground legend Andre Nickatina and the late great Mac Dre (R.I.P.) were planning to do a collaboration project called "A Tale Of Two Andre's". The project never materialized and after the tragic death of Mac Dre it didn't look like it was going to see the light of day. Now in 2008, Andre Nickatina is putting out the album, "A Tale Of Two Andre's", a collection of classic collaborations, unreleased slappers and new remixes. The production on the album was handled by TD Camp, Nick Peace, Freddie Machete amongst others. Dubcnn has a preview track off the album availaboe for preview.

The track is called "My Homeboy's Chevy", make sure to check it out below:

Andre Nicktina & Mac Dre - My Homeboy's Chevy

To download "A Tale Of Two Andre's" on iTunes, click here.

Nima

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news 1215604213 - December 31, 1969 By : Early in 2007 we introduced you to an up and coming talent by the name of Dreamz. The Chicano artist who hails from the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area has been working on material for some time now and was brought to our attention when he linked up with Meech Wells last year and released the In My Stretched Out Limousine with Kokane, Shadow & Sporty Loco.

Since then he has been working with Meech Wells preparing his solo mixtape release "Tha Execution." The project - which Dreamz is releasing via the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network - is now completed and has been put together alongside DJ L-Gee.

"Tha Execution" features production from Meech Wells and the Soul Mechanix as well as appearances from artists including Konflict, E-White, Fredro Starr, Kokane, Mr Shadow, Lil Uno, Mack 10, Bad Azz and many more. To view the complete tracklist, mixtape covers and to download the full release for free please click the link below.

Meech Wells & DJ L-Gee Present - Dreamz - Tha Execution

We are certain you will enjoy the new mixtape and as such will be keeping you up to date with Dreamz and his future work with Meech Wells over the coming months. In the meantime check out Meech Wells' official MySpace page as well as Dreamz' official MySpace page for the latest news and media.

Rud

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news 1215711872 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn recently hooked up with Balance aka The Bay Area Mixtape King. Find out why his "Unsigned Legend" will be his final mixtape and why he thinks the Bay Area hasn’t stepped into the national spotlight.

Have you heard the term Don’t quit your day job? Well Balance tells us how his day job is an integral part to his success. Balance also tells us the best piece of advice that DJ Quik gave to him that impacted his career. Check out all this and much more in the complete interview available via the link below.


Exclusive Interview With Balance (July 2008)

As if that wasn't enough we have just received the Mixtape Sampler for the DJ Nik Bean presented "Unsigned Legend" mixtape which is set to drop on August 1st. Download it below now!

Balance - Unsigned Legend Mixtape Sampler

Drop your feedback on this interview on our forums and ensure you keep checking dubcnn for the latest news and media from Balance as well as interviews from our talented team of writers and contributors.

Rud

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news 1217442574 - December 31, 1969 By : We've been talking about it for months and it's almost here for you to purchase. Ice Cube's latest solo album, "Raw Footage" is dropping on August 19th and is set to be one of the standout releases of 2008.

So far we've had the singles Do Ya Thang [watch the video - see behind the scenes] as well as the street single Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It. We also brought you the streaming audio of Get Used To It featuring The Game and WC furthering the talk that The Game is set to join Westside Connection in place of Mack 10 for a new album.

Today we are happy to present a 19 minute "Raw Footage" album sampler that showcases some of the tracks that will feature on the album.

Ice Cube - Raw Footage Album Sampler

Enjoy the new music and ensure you support Ice Cube and Lench Mob Records by picking up a copy when it drops on August 19. In the meantime stay tuned to Dubcnn for a very special world exclusive.


Rud

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news 1218782193 - December 31, 1969 By : Next Tuesday the wait for Ice Cube's latest solo album, "Raw Footage" is over. The new album drops on August 19th and is set to be one of the standout releases of 2008.

So far we've had the singles Do Ya Thang [watch the video - see behind the scenes] as well as the street single Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It. We also brought you the streaming audio of Get Used To It featuring The Game and WC furthering the talk that The Game is set to join Westside Connection in place of Mack 10 for a new album.

At the end of last month we also released a 19 minute "Raw Footage" album sampler that showcases some of the tracks that will feature on the album.

Ice Cube - Raw Footage Album Sampler

Today we have the albums third single "Why Me?" featuring Musiq Soulchild and produced by Grammy Nominated Stockton, California duo Hallway Productionz.

Ice Cube - Why Me? (Feat. Musiq Soulchild) (Produced By Hallway Productionz)

Enjoy the new music and ensure you support Ice Cube and Lench Mob Records by picking up a copy when it drops on August 19. In the meantime stay tuned to Dubcnn for a very special world exclusive.


Rud

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news 1219215720 - December 31, 1969 By : We have a Bay Area Special Announcement: straight from San Diego, CA, we bring you Sabotawj, from the Rhymeside Family. Sabotawj (Pronounced “Sabotage”) is dropping his album Tomorrow Today on August 22, and we’ve brought you an exclusive download.

Tomorrow Today will feature Boroc of Dove Shack, Hussein Fatal of The Outlawz, Dragonfly, Blame One, Masia One, R.H.Bless and more with production from Da Cannibus Club, Domingo, Chops, Freddie Joachim and Nasty Boi Productions (UK).

To celebrate the release of Tomorrow Today, Sabotawj is hosting an album release party on August 22nd at DECO’S, downtown San Diego. For more information on this event and other Sabotawj news, go to MySpace.com/Sabotawjyostyle

We’ve got the single “Won’t Stop” as your exclusive free download, both the dirty version and radio edit. Keep an eye out for the upcoming exclusive Dubcnn interview with Sabotawj!

Sabotawj – Won’t Stop (Dirty Version) -- Produced By Nasty Boi Productions

Sabotawj – Won’t Stop (Radio Edit) -- Produced By Nasty Boi Productions

Keep breaking me off with those exclusives, feedback and hot story topic ideas via MySpace or email me at haywire@dubcnn.com


JonathanHay

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news 1219430238 - December 31, 1969 By : Back in January 2008 we caught up with B-Real for an exclusive interview where we discussed his long awaited solo album "Smoke & Mirrors." In that interview he told us how he hoped to have it out in May and described it as "...it's definitely different from Cypress Hill. Different content a little bit, different sounds and all that stuff. With Cypress Hill it's a certain formula, but with my stuff I had to be different, cause if I'm doing the same stuff, then I'm really not doing a different album, it would just be an extension of Cypress, and I don't want it to be an extension of Cypress. I want it to be able to stand on its own, that way when the Cypress shit comes, that stands on its own too."

Since then news on "Smoke & Mirrors" has been scarce however today we have news that B-Real has found a home to release the project on next year. January 27th, 2009 will see the long awaited release of "Smoke & Mirrors" via Duck Down Records

As B-Real indicated exclusively to us in early 2008 the project is set to feature Snoop Dogg, Damian Marley, Buckshot, Sean Price and Sen Dog of Cypress Hill. Production on the release is set to include tracks from DJ Quik, Fredwreck, Scoop Deville and B-Real himself for Audio Hustlerz Inc.

B-Real is the latest addition to Duck Down Records, who just recently announced a group project with KRS-ONE & Buckshot, that will be in stores in 2009, along with upcoming projects from DJ Revolution entitled "King Of The Decks" (September 16th) and a re-united Heltah Skeltah, comprised of Rock and Sean Price, aka Ruck, who, after ten years, are releasing their third album, "D.I.R.T." (Da Incredible Rap Team) on September 30th.

Dru Ha, co-owner of Duck Down Records told Dubcnn; "Adding another living legend in B-Real to our roster is really giving Duck Down a "dream team" line up for independent Hip Hop. Buckshot and I have been strategic with our label partnerships mixing the right blend of emerging artists with proven veterans. When you add the upcoming Random Axe Project (Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk collaboration set for a 2009 release) we're excited about our ability to continue contributing quality Hip Hop albums to the game."

B-Real is currently on the Dubcnn Sponsored Rock The Bells Festival Tour with Nas, Tribe Called Quest, Method Man, Ghostface, Immortal Technique, Kidz In The Hall and more. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for more on the "Smoke & Mirrors" project.

Rud

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news 1219781344 - December 31, 1969 By : To celebrate the releases that are already out and those that are set to land in stores before the year is out the label Gold Dust Media have released a sampler mixed by Large Pro containing tracks from 40 Cal, DJ Muggs & Planet Asia, Large Pro, Outlawz, Zion I, Brooklyn Academy and People Under The Stairs

The sampler - to which the cover can be seen in full via clicking the image to the right - is now available for download courtesy of the label and let me assure you, this is not to be missed!

The tracklist is below and features cuts from the soon to be released DJ Muggs & Planet Asia project "Pain Language" and also the long awaited follow up to the 2006 LP "Stepfather" from People Under The Stairs entitled "Fun DMC".

Gold Dust Media - Sampler (Mixed By Large Pro)

01) Zion I - Rush
02) People Under The Stairs - Step Bacc
03) DJ Muggs & Planet Asia - 9mm
04) Large Pro - Hardcore Hip Hop
05) Brooklyn Academy - What's The Buzz
06) DJ Muggs & Planet Asia - Drama
07) Zion I - Juicy Juice
08) 40 Cal - On My Shit
09) People Under The Stairs - The Wiz
10) Brooklyn Academy - Raise Ya Hands
11) 40 Cal - Shooters On Deck
12) Outlawz - What About Us
13) Large Pro - The Hardest

Enjoy the new music and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest from Gold Dust Media and releases from Large Pro, 40 Cal, DJ Muggs & Planet Asia, Large Pro, Outlawz, Zion I, Brooklyn Academy and People Under The Stairs.

Rud

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news 1220547256 - December 31, 1969 By : Dubcnn recently sat down with Rambo, the CEO of graphic design and production company Erratic Productions. Erratic has designed many of the mixtape covers you've been seeing recently on Dubcnn, and they also do the graphics for "The West Coast Grind" radio show.

In this piece, you'll hear about how Rambo linked up with West Coast artists like Hot Dollar & Jay Rock, and how he got his company off the ground in a short amount of time. This is an informative interview for those of you interested in how hard work and a constant grind can pay off.

Also featured on the page is an exclusive 11-track sampler of tracks produced by Erratic, with appearances from B-Real, Jay Rock, O Brown, Ab-Soul, Bias, and many more. To check all of this out, hit the link below.

Exclusive Interview With Rambo of Erratic Productions [September 2008]

Make sure to check out Rambo & The Erratic Productions Page on Myspace.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest exclusive interviews.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1225064112 - December 31, 1969 By : Super producer Fred Wreck who is known for creating West Coast classics with Snoop, Kurupt, Xzibit and more has released his Greatest Hits Episode 2 album. Fred is working as a VJ for MTV in Dubai and just last year he produced for 2 of the biggest pop artists in the world; Britney Spears and Hilary Duff to be more precise.

Here's an exclusive song from the Greatest Hits Episode 2 album:

Kanary Diamonds -
We Came To Party (Feat. Bo Rock)

Make sure you buy his Greatest Hits album over at Amazon or Itunes

Yash

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news 1225826145 - December 31, 1969 By : It's been a couple of years in the making with delays and pushbacks all along the way but right now there appears to be a date within reach that will stick for the long awaited release from Erick Sermon and Parish Smith - better known by their collective title of EPMD.

The duo are releasing the new album "We Mean Business" on their own imprint EP Records and having got back together after their initial split in 1993 the duo said in an interview earlier this year; "We’re not out here to conform to radio or worry about who’s digging it. The core fans are going to speak up and they’re liking it and that’s all who we care about.

We're gonna let the music do the talking on this one as we have just received the "We Mean Business" album sampler and we have it here for download or to listen to via our streaming flash audio players.

EPMD - We Mean Business (Album Sampler)

Enjoy the new music and ensure you help get the word out on the new album by spreading the download and streaming page links around - no direct linking - and drop your thoughts for on our forums.

Rud

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news 1225833185 - December 31, 1969 By : Crooked I's highly anticipated follow up to his "Block Obama" mixtape, "Block Obama II", as promised dropped today, on Election Day. "Block Obama II" is a 8-track deep EP, which is available for purchase now on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital retailers.

You can expect top notch production, courtesy of Jim Gettum, Rick Rock, Komplex, KG and B.H., with guest appearances from Das (I-15), Knoc'Turn-Al, Kobe and G.L. Smooth. The EP also features a Komplex-produced remix to Crooked I's single "Dream Big" with Akon.

You can download a sampler of the EP, featuring snippets of every track, by clicking below:

Crooked I - Block Obama II (Snippets)

Those of you who copped Joe Budden's latest project "Halfway House" heard a track featuring Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9" and Joel Ortiz. We have just received word that these four lyrical monsters have decided to joined forces as a group called Slaughterhouse, and they just leaked out another track to show their chemistry. Needless to say that this is a dream lineup for any Hip-Hop fan! Download the new track, which is called "Onslaught", by clicking below:

Slaughterhouse (aka Crooked I, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9" & Joel Ortiz) - Onslaught

Make sure to cop "Block Obama II" - and go out and vote if you haven't done so yet!

Nima

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news 1226944812 - December 31, 1969 By : Sabotawj (pronounced: sabotage) is an emcee, street poet, and self-proclaimed Entre-pioneer, who hails from Southeast San Diego, CA. Sabotawj began his mission in 1999 with his debut lp Rhymeside. After doing numerous shows around the world including Japan, and Bahrain, he returned home to work on his next album, Memoirs Of Da Hardcore. Released in 2001, Memoirs.. was the next step in his evolution, and was described by street heads as one of San Diego's classic records. Tawj’s music has been featured on several of Live Sockets Entertainment’s releases, including the On The Scene series, and Drift Battle.

In 2004 he released the album In Yo Hood, which showcased some of San Diego's finest emcees and producers, while following up in 2007 with Key 2 Da City. Earlier this year, Sabotawj teamed up with Order of ICC Productions to bring the underground banger Slanted Eyed Assassins.

In August of this year he dropped his newest album, Tomorrow Today, which features Hussein Fatal of 2Pac’s Outlawz, Bo Roc of The Dove Shack, Dragonfly of The Beggars/Black Lotus, Blame One, and Masia One.

Sabotawj has been featured on songs with the likes of Raekwon The Chef, Lounge Lo, King Tee, San Quinn, Lil Wayne, R.H.Bless, Cess Wonder, Dom Pachino of Killarmy, Napoleon of Wu Syndicate, Long Axe, and more! Production-wise he has been blessed with tracks by Domingo, Long Axe, Chops, Freddie Joachim, Da Cannibus Club, Da Surgeon Generalz, Order, and others!

Dubcnn has a track off Tomorrow Today for ya'll to check out called Luv Bout Ya Love which features Masia One and Bo-Roc of The Dove Shack. Click below to listen:

Sabotawj -
Luv Bout Ya Love (ft. Masia One & Bo-Roc of the Dove Shack)

Look for Sabotawj on various mixtapes around your way including Canada, UK, and Japan. "I want to bring the originality back to the culture so our seeds will have some strong roots for their foundation" says Sabotawj.

For more Sabotawj visit his official website, as well his Myspace page. The entire Sabotawj catalogue is also available on iTunes and all other digital download services.

Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Sabotawj on Dubcnn!

As always, hit me up on Myspace or e-mail me at chad@dubcnn.com with any thoughts, ideas, comments and stories, and be sure to drop your feedback in our forums.


ChadKiser

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news 1227514552 - December 31, 1969 By : It's hard to believe two years have already passed since Bay Area Hip-Hop veterans Zion I [DJ AmpLive & MC Zion] released the acclaimed collaboration album with The Grouch of Living Legends "Heroes In The City Of Dope" - for fans it sounds as fresh and as the day it dropped - for those that never picked it up we want to awaken you once again to Zion I.

Firstly lets re-cap with two tracks from "Heroes In The City Of Dope." The duo and The Grouch linked up with Mistah F.A.B. for Hit 'Em produced by AmpLive and we also have Trains & Planes also produced by AmpLive.

Now that fans and the curious alike are switched on lets move onwards with the new material from Zion I we have today. Zion I are currently heating up to release their latest album "The TakeOver" due for release on January 27th 2009 via Gold Dust / Live Up - regular visitors will have already heard two new tracks on the Gold Dust Media Sampler (Mixed By Large Pro) that we dropped back in August.

One of the tracks on that Sampler has been made the lead single from "The TakeOver" and a video has just been completed. "Juicy Juice" is the track and once again is produced by AmpLive. The video is a spontaneous and fun take on being at the top of one's game. See for yourself why the Oakland duo won't stop ballin' 'till there's plaques on the wall.

Zion I - Juicy Juice (Video)

As if that wasn't enough to whet your appetite for the release of "The TakeOver" Zion I have been leaking innovative tracks including remixes, verses and interpretations of/by the likes of Santogold, Public Enemy, Talib Kweli & more. The time has now come for those leaks to form a free mixtape entitled "The Search And The Seizure". This free project is built for heavy walkman rotation in the classic sense, the A-side features Zion I putting their spin on hip-hop classics, with the B-side stepping into indie rock and electro territory. Boom-bap addicts and fans of Amp's recent remixes for Radiohead, Jamie Lidell, Tapes N Tapes and more should have plenty to sink their teeth into.

We have "The Search And The Seizure" for Free Download as in mixtape format and also both Side A and Side B available to listen to or download individually via our Streaming Audio pages. The full tracklist and Old-School cassette covers are available on the Mixtape Download Page too.

Zion I - The Search & The Seizure (Free Download)
Zion I - The Search & The Seizure (Streaming Audio)

Enjoy "The Search & The Seizure" mixtape - spread the download and streaming page links around - no direct linking - and drop your thoughts for Zion I to read on our forums.


Rud

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