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news 1122174473 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ COUZ short for "Cousin" started his career as a DJ at a Hip-Hop club in Roppongi, Tokyo. After that, he performed at many West Coast events and Low Rider Shows mainly in Tokyo. Consequently, he had enormous support from West Coast listeners and people from all over the world. Plus, DJ EZ(Don of the 2Step) and also Naughty by Nature support him as one of their favorite DJs.

In addition to those supports, he went on tour with Funkmaster Flex during his Japan tour and The Beatnuts in during their Japan tour in 2001. Moreover, he was accepted by Big Boy of Power 106 FM in L.A. as a member of the Big Boy Family and he went on tour many times with Big, DJ E-Man, Xzibit, Kurupt & Roscoe, Ras Kass, Shade Sheist, Damizza and many celebrated Rapper's and DJ's all over the major cities in Japan from 2002.

Besides that, he has been releasing mixed CDs (Requirement items of Japanese West Coast listeners. For instance, Westside Ridin' series, Jack Move series, etc... ) every month, including shout outs and exclusive free-styles from Big Boy, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Xzibit, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean, W.C., Mack 10, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Damizza, Knoc-Turn'Al, Roscoe, Kelis, Lil' Mo and many Hip-Hop celebrities.

Now, he moved to L.A. and visiting Hip-Hop celebrities and their recording studio to get real sense, techniques of Hip-Hop and doing his own projects.

Here's an idea of what you can hear on his Mixtapes:

Deep Cover Intro With Snoop Dogg, Deep Cover with Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Switchez with Eazy E featuring Roc Slanga, Got It Locked with King Tee.

SGV

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news 1172760930 - January 1, 1970 By : As we reported last month XL Middleton has been putting together his latest release entitled "The Lost Tapes." The new album has just been released and is already available to buy from XL's official website Crown City Entertainment and will soon be on both CDBaby.com and TowerRecords.com.

"The Lost Tapes" includes the hugely successful singles "Wonderful Day" featuring Clinton Wayne & MP as well as "Coast Wit Me" which features Mista Mil, a track that has already received radio play all over the world from 76.1 Joint One Radio in Tokyo, to 102.7 Da Bomb in Hawaii, all the way back to California where it was played at Palm Springs' 92.7 on the Basement 24 radio show. Both of these tracks can be downloaded below.

As you might expect "The Lost Tapes" is a collection of new and unreleased songs that XL has recorded over recent years. It includes guest appearances and production from Shade Sheist, DJ 2 High of DPG Japan, and Black Daniels, who is rumored to be in talks with Universal about signing a major label deal.

XL Middleton - Wonderful Day (Feat. Clinton Wayne & MP)
XL Middleton - Coast Wit Me (Feat. Mista Mil)

For the latest on XL Middleton and to hear more from the album head over to Crown City Entertainment and remember to stay tuned to dubcnn for news and media.

Rud

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news 1185778780 - January 1, 1970 By : We have some news from the PutYourself Out camp that is sure to interest our readers over in Japan. Just over two years ago Shade Sheist toured all over Japan with Big-Boy and E-Man, selling out every venue in every major city.

On August 10 & 11, 2007; Shade Sheist will be back on Japanese soil this time alongside N.U.N.E. courtesy of Mauve-Asia. The tour celebrates the recent release of the pairs last solo albums over there, last years "Before The Waiting Before The Hating" from Shade Shiest and the debut from N.U.N.E. entitled "Nunetime."

The full flyer for the shows can be seen by clicking
here. Mauve-Asia is also offering clubs across the country to take up the chance to extend the tour and benefit from reduced costs as well as the chance to raise brand awareness across Asia and Australasia. For more details head over to Mauve-Asia and make sure you check out the official Put Yourself Out website.

Rud

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news 1189147937 - January 1, 1970 By : Just over a month ago we reported that Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E were heading to Japan in August to appear at a host of shows across the country [see; Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E Head East To Japan For August Shows].

The duo recently returned and informed us of a successful trip and event that saw them rock sold out shows; "We just got back from Japan and it was huge success. Our venue sold-out, we sold all our merchandise and we set the tone for next month's Ice Cube and WC concert in Japan," explained Shade Sheist.


Shade continued; "We have been invited back out for more shows this year, so we will keep you posted on the dates. While we were out there we hooked out with one of Japan's more popular Hip Hop artists, "Two-J" and we will be collaborating on a project to be released through Universal Music Japan."

He also told us that they are currently in talks to release their fashion line "Hands-On Clothing" in Japan. In other news Shade Sheist also informed us that he ran into Butch Cassidy and Damizza, who were also in Japan performing at a seperate venue, and got to talk before they caught a flight - suffice it to say that the much discussed Damizza and Shade Sheist feud is over, much to the delight of their sets of fans.

We have a set of photos from the event as well as some video that Shade Sheist and the Put Yourself Out family have provided. The videos can be seen here while the pictures can be viewed in our exclusive Event Gallery link below.

Dubcnn Presents: Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. On Tour In Japan (Event Gallery)

Enjoy the images and video and stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and media from Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E and the Put Yourself Out camp.

Rud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1199052965 - January 1, 1970 By : Few independent labels have acheived what PutYourselfOut have managed to do over the past few years. From countless projects, to touring and more the organisation has built a reputation for quality across the board. With 2007 now at an end Shade Sheist and PutYourselfOut wanted to give our readers a headsup on what is to come in 2008 and rest assured their reputation is only set to increase with what is to come!

First up for 2008 sees Shade Sheist and his Partner In Rhyme N.U.N.E. head to Canada for a Tour being put on by Dubcnn Featured Haze Entertainment.

The rest of the first quarter will see the duo also hit Taiwan and the UK as part of their heavy touring plans for 2008.

In terms of recording Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. have been in the studio recording with Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo and Y.A. (Tri-Star, Roscoe, Slo Stallone) for their long awaited "Movin Units" project that is now set to drop in 2008, the lead single will be premiered soon as entitled "Movin Like A Boss" produced by James Brown. As if that wasn't enough the two have already signed to J-Steez to release a sophomore project soon after that will see J-Steez producing the entire album. The first single from that release has just been completed and is called "Table Dance" featuring Eddie Kane Jr as well as a remix with XL Middleton.

In terms of solo projects, Shade Sheist has just started his third album while both Eddie Kane Jr and N.U.N.E. are finishing up their respective albums.

Regular Dubcnn visitors will be familiar with the PYO From Yo Hood video series that has been appearing on YouTube. PYO are now in talks with both VH1 and The E! Channel to take the project further under the title "Making The Comeback."

To wrap up - and this may be last but is by no means least - Shade Sheist and the PutYourselfOut family are proud to announce that they are taking over the world next year - literally - PYO will be releasing the world's first "WorldTape" in 2008 - what is a "WorldTape" you ask?

Well in an era when most artists are releasing mixtapes and Street Albums, Shade Sheist is compiling his greatest features, productions and exclusive never before heard music and droppin it for free in the United States. What's so original about that you may ask? Well under the title "WorldTape" Shade Sheist is going global by creating an editon for every major country in the world?

His recent silence from releasing new material has been the result of working with major artists and producers around the world in various countries to release the first "WorldTape" entitled "Out of Sight Out of Mind" - the cover to which can be seen in full by clicking the new image above. "Out of Sight Out of Mind," which is due for release in January 2008, will be the first in the "WorldTape" series that will eventually see versions appear for Japan, Canada, Italy, South America, UK, Germany and countless more. This is a completely new vision and Dubcnn and its readers are involved from the start.

We are calling out to any artists or producers from any country that want to be involved to come forward and get involved in this game-changing, world-impacting, promotion-heavy project. Get involved today by contacting theworldtape@aol.com.

It wouldn't be right if we dropped all this information without some fresh new audio and in true Dubcnn style we have a single from next months first "WorldTape" - "Out of Sight Out of Mind." The track sees Shade Sheist linked back up with Damizza (on production) and features previously Dubcnn Featured LeMarvin.

Shade Sheist - Glam Lyfe (Feat. LeMarvin) (Produced by Damizza)

Enjoy the new music and take some time to soak in all the information in this update. Don't forget to pay a visit to PutYourselfOut as well as SwurvRadio, the home of the "PYO Radio Show."

Rud

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news 1203535650 - January 1, 1970 By : The close of 2007 saw an update on Dubcnn of mammoth proportions from the PutYourselfOut team, detailing many of their plans for this year [click here if you missed that].

Since then Shade Sheist and the rest of the PYO collective have been busy making good on all the releases they listed in the 2008 plan. First up we have the latest news on the "WorldTape" - the first ever made - that will feature Shade Sheist's greatest features, productions and never before heard music with a twist - an edition will be made for every major country in the world!

The first project is the United States version and is entitled "Out of Sight Out of Mind" - the cover to which can be seen in full by clicking the image above. "Out of Sight Out of Mind," which is due for release now within just weeks, will be the first in the "WorldTape" series that will eventually see versions appear for Japan, Canada, Italy, South America, UK, Germany and countless more. As ever Dubcnn was involved from the start and called out any artists or producers from any country that wanted to be involved to come forward and get involved in this game-changing, world-impacting, promotion-heavy project. Those who haven't yet can still get involved today by contacting theworldtape@aol.com and submitting material.

In relation to the also mentioned Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. collaboration project "Movin Units" we are delighted to confirm that not only will Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo and Y.A. (Tri-Star, Roscoe, Slo Stallone) be contributing but that Crooked I has agreed to hop on the first single from the release entitled "Movin Like A Boss."

In other related news Shade Sheist recently peaked at #12 on the Myspace Rap Charts and has held a Top 20 position for some time now. The same success has also been seen on YouTube where they recently peaked at #11 on 'Most Watched' Musicians since they returned from Canada.

On that same trip, as you may remember from earlier this month's update C-Infamous, Shade Sheist & NUNE are "Movin Units, Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. also recorded a full album with C-Infamous in just 3 days - that is set for release in the coming months.

As ever we wouldnt drop all this news on you without some form of audio treat and today, we have not only the "Out of Sight Out of Mind" single Glam Lyfe that features LeMarvin and is produced by Damizza - but also the long awaited edition of the first ever Grand Theft Audio mixtapes to our Digital Download Network. Below is the link to the covers, tracklist and the full free mixtape download of Grand Theft Audio: Volume 1. Click the following links if you missed Grand Theft Audio 2 or Grand Theft Audio 3

Put Yourself Out - Grand Theft Audio 1 (Free Download)

Enjoy the new music and take some time to soak in all the information in this update. Don't forget to pay a visit to PutYourselfOut as well as SwurvRadio, the home of the "PYO Radio Show."

Rud

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news 1219446406 - January 1, 1970 By : As we all know, there's basically two ways to remix a song: Either rappers can jump on a song, or a producer can take an acapella and put a new beat to the song. But it's not too often that we get both. But Shade Shiest and C Infamous have taken time out of their busy schedules to add new fire to Mariah Carey's "Lovin You Long Time". As far as remixes go, we're getting the best of both worlds on this one. C-Infamous created new music for the song, while Shade layed down a couple verses. This isn't the first time Shade has been on a track with Mariah, he was also featured on the Japanese release of Charmbracelet. Check out the song below:


Mariah Carey feat. Shade Shiest "Lovin You Long Time" (C Infamous ReLit)


The song is already getting radio play in Vancouver, and should be appearing on LA radio stations soon. Make sure to check out C Infamous & Shade Sheist on myspace. And stay tuned to hear more music from both of them.

Adon

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news 1085557333 - January 1, 1970 By : Message from Nima & Yash:

What's happening ya'll? We want to appologize for the lack of updates and interviews in the recent weeks on the site. The reason is that we've both been incredibly busy working on the new projects for the websites, ya'll are gonna be blown away, just watch. First off, our dubcnn online store will be online next week, the homie Yash has been working on that, having meetings with the bank directors and such. So the Online Store is a done deal, you're gonna be able to cop all the CD's you can't get in your local stores, underground stuff, rare stuff, and of course, exclusive stuff. This will especially be a good opportunity for the numerous overseas visitors, as they won't be paying more for shipping than US users or anyone else.

But hold up, that's not it. Of course, we're gonna be going back to our daily news updates, exclusive audio, and our infamous interviews in near future. I know I've been lacking lately, that has been due to me finishing my studies in June, so I've been incredibly busy studying for the final exams, it's all gonna be done early June though. So your boy is gonna be back pumping out interview after interview real soon! In the meanwhile, Yash has completed a grip of interviews, and I have some waiting to go up too. Here is a little list of the interviews that should go live in the coming weeks:

Domino
Krayzie Bone
C-Bo
Shade Sheist
Damizza
Michelob
Dilated Peoples
Butch Cassidy
Caz
The Relativez
40 Glocc
Battlecat
Big Moz

and many more to come.

So shit is about to go down in a major way, so stay true to us right here at dubcnn.com, your West Coast News Network, we ain't going no where, we comin' back harder than ever!

And ya'll know about the highly anticipated West Coast Unified Vol. 1 CD we're dropping, to read all about that check the next update, or if its already up when you read this, the update above. Oh boy!!!!


Nima

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news 1085557499 - January 1, 1970 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!

Nima

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news 1085557573 - January 1, 1970 By : Mob Life Records are about to drop their 'On The Grind' mixtape next month, its expected to be one of the hottest mixtapes to hit streets this year, with an all-star line up including MOP, Cormega, The Outlawz, PYO (Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E.), Too Cool, Young Buc, E-White and more.

Cablez album titled, 'Tha Movement' is out now if you missed it, featuring guests Mutulu Shakur, Outlawz, Spice-1, JT The Bigga Figga, San Quinn, Assassin, Muszamil, Hassachi Ryda & Nzingha Shakur!

For information on all Mob Life Records projects, visit www.mobliferecords.net


Overseer

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news 1087077610 - January 1, 1970 By : Straight from Los Angeles, California comes the group Funq Ruut mixing a rare blend of Cali street hop & soulful r& b. Funq Ruut consists of different members from different L.A. groups coming together as one.

The group members are Risk & Rocc from the group Westside Knuckledragg, Doubleowe & Glocc from Warzone, Tee Lee & Drastic from The L.A. Zuu, Shadeaux, Casper and Classik from Tru Game, along with Bokie Loc who is the brother of CPO - The Boss Hogg and has done producing for the likes of Battlecat and The Eastsidaz. Also included are Burn & JT from Drowzie Entertainment.

Here's a tight song called
"Mary Jane".

For more audio go to www.wcrydaz.com


Yash

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news 1088535771 - January 1, 1970 By : The Pedestrian is walkin’ it like he talks it on this hookladen, jeep ready album slated for release by Blak Ice Records. Third Degree, who hails from South Central Los Angeles, grew up living right around the corner from Dub C of Westside Connection. “I went to Hiphop High,” says Third. “Washington High School was where I came up. A lot of hiphop people have gone there, like Dub C, Crazy Tunes from The Maad Circle, YoYo, DJ Alladin, and Sir Jinx, who DJ’s for Xzibit, and more. Crenshaw High may have had the sports people locked up, but Washington has had the music people.” Third Degree is destined to be the next hiphop alumni to speak with authority.
With rhymes constantly flowing out of every pore of his being, Third is definitely at no loss for words. The album, which is largely produced by the musically eloquent Yabie, is tightly packed with 21 serious tracks, including the runaway single “Do My Thang.” This quotable album is consistent all the way through, with no fillers or throwaway tracks. “I like real writers who have subjects and topics,” he professes. “I’m a purist kind of guy.” Third points out that Yabie’s work “sounded like music, it didn’t just sound like beats. He had a whole band of people available to play guitar, bass, all that. He thinks in a very musical way.” In this manner, he compares Yabie to DJ Quik. “He’s got a unique style. I can’t quite figure out his formula.” The single, "Do My Thang," will be out soon.
The battle-ready rapper’s name came his basketball days. “We called ourselves the Burn Unit,” he says. “We had names like Thermostat, Third Degree and Lava Rock.” Third’s government name is Wayne Guillory. “Like guillotine. It’s French,” he explains. “All my people come from Louisiana.” Either way, the world is his. It’s Wayne’s world, as he’s young, gifted and black, and prolific to an extreme.
His father was a coach, who lost his life to cancer. “My mom was real concerned about me after he died. That year, she asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and I told her. Had my father lived, I would have definitely not gotten those turntables!” he reminisces, shaking his head with a smile. Third became obsessed with hiphop with gospel-like devotion, and he began interpreting the world through the mind of a rhymesman. It seemed that every event in life was suddenly transformed into a searing rhyme by the verbal prodigy.
The prolific Third notes, “The single “Do My Thang” is a way to introduce me to people. I felt it was representative of where I was coming from. It lets people know a couple things about me, and I feel it describes me,” explains Third.
“My raps give people another view of Los Angeles. People who don’t live here think it’s all either gangbanging or Hollywood. L.A. is not all about being a gangsta. I just wanted to make this record about the regular person in L.A,” he concedes. Third believes there’s a lot of pressure to rap about banging, because some of the earlier great L.A. rappers before them. “People who don’t even gangbang,” he points out. “I think rappers should talk about what they do. If you gangbang and you rap, talk about gangbangin’ in your rap. If you sell crack all day, talk about selling crack all day. Whatever it is that is you. That’s what “Do My Thang” is all about. Just be yourself. If it’s you, do it. If not, don’t do it.” He adds, “Some of my best friends bang. But that’s them. It just never occurred to me to do that.”
As far as his home front, Third’s neighborhood is well-known for being Crips territory. “NHC, Neighborhood Crips. Them and Watergate Crips. They’re kind of borderline,” he observes. “Slip from Comptons Most Wanted, he stayed in the Watergate for a while. As far as the NHC, Dub C, Cube and Crazy Tunes stayed there.” He comments that there’s just one little street that separates everybody.
The intersection on the album’s cover is the nearby corner of Imperial and Western. However, in many ways, Third’s songs reflect corners all over the country, so his rhymes hit home with those who are both near and far.
Jay Z and Ice-T may have “99 Problems,” but Third says he has “Problems” of his own. “The reason I wrote the song “Problems” is that for some reason, people always come talk to me about things they need to get off their chest. So I listen a lot. One day I was arguing with my mother, and that was one of the things that came out. I’m not saying don’t talk to me about your problems. I’m just saying come back in a while, because I have mine to figure out.” Some of Third’s own deepest, personal predicaments are revealed in the song, including the fact he has a handicapped brother.
The inspired “Stylistic” is one of Third’s favorite tracks on the album. “I was listening to “Betcha By Golly Wow,” and I like to make up words to songs, so that’s how that came about. It’s basically telling people I have a new style here in L.A.,” says Third. “I studied niggas’ style and found what not to do, it’s the total opposite, I rock it better than you, whoever you are niggas bite and get trophies, a Grammy for their best Tupac on Karaoke.”
“Hit This 40” is a party song, and it’s also an anti-gold diggers song. Its 40 proof melody came about much in the same way, but it comes from a Chaka Khan song called “Night In Tunisia,” which Third used that part for the song’s chorus. Going even deeper, he explains, “It’s actually a remake of a Coltrane song or something like that she was doing.”
Observes Third, “The culture of Los Angeles is gangs, and people get influenced by it a lot, like the white t-shirts and all, so it definitely isn’t all hip hop here. However, I can take you to places here that are definitely hiphop. But yes, a lot of it is gang culture here. People in the parks out here aren’t breaking and rapping against each other; it’s probably drinking and smoking weed, and a fight is going to break out any minute. But still, there is definitely a hiphop community in this city.” The disc’s determined track “The One” is Third’s way of saying, “I’m entirely here for hiphop.”
With “Favorite Shade Of Brown,” it’s all good, and love comes in all shades to Third.
“Eye Candy” features Pupa Don, one of the illest West Coast dancehall cats.
There are a slew of other radio driven songs on the album, and the Pedestrian is no doubt, walking tall. You’re now at that intersection of hiphop beats and masterful rhymes, as the Pedestrian is making his way through your speakers.



Nima

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news 1091484009 - January 1, 1970 By : We all know West Coast Hip Hop has been strugglin' to get exposure for the past couple of years. This musical slump might have many different reasons, it might be the artists not putting out top notch music, or the industry intentionally blackballing the West Coast...

One thing's for sure though, we want this to change. And this is why DubCNN, the West Coast News Network, is teaming up with Enexes, your Entertainment Gateway. Together, we're going to start a new movement, and it's in motion as we speak. The A&R of Enexes, Frank Nitty, who many of you might know as THE man behind everything going on on the West Coast, is recruiting an army of soldiers, hungry to record new music. Not just the same shit you've been hearing over and over. But some FRESH music.

Dileone, the CEO of Enexes.com, is backing the movement by providing us with the studio, where Goldie Loc from Tha Eastsidaz has eagerly been recording for the past few months along with the legendary Chocolate and many more. I'm not going to disclose too much about the new projects, as it's still in the beginning stages, but we will be having regular updates, right here on DubCNN.com, so stay tuned.

Now on to the alliance between Enexes and DubCNN. We're taking HipHop on the internet to the next level. If you aren't hip to Enenex yet, hit up
www.enexesartists.com and check it out. If you're an independent artist and are trying to get cracking on the internet, this is for you. Enexes offers you a website, including store and everything. With the Enexes profile, everybody can know who you are, what you do or what you're trying to do, with just a few clicks. And they will be able to buy your music, right there.

This is new age promotion. You control it, not a label. And that's how it's supposed to be. We're going to give you a more indepth view on the future developments, so make sure to check back right here on DubCNN real soon.


I know we've been kinda slow with the updates and interviews in the past few weeks, but believe me, you're not prepared for what's about to come. I'm not even gonna spoil it for you, just sit back and watch, DubCNN is gonna bring you more than just news and interviews on the West Coast. We're gonna have it in a way where you're going to feel like you're RIGHT THERE, watching every step of what's happening of the West Coast, wether you live in Australia, Japan, Russia, New York, or in L.A.

It's about to be big, oh boy!

www.dubcnn.com | www.enexesartists.com

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news 1092805531 - January 1, 1970 By : PUT YOURSELF OUT's highly anticipated "GRAND THEFT AUDIO 2" project is now available for preorder at: WWW.PUTYOURSELFOUT.NET. The project features 18 tracks of incredible music and features almost every artist imaginable including 2PAC, THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and EAZY-E! Preorder now and get "GTA2.5" before it is released to the public! Free! "GTA2.5" picks up where "GTA2" ends, so you are getting 2 big projects when you order one! As always, "GRAND THEFT AUDIO 2" is a *FREE* project (you only pay for shipping & handling). Units are moving fast, so don't wait too long to preorder your free copy!

1.ERRBODY THUGGED OUT: EDDIE KANE JR./N.U.N.E./SHADE SHEIST/SKANLESS
2.OTTA OTTA: SEAN PAUL/N.U.N.E./BEYONCE/SHADE SHEIST
3.STEP OUT: THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G./P.DIDDY/SHADE SHEIST N.U.N.E./BEENIE MAN/JOKER
4. SHITS MAJOR: N.U.N.E./SHADE SHEIST/SKANLESS
5.BOUNCEN: N.U.N.E./KURUPT/SKANLESS/SHADE SHEIST/SNOOP DOGG
6.MY SITUATION: THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G./SKANLESS/SHADE SHEIST/N.U.N.E./BIZZY BONE
7.CITY BOY (REMIX): TOM G.
8.ANYTHING U CAN HANDLE: SKANLESS/USHER/PETEY PABLO/ZONE(R.I.P.)/SHADE SHEIST
9.HARD FOR ME: SHORTY BANG/KAYNEZE/LOW MB(OFTB)
10.WHAT WOULD U DO: NATE DOGG/N.U.N.E./MARIAH CAREY/SHADE SHEIST
11.IM GONNA FUCK: N.U.N.E./KAYNEZE/SHADE SHEIST
12.HENNY N COKE: XL MIDDLETON/REV
13.BLOWIN INDO: LIL FLIP/TOW DOWN
14.KILL YOU IN YO SLEEP: 2PAC/SKANLESS/NITTY BLACK
15.REAL TREES: NATE DOGG/N.U.N.E./SHADE SHEIST/NITTY BLACK/SKANLESS
16.I BETCHA: JUVENILE/SKANLESS/SHADE SHEIST/N.U.N.E.
17.JOHN DOE: EAZY-E/DJ QUIK/SHADE SHEIST/AMG/HI-C/SWIFT
18.SHE LIKE MY PIMP: N.U.N.E./50 CENT/SHADE SHEIST/SKANLESS

PREORDER YOUR COPY NOW: WWW.PUTYOURSELFOUT.NET



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news 1093035825 - January 1, 1970 By : Freestyle Session 8-Annual B-Boy / B-Girl battle. Brought to you by: CROS1 and Grassroots Productions, Extra support by: Armory Hip Hop and Project Sweatshop.

Main Room: $20,000 B-Boy Battle. Winner will receive $5,000 and a trip to Japan for the Freestyle Session World Finals in Tokyo. Upon arrival in Japan crew will receive another $3,000. Also prizes from sponsors. Total cash and prizes will be over $20,000!

Dates: August 21st & 22nd 2004 (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Aqua Dome, Long Beach
Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach CA 90802
Event hours: Saturday: 2 to Midnight & Sunday: 2 to 10:00pm
Food Court & Hip Hop Marketplace
All Ages

Performances from Blackalicious(Saturday), Big Daddy Kane(Saturday), DJ Jazzy Jeff(Saturday). Black Eyed Peas featuring Stylelements(Sunday), B-Boy Monster Squad, Slick Rick(Sunday), Q-Bert(Sunday), MURS(Sunday), DJ Relm, Wild Child of the LootPack and Stones Throw(Sunday). And more to be announced!

Also just added outside vending with DJ's spinning all day. Funk Style Session Room Featuring the dopest Funk Style DJ's Poppers, Lockers and Funk Stylists representing from all corners of the world.

Freestyle Session Room: This room will be non-stop music and will feature the top DJ's in all different types of music styles.

Confirmed DJ's: ELEMENT(Versatile DJ's/ AZ), Fingaz (1200 Hobos/Cali Untouchable DJ's), Charlie Rock (Rock Steady Crew), Abel (Faktions/Stack Vinyl), Pjoe (Faktions), Dynamix (Faktions), Derrick D (Triple Threat DJ's), Unique (Armory Hip Hop/Empire DJ's), Steven Flex (Armory Hip Hop/Empire DJ's), GRock (Empire DJ's), Ruthless (Empire DJ's), DJ MAR (Top Nation Japan)And many more to come.

Graff Battles: NYC vs LAMC. Battle hosted by ONE MAN ARMY.

B-Boy/B-Girl Battle: $5,000 cash to winning crew.

Brainstorm MC Battle Preliminaries: for $1000 and a trip to Seattle for the Brainstorm 4 battle at the Bumbershoot featuring Nasty Nas. Over 60 crews have entered so far.
here

Buy tickets now or at doors day of show (cash only)

FOR MORE INFO Freestyle Session, DJ Element

VENDOR INFO: Wendigirl@aol.com

Here's The Flyer



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news 1094026490 - January 1, 1970 By : COME AND GET YA PARTY ON WITH CAZ, ALONG WITH SHADE SHEIST, N.U.N.E., & CHUCK NUTT CELEBRATING HIS NEW ALBUM "HOOD HITZ" AND THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW VIDEO "I AM" FEAT. E40, FAT JOE, CLISPE, BIG TIGGA, LOON AND MORE! FREE GIVEAWAYS AT THE SHOW SO DONT MISS CAZ ALONG WITH HIS FOLX TEARIN UP THE 805!

Check out the flyer to the show
here.

Nima

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news 1095644139 - January 1, 1970 By : Goldie Loc from Tha Eastsidaz entered into a distribution deal with Enexes.com (also deals with Bad Azz & Shade Sheist) to release not only his solo album, "Tha After Party" (buy here), but also what appears to be a compilation called "The Distributor".

We dont have much information on this project as of yet (outside of the promotional ad) but we'll keep you posted as details develop.
Check the links below for the ad. Thanks to Axle for this news.


Flyer 1
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news 1096981646 - January 1, 1970 By : Green Lantern remixed The Game's smash hit "Westside Story" on his newest tape Shade 45 (Sirius Business). It's a completely new beat, banging if you ask me, and they added Busta Rhymes to it who dropped an exclusive verse.

The shit is pretty dope, Busta talks about him being on Aftermath, and more. Check it out below:

The Game & Busta Rhymes - Westside Story (Remix)

Enjoy!

Nima

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news 1097631011 - January 1, 1970 By : HMV Japan have put up what appears to be the cover of Snoop Dogg's new album, modestly titled R & G: The Masterpiece.
The first single with Pharrel "Drop it like it's hot" is currently doing the rounds on radio.

Click here to check out, but don't ask us for the translation.


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news 1098470425 - January 1, 1970 By : The first episode of the new hit series "Glass" a real life based story of how the game can play tricks on even the hardest of the hard.Watch as the everyday hustles and life that used to come so easy to caz start to drive him to the border of him asking how important is this life of Glass!!!!!!!!
Get the first episode of Glass guest starring in this first episode Shade Shiest plus the soundtrack on dvd/cd plus CAZ new video I AM FT.E40 for $13.99 shipping and handling free.

send check or money order to :
roderick irving 5617 charlotte pl.
palmdale ca.93552

PAYPAL USERS:
PayPal is the secure payment processor for your seller, Xodus Media.
Pay To:
Xodus Media
Payment For:
Hood HITS/GLASS

Currency:
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MAKE SURE YOU LIST ITEM AS GLASS.........
watch for a new episode starting every month in feb.2005



Also be on the lookout for the Caz/Layzie Bone album entitled "Head Knocka's" coming soon!!



For more info in the Glass dvd series goto
http://www.ghrec.com/store


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news 1109027364 - January 1, 1970 By : Los Angeles, February 21, 2005- Multi-Platinum producer and Cypress Hill Mebmber, DJ Muggs and Justos 2003 Mixtape award winner DJ Warrior are releasing Mash Up Radio Volume 1. The mixtape is a cd version of DJ Muggs syndicated radio show that airs on four stations
in the U.S. and the Shade 45 channel on Sirius Satellite radio.

Mash Up Radio Volume 1 is a rock/rap mixtape of all exclusive mash up radio mix of hip hop vs. rock blends. Some of the exclusive Mash Ups on the mixtape include Jay-Z vs. Sublime, Nas vs. Led Zeppelin, and 2Pac vs. Jimi Hendrix.

“I hooked up with (DJ) Warrior a six months ago, and I really wanted to get down on a project that would represent the re-emergence of the west”, said DJ Muggs. This marks the first time Soul Assassin, DJ Muggs and Cali Untouchable DJ –DJ Warrior have collaborated on a mixtape.

“It was an honor to be working with (DJ Muggs), and this is just a teaser to what we both offer on mixtapes and the radio”, said DJ Warrior, Cali Untouchable DJs lead member and L.A’s Mixtape King about working with Muggs.

“This is not just your average mixtape, it’s just massive”, DJ Warrior added. Mash Up Radio can be heard every Monday from 10p.m. to 12a.m. eastern time on Sirius Satellite Radio channel Shade 45.

The Mash Up Radio Volume 1 is available at www.HipHopWest.com


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news 1109731243 - January 1, 1970 By : South Central rapper Caz has been putting material on a consistent basis since his 2000 debut Thundadome. He just recently released Hood Hitz, which is a CD and a DVD. Anyone who's heard Caz knows he's not afraid to diss someone. Xzibit has got it and now the West's newest face, Game is catchin' Caz' wreck, with a track simply titled, Crippin', which uses "Westside Story" as it's back drop.

If you're at all interested, here's the video for his single "I Am" featuring E-40.

Caz's Glasshouse Records also has some Latin Hip Hop artists. Here's the first single from the Latin Kings Of The West Coast called "Don't Stop." The first single from LKW is just a taste of whats to come from their album, Born And Raised, which boats cameos from Layzie Bone, James Debarge, Baby Bash, Slow Pain, LA Nash, Kurupt, Chico Debarge, Krayzie Bone, Mack 10, Fat Joe and more.

The album is dropping along with their DVD SEries Glass, which stars Caz, Seven, Shade Sheist, Layzie Bone and, a new guest star. Every month this series will drop a new album and DVD from Glasshouse/Hellafyde Records. A new Episode will drop every two months and look for a sick new roster from GlassHouse/Hellafyde in the upcoming year.

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news 1110519820 - January 1, 1970 By : Fellow SickSide Soldiers!

The long awaited interview with The Kings of Underground Hip Hop, Sick Jacken, DJ F.M. of The Psycho Realm along with Cro and Cynic of Street Platoon, together known as Sick Symphonies; granted us an exclusive sit down interview. Dubcnn got the chance to ask all the questions that fans world wide, from Japan, Eroupe and straight back to their famed city of Downtown Los Angeles. Dubcnn asked questions about the past, present, future and everyting in between.

This exclusive interview was about an hour and some change, I asked everything from the highly anticipated Mixtape turned album called Sick Symphonies Presents: SickSide Stories that will be released this June, along with other prjects, like The Black Havana Tribe. Of course we had to touch the subject of Big Duke's condition and surprises he has in the works. Street Platoon's new album, I even took it back to the "Chicano Pride" days. We also spoke about B-Real rumors, tours, their clothing lines, and what’s next for Sick Symphonies!

Thanks to SGV and JoeC you will be able to see it, hear it or read it!
I am doing my best to transcript it for everyone who doesn't have the capability to download audio or video. How was the interview you ask? One word. S I C K!

Check out the offical website
ThePsychoRealm





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news 1112647358 - January 1, 1970 By : The third installment of the Anger Management tour will be on the road beginning July 7, it was announced today. This will be the first tour Eminem has done since the November 12 release of his latest album, Encore, which is approaching five-times platinum sales in the U.S.

Joining Eminem on tour for all but the first two dates is 50 Cent, whose new album, The Massacre was released on March 8, and has already sold almost 3 million copies. This is the first U.S. tour that pairs Eminem with partner in rhyme 50 Cent. Like Eminem and his Shady Records family, this will be a family affair for 50, with G-Unit joining him on the road. 50 Cent is just beginning to shoot his film debut, and due to the movie's production schedule he will be unable to appear at the first two dates, Indianapolis, IN and Columbus, OH. Ludacris will be taking his slot for those shows. King of Crunk Lil Jon along with his East Side Boyz will start of the night off right for the entire tour.

"We've been waiting for the right moment to go on tour, and it all finally came together," said Eminem. "We wanted to put together the best lineup we could...I'm always trying to top the last tour whenever I go out. I think we're really doing it this time."

Eminem's entire Shady Records family will be on the road with him for the five and a half week run. Besides hearing songs from Encore performed live for the first time, concertgoers will see performances from D-12, Obie Trice, and the newest addition to the family, Atlanta's Stat Quo, who recently signed to Shady/Aftermath and is already creating a buzz at press and radio. Shady artist and award-winning mixtape king Green Lantern will, as usual, be behind the turntables.

50 Cent added: "Whenever I get together with Em you know it's going to be hot. Right now, I don't see anything that will stop this from being the tour of the summer. You better put in for that time off from the job now, before somebody else beats you to it. Or quit your job so you can see every show."

Those who can't quit their jobs can tune in to Sirius Satellite Radio's Shade 45 channel all summer long for tour coverage, exclusive live performances, and backstage interviews. Also coming this summer is the DVD from 2002's Anger Management tour, which features live performances from Eminem and D-12.

The tour will wrap in Detroit with two shows at the home of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park. These shows promise to be as legendary as the one-off hometown show at Detroit's Ford Field in 2003. Dates are as follows:

July 7 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 8 - Columbus, OH - Germaine Amphitheater
July 11,12 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center
July 14 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
July 17 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheater
July 19,20 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
July 22 - San Diego, CA - Coors Amphitheater
July 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Hyundai Pavilion
July 24 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center
July 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
July 28 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Centre
July 29 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 31 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheater
August 1 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater
August 2 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheater
August 5 - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
August 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Tweeter Center
August 8,9 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
August 10 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center
August 12,13 - Detroit, MI - Comerica Park


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

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

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

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


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

Enjoy, and look for much more coming soon!

Nima

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news 1119384148 - January 1, 1970 By : June 20, 2005 (Los Angeles, CA) Multi-platinum rap producer DJ Muggs has joined forces with critically acclaimed hip-hop duo Self-Scientific and formed a new label, Angeles Records. Angeles is the latest addition to Fontana Distribution, the independent distribution division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company. Initial releases will include DJ Muggs vs. GZA, a unique collaboration between Muggs and Wu Tang Clan’s GZA. The second release, Change, is the much-anticipated follow-up LP by one of LA’s most talented, but underexposed groups, Self-Scientific. Both albums are due out in October.

The industry has changed profoundly over the past decade,” explains Chace, the MC of Self-Scientific, about why they decided to ink a label deal of their own. “The majors aren’t interested in --or prepared to-- deal with developing acts anymore.”

That’s where we come in,” explains Muggs, and adds that while most indie hip-hop labels today are putting out very left of center music, Angeles is about “true, pure, quality hip-hop.”

Muggs and Self-Scientific are true entrepreneurs in every sense of the word,” notes Steve Pritchitt, General Manager of Fontana, “we are thrilled that they have chosen to be part of the Fontana family.”

Most known for his seminal work as the DJ and producer behind the legendary rap group Cypress Hill, Muggs has worked alongside rap heavyweights from Dr. Dre, Wyclef, Mobb Deep, GZA, and RZA, to name a few. Indeed with such an extensive credo, Muggs is a heavyweight himself. Also part of the group the Soul Assassins, Muggs today has his own radio show on Sirius Satellite on Shade 45 called “Mash-Up Radio” and tours with multi-platinum groups like Blink 182. Most recently, Muggs scored one scene in the new Ice Cube movie "XXX.”

Self-Scientific, composed of Chace Infinite and producer DJ Khalil, burst on the scene with their much lauded LP, The Self Science. Since then, Khalil, long heralded as one of L.A.'s best up and coming producers, has kept busy working with Dr. Dre and Aftermath Records on a production deal. MC Chace can be heard on Sway and Tech’s latest album Back to Basics and Talib Kweli’s Beautiful Mixtape Vol. 1. The duo released a compilation earlier this year called Gods and Gangstas.


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news 1119950810 - January 1, 1970 By : L.A. artist Third Degree is set to drop his debut album, "The Pedestrian," on August 2nd. Last week we dropped some information on the project, see 'Third Degree : "The Pedestrian".' Here i have some audio from the project for you including the single, "Do My Thang," which features Bay Area hiphop veteran E-40. Click Here to see the "The Pedestrain" album cover. The release is set to feature 21 tracks, including the single "Do My Thang," featuring E-40 and will drop on Blak Ice Records, look for more news and audio as we get it!

3rd Degree - "Do My Thang" (Feat. E-40)

3rd Degree - "The Pedestrian Preview Mixtape" (Includes "Do My Thang," "I Got This," "My Way," "Favourite Shade of Brown," "The Pedestrain" and "Novemeber.")

Some of you will be pleased to know that Chris "The Glove" Taylor mixed all these tracks, you may remember his work with Dr. Dre and more recently on Chico & Coolwadda's "Wild N Tha West."

Enjoy and please drop feedback on the tracks over at our West Coast Connection Forum.

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news 1121737034 - January 1, 1970 By :
Swollen Member Moka Only is getting ready to release his fourth major album, "Desired Effect". Moka actually has over 20 full length LP's but most are very hard to find. Moka reached out on this album, getting features from the likes of Jay Dee, MF Doom, Madchild, K-OS and more. We have the first single "Once Again" available for you to check out. The song features Madchild, and is probably not what you're expecting it to be. Moka went from picking his teeth with the bones of cadavers, to just wanting to be in love.



Check out the song:

.:Moka Only featuring Madchild "Once Again":.

Desired Effect is set for release on August 16th in Canada.

Moka also has another album set for release this summer. "Dirty Jazz" will be available this summer in Japan only.

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news 1122623919 - January 1, 1970 By : Live & Direct from New York City, Dow Jones & Dv One (DJ for RockSteady Crew) came by Sirius Radio and Shade 45 to sit down and chop it up a little bit on the Cipha Sounds Effects morning show. They talked about The Rocksteady Crew anniversary that Dv One is takin part of and is an Official Rocksteady Crew DJ and Dow Jones dropped some knowledge about up coming projects and the Ras Kass NY show that is goin down this Saturday at B.B.Kings in NY.

For more info checkout Shade 45 for one of the hottest morning shows in the world with Cipha Sounds & Angela Yee... West West Ya'll! And be sure to pick up Dow Jones new mixtape Play Your Position Vol. 3 hosted by Meech Wells at
2ndChanceProductions.com and all your favorite hood spots, the streets know what it is.

Big shouts to Dow!

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news 1123089869 - January 1, 1970 By : Kamikaze is an Oxnard, California native that has been rapping since the age of 11. However, he hadn't actually begun recording his material until recent years. He had been heavily involved in the DJ scene and was known to his hometown as DJ Klimaxxx.

Rocking anything from House or Hip-Hop parties to raves and band concerts. However, in the summer of 2001 he faced another one of life's tragedies and lost his baby's mother and was driven to write and record a ballad entitled "Dear Desiree."

He has since then never stopped writing and recording music. He has been heavily influenced by some of hip-hop's legends such as the group N.W.A. and rappers Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and Big Pun as well as many Underground Latino recording artists such as Kid Frost, Proper Dos, Cali Lifestyle, Cypress Hill, Lighter Shade Of Brown and Lil Rob.

After learnning the power of the Mixtape, he has been recording his first Mixtape entitled "Tha Streetz Iz Talkin' Mixtape" (Volume 1). Which includes many of his trials and tribulations in life, as well as some personal beefs in the streets. He hopes to some day work with many established West Coast artists as well as Hip-Hop's living legend The Game. As for now, he hopes you enjoy the following tracks off his soon-to-be released Mixtape. So look out for it.

Here's a couple songs off his Mixtape for you to peep. This is called "Dreams Come True":

Kamikaze - Dreams Come True

This is a track over Xzibit's "Paparazzi":

Kamikaze - Paparazzi

For more information feel free to email Noizelab@msn.com.

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news 1123226016 - January 1, 1970 By : It's been a while since we heard from the guys over at Put Yourself Out but they're back with 2 new releases, one from Shade Sheist the other from N.U.N.E.. The CD's feature a variety of artists including, Knoc-Turn'Al, Kurupt, Jayo Felony, Y.A., Mariah Carey, Mack 10, Techniec, Bone Thugs & Harmony and many more. The covers are show here, left and right. Check below for the tracklists and look for audio coming soon! Click Here To Order!

Shade Sheist - "Before The Waitin, Before The Hatin" (Back Cover)
01) (I Got) What U Need (Feat. LT Hutton)
02) I'm Still Here (Feat. N.U.N.E.)
03) Makes Me Wanna F You (Feat. N.U.N.E. & Knoc-Turn'al)
04) Enjoy Myself (Feat. Jayo Felony & Knoc-Turn'Al)
05) Bigger Than Rap (Feat. Y.A., Jayo Felony & kurupt)
06) What Would You Do (Feat. N.U.N.E., Nate Dogg & Mariah Carey)
07) Not From
08) Stack Bangin (Feat. Mack 10 & Techniec)
09) X The Club Up (Feat. The Goodfellas & Fingazz)
10) Paper Paper (Feat. Bone Thugs & Harmony)
11) R.I.C.O. Gangstas (Feat. Kurupt)
12) Bonus Track

N.U.N.E. - "N.U.N.E. Time (Back Cover)
01) Your Girl (Feat. Shade Sheist & Skanless)
02) Hey Baby!
03) Holla Back
04) When Im High (Feat. The Delicks)
05) Line Em' Up (Feat. Shade Sheist)
06) Xtacy (Feat. Skanless)
07) Makes Me Wanna F You (Feat. Shade Sheist & Knoc-Turn'al)
08) Gangstafied Lady (Feat. Nate Dogg)
09) Heat 2 The Streetz (Feat. Shade Sheist, Richbo & D. Young)
10) California (Ride) (Feat. Richbo)
11) We All In (Feat. Skanless)
12) Hard In The Paint (Feat. Caz & Knoc-Turn'Al)
13) What U Gon Do Wit It (Feat. Klev & Wilbo)
14) High Everyday (Feat. Klev)
15) Gangstafied Lady (Feat. Nate Dogg) (Remix)

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news 1125425458 - January 1, 1970 By : Earlier in the month we dropped the information that Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. of Put Yourself Out were back with 2 new releases. The CD's feature a variety of artists including, Knoc-Turn'Al, Kurupt, Jayo Felony, Y.A., Mariah Carey, Mack 10, Techniec, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Nate Dogg and many more. The covers are shown here, left and right. Once again i have the tracklists below and the single from each release.

Shade Sheist's single is called "Enjoy Myself" and features Jayo Felony & Knoc-Turn'Al, while N.U.N.E. enlists the help of Mr "It Aint A Single Til I'm On It" Nate Dogg for the smooth, "Ganstafied Lady". Shoutout to Shade Sheist and the guys over at Put Yourself Out. Now i know when we dropped this update last time 1000s of people ordered, well those that didnt, check the audio and head over now to
Order The CDs!

Shade Sheist - "Before The Waitin, Before The Hatin" (Back Cover)
01) (I Got) What U Need (Feat. LT Hutton)
02) I'm Still Here (Feat. N.U.N.E.)
03) Makes Me Wanna F You (Feat. N.U.N.E. & Knoc-Turn'al)
04) Enjoy Myself (Feat. Jayo Felony & Knoc-Turn'Al)
05) Bigger Than Rap (Feat. Y.A., Jayo Felony & kurupt)
06) What Would You Do (Feat. N.U.N.E., Nate Dogg & Mariah Carey)
07) Not From
08) Stack Bangin (Feat. Mack 10 & Techniec)
09) X The Club Up (Feat. The Goodfellas & Fingazz)
10) Paper Paper (Feat. Bone Thugs & Harmony)
11) R.I.C.O. Gangstas (Feat. Kurupt)
12) Bonus Track

N.U.N.E. - "N.U.N.E. Time (Back Cover)
01) Your Girl (Feat. Shade Sheist & Skanless)
02) Hey Baby!
03) Holla Back
04) When Im High (Feat. The Delicks)
05) Line Em' Up (Feat. Shade Sheist)
06) Xtacy (Feat. Skanless)
07) Makes Me Wanna F You (Feat. Shade Sheist & Knoc-Turn'al)
08) Gangstafied Lady (Feat. Nate Dogg)
09) Heat 2 The Streetz (Feat. Shade Sheist, Richbo & D. Young)
10) California (Ride) (Feat. Richbo)
11) We All In (Feat. Skanless)
12) Hard In The Paint (Feat. Caz & Knoc-Turn'Al)
13) What U Gon Do Wit It (Feat. Klev & Wilbo)
14) High Everyday (Feat. Klev)
15) Gangstafied Lady (Feat. Nate Dogg) (Remix)

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news 1127199417 - January 1, 1970 By : Yet again the Cali Untouchable DJ, DJ Warrior is nominated for Mixtape DJ of The Year award at the 8th annual Mixshow Power Summit, being held in the Bahamas, Sept 27th - Oct 2nd. He's up against NY's Kay Slay, Green Lantern, Big Mike and Whoo Kid and the South's DJ Drama.

You can
Cast Your Vote Now.

DJ Warrior is the only West Coast DJ Nominated for Justo Faison's Mixtape DJ of the Year Award at this year's Mixshow Power Summit. DubCNN, RapTalk Media Group, StrongHouse, HipHopWest.com, and Cali Untouchable DJs would like to congratulate DJ Warrior and all the nominees for this year's award. THE WEST COAST IS IN THE BUILDING!!

Also, check Warrior in Japans premiere Hip Hop, fashion, and lowrider culture magazine Tight Magazine. It features the Cali Untouchable DJ in and Ice Clothing photo spread and includes Mash Up Radio 1 and C.U. Club Hitz Vol. 1 features. Check out pages from this months issue:

Cover, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3.

Once again! Congrats to Warrior! We got your back!!

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news 1127416916 - January 1, 1970 By : Shade Sheist has asked dubcnn to let you know that Put Yourself Out's "Movin' Unit's Tour" will be stopping through Fresno, CA tomorrow night. The details are outlined below, if you can hit up the club and support Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., Eddie Kane Jr and the rest of the PYO family! Tell them dubcnn sent you and im sure they'll show you extra love!



September, 23 2005 at Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club
1045 F Street, Fresno, CA 93706
B95 Presents: PYO Entertainment: Movin Units Tour / Coach Mixtape Release Party

For more Put Yourself Out information hit up the brand new DJ Quik -
My Space Page. Thanks again to Shade Sheist for hitting up dubcnn.

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news 1127509900 - January 1, 1970 By : Back with that slap West Coast Livin Promotions, Godzilla Ent and Po No Mo Entertainment Present Dow Jones Play Your Position Vol. 4 "Supa Size Ur Hustle" Hosted and showcasin South Central's Kenny Kingpen (formerly Poppa LQ). This is sure to be another classic Dow Jones mixtape featuring brand new exclusive bangers from Kenny Kingpen ft. Yukmouth, C Bo, Ras Kass, Kam, Mitchy Slick, Mad Lion, Big Hutch aka Cold187um, Bosko, Menace, E Blak, Fifth, with new production from the I.E's very own Demolition Men producer Tone Touch & Hi Tek...

Plus this tape is filled with exclusive new music from Ras Kass ft. Talib Kweli, Al Gator produced by Timbaland, Tha Liks, Dilated Peoples, Crooked I, 40 Glocc, Balance, Sick Symphonies, Lil Eazy, Mistah Fab, Redman plus more including new production from Dow Jones, EA Ski, E Swift, Cool & Dre, Alchemist, Scott Storch and Dow Jones production partner and new west coast heat maker J Hen and their artists The Parker Bros. Fall in line and Play Your Position and Supa Size Ur Hustle wit Dow Jones & The Regime's Kenny Kingpen.

Tracklisting:

01. Play Your Position Vol. 4-Intro (prod. by Dow Jones)
02. Yukmouth, Kenny Kingpin, C Bo & Mitchy Slick-Bring It Along (prod by Hi Tek)
03. Ras Kass ft. Talib Kweli-Go Crazy
04. Parker Bros-Leon Phelps (prod. by J Hen)
05. 40 Glocc-Strugglin
06. Crooked I-Cali Boyz (prod. by Scott Storch)
07. Kenny Kingpin-Turn It Up (prod. by Hi Tek)
08. Dilated Peoples-Back Again (prod. by Alchemist)
09. Bloodbath ft. Kenny Kingpin-Fucc What U Feelin (prod. by DK)
10. Paul Wall ft. Bun B-They Dont Know
11. Kenny Kingpin-Bigga Than That (prod. by Tone Touch)
12. Al Gator-In Da Streets (prod. by Timbaland)
13. Kenny Kingpin ft. Mad Lion & Ras Kass-Gun Check
14. Tha Liks-Flute Song (prod. by E-Swift)
15. Mack 10 ft. Nate Dogg-Like That
16. Kenny Kingpin ft. Yukmouth & Fifth-Outta Control
17. Mistah Fab ft. G Stack & Bavgate-N.E.W Oakland
18. Kenny Kingpin ft. Bosko-Goes Hard (prod. by Tone Touch)
19. Redman-Rush The Security
20. Kenny Kingpin ft. E Blak-Bounce Back (prod. by Tone Touch)
21. Lil Eazy-Gangsta Shit (prod. by Cool & Dre)
22. Kenny Kingpin ft. Menace-Ups N Downs
23. Balance ft. Seam-Rise Up
24. Dr Dre-Back At It
25. Sick Symphonies-Ghetto Sport
26. Kenny Kingpin-Bend Corners (prod. by Tone Touch)
27. Shade Sheist ft. Jayo Felony & Knocturnal-When I See U
28. Kenny Kingpin ft. Big Hutch aka Cold187um-Killas, Dealers & Theives (prod. by Rthyum D)
29. Kenny Kingpin ft. Kam-The Corner
30. Kenny Kingpin-There It Is There (prod. by Tone Touch)

Streets can look for this project worldwide this weekend audio snippets will be up and as always you can get Dow Jones mixtapes at
2ndChanceProductions.com

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news 1129023580 - January 1, 1970 By : As some of you may know a year or so ago a DVD copy of this concert surfaced under the name Untouchable - A West Coast Dynasty In Concert in Japan.

Death Row have just officially released this in far superior quality and at an amazingly low price.

As i'm lucky enough to own both DVDs I've done a full comparison of both DVDs
here on our official forum.

The post includes

- Full set list for both dvd's with differences highlighted.

- Details of Daz's changed lyrics to Me In Your World dissing Dr Dre. On stage they say song is intended for the Dogg Pound album West Coast Aftershock. Obviously it never made it, but did end up on Death Row's Greatest Hits.



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news 1130197972 - January 1, 1970 By : I wanna introduce two artists to ya'll, that the Hip-Hop crowd might not be familiar with. I'm talking about Ms. Triniti, a Carribean Dancehall artist, and E-Dee, originally from Jamaica, living in Los Angeles for the last 4 years. They've been creating a large buzz in the Reggae/Dancehall scene, specially in Japan, where Ms. Triniti has been having alot of success.

Ms. Triniti has her album "Ragga Hop" in stores now, I have three preview tracks from the album for ya'll, one of them featuring Kojo, from The System, who I updated ya'll on a while ago. For more information on Triniti, and to order "Ragga Hop" online, check out her website
mstriniti.com.

Ms. Triniti - Fa Da Love Of Da Dancehall
Ms. Triniti - Hot Again (ft. E-Dee & Junior P)
Ms. Triniti - Dangerous (ft. Kojo & E-Dee)



Now on to E-Dee. He moved to L.A. from Jamaica 4 years ago and has since been building a loyal underground following. He has performed on every major reggae festival to come to California. The list of aritsts he’s opened for reads like a who’s who list in Dancehall-Reggae music like Beanie Man, Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Bouty Killer. He is featured on three songs on Ms. Triniti’s EMI-Toshiba’s top selling release that is still climbing the charts.

He is currently finishing up his album "JA 2 LA Di World". The single “R U Ready?” is in rotation at many radio stations. Again, I have three tracks for ya'll to check out. The song "Between The Sheets" uses the same sample as Biggie's "Big Poppa", they flipped it Reggae style, it's off the hook! Check out the music below:

E-Dee - R U Ready?
E-dee & Jahzmyne - Between The Sheets
E-Dee - Enemies

For more information on E-dee, hit up his official website e-deeonline.com.

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news 1133176050 - January 1, 1970 By : Having received the accolades of "Best Westcoast Mixtape of 2003" (Grand Theft Audio) and "Best Westcoast Mixtape of 2004" (GTA2) it was only a matter of time until PutYourselfOut and Shade Sheist went for the 3-Peat with GTA 3. We have the first single to be released off the project, "Hey Yo," which features, Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., Eddie Kane Jr. and Nate Dogg. Shade Sheist and the whole PYO group are working hard to make this as good as its predecesors.

Look for more news and audio from the project and dubcnn soon! Check out the new track below and drop feedback over at the forum.

Shade Sheist - Hey Yo (Feat. Nate Dogg, N.U.N.E & Eddie Kane Jr.)

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news 1133534328 - January 1, 1970 By : Just this week we dropped the exclusive new single from the forthcoming GTA 3 mixtape from PutYourselfOut with Shade Sheist which features N.U.N.E., Eddie Kane Jr. and Nate Dogg. Well since then the PYO MySpace page has been redesigned and has a new track from the mixtape up which features R Kelly. We also received a freestyle by Eddie Kane Jr. called, E-K-JR and have that available for you to download below! Look for his album "Contradictions" in early 2006. We will have more news and audio from this and other projects over the coming weeks, look for big movements in 2006 from PutYourselfOut.


Dubcnn would like to congratulate the artists and staff of PYO on hitting 100k sales this year!

Eddie Kane Jr. - E-K-JR (Freestyle)
Shade Sheist - Hey Yo (Feat. Nate Dogg, N.U.N.E & Eddie Kane Jr.)

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news 1133972499 - January 1, 1970 By : As we announced last month dubcnn have teamed up with Sykeone Records to venture into events and promotion in the UK. We are currently putting the finishing touches to the format of 2006's "Back In The Day Tour. On Friday night, December 9th, is the launch night for the venture, we originally had plans to have headline acts Bryan Abrams & Gonzoe however due to circumstances beyond our control those artists cannot perform. The show's however go on, we will be featuring the talent from Sykeone Records that will be part of the tour in 2006 as well as offering exclusive pre-sales for tickets for events next year which include acts such as Domino, Bad Azz, Shade Sheist, Tha Liks and more!

Anyone who goes to either of the events, on the Friday or the Saturday and registers their details as readers of dubcnn and/or forum members get an exclusive 20% Off All Tickets to Any gigs in 2006. So just for showing up not only will you be supporting dubcnn and sykeone, we will also get you on a VIP List to receive a discount on the events we run next year! If you have any queries please email me at rud@dubcnn.com and i will be happy to help

Dubcnn Entertainment & Sykeone Records Present
"Back In The Day 2006: The Tour" Launch Night
Date: December 9th 2005
Venue: The Camel Rooms, Fulham SW10 (Doors: 7PM)
Tickets: Ł5 (on the door)
Contact: tickets@dubcnn.com or tickets@sykeone.com
Direct Ticket Line: 07731559395
Acts; DJ Filthy Rich, IFlow, Spinarchy, Shane Doumain, L Hoss & N3RY

Dubcnn Entertainment & Sykeone Records Present
"Back In The Day 2006: The Tour" Launch Night
Date: December 10th 2005
Venue: Soul Cellar, Southampton (Doors: 7PM)
Tickets: Ł5 (on the door)
Contact: tickets@dubcnn.com or tickets@sykeone.com
Direct Ticket Line: 07731559395
Acts; DJ Filthy Rich, IFlow, Spinarchy, Shane Doumain, L Hoss & N3RY

Come down and enjoy live music, cheap drinks and get yourself on the VIP List for next year, once you are on the list not only will you receive the 20% year long discount we will also automatically enter people into competitions we run for free tickets before each gig. Support the venture to help us bring the acts you want to see live in the UK.

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news 1133985500 - January 1, 1970 By : We had the pleasure of reviewing the latest Tupac DVD "Live At The House Of Blues."

Overseer and myself put our heads together and even compared the old Japanese version to the new official US/European version.

If you had the japanese version and wonder whether this is worth purchasing too, Dubcnn's review will be of great help to you.

So make sure you checkout our review by Clicking Here!


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news 1134808467 - January 1, 1970 By : Jay 211 of Re-Up Entertainment is currently finishing off his upcoming album, "Conduct", which is slated for release in early 2006. The release has appearances from, amongst others, Ras Kass, Strong Arm Steady, Coolwadda and Shade Shiest with production credits including Da Riffs & Rick Rock. We have two tracks for preview below which gives a sample of what to expect on the release, the first, "Conduct", is produced by Nick Fury who laced the beat for "Game Over" by Lil Flip. Rick Rock laid down the instrumental for the second, "Birthrite," which has been on rotation here in the office since we received it.


We will have more news on this project and other Re-Up Entertainment releases soon, stay tuned! Enjoy the music below and drop feedback over at the forum. You can also visit the official site of Jay 211.

Jay 211 - Conduct (Produced By: Nick Fury)
Jay 211 - Birthrite (Produced By: Rick Rock)

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news 1135228194 - January 1, 1970 By : The Mixtape King of L.A., DJ Warrior has been dropping Classic Mixtape's for years now. He's dropped two volumes in his Ill Street Dues (Not Blues, like it has been reported on other sites) series. He's coming back the third installment, with the bi-coastal pairing of Talib Kweli & Sony's Newest signee G. Malone.

The Cali Untouchable DJ is in the studio, ready to pump out this new Mixtape, live on the 1s and 2s. This mixtape will be
done solely on the Rane/Serato Scratch Live, so he will be accepting
MP3 submissions to be considered for 2 (Two) Unsigned Hype spots on the mixtape!!! If interested please respond back to CaliUntouchableDJs@Gmail.com ASAP with: DJ Warrior "Next To Blow Section" written in the subject line. He will fill you in on how to submit your material. Good luck to all you artists out there!

In case you've missed his first two installments, peep them out:

Ill Street Dues Pt. 1 and Ill Street Dues Pt. 2

DJ Warrior has been featured in countless Magazines, TV Shows, Videos, and a handful of Motion Pictures such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, LA Xlarge, Mun2, Dubcnn, Hollywood Homicide, Wanna Bes, Tha Block DVD, WhoMag DVD, Vibe, XXL, The Source, Rime, Import tuner, YRB, Ozone, New York Times, AllHipHop.com, Showcase, Fresh Coast, Infusion, Down, Tight Mag Japan, Scratch, and many many more

DJ Warrior recently signed a deal with DJ Muggs and Self Scientific's Angeles Records and his Cali Untouchable Radio album will be coming sometime in 06/07. Also DJ Warrior and The Outlawz with dead prez will be releasing a mixtape album this February 2006!

Look out for these Warrior Projects in 06:

DJ Warrior & Compton emcee's the Young Hoggs Mixtape Album coming the Second week of Jan. DJ Warrior with G. Malone & Talib Kweli Ill Street Dues III dropping in Jan. DJ Warrior teams with dead prez and the Outlawz, Mixtape Album to drop in Feb. through Koch Records. He takes a trip up North to the Bay Area to collab with A-Wax on Cali Untouchable Radio in Feb. As well as, Jacka of Mob Figaz for another Mixtape in Late Feb, also.

He goes a bit South to Fresno and links with Planet Asia on the Diagnosis Mixtape dropping in March. Heading back to the Bay, this time with his partner DJ Strong, the duo team with Vallejo legend B-Legit for a Mixtape dropping late March. To end the first quarter, Warrior hits us with another Cali Untouchable Radio, this time it's the New West Edition, also dropping late March.

Here's the scan of DJ Warrior in Rolling Stone magazine as a Top 10 Mixtape DJ alongside Kay Slay, Drama, Clinton Sparks, Big Mike, Green Lantern, Vlad and others.

Warrior In Rolling Stone

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news 1135772052 - January 1, 1970 By : Three exclusive mixtapes in three days, who else can do this?! We are back with a temporary download of a mixtape which came out earlier this year by Vancouver DJ Thirrzty, "Tha WestCoast Toast Vol 1." Since it came out in January it has been all over the Northwest and received a host of great feedback, as a result Volume II has already been completed. As a New Year treat for the dubcnn visitors DJ Thirrzty has offered us the mixtape for free download until January 2nd 2006. It features DJ Thirrzty, Prodeje from S.C.C, Tha Realest, Big Wy and Tha Relativez, Flexxarally, Rez Offical, Supaman, Crooked I and more.


The mixtape is 13 tracks and is a precursor to Volume II which has just been completed for a January 2006 release.

DJ Thirrzty would like to thank Shade Sheist and P.Y.O Ent, Prodeje from S.C.C, Crooked I, YaBoy, Sky Balla, Playa Rae, Flossy, Diamonique, DavidBanner and all the artists involved in the West Coast Toast series. If any artists on the westcoast are serious about getting promotion and marketing then contact kayacrew@walla.com

Lookout for the new WestCoast Mixtapes from DJ Thirrzty "Outta Tha EastSide A Tha V.B.C and "From Tha V.B.C 2 Tha L.B.C and E'rething in between."

For now enjoy the free limited edition download courtesy of Thirrzty Brand Ent. and dubcnn.com available until January 2nd 2006 as a New Years gift to all fans of the West Coast.

DJ Thirrzty - Tha Westcoast Toast (Mixtape) *Download Time Exceeded: email rud for more details

01) Young Day - It Might Sound Crazy
02) Tha Relativez - Californya (Feat. Crooked I)
03) Supaman - Knock 'Em Out
04) Livewire - Why U Hatin' On Me (Feat. Sire Ace)
05) Tha Realest - Summatyme
06) Young Day - East$ide A Tha Tree
07) Flexxarally & Michelobe
08) Rez Official - Keep It Movin'
09) Tha Realest - I Give'z A F*ck (Feat. Twin)
10) Tha 5 Footaz - Smashin' (Feat. Warren G & Kurupt)
11) Big Wy - Bompton
12) Prodeje - Flagrant
13) DJ Thirrzty - Outro

Thanks to DJ Thirrzty and Thirrzty Brand Ent. for the exclusive mixtape offering, fans download it and drop feedback over at the forum.

Rud

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news 1136540542 - January 1, 1970 By : Following the massive success of Mash Up Radio "Volumes 1 & 2" DJ Muggs presents this special limited press collectors edition straight from the airwaves of Mash Up Radio. Mash Up Radio is the top rated show on Sirius Radio's Shade45 which broadcasts on Monday Nights from 10-12PM eastern time. This release contains 19 new and original remixes which features artists on Aftermath and its sub-labels. You can hear artists such as, The Game, Eminem, 50 Cent, Obie Trice, Mobb Deep & G-Unit remixed with artists and bands including, The Beatles, System Of A Down, Jimi Hendrix, Slayer, NIN & many more.

This release only has 4000 copies in print so make sure you grab a copy while you can! To view more details on the project including a tracklist you can now bookmark dubcnn's new Release Date section and for this release go directly to the Aftermash details page. Visit Angeles Records for more details on this and other releases from them.

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news 1138224446 - January 1, 1970 By : The Put Yourself Out Camp have been busy recently working on various projects including the "GTA 3" mixtape which will now be a collaborative effort with the L.A. Mixtape Kings; DJ Warrior and DJ Strong. The mixtape is complete and is scheduled for a February release. As ever we have been blessed with a preview for Part III of the award winning mixtape series, we have the audio from a track by The Natives, the group which comprises of Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.. Check that track out below and drop feedback over at the forum.


The Natives - How We Make That (Feat. Nitty Black)

In related news The Natives (Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.) have now completed their album "Movin Units" and are currently weighing up options before deciding on a home for the project which they plan to have out before the summer. Many of you have been asking when you can hear more from N.U.N.E. recently and we have news that he has completed his sophomore release "N.U.N.E. & The Gang" which will follow the release of the group album. As ever Shade Sheist is working hard in the studio to release his third LP later this year. 2006 is set to be a big year for the Put Yourself Out camp with new music, dvds and a re-developed webpage, as ever dubcnn will keep you informed.

Finally we have been allowed to release the track that many of you have been asking for from the XBOX, PS2 and PC game; "25 To Life" which features Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.. The track appears as "You Got" in the game which has been mentioned in the IGN.com Game Review. To listen to the song download it below and don't forget to check out the Put Yourself Out My Space page for more news and audio.

Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. - 25 To Life

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news 1139516122 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back with some news from Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E. and the rest of the Put Yourself Out Camp. They have been busy working on various projects including the "GTA 3" with the L.A. Mixtape Kings; DJ Warrior and DJ Strong as well as working on solo releases for the roster. Recently they completed the signing of a new group on the label called The Conference which consists of Briz from Philly and Mav from Connecticut. The groups unofficial third member is Eddie Kane Jr. and all three of them can be heard on an exclusive dubcnn download track; Bend Dat Back which will appear on the "GTA3" mixtape.

You will hear more of them on the "GTA3" release and PYO's next mix-album release "Rich in '06" later in the year. Briz, one member of The Conference, is currently holding down the "Battle of the Beats" champion's seat on Raleigh, NC radio station K97.5. This is his fourth consecutive week serving emcees like a waiter. If your in the area tune in and check him out.

In related PYO news, the camp were hanging out with The Black Wall Street last week, now known as Brazil & Wilmington. As a result of the two camps meeting we can exclusively reveal that both N.U.N.E. & Shade Sheist will feature on Young Life's (B&W) upcoming mixtape and Young Life will be on the "GTA3" release. While another B&W emcee Kleva The Terrible will be jumping on both Shade Sheist's next solo album as well as some cuts on "N.U.N.E. & Da Gang."

Look for more news, audio and video from PYO and the B&W collaborations over the coming months. Until then check out the audio posted above and drop your thoughts over at the forum.

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news 1144914525 - January 1, 1970 By : As we reported last year Shade Sheist and his company PutYourselfOut we're preparing to release the third edition in the mixtape series; "Grand Theft Audio." The two previous installments received accolades including "Best Westcoast Mixtape of 2003" (Grand Theft Audio) and "Best Westcoast Mixtape of 2004" (GTA2). We released the first teaser track from the album; Hey Yo, which features Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., Eddie Kane Jr. and Nate Dogg. Since November 2005 the work has only increased on the project and we made the announcment in January that they had aligned with the L.A. Mixtape Kings; DJ Warrior and DJ Strong to release the mixtape.

PutYourselfOut, saddened by the death or Proof of D-12 on April 11th, have released another track from the mixtape which they are now dedicating to the late MC; the track, "Legends Never Die" sees Tupac Shakur & The Notorious B.I.G. united once again. This track available below will feature on the "GTA 3 - Cali Untouchable Radio" mixtape due later this year.

PYO Present - Legends Never Die (Feat. Tupac Shakur & The Notorious B.I.G.)

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news 1148373585 - January 1, 1970 By : Another release to add to the "Must Buy" list in two weeks is the third installment in the Grand Theft Audio series by Shade Sheist. The street album is scheduled to drop on the now famous date of 06.06.06, the date also chosen by Ice Cube for his latest offering "Laugh Now, Cry Later.

With this offering Shade Sheist and long term collaborative partner N.U.N.E. have compiled an offering to suit many musical tastes and preferences. The album was set to be in conjunction with the Cali Untouchable DJs however due to CU's workload the album will be a PYO Incorporated album release.

We have the single from the release below entitled "Playmate" and is a twist of the classic DJ Quik record "The P-ssy Medley" from the album "Rhythm-al-ism" - this version includes the original verses from Nate Dogg, Hi-C & AMG with new verses from Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E. & RedRum - the version is produced by Dolla of Dolla Beats.

Shade Sheist - Playmate (Feat. N.U.N.E., RedRum, Nate Dogg, Hi-C & AMG)

Stay tuned for the latest on this and other PYO releases. N.U.N.E. and Shade Sheist will have a single shipping to radio stations in June with an album to follow later this summer.

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news 1149634920 - January 1, 1970 By : Shade Sheist and Nune sat down with us here at dubcnn for an in-depth discussion about their past experiences over at Baby Ree Entertainment, to their future endeavours with their company, PYO Entertainment and their up and coming projects that they are working on for themselves, as well as their new artists that they have in store for you.

As you probably already know, today marks the release of Shade Sheist and Nune’s third street album. “GTA3: Real West Coast Radio” went on sale today and I’ve got to say, you must cop it – just like Sheist told us in the interview, there may be beats that you’ve heard on other peoples projects, but you have never heard them like this before.

Put Yourself Out Entertainment” is set to do it big in ’06, with so many anticipated projects in the works, and it doesn’t stop with the music – PYO is a movement in itself and is soon going to be offering you a range of different services, from legal tips and answers, to books on how to put yourself out.

So make sure you check out the exclusive interview we have for you here on dubcnn by clicking here, and don’t forget to get your free copy of GTA3: Real West Coast Radio by visiting the official PYO Entertainment website here. You can also stop by and add PYO to your friends list on Myspace, by clicking here.

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news 1151745420 - January 1, 1970 By : We have been reporting since the beginning of the year on the duo album that is in works from Shade Shiest and N.U.N.E. called "Movin Units." Earlier this month dubcnn conducted an indepth interview with the Put Yourself Out two where they explained the release; "Yeah, the point of all this is the next album called "Moving Units." We called it that because last year we moved over 172,000 units by hand, that means we actually put those jewel cases together, we shrink-wrapped those motherf-ckers ourselves and we put em in all those postal envelopes and took them in big ass boxes to the post office every Friday, until we moved 172,000."

So with a successful year behind them they move into Summer 2006 with the recently released GTA 3 and now the "Movin Units" collaboration which features the single we have below as a world premiere; "Baby We Can Do It." Request it at your local stations and help the album "Move Units!" Shouts to Shade Shiest, N.U.N.E. & PYO as a collective.

Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. - Baby We Can Do It

In related news Shade Sheist is currently one of the featured artists on Myspace Music right now; in just over 24 hours he received over 45,000 plays of his material. Follow the link to view Shade Sheist's official MySpace page or the official PYO MySpace page. To learn more about the company visit the official Put Yourself Out website.

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news 1152943179 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back again with another exclusive. This time we're bringing you a clip of the brand new Kanabliss video "You Don't Wanna Fuck With Us" feat. Daz Dillenger. Kurupt also makes an apperance in the video to show off his c-walking skills. The video was shot a few months ago in Vancouver.

Kanabliss just dropped his album independently today in Vancouver (the album will be available in stores very soon). In addition to Daz, the album also features appearances from Spice 1, Baby Bash, Red 1, Vic Vodka, P Man, and more.

It's straight heat from front to back. But we'll have more on the album later. Right now the focus is on the video:

Kanabliss feat. Daz "You Don't Wanna F-ck With Us" (Video)

Kanabliss is currently in Japan with Baby Bash promoting the album. We'll keep you updated on all the album news, and expect another video next week. Check out Kanabliss' website for more info on Tha Supaspliff.

Adon

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news 1155427299 - January 1, 1970 By : 40 Glocc is back and has just finished a world tour in which he visited New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Tahiti with the infamous Mobb Deep. 40 wanted to show the world his brand new track entitled, "N.W.A.".

40 told Dubcnn that the reason for the diss record is simple: "Them bit** ass nig*** been speaking on me on the low." so it was only right for him to speak on the matter.

He has a new mixtape with DJ Whoo Kid coming out next month called "Outspoken Volume 3 (The infamous/G-Unit edition)" featuring G-Unit, Mobb Deep, Jayo Felony, Kurupt, Rass Kass, Spider Loc and many more.

40 Glocc also has a tight DVD coming out after the mixtape has dropped. He told us, " It will show the world what the G-Unot president does when he runs into G-Unit in person".

Keep it locked here on Dubcnn for the latest on 40 Glocc, and lookout for an exclusive 40 Glocc interview coming soon.

Yash

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news 1155456129 - January 1, 1970 By : Put Yourself Out has always been synonymous with hard work and self promotion and as such has earned its creators acclaim, sales and rewards.

Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. have been working hard for a number of years now and have just been given the greenlight to host their own radio show on
SWURV Radio - the World's leading internet radio station.

The PYO Radio Show is set to feature all types of artists from around the world and will finally give aspiring artists a platform on which to shine.

As such Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. are throwing open the doors to new artists, labels and managers who feel they have the talent, to showcase worthy material as submissions for potential inclusion on the upcoming show. If you are interested, prepare your best material and email PYO Radio for details of how to submit your media. Do not email the media to that address, they will respond with submission information. If they are feeling the material it will get spins, it's that simple. To record a drop or a shoutout on the air you can call (877) 267-9818.

Stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest news on this and take some time to read our recent interview with Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. regarding PYO, past and future releases and much more

Rud

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news 1157468893 - January 1, 1970 By : We informed you last month of DJ Strong's latest release; "West Coast Classic Instrumentals Part II" with DJ Babe and this month we have news on the second Cali Untouchable DJ's releases; DJ Warrior.

He has been busy over the past month preparing some of his latest mixtapes which include an array of appearences.

The first is "Got Mixtapes Volume 4" a collaborative effort with DJ Deftone which features all your favourite artists from the West to the East.

With new tracks, exclusives and world premieres from The Game, Black Wall Street, E-40, Snoop Dogg, Scipio, Rick Ross, Styles P, Jadakiss, Mitchy Slick, Self Scientific, Crooked I, MC Eiht, Xzibit, Too Short, Pimp C, Jihad, Akon, Eminem and more.

We have the tracklist below with some audio samples and the link direct for you to grab a copy. We will also have the full mixtape available in our Paid Download section next week.

01) Snoop Dogg - Candy (Feat. E-40, MC Eiht, Daz & Kurupt)
02) Styles P - Who Want A Problem
03) Self Scientific - 2 Steps (Produced By DJ Khalil)
04) Xzibit - Concentrate (Produced By Rick Rock)
05) Beloved - Watch Out (Feat. The Game)
06) Jadakiss - Soulja (Feat. H.I.T. & Darren of 112)
07) Akon - Blown Away (Feat. Styles P)
08) Juice (BlackWallStreet) - We Rollin' (Produced By Kanye West)
09) Dre - Somebody
10) Rick Ross - Paperboy
11) The Game/Mitchy Slick - One Blood (Blend)
12) Too Short - Make It Move (Feat. Pimp C & Rick Ross)
13) Too Short - Sideshow 2006
14) Trick Daddy - I Pop (Produced By Disco D)
15) Lil' Kim - Games In Trouble
16) Mitchy Slick Make Ur Money (Feat. Xzibit) (Produced By Alchemist)
17) Young Buck - Do It My Self
18) Scipio (Feat. Roccett & Bangloose) (Produced By Dem Jointz)
19) Juice (Feat. The Game, Ya Boy & Mary J Blige)
20) Crooked I - Respect Your OG's
21) Jihad - Crash (Produced By J Classic)
22) Chico Threat - How Many Clips (Feat. Grind)
23) Akon – Smack Dat (Feat. Eminem)
24) DJ Warrior & DJ Deftone & HipHopWest.com - Outro

To get a copy of the mixtape head over to HipHopWest or stay tuned to dubcnn for it to appear in our Paid Download section next week. Dubcnn would also like to thank DJ Warrior and the CUDJ's for including the Westcoast's News Network on the back of this release; that's right your own dubcnn.com has its logo on the reverse cover - to check that click here.

The second new release from DJ Warrior is the latest installment in the "Bay Flavors" collection; Volume 5. Alongside DJ Romeo the Cali Untouchable DJ has collated a mixtape fill of the Bay's best hosted by Dem Hoodstarz. With 29 tracks that includes artists such as Too Short, Mistah F.A.B., Turf Talk, Dem Hoodstarz, The Team, Keak Da Sneak, E-40 and more.

01) Too Short & Mistah Fab - Sideshow 2006
02) Turf Talk & Hoodstarz - Waking Them Up
03) The Team - This My Song
04) Hoodstarz - Grownman Remix
05) Bay Area All Stars - Tell Me When To Go Remix
06) Hoodstarz – Bullsh*T
07) Keak Da Sneak - Contact Sport
08) Keak Da Sneak - On Citaz
09) Yung Joc - Patron
10) Birdman & Lil Wayne - Stuntin Like My Daddy
11) Stuntin Like – Bay Flavor Blend
12) Yung Joc - I Know You See It
13) Jon Nash & Fab - Engine Game
14) Hoodstarz - Gwop
15) Messy Marv & Keak - Real Talk
16) DJ Crook & Turf Talk - They Go
17) Balance - Grind
18) Too Short & Up All Nite Crew - Sugar Daddy
19) Yung Gaitter - Boppas On Deck
20) Mac Dre – Grown Sh*T
21) Why You Wanna – Bay Flavor Blend
22) San Quinn - Hell Yeah Blend
23) Bully With Fullys - So Hood
24) E-40 - Yay Area
25) Wolfpack, Fab,Too Short - Vans Remix
26) E-40 - Tell Me When To Go Trackademiks Remix
27) Shake The Mayor - Stunna Shades
28) Federation - I Wear My Stunnas
29) 11-5 Garcia Vegas (Throwback)

Once again, to get a copy of the mixtape head over to HipHopWest or stay tuned to dubcnn for it to appear in our Paid Download section next week. As ever we urge you to support these releases and check out the other CUDJ releases including Roscoe Umali, the Cali Untouchable Radio series and the "Return Of Black Jesus" from Killa Krock.

Rud

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news 1158015280 - January 1, 1970 By : If you regularly check Dubcnn the name XL Middleton does not sound strange to your ears. Together with 1stBorn he recently released The Angry Asians Album and he is about to release his 5th solo album, entitled Drunken Evening Pt. 2: The Refill. We have two audio previews for you right here:

XL Middleton -
Ah Yes
XL Middleton - Another Summer

Drunken Evening Pt. 2: The Refill is due September 27th, so make sure to pick that up!

REWIND! Back to the original topic! Dubcnn & XL Middleton took the time out for an exclusive interview to talk on The Angry Asians Album & its success, XL's new Drunken Evening Pt. 2: The Refill album, how he has developed as an artist, the marketing tool called the internet, the success in Japan & France, legal issues with Middleton Black & Mild Cigars and much more!

Exclusive Interview With XL Middleton (September '06)


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news 1158667457 - January 1, 1970 By : Over the past six months we have kept you updated on Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E's latest mixtape installment of Grand Theft Audio; Volume 3 - "Real West Coast Radio."

Since its release in July they have moved over 30,000 units and are rapidly approaching sales of nearly 40,000 another great acheivement for the team at PutYourselfOut. To celebrate we have a quick reminder of what the album was about with the tracklist and 3 sample tracks for those who have not yet grabbed a copy. Check them below and head over to PutYourselfOut to order a copy now.

01) San Andreas Intro (50 Cent)
02) How We Make That - Shade Sheist/N.U.N.E./Nitty Black
03) Pull Up Get Out - Young Buck/Shade Sheist/N.U.N.E./Jay-Man
04) The Yo - Nate Dogg/Shade Sheist/N.U.N.E./Eddie Kane Jr.
05) Put Dat Body N Motion - R. Kelly/N.U.N.E/Shade Sheist
06) Outside Da Club - Eddie Kane Jr./N.U.N.E/Shade Sheist
07) Gallon Of Drank Pound of Weed - Tow Down/Triple/N.U.N.E/Shade Sheist
08) Guess That's Why They Broke - Eddie Kane Jr./N.U.N.E/Shade Sheist
09) La, La, La 5 In His Jaw - The Conference
10) The Next Level - Young Life/50 Cent
11) The Conference Freestyle
12) Playmate - Nate Dogg/N.U.N.E/Shade Sheist
13) Bend Dat Back - Eddie Kane Jr/The Conference
14) Bitch Betta Have My Cash - Eddie Kane Jr/N.U.N.E./Shade Sheist
15) Make It Go,Go,Go - Eddie Kane Jr/ The Conference
16) P Wizzy Izzo - Eddie Kane Jr.
17) Legends Never Die - 2 Pac/ The Notorious B.I.G.
18) Steady Wastin - Shade Shiest/Nate Dogg/Nitty Black/Lieutenant
19) Brown Liquor - Da Diamond/Mic-Stro
20) Sex Sells - Nate Dogg/Snoop Dogg/Redrum/Eddie Kane Jr./Shade Sheist/N.U.N.E.
21) Bang, Bang, Bang - Eddie Kane Jr
22) Everybody Wants 2b Da Man - N.U.N.E/Nate Dogg/Grath/Shade Sheist

Also check dubcnn's exclusive interview we did earlier this year by clicking here and stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on PYO Entertainment.

Rud

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news 1159618505 - January 1, 1970 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.

Rud

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news 1159933945 - January 1, 1970 By : Teton Gravity Research has produced a new film and is taking it, along with Swollen Members on tour. Anomaly, is TGR's newest 16mm and HD ski and snowboard release. It showcases the freakish and abnormal abilities of today's top athletes as they push the boundary of what is humanly possible. Join these athletes as they forge into a brave new world of riding in locations around the globe.


The anomaly unfolds as Jeremy Jones continues to touch the void in Alaska, Erik Roner completes his disturbing two-year vision, Jamie Pierre survives a world record 25-story free fall, legends Seth Morrison and Jeremy Nobis trade lines on a boat trip in Canada and Candide takes his unique style to AK.

Watch the riders adapt to the dynamic mountain terrain in Japan, Morocco, Jackson Hole, Alaska, Aspen, British Columbia, Switzerland, Corsica, Whistler, Oregon, and France.

As I said above, TGR is taking the movie on tour, and joining them will be Swollen Members. Swollen has recently released a new album "Black Magic", on Battleaxe Records. This is their fifth full length album since 1999's Balance, and arguably their best since. Below we have 3 tracks from the album, plus a taste of what Anomaly is all about, set to some Swollen Members music.

Anomaly Movie Teaser (20mb .mov)
Swollen Members "Black Magic"
Swollen Members "Put Me On" featuring Everlast
Swollen Members "Too Hot" featuring DJ Babu

Click Here for a full list of the tour dates.


Adon

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news 1160082663 - January 1, 1970 By : Besides working on his major album "Cereal & Water" due out early next year, Bigg Steele has been in the lab recording songs on the side for his new mixtape "The Chronicles of Bigg Steele Volume 3 - The Kunta Kinte Theory". The mixtape features songs with Big Syke, Coolwadda of Chico & Coolwadda, Jay Rock, K-Dot, MC Juice, Dirty Birdy, Dr. Stank, Shade Sheist, Diamonique, Lunch, and many others.

"The Chronicles 3" will be available for download here on Dubcnn as well as the official Bigg Steele website in about 2 weeks. Also look out for "Cereal & Water" because this album is finna blow up. Steele hooked up with some of the industry's heavyweights on this one, both rappers and producers.

LilJay

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news 1160271557 - January 1, 1970 By : "I like TERMANOLOGY because he dedicates his rhyming ability with the beats and these rappers nowadays have no clue, or respect for this culture..." - DJ Premier (Gangstarr, Legendary Producer)

"Termanology shows he could be a leader of the new school."
- Source

Born and raised in the 978 (Lawrence & Haverhill, Massachusetts) 25
miles north of Boston, Termanology, now all of 23-years young, has been consumed with Hiphop and perfecting its craft since the age of 15.

Termanology is currently enjoying worldwide acclaim after the release of Watch How It Go Down, a street banger produced by the legendary DJ Premier. The video for "Watch How It Go Down" includes cameos from a who's who list of Hiphop's elite; Premo, M.O.P., AZ, Styles P, Alchemist, Remy Ma and the video has chalked up over 20,000 views on Youtube.com. The "Watch How It Go Down" Remix features legendary Lil Fame of M.O.P. & mixtape mainstay Papoose and in its first few days of release has been spun by such DJ's as Clue, Kay Slay, Marley Marl & Absolut.

On 11-7-06 Term's new Street Album, Hood Politics IV, hits stores worldwide via a joint venture between Term's own ST. Records & Brick Records with Distribution from Traffic Entertainment. Hood Politics IV features production by DJ Premier, Roc Raida, MoSS, J. Cardim, Mr. Attic, DC & Statik Selektah and appearances by Papoose, Lil Fame of M.O.P., Blues legend Mighty Sam McClain, Trife Da God, Royce Da 5'9, Prospect of Terror Squad, Big Shug, Dre Robinson, & Term's crew ST.

Proving that he's primed to break out, Termanology is featured in the highly influential XXL's "Show And Prove (September 2006, page 92), the October 2005 issue of The Source's Unsigned Hype column; a column that has gained notoriety for highlighting the best up-and-coming artists (term is also featured on The Source's latest Musical endeavor Fat Tape) and has been featured in ALL of New England's major newspapers (Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, Boston Herald, etc...). In 2006 Term has graced the pages of many magazines including The Source, XXL, The Fader, URB, Elemental, Scratch, Ozone and Pound. He was a guest emcee on BET's 106 & Park Freestyle Fridays, and acted on an episode of MTV's "The Shop". Further, Term has moved over 20,000 units of his popular Hood Politics series and his Indy project, Out The Gate, with producer DC(released on 1-31-06) debuted at #1 on the Indy & Hip-Hop charts at Newbury Comics. Term is also one of the biggest unsigned artists on myspace.com (60,000 + views).

Tracklisting for Termanology's- "Hood Politics IV"

1 - DJ Kay Slay & DJ Premier Shade 45 Intro
2 - Watch How It Go Down
3 - Clinton Sparks Intro
4 - 100 Jewels
5 - H.U.S.T.L.E.R.
6 - Think It Over f/Trife Da God
7 - Far Away f/Mighty Sam McClain
8 - Can't Get Enough f/Jordan
9 - Blow The Horns
10 - Got Em f/Snuk of ST.
11 - 79 Murders f/Snuk & Ghetto of ST.
12 - Good Conscience
13 - Winter f/E3
14 - Just Like Me
15 - Watch How It Go Down Remix f/Papoose & Lil fame of M.O.P.
16 - Rear View Mirror
17 - That's Life
18 - Watch Your Back f/Royce 5'9 & Ed Rock of ST.
19 - The Anthem Remix f/Big Shug, Dre Robinson & Ed Rock of ST.
20- Different World f/Prospect of Terror Squad

More information on Termanology is available at:

www.myspace.com/therealtermanology

Also make sure you check our indepth interview with Termanology from last month and stay tuned for the latest on Termanology right here on Dubcnn!

Yash

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news 1161455213 - January 1, 1970 By : The good people over at Put Yourself Out have informed us that they have a show this weekend - tomorrow, Sunday 22nd October - at Club Bleu in Westminster, CA. Anyone heading down can expect to see Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E. and Jin "The Emcee" of Crafty Plugs / Ruff Ryders live on stage.

Not only that but the show is also doubling as a video shoot for the current hit single "Pull Up Get Out" which features Young Buck. For the full event information you can check out the flyer below, and if you can - get down there and tell them dubcnn sent you!

Shade Sheist/N.U.N.E./Jin - Event Flyer Front | Event Flyer Back

In related news the Put Yourself Out team have also started recording episodes of "The PYO Show" to be aired on the hugely successful SwurvRadio which will be available to anyone with an intenet connection. We will be keeping you updated on this and other PYO developments, in the meantime hit Shade Sheist's MySpace page.

Rud

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news 1163011884 - January 1, 1970 By : Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. of the acclaimed independent network Put Yourself Out debuts on Swurvadio.com tonight (November 8) at 6PM PST.

The show, which we made many aware of last month, is entitled the "PYO Show" and is set to showcase new talent and material from many of their projects. In the first show you can expect brand new music from XL Middleton, Balance, Sara Stokes (from Da Band) and many more. You can also check out the exclusive PYO Mixdown, a tight selection of exclusive PYO music scratched and blended by PYO's own N.U.N.E..

To listen to the show head over to Swurvradio.com and tune in at 6PM PST.

In related news PYO affiliate Eddie Kane Jr is currently finalising his street album entitled "Stick To The Script." We have an exclusive cut off the album which is the releases title track over Jay-Z's current single "Show Me What You Got."

Eddie Kane Jr - Stick To The Script

Check out the audio above and stay tuned to dubcnn for more news and audio from "Stick To The Script"

Rud

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news 1163449713 - January 1, 1970 By : Less than a week ago we informed you of Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.'s radio show debut. The duo from the acclaimed independent network Put Yourself Out premiered their new show on Swurvadio.com on November 8 at 6PM PST.

The show, which is broadcast worldwide via the internet is the first in the weekly "PYO Show" series and is set to showcase new talent as well as material from many of their projects. In the first show you could listne to new music from XL Middleton, Balance, Sara Stokes (from Da Band) and many more as well as the exclusive PYO Mixdown by PYO's own N.U.N.E..

Dubcnn is proud to unveil that the "PYO Show" is the first Podcast to be a part of the our newly opened Dubcnn Podcast section, which will soon be integrated into our menu and showcasing exclusive downloadable Podcast's to our readers.

Head over to the Dubcnn Podcast section now and listen to the "PYO Show" Podcast and stay tuned for more of those shows as well as host of additional Podcasts right here on dubcnn.

Rud

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news 1164131463 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Thirrzty was last featured on dubcnn earlier this year with the last installment of his "Westcoast Toast Switchtape" series. Since then he has been busy working on the Third edition of the set in conjunction with Daz and Kurupt of the DPG.

DJ Thirrzty is also an artist who goes under the name DayDay, his increasing network of artists has helped him better both his mixtape outlets as a DJ and of course as an artist himself. The tracklist below is what you can expect on the mixtape and with it is an exclusive advance of the tape courtesy of DJ Thirrzty and his team.

The advance copy is only 80 % complete and is purely as a taster for the final edition which will be released in December.

01) DayDay & Akos - Western Unity
02) Daz, Snoop & Kurupt - All I Need (G-Mixx) (Daz Drop)
03) Kurupt - I Git High Part 2 (Kurupt Drop)
04) Glasses Malone & Mannie Fresh - Fucc Wit' Me
05) Tha Game, Snoop, Kurupt, Daz, E-40, W.C, Crooked I & GlassesMalone - One Blood (Remix)
06) E-40 - Dumb-Hyphy
07) Tha Outlaw'z, DeadPrez & Stormey - Thuggin' On Tha Block
08) J.Valentine & E-40 - Church Girl
09) Daz, RickRoss & Jermaine Dupri - On Sum Real
10) Ice-T - Real Talk-It'z All Luv (IceBerg Drop)
11) Eastwood & E-40 - Bay 2 L.A
12) Compton's Most Wanted - Say Where U From
13) Chamillionaire, DJ Quik, The Game & Crooked I - Ridin' Dirty (WestCoast Remix - Thirrzty Edit)
14) Juice & Tha Game - Rollin'
15) South Central Cartel - Fucc 'Em (Thirrzty Edit)
16) Tha DoggPound & Snoop Dogg - Cali Iz Active (Daz Drop)
17) Shade Sheist, YoungBuck, N.U.N.E & Jay-Man - Pull Up, Git Out
18) Smigg Dirtee & Boog - 'N my lrg'z

DJ Thirrzty Presents - Tha Westcoast Toast Switchtape (Volume 3) [Advance]

Enjoy the exclusive advance and remember to stay tuned to dubcnn for the final edition as well as the latest from DJ Thirrzty. Ensure you support all the artists featured on the mixtape by purchasing all the various projects from each camp when they are released.

Rud

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news 1164568621 - January 1, 1970 By : Last week we opened our Podcast download section with the first of a catalogue of podcasts we hope to have available over the next few months. Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.'s brand new radio show, "PYO Show", under the independent network Put Yourself Out is the first Podcast set we are premiering on dubcnn.

The show, which can be heard online at
Swurvadio.com is broadcast worldwide and is designed to showcase new talent as well as material from many of their own projects. We now have the second show for download which includes music from Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., XL Middleton and many more.

Once again we urge you to head over to the new Dubcnn Podcast section and bookmark it until we integrate it into our menu and main indexes. Stay tuned for all the Episodes available for download week after week exclusively on dubcnn. Our thanks go to the PYO Camp for their support during the shows and via the Podcasts.

Rud

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news 1165333710 - January 1, 1970 By : We are back once again with the latest podcast from the increasingly popular Put Yourself Out Radio show on Swurvadio.com. The show has gathered more and more listeners over the past few weeks and as such the demand for podcasts has also increased. Today we have Episode 3 of Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.'s "PYO Show" for exclusive download.

The show, which can be heard online at Swurvadio.com is broadcast worldwide to showcase new talent as well as material from the Put Yourself Out network.


This episode features the recent single from Tha Trapp, "Block Music," which features W.C, Eddie Kane Jr and also Coniyac formally of Snoop Dogg's Doggy's Angels.

Once again we urge you to head over to the new Dubcnn Podcast section and bookmark it for all the latest PYO Podcast episodes and many more exclusive features coming in 2007.

In related news the current Lloyd single which features Lil Wayne called "You" is receiving radio play and as such has been remixed, Shade Sheist appears on the remix and we have the track for exclusive download below.

Lloyd - You (Remix) (Feat. Lil Wayne & Shade Sheist

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news 1166531752 - January 1, 1970 By : Multi-Platinum Producer Bobcat successfully launched his new DJ and Producer agency entitled, "The Foundation". The first division, West Coast DJ's and Producers was launched with a Meeting that brought great reviews and attendance.

The "Meeting of the Minds" meeting, was held last week at the elegant Universal Sheraton Hotel, in Universal City.



To kick off this much needed event the meeting was called to order with a freestyle turntable exhibition, by West Coast radio and celebrity Dj's, Legendary Dj Spinderella (Salt & Peppa), West Coast Legend and Original Mix-Master, Tony G, Dj Motiv8 (Black Eye Peas), Dj Jam (Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre's Official Dj), Dj Spark (KJLH), Dj Michael Motion (Wild 96.1 FM) Dj Silk and Bobcat himself. The agenda addressed urgent issues concerning the current state of the music industry and the importance of unity, networking and expanding each persons business. The much needed conference united legends of the past with the future stars as panelists spoke and gave the audience a chance to interact with questions. The Foundation made it clear to attendees that the organization is available to assist them in various aspects of their day to day operations, including, Production, Management, Booking, Consulting, etc.

"I want to thank Bobcat, because I didn't have a Foundation to be a part of, and this agency is very needed in the industry today", says the Legendary Dj Spinderella.

Attendees included: Dj Warrior & Dj Strong (Mix Tape Kings), Dj D-Wreck of MTV's Wild N Out, Julio G (93.5 Kday), Dj Turbulence & Dj Reflex (Power 106), Dj Skee (The Game's Official Dj), K Sly honey with the slanted eyes, Nasty Nes the college radio king, Rapper/Actor Bigg Steele (Malibu's Most Wanted), and many more.

This is the beginning of many meetings and events to come. The Foundation is currently setting up divisions in New York, The Dirty South, Holland, Belgium, and Japan. You can view a clip of what took place in Los Angeles, at the "Meeting of the Minds" Conference, by visiting
myspace.com/westcoastdjsandproducers. To learn more about "The Foundation" and West Coast DJ's And Producers please visit: westcoastdjsandproducers.com.

LilJay

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news 1167512088 - January 1, 1970 By : Though he just released his last LP in September 2006, Pasadena, CA, native XL Middleton is already back with another full-length solo disc, "The Lost Tapes". This project will include some of XL's unreleased material, but in addition to that, "The Lost Tapes" contains several brand-new tracks recorded just for this album! As XL himself said simply, "It's just hard to stay out of the lab." Set for a February 7th, 2007 release date, two singles have already been leaked. The first, "Wonderful Day" (feat. Clinton Wayne & MP), is a slow, introspective track about overcoming life's obstacles and fighting one's own inner demons, a conceptual record the likes of which have not been seen in today's commercialized hip hop marketplace for some time now. The second single, "Coast Wit Me" (feat. Mista Mil), is a bouncy record with a tropical feel to it, a perfect song for those who like to party and indulge without the elitist excesses of nightclub life.

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"The Lost Tapes" is currently set to feature guest appearances from
Shade Sheist, Coolwadda (Chico & Coolwadda), Black Daniels, The Knucklheds, Mista Mil, Clinton Wayne, MP, and more. Check below for two tracks off "The Lost Tapes".

XL Middleton - "Wonderful Day" feat. Clinton Wayne & MP

XL Middleton - "Coast Wit Me" feat. Mista Mil

For more information on XL Middleton, check out www.crowncityentertainment.com

Zuka

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news 1170452449 - January 1, 1970 By : Surreal & The Sound Providers, a collaboration between two San Diego producers and a MC from Florida, dropped their debut album "True Indeed" late last year to critical acclaim from the U.S. However one thing that they and the label noticed was the high level of attention from overseas, mainly in Asia.

As such Surreal and The Sound Providers agreed with their label, ABB Records, to plan a tour for Asia; giving them the chance to translate the sounds of "True Indeed," to their thousands of fans overseas.


The tour begins today, February 2nd, in Korea, before heading off to Japan for several dates and will feature DJ and ABB Records owner, Beni B, on the ones and twos for the shows. We have the tour dates below;

2/02 Seoul, Korea GARDEN
2/03 Tokyo, Japan UNIT
2/08 Nagoya, Japan EDITS
2/09 Osaka, Japan TRIANGLE
2/10 Kagoshima, Japan DEEP
2/11 Shizuoka, Japan FOUR

For those in the area that want to try and get to the shows ensure you hit up Damon Bell at damon@abbrecords.com or via phone on 510.419.0396 x 104. For those that aren't familiar with Surreal & The Sound Providers check them out at their official MySpace page.

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news 1173170154 - January 1, 1970 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.

Rud

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news 1173279091 - January 1, 1970 By : With the success of Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.'s Put Yourself Out Radio show continuing to increase, they are constantly adapting new features and playing the hottest new, independent music on the planet.

With that said, tomorrow night, the PYO Show will play host to Big Fase 100 of Brazil Street Records who will be stopping by the studio to talk on a variety of issues. To hear that all you have to do is head to SwurvRadio.com tonight at 6PM PST. Please click the news image to view the full show flyer. If you can't make that time then you can wait until the podcast hits the internet later this week.

For those of you wondering where the PYO Podcast updates have gone from dubcnn, they are returning, we are currently completing an overhaul of the Podcast Section, due to be completed by April. When we are back online we will have an array of Podcast series for all your Hip-Hop needs.

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news 1175375210 - January 1, 1970 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.

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news 1176145554 - January 1, 1970 By : With The Put Yourself Out movement now in full effect Shade Sheist wanted his fans reminding that his heavy workload with both the label and his increasingly popular PYO Radio Show on Swurv Radio has not affected his ability to churn out new music.

Today we have a hot new single featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Krayzie Bone entitled "I Know She Wants Me" which is set to be on the Shade Sheist solo album due out later this year after the release of the long awaited group album with N.U.N.E.

Shade Sheist -
I Know She Wants Me (Feat. Krayzie Bone)

We will keep you up to date on the upcoming solo as well as the group album over the coming months. Don't forget to check out the PYO Radio Show on Swurv Radio every week and for those of you who have been missing the weekly show podcasts, stay tuned as we will be re-launching that section with all the shows so far.

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news 1178276834 - January 1, 1970 By : D.P.G. Japan is back in full effect! The homie DJ 2High recently released a brand new banging mixtape called "Westcoast Gangsta Sh*t Vol. 2", and that's exactly what it is, gangsta music from top to bottom. With a nice mix of exclusives and album cuts, and 2High showing us some of his production skills, this is a must for D.P.G. fans.

The mixtape features exclusive music from Daz, Bad Azz, Kokane, Redman, The Dove Shack, Butch Cassidy, Goldie Loc, The Lady Of Rage, Lil Half Dead, Foesum and more. I've uploaded three preview tracks from the mixtape, which you can download below:

Bad Azz - All I Need (Quatro OG Remix)

The Dove Shack - Ain't No Fun (Part 2)

Butch Cassidy - Talk To 2High

If you like what you hear, make sure to purchase your download now, by clicking here.

Check out the tracklisting below:

1. Intro / Daz
2. All I Need (Triple O.G.mix) / Daz feat. Big Snoop & Kurupt
3. All I Need (Quatro O.G. mix) / Bad Azz
4. Git Drunk / Daz
5. Drops / HipHop Legends
6. Peace Of Mind / Bo Rocc
7. Oh You Didn't Know / Daz feat. Tha Twinz
8. So G'd Up / Bad Azz feat. Lowlife
9. G'd Up / Godlie Loc feat. Bam
10. Lyrical Murder / Lady Of Rage
11. Hard On A Ho / DPGC
12. I Love Cali Part 2 / Roscoe
13. Ain't No Fun Part 2 / The Dove Shack
14. Suck Me / Kokane feat. Redman
15. Shake It / Daz feat. Kurupt
16. Original DPG / Lil'1 1/2 Dead ft. RBX
17. Best Things In Life / Foesum feat. Bo Rocc
18. Talk To 2High / ButchCassidy
19. Every Day / Bo Rocc feat. Bad Azz
20. Crip Revolution / Goldie Loc
21. Gangsta Walk Remix / Coolio & Snoop Dogg

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news 1179127049 - January 1, 1970 By : The Dangerous Crew Movement is still in full effect and by all accounts, only growing. The response so far to all our Dangerous Crew features has been unprecendeted and unexpected to all the staff here at Dubcnn.

Features with Shorty B (
Part 1 & Part 2), Pee Wee and Sean G have seen masses of Dangerous Crew fans re-emerge as well as many readers and members of our community take the time to learn about the Dangerous Crew when before they were unaware.


With this in mind we are back with another feature, today with an original Hyphy pioneer and Dangerous Crew member Krushadelic. Dangerous Crew fans will remember Krushadelic from his productions on Goldy’s "In The Land of Funk" album, but his contributions go much deeper in the game with Underground Rebellion, S.N.O.P. and others.

In Part 1 of this exclusive interview with Krushadelic, we discuss his humble beginnings, how he got into the entertainment and music business, the birth of "hyphy" and the origins of S.N.O.P. and Underground Rebellion.

Exclusive Interview With Krushadelic (May 2007)

Enjoy this latest feature and stay tuned for Part 2. In the meantime please show your support by dropping in at our forum to relay your feedback to the community.

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news 1180167526 - January 1, 1970 By : Early this month saw the first dubcnn update on the latest solo offering from XL Middleton. The ever present, material releasing, fan favourite; has been hard at work in the studio finishing his latest solo album "Barliament Drunkadelic" that is now due for release on September 25, 2007.

In that update [see;
XL Middleton Readies "Barliament Drunkadelic"] we released the single from the album entitled "I Don't Like You" featuring Bo$$ in which they tackle the lack of direction in Hip-Hop at present.


Today we are back with a track that sees a collaboration many have wanted for some time. XL Middleton recently recruited fellow fan favourite Crooked I for his album and they recorded a cut called "Major" also featuring Black. This is a record sure to have fans of both these artists clamouring, download and take a listen below.

XL Middleton - Major (Feat. Crooked I & Black)

Enjoy the music and make sure you head over to the Dubcnn Community to drop feedback on the release as well as speaking to XL Middleton himself. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on "Barliament Drunkadelic" that is set to feature artists including Crooked I, Dr. Stank, Bo-Rocc, Clinton Wayne, Sly Boogyand Shade Sheist.

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news 1180467381 - January 1, 1970 By : The Dangerous Crew Movement is still in full effect and by all accounts, only growing. The response to all our Dangerous Crew features continues to surpass all expectations and the unprecendeted interest has only fueled the desire to keep moving forward with the interviews.

Features with Shorty B (
Part 1 & Part 2), Pee Wee, Sean G and more recently Krushadelic have seen masses of Dangerous Crew fans re-emerge as well as many readers and members of our community take the time to learn about the Dangerous Crew when before they were unaware.

With this in mind we recently took the opportunity to hook up with "The Beat Fixer," DJ Pizo. In Part 1 of this World Exclusive we sit down with DJ Pizo and talk about being one of the first DJ’s on the west coast, find out how he hooked up with Too $hort, get the lowdown on how the Dangerous Crew was formed, find out his involvement on a host of releases and even learn how he got down with Tony Toni Tone.

Exclusive Interview With DJ Pizo (May 2007)

Enjoy this latest feature and stay tuned for Part 2. In the meantime please show your support by dropping in at our forum to relay your feedback to the community.

Rud

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news 1180855038 - January 1, 1970 By : The people of Pittsburgh have been waiting some time for its first major Hip-Hop star to break onto the scene. That wait may now be over. Recently signed to Warner Bros Records, Wiz Khalifa is ready to take the next step from local hype to international stardom.

At the tender age of 18, Wiz Khalifa has already developed into the prodigy that Pittsburgh has been looking for, and he plans to represent his city to the fullest.


With a vaired cultural upbringing [his military parents reassignments saw him move between Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Germany, Japan and even England] and a maturity beyond his years, Wiz has utilised his nomadic life and vast experiences to broaden his mind and create his inspiration for his music.

His recording life started around the age of 14 and soon after his music generated a local buzz that led him to look for a studio and record label situation. Having found ID LABS and its owner Eric Dan he was soon being networked around Pittsburgh and signed with fellow Pittsburgh native, Benjy Grinberg of Rostrum Records.

With the studio facilities and the backing of several influential local people he started to take his music to the masses and has been acclaimed in a host of Print and Online media outlets. Having already record over two albums worth of material, released a debut mixtape "Prince Of The City" and even creating the theme song for the Pittsburgh Steelers Joey Porter Show - Wiz Khalifa is now signed to Warner Bros and starting work on his debut album.

We have the first track to come out of the new deal courtesy of Warner Bros Records for download below entitled "Talk To Me" which features T-Pain.

Wiz Khalifa -
Talk To Me (Feat. T-Pain)

Take some time to listen to the new track and we urge DJ's, radio shows and press outlets to download the song and redistribute to continue the buzz building for an impressive new talent. Wiz Khalifa has the means and the mindset to become a force in todays musical climate and Dubcnn will be keeping you up to date on his activities this year; in the meantime you can check him out over at MySpace.

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news 1180894256 - January 1, 1970 By : Today we are back with another interview as part of the ever growing Dangerous Crew Movement series prompted by our forum community.

Last week we released the latest feature, an interview with DJ Pizo, to follow on from features with Shorty B (Part 1 & Part 2), Pee Wee and Sean G. Once again the response of both Dubcnn readers and members of our community has been incredible. Today we return with Part 2 of our exclusive interview with original Hyphy pioneer and Dangerous Crew member Krushadelic.

The follow up to Part 1 sees us discuss how he got involved with Too $hort, working with Goldy and the Dangerous Crew as well as getting the lowdown on his production on an array of releases. We also get the word on what he is working on currently in terms of new releases in this world exclusive interview.

Exclusive Interview With Krushadelic (Part II) (May 2007)

Enjoy this latest feature and stay tuned for more interviews from our Dangerous Crew series. In the meantime please show your support by dropping in at our forum to relay your feedback to the community.

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news 1181207153 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently sat down with the members of ATL.A, Malachai (of the Dungeon Family) out of Atlanta, and James Wade a.k.a J-Dub out of L.A. to discuss their project that fuses the mentalities of not just two separate regions, but of two separate cultural backgrounds.

As part of our Dangerous Crew interview features we have linked up with both Malachai & J-Dub to talk about the concepts of ATL.A, how they came together and what we can expect from ATL.A


This is the same group who provided the Dangerous Crew movement with the video snippet of Shorty B at the Tupac video shoot; to check that hit up our official Dangerous Crew
MySpace page.

In this world exclusive we also discuss the fans responses to Tupac's legacy being “destroyed” by all the south interventions as well as getting the lowdown on the South's current involvement in mainstream Hip-Hop as a whole. You won’t want to miss this discussion and another exclusive interview as part of our Dangerous Crew features.

Exclusive Interview With ATL.A (June 2007)

For those of you that want to hear what material the duo have been working on for the ATL.A project we also have an exclusive track for download entitled "It's A Pleasure" which features the duo showcasing their abilities through thought provoking lyrics and melodic flows.

ATL.A (Malachai & J-Dub) - It's A Pleasure

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest news and audio from ATL.A as well as more Dangerous Crew features to follow the list of interviews so far which include; Shorty B (Part 1 & Part 2), Pee Wee, Sean G, DJ Pizo and Krushadelic (Part 1 & Part 2).

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

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

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

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

Link to flyer for the show!

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news 1183469818 - January 1, 1970 By : Last year we kept all our readers steadily updated on the latest installment of the ever popular "Grand Theft Audio" mixtap series. The release of Volume 3 "Real West Coast Radio" in mid 2006 saw them move well over 40,000 copies and continue the rich, independent tradition that Put YourSelf Out have forged.

Today we are pleased to announce we have been given the exclusive free download of the full compilation to present to our readers.


"Grand Theft Audio Volume 3: Real West Coast Radio" is a mix of interpolations and new music with featured artists including Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., RedRum, Young Life, 50 Cent, Tupac, Notorious BIG, Nate Dogg, Hi-C, AMG and many more. To grab this Dubcnn Download exclusive follow the link to the page below where you can view the full tracklist and covers as well as sample tracks and download the entire release.

Dubcnn Presents: PYO - Grand Theft Audio 3: Real Westcoast Radio (Free Download)

Stay tuned for more news and audio from the Put YourSelf Out camp right here on Dubcnn. In the meantime please continue to support Put YourSelf Out, Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. with their ever popular Swurv Radio show every week.

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news 1183623976 - January 1, 1970 By : Tallahassee-based MC and vocalist T-Pain has come some way from his early days in the Nappy Headz. Since securing a contract with Akon on his Jive-distributed Kovict Muzik label T-Pain released his debut solo album "Rappa Ternt Sanga" in December 2005 and on June 5 2007, released his sophomore album "Epiphany."

The second single from the new album is the Akon featured "Bartender" which hit radio stations in late May and peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 in mid June. Today we can feature a remix to the track which features a verse from Shade Sheist, a track put together at the request of T-Pain's management.

T-Pain -
Bartender (Remix) (Feat. Shade Sheist & Akon)

Don't forget "Epiphany" is out now, please ensure you support by buying the record. For those of you wanting to know more about T-Pain ensure you check out our exclusive interview with him from last year. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Shade Sheist and the PYO movement.

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news 1184001918 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Thirrzty recently dropped two new mixtapes. The first is the final version of “DJ Thirrzty: Tha Dogg Pound – Tha Switchtape Vol. 3,” hosted by Tha Dogg Pound. The tape features West Coast favorites from the past year. As always, Dubcnn will let you preview a couple of tracks from the tape, so check for that below.

The other mixtape features Vancouver’s
Will Wadhams and is entitled “Rent Money.” For more information on these mixtapes, visit DJ Thirzzty’s Myspace page.


Tracklist:
1.Westcoast Toast 3 Check In (Introlude)
2.Dayday T.K.A DJ Thirrzty – Pros
3.Daz Feat Kurupt & Snoop Dogg - All I Need (GMix) W/Daz Drop
4.Daz Feat Rick Ross - On Sum Real
5.E-40 – Dumb Hyphy
6.The Game Feat Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Daz, G. Malone, Crooked I,WC, E-40 - One Blood (Remix)
7.Kurupt - I Git High Pt 2 W/Kurupt Drop
8.G. Malone Feat Mannie Fresh - Fucc Wit Me
9.J.Valentine Feat E-40 - Church Girl
10.Eastwood Feat E-40 - Bay 2 L.A.
11.Ice-T - Real Talk B/W It’s All Love W/Ice-T Drop
12.Juice Feat The Game - Rollin' W/ Shade Sheist Drop
13.Tha Dogg Pound W/ Snoop Dogg - Cali Iz Active W/Daz Drop
14.Ya Boy - 100 Bars G-Thang
15.Compton’s Most Wanted - Say Where U From
16.The Lady Of Rage Feat Diamonique - Put U Up On Rage
17.South Central Cartel - Fucc Em
18.Chamillionaire Feat DJ Quik, The Game, Crooked I – Ridin Dirty (Westcoast Remix)
19.Tha Outlawz, Dead Prez - Thuggin On Da Block
20.Smigg Dirtee, Boog - 'N My Lrgz
21.Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E, Jayman, Young Buck - Pull Up Get Out

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news 1185547829 - January 1, 1970 By : Last time we gave you the latest on the upcoming solo offering from XL Middleton was at the back end of May when we premiered the Crooked I collaboration cut; Major.

As ever the hard-working, material relup the aforementioned album "Barliament Drunkadelic" that is now due for release in November. Today we are back with a brief update about another track that is set to be on the album however instead of sending out the audio of the track XL Middleton linked up with Tha Cinethieves to produced a video for the Dr. Stank featured "Activity."

XL Middleton - Activity (Feat. Dr. Stank) (Video)

Enjoy the new video and make sure you head over to the Dubcnn Community to drop feedback on the release as well as speaking to XL Middleton himself. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on "Barliament Drunkadelic" that is set to feature artists including Crooked I, Dr. Stank, Bo-Rocc, Clinton Wayne, Sly Boogyand Shade Sheist.

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news 1185910386 - January 1, 1970 By : Long time Dubcnn co-collaborator and one of Fresno California's premiere DJ/Producers Hecktik Soprano has just completed his latest release. Hecktik Soprano has been key in bringing some of the freshest new talent to the attention of Dubcnn.com, including Diego Redd and Fashawn The Phenom and as such has just released a 20 track mixtape featuring music from Central California's finest talent.

"Hecktik Soprano Presents - The Factors" is a collection which features new and exclusive music from the West Coasts Up and Coming Star Diego Redd, West Coast Veteran Planet Asia, Teen sensation Fashawn The Phenom as well as Stunna Shade Mogul Shake Da Mayor.

Other artists featured on this Dubcnn Digital Download include Bun B, Keak Da Sneak and Mistah FAB. "Hecktik Soprano Presents - The Factors" brings light to an array of up-and-comers from the often over looked West Coast breeding ground of talent.

The lead single from the release is the previously Dubcnn featured We Taking Over, a remix to the DJ Khaled hit single. To view the full tracklist, hear sample tracks and get the full covers for this release as well as to purchase the mixtape for only $7.99; click the link below to visit the Dubcnn Digital Distribution page.

Hecktik Soprano Presents - The Factors (Volume 1) (Paid Download)

Enjoy the new music and please support Hecktik Soprano and the featured artists by purchasing the new release today. For the latest news and information from across Central California as well as Hip-Hop as a whole, stay tuned to Dubcnn.

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news 1187716641 - January 1, 1970 By : We have the official press release concerning Butch Cassidy's long awaited solo debut "Playa Life" for you to read below:

As his legions of fans know, famed artist Butch Cassidy doesn't do anything with less than 110% effort, and he's following suit this fall with the release of his highly anticipated solo album "Playa Life",ť coming from Baby Ree/KCP Records (distributed by Fontana/Universal). Among featured guests are Snoop Dogg, WC, MC Magic, Mel-Man, Warren G, Prime, Taje and Damizza.

"It's been a long time coming",ť says Butch, who's penned hits for hip-hop's greatest stars including Dr. Dre, Wyclef Jean, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and many, many more. "I'm putting the finishing touches on it now,"ť he said from a mixing session at one of L.A.'s most secretive studios, fittingly called Area 51/Studio 9.

"Playa Life" reunites Butch with longtime collaborator Snoop Dogg on the single "All I C,ť produced by Dae One, as well as the A-list of West Coast talents. "There's a little bit for everybody",ť Butch says. No one will be left disappointed. From G-hits like "Let's Ride"ť with Mel-Man (Dr. Dre's "Chronic 2001") to the Jediť Jared Moore produced title track "Playa Life",ť for the ladies, all bases are covered.ť

Butch is currently in hot rotation nationwide with several acclaimed releases and recently returned from a Japanese tour with Damizza in support of their hit single duet "Cruzin" from the album "Back B4 You're Lonely". He's also on the new 2Pac single as well as new tracks from Mack 10 and Glasses Malone.

Get ready. Come November Butch Cassidy is going to invite you to the "Playa Life".ť



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news 1187987758 - January 1, 1970 By : Freestyle Session 10, the world’s largest b-boy break dancing battle presented by Cros1,Grassroots Productions, and the Pea Pod will be taking place at Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th.

The preliminary battles take place on Saturday and Sunday will crown the winners in the three categories of breaking, popping and locking. Sunday will also feature will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas as the host emcee with performances by Slick Rick, DITC, One Be Lo and more. The Black Eyed Peas also provided funding for Freestyle Session 10.

Produced by Cros1, Freestyle Session first began as a small b-boy gathering in November 1997 and this year’s competition marks the 10th anniversary of what has now become an annual assembly for hip-hop communities worldwide. Over 100 crews from the US, Japan, Korea, Europe and other countries will be competing over two days for $25,000 in cash and prizes.

Freestyle Session 10 will be a chance to witness some of the greatest dancers from around the world perform their best routines. This momentous occasion will also provide a greater appreciation for the art and skill of break dancing and bring unity in spirit to the participant and spectator alike.

Freestyle Session 10
Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA
Saturday, August 25th 12 Noon - 8 PM
Sunday, August 26th 2 PM - 8PM

Purchase tickets at www.groovetickets.com, Workman’s Outlet and select ticket outlets. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

Freestyle Session 10 [Digital Flyer]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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news 1189672155 - January 1, 1970 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 1189961412 - January 1, 1970 By : In early July we provided readers with the exclusive free download of "Grand Theft Audio: Volume 3 - Real West Coast Radio," last years mixtape release from Put YourSelf Out.

The compilation was the final part of the "Grand Theft Audio" mixtape series that had been a mainstay of Westcoast mixtapes over previous years. Today we have the second installment in that series as we continue to release old and new music on our Digital Distribution Network. "Grand Theft Audio: Volume 2 - Err'Body On This" was released in 2004 and features artists including Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., AMG, Hi-C, 2Swift, The Notorious B.I.G., Skanless, Bizzy Bone, Sean Paul, Beyonce, 2 Pac, Knoc-Turn'Al, Nate Dogg, Eddie Kane Jr, Xl Middleton & Rev, Mariah Carey and many more on a mixture of new material and blends.

To grab this Dubcnn Download exclusive follow the link to the page below where you can view the full tracklist, covers and download the entire release.

Dubcnn Presents: PYO - Grand Theft Audio 2: Err'Body On This (Free Download)

Stay tuned for more news and audio from the Put YourSelf Out camp right here on Dubcnn. In the meantime please continue to support Put YourSelf Out, Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. with their ever popular Swurv Radio show every week. If you missed the download page for "Grand Theft Audio 3: Real Westcoast Radio" in July, you can get it now by clicking here.

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

Damizza tells us about his upcoming mixtape/street album “Ill Clinton,” which is executive produced by Bishop Lamont and hosted by DJ Warrior. We also clear the air about his supposed beef with Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. After this, we discuss all of his current endeavors, including his work with the group Guilty, and his “Unreleased” project that has recently been pushed back to February. Of course, we couldn’t leave you hanging without the latest “Detox” news, so you’ll also find out everything Damizza knows about the project. Read or listen to the interview by following the link below.

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

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

Damizza - Cali In Tha Sunshine

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

Tony Corleone - Mafioso [Produced by Los]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1192294185 - January 1, 1970 By : Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. will be unveiling the first single from their debut group LP, "Movin' Units" tonight at The Forbidden City club in Los Angeles as part of a release party. The event will also be held in celebration of The Ave Boyz's new record. Expect performances from Shade, N.U.N.E., and The Ave Boyz, as well as plenty of special guest appearances.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, be sure to head out and celebrate with the PYO clique tonight! Check out this
flyer for more information. Also sign up to our forum, where you can meet other people that are interested in attending events like these.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1192616569 - January 1, 1970 By : Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. are back once again tonight with another edition of their PYO Radio Show via SWURV Radio. The show, which airs tonight at 6 PM PST, features special guest Glasses Malone - formally signed to Sony Records and now with Mack 10's Hoobangin label through Cash Money Records - who will be talking with the hosts about his music, upcoming debut album "The Beach Cruiser" and much more.

The PYO Radio Show is supported by Dubcnn and as ever is not one to miss. Head over to SWURV Radio to stream the show live tonight at 6 PM PST.

Rud

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news 1195719350 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back today with yet another interview from our Dangerous Crew series, which was originally prompted by our forum community. This time, our guest contributor Noncentz caught up with Krushadelic of the Dangerous Crew and Underground Rebellion to discuss all of his new projects. We hear about a new solo record, two upcoming books, a new Underground Rebellion album, and much more in the interview. Read the feature by clicking on the link below.

Exclusive Interview With Krushadelic [November 2007]

If you missed our previous two-part Krushadelic interview, check those pieces out by clicking here [Part 1, Part 2] Drop some feedback for us on the forums as well!

We couldn't leave you without some new music, so we got our hands on the first single from Krushadelic's new "Ghost Rider" album. As always, you're getting to hear it first on Dubcnn! The track features Bay Area legends Too Short and Andre Nickatina, and it's called "Look At Me." Download it below.

Krushadelic - Look At Me (featuring Too Short & Andre Nickatina)

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for more Dangerous Crew interviews over the coming months!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1195854182 - January 1, 1970 By : It seems like we can't go more than a couple days before more good news comes from Meech Wells! The multi-talented producer just released his crazy street album "The New West World Order" exclusively on Dubcnn, and ever since then the updates have been flooding in. Here's some big news for today: Meech will be majorly featured in January's Ozone Magazine! Congratulations Meech! Stop by our forums to give him props!

Meech and Eastwood will also stop by San Diego's hip-hop station Z90 next week, and they have invited Dubcnn to the show with them. We'll keep you updated throughout next week on that.

Today, we're here to drop off the properly mastered version of "West Really" that has been sent out to radio outlets. After we exclusively premiered the track back in July, the song has picked up major momentum not just on Dubcnn, but around the country. The song has recently been added to the playlist of Shade 45's Lord Sear and DJ Tat Money's "The City" shows on XM Satellite Radio. Grab a copy for yourself below:

Eastwood - West Really? (featuring The Game & Jay Rock) [Produced by Meech Wells & Skwirm]

Make sure to add Meech Wells as your friend on Myspace. If you haven't downloaded your free copy of "The New West World Order" yet, we suggest you jump on that opportunity right now. The project features Eastwood, E-White, Young Joker, The Game, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, Bad Azz, Topic, and many others. Use the link below to get it.

Meech Wells Presents The New West World Order [Special Edition] [Free Download]

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Meech Wells!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1196707072 - January 1, 1970 By : Back in October, we brought you PYO artist Eddie Kane Jr.'s single "Sell A Mill," which was getting radio time on stations like Hot 97. Eddie recently filmed a video for the track, and we've got it for you to watch today. Look out for cameos from Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E!

Eddie Kane Jr. -
Sell A Mill [Video, Youtube]

Here are the MP3s of "Sell A Mill" and the remix to the track in case you missed them the first time around:

Eddie Kane Jr. - Sell A Mill

Eddie Kane Jr. - Sell A Mill [Remix] (featuring Redrum 781)

Eddie also gave us a new track to drop for everyone. The song is called "Get My Money," and it features his new group RolliWood aka The JECz. Check it out below.

Eddie Kane Jr. - Get My Money (featuring RolliWood)

Make sure to add Eddie Kane Jr. as your friend on Myspace. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest audio and video updates.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1200428803 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ Nik Bean has just issued a huge press release regarding his latest projects. We're going to drop the whole thing for you to read today, so check it out below, and don't forget to visit DJ Nik Bean on Myspace!

"Renowned Los Angeles-based DJ Nik Bean has announced plans today to release a new mixtape project every week during the months of January, February, and March. This is exciting news for fans of California hip-hop, who have quickly come to recognize Nik’s mixtapes as a street-savvy source of quality music. While Nik has created compilations for West Coast legends like Ice Cube, Tha Dogg Pound, and Jayo Felony, he is most well-known for his ability to highlight the best in new artists, as evidenced by his projects with emerging superstars Hot Dollar and Glasses Malone.

Nik, known in the streets as “The Mixtape Hustler,” will be on the grind more than ever with this three-month long mixtape extravaganza. A highlight from the set is “Streetz Of L.A. Volume 4,” the latest installment in Nik’s highly successful West Coast mixtape series. For this fourth edition, Nik has teamed up with L.A. radio heavyweight Felli Fel and Atlanta’s mixtape champion DJ Drama to create what will assuredly be one of the biggest mixtape releases of the year. The involvement from Drama and Felli Fel, the latter of which recently signed with Atlanta-based So So Def Records, will combine with Nik’s California-bred mentality to make the project a cross-country success in more ways than one.

Nik and Felli Fel have teamed up to release four other projects together during this blitz. A Valentine’s Day release with lyrical firestarter Crooked I entitled “The St. Valentine’s Bossacre” will hit the streets as a surprise gift. The project will feature a variety of new and previously unreleased material. Mixtapes with G-Unit’s Spider Loc, renowned writer Problem, and Aftermath-signee Stat Quo will also come from the newly formed powerhouse team. DJ Felli Fel’s debut project “Go DJ” is set for an early 2008 release. A video for the nationwide hit single from the album, “Get Buck In Here,” will be released next week. You can purchase “Get Buck In Here” from iTunes by clicking here.

Nik has many more projects to put out. Solo mixtapes include “Sonically Correct” with Watts star Bangloose, Sillk Calone’s “By Way Of South Central,” and releases from Roscoe Umali and Yung Berg. Nik has also teamed up with Atlanta’s DJ Scream and “The Butcher” DJ Vlad for a mixtape with 2Five titled “Talk Is Cheap, I Plead The 5th.” The Bay Area will be excited when Nik drops Balance’s “Unsigned Legend” alongside the highly-respected DJ Rah2K as well.

With over ten mixtapes ready for release, Nik is giving the public many more reasons to call him “L.A.’s Mixtape King.” However, it won’t be long before the “Mixtape Hustler” steps into the retail album world. Nik has officially started to record material for his full-length debut album, tentatively titled “The Hustler’s Manual.” The project will feature an all-star lineup of West Coast acts and some very special surprise guests from other regions as well. Fans can be on the look out for the album in stores later this year.

Nik is also starting “Streetz Of L.A. Radio,” his weekly radio offering. The first episode will air on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Shade 45 channel in the beginning of February. In addition to all of these music projects, Nik is also putting together a new DVD magazine that will be released four times annually. “Street Certified” promises to give viewers a look at the inner-workings of the hip-hop world. Artists like Crooked I, Rick Ross, Mistah F.A.B., and Glasses Malone have already contributed to the first issue, which will arrive in stores next month.

DJ Nik Bean is starting 2008 off with a loud bang on the West Coast that will be heard across the nation. The three-month long mixtape blitz will simply solidify his spot as one of the hardest-working, and most prominent, mixtape DJs in the game."

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1202234096 - January 1, 1970 By : A lot has happened since we last updated you on Vancity's C-Infamous and Chronico Music Group. While 2006 and 2007 saw C transcend musical boundaries by remixing singles for international pop chart-topping princesses Jolin Tsai & Avril Lavigne, Infamous and his Chronico crew started 2008 off with a bang by returning to their original form. Chronico artist affiliates Famas and Phixx Cravin recently opened up for Fabolous in Vancouver.

Also in attendance for the show were Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E., and Canadian old-schooler Maestro Fresh Wes. While they were in Vancouver, Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. linked up with C-Infamous and hit the studio. Shade has it all on YouTube for you to check out. As you can see and hear from the videos below, they're cooking up some heat!

Shade Shiest, N.U.N.E., and C-infamous
In the studio 1

Shade Shiest, N.U.N.E., and C-infamous In the studio 2

The tracks from the PYO/Chronico sessions are being worked on; and word is a couple of them will even appear on Shade & N.U.N.E.'s upcoming "Movin' Units" album. In the meantime, we have some C-Infamous productions for you to check out. First is C-Infamous' Relit of Shade N.U.N.E.'s "Baby We Can Do It"

Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E. - Baby We Can Do It (Relit)


We also have an unreleased gem that C-Infamous recorded with G-Hoodfellas' Tiny Kurupt & TC along with Bizzle from YA

Tiny Kurupt ft. TC & Bizzle (of YA) - G-Hood Ryda Gang (produced by C-Infamous)

2008 is already looking to be a brighter year for C-Infamous and Chronico Music Group, and as awlays, Dubcnn will be sure to keep you up to speed with their happenings. Visit C-Infamous on myspace here.


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news 1205331845 - January 1, 1970 By : Those of you on our Email Alert list will already be aware that today is the day that Shade Sheist is releasing the first ever "WorldTape." The latest release from the head of PutYourselfOut has been months in waiting and features Shade Sheist's greatest features as well as brand new music.

The new concept is the launch-pad for more planned "WorldTape's" dedicated to countries all over the world! This first project is the United States version and is entitled "Out of Sight Out of Mind" - the covers to which can be seen in full by clicking the images above or using the link below.

"Out of Sight Out of Mind" is now available today for Free Download via the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network.

The project, which can be downloaded via the link below, includes artists and producers such as Keyshia Cole, Nate Dogg, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, T-Pain, Eddie Kane Jr, LeMarvin, Damizza, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo, Focus, Cadillac Tah, Krayzie Bone, Jayo Felony, Knoc-Turn'Al, N.U.N.E., Nitty Black, Roscoe, Tri-Star, Ne-Yo, Bigg Steele, Teddy Riley, BlackStreet, Mariah Carey, Irv Gotti and Dr. Dre.

Using the link below you can view the full covers, tracklist and even sample three tracks - Glam Lyfe featuring LeMarvin, Roll The Block with Jayo Felony & Knoc-Turn'Al and Imagination with Dr. Dre & N.U.N.E - before you even download the free project!

Dubcnn & PYO Present - Shade Sheist - Out of Sight Out of Mind: USA Edition

Enjoy the new music and take some time to drop feeback on our forums as well as paying a visit to PutYourselfOut and SwurvRadio, the home of the "PYO Radio Show" - where tonight from 6PM PST you can hear the release in full! Lookout for Ringtones from this project coming very soon also!

Rud

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news 1207586148 - January 1, 1970 By : Cali Untouchable's very own September 7th is back on Dubcnn with the latest installment in his acclaimed mixtape series "Western Hospitality." The Sixth edition of this series is available today for free download courtesy of Dubcnn and also continues the feature we kicked off back in February - "On The 7th With The 7th."

The new series sees September 7th release - exclusive to dubcnn readers - a free mixtape download, every 7th of the month!


Each month will be different and could be the latest new music, specific to an artist or even the latest "Western Hospitality" release he is working on. So every 7th of every month in 2008 you can download for free the best new music from September 7th

Today, to mark April 7th we have the exclusive download of the eagerly awaited "Western Hospitality 6" mixtape which is hosted by Roccett and features the epic Cali Untouchable DJ Remix of The Game's "Big Dreams" as well as artists including 211, Ko-Kaine Shane, Tha Crow, Quiz, Calico, Juice, Pr1me, Young Rook, Young Capo, Papa Locc, Lil Tuff, Crooked I, Horseshoe Gang, Skrilla Skwad, Shade Shiest, Eddie Kane Jr., Ya Boy, One-2, Fresh, Mack 10, G. Malone, Tha Dogg Pound, Mistah F.A.B., Bishop Lamont, Focus, Rafael Saadiq, Dubb, Mitchy Slick and many more.

We also have all previous editions in the "Western Hospitality" series, 1-5, available using the link below.

September 7th - Western Hospitality 6 (Hosted By Roccett) (Free Download)

Enjoy the new music and remember that from today, every 7th of the month, September 7th will release a new mixtape on Dubcnn exclusively! Until then check him out on MySpace and remember to vote for him in this years Justo Mixtape Awards.

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news 1207985730 - January 1, 1970 By : Exactly one month ago we released Shade Sheist's first "WorldTape" via the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network.

"Out of Sight Out of Mind" was the first release of the year for the PutYourselfOut imprint and features Shade Sheist's greatest features as well as brand new music.

The new "WorldTape" concept is designed to release a mixtape within the series for as many major countries as possible.

The first project, the USA Edition, which can be downloaded via the link below, includes artists and producers such as Keyshia Cole, Nate Dogg, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, T-Pain, Eddie Kane Jr, LeMarvin, Damizza, Bishop Lamont, Stat Quo, Focus, Cadillac Tah, Krayzie Bone, Jayo Felony, Knoc-Turn'Al, N.U.N.E., Nitty Black, Roscoe, Tri-Star, Ne-Yo, Bigg Steele, Teddy Riley, BlackStreet, Mariah Carey, Irv Gotti and Dr. Dre.

Dubcnn & PYO Present - Shade Sheist - Out of Sight Out of Mind: USA Edition.

Today we are back with an exclusive contest in conjunction with Shade Sheist and PYO. There are three prize places in this contest with the 1st prize winner receiving an Autographed 'Custom' Copy of "Out of Sight Out of Mind - USA Edition" featuring a special intro recorded by Shade Sheist shouting out his or her name.

To see the full prize list, terms and conditions and to enter follow the link below to the contest pages. The contest closes on Wednesday 30th April. Winners will be notified via email shortly after.

Dubcnn Presents: "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind" Giveaway

In related news we were recently informed that the second installment in the "Worldtape" series will be the Canadian edition which will "co-star" Techniec and is due out before "Movin Units" which is scheduled for the summer. We also have a new track "I Wanna Cut" from Eddie Kane Jr. that will feature on the upcoming "GTA4: We Ain't Done!" mixtape - check that below.

Eddie Kane Jr. - I Wanna Cut

Enjoy the new music, drop your feedback on our forums and don't forget to enter the contest before it closes on April 30.

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news 1208930278 - January 1, 1970 By : It's been a few weeks since we've heard from the Baby Ree camp, but don't worry because we've got three hot new records for you to check out today! Behind the scenes, Damizza has been working closely with DJ Couz out of Japan. While Mizza has been helping Couz develop his skills as a producer, Couz is planning to release Baby Ree mixtapes out in Japan! The first project to get the overseas treatment will be Young De's "Audio Hustlaz". Check out an exclusive new cut from the mixtape called "Hustle Around The World".

Young De -
Hustle Around The World [Prod. by DJ Couz]

After the "Audio Hustlaz Japan Edition", Baby Ree & DJ Couz will also release a new Guilty mixtape overseas. The Santa Barbara-based group has been working hard in the studio as of late, and we've got a brand new record from them for you to check out as well called "Hot Topic", featuring Damizza and Fresh.

Guilty - Hot Topic (ft. Damizza & Fresh) [Prod. by Los]

A local artist named Rokks has also linked up with the camp in recent weeks. He just wrapped up a record called "I'ma G" featuring Damizza, Los, and Dopey Loco that we've got available for you to download today too. DJ Couz produced this one as well!

Rokks - I'ma G (ft. Damizza, Los, & Dopey Loco) [Prod. by DJ Couz, Mixed by DJ Overtone]

On top of all this, you can look out for a duo album from Damizza & "Jedi" Jared Moore to drop this summer! In case you didn't feel like reading all of this, you can watch the guys tell you all about their projects in the video below.

Damizza, Los, Dopey Loco, Fresh, & Rokks Discuss Projects [Youtube]

Make sure to add Damizza, Young De, Guilty, Los, Dopey Loco, Fresh, DJ Couz, and Rokks as your friends on Myspace. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Baby Ree!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1209524906 - January 1, 1970 By : With a career that spans from radio executive, multi-platinum producer, talented MC, and record label owner, Damion “Damizza” Young has always been fascinated by the act of bringing artists together. “That’s my whole thing; I like putting crazy artists together,” states Damizza. “Being a part of that kind of stuff really pushes the brand of hip-hop and the brand of artistry.”

Such can be said for Damizza’s latest concoction, a soulful anthem entitled “I Been Around” that will be featured on his latest project, “Un-ree-leased.” The record features Damizza alongside Krazyie Bone and rising star Young De.

“Krayzie Bone was on my first hit record ‘I Still Believe’ with Mariah Carey and Da Brat. It makes sense that I start back at square one by collaborating with a legend like Krayzie and then bringing in someone that I highly respect from the new generation -- Young De. I’m from the middle generation, and it’s all about bridging the gap.”

“I Been Around”, which will be serviced to radio stations next week, is also slated to appear on the Japan Edition of Young De’s “Audio Hustlaz” street album with the legendary DJ Couz. “The street album has surpassed all expectations, so now we’re about to take it worldwide! Shouts out to DJ Couz,” says Young De. When asked about working on “I Been Around,” De expressed nothing but enthusiasm. “It feels like classic music. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work on this record.”



With a sound and feel that will resonate with classic Bone Thugs fans, as well as the new generation of hip-hop listeners, “I Been Around” is poised to appeal to a global hip-hop audience. Please contact brleaks@aol.com for interviews and booking info. “Damizza Presents: Un-ree-leased” will drop later this year. The Japan Edition of Young De’s “Audio Hustlaz” is set for a Summer release.

You know we've got the record for you to check out today too! Stream it by using the link below.


Damizza Presents Krayzie Bone & Young De -
I Been Around [Stream]

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest on Damizza, Young De, and the Bone Thugs camp!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1210281658 - January 1, 1970 By : We're back today with this week's edition of "The West Coast Grind with Young De & Eddie". For the new show, we reached out to Problem to talk all about his new deal with Universal Republic, his latest mixtape with Nik Bean, "The Streets Is Mine", and his recent work with Snoop Dogg on "Ego Trippin".

Problem clues us in on what it's like to work with West Coast legends like Snoop, DJ Quik, and Kurupt, and he also tells us about a new video project with Terrace Martin.


We also catch up with Rob, owner of Skoop Entertainment, to talk about the West Coast game overseas. Rob's label will be releasing records with Gail Gotti, Tek Nizzle, and many others in the future out in Europe, and Rob tells us about all the love that overseas fans have for West Coast music.

We also discuss Young De's "Audio Hustlaz: Japan Edition" with DJ Couz, and De's latest record with Damizza & Krayzie Bone, "I Been Around". All of this and more is on this week's edition of "The West Coast Grind," so download or stream the podcast below and pick up some free game.

"The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie"
With Special Guests Problem & Rob of Skoop Entertainment


Make sure to add Young De & Problem as your friends on Myspace. If you haven't downloaded Problem's latest mixtape "The Streets Is Mine", grab it for free below.

DJ Nik Bean & Felli Fel Present Problem - The Streets Is Mine

You can also catch the first music video in the series with Terrace Martin that Problem mentions on the show by clicking the link here. The video is called "Myspace Rappers."

We've also got three exclusive videos courtesy of Skoop Entertainment for your viewing pleasure today! This first one is live footage of Young De & Tek Nizzle of Tangled Thoughts performing in Prague.

Tangled Thoughts Performing Live In Prague [Video]

This second video features footage of Gail Gotti performing live!

Gail Gotti Performing Live In Prague [Video]

This last one, which is especially crazy, features Young De, J-Ro, Rasco & Planet Asia (Cali Agents), Little Brother, Royce Da 5'9, Kid Vicious (Royce's brother), Nironic, and more freestyling all together on stage. Check it out!

Freestyle Session: Young De, Little Brother, Royce Da 5'9, Cali Agents, J-Ro [Video]

Check back with us on Tuesday for the next edition of "The West Coast Grind"!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1211826797 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently connected with Japanese mixtape legend DJ Couz for an exclusive interview. In this piece, we talk about the thriving West Coast hip-hop scene in Japan. Couz explains what triggers Japanese fans to enjoy the music so much, and he discusses his popular mixtape series "Westside Ridin.'"

After this, we talk about Couz's famous overseas tours with Big Boy & E-Man of Power 106, and his experiences sharing the stage in Japan with West Coast veterans like Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Kurupt, Damizza, Xzibit, and more.


Couz also tells us about his current projects, which include Japanese versions of Young De's "Audio Hustlaz," Guilty's "No Contest," and a new mixtape from Damizza. Read on to find out about all of these topics and much more.

Exclusive Interview With DJ Couz [May 2008]

Make sure to add DJ Couz as your friend on Myspace. If you're interested to hear what Couz's production style is like, we've got an exclusive track for you today by Santa Barbara artist Rokks, featuring Damizza & Dopey Loco & Los of Guilty. Check it out!

Rokks - I'ma G (ft. Damizza, Dopey Loco, & Los) [Prod. by DJ Couz, Mixed by DJ Overtone]

A new mixtape from Damizza, and Young De's "Audio Hustlaz Japan Edition" will be dropping overseas in June! Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest interviews.

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1212277593 - January 1, 1970 By : Another week has passed, and it's about time for this week's Weekend Audio feature on dubcnn! We've got a couple gems for ya'll this week, ranging from Bishop Lamont and LL Cool J's upcoming projects to Problem's new artist Hood Rich and Canadian producers Haze Ent who connected with TQ, Crooked I and B-Legit amongst others for a collabo.

The first joint of the day is a Bishop Lamont solo track off Bishop's "The Confessional" mixtape with DJ Whoo Kid dropping any minute. Tha Bizness laced Bishop with a banger, download "Get Off My D-ck" below:

Bishop Lamont -
Get Off My D-ck (Prod. by Tha Bizness)

Next up is the latest street single from a new artist named Hood Rich, who's signed to Problem's Derang Ent. He got Problem to jump on the track with him, and reached out to Slim The Mobster, also known as "Detox"' secret weapon, to join him for a verse. The track is called "Money, Cash, Cars", check it out below:

Hood Rich - Money, Cash, Cars (ft. Problem & Slim The Mobster)

Let's get to a potential album track off LL Cool J's upcoming long player "Exit 13". LL announced his return with the recent release of the posse cut "5 Boroughs", featuring fellow NY reps Method Man, Jim Jones, KRS One & Lil Kim. A new track has leaked, this time on a more mellow tip, featuring Trey Songz called "Girl If I". This is another Tha Bizness production, Dow Jones & J-Hen have really been getting it in 2008!

LL Cool J - Girl If I (ft. Trey Songz) (Prod. by Tha Bizness)


We have a world premiere for ya'll next. The Long Beach rebel Techniec has a new summer record to ride out to called "Absolut Cup", and we have it right here for ya'll to check out. The track was produced by AAA Music Group and co-produced by Long Beach's own L'z. It's always good to hear some new Techniec, check out the track below and also peep him out on MySpace.

Techniec - Absolut Cup (Prod. by AAA / L'z)


Let's take a quick trip up to Canada, where the production team Haze Ent have been on their grind collaborating with US artists such as Shade Sheist and Glasses Malone. We have just been sent a track orchestrated by Haze Ent called "Legends", which features Koncreto, QP, Crooked I, TQ and B-Legit. To hear what the combination sounds like, check out "Legends" below:

Koncreto - Legends (ft. QP, Crooked I, TQ & B-Legit) (Prod. by Haze Ent)

Look out for Haze Ent's "I Only Touch Greatness Pt. 2" project.

Last but not least we have a new track from Shady Records signee Bobby Creekwater. It's been kind of quiet around him since the release of the "Re-Up" compilation, last we heard was that Bobby Creek was working on his solo album "A Brilliant Mistake", which he's trying to drop this fall. The track we have for ya'll today is called "Rainman" and he adresses the rumours of him not dropping on it and much more. Check it out below:

Bobby Creekwater - Rainman

That's it this time around for our Weekend Audio, check back with us in a week for more exclusive music!

Nima

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news 1213426875 - January 1, 1970 By : PutYourSelfOut's Shade Sheist has had a busy start to 2008 with the release of his acclaimed Worldtape as well as working on a variety of independent projects.

Shade also takes time to look out for new talent and The Conference is the latest signing to PYO - a group consisting of Brizz and Maverick. This duo hail from the East but are very much on their Westcoast sh*t! We have their debut PYO mixtape for free download below and it features the duo showcasing their talent alongside guest appearances from Eddie Kane Jr., Nune & Shade Sheist.

The Conference - The Conference (Free Mixtape Download)

In related news Shade Sheist was recently in Boston, MA working with his Eastcoast family on a new project. He is also in the middle of executive producing a compilation to be released in Sweden, then internationally, titled "The International Takeover."

Shade is also collaborating with Swedish Super-Producer Demyo and have recorded three records for the project with my camp - including Techniec Once of the tracks was leaked in the Dubcc Forums however expect to hear all three joints soon.

The Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. long awaited album "Movin Units" is about to go into mastering when Shade returns to Canada to get wit C-Infamous - he is also currently finalising the second edition of the Worldtape; "Out of Sight Out of Mind: Canada Edition" co-starring Techniec.

Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest but also take a trip to Shade Sheist's MySpace where you can see the recent track play milestones and also enter to win 4 pairs of Air Jordan XXIII sneakers in the next 4 months.

Rud

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news 1213924936 - January 1, 1970 By : DJ 2High from DPG Japan has a new project, "West Coast Gangsta Shit Volume 3", available now. DPG fans may be familiar with his work on the "West Coast Gangsta Shit Volume 1 & 2" mixtapes. The new CD features music from all your west coast favorites including Tha Dogg Pound, Dove Shack, Warzone, Snoop Dogg, Damani, Butch Cassidy and more.

Check out
DJ 2High's Payloadz Page, to get an instant download of "West Coast Gangsta Shit Volume 3" for only $10. Hard copies will be available on August 19, 2008. Also be sure to check out volume 1 and 2 if you haven't already. For more info, please visit Myspace.com/DJ2HighDPGJapan.

.DJ 2High - West Coast Gangsta Shit, Volume 31. Get Pay - Tha Dogg Pound
2. In This Bitch - Warzone
3. They Dont Want It - Tha Dogg Pound & Soopafly
4. I'm Lowrider - Doveshack and Goldie Loc
5. Slow Down - Tha Dogg Pound
6. G-Shit - Lady of Rage, Butch Cassidy, & Kurupt
7. That Go - Keak Da Sneak, Daz, Bad Azz
8. Bang - The Game & Tha Dogg Pound
9. A Bitch I Knew - Bigg Snoop Dogg
10. Hat To The Bacc - Westurn Union
11. About That - Daz Dillinger
12. Like Me - Dra$tic
13. F**C With Me - Damani
14. Gettin Money - Tha Dogg Pound, E-40
15. Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It - Ice Cube
16. Girl You Know - Scarface
17. Got to Change - Goldie Loc
18. Kickin - Kiki Smooth, Butch Cassidy
19. Play Your Cards Right - 2pac, Keyshia Cole
20. Outro - Kiki Smooth


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news 1215629441 - January 1, 1970 By : After the premiere of his first official Dr. Dre-produced single last week, Bishop Lamont has touched down in NYC along with Taje to do a huge promo run. TODAY, you can catch Bishop on Sirius Satellite Radio. He'll be featured on Shade 45's "All Out Show" at 3PM, and the Hip-Hop Nation's Top 20 Countdown as well. At 4PM, he's slated to appear on the Wendy Williams Show.

While in the city, Bishop also did a photo shoot and interview for Entertainment Weekly, and met with Rockstar Games! A segment for a new interactive show called "Channel 14," presented by Aftermath, Diocese, & TakeOff Productions was just shot, as well as something for SkeeTV. It looks like things just keep getting bigger for Bishop!

If that's not enough, when Bishop comes back to LA, there's gonna be a "Confessional" release party and concert at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip on July 19th! Stay tuned for information on how you can get your tickets.

If you haven't heard Bishop's single "Grow Up" yet, check it out below. Don't forget to keep requesting it on Power 106 by texting into 69106.

Bishop Lamont -
Grow Up [Prod. by Dr. Dre]

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1219890473 - January 1, 1970 By : "The West Coast Grind" is blessed to have radio pioneer Julio G stop by the show this week to discuss his views on the current state of hip-hop and also to take us back in time to explain how hip-hop radio started.

We're playing world premiere & brand new music from Hot Dollar, Ice Cube, The Game, Jay Rock, Young Jeezy and many more this week, as well as classics from DJ Quik, Cypress Hill, & Tha Eastsidaz. Follow the link below to take a listen!


The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie
Special Guest - Julio G
[Podcast]
Executive Producer: Damizza; Music by DJ Ill Will

Shouts out to our sponsor Erratic Productions. If you're interested in sponsoring "The West Coast Grind" radio show, send us an e-mail and we'll give you the details.

Make sure to add The West Coast Grind Page, Young De, Damizza, DJ Ill Will, and Julio G as your friends on Myspace.

De & Damizza are currently out on tour in Japan with DJ Couz. You can look forward to some video blogs from their trip to drop real soon right here on Dubcnn!

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1220415554 - January 1, 1970 By : We've been updating you over the past few months on Taje's latest project, a group effort called "Get It Gang" featuring Ace of The Bloc Boyz, Badnewz, and 2C's.

After memorable appearances on Bishop Lamont's "Confessional" [
DOWNLOAD HERE] and the infamous DJ Strong confrontation video, Taje and The Get It Gang are ready to come out swinging. The street album will be available right here for free download on September 15th via LNS/TakeOff/Diocese Records.

Taje's last project with DJ Warrior, "Hot Box 2" [DOWNLOAD UNTAGGED HERE] was featured in The Source and Ozone Magazine, and 30,000 copies were distributed from Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Miami to Japan. Taje's phone has been ringing off the hook from his impressive grind, and the label execs have taken notice to his ever-growing movement.

Today, we're proud to premiere the official "video commercial" for the "Get It Gang" project. Always one staying ahead of the curve, Taje has put together a five minute clip that will give all of our readers a visual taste of what to expect from the "Get It Gang" movement. Check it out below.

Taje Presents Get It Gang - "The Grimm" Video Commercial
(featuring Mike Ant on the Intro, and Chevy Jones on the hook of "The Grimm")

Get It Gang - The Grimm (ft. Chevy Jones) [Prod. by Dae One]

We're also premiering a new track from the tape called "Born Gangsta," produced by Jake One.

Get It Gang - Born Gangsta [Prod. by Jake One]

Look out for a new Taje, Butch Cassidy, & PR1ME song to drop on September 7th's "Western Hospitality 10," which is coming on September 7th. "Hot Box 3" will be dropping this holiday season as well.

A new video interview with Taje & The Get It Gang will drop on September 15th, along with the release of the street album, right here on Dubcnn.

Related Links:
Taje Myspace
Taje & The Get It Gang on "The West Coast Grind" With Young De & Eddie

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1221098301 - January 1, 1970 By : "The West Coast Grind" is back today with our special guest Bad Lucc of Dubb Union! Lucc tells us about how it feels to finally have his album drop in stores, what it's like working with the legendary Teddy Riley, and what he's learned from being in a group with veteran rapper/producer Soopafly.

Young De also addresses the Tangled Thoughts break-up rumors, tells us all about his trip to Japan with Damizza & DJ Couz, and the new single he's featured on from B-Real's solo album.


I speak about the Mariah Carey cease & desist notice for Damizza's autobiography [
Scan 1] [Scan 2] a little bit more too.

We're playing brand new music from Ice Cube, The Game, Strong Arm Steady, Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Warren G and many more this week, as well as classics from MC Eiht, Snoop Dogg, & Eazy-E. Follow the link below to take a listen!

The West Coast Grind With Young De & Eddie
Special Guest - Bad Lucc of Dubb Union
[Podcast]
Executive Producer: Damizza; Music by DJ Ill Will

Shouts out to our sponsor Erratic Productions. If you're interested in sponsoring "The West Coast Grind" radio show, send us an e-mail and we'll give you the details.

Make sure to add The West Coast Grind Page, Young De, Damizza, DJ Ill Will, and Bad Lucc as your friends on Myspace.

Come back in two weeks for another edition of "The West Coast Grind!"

Eddie Gurrola

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news 1221222845 - January 1, 1970 By : Straight from the factory, this is a previously unreleased session by beat maker and producer Jonathan James representing Sweden, Large Money Entertainment and Sweden’s Bonnier Music.

Jonathan has previously produced Cosmo, Fatback, Ron G and a bunch of other Cali and Southern artists. In the spirit of giving, here is a Dubcnn special with a beat which makes your head bounce and some rhymes which go together with the beat like bread and butter.


With no further delay, here it is:

San Quinn, Ya Boy, Shade Sheist, N.U.N.E & Redrum
My Turf Produced by Jonathan James.

Be sure to be on the lookout for the blonde Swede Jonathan James and more goodies from Dubcnn in the coming weeks.


Yash

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news 1224036242 - January 1, 1970 By : Little did we know what we were in store for on this sunny southern California day in Orange county when we caught up with Ca$his for a quick minute. While talking a little about his new album and upcoming tours, Ca$his mentioned his man, Epademik, telling us about their song "Mr. Know It All" which was just added to Shade 45 (Eminem's Sirius Satellite radio station).

With that being said, we dug a little deeper into the existence of this crazy emcee named Epademik – because after all, if Ca$his co-signs for him, then he's must be doing something right!

So we hit up Epademik and found that the conviction he portrayed was raw emotion with a purpose – reminding us of a time ten years back when a white emcee from Detroit took the world by storm with his raw lyrical skill -- never biting his tongue on any topic.

Could Epademik be the next one to carry that torch? You decide for yourself. Epademik gave Dubcnn the exclusive to his first single "Aired Out" - Download it below. You also should check out his hilarious Dubcnn Shoutout -- it's unlike any other you’ve heard!

Exclusive Epademik Interview

Epademik - Aired Out (Audio)


As always, hit me up on MySpace or email me at haywire@dubcnn.com with your fresh ideas, thoughts, tips and stories and be sure to leave your feedback in our forums!

JonathanHay

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news 1225190151 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn recently stopped by the studio to meet the savvy producer behind all the latest noise. They call him Ciscoe – the young, dedicated producer from Norway – and he’s all about the west coast.

“[I’m working on] a very west coast conservative duo-project with Shade Sheist which will feature many prominent west coast artists,” Ciscoe tells Dubcnn exclusively. He also eagerly reveals that he’s working with Bad Azz, one of Long Beach’s finest emcees with a krazy history in the game, as well as appearing on Mellow Man Ace Presents: La Familia, a series of highly-anticipated music compilations gathered by the legendary west coast Hip Hop Hall of Famer, Mellow Man Ace.

Ciscoe’s unsullied ears and natural melodic instincts layer with his funky west coast vibe for an uncharted sound that’s everything easy on the ears – and fun to move to. He showcases his skills to their fullest in his latest production by the upcoming Top Draft Pick R&B/pop mistress, Sabrina, in the sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek debut single “Madonna’s Lust (The Unglamorous Life Of The Material World)” featuring Mellow Man Ace.

Ciscoe will be premiering his upcoming music exclusively through Dubcnn. Also, we’ve got Ciscoe talking about recording tracks with Shade Sheist, Mellow Man Ace, Bad Azz and more in an upcoming west coast exclusive interview! (And speaking of Mellow Man Ace we will be bringing his exclusive interview to you this week on Dubcnn.com!)

In the meantime, you can link up with Ciscoe on his
MySpace for more info.

Keep me active reading all of your creative ideas, thoughts and comments -- hit me up on MySpace or email me and be sure to leave your feedback in our forums! Bow Down!

JonathanHay

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news 1226350286 - January 1, 1970 By : PutYourSelfOut's Shade Sheist has had a busy 2008 with the release of his acclaimed Worldtape as well as working on a variety of independent projects and touring worldwide.

The summer then saw the release of The Conference' self-titled debut project - the duo of Brizz and Maverick - recently signed to PYO. The Conference was released for free download right here on Dubcnn and once again re-enforced the talent at PYO's disposal.

Since then Shade Sheist has been working on the previously reported on "International Takeover" project as well as with a newly put together group formed between existing PYO artist Classic and his partner in rhyme Cali. The duo have combined to release an album - that is being distributed online by the Dubcnn Digital Distribution Network - entitled "The Cali Classic Album."

This is no traditional-sounding westcoast project as production comes from Critical, The Lab Ratz and PYO producer The S.O.C. who have all come with a contemporary sound and vibe. Appearances on the album come from Shade Sheist, Red Rum, C-Dub, Seis One, Krusafix, Busta Rhymes, Chauncey and Genesis Of The LabRatz.

Today we have the project for free download as well as to listen to via our Streaming Audio Players. Below you will find both links that take you to either download or listen as well as to view the full tracklist and covers.

Cali & Classic - The Cali Classic Album (Free Download)
Cali & Classic - The Cali Classic Album (Streaming Audio)

Enjoy the new music and please leave feedback on the project for Shade Sheist and the PYO team via the Dubcc Forums. Stay tuned to Dubcnn for the latest but also take a trip to Shade Sheist's MySpace.

Rud

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news 1226524414 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn would like to introduce a new clothing line from DJ 2 High (DPG Japan), called Blueline Clothing. Fans may recognize the artwork for the shirts, as it was done by Joe Cool who also designed the cover for Snoop's "Doggy Style" album. Check out the Blueline Clothing site to pick up Blueline Clothing t-shirts as well as hard copies of DJ 2 High's "West Coast Gangsta Shit Volume 2 & 3". For more info, please visit Myspace.com/DJ2HighDPGJapan.



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news 1226527630 - January 1, 1970 By : Dubcnn hooked up with Kurupt to get a few words on the Kurupt & Roscoe album, "The Frank & Jess Story", which was officially released yesterday, November 11th 2008, through High Powered Ent/Koch Records. The album was produced by J. Silva and features Daz, Kokane, Too Short, Rob Quest and Gail Gotti amongst others.

"This album was long overdue. Me and Scodie have always kept it pushing and it was about time we came full circle for a whole album. This is just the start, you can expect many more albums from me and Roscoe", Kurupt said.

Throughout the last weeks, Kurupt and Roscoe have been on a nationwide promo tour, networking and promoting the album on different radio stations. "We were out in New York, DJ Whoo Kid showed us a lot of love, everybody at G-Unit Radio, Shade 45, they fuck with us heavy. Even Kay Slay, that's my nigga! I ain't kicked it with him like that before, but I got a chance to meet him and he's a real cool cat. They all supported the project, so anything any of those DJ's need, Kay Slay, Whoo Kid, Angela Yee (Lip Service), they all support us big", he said about the duo's promo tour, which also featured 40 Glocc and Gail Gotti.

"We was just having a ball, that's what the album was about. It's conscious but fun at the same time - and all West Coast. We've got conscious records on there like "All I Need" with Daz and the one with me and Rob from the Coughee Brothaz, which is some smooth, real life shit." About the albums producer, High Powered Ent's John Silva, Kurupt had nothing but good things to say: "John really put this record together and I think people are gonna see some of his best work on there."

We already brought you two tracks off the album, "Break It Down Like" with Too Short and the introspective "I Got U", but here go two of my personal favorites off "The Frank & Jess Story", incase you need more convincing to go pick it up:

Kurupt & Roscoe - All I Need (ft. Daz Dillinger)
Kurupt & Roscoe - No Time To Waste (ft. Kokane, Rob Quest & T-Mac)

Incase you haven't done so yet, make sure to go pick up Kurupt & Roscoe's "The Frank & Jess Story", available in stores and online now!

However, knowing Kurupt, he already has plenty of other projects he's putting together, most notably the Kurupt & DJ Quik album "Blaqkout" (spelt qk for "Q"uik and "K"urupt). This album is shaping up to be one of the most promising to drop in the near future.

"Me and Quik is next with the Blaqkout. The album is real proper, we put our foot in on this one! We're about 90% done, about two more songs to do and Quik is already mixing the tracks. This is a step above a lot of things we've done lately, Kurupt explains.

"I told Quik that people don't want too much time to go by before another Quik album comes out. He's part of the history out here and they wanna hear him! He said fuck it, let's ride out! We did a few records and he was loving it, the chemistry was there. We're both rapping on the album and Quik did all the production." If that's not enough information to get the excitement up for "Blaqkout", then I don't know what is.

Apart from that, you can also expect the upcoming Dogg Pound album "100 Wayz", a Kurupt solo album called "Street Lights" entirely produced by Terrace Martin, and another Kurupt solo produced by Snoop Dogg. "Each of these are totally different albums, none of them sound the same. Each of them got its own concept", Kurupt described his various solo projects.

As usual, you can expect the latest news on Kurupt and the rest of the Dogg Pound Gang, right here on dubcnn.

Nima

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news 1226944812 - January 1, 1970 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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