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interview B-REAL (December 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

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

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

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

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interview MITCHY SLICK (December 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn briefly caught up with one-third of Hip-Hop group Strong Arm Steady, San Diego's Mitchy Slick, to discuss his current projects. Mitch tells us about his upcoming solo album "48 Hours On Gang Street" and why he decided to go against the grain on this one and do it for his peoples, and of course we talk about Strong Arm Steady's upcoming major label debut through Talib Kweli's Blacksmith record label. Both of these records are supposed to drop around spring of next year, and in this interview Mitchy let's us know what we should be awaiting!

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interview REDMAN (December 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn had the great opportunity to connect with the legendary Funk Doc aka Reggie Noble aka Redman himself for a exclusive video interview, while Red was on his European tour. We also had the chance to catch most of his live performance in Hamburg, Germany on film for all of you to check out.

In the interview, we talk about Redman's latest album "Red Gone Wild", his feelings on the reception of the record and the promotion that Def Jam put on it. We also get a few words on the new Wu-Tang album, his feelings on the generation of rappers in the game today and the responsibility of the fans when it comes to supporting good music.

Redman also tells us why he considers himself a "East Coast West Coast nigga", how he met Snoop Dogg, why he mostly bumps Dogg Pound music, DJ Quik, and many more West Coast artists. We end it off with a few words about future projects that will be coming in 2008, including "Muddy Waters Pt. 2", "Blackout 2" and "How High 2".

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interview SHANTE BROADUS (December 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn had the opportunity to speak to Shante Broadus, the wife of Hip-Hop superstar Snoop Dogg. She's been rather low profile so far, but with Snoop's new reality show "Snoop Dogg's Fatherhood" which started airing on E! channel recently, and her company Boss Lady Entertainment, she's ready to show the world what she's all about.

In this interview she speaks to dubcnn about the reality show, her personal musical taste, what she thinks of her husband's music, the pro's and con's of celebrity life, her projects with Boss Lady Ent and The Lady of Rage, and more.

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interview MIKE ANT (December 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with R&B artist Mike Ant for an exclusive video interview. In this feature, we discuss Mike’s undeniable passion for all different types of music, and what he plans to bring to the game. We also talk about current and future collaborations with artists like Bishop Lamont, Taje, and Dae One. Mike also speaks about his upcoming street album “Old School New,” which will feature many of the West Coast’s finest artists.

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interview TANGLED THOUGHTS (PART 1) (December 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently connected with the Tangled Thoughts (Young De, Casanov, DJ ProMo, and Tekneek aka Tek Nizzle) for an exclusive video interview. In the first part of this feature, we hear about how the group was formed and their early recording days in Philidelphia. We also discuss the story behind their move to California, and their present alignment with mentors Kurupt and B-Real. If you've ever been curious to learn more about the Tangled Thoughts, this feature will allow you to get to know them and find out what they're all about.

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interview PRIME (December 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently linked up with Prime of Long Beach for an exclusive video interview. We discuss current and upcoming projects he is featured on, such as the “Tupac Assassination” soundtrack, Butch Cassidy’s “Playa Life,” and Bishop Lamont’s “Collection Plate.” Prime also tells us about growing up around Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound, and how he originally met Bishop Lamont. Read or watch the feature to find out about all of these topics and much more.

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interview HI-TEK (November 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn had the opportunity of speaking with one of Hip-Hop's most talented producers Hi-Tek. We discuss his upcoming trylogy finale album "Hi-Teknology 3: Underground, the reason for the swift return after the second instalment, and also get the background on some of the album tracks.

Hi-Tek talks to us about his relationship with Dr. Dre and his position within Aftermath, mentions Detox and even touches on the long awaited Reflection Eternal sequel. We also get some words on his relationship with Snoop Dogg and the Dogg Pound, who he's feeling right now and much more.

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interview DUO LIVE (November 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn linked up with NYC’s Duo Live for an exclusive interview. As pioneers of the New York mixtape game and masters of selling records independently, Duo Live have plenty of experience to share with everyone on the West Coast. We talk about the keys to success for selling albums in the streets, and the importance of mastering one’s craft before going public with their music. We also discuss the duo’s new album, “The Color Of Money,” which is in stores now. We cover their long-lasting relationship with Talib Kweli, and their experience recording the current single “Princess” with Fabolous as well. Read on to find out about all of these topics and much more.

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interview DAWAUN PARKER (PART 2) (November 2007) | Interview By: Conan Milne

Dubcnn returns with the second part of our exclusive interview with The Dr.'s Apprentice, Dawaun Parker. This time we talk to one-half of The GodBody about everything from first linking up with the infamous Andre Young, to an entertaining account of his audition for D-R-E. Dawaun also reflects on his time at prestigious music college Berklee, shares his opinion on the critics that suggest Dre is saving his finest production for "Detox," and much more in this feature. Enjoy Part Two, and look out for the third and final entry in our interview series with Dawaun, coming soon!

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interview JULIO G (PART 2) (November 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn is back with Part 2 of our extensive interview with radio legend Julio G. In this part we further discuss his upcoming album "Westside Radio" including the features on it, why he decided to represent for dubcnn on it, as well as when it's dropping. Julio also goes in-depth about the unity on the West Coast, and how the West is portrayed in other regions, and how to shed a more positive light on the West. Another interesting topic is the DJ/artist relationship that we touch on, which I'm sure will be new to a lot of our readers. He also gives us his expectations for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's upcoming records, read or listen to the interview to find out what he thinks.

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interview KRUSHADELIC (November 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn has once again connected with Krushadelic for an in-depth interview. Krushadelic is a member of the Dangerous Crew and the rap group Underground Rebellion, West Oakland’s hottest and most consistent group releasing music since the early 90’s. In this interview, he talks about the projects he’s been working on, including a new solo album, 2 new books, an Underground Rebellion album, and more.

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interview JULIO G (PART 1) (November 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn had the fantastic opportunity of speaking with West Coast radio legend Julio G. Julio, who has been riding with the West since the very beginning, and is the most recognizable face from L.A. radio through his Westside Radio show on K-Day, goes real in-depth with us on this two-part interview. In this first part, we discuss his current radio situation and why he's not on the air, why he's considering a move to Satellite radio, how he feels about other California DJ's and the lack of support local artists get.

Julio G also has some strong advice for any up and coming artists from the West Coast, and of course we also discuss his upcoming album "Westside Radio", coming next year.

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interview EASTWOOD & MEECH WELLS (PART 2) (November) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We’re back with the highly anticipated second part of our video interview with Eastwood and Meech Wells. In this feature we continue to answer questions from our forum community, and discuss all of their upcoming projects. We talk about the “New West World Order” mixtape, which is entirely produced by Meech Wells. We also speak a bit about the duo’s DJ Skee-hosted mixtape “Block Noise,” which is still in the works.

Eastwood tells us about his relationship with “Apocalypto” star Rudy Youngblood, and Meech Wells gives his us opinion on the current state of the West Coast. Also look out for an appearance from Meech’s brother Young Mack Life, and get ready to hear more from him in the future!

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interview BISHOP LAMONT (November 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with Bishop Lamont for an exclusive video interview. In this feature, we discuss his new street album with Black Milk, “Caltroit,” including details about the record-making process, and what he hopes his fans will draw from it. We also discuss his many upcoming projects, including the street albums “Caltroit Metropolis,” “The Pope Mobile,” “The Collection Place,” “Ill Clinton” with Damizza, and “Team America: Fuck Yeah!” with Indef. All of these projects will eventually lead up to the release of Bishop’s debut album “The Reformation,” which we get some new information on as well.

At the end of the interview, Bishop reveals to us what he can about “Detox,” and gives us a little bit of insight as to what Dr. Dre’s last record is shaping up to be like.

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interview SOULJA BOY (November 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently caught up with Soulja Boy Tell’em for an exclusive interview. In this feature, we discuss the story behind his smash hit single “Crank That,” and how the song has turned into a national sensation. We also talk about what to expect from his debut album, “souljaboytellem.com,” and what type of role Mr. Collipark had in the creation of the record. Soulja Boy also tells us his about his future plans in the entertainment industry.

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interview FATLIP & TRE (THE PHARCYDE) (October 2007) | Interview By: Peter Relic

Dubcnn recently caught up with Fatlip & Tre, formally of iconic group The Pharcyde, for a brief interview to disucss their current "The Over 30 Dirty Old Man Tour" that has been ongoing during October. This feature is being provided by Guest Writer, Peter Relic having linked up with the duo beneath the skylight in the Delicious Vinyl boardroom to discuss the tour, the power of dreadlocks, and their memories of the late great Jay Dee.

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interview MC BREED (October 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn got the chance to sit down with MC Breed. In Part 1 of this interview MCBreed talks about coming up out of Michigan, his view on hip-hop today, how it was to be working with people like The D.O.C., Dr. Dre Warren G and 2Pac as well as much more. We also get the scoop on a possible new album involving MC Breed and Colin Wolfe. Be sure to stay with us and check out more with MC Breed during Part 2 of this exclusive interview.

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interview SEAN KINGSTON (October 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn had the chance to briefly chop it up with shooting star Sean Kingston. The 17-year-old Miami artist spoke to us about his self-titled debut solo album, hooking up with super producer Jonathan "J.R." Rottem through MySpace, why he chose to keep it more R&B on his album, what he's planning to do after his record, working with Bay Area artist Clyde Carson, who he's feeling right now, as well as much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview TAJE (October 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We recently caught up with Taje to discuss “Hot Box 2,” one of the hottest street albums of the year! In this feature, we break down the album track-by-track. Taje gives us his insight on every single song from the tape, discussing everything from his thoughts and feelings about each record, to his experiences in the studio recording the tracks and his process of creating concepts. Be sure to check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of a soon-to-be mixtape classic. You’ll be dying to give “Hot Box 2” another spin by the end of the feature! For those of you yet to experience Hot Box 2 - grab the exclusive download courtesy of Dubcnn today.

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interview E-WHITE (October 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with Long Beach veteran E-White for an exclusive interview. In this feature, we discuss Meech Wells’s “New West World Order” compilation mixtape, which he will be heavily involved in, and we also find out about a new street album entitled “Real” that is currently in the works. E-White had a lot to get off his chest during the interview, so read on to find out what he had to say about a variety of different topics.

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interview JT THE BIGGA FIGGA (October 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with a true Bay Area pioneer and respected name across the industry for his independent music. JT The Bigga Figga took time out last month to speak to Dubcnn about his alignment with Snoop Dogg and Doggystyle Records; of which he explains his position as head of the Independent Division. JT details his various enterprises including his CEO Manual, his independent music MySpace revolution as well as giving aspiring artists some words of advice. We also talk about his just released album "Mr. Vice President", get the latest on his Mandatory Business DVD and CD Soundtrack with Snoop Dogg and many more of his current projects.

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interview HEATWAVE (October 2007) | Interview By: Adon

Dubcnn recently introduced you to a new talent based out of Vancouver, Canada, Heatwave. He’s geared up to release his debut mixtape later this month, “Coming To America, Live From Raindrop City”. Heatwave took time out of his busy touring schedule to sit down with us and answer some questions to get to better know the man that very well could be Canada’s next big export. We touched on things from his influences growing up, the new mixtape, and where his favorite tour spot is. The answer to that question might surprise you.

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interview STIX & NICKEE GEE of THE PIT (October 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently linked up with Stix and Nickee Gee, the founders and CEOs of The Pit, for an exclusive interview. The Pit is the biggest hip-hop tournament on the West Coast, and it will only continue to expand as Stix and Nickee Gee arrange their biggest project yet – The “Best In The West Tournament.” In this exclusive interview, you will learn all about the new tournament, and how you can be a part of it if you’re an aspiring rapper or producer. We also discuss how the duo originally crossed paths, and how their vision is steadily coming into fruition with lots of careful planning and hard work.

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interview DAWAUN PARKER (PART 1) (October 2007) | Interview By: Conan Milne

If an appearance by the elusive Dr. Dre at the MTV Video Music Awards didn’t convince you that Detox is coming, this feature might. Dubcnn tracked down the eclectic keys player dubbed The Dr.’s Apprentice, Dawaun Parker, for an exclusive interview.

We explore Andre Young’s rumored swansong, as well as the process of recording with and auditioning for the Doc. However, the feverishly anticipated Detox is just one of the many high profile projects that Boston native Dawaun is contributing to.

As a result, the multi-talented musician awards us a greater insight into working with Eminem, Busta Rhymes, and other Hip-Hop stalwarts. Among several other topics, there’s also the impeccable sounding GodBody debut to discuss. Dawaun guides us through this “baby” of his, a carefully nurtured collaboration with Boston MC Tre’ Guevera.

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interview DAMIZZA (PART 3) (October 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

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.

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interview STUDD (DANGEROUS CREW) (October 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn got the chance to speak with Big Studd, of Badwayz and $hort Records fame. You may have heard him first appear on Too $hort’s album Gettin’ It on the song titled “Badwayz”, which would later become the group name of Studd, Murda One & Joe Riz. Studd gives us a first-hand account of joining up with $hort and being the first artist on the $hort Records label, discusses why Jive dropped the ball on all the $hort Records releases, and tells about his new label and album that’s coming out soon.


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interview DAMIZZA (PART 2) (September 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We’re back with the second part of our in-depth interview with Damizza. In this feature, Damizza discusses an exciting new project development involving Kurupt, B-Real, and the Tangled Thoughts. He also recalls his experience assisting on DJ Quik’s “Trauma” album, and tells us about his excitement over the Baby Ree record company that he has developed from the ground up. Mizza also shares more of his priceless stores - this time he speaks about his encounters with Al Gore, Terry Reid, Jim Brown, Master P, and many others. By the end of the feature, Damizza will give you the key to succeeding in the rap game.

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interview TAJE (September 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

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

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interview DAMIZZA (PART 1) (September 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with the multi-talented Damizza for an in-depth interview. In addition to discussing his new project, “Damizza Presents Unreleased Volume 1,” Damizza tells us all about Butch Cassidy’s upcoming “Playa Life” album and Taje’s “Hot Box 2” street album. After this, Mizza shares many fascinating stories with us. Read on to find out about his experiences working with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, and many more of your favorite artists. We’re just getting warmed up, so be on the lookout for Part 2 of this extensive interview next Wednesday.

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interview LULU of B.Y.I. ENTERTAINMENT (September 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently caught up with the CEO of B.Y.I. Entertainment, Lulu, for an exclusive feature about the music industry. As owner of the label that is home to Omar Cruz and producer Rome, Lulu made headlines earlier this year by signing a 50/50 joint venture deal with Geffen & Interscope Records for Omar Cruz’s upcoming debut album “The Sign Of The Cruz.” In this interview, Lulu tells us about how he first formed his company, his motivation behind doing so, and the steps he took to make it happen.

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interview BIG POOH of LITTLE BROTHER (September 2007) | Interview By: Lil Jay

Little Brother are scheduled to return next month with their third album "Getback". To ease the wait, Dubcnn is bringing you an exclusive Little Brother feature today. We linked up with Rapper Big Pooh, one half of the North Carolina duo, for an interview. Pooh speaks his mind about the recent group changes which generated a lot of talk earlier this year. He also talks about him and Phonte working with different producers on the "new Little Brother sound", upcoming solo projects, the Hip Hop community in North Carolina, and much more.

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interview 211 (September 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn connected with 211 from Inglewood for an exclusive interview. He talks about his first steps in the rap game, working with Suge Knight and Death Row Records, how he hooked up with Young Jeezy and got signed to CTE West, his partner Roccett, who else he's feeling from the West, the relationship between the East and the South, his upcoming mixtape "Money Over Everything" and much more.

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interview DJ MUGGS, SICK JACKEN & CYNIC (September 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently linked up with the men behind “The Legend of the Mask and the Assassin,” DJ Muggs, Sick Jacken, and Cynic, for an exclusive interview. In this feature, we cover everything you would ever want to know about the making of their new collaboration album. We also speak about their upcoming solo projects, including Sick Jacken’s upcoming Spanish album, DJ Muggs’s new album with Planet Asia, and the film he is currently scoring.

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interview N.O.R.E. (September 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently connected with N.O.R.E. to discuss his new album “Noreality,” which is in stores now. In this exclusive interview, we go into detail about the “Noreality” album, as well as his upcoming “Global Warming” project, which should be hitting stores in February of 2008. We also speak about the West Coast, his recent collaboration with Kurupt, and his plans for recording with Crooked I. Read on to find out about all of these topics and much more.

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interview TOPIC (September 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn linked up with West Covina representer Topic for an interview. The SRC/Universal signee goes in-depth in this conversation about his come up in the game, signing to Steve Rifkind's label which housed the success of talents such as Akon and David Banner, what we can expect from his album and what the purpose of his music is. He also talks about his first mixtape "The Coast Guard", the New West, working with The Game on the song "Cali Niggaz", the politics in the game and much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview EASTWOOD & MEECH WELLS (PART 1) (September) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently linked up with Eastwood and Meech Wells for another exclusive interview. This time we set the focus on answering questions directly from the members of our forum community, dubcc.com. Read on to find out about Eastwood’s new double album, his plans for collaborating with Snoop Dogg, Crooked I, and The Game, and his role in the new movie “Outcast.” Meech Wells adds his input as well, and will be featured more heavily in the second part of this in-depth interview.

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interview DAVID BANNER (September 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn linked up with Mississippi's own David Banner to talk about his upcoming LP "The Greatest Story Ever Told". Banner tells us what inspired him to title his album that way, his single "9mm" featuring Snoop Dogg, Akon & Lil Wayne, what we can expect from the album, how he feels about the current music coming out, who he's listening to right now, his thoughts on the West Coast and much more.

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interview J. WELLS (September 2007) | Interview By: Justin

Dubcnn has linked up with J. Wells for a track by track breakdown of his recent release with Kurupt titled "Digital Smoke". We get the chance to take a look at each track, and find out the story behind some of your favorite songs. J. Wells talks about working with Kurupt, Kokane, DJ Quik, Knoc-Turn'Al, Butch Cassidy, Tha Liks, and more. Make sure to go out and purchase Kurupt & J. Wells "Digital Smoke" at your local record store. Dubcnn will also be having a part two to this interview which will be released soon.

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interview D.O.E. (September 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn hooked up with an artist that has been featured on Dubcnn since late 2006, the New York born and Timbaland backed D.O.E. With his recent feature on Timbalands "Shock Value" album and the hit single "Way I Are" taken from that release, the stock in D.O.E. is rising and the talented MC is ready to unveil himself to the world. With that in mind he took some time to speak with us about his introduction to Hip-Hop, how he met Timbaland and the recording process with the acclaimed producer. We find out about an array of music that has featured on Dubcnn, get a few words on the Scott Storch situation as well as finding out why D.O.E. thinks Hip-Hop just needs "healing."

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interview DAZ DILLINGER (August 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn hooked back up with Daz Dillinger right in time to talk about his upcoming solo albums "Gangsta Party", "Only On The Left Side", "Throw A Stack At 'Em" and all the others, as well as the upcoming Dogg Pound album on Cash Money Records. In this humorous interview, the Dogg Pound Gangsta tells us why he's so busy dropping projects, his hustling strategy, as well as his thoughts on the fans.

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interview STRONG ARM STEADY (August 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We recently sat down with Strong Arm Steady at the San Diego stop of the Rock The Bells tour for an exclusive interview. In this feature, we discuss the SAS Gang’s new compilation album “Deep Hearted,” which is in stores now. In addition to this, we get into detail about their forthcoming major label debut “Arms and Hammers,” which is scheduled to drop next year. We also cover various topics such as the mixtape game, new solo projects, their relationship with Talib Kweli, and Xzibit’s current role in the group.

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interview ANT BANKS (PART 1) (August 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn finally caught up with Tha Big Bad Ass; one of the most illusive men in Hip-Hop, Ant Banks. In this exclusive interview we had the chance to find out why he has taken a hiatus in terms of production as well as finding out what he has been up to. As part of our continuing Dangerous Crew Feature series we tackle how he got into music and production, we also discuss the Hyphy movement and also get his take on the direction that Hip-Hop as whole as taken. This is only Part 1 of our interview with Ant Banks, so enjoy the read below and stay tuned for more.

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interview DJ NIK BEAN (August 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We recently caught up with DJ Nik Bean to bring our readers an exclusive look into the inner workings of the California mixtape game. In this interview, Nik Bean tells us all about how he first got into the mixtape scene, how he stays relevant, and his plans for the future. He also tells us about his upcoming mixtapes with artists such as Big Wy, Spider Loc, Ya Boy, as well as his recently released projects with Glasses Malone and Jayo Felony. Read or watch the exclusive interview by following the link below.

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interview SPICE 1 (PART 2) (August 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn recently got the opportunity to catch up with Spice 1 and get his words. In this Part 2 feature [see our exclusive Part 1] we get Spice 1's thoughts on the Hyphy Movement, talk in detail about his relationship with Tupac; how they met and how his death has affected him. We also get details on his new album, the features he hopes to have on that project as well as asking him his feelings on comments that his recent work has not lived up to his past projects as well as much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview TERRACE MARTIN (PART 3) (August 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We're back with the third and final part of our extensive interview with Terrace Martin. In this exclusive, we continue to discuss the making of Terrace's upcoming street album "Signal Flow." We talk about his experiences recording with Kurupt, Busta Rhymes, Hi-Tek, and Problem, among others. Terrace also narrates the elaborate, inspirational story behind his hit song "Be Thankful," which first appeared on Snoop Dogg's "Big Squeeze" compilation. Read on to learn about these topics and much more.

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interview WC (August 2007) | Interview By: Lil Jay

It's WC week on Dubcnn! As you already know, the West Coast veteran released his long awaited album "Guilty By Affiliation" on Tuesday, so it was only right that your favorite website linked up with him on the release day to chop it up about the new record. Now, not only did we speak to Dub about the present, but we also had the chance to connect with him for a second piece and put the focus on the past this time around.

For the first time in his career, WC takes his time out to rate and review all his solo and group projects, exclusively for Dubcnn. WC shares his opinion and thoughts about his albums, the mindstate he was in during certain eras, and how he rates his work today. Check out this throwback feature, as Dub takes you back to the Low Profile and Maad Circle days, through the Westside Connection projects all the way up to the solo albums, including the latest "Guilty By Affiliation", and even catches a glimpse of the future.

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interview KHAYREE (August 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We recently linked up with legendary producer Khayree for an in-depth interview. In this exclusive feature, we discuss Khayree’s current views on hip-hop, and he describes the sound of his new solo projects. Khayree tells us about his duties as a Challenge Day Leader, and his other plans to give back to the community. We also speak about his recent collaboration with Snoop Dogg, and find out the latest on his Young Black Brotha record company.

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interview WC (August 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn once again connects with WC for an in-depth interview, in time for the release of his latest solo album "Guilty By Affiliation", in stores now. In this interview, Dub talks about the creation of the album, why he didn't compromise his sound, why he feels it's the West Coast album of the year, Ice Cube's input on the record, as well as how it feels to be independent. He also adresses his comments from last year concerning the New West artists, and how he looks at that situation now. We also talk about Mack 10, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube's upcoming album "Raw Footage" and much more.

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interview J-DUB & SAVAGE BEAST (August 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn had the opportunity once again to speak with J-Dub (following last months ATL.A Interview) however this time he’s with his west coast partner Savage Beast. We took some time out to talk about a new venture they are working on entitled Reel Talk Magazine, coming out of Watts. In this exclusive interview we focus on the concept of Reel Talk Magazine, why it’s important to the Watts community and what else we can expect from J-Dub and Savage Beast.

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interview TERRACE MARTIN (PART 2) (August 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn is back with part two of our extensive interview with Terrace Martin. With his street album coming very soon, the second part of this interview will give you a feel for just how big this project is going to be! Terrace walks us through his thought process and shares his memories recording tracks from the album. We hear about his experiences working with Snoop Dogg, The Game, Mykestro, Problem, Tru Life, and Too Short, among others. Read on to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Terrace’s new project before it gets released very soon on Dubcnn.

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interview DAE ONE (August 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn linked up with one of the West Coast's rising producers Dae One. In this exclusive interview, we talk about the projects Dae One has been a part of so far, such as Butch Cassidy & Damizza's album, as well as projects from Taje, Roccett, Scipio, Lil Bam, Noni Spitz, as well as future projects, including Butch Cassidy's upcoming single with Snoop Dogg.

Dae One tells us what production equipment he uses, who his influences were, how hard it is not to adjust to what's hot on the radio right now, which producers he's feeling right now, and much more.

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interview JAY ROCK (August 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn hooked up with Watts Finest Jay Rock in our Summer Of Heat interview series, to discuss his upcoming projects such as his New York mixtape and his album "Follow Me Home", which will be dropping on Warner/Top Dogg Ent later this year.

He also tells us about the planned remix to his "Lift Me Up" single with a gang of West Coast artists, his relationship with Game & Spider Loc, the West Coast in general, his upcoming single "Tell Yo Momma" produced by Terrace Martin and more in this exclusive interview.

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interview SPICE 1 (PART 1) (August 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn recently got the opportunity to catch up with Spice 1 and get his words as part of our continuing Dangerous Crew Feature series. In this Part 1 exclusive, we talk with Spice about the early years of the Dangerous Crew from Too Short, Shorty B and DJ Pizo as well as Bad N-Fluenz and his memories of working with Ant Banks and much more.

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interview PLIES (August 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We recently linked up with Florida MC Plies to discuss his debut album, “The Real Testament.” In addition to going into detail about the new album, we discuss Plies’s beginnings in the rap game, his current tour situation, and his thoughts on becoming famous. Read on to find out about all of this and more in our exclusive interview.


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interview TERRACE MARTIN (PART 1) (August 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn only spoke to Terrace Martin back in May but it was critical for Dubcnn to link up with him again to discuss his ever-growing number of new music projects. In the first part of this in-depth interview, we discuss Terrace’s new “street album” at length. What exactly is this new “street album/mixtape?” All of your questions will be answered about the project. We also speak about the Niggarachi production team that Terrace formed with Snoop Dogg, and he explains what they’ve got in store for us in the near future.

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interview OMAR CRUZ (August 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with Omar Cruz for a new exclusive interview before any other media outlet could get ahold of him. This extensive feature covers many different topics. First, we talk about his new street single “Hang With My Doggz,” which is about to blow up all over the radio. We’re giving you the world premiere of the finished track as well, so you can listen to it after reading about the creation of the song!

We also go into detail about Omar’s new album, “The Sign Of The Cruz.” Mr. Cruz explains his situation over at Geffen/Interscope, which is allowing him to have the album sound exactly the way he wants it to. We also speak about the concept behind the album, and the surprises he has lined up for it. In addition to this, we cover his perspective on West Coast unity, and he recalls his experience in the studio recording the “Powerhouse Anthem" with WC and The Game.

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interview TWISTA (July 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn had the great opportunity of hooking up with Chi-Town's own Twista, to speak about his upcoming album "Adrenaline Rush 2007". We talk about why he called his album that, how it compares to his 1997 "Adrenaline Rush" album, who he worked with for the record, and when we can expect it to drop.

He also tells us about his recent work with Bone Thugs and how the beef got patched up, as well as his feelings on his last album "The Day After". Twista also talks about the low sales in the music industry and why soundscan isn't representative anymore. We also get a few words about who from the West Coast he's feeling right now and what collaborations are coming up.

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interview HOT DOLLAR (July 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently met up with rising star Hot Dollar for an in-depth, exclusive video interview. In this feature, you will hear all about Hot's beginnings as a rapper, and how his mixtape grind eventually grabbed the attention of the major labels and led to him being signed. We also speak about his relationship with Jermaine Dupri, and their experiences in the studio together. Hot Dollar goes into detail about his forthcoming debut album "My Dreams...A Day In The Life," and tells us that it will be, without question, the album of the year when it is released. We also touch on his now-infamous altercation with Daz, and how that has now been resolved.

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interview T.I. (July 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn linked up with “The King Of The South,” T.I., for an exclusive interview. In this Q&A session, we discuss a variety of different topics. T.I. gives us his take on the current state of hip-hop, and explains his comments for Oprah's attack on rappers. We also speak about his versatility as an artist, staying relevant in the rap game, and his reason behind continually updating his delivery and flow. In addition to all of this, we discuss his upcoming projects, including the new collaboration album with DJ Toomp, and the film "American Gangster" that he co-starring in, alongside Denzel Washington.

T.I. also reveals to us that he already has another album completed and ready to be released, and gives us some hints as to who might appear on it!

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interview MYKESTRO (July 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn caught up with one of the most talented young artists from L.A., Mykestro. We first introduced you to him in 2004 in a joint interview with his big brother Battlecat, and it was about time we hooked up again for an in-depth interview.

We spoke about his upcoming mixtape which should be dropping in august, and why he didn't want to make another mixtape at first. We dig real deep into the sad state of the music industry, the radio politics in Los Angeles, the internet, MySpace, artists watering down their music, the low record sales, the New West, Mykestro's upcoming album and much much more.

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interview ELEPHANT MAN (July 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn went Ragga one time and hooked up with Elephant Man on his European tour to talk about his new album "Let's Get Physical", which is dropping on Bad Boy Records. He told us about his new single "5-0" which features Wyclef Jean, and about his many collaborations with Hip-Hop artists.

He explains his growth from his first album "Good 2 Go" to this one, what fans can expect from it and much more. You can also check out a part of his show in Hamburg.

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interview MITCHY SLICK (PART 2) (July 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn was invited to chop it up with Mitchy Slick in his neighborhood of Southeast San Diego, where we conducted a two part video interview. In addition to seeing the surroundings in which all the songs he writes actually take place, viewers will also hear details on his new album projects, including the Mitchy/Messy Marv collaboration album, "Messy Slick," a new collaboration album with Damu, and a new solo album, entitled "48 Hours On Gang Street." We also speak about his relationship with producer J Wells, and he tells us about the game he soaked up from hip-hop legend Sir Jinx.

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interview CELLY CEL (July 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

In this exclusive feature, Celly chops it up with us about many different aspects of the rap game. We discuss the West Coast movement he is pushing on his new mixtape “Cali Luv,” and he also shares his first-hand knowledge of the benefits of being on an independent label versus a major. In addition to all of this, we discuss his new solo album “Jealousy,” which will be dropping in early 2008, and for all the old school fans, Celly takes us back in time and re-visits his experiences making the classic hits “Hot Sunny Day,” “It’s Goin’ Down,” and “Game Ain’t Blind.” Check out the interview below.

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interview BLACK MILK (July 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

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

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interview DJ PIZO (PART 2) (June 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

At the end of May we caught up with DJ Pizo for an exclusive two-part interview. Today we are back with the second installment of this world exclusive with "The Beat Fixer" himself. In Part 2 we delve further into the Dangerous Crew, talk about Bad N-Fluenz, his upcoming projects as well as getting his feelings on the the Westcoast scene and Hip-Hop as a whole today.

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interview MITCHY SLICK (June 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn was invited to chop it up with Mitchy Slick in his neighborhood of Southeast San Diego, where we conducted a two part video interview. In addition to seeing the surroundings in which all the songs he writes actually take place, viewers will also hear details on his new album projects, including the Mitchy/Messy Marv collaboration album, "Messy Slick," a new collaboration album with Damu, and a new solo album, entitled "48 Hours On Gang Street." We also speak about his relationship with producer J Wells, and he tells us about the game he soaked up from hip-hop legend Sir Jinx.

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interview BUN B (June 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn had the great opportunity of hooking up with one half of the legendary Houston group UGK, Bun B, for an in-depth interview. Of course, we talk about the upcoming UGK album and the new single with Outkast, Bun's connection with the West Coast, how the rap fans as well as rap artists have changed with the development of technology, problems in the hood as far as people not taking responsibility and educating the youngsters, as well as much much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview THE FIXXERS (June 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn would like to wish everyone a Happy Father's Day. To celebrate, we're back with another tight exclusive. We recently caught up with The Fixxers (Quik & AMG) at the Ball 4 Real tour for a video feature. In this exclusive interview, Quik and AMG share details about their "Midnight Life" album, their position on Internet leaks, and the creation of their single "Can U Werk Wit Dat." Make sure to watch or read about all of that and more in this hilarious, but informative, interview.

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interview TYRESE (PART 2) (June 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn is proud to present the second part of our mega video feature with Tyrese. In the second part of our interview, Black Ty speaks about a variety of different topics, including his in-studio chemistry with Kurupt, his experiences on tour, and the creation of the amazing title track from his recently released “Alter Ego” album. He also clues us in on the “Alter Ego Part 2” re-release, which will be in stores July 3rd. We cap the feature off with footage of a phone conversation between him and Busta Rhymes.

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interview ATL.A (June 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn 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. Malachai & J-Dub 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 gave us the video snippet of Shorty B at the Pac video shoot. We discuss the fans responses to Pac’s legacy being “destroyed” by all the south interventions. You won’t want to miss this discussion and another exclusive interview as part of the Dangerous Crew features.

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interview EASTWOOD & MEECH WELLS (June 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently connected with Eastwood and super producer Meech Wells for a round of questions. In this exclusive duo interview, we cover topics such as their joint project “Family Business: The Takeover Volume 1,” which we recently premiered news and audio from, and the lowdown on Eastwood’s upcoming double album. Also, Meech Wells talks for the first time about his co-producers the Soul Mechanix and his experiences on our official forum community, dubcc.com. Check out the interview below.

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interview LUNI COLEONE & COOL NUTZ (June 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently spoke with veterans Luni Coleone and Cool Nutz to discuss their first collaborative effort, "Every Single Day," which hits stores on June 5th. In this exclusive interview, Luni and Nutz go into detail about the making of the album, and their strategy for making sure this record blows up. They also give us their take on the ever-growing Hyphy scene, and deliver news about future solo projects. Check out the interview below, and while you're at it, listen to the single from "Every Single Day," the club charged "That Doe," featuring and produced by Bosko.

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interview KRUSHADELIC (PART 2) (June 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

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.

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interview TYRESE (PART 1) (June 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We’re back with another huge exclusive feature. This time, Dubcnn linked up with Tyrese, aka Black Ty, for a colossal feature that no other media outlet could pull off. We were invited to join Tyrese as he went to a photoshoot, and he was kind enough to let us capture the whole day on film. In the first part of this double feature event, Black Ty describes his experiences filming “Transformers,” which is coming to a theater near you July 3rd. He also clues us in on an important “unspoken truth” that debilitates African-American actors in the film industry.

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interview BROTHA LYNCH HUNG (June 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn hooked up with Sac-Town's own Brotha Lynch Hung to chop it up about the past, the present and the future. Not many can see Lynch when it comes to rapping, but up until now he's been rather quiet, doing his own thing. But it's time for rappers to start hiding, because Lynch is back with a vengeance!

We caught up with him to speak about his first record, "Season Of Da Siccness", his time on Black Market Records, X-Raided and Sicx, his label Madesicc Records, his upcoming album "Dinner & A movie", him hooking up with Snoop Dogg & Tha Dogg Pound in recent months as well as much more.

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interview DJ PIZO (DANGEROUS CREW) (May 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn 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.

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interview CASHIS (May 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with hot young star Ca$his for an new video interview. In this exclusive feature, we cover the making of his "County Hound" EP, which is in stores now, as well as the recording process for his upcoming solo album. Ca$his also speaks about his role in the New West movement, his relationship with Eminem, and he even gives us few words about the highly anticipated "Detox" release from Dr. Dre.

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interview TERRACE MARTIN (May 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down with one of the hottest young producers, not just on the West Coast, but in music, Mr. Terrace Martin, for an extensive interview. In this world exclusive, we cover a variety of topics, including Terrace's new pre-album/mixtape that he is putting together with Snoop Dogg and DJ Skee, his label situation with Warner Brothers, and his inspiration for making good music. This is a very informative interview for those of you who are interested in making it in the hip-hop business, so be sure to check it out!

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interview PROBLEM (May 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently linked up with one of the West Coast’s rising stars, Problem, for an in-depth, exclusive interview. We go into detail about his new projects, including the upcoming mixtape “The Streets Is Mine” and his group album with Kurupt and Terrace Martin. We also talk about his new single “My Life,” featuring Krys Ivory, which is making a lot of noise on the radio right now, as well as much more in this world exclusive!

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interview X-CLAN (May 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently got into contact with rap legends X Clan to discuss the rap game. We learn about their recent album, “Return From Mecca,” and find out about their views on topics such as the current state of hip-hop and how the Internet has effected today’s music. Read on to find out much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview KRUSHADELIC (PART 1) (May 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn recently caught up with Humbolt County duo Potluck to discuss their new album, “Straight Outta Humbolt,” which is available now. In this exclusive interview, we discuss their collaborations with E-40, The Luniz, and Bosko, how they made it in a region without a rap scene, and their plans for the future.

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interview POTLUCK (May 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently caught up with Humbolt County duo Potluck to discuss their new album, “Straight Outta Humbolt,” which is available now. In this exclusive interview, we discuss their collaborations with E-40, The Luniz, and Bosko, how they made it in a region without a rap scene, and their plans for the future.

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interview DJ CRAZY TOONES (May 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently spoke to the legendary DJ Crazy Toones for a brief interview. With "It's A CT Exeperience: The DVD Files" hitting the streets right now, Toones gave us an inside look on how the DVD was made. He also gave us some news on WC's and Ice Cube's new albums.

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interview ROBERT "FONKSTA" BACON (May 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

Dubcnn recently sat down to talk to a true legend of Funk and Hip-Hop. To many he is an inspiration and all who have heard his contributions to music are aware of Robert "Fonksta" Bacon's immense talent.

We took time to discuss his memories of working and recording with (DJ) Quik, his current projects including a solo album currently in production called "Earth Smells Funny" and even find out what he has been working on recently. We find out who he still wants to work with in the industry and even hear about the time he recorded the acclaimed "Medley For A V" Reprise track from the album "Rhythm-al-ism" as well as much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview SEAN G (May 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn are continuing to take a trip down memory lane with our community members and the ever growing "Dangerous Crew Campaign."

Today we sit down with legendary Dangerous Crew drummer, Sean G. Sean G’s live drums can be heard on a slew of Dangerous Crew cuts such as I’m A Player, In The Land of Funk, Gas Chamber and many, many more. Sean G and Dubcnn take time to discuss his beginnings with the Dangerous Crew, the songs he blessed us with his wonderful talent on, his views on sampling vs. live instrumentation as well as getting much more Dangerous Crew information.

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interview BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY (April 2007) | Interview By: George Skoutakis

Dubcnn has once again been speaking to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, however this time with a difference. Guest Contributer George Skoutakis recently arranged the first online interview with Bone Thugs manager Steve Lobel for Dubcnn. He brought along group member Layzie Bone and the pair set about dissecting the album for us as well as giving us the latest on the group.

In this exclusive interview we find out how it was getting through recent troubles, finding a new label home and finishing the new album "Strength and Loyalty". We also get the latest on a movie currently in production about the group as well as the reasons fans should buy the album on May 8th.

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interview ROCCETT (April 2007) | Interview By: Rob G

Dubcnn once again has a world exclusive interview for our readers. Having recently been in the interviewers chair for Dubcnn, we now have Roccett talking to dubcnn in this exclusive video feature. Roccett recently took some time to talk with Rob G for Dubcnn TV about his background, how he signed with Young Jeezy (CTE West) and also provides the details on his company Green Up.

We delve into his past mixtapes and talk about his recent release "Colors", see how his rise to fame has changed his life and also get details of his recording process and work ethic.

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interview KURUPT (April 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Kurupt Young Gotti reached out to dubcnn to express his thoughts about an "Against The Grain EP" which was advertised on our message boards, which features diss tracks that Kurupt recorded while he was back on Death Row. These songs were never meant to come out, and Kurupt wanted to let everybody know how he feels about this bootleg.

Kurupt also speaks on people on the forums talking down on him, and fans supporting negativity in general. He wants everybody to know that this interview is in no way targeted towards real Dogg Pound fans, if you're a real Dogg Pound fan, this is not for you.

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interview BIGG STEELE (April 2007) | Interview By: Lil Jay

Dubcnn sat down with Bigg Steele for an exclusive interview. The West Coast rapper gets into his upcoming album "Kunta Kinte Theory" and speaks about working with different artists for the album, such as DJ Bobcat, Polarbear, Jay Rock, Spit Fiya, Q-Unique of The Arsonists, Big Syke, Ne-Yo, and others. He talks about his experiences with reaching new markets in the world, for instance, charting in overseas countries with his two previous mixtapes, and touring the world. We proceed to talk about the state of West Coast Hip Hop, such as new artists getting deals and radio stations (not) supporting their own artists.

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interview QUIK (April 2007) | Interview By: Eddie Gurrola

We get into another exclusive Quik interview brought to you by Dubcnn. This time get the details behind the dropping of "DJ" from his title, discuss his recent work with Xzibit, find out if the "Detox" call from Dr. Dre has yet occured and also get the lowdown on the new deal with Interscope. AMG appears for a moment to hype "Midnight Life" as Quik tells us what they are working on currently for the new album and much more in this world exclusive interview feature.

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interview SHORTY B (PART 2) (April 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn & Shorty B have reconvened for a Part II feature following our first exclusive interview last month. In Part II, Shorty B goes into more detail giving more facts about the Dangerous Crew, talks about the Hyphy movement, shares his views on why the Dangerous Crew didn’t fully blow up, his relationship with Too $hort, and much more. He also discvusses what else he is currently working on and hints towards expecting more from this Dubcnn/Dangerous Crew connection.

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interview PEE-WEE (March 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

Dubcnn are continuing to take a trip down memory lane with our community members and the "Dangerous Crew Campaign." Today we present another exclusive interview for The Movement. This time, we talk to none other than Pee-Wee of the famous Dangerous Crew! In this interview, Pee-Wee shares with us how he began in the music industry, and gives us more insight into The Dangerous Crew. There are a few surprises in here that we wont give away here however everybody wants to know about the infamous Bad N-FLuenz vs. The Luniz freestyle battle....Read on.

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interview ERVIN "EP" POPE (March 2007) | Interview By: Justin

Dubcnn recently got the chance to speak with a man who normally lets the music do the talking, Ervin "EP" Pope is from Watts, California and is behind a host of familiar hits. We sat down for an exclusive video interview with the rising star to discuss his musical influences, get the low-down on how he entered the game as well as getting a full breakdown on his career thus far via his array of plaques. This is an incredible opportunity to take a look behind the scenes with a producer who has worked with Jay-Z, Brandy, Kanye West, G-Unit, Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, RBX and The Game. We get the word on upcoming projects and ask how he feels about the Westcoast right now.

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interview QUIK & AMG (THE FIXXERS) (March 2007) | Interview By: Lil Jay

As promised, we are bringing you an exclusive with The Fixxers today. New names, same story, so you can miss them with an introduction. America's most complete artist, Quik, (formerly known as DJ Quik) and his partner in crime, AMG, reached out to Dubcnn for their first interview under their new collective.

AMG gets into the upcoming Fixxers album entitled "Midnight Life" and reveals a few details, while Quik speaks about the changes in his new position and why he decided to form a group. AMG also mentions his solo project "Rum & Coke" and tells us when and in which form we can expect it. Quik then takes his time to review his last solo effort "Trauma", and explains what went wrong with it.

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interview SHORTY B (March 2007) | Interview By: Noncentz

In this interview, being showcased on Dubcnn, Shorty B took the time to discuss what he’s been doing lately, and what’s in store for the future with his projects. We also get the details about Shorty B's beginnings in music, how he met Too $hort, and even get in-depth information about the Dangerous Crew. Shorty also talks about his relationships with both 2Pac and Biggie and ensures we get his true feelings on Hip-Hop today as we get his lowdown on the state of the game.

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interview YOUNG BUCK (March 2007) | Interview By: Roccett

Dubcnn has, once again, done something very few outlets can - we got Young Buck back in the interview hot seat [last inteview in October 2006 with 50 Cent] - this time though we recruited L.A's own, CTE signed, rising star Roccett to pose the questions on our behalf.

In this world exclusive Video Interview we got the low-down on his long awaited sophomore album "Buck The World," got the truth on recent delays and push backs, discuss his collaborations on the release and even get his verdict on the 50 Cent & Cam'ron beef - in fact live in the interview he calls Jim Jones.

Young Buck also tells us about signing C-BO & Tha Outlawz to his own imprint Cashville Records, gives his thoughts on the "Hip Hop Is Dead" issue and also tells youngsters to "P.U.S.H." in this world exclusive interview. Check below to go to the interview page where you can read, or stream and download the video footage.

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interview DEVIN THE DUDE (February 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn recently got the second opportunity to interview an icon of Southern Hip-Hop, Devin The Dude. With his fourth solo album "Waiting To Inhale" about to hit the shelves, we break down his youth, find out what led him to Hip-Hop, get some insight on his debut and subsequent projects as well as finding out what his average day consists of. We also get the facts on how he appeared on Dr. Dre's 2001, his relationship with Scarface and even get an answer about another Odd Squad project. Devin leads us through the details of "Waiting To Inhale" and how it came together, as well as providing readers with a real insight to the man behind some of the smoothest music in Hip-Hop.

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interview FREQUENCY (February 2007) | Interview By: JustinL

Dubcnn recently hooked up with New York producer Frequency for an exclusive interview. Over the recent years, the up and coming producer has laced an array of underground and mainstream artists including; Wordsworth, El Da Sensai, Raekwon, Camron, Masta Ace and most recently Snoop Dogg on the acclaimed Blue Carpet Treatment track "Think About It." We discuss how that track came about and how Snoop felt he brought the best out of him, as well as Dr. Dre's reaction to the record. We also talk about his production collaborations, inspirations, studio equipment, and projects in the pipeline.

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interview THE LADY OF RAGE (February 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn finally managed to track down a female MC that the game has been missing for some time now. The Lady Of Rage took time to talk to us in this exclusive, in-depth interview which covers an array of issues that have long gone unanswered. We discuss the path that led her to Death Row, meeting with and working with Dr. Dre, we find out details of tracks that never surfaced and talk about the albums she was and wasn't on.
We get the facts on the delay for her debut, what led her to leave the game and then re-emerge as well as discussing her mixtape and her upcoming album "Verbal Abuse". Dubcnn also gets Rage's stories from the Death Row days, including Daz wrestling, and so much more.

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interview CYSSERO (February 2007) | Interview By: Inspire

We recently sat down with the original ‘protégé of The Game’, Cyssero. A hip-hop artist from the South who The Game took onboard and showed the ropes to in this hip-hop game. Cyssero sat down with us here at dubcnn to discuss his new album entitled, “Protégé of The Game”. In the interview Cyssero told us why he thought it was necessary to call his album this and what the album brings to the South.

Not only this, but Cyssero told us how he hooked up with The Game, and why you wont see him rolling with The BlackWall Street crew on the streets. So make sure you give the interview a read to see why Cyssero is definitely making a mark on Hip-Hop and why you should check look out for him in the future!

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interview MISTAH F.A.B. (February 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn finally got the opportunity to sit down and speak with the "Prince Of The Bay" Mistah FAB for an exclusive interview. We discuss his recent deal with Atlantic Records, as well as the details of his long waited album "Da Yellow Bus Rydah." We also find out about the details of a precursor to the album "The Baydestrian," get the lowdown on Ghost Riding, Ecstasy, Bay Culture and even some words about his radio show and recent emotional feature with his brother. Mistah FAB tells us who he's currently feeling, we get his views on the emergence of the internet for artists in a positive light and pose the idea of Mistah FAB on tour...in a Yellow Bus - you heard it hear first!

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interview OMARION (February 2007) | Interview By: Yash

Dubcnn had a brief chat with former B2K member Omarion to discuss his sophomore solo album "21" which was released at the end of last year. We also find out about what led him into a career in music, what the reason behind the B2K split was, we talk about his debut album "O" and the positives and negatives from moving from a group situation to a solo artist.

Omarion tells us about working with Timbaland, helps clear up the Bizzy Bone issue from an interview we had in 2004 as well as how he feels the new album has been received.

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interview JON B (February 2007) | Interview By: Yash

Dubcnn spoke briefly to Jon B towards the back end of 2006 to find out what he has been up to over the past year as well as finding out what he has planned for 2007.

We discussed his now released "Holiday Wishes From Me To You" album as well as his long awaited new solo LP, "Back 2 Love" due out this quarter. We spoke on his musical and family background, find out about a fire that destroyed his studio and even ask about how he first met and then recorded with Tupac as well as much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview MEECH WELLS & YOUNG JOKER (February 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn is an acclaimed breaking ground for new talent and last year saw the introduction of Meech Wells' protégé Young Joker. The Compton lyricist quickly gathered online & street presence with tracks from his recently released mixtape ""The Takeover."

In this exclusive interview, we talk to both Young Joker and Meech Wells about the mixtape, the recording process, as well as finding out the reasons for its delay late last year and the decision to release it for free download on dubcnn. We also find out about Young Joker's entrance into the game and previous work as well as getting Meech's insight into producing, new talent, Snoop Dogg and the internet.

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interview SNOOP DOGG (PART 5) (February 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

We've got to the last part of our latest Snoop Dogg interview series we've been dropping on you for the past two weeks. After breaking down the "Blue Carpet Treatment" album, having Snoop answer the fans questions, and chopping it up about unreleased music with the Dogg, in Part 5 we touch on the upcoming "Big Squeeze" compilation dropping in April, the recording process of it and why he chose to produce the whole record.

We also go into detail about his business moves with JT The Bigga Figga, how Snoop got hip to the internet, his latest MySpace ventures and much more.

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interview SLIM THUG (February 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn sat down to speak with Slim Thug just in time to discuss his upcoming projects. In this interview we get the latest information on the Boss Hogg Outlawz album which hits the streets at the end of February as well as his next solo album "Boss Of All Bosses" scheduled for an April release.

We find out the finer details on both projects, talk about how he felt his last album "Already Platinum" faired, discuss his "hustle" in detail, talk about the artists he has come up amongst, get his thoughts on the recent DJ Drama & DJ Cannon RIAA arrests as well as much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview SNOOP DOGG (PART 4) (January 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

The "Blue Carpet" breakdown is finished, but we have more in store from Snoop Dogg for ya'll!

In Part 4 of our interview, Snoop answered all of the questions posted by our forum members, mostly about his relationships to artists he used to work with, him helping out and putting on artists, and we also go way back in time and chop it up about unreleased songs from the Death Row days, and projects that never came out such as the LBC Crew record. SAll this and much more in Part 4 of our exclusive interview series with the Dogg:

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interview THE GAME & BWS TOUR SPECIAL (January 2007) | Feature By: Lil Jay & Nima Etminan

The Game recently wrapped up his Doctor's Advocate European Tour, before heading back for a mini US Tour starting this week. The Compton rapper and his Black Wallstreet entourage were on the road almost the whole month of December touring different European countries like the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, and many others.

Dubcnn was in the house to cover the shows in Hamburg (Germany) and Zurich (Switzerland). We also got to speak to Black Wallstreet members Juice, Game's tour DJ Kris-Stylez, and BWS video producer TayDoe and get some words on camera for the Dubcnn audience.

Check out this exclusive Doctor's Advocate European Tour special feature with a review, photos and video of the performance as well as the exclusive video interviews with the BWS crew.

Stay tuned for the Doctor's Advocate European Tour DVD directed by TayDoe. He collected footage from all over Europe, the shows and behind the scenes. Expect to see the DVD coming your way early 2007!


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interview SNOOP DOGG (PART 3) (January 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn was the only media outlet last year to interview Snoop Dogg on his album release day. The interview, which became a two part epic, was stopped during the second half of the album breakdown due to time.

We have now completed the full interview and in this, Part 3 of this series, we wrap up the in-depth breakdown of "The Blue Carpet Treatment" album track by track. We also discuss those songs that did not make the album and the places they may, or may not, appear in the future. Don't miss another classic interview with Snoop where we get his feelings on the new album, how the production and guest appearances came together and much more.

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interview TASH (January 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn finally tracked down the illusive Alkaholik Tash for an exclusive interview. We took some time to find out what he has been up to recently, discussed the last Alkaholiks album "Firewater", the differences recording in other countries rather than vibing in the studio together has had and whether or not it really is their last group effort. We also find out the details of Tash's long awaited sophomore solo release, the follow up to "Rap Life", "Control Freek", which is due out in May.

Topics also included Xzibit, touring, the DPG project, as well as finding out that there may well be, at last, the Likwit Crew album later this year. Read or listen to all this and more in this exclusive interview by clicking below:

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interview DAMANI & BAD LUCC (January 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn has been following the career of Inglewood's own Damani for many years now and have been waiting to speak to him to get the facts about his time in the industry so far. We took time to discuss his move from fan to artist, talk about his early material all the way through to his recent radio hits "Gotta Stay Paid" and "Inglewood", the union with Snoop Dogg and Doggystyle Records, and the upcoming "Bigg Squeeze" compilaton.

We also find out the origins of one of the most anticipated and hottest groups; Westurn Union - we find out how he met Bad Lucc, how Soopafly got involved, and what we can expect from the trio.

In true dubcnn style, we even got some time to ask Bad Lucc questions about his solo album, the Western Union and much more in this exclusive interview.

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interview EVIDENCE (January 2007) | Interview By: Nima Etminan

Dubcnn recently took time to talk to one third of the incredible trio known as Dilated Peoples. Evidence, who is gearing up to release his long awaited solo album "The Weatherman" in March, sat down with us to discuss the new album, the past 7 years on Capitol with Dilated Peoples, recording with his true family on the new LP, being in the studio with Alchemist, why he opted to release via the independent outlet ABB Records, producing the entire Planet Asia album "The Medicine", what we can expect from Dilated Peoples next as both a collective and on the solo tip as well as much more on his fans, touring and music in this exclusive interview.

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interview 8 BALL & MJG  (January 2007) | Interview By: Yash

Dubcnn took some time to talk to a legendary duo that have had the longevity to survive many years in the game. We spoke to 8 Ball & MJG about how they got into the industry and who influenced them coming up, we also delved into why they chose to sign with Diddy and Bad Boy Records in 2002.

They told us about how it is being seen as pioneers in southern hip-hop and where they feel they can not get the recognition they deserve. Finally we find out how it is the fans that keep them motivated and driven to make music and get some of the latest information on the new album "Ridin' High" which is set to hit stores in February.

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