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July 2005

news Exclusive Sick Symphonies Vid Interview/Live - By : SGV - July 29, 2005

“Are You A Psycho!?”

Welcome to the SickSide once again ya’ll!!! The boys is back at it... What happens when Sick Jacken and DJ FM of Psycho Realm and Street Platoon’s Crow & Cynic come together? Nothin’ but SickSide Stories! Collectively they’re known as Sick Symphonies and this Los Angeles based quartet are unleashing their signature sounds on the world once again.

Their new album, SickSide Stories, which was released Tuesday, marks the birth of a new era. To see what I’m talking about, you’ll have to peep the Exclusive Video Interview that our very own LatinaBeatz conducted not too long ago with the squad. The 4 emcee/producers sat down with DubCNN and brokedown the new album, how they all four of them met, their “situation” with B-Real back in the day, their influences and much more. They also give insight into what Duke, the member of Psycho Realm and Jack’s brother, has been up to, since he was shot a few years back in Los Angeles.

Peep the Exclusive Sick Symphonies Video Interview now!!!

For ya'll still on 56K, here's the Transcription

Of course, we got the tracklisting for the new album. And as usual, you’ll find a few MP3’s in the tracklist. All courtesy of Sick Symphonies and Paladin.

Tracklist:

01. The Beginning Intro
02. Cointelpro
03. #1 Target
04. Tax Evaders
05. Ghetto Sport
06. In This Lifetime
07. Times We're Living In
08. If It Happened To You
09. Fuckin' Robots
10. SS International
11. I Can't
12. Black Hole
13.Reason To Fight
14. Streets Up

Check out the SickSide Stories Album Cover

And the exclusives don’t stop there ya’ll!!! In April, DubCNN was present for the State Of The Union Concert here in L.A. at Club Soho in Downtown. Here’s some footage of their show. The footage includes performances of ”Showdown,” “Psycho City Blocks,” “Confessions Of A Drug Addict,” “Premonitions,” “Good Times” and MUCH more!

Here's the Sick Symphonies Live

And just in case you missed it above… Peep the Exclusive Sick Symphonies Video Interview now!!!

Shouts to EVERYONE who made this possible. Sick Jacken, DJ FM, Crow and Cynic. LatinaBeatz, JoeC, Justin, Luis and RapTalk Media Group. The whole Contraband Records family (Jesus, Reazn, Strae, Dubb), Leon, Oszie and Louie! I hope I didn’t leave anyone else out. If so, sorry! Big ups!

Enjoy it ya’ll. And remember where you got it… DubCNN. Accept no substitutes. Really for the New West by the New West! Latinos stand the fuck up!

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news Crooked I Single Wax Pressed - By : TheTruth - July 29, 2005

The Scott Storch produced, 1st single from Crooked I's debut album "BOSS MUSIC" has been officially pressed. It is now ready for release, and due this summer. The title of the 1st single has yet to be announced by Crooked I or his imprint Dynasty Records.

Earlier this year the westcoast rhyme king dropped his underground club joint, "Boom Boom Clap" and recorded an exclusive video to it for BET Uncut, expect that video to air and the upcoming mixtape titled "Million Dollar Mixtape" to drop during the summer.

BOSS MUSIC the debut album from Crooked I is due in October 2005.

For further information visit the Dynasty Records Boards

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news Warren G Week Aug. 1-6 In Long Beach - By : SGV - July 29, 2005

Warren G has been honored in his hometown of Long Beach as the Mayor proclaims August 1st through the 6th as Warren G week. The Rapper/Producer is releasing his New album, In The Mid-Nite Hour, September 27th on Hawino/Lighteryear/Wea Records.

Through years of continued excellence, Warren G has attained iconic status in the world of Hip-Hop. With a best-selling platinum and gold certified catalog boasting such classics songs as "Regulate," "This DJ" and "I Want It All" Warren has brought his laid back style of music to audiences around the world, but also a slice of life from his beloved hometown of Eastside Long Beach.

As if bringing global attention to the city weren't enough, Warren has also actively participated in the development of area and its residents in a variety of ways including the time he helped Lenscrafters, Shell Oil and City Councilmember Laura Richardson raise enough money to buy 500 pairs of eyeglasses for children to use for reading. Or the annual G Christmas shopping spree in a rented U-Haul where he drops his own cash on toys to give to kids at the California Recreation Center. Just last week the guy received an award from Project Coordinator Leonard Adams for time and money donated to the Midnight Basketball League, which operates as an alternative to the trouble that can be found outside on the streets.

Those efforts over the years are about to be officially recognized on August 1-6 when Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neall proclaims that time period, "Warren G Week." The seven days also coincide with the opening of G's latest labor of love: the Willie McGinest Freedom School on August 1. Freedom School is a Summer enrichment program that was originated in the Civil Rights Era year 1964 in order to teach African-Americans to read and write so they could vote. It evolved into an educational improvement curriculum that stresses reading to help build a desire to learn that young people carry with them into the regular Fall school year.

The Willie McGinest Freedom School program will be the debut of this educational course in Long Beach. City native, Super Bowl Champion New England Patriot Linebacker McGinest, put up the seed money to start the school. A mutual childhood friend then introduced Warren to the Pastor O. Leon Wood, Jr., and that's how the week's benefit concert came about to raise funds to continue this valuable enrichment program. (Robert Robinson, senior outreach coordinator for City of Long Beach, organized many of the week's other activities.)

"The City of Long Beach owes Warren G a great amount of love and gratitude for his continued demonstration of care and concern for our youth," states Pastor Wood. "He shows his love through the giving of his time and resources. He is always there when needed."

"I'm not just proud of Warren as his manager I'm proud of Warren as his uncle," adds Wron G. "He has stayed true to Long Beach and helped others to move to the next level in life. I thank the City of Long Beach for recognizing his humanitarian activities."

The full schedule of Warren G Week events include:

August 1, at 8:30 a.m.: Willie McGinest Freedom School will begin with a proclamation of Warren G Week from Mayor Beverly O'Neall at the Sutter Academy, 5075 Daisy, in North Long Beach.

August 2: TBA

August 3, at 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Warren G will speak to Boy's and Girl's Club, Martin Luther King Park 1950 Lemon Ave, Long Beach

August 4, at 10 p.m.-12 a.m.: Coach and play in Midnight Basketball League at California Recreation Center. Game begins at 12 a.m. midnight.

August 5, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Warren G Day at the Queen Mary, Long Beach Harbor with tour of ship for Long Beach residents. Meet and Greet by Warren.

August 6, at 2:00 p.m.: Warren G concert for the kids of Long Beach on the lawn in front of Hughes Hanger at Queen Mary.

August 6, at 8:00 p.m.: Warren G performs a benefit concert also on the lawn in front of Hughes Hanger at the Queen Mary. He will give new, upcoming Long Beach acts the opportunity to open for him. Special friends will drop by. Proceeds go to the Willie McGinest Freedom School.

A few days after these celebrations, Warren will begin the promotion that will announce the September 27 release of his latest album, called In The Mid-Nite Hour on Hawino/Lightyear/WEA Records. Once again self-produced, the CD will feature that patented G-Funk grown a bit in songs like "Get Ya Down" and "Make It Do What It Do."

For those Interested, Donations for the Willie McGinest Freedom School may be sent to:

Willie McGinest Freedom School

c/o Pastor O. Leon Wood, Jr.,

5239 Atlantic Avenue

Long Beach, California 90805

Congratulations to Warren G for this MAJOR accomplishment!!

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news Tru-Life Signs With Roc La Familia + Audio - By : SGV - July 29, 2005

A huge bidding war came to an end yesterday when I Can Make You Famous alumni Tru-Life signed to Roc La Familia/Def Jam. Signed personally by Jay-Z and Co-CEO of Roc La Familia, OG Juan, the deal was negotiated and completed in only a few hours. The Roc scooped up Tru-Life in the midst of 7 figure offers from Sony, SRC/Universal and Snoop Dogg.

The Lower East Side MC is currently tearing up NYC radio with the 9th Wonder produced anthem "The New New York" and is in the lab working on his solo mixtape, Better Late Than Never, with Green Lantern and Kay Slay. Tru-Life is also working with Sickamore for the second installment of the I Can Make You Famous mixtape series.

Here's "The New New York" courtesy of Big Mike's The Contender Mixtape:

Tru-Life - The New New York (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Look for more on Tru-Life very soon here on DubCNN.

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news Dow Jones On Sirius/Shade 45 Radio - By : SGV - July 29, 2005

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 Juda Starr - Pre-Paid Pimpin' Mixtape - By : SGV - July 28, 2005

For the past couple years, I been bigging up an L.A. promoter by the name of Juda Starr. He's put on shows with everyone, from KRS-One to Too Short to Bone Thugs. And he's showed consistant love to DubCNN as far as coverage for these shows go.

But, now, Juda is slowly making his move into Mixtapes. He's releasing a Mixtape called "Pre-Paid Pimpin'" which is hosted by himself and is mixed by DJ Gloss. With tracks and shout outs from Guru, Techniec & Dynamic Certified, Spitfiya, Bad Azz, C-Bo, Guerilla Black, King Tee, Kam, 40 Glocc, C-Bo, Locura Terminal, Scan, Wallet, Christ Bearer, Flako, Monstah Ganjah, Mykill Miers and a host of others.

It doesn't stop there though. To promote the Mixtape, Juda is taking some of the artists on a mini Promotional Tour of the Metro L.A. area.

Here's just SOME of the Pre-Paid Pimpin' West Coast Tour Dates:

Aug 19 @ Vault 350 in Long Beach: Bone Thugs with Pre-Paid Pimpin' artists opening.

Aug 21 @ BB Kings in Universal City

Aug 25 @ The Hall of Fame in the I.E

Aug 26 @ The Pig & Whistle in Hollywood

More dates on on the way. We'll keep you updated on this, as usual.


For those interested, here's the Full size Cover.

For more info on this Mixtape peep out Juda's Official Website

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news Papa Smirf & Papoose - Freestyle Chronicles - By : SGV - July 28, 2005

Miami's High School Graduate, DJ Papa Smirf of Poe Boy Ent. and Bum Squad DJz, is dropping the heat with his latest Mixtape, "Freestyle Chronicles" hosted by New York rhyme animal Papoose.

All new Freestyles and tracks from the some of the Industries established emcees like Busta Rhymes, Nas, The Game, Ludacris, N.O.R.E., Mobb Deep, Kanye West, Twista and more.

Also, you can hear many of today's hottest up and comers like: Papoose, Paul Wall, Brisco, Do Wrong, Jae Hood, Saigon, Sqad Up, P$C, Maino, C.Ride, Magno and others. He even has a new track from the now "Retired" Ruff Ryder and 106 & Park Freestyle Champion Jin.

With over 40 tracks, featuring the some of the illest artists from all over, this is already lookin' promising.

Tracklist:

01. Papoose- Intro/ P.A.P
02. Lil Scrappy- G$up
03. Remo- Asap
04. Jim Jones- Harlem Boyz
05. Lil Flip Ft Sqad Up- Cheese
06. Do Wrong- Freestyle(Produced By Boola)(POE BOY ENT)
07. Busta Rhymes- Freestyle
08. Jae Hood- Freestyle
09. Peedi Crack- Heat Rock
10. Ludacris- Freestyle
11. Nas Ft Quan- QB to VA
12. Stat Quo- 4Alarm Blaze
13. Nore Ft Nature- Every Other City
14. Jin The Emcee- Freestyle(He Back From Retirement?)
15. Amilcar- Dear Summer
16. Saigon- Hip Hop
17. Game- Help Em Out
18. Joe Budden- Kiss Goodbye
19. P$C Ft Gritboys & Paul Wall- Amillion
20. Brisco- Millionaire(POE BOY ENT)
21. AZ- Freestyle
22. Lil Wayne- Grid Iron
23. Cassidy Ft Deemi- Freestyle
24. Remo- Encore
25. The Replacementz- Go
26. Papoose- Interlude
27. Papoose- High
28. Memphis Bleek- It's M.E.M
29. Maino- Pop Yo Ass Again
30. C.Ride Ft Dre Of Cool N Dre- Freestyle
31. Mobb Deep- Hurt Nothin
32. Joe Budden Ft Mense- Check 1 2
33. Juelz Santana- Bandana
34. T.Waters-Freestyle(So So Def)
35. Lil Flip Ft Stack Bundles(Desert Storm)- Da South
36. Jim Jones Ft J.R Writer- Live
37. Peedi Crack- Papito Killed Genito
38. Magno-Meltin(Desert Storm South)
39. Kanye West Ft Bump J- Freestyle
40. Broadway- Black
41. Verse 1- Time Is Money
42. Juelz Santana- There It Go(Whistle)
43. Twista Ft Trey Songz- Girl Tonight(NEW SINGLE!!!)
44. Papoose- Outro

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news Warrior, Strong & Crooked I Rime Mag (Scans) - By : SGV - July 28, 2005

Out on newstands this Saturday (7.27.05) Worldwide!!!!!

DJs Strong and Warrior have been grinding out on the streets of L.A. for a while. Its about time they got with one of the West Coast's TOP magazine publications: RIME Magazine! This full page article skims the surface of what these two DJs are REALLY about! Grindin! Check the front cover for whats inside this issue.

"California is known for its sunshine and splendor, the women, weather and the weed...It's known for Palm Trees and Gangstas. And the DJs known for documenting the way of Cali life best are LA's
DJ Warrior and DJ Strong, who for (over the last two years), have put out over 50 mixtapes with various themes showing as much California Love as 'Pac was rappin' about
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Get a copy of RIME Magazine:

Available at tower records or your local magazine shop.
or Online at HipHopWest.com

Click the following links to see exclusive photos from the RIME/JOKER photo shoot (photos by Estevan Oriol):

Warrior
Warrior & Strong 1
Warrior & Strong 2

Click to see the RIME Magazine cover and article itself:

Crooked I Cover
Crooked I Article

Shouts to Warrior, Strong, Crooked I and HipHopWest.com

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news L-Jay The Composer - By : TheTruth - July 28, 2005

Producer, writer, singer, rapper and performer L-JAY is currently working on his brand new solo album, and compilation. The Los Angeles based, urban R&B/Rap artist who is widely known for his production and appearence on Death Row Records "Too Gangsta 4 Radio" album release, is focused on bringing back integrity to the West Coast through a new fresh unique sound which blends Hip-Hop, Rap, Soul and R&B.

Stay tuned for a big L-JAY & Narrative Entertainment feature soon!



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news All In The Same Gang Pt. 2 Video Feature - By : SGV - July 28, 2005

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

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

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

All In The Same Gang Pt. 2 Video Feature

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

New West By The New West!

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news Exclusive: Bishop Lamont Speaks On Video - By : SGV - July 27, 2005

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

Bishop Lamont Speaks

Big ups to Luis for filming this!!

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

Bishop Lamont feat. Thuglife - Wartime Is Now

Shouts to Shorty!

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news Vic Vodka "Bottoms Up" EP - By : Adon - July 27, 2005


Vic Vodka is getting ready to release his new EP entitiled, "Bottoms UP". The EP will feature 9 tracks and have guest appearances from Yukmouth, P-Man, R&B singer B. Diamond, and more. We have the cover art and a couple tracks for y'all to check out.










Tracklisting:

1. Lady Tiger feat. B Diamond
2. Code Of The Streets
3. Gorilla Juice
4. Up In The Spot feat. B Diamond, Eclipse & Skipz
5. Sunny Day feat. B Daimond
6. Get On Down (Get Up) feat. B Diamond & Eclipse
7. Misunderstood
8. Connected feat. The P Man & Yukmouth
9. Lady Tiger (Radio)

Check Out The Cover Art

Keep it locked to find out more info about how you can get a copy of this.

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news Flii Stylz "Rize" Video Premiere On 106 & Park - By : Nima - July 27, 2005

Flii Stylz' video "Rize/Battlezone" debuts on BET's 106 & Park today at 6pm. The video was shot at the infamous corner of Florence and Normandie (the epicenter of the 1992 LA Riots) in South Central Los Angeles (the epicenter of the Krump Movement). Director Michael Kahn captured the raw essence of Krumpness and a spectacular performance by emerging superstar Flii Stylz. The video also features the stars from David Lachapelle's critically acclaimed documentary "Rize" including Lil' C, Tight Eyes, Baby Tight Eyes (aka Tee Flii), and Tommy The Clown himself.

Vote for Flii Stylz "Rize/Battlezone" on www.bet.com.The Rize Soundtrack is available now on Forster Bros/Social Capitol/EMI.

Related links:

www.fliistylz.com
www.redroninmusic.com

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news Nas "Ethers" 50 Cent! - By : Yash - July 27, 2005

Nas has finally replied to 50 Cent's "Piggy Bank". Everyone has been waiting on this reply from Nas, some even saying he wasn't gonna say anything to 50 Cent but they were wrong.
If you haven't heared the song already here it is:

Nas Don't Body Yourself (50 Cent Diss)

Lookout for our exclusive Nas interview coming sooner than you think.

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news All Out War : Volume II (Audio) - By : Rud - July 27, 2005

As we reported last week Yukmouth has his second "All Out War mixtape, "All Out War Mixtape Vol.2". The first single from the "All Out War Mixtape Vol.2" is "Stupid Slapp" featuring Gonzoe, Yukmouth, and Poppa LQ. The new mixtape is put together by DJ Fingaz and Dow Jones who handle Disc 1 and Disc 2 respectively. Here is the tracklist and some audio from the project. You can check out the heavy–duty heat on "Jelly Sickle" featuring Tech N9ne and E-40, "See You in the Streets" featuring members of The Regime & Young Roscoe!

Disc 1 | DJ Fingaz


01) Hagi Store (Yukmouth, Hagi Springer)
02) Gunz Up (Gonzoe, Yukmout, Poppa LQ)
03) Payback (C-Bo, Tha Realest, Jacka, Yukmouth, Gonzoe)
04) Hot 97 Interview (50 Cent & Funk Flex)
05) See You In The Streetz (Young Roscoe, Yukmouth, Gonzoe, 151)
06) Regime Ridaz (Gonzoe, Yumouth, Poppa LQ, E-Blak
07) Murder Man Dance (Yung Skrilla, AMP Pacino, Nate Da Nut)
08) Linno Interview Game
09) Playin Gaymez (Yumouth, Young Roscoe, Poppa LQ, Gonzoe)
10) Stupid Slap (Gonzoe, Youmouth, Poppa LQ)
11) Regime Killaz (Gonzoe, E-Blak, J-Stome, Yukmouth, Jashee)
12) The Corner (Remix) (Scarface, Gonzoe, Poppa LQ, Kanye West)
13) Regime Muzik (Yung Skrilla, Yukmouth)
14) Datz Da Bizznezz (Poppa LQ)
15) Chipz R Down (Monstah Gunjah, Yukmouth, Menace)
16) Game Radio
17) Bang Em Skit
18) Fuck Gayme (Domination, Bang Em Smurf, Silver Back Guerillaz)
19) Empire (Yukmouth, Gonzoe, Monstah Gunjah)
20) Jay-Z Game Diss
21) Monopoly (Yukmouth)
22) Liquor Store (Linno Da Winno)

Disc 2 | Dow Jones

01) All Out War Pt 2 Intro (Dow Jones)
02) Bet Sumthin (Young Roscoe, Gonzoe)
03) Murder Show (Yung Skrilla, AMP Pacino, Yukmouth)
04) Jelly Sickle (Tech9ne, E-40)
05) Fat Joe Interview
06) My 44 (Remix) (Fat Joe, Yukmouth)
07) Back Down (Marc Shyst)
08) Animal (Remix) (Jadakiss)
09) Fuc Yall (Gonzoe, Poppa LQ, Menace)
10) Nigga Witta Trigga (Yung Skrilla)
11) Thunder (Poppa LQ, Gonzoe, Yukmouth)
12) Copz Behind Us (Yukmouth, Menace)
13) Peace Conference (Ted Smoke a Lot, Linno Da Winno)
14) It's Not A Gayme (Messy Marv, Guce, 50 Cent)
15) Grind Harda (Gonzoe, Dru Down, Yukmouth)
16) As You Should (Yukmouth)
17) We Pak Gunz (Gonzoe, Don Stryke, Dru Down, Yukmouth)
18) End Ya Career (GOozoe, Yumouth, E-Blak)
19) Steel Bedz (Menace, Yukmouth)
20) Where We From (Gonzoe, Menace, Yukmouth, Poppa LQ)
21) Im All In (Yung Skrilla)
22) Mobb Shit (Yukmouth, Young Dru)
23) All Out Ware Part 2 Outro (Yukmouth, Dow Jones)

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news Exclusive Ray J Interview!!! - By : Yash - July 26, 2005

I sat down with r&b sensation Ray J, brother of r&b superstar Brandy.Who holds his own when it comes to singin' on the mic.

Ray J told us about his new album "Raydiation", working with R Kelly, his time recording over at Deathrow Records with Left Eye Crooked I and more, his new tv show, his new artists, his most valuable lesson learned from being in the industry and much much more.

<==Click Here==> to checkout this exclusive indepth interview with Ray J.
Make sure you Preoder the album HERE and receive a autographed copy of the album "Raydiation" coming September 20th.

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news Exclusive: Suga Free - Behind The Scenes VIDEO - By : Nima - July 25, 2005

Got to stay true to our reputation... We got them exclusives for ya'll! Tonight I got a special video feature for all the Suga Free fans. Take a peak behind the scenes and see the making of his new album "Just Add Water", check out Suga Free rocking the stage, and clowning in the studio.

Free seems to have found a new producer that can really compliment him and make him sound good. Of course I'm talking about J Steez, the South Gate producer who's also behind the "We All In The Same Gang Pt. 2" project being put together.

Check out J Steez, the Roof Top Muzik Family and Suga Free putting it down for the cameras! Download the video footage below:

Suga Free - Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage (55MB)

Also, incase you missed it, here is the exlcusive Suga Free track we premiered right here a few weeks ago called "I Would Die For U", produced by J Steez:

Suga Free - I Would Die For U

"Just Add Water" is set to drop around January 2006, we'll keep you updated on any news concerning this project.

Shouts out to grafikpimp, J Steez & the whole RoofTop Muzik family!

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news ** Big Audio Update ** - By : Nima - July 25, 2005

I know it's usually Weekend Audio, but since I missed the weekend, I'm going to do the update today. Doesn't really make a difference, does it? It's all about getting that music to ya'll!

I got a range of tracks from different artists and groups for ya'll to peep out. Let's start it off with N.I.T. (Niggaz In Trenches), who I've already had up on here several times. They just laced me with a new banger called "Heat", make sure to check it out below:

N.I.T. - Heat

Next up are two tracks by Mac & A.K.. The duo hooked me up with two tracks to leak, one called "16 Hot Ones". the other called "Rep The West". Check them out below:

Mac & A.K. - 16 Hot Ones

Mac & A.K. - Rep The West

Ya'll probably remember the New Jersey MC Kritikal who I've been plugging regularily on here with new tracks. I got a new heater from him called "Bang Bang", you can check this one out too:

Kritikal - Bang Bang

Bay Area MC's Laroo & Doon Coon got a new heatrock with Turf Talk called "Thizz Face", I know you Bay Area heads gonna feel this one! Check it out:

Laroo & Doon Coon - Thizz Face (ft. Turf Talk)

Also I have a freestyle by up and coming Carson MC G'Nome called "Overnight Celebrity", peep it below:

G'Nome - Overnight Celebrity Freestyle

And last, but not least are two new tracks from Money Ink., who I introduced to ya'll a few months ago. Check out the songs "Plastic Cup" and "Where Tha G'z At" below, and lookout for more from this camp soon:

Nova Kayne & Doe $hay - Plastic Cup

Nova Kayne & Young Mel - Where Tha G'z At

That's it for today's audio update, the next one is due very soon, so get ready!

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news C-Infamous Presents "Re-Lit" vol.1 - By : Adon - July 25, 2005


One of Vancity's most talented producers has unleashed a re-mixtape on the streets of Vancouver. C-Infamous has taken some well known songs and put his own tiwist on them. The mixtape also features some exclusive tracks from B-Legit, Potent Poets, Vic Vodka and more. We have 3 songs available for y'all to download:

Snoop Dogg "Signs" (C-Infamous Remix)
Nas & Ludacris "Virgo" (C-Infamous Remix)
Destiny's Child "Lose My Breath" (C-Infamous Remix)

Click here to see the cover

The mixtape is currently available at Eastside Urban Wear and Dipt in Vancouver. For out of city orders, e-mail c_infamous@hotmail.com

Stay tuned to www.chronicomusic.net for more info soon.

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news Papoose, WC, Bun B & Maino - We Are The Streets - By : Nima - July 25, 2005

New Yorks newest sensation Papoose, who's been taking over the mixtape game by storm, dropping mixtape after mixtape, hooked up with West Coast veteran W.C., Dirty South's own Bun B, and the recently freed Brooklyn MC Maino for the song "We Are The Streets". The song is featured on his newest mixtape "A Bootleggers Nightmare", which is filled with heat from top to bottom.

I have the song here for ya'll to check out. Make sure to go cop the mixtape in STORES now.

Papoose - We Are The Streets (ft. WC, Bun B & Maino)

You better believe the hype, Papoose is what's up!

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news Warren G ft. B-Real - Get You Down [Audio] - By : Nima - July 25, 2005

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!

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news New Sabotawj & C-Hecc - Next [Audio] - By : Nima - July 25, 2005

Ya'll know about Sabotawj by now... The San Diego MC teamed up with C-Hecc, Jayo Felony's homie, to record the track "Next" which I have here exclusively for ya'll.
First thing I noticed is the blatant similarity between C-Hecc and Jayo. He's sick, but damn he sounds like Jayo on this song! Anyways, check it out for yourself below, and look for much more coming from Sabotawj in near future:

Sabotawj & C-Hecc - Next

Enjoy!

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news The Game & R. Kelly - A Playaz Game (Remix) - By : Nima - July 25, 2005

I wanna introduce rising producer Te-Rah to ya'll. This 20 year old cat out of London, UK has been creating an underground buzz with his newest remix to R. Kelly & The Game's latest club banger "A Playaz Game".

The remix is a little more mellowed out than the original, and more musical. Check it out for yourself below:

R. Kelly & The Game - A Playaz Game (Te-Rah Remix)

Here is another production by Te-Rah that you might want to check out, for St. Laz & Pottersfield called "Da Release Date":

St. Laz & Pottersfield - Da Release Date

Incase you're an artist/label/A&R and want to contact Te-Rah, hit him up by clicking here.

Enjoy!

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news Enock Is Back With More Heat For Your Stereo's! - By : Rud - July 25, 2005

Once again im back with more Westcoast Heat! We dropped an update on 21 year old Enock earlier in the month, see Nock, Nock....Nock Is Coming!). Well now im back with more audio from his forthcoming mixtape and a freestyle he dropped over The Game's "Runnin'" beat. Check out the audio by clicking the links below and once you've done that head over to the world famous WCC Forums and drop some feedback on the music. We have more coming from Enock including new music from a collaboration that sprung off the back of our first update on him in the coming weeks!

Enock - Talking To You

Enock - I'm Comin (Freestyle Over "Runnin'" Beat)

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news (First Single) Bun B - Draped Up (Audio) - By : SGV - July 24, 2005

"I'm An Underground King Homeboy, Not A Simp, And I Gots To Represent The Latest Out To Free The Pimp" - Bun B

It's finally here, the legend himself, Bun B is releasing his LONG AWAITED debut solo album called "Trill" on the infamous Rap-A-Lot Records. He's been a beast on the Mixtape's and features as of late, it was only a matter of time that he'd drop his solo. From Lil Webbie to Self Scientific to Young Jeezy, Bun B is on everyone's singles and albums.

The Houstonite (via Port Aurthur) drops his hot verses that he's known for over a hard pounding Southern-Style beat. Look for "Trill" in your stores very soon.

Here's "Draped Up:"

Bun B - Draped Up

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news New Illstrator - On And On (MP3 Audio) - By : SGV - July 24, 2005

Around The Clock’s Illstrator is taking the music industry by storm. This 20-year-old Nuyorican lyrical beast hails from the Bronx and has been writing rhymes since age 12. Illstrator quickly developed his emceeing skills spitting in ciphers while attending high school in the Bronx. His rhyme style is extremely versatile and as an artist he stays true to himself.

As a songwriter, Illstrator has the ability to write about any subject and leaves listeners in awe with his amazing wordplay. Illstrator has performed in many venues and has been featured in the media. Some of the venues where Illstrator has performed include the Five Spot Soul Food Café, Club Pyramid, Pace University and Babalu’s (in New York City). Illstrator has been a featured artist on several local New York City television shows including Street Visionz (Bronx), Mad Cyphas (Manhattan), Sounds of the City (Bronx) and Latin Music Box (Bronx).

Things are going well for Illstrator in 2005. He has his mind set on performing, reaching out to his growing fanbase, increasing his media exposure and releasing a solo album (his first). In addition to working on his first album, Illstrator continues to make a name for himself in the underground Mixtape circuit. It’s no mystery why Illstrator’s witty and versatile flow is demanding attention not only from the streets, but also the music industry.

Here's "On And On" featuring songstress Z:

Illstrator feat. Z - On And On

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news Introducing: I.E.'s Kace Moon (Audio) - By : SGV - July 24, 2005

"It Can't Be The Truth That All Black People Think So Fucked Up, If It Is, How Could You Blame Us, We Born To Life With Problems, Drive-By's, Police Beams, Paramedics And Helicopters, Yo Children Dream Of Being Mobsters, Is This The Future For Our Junior's And Daughters?" - Kace Moon

Born on February 27, 1987 Inland Empire's Kace Moon, has dealt with adversity since his first breath in infancy. During delivery, Kace was tagged deceased, as his mother delivered his twin sister. The doctors struggled optimistically to reviving his unresponsive infant body, until finally reviving him to existence. Fortunately, there were no majorly damaging end results. Throughout his childhood, Kace, as many other Inner-city children was, a victim to the epidemic of "Star Track" vanishing fathers. His mother in result would forcefully have to sale illegal substances.

From a sofa in his homebuilt studio, he smiles, "I remember when she'd do her runs, I'd be downstairs fucking with the other kids and I'd ask her where she's going and she'd always say 'To see a man about a bulldog.' It's not like she was balling out of control. She had enough to take care of my sisters and I. I'll always understand her struggles. She's a survivor" explains the 18 year old. "It always tripped me out cause she was an ex-addict."

After multiple times of being locked up, Kace's mother moved from the gutters of San Bernardino, California to a desert region called Banning in early 1997. Banning was more affordable and less crime. "It was an opportunity for redemption from our hardships." Kace says. Following about six months living in Banning Kace's mother was again incarcerated on drug charges. From there Kace and his sisters were shipped around weekly between their three aunts. Letters from his mom daily inspired Kace's first love art, he would draw all-day to refuge from his surroundings. Once his mother was let out of detaining Kace's family moved back to Banning.

Although assuming they were away from dilemma, Kace Moon was back in a similar environment. Police on the block more than five times a day, prostitution, and many other unlawful events plagued their surroundings. Kace's mother had gotten a job during theie first year there. Supporting her family Kace's mother would stay at that job for about two years. Kace's mother would later fall in depression and become mentally ill.

12 year old Kace a product of a broken breed, began putting his focus on the streets. Breaking into homes and vending the merchandise to spend among his peers. Two years of being on a hoodlum point was just the beginning, Kace being a mirror towards his environment, following his parents and peers steps, began peddling narcotics with his older cousin. Chuckling Kace reminisces, "My cousin was had a similar situation. He needed money also. I was about fifteen he was seventeen. We did things in the past. So we went into some dude house he knew. we took his stash, linked up with some younger niggas, got them to push for us for wholesale, so it was a win-win situation it wasn't like we were investing."

One night while Kace and his cousin were robbing a store, during the robbery his cousin was identified, so he fled. They split up in different directions. Only to leave his cousin captured by authorities. Facts of his cousin behind bars hit Kace like a Mike Tyson jab, to add to the fire, a 16 year old Kace's found out his 17 year old girlfriend was pregnant. "Such a beautiful blessing at such a ugly time, had me knowing this was an influence on my life only through God. From there I got my diploma more than a year early. Being too young to get a job I just put I had a diploma, automatically, they assumed I was 18. I went against all odds with that situation" reveals the young man.

Although previously writing poetry, Kace began pouring his blood and frustration into music. Listening to many genres of music influenced his style of composition. Having the wordplay of Nas and Tupac, the versatility of Notorious B.I.G., the attitude of Public Enemy, and the hustle of Master P, Kace is the all-around M.C. All off his own hustle, Kace Moon now manages to go to college and markets his Mixtape "The Introduction" and self made shirts in Swap Meets, liquor stores, and parking lots all over The Inland Empire region. "I don't do this for fame, I do this off the strength of my family in addition to recognition and foundation of my talents. I am blessed, even if I don't get signed, I will make my dreams into reality" details the independent entrepreneur.

Here's some Audio from his "The Introduction" Mixtape. First up is a track entitled "Glocapella." Kace raps with no beat, only scattered Gun shot sounds:

Kace Moon - Glocapella

On "Ruthless Freestyle," Kace borrows Mobb Deep's "Quiet Storm" beat:

Kace Moon - Ruthless Freestyle

Kace hi-jacks the Ying Yang Twins summer smash "Wait" and puts his spin on the track with the Whisper flow:

Kace Moon - Warning Shots Silence

We'll be bring you more on Kace very soon.

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news DJ Warrior Quoted In Source Magazine (Scans) - By : SGV - July 23, 2005

DJ Warrior says "He was a genuine and respectful person. He created the most significant awards, which honored and distinguished all hard-working DJs, I will never be grateful enough for the recognition I have acheived as a DJ."

The Source Justo Faison Tribute August 2005 page 85.

The Cover with Lil Jon & Scott Storch
Justo Faison Picture Collage Pg. 82
Page 83
Page 84
Page 85 (with Warrior quote)

Shouts to Strong, Warrior and HipHopWest.com

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news Introducing: DJ COUZ (Japanese West Coast DJ) - By : SGV - July 23, 2005

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.

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news I-Rocc On Jammin' Z-90 Tonight!! - By : mrtonguetwista - July 23, 2005

San Diego's own I-ROCC WILL BE ON JAMMIN Z90 TONIGHT STARTING AT MIDNIGHT

HE WILL BE PREMIERING HIS SINGLE "QUIT PLAYIN"FEAT.MIKE JONES AND SMIGG DIRTEE

AND A FEW MORE CUTS OFF THE ALBUM

HE WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE OF THE YUKMOUTH PRESENTS IROCC "CENTER OF ATTENTION" ALBUM


SO MAKE SURE U TUNE IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.z90.com

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news "I'm The Best" - Compton's Problem - By : SGV - July 23, 2005

"The name's Problem, I'm from Compton."

Derang Ent.'s lead emcee, Problem is readying his up coming album entitled "Watch Me." Right now, he's pushing the self produced "I'm The Best" on the net and on Mixtape's.

Problem says he's been rapping and producing for about 4 years, but on top of his Production skills, he's got production from Tech, Terrance Martin and THX.

As far as features, he kept it family with people from his camp: Nero, Sequel, Mills, Badd Lucc, S-Mak, Skip and others.

Here's the track:

Problem - I'm The Best

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news New Casino ft Sick-O & A1 - "Out My Face" [Audio] - By : Nima - July 22, 2005

Some new audio by Casino, from the Sick Side Family (Psycho Realm, Street Platoon etc), featuring Sick-O and A1. The song is called "Out My Face" andw ill be featured on Casino's debut album which is produced by RoofTopMuzik affiliate NekOne.

Check out the song below:

Casino - Out My Face (Ft. Sick-O & A1)

Casino's debut album is scheduled to drop heavy in winter 2005, we'll keep you updated on that. Enjoy the song, exclusive to DUBCNN.com.

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news Da Riffs Flooding The EA Sport Games With Heat! - By : Nima - July 22, 2005

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

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

Madden NFL 2006:

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

NBA Live 2006:

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

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

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news New Jay 211 [Re-Up Ent] Exclusive Audio [Mp3] - By : Nima - July 22, 2005

What's going down? The newest addition to Ras Kass' Re-Up Entertainment" Jay 211 has recently hit me off with two new cuts for ya'll to enjoy. Jay has been creating an underground buzz right now with his mixtape appearances, and he's currently working on his debut album.

The first track is called "My Downfall" and features Coolwadda's brother 40 Bronson. Song was produced by XL Middleton, so you know it's gotta be hot. Check it out below:

Jay 211 - My Downfall (ft. 40 Bronson)

The second cut is called "Ox" and features Coolwadda himself. This is gonna be featured on Jay's album when it drops.

Jay 211 - Ox (ft. Coolwadda)

Enjoy!

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news Exclusive Spoony Loc - Shit Is Real (Hood Music) - By : Nima - July 22, 2005

West up! I got a new banger from the homie Spoony Loc, representing the 714. I introduced ya'll to Spoony a few months ago with the song "In The 714" and this new joint I got for ya'll is even hotter.

Check out the track "Shit Is Real" below in MP3, see for yourself why I'm hyping this cat. The track was produced by Raw Steel, who is also producing the majority of Spoony's album.

Spoony Loc - Shit Is Real

Spoony is currently working on his album "Hood Music" which is dropping later this year on Do 4 Self Records/Banged Out Ent. After that album, Spoony got a collaboration album dropping with my boy Deesta, who I gotta thank for this audio too.

Enjoy the track, check back for more from Spoony Loc soon!

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news DJ F Sharp - California Love 2 Mixtape Out Now - By : F Sharp - July 21, 2005

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

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



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

DJ F Sharp - California Love Pt.2 Tracklisting:

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

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

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

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

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news DJ Strong Presents Hip Hop Honeys - By : LatinaBeatz - July 21, 2005

Cali Untouchable DJ and 2005 Best West Coast Mixtape DJ Nominee at Justos (R.I.P.) Mixtape Awards, DJ Strong has just released the Official Hip Hop Honeys Las Vegas DVD Mixtape!

The Mixtape is Featuring all new music from a strong cast of Southern, West Coast and East Coast emcees, including: Kanye West, 50 Cent, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Red Cafe, W.C., Jayo Felony, Kurupt, Black Rob, Pitbull, Three 6 Mafia, Knoc-Turn'Al, Damizza, T.I., Daz and many More!!!

Not only is this Mixtape Hosted by Redman, but features a from track from the Brick City emcee himself. Here's the tracklisting, if you dig what you see, don't forget to purchase it. The link is at the end of the update.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Francine Dee HipHopWest.com Intro
2. Redman HipHopHoneys.com Intro
3. DJ Strong Cali Untouchables Mix
4. Paul Wall - Official Mixtape
5. Kanye West - Freestyle
6. Kanye West/Jamie Foxx - Gold Diggers
7. 50 Cent/Mobb Deep - Out of Control
8. Lil Kim - Freestyle
9. Black Rob/Scram Jones - Black Rob
10. Pitbull - Freestyle
11. Lil Wayne - Freestyle
12. Paul Wall/Mike Jones - Spittin Bars
13. Chingo Bling/Stunta - Six Screens On
14. Chingo Bling - HipHopWest.com
15. Pitbull/Ying Yang Twins - Shake
16. Pitbull/Chingo Bling - Wait Remix
17. Ying Yang Twins/Busta/Missy - Wait Pt.2
18. Mike Jones/Ying Yang Twins - Badd
19. Redman - HipHopHoneys Viva Las Vegas
20. Redman - Freestyle
21. Redman - I’ll Be Back B-tch
22. Slim Thug - Boyz N Blue
23. 3-6-Mafia/Paul Wall/Mike Jones - Dat Drank
24. Show Me Luv Interlude
25. DJ Paul - 3-6- Mafia Interlude
26. Webbie/Daz - Gimmie Dat P-ssy Remix
27. Boyz N Da Hood/T.I./Young Jeezy - Dem Boyz
28. 50 Cent/Pretty Boy Floyd - Strip Club Everyday
29. Redman - What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas
30. Lil Tony/Runnin Madd/DJ Strong - Freestyle
31. Ricashay/Sean Jordan/Amonimiss - It’s Easy
32. Balance - Right Here
33. Knocturnal/Damizza/Mariah Carey - My Life
34. Cassidy/Swizz Beats - Bboy Stance
35. Red Cafe/WC - Yellow Bottles
36. DJ Strong Cali Untouchables Mix2
37. Jayo Felony - 1, 2, 3
38. Kurupt/Warren G - That’s It
39. Warren G - Gorilla Pimpin
40. DJ Quik - The Good Life
41. DJ Strong HipHopWest.com Outro
42. Redman, Francine Dee, Lil Jon Outro
43. 866.754.6580 HipHopWest.com

Pick up the Mixtape in the RapTalk Store




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news Al Gator - Signz Of The A Prod. Rick Rock (Audio) - By : SGV - July 20, 2005

A few months ago, we updated ya'll on a new talent out of Atlanta by the name of Al Gator. He's been hard on the grind working with some of Hip Hop's major players. From Ludacris to Aftermath Records Producer Focus.

After making his devoted following wait for over a year, Atlanta’s very own Al Gator finally delivers his highly anticipated sophomore mixtapes. The Mixtape Kings of the South, the industry’s most sought after producers and the hottest emerging artist in the game join forces in creating mixtapes capable of industry destruction.

Still riding on the success of his debut “Lock Out Season Vol. I,” Da Free Agent is ready to emphasize just why he is the best. The featured tracks will take you places you never thought a mixtape could take you, but take note, as these are not your conventional mixtapes.

Al Gator takes the beats from some of the most definitive tracks in Hip-hop and R and B and injects them with his captivating wordplay, laces them with his unique delivery and infuses them with energy like no other artist. Old School classic remakes such as Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and Luther Vandross’s “Any Love” will give you a sample of what you are to expect from Al Gator.

Like a jab from Winky Wright, the creativity will smack you in the face. It is apparent that he and his corner are not about overpopulating the market with mediocre mixtapes. They are about top quality tracks and collaborations, strategic promotion and effective marketing to complement the commodity that he truly is.

With industry executives already paying close attention to his every move, we will be counting down the days it takes for Al Gator and label Black Ice Music to explode. They will become the dynasty that has been missing from the game. Al Gator shall be the emcee Hip-hop fans have longed for and their ingenuity will take the Hip-hop culture to a higher plateau. “The Journey” and “The Underboss” are just the beginning.

Here's some Audio from Al Gator Produced by Super Producer Rick Rock:

Singz Of The A Produced by Rick Rock

Peep the Al Gator Coming Soon Promotional Poster

Pre-Orders and Orders can be made for Al Gator's Mixtapes at StreetSweeperz.net

Look for our Interview with Al Gator very soon.

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news Kube 93s Official Summer Mix 2005 With Common - By : SGV - July 20, 2005

Seattle radio Sation KUBE 93's on air personalities Tiffany Warner, Eddie Francis and DJ Scene present
"Official Summer Mix 2005," Hosted by Chicago legend Common.

With a tracklist boasting Lil Kim's newest track, "Shut Up," 50 Cent's hit "Just A Lil Bit" to the posse cut Remix of Ying Yang Twins' "Whisper Song" with Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, Lil Scrappy & Free it is the Official hit Mix of the 2005, up until this time.

On top of Common hosting the Mixtape, you can Com Sense's current hits like "Go" and the "The Corners Remix" with Scarface and Mos Def, as well as throw back cuts like "The Light" and "Used To Love H.E.R."


Tracklisting:

01. Common - Go
02. Common Speaks with Eddie & Tiffany
03. Common ft. Scarface & Mos Def - The Corner Remix
04. Mike Jones - Back Then
05. Webbie ft. Bun B - Give Me That
06. Ying Yang Twinz ft. Mike Jones - Badd
07. Brooke Valentine ft. Lil Jon, Da Brat, Remy Ma & Miss B -
Girlfight Remix
08. Chris Brown ft. Juelz Santana - Run It Remix
09. 50 Cent - Just A Lil Bit
10. R.Kelly ft. The Game - Playa's Only
11. Mashonda ft. Nas - Blackout
12. Common - The Light
13. Kanye West ft. Jay-Z - Diamonds Remix
14. Lil Kim - Shut Up
15. 50 Cent ft. Mobb Deep - Outta Control Remix
16. John Legend - Number One Remix
17. Common ft. Kanye West & John Legend - They Say
18. Common Speaks
19. Common - I Used To Love Her
20. Kanye West - Gold Digger
21. Ying Yang Twinz ft. Busta, Missy, Lil Scrappy & Free - Wait Remix
22. Common Speaks

For those in the Seattle area, this Saturday, July 23rd, Kube 93 is throwing their Summer Jam concert with New Edition, Nas, Jon B., Ciara, Mike Jones, Pretty Ricky and others. Head down to your local Ticketmaster and try to cop some tickets.

For more info on this log on to DJ-Scene.com or Kube93.com

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news DJ Scene Mixtape With Paul Wall & Mike Jones - By : SGV - July 20, 2005

Bum Squad DJ and Boom Bap Project member, Seattle's own DJ Scene, is dropping a new Mixtape which is being hosted by two of Houston's biggest emcees right now, Paul Wall & Mike Jones called Don't Talk About It.

Featuring an assortment of Southern artists including Trillville, YoungBloodz, Slim Thug, Bun B, David Banner, Stat Quo, Young Buck, Young Jeezy and many more, the Mixtape is a tutorial on what's hot in the South, right now.

Outside of the Southern region, the Mixtape also features E-40, Twista, Juelz Santana, Jay-Z and the late great Eazy E, whom hops up on a track with Atlanta's Boyz N Da Hood. With current Radio singles, album cuts and Exclusives, this Mixtape is a sure thing for the summer.

Tracklisting:

01. Mike Jones & Paul Wall Intro
02. Paul Wall ft. Big Pokey - Sittin Sidewayz
03. Mike Jones ft. Slim Thug & Paul Wall - Man’s World
04. Paul Wall Speaks
05. Trillville ft. E-40 - I’m Pimpin
06. YoungBloodz - Presidential
07. PSC ft. T.I. & Lil Scrappy - I’m A King
08. Twista ft. David Banner & YoungBloodz - Diamonds In My Watch Piece
09. Paul Wall & Bun B - Movin Weight
10. Hot Wright - Trick A Little
11. David Banner - Play
12. Ying Yang Twinz ft. Mike Jones - Badd
13. Boyz N Da Hood ft. Eazy E - Gangsta
14. Paul Wall Speaks
15. Paul Wall & Juelz Santana - We Don’t Give A Fuck
16. Ludacris & Field Mobb - Georgia
17. David Banner ft. Jazze Pha ... My Gun
18. Jay-Z & Aztek - Freestyle
19. Mike Jones & Paul Wall Speak
20. Mike Jones - Back Then
21. Chamillionare ft. Lil Flip - Turn It Up
22. Webbie - G-Shit
23. Stat Quo ft. Young Buck - South Coast
24. Paul Wall & Gritboys - Drank In Ya System
25. Mike Jones & Paul Wall - Outro
26. Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Brooke Valentine - Long As You Come Home
(Remix)
27. Young Jeezy - Guess Who’s Back

For more info on this log on to DJ-Scene.com

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news Trillville feat E-40 - I'm Pimpin' Streaming Audio - By : SGV - July 20, 2005

The Atlanta Trio, Trillville are right back in the studio after their hit "Some Cut" took over the airwaves in late spring, early summer. This time, they enlisted the Vallejo vet, the Bay Ambassador and BME label mate E-40 for their first single off their upcoming album Reloaded, called "I'm Pimpin'."

Look for Trillville's album on August 19th, while E-40's album will be out this fall.

Here's the streams for ya'll on 56K, High Speed and Apple users:

Trillville feat. E-40 - I'm Pimpin' (56)
Trillville feat. E-40 - I'm Pimpin' (128)
Trillville feat. E-40 - I'm Pimpin' (mov)

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news Yukmouth - All Out War (Volume II) - By : Rud - July 20, 2005

Yukmouth is preparing his second "All Out War mixtape, "All Out War Mixtape Vol.2". Artists set to appear on the mixtape include, TechN9ine, Gonzoe, Poppa Lq, Monsta Ganjah, Yung Skrilla, Menace, Dru Down, Nyce, Ampichino, Chino Nono, The Fleet and The Bergotta. Yukmouth stated : "We started The Regime in 1997 after the song, “Killaz On The Payroll” recorded for The Luniz album on LUNITIK MUZIK. The song had a crazy regional buzz so we kept it moving and here we are, back in ya’face for the second time."

Most noted for his platinum selling status and legendary hit single "I Got Five On It," by way of his group, The Luniz. Yukmouth has more than six albums under his belt, launching a new medical marijuana candy bar from Bling Candy Co., two internationally distributed DVD’s entitled "United Ghettos of America" and a Adult DVD entitled "Yukmouth’s Big Booty Stallions," coming out soon.

The first single from the "All Out War Mixtape Vol.2" is "Stupid Slapp" featuring Gonzoe, Yukmouth, and Poppa LQ. The new mixtape features tracks from San Diego sluggers, DJ Fingaz and Dow Jones, plus Ric Roc, Sean-T, Joel, Demolition Men and more. Heavy–duty heat can be heard on songs such as "Jelly Sickle" featuring Tech N9ne and E-40, "Payback" with C-Bo, Tha Realest, Jacka and Gonzoe, "See You in the Streets" featuring members of The Regime, Young Roscoe and 151. "All Out War Mixtape Vol.2". not only represents the west, but also east, down south, and mid-west. Following the mixtape, Yukmouth will be back with a new double album "Million Dollar Mouthpiece" dropping in the fall. He is also the host of DJ Juice’s Bay Area Collection Vol. 3 and will soon be downloadable via UrbanWorld Wireless ringtones.

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news DJ Muggs vs. GZA: Grandmasters - By : Adon - July 19, 2005

Cypress Hill founding member and architect DJ Muggs is releasing his latest effort, DJ Muggs vs. GZA: Grandmasters, this October on Angeles Records, an imprint on Fontana Distribution. The stunning collection contains 11-tracks of Muggs’ neck-snapping beats with the Wu Tang’s GZA on the mic.

“We’ve talked about collaborating since we worked together on the first Soul Assassins records back in 1997,” remarks GZA. “And we’re both Grandmasters at what we do,” he says, referring to the album’s title and term for a chess Virtuoso (Incidentally, chess is a game GZA thinks should be part of the school curriculum in America).

Most know GZA as perhaps the most lyrically gifted of the Wu Tang Clan--he’s released numerous acclaimed projects in his own right. His solo album, Liquid Swords, has been hailed as a hip-hop classic, and his subsequent work has been lauded as among the most seminal of Wu-Tang’s solo projects.

Never one to keep his talents in check, GZA is currently penning a book about the mind state of the hip-hop artist.

Aside from his lauded work with Cypress Hill and the Soul Assassins Crew, Muggs has launched Mash-Up Radio a syndicated radio show on KROCK 2 in NY, 10 U.S. cities and Sirius Shady 45. Plus, Muggs will headline the Lalapolooza World Stage with the Mash-Up Circus, which is a massive 3D DJ circus (a' la Cirque de Soliel).

Just as DJ SCREW was looked at as the foundation for Chopped & Screwed, Muggs is fast becoming the go to guy for Mash-Up versions of records. Muggs has an original Mash-Up album nearly completed with tracks by Transplants, Mobb Deep, Alchemist, and GZA and several popular Mash Up mix tapes already out. Finally, he plans to release a Mash-Up re-release of the upcoming Grandmasters album with GZA.

With this latest collaboration, hip-hop heads are about to get an album which combines two of the most gifted music makers in the business. DJ Muggs vs. GZA: Grandmasters drops October 25th, 2005.

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news Exclusive: Rich Boy feat. Pitbull & Sinful (Audio) - By : SGV - July 19, 2005

What happens when you mix a Mobile, Alabama emcee with a Super Producer from Virgina, topped off with two of the illest Latinos on the mic; one from Long Beach, the other from Miami? You get Rich Boy with Sinful and Pitbull and the "Get To Poppin' Remix" over a smooth Timbaland beat.

Though Timbo has been very quiet commercially, he's been down South knocking out heater after heater for a lot of the up and coming talent down in the area. The 21 year old Rich Boy is working away on his Major label debut, dropping later this year, for Interscope Records. Pitbull is still bubbling hot off his album M.I.A.M.I. and as we reported earlier, Sinful while still a free agent, has been keeping busy doing his Remix thing.

Here's the track for you:

Rich Boy feat. Pitbull & Sinful - Get To Poppin' Remix

Enjoy! Shouts to Danny and Sin!!

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news Marc Ecko presents....The Getting Up Festival - By : Adon - July 18, 2005


Designer Marc Ecko is throwing one hell of a festival in Toronto. If you have plans on August 13th & 14th, cancel them. Confirmed artists for this event are: Ludacris, Kanye West, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Ciara, Fat Joe, Mos Def, Kardinal Offishall, Brooke Valentine, Rascalz, and Keisha Cante. Now these are just the confirmed performers. Expect more to be announced soon.

In addition to the epic concert, the festival will include a sneaker gallery, a car show, a video vixen contest (with Lil X & Melyssa Ford), a gaming arena, a graffiti expo, artist meet and greets, b-boy and b-girl crews, MC & DJ battles, retail shops and more.

If you live in the Toronto area and you aren't going to this, you better be in the hospital.

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

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news Moka Only "Desired Effect" - By : Adon - July 18, 2005


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 Artist Profile: AKIR (Audio/Video) - By : SGV - July 17, 2005

AKIR (Source Magazine’s Unsigned Hype)
signs contract with ViperRecords to Release the long awaited album, “Legacy”

Maybe it was the first concert he saw (Run DMC and the Fat Boys) or the first album he owned (Public Enemy) that sparked his creative flame for Hip-Hop. But it was the turmoil of his early surroundings and his life’s struggles that ignited his hunger to develop into the artist “A.K.I.R.” The acronym and the promise to Always Keep It Real, gave him a name and a prophecy to live by. AKIR took life in Buffalo, NY and grew up throughout New York City, DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Atlanta and Maryland. The harsh realities of becoming a black man in today’s world would prove to be a main catalyst.

AKIR first entered the Hip-Hop scene as an on-air personality with WNMH 97.9 (Mass.) in 1994. In 1998, he ranked 2nd out of 50 in Howard University’s Verbal Armageddon emcee competition, and he guest appeared on DJ Arsonist’s (HeatMakers) first mix tape release. Collaborating with partner SOUTHPAW (formerly Ray Dogz of Daddy’s House Recording Studios) he co-produced “The Getaway” for Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary Vol. 1. AKIR released his first single “Best Friend” on DJ N’finit’s mix CD The Blockbuster Vol. 1 (A One Enterprises Product) followed by the EP Street Edition Vol. 1.

At the end of 2001, the project was added to, re-packaged and, distributed as Street Edition Vol. 1 & 2 helping “One” sell over 12,000 copies through an extensive street team network. Being recognized as # 9 CMJ Hip Hop Music Charts (June 2004), and the cameo on “One Remix” for Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary Vol. 2 lead to AKIR’s appearance on the Van’s Warped Tour (Summer 2004) followed by the honor of The Source Magazine’s Unsigned Hype (Jan/Feb 2005). Currently, AKIR is working on his first major release, performing, and doing cameos. AKIR has performed with a diverse array of talented and legendary artist including: Kool G Rap, The Game, Masta Ace, Slum Village, Brand Nubian, Brother Ali, Vast Aire and Immortal Technique.

AKIR’s strongest influences include: the finesse of Slick Rick, the mellow vibe and consistent originality of Q-Tip, the smooth delivery and GQ style of Big Daddy Kane, the complexity and pietism of Nas, the rapid fire flow and intensity of Kool G Rap, and the lyricism of Rakim. AKIR’s vocals are, to say the least, persuasive, melodious, and addictive. His flow is compelling and vividly euphonic with lyrics that are a testament to hip-hop in its purest form.

Look for the new AKIR album coming this year from One Enterprises in a joint venture with Viper Records and executive produced by Immortal Technique.

Look for the new "Politricks" B/W "Treason" feat. Immortal Technique

Peep the Audio Clip

Here's some Audio from AKIR. First, a 60 second track entitled "2005 Exclusive":

2005 Exclusive

Next up is the DJ Nfinit Produced "Best Friend":

Best Friend

Here we have the soulful Southpaw Produced "Callin'":

Callin'

AKIR puts his own spin on this Jus Blaze Produced Mixtape track, called "Kunte Kente":

Kunte Kente

Southpaw laid the beat for the "One Remix" that Immortal Technique put on his Revolutionary Vol. 2 album, this is the original, Southpaw produced it as well:

One

And for you're viewing pleasure, here's the Promotional Video for "One":

AKIR - "One" Promotional Video

Lastly, here is the Source Unsigned Hype Article which AKIR was featured in:

AKIR's Source Unsigned Hype Article

Look for more on AKIR here on DubCNN real soon. Enjoy!

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news Urbano Movement 2005 - By : LatinaBeatz - July 17, 2005

The famed House of Blues on Sunset is throwing another edition of Urbano Movement with artists of primarly Hispanic decsent to rock the stage in another form of Street Hip Hop with that Latin touch.

Performing live on Stage O-Brown with special guests none other than B-Real of Cypress Hill and Mellow Man Ace, also on the bill Apakalips, Queenie (San Diego), Sekreto (Emcee of Mexico), Reazn, Sonny Blue, Los Tumbados, Detane, ONS, Rico Luna and Greedy Stuggles

Thrown by Mass Appeal Ent., this show will prove to be something more than the normal and showcase real emcees breaking down the sterotype of "Latin Hip Hop" to be known as just Hip Hop

This is all going down Thursday, July 21,
HOUSE OF BLUES/Hollywood
8438 Sunset Bl.
West Hollywood (323)848-5100 8PM/18&over

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news New Artist : Inglewood Reveals, Disko - By : Rud - July 17, 2005

Once again dubcnn is dropping some new Westcoast Heat to further underline the New West Movement. Next to step up and try to impress is a 24 Year Old Rapper/Producer from Inglewood, CA. Disko is hoping to be one of the artists you embrace to aid the Westcoast in its current climb back to mainstream popularity and success. Disko has been putting it down locally for over 4 years, during that time he has taken care to perfect almost every phase of the recording process. Combining a sinister flow and style with production with an edge he aims to sound like no one else.

Born and raised on 83rd and 7th Avenue in Inglewood, CA to a drug abusive mother and no father, Disko wants to solidify his position amongst the many who have ventured out of that area, most notably to many of you, Mack 10 of Westside Connection.

As always dubcnn maintains its legacy of dropping the hot new audio with the news and we have two preview tracks for you to check out, "Inglewood Swangin" featuring Big Wy from The Relativez and also "This Is 4 Tha Westside". Watch out for more news and audio from Disko in the near future. Until then check out the tracks below and drop feedback over at the World Famous WCC Forums.

Disko - Inglewood Swangin (Feat. Big Wy of The Relativez)

Disko - This Is 4 Tha Westside

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news Complex Live @ Club Star Gazer - By : mrtonguetwista - July 16, 2005

San Diego's own Complex who just dropped the smash album State Of Mind will be performing at Club Star Gazer on July 23rd.


Place: Club Star Gazer

Where: 33 Broadway, Chula Vista, Ca.

When: 9:00p.m.

Special Guest Appearances: Contraband, Ms. Chatney, and Rob Carter



For more information hit Complex up at complex32@cox.net
Official site: www.complexmuzic.com




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news Apologies For Media & Forum Downtime - By : Rud - July 16, 2005

Just a quick not for all you Forum visitors and people trying to view any media hosted on the dubcnm.com servers. As you can see the server that hosts both our forum and dubcnn media sections is down at present. No word as of yet when they will come back live however it should not be long. Dubcnn.com is still working as i keep the content locked on a seperate server for eventualities such as this! Keep it locked right here!

Update (by 'Seer). The problem is DNS related, this is why some people (luckily including myself) can still access the forum.

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news Val 'Lady V' Young Update - By : TheTruth - July 15, 2005

Val Young's new album "The Voice Beyond" is due this fall, the albums ready and will feature De De O'Neal (Teena Marie's primary background singer), Candi (of Mary Jane Girls) and a special rap guest appearence from Snoop Dogg.

Mostly known as the female version of Rick James. You can check her official website www.valyoung.com for info on her upcoming album. One of her latest projects is vocals on Luther Vandross Tribute album produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis due out September 27, and westcoast female rapper Yo-Yo's return album "Fearless". Val also recorded a duet with the late Rick James that will appear on his new album "I'm Rick James Forever" in stores August 16.

Val will be joining Teena Marie, Stone City Band, Mary Jane Girls among a few other Rick James protege for a Rick James Tribute Concert in late August which will be held in Los Angeles, California.

For further information visit the Val "Lavy V" Young forums.

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news Midi Mafia's Deemi (Audio feat. Styles P) - By : SGV - July 15, 2005

The streets of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn are known for their tough and unforgiving nature. Every so often someone conquers these hurdles to share their stories with the world. In 1994, the Notorious B.I.G.'s incredible lyrics painted vivid portraits of life in Bed Stuy's streets to change hip-hop forever. In 2004, a new star has emerged from those same streets but this time it's a female singing heartfelt songs of pain, sorrow and survival over knockin' Hip Hop beats to once again change the game. The artist's name is Deemi and soon the world will hear the soundtrack of her life.

In 1998, a chance meeting with music producer Chris Styles led to Deemi's first demo recordings and she signed with his company, Dangerous, LLC. During this early phase of her career she also started to work with Styles' producer friend from down the block Bruce Wayne. Wayne would later become partners with another producer, Dirty Swift and together they formed Midi Mafia, producing 50 Cent's smash hit "21 Questions." This led to an increase in production opportunities for Midi Mafia, but they had not forgotten about Deemi. They continued to write and record demos with her and Styles but realized they needed to do something drastic to make her music stand out. Styles and Wayne realized that Deemi's life story was so interesting and compelling it made sense to write about her experiences to give her songs the edge they were seeking.

The new songs embraced the hardships Deemi endured, talking about them in a graphic but provocative manner. She also began to do her own freestyles, singing her raw lyrics over hot Hip Hop instrumentals of the moment. Styles distributed the freestyles to mixtape DJ's, creating a buzz about "the hood's princess" in the streets. Thus began the construction of songs for Deemi's debut album, aptly titled "Soundtrack Of My Life."

Here's 2 Songs from Deemi. First is a song called "Hoodz Princess" featuring D-Block emcee Styles P.

Hoodz Princess feat. Styles P

Here we have "Why Niggas Always Wanna Fuck"

Why Niggas Always Wanna Fuck

Enjoy!

For more info peep: Deemi.Com

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news Dynamic Certified Live@Universal City Walk - By : mrtonguetwista - July 15, 2005

Come out and support TECHNEIC,P.A.C-TEN,J RYDAH,KRUNCH,RUE RUE,JERZEY J,andYOUNG TECH



Hosted By:
UNIVERSAL RECORDS

When:
Thursday Jul 21, 2005
at 6:00 PM

Where:
THE RUMBA ROOM
1000 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS BLVD .208
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA 91608
US

DYNAMIC CERTIFIED PREFORMING LIVE@ THE RUMBA ROOM ON THE UNVIVERSAL CITY WALK THUR JULY 21ST

DYNAMIC CERTIFIED PREFORMING LIVE
THUR JULY 21@ THE RUMBA ROOM
1000 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS BLVD ..208
DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM / AGES 18 AND OVER

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news Jelly Roll Video Interview & Photo Gallery - By : JustinL - July 14, 2005

Dubcnn had the great opportunity to do a second interview with producer extraordinaire JELLY ROLL. We spoke to him back in December 2004, and now we have a follow up interview with the visuals behind it. Look out for Jelly Roll production on Olivia's first single "Twist It" (BET 106 & Park), and also on Sam Scarfo's new songs. During this twenty minute video interview we spoke about his J-day compilation, Gain Green and the movement, upcoming mixtape with DJ Warrior, singing aspirations, future production, and much more. Jelly Roll also blessed my ears with numerous tracks from his J-day compilation, and the fans definitely got some HEAT coming their way. Dubcnn has a gallery of photographs courtesy of Siri Khalsa and MIA Digital Photography. Feel free to send any feedback regarding the interview to JustinL@dubcnn.com.

Video Interview:
Jelly Roll Video Interview

Text Interview:
Jelly Roll Text Interview

Photo Gallery Courtesy of Siri Khalsa and MIA Digital Photography
Jelly Roll Photo Gallery

Thanks to Jelly Roll, A. Waskul, R. Redeaux, and S. Khalsa.

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news Introducing: Stamina (MP3 and Mixtape D/L) - By : SGV - July 14, 2005

"C'Mon Take This Journey With Me. So Light Ya Phillie's Up, Pour A Little Glass Of Whatever You Drinkin' On, And Fall Back!"

Ride with DubCNN Eastward to the BK Boro for a minute!

Today we bring you a 26 year old Chilean emcee from Bushwick, Brooklyn: Stamina. With his rugged NY flow, Stam proves that he's a problem on the mic.

But you can judge that for yourself, courtesy of StaminaOnline.com, we have a few MP3's and download of his latest Mixtape "Let Da Streets Call It."

You can hear how Stam flips some of your favorite beats. He even brings back some classics such as "Juicy," "Dear Mama" and "It's So Hard," for his respective tributes to Notorious B.I.G., Tupac and Big Pun. He then puts his own spin on Jodeci's classic "Come And Talk To Me."

There's an eclectic mix of Street music, something for the ladies and more. Below in the Tracklisting of his Mixtape. You'll find 3 MP3's for you to preview and get a feel for what he's about.

Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Welcome To The Hood
03. Where Brooklyn At?
04. Da Game Is Over
05. I Neva End
06. Spit Fire
07. Dessert Eagle by Tony Sunshine feat. Stamina
08. Freestyle
09. Freestyle
10. Tribute To B.I.G
11. Tribute To Tupac
12. Tribute To Big Pun
13. Rhyme Murderist
14. Skit
15. Feel So Good by Ashanti feat. Stamina
16. If I Was Your Woman by Alicia Keys feat. Stamina
17. Skit
18. Come And Talk To Me by Jodeci feat. Stamina
19. A Neva Ending Story
20. Freestyle
21. Oh - Oh by Lumi-Dee feat. Stamina
22. Reggae Mix - Freestyle
23. Reggae Mix - Freestyle
24. Reggae Mix - Freestyle
25. Reggae Mix - Freestyle
26. Reggae Mix - Freestyle
27. Outro

If you liked those, here's the entire Mixtape:

Stamina - Let Da Streets Call It Mixtape

Lastly, here's the Front Cover and Inside Insert with Tracklisting

Look for more on Stamina soon. Shouts to DJ Aspekt!

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news "Anger Management 3" Tour Bus In Accident - By : JustinL - July 14, 2005

An Anger Management 3 tour bus whose passengers included Eminem's DJ, Alchemist, and the Detroit rapper's latest protégé, Atlanta's Stat Quo, collided with a pair of tractor-trailers just outside Odessa, Missouri, before overturning Wednesday night, triggering a six-vehicle pileup that left a dozen people seriously injured.

Those injured were rushed to nearby hospitals - some of them, via helicopter. Seven tour bus passengers sustained injuries, although police did not disclose specific details on what or how severe those injuries were.

Stat Quo, who was listed on the accident report by his real name, Stanley Benton , was rushed to Independence Regional Health Center in Independence, Missouri, where he was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson. Stat's manager, Joseph Fendrick, was transported to the same hospital, where he's listed in fair condition.

Scott Cherry, a Shady Records bodyguard who protects 50 Cent and Eminem, was treated at and released from St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Alan Maman, perhaps better known by his stage name, Alchemist, is still being treated at St. Luke's for his injuries, as is his brother and co-manager, Neil Maman. Both are listed in good condition.

According to a Missouri Highway Patrol accident report, the crash occurred just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, on a heavily trafficked stretch of Interstate 70 outside Odessa. The bus - bound for Denver, the site of Thursday night's (July 14) Anger Management 3 tour stop - was "traveling at a high rate of speed" when its driver swerved onto the highway's shoulder, to avoid the slower-moving tractor-trailers.

The bus slid off the right side of the roadway, but then veered sharply to the left and back onto the highway, clipping one of the trucks.

The force from the impact shot the truck across several lanes of traffic and over the highway median, into the oncoming traffic lane. The bus continued its trajectory, striking a second 18-wheeler. The brunt of that collision forced the bus onto its side; the vehicle came to rest on the highway's median, with a portion of the bus protruding into the eastbound lanes. Four other vehicles, including two motorcycles, collided with truck and bus debris.

According to the Kansas City Star, the driver of one of the tractor-trailers, Breck Wyngarden, estimated the bus' speed at 85 mph.

It was not clear at press time how the accident would affect the remainder of the tour - which features 50 Cent, Eminem, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, G-Unit, D12, Obie Trice and Stat Quo - or Thursday night's concert in Denver. MTV News will be updating this developing story throughout the day.

Chris Harris (MTV NEWS)

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news DJ Quik - Trauma Mixtape Available - By : SGV - July 13, 2005

Quik fans! The wait if over! He's back and still putting out nothing but heat.

This is the setup for DJ Quik's upcoming "Trauma" album dropping later this year. This mixtape features new & unreleased tracks, as well as Quik classics such as "Tonite" & "Dollaz & Sense". And is also Mixed by the Quiksta himself!

Only 10,000 copies of the limited edition mixtape were pressed up, so make sure you save yourself a copy right now! The artwork was done by Mr. Cartoon.

Shouts to Damizza and Kuan!

Tracklisting:

1. Terrorist Homesteader
2. Total Auto
3. Loked Out Hood feat. Chingy
4. Easier Said Than Done
5. Sweet Black Pussy
6. Skanless feat. 2nd II None, AMG, Hi-C
7. The Maze
8. Tonite
9. Dollaz & Sense
10. Does The Goodlife Exist feat. Shawn Anthony
11. Pitch In On A Party
12. Droopy Jr.
13. Total Auto Instrumental
14. Doughe
15. Westside Radio Interview feat. Julio G
16. Fandango feat. B-Real

For those interested, here's the Back of the Mixtape

Cop It Now!

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news Introducing: St. Louis All Stars (Audio) - By : SGV - July 13, 2005

With the advent of the Saint Louis sound, the Mid-west could easily become the hottest spot for churning out rap and hip-hop music. The Mid-west artists are setting the pace, starting trends, and selling hits.

The All Stars hit the scene running with their mix tape selling successfully on the East and West coast. They show no signs of slowing down with their debut album “The Movement”. “The Movement” articulates great lyrical content and hard hitting edgy beats. Their distinctive style and hardcore realism has captured the streets. With their ultimate goal of becoming superstars who cross cultural barriers, “The Movement” has them well on their way.

Nimmy Russell (Montel Russell), Trust (DeAndre Graden), Vic Damone (Abdul Smith) and Top Dolla (Rashon Brighton) make up the All Stars. Each member brings a unique element that evokes passion and an undaunted spirit through their music. Thanks in large part to Just Black and Guccio, Chief Executive Officers of Black on Black/Quit Playing Entertainment; the All Stars are "the new voice of the streets".

Although each member is just 21 years of age, they are building an impressive fan base. Together since 2000, they have been performing throughout the United States. The group has opened for many big named multi-platinum artists such as Nelly, TrillVille, Chingy, and J-Kwon. Their club banger "So Serious" created a major buzz and excitement at their recent performance in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Furthermore, the group is spinning in ten different markets and two different regions.

Especially impressive, the All-Stars take time out for community service. They have supported a number of charitable events such as the Hollis Thomas Foundation, Dream House (benefit at-risk children), Chingy for Change, the Leukemia Foundation, and a host of other toy and food drives. Their charitable contributions speak volumes about their dedication to the community.

Their recent video for “So Serious” features cameo appearances by nationally known DJ’s, comedians, and artists. Furthermore their versatility is revealed through a weekly reality radio program in Saint Louis, Missouri.

They're currently opening up for one of the Greatest artists in Hip Hop ever, DJ Quik, on his House Of Blues Tour. Look for them in a a city near you. Speaking of legendary acts, the St. Louis All Stars have recorded with the Port Arthur, Texas native and Underground King, Bun B on a song called "Da Streetz." Here it is for you.

St. Louis All Stars feat. Bun B - Da Streetz

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news Scan - The Ugly Truth (Audio) - By : SGV - July 13, 2005

"'The West Can't Rap,' Na man that's a stereotype / Bump me up in ya shit, I'm yo Stereo's type" - Scan

Ground Up Records emcee Scan is still at it. Hitting ya'll with that heat! Today we bring you a high energy track called "The Ugly Truth." Scan spews out lyrics like:

"Food for thought man, eat ya breakfast / I just add metaphors and punchlines to season the message"

Don't think the West Coast emcees can't spit. The days of the straight murder raps is done, the emcee's are taking over West Coast Hip Hop, Scan is on the frontline.

Peep the song:

Scan - The Ugly Truth

Scan's official website is now up. Take a trip over there and learn more about Scan The Passion.

Big shouts to Chuck Beats, Rome Attic, Jaydough, Soundwave, Nonsense and THX (The World Ain't Ready!). Special shout to Candis Francis!

What up Don?!

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news Introducing: Sani G (Audio) (feat. Devin The Dude) - By : SGV - July 13, 2005

In a city infamous for its murder rate, Hasani “Sani G” Adams, 25, was born and raised to succeed in the streets of Gary, IN, frequently the United States’ “Murder Capital” for the past decade. He joined the notorious Gangsta Disciples at a young age, and his life on 48th Ave. began with drugs and hustling. Later, he put aside his first love, basketball, to begin rhyming at the age of 14, declaring himself as “one of the realest niggas comin’ from the middle of the map,” though the streets occupied most of his time.

After losing several friends at a young age due to gang violence, Sani G began to question his future. As a result of his contemplation, he enrolled in college at Central State University in Wilberforce, OH. After years of hard work, a college degree, and beginning life as a father for his daughter, Sani G went back to the studio to pursue what he really wanted out of life.

Over the past year, Sani G, along with fellow artists Dave Speed, The Fam and producer DJ Meech under Rob N Hood Records, released several mixtapes, generating Sani G’s major underground buzz, selling more than 21,000 independent units. As more mixtape DJ’s begin taking notice, the attention garnered from across the country is increasing his popularity.

Inspired by Eightball & MJG, U.G.K., Scarface, and, of course, the late, greats 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G., Sani G is not your average 16-bar spitter. His style is considered universal, a result of the influence of the various types of music he was subjected to growing up. He appeals to all listeners as proven by the variety of mixtape DJ’s who play his music from all parts of the country. These DJ’s include DJ Warrior (West Coast); Rob N Hood (Midwest); DJ Drama, DJ Ideal, DJ Eleve-8 (Down South); DJ Finesse, DJ Radio and Sickamore (East Coast), as well as other major DJ’s.

Sani G has a Southern flow with an East Coast vibe, blended with a West Coast gangsta mentality and the distinct Midwest attitude that demands to be heard. He is a force to be reckoned with.

Here's two exclusive tracks from Sani G. First up, we have a Freestyle over The Game's "Dreams" beat. On it, he addresses a certain St. Louis rapper for not, according to Sani, repping the MidWest right. That rapper? Chingy. Here's the track, to hear what he has to say about Chingaling.

Sani G - Dreams Freestyle (Chingy Diss)

On this next track, you get to hear Sani's variety, if you will. Enlisting the help of Houston legend Devin The Dude, Sani drops an ode to "Some of the best shit in the World... Pussy!" The song is titled, what else, "Pussy."

Sani G feat. Devin The Dude - Pussy

Enjoy! Look for more on Sani G soon!

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news Introducing: Caliber (Audio) - By : SGV - July 12, 2005

Caliber was born Daniel Salvador on May 2nd, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA to Mexican immigrants. His parents migrated to the United States in the 1960's, hoping to better their families situation. Caliber was the 5th child out of 5, being the youngest, Caliber grew up around brothers and uncles involved in the gang infested streets of the City of Angeles.

Although not involved deep in the life of a Gangster, it was all around him. He was forced to mature at an early age when his Girlfriend became pregnant with their first of four children. He dropped out of school during the start of the 10th grade and tried getting a job, but when he found out no one was quick to hire a 15 year old drop out, he felt he had no other but to start selling rock to try to support his live in Girlfriend at the time.

Music was a major part of his life, from West Coast Rap to Oldies, to even Classic Rock. Music was and still is a major influence in his life. He believes in expressing himself through his music. After many years of struggling to break into the music industry, Caliber managed to open up for some of the biggest names in Hip Hop. Too Short, E-40, Booya T.R.I.B.E., Chingy, Digital Underground, 2 Live Crew, Jayo Felony and many more. He also has a debut album which is coming out October 25th under Most High Records/Free Angency. Caliber hopes to one day work with Hip Hop Legend Dr. Dre and drop a record with the new Compton sensation The Game.

Caliber has been blessed to have West Side Connection affiliated veterans AllFrumThaI faetured on one of his songs called "Party Tonite." Peep that:

Caliber feat. AllFrumThaI - Party Tonite

Also, Caliber has a song with up and coming artist, Dutch of F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants, a group that we first brought to you last year here on DubCNN, entitled "Ridin' On." Check that out:

Caliber feat. Dutch of F.I.L.T.H.E.E. Immigrants - Ridin' On

Enjoy!

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news Ray Cash - C.O.D.: Cash On Delivery - By : SGV - July 12, 2005

"I'm from the Eastside of Cleveland. Grew up in this spot called 'The Hill,' directly across from the projects. I was a young cat, seeing everything that was going on. My mama would tell me, 'Don't take your ass across the street.' But I was a kid, you know, so I was fascinated. Back then it was real heavy with the crack and the guns and everything. Cleveland ain't nothing but a big ghetto anyway, man."

That environment also provided the groundwork for Ray Cash the MC. "I got into Hip-Hop from hanging around the older dudes. Listening to Scarface. Listening to NWA. The shit they were talking about, the guys I hung around with were actually doing. When I got to high school, I would dib and dabble with it. My man would beat on the table and I'd bust a freestyle. People would say, 'Man, you can really rap.' But I'd say 'Get the fuck outta here.' But when Jay-Z came through Cleveland for the Hard Knock Life tour, that made me wanna rap for real. I was always a Jay fan, but seeing him be himself on stage, so cool, so laid back. He was just doing him. To see somebody do him and see people respond to it. That's power right there. It just clicked with me."

Ray talks about his early music influences, "When I came up people just cared about putting out good music. Didn't seem like they were hung up on whether they sold a million the first week. You don't get that kind of feel no more. The other day I was watching videos with three of my dudes when 'Big Poppa' came on. And everybody just stared like they were in a daze. You miss it. A cat telling you some real honest shit. You don't hear that no more. And that's part of why my approach is the way it is. A lot of people only know what's on the radio, and they accept it. I don't wanna just accept it."

He certainly doesn't accept it on C.O.D.: Cash On Delivery, a triumphant debut propelled by beat-smiths like Rockwilder, Rick Rock and Knoxxxx. From the rambunctious "The Bomb" and the playfully humorous "Sex Appeal" to the poignant hometown statement "Payback," Ray Cash hits the worn out rap scene with a mainline hit of reality. Then there's the incendiary "Fuck AmeriKKKa," a record that recalls rap history at its middle-fingered best, combining the defiance of Ice Cube with the street prophet's poetic lens of young Nas.

"Niggas don't let they nuts hang no more. It's rap: say what the fuck you wanna say. Luke said it. Cube said it. Man, I'm from Cleveland, one of the worst cities to live in. We're at the bottom of the barrel. The budget's fucked up. Can't nobody get a job. And I'm talking about cats in high school who just wanna work at Footlocker. So cats resort to doing whatever they gotta do. 'Fuck AmeriKKKa' was just my way of saying that what you, the system, thinks is priority, ain't the priority. We the priority. We the ones hurting. I ain't no big political cat, but I watch the news. I see what's going on. I walk the streets. I can see what's fucked up. I can see what's real."

Here's Real Audio Stream of his first single "Sex Appeal."

Look for an Interview with Ray Cash very soon.

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news Nock, Nock....Nock Is Coming! - By : Rud - July 12, 2005

Westcoast Stand Up! Once again the time is here to take note and acknowledge a new artist keen to grace your stereos with some new music! As always dubcnn is here to give new artists a platform to gain recognition and a fan base. A new son is shining on the West in the form of a 21 year old flame spitter named after a man in The Bible who never saw death, Enock. Born in Long Beach and raised in what he describes as "Every hood possible in L.A. County!" including Compton, Gardena, Carson, Inglewood, Norwalk and SC Los Angeles, Enock has led a life you can write a book on!

The world will soon discover just the kind of amazing talent this young MC has to offer. What started off as a hobby to pass the time evolved into a full fledged career a few years ago when as a misguided teenager he found himself homeless and living on the street : "My life was going nowhere, I had to do something. Music was just a gift the Lord gave me and it saved my life."

And now, a few defunct groups and sour record deals later, Enock stands alone as one of the most promising new talents to hit the rap industry in years. Drawing comparisons to artists ranging from 2Pac to Jay-Z, Enock combines undeniable lyricism and rhyme skills with established street credibility and Hollywood ready looks. He is one who possesses a certain charismatic star quality that is rarely seen in Hip Hop anymore. After his first official mixtape release, Born Supremacy, Enock has built on his already impressive street buzz and began to turn the heads of several big time players in the industry. The upcoming release of the second installment in his Born Supremacy series, Vol. 2: "Sucks to be you!" is sure to give Enock his place amongst the upper echelon of young gunners in the world of Hip Hop.

After locking down his hometown of Los Angeles and sparking a movement that is quickly gaining momentum around the country, Enock is looking to take his place amongst Hip Hops young elite : "Lyrically, I’ll put my self up there with anybody because if you listen to my records I’m really talking about something! Every bar serves a purpose, I aint just rappin’ for the sake of rappin’! A freestyle is one thing but when it’s time to make a song I can make a great song."

Enock is already receiving attention from several labels and has just begun work on his debut album, which he promises will be unlike anything the world has ever heard! Afterall, how many MC’s list Salsa, Rock, Reggae, Soul and Classical as musical influences. It won’t be long before the name Enock will be on the lips of every fan, of every genre of music on the planet! It’s time to brace ourselves...Nock is coming!

Interested? Of course you are, as Hip-Hop fans we have to take note of notable new talents, we have dropped information on so many artists over the years, most recently Flixx and now Enock. Here we have some audio for you to check. Once you've done that head over to the world famous WCC Forums and drop some feedback!

Enock - The Flyest (Produced By Sega) (Street Single)

Enock - Truth Hurts (Freestyle Over "Addictive" Beat)

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news Exclusive Flipsyde Interview! - By : Yash - July 11, 2005

The day before Game's show in Amsterdam Mauzip got the chance to do a video interview with Game's support act Flipsyde. Flipsyde already toured with Snoop and The Game in February and toured with the Black Eyed Peas as well. In September Flipsyde will be touring with Eminem and 50 Cent.
The group from Oakland is doing it big right now with their first single "Someday" from the album "We The People" which is already out in Europe and will be out in the US by tomorrow! Due to circumstances vocalist Steve Knight couldn't be there, but Piper, D-Sharp and Dave Lopez were all there for the interview.

In the interview Flipsyde talks about the new album, the bombings in London and much more! So check out the interview!

Click Here for the exclusive video interview!

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news DJ Warrior/Fatal - CU Hitz Mixtape (Audio) - By : SGV - July 11, 2005

DJ Warrior and DJ Fatal of the Cali Untouchable DJ's are hitting the Club's this time around with their latest Mixtape "CU Hitz." The Mixtape itself is dedicated to Justo Faison.

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

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

Tracklisting:

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

Cop it here.

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news Damizza Needs 8 Lovely Ladies - Casting Call - By : SGV - July 11, 2005

Super Producer & Music Mogul Damizza known for lacing some of the industry's heavy hitters with hot beats and great callaborations with Mariah Carey, Busta Rymes, Dj Quik, Nate Dogg, Legendary James Ingram the list goes on and on is having a casting call in association with TakeOff Productions for the upcoming "Guilty by Association" Vol.4 Mix Tape!!!

Here's what Damizza has to say about it, on his Myspace Page:

Baby Ree/P3 is getting ready to put out Vol. 4 of the Baby Ree mixtape "Guilty By Association" Front cover (thanks Cheif & David)!! We need a few HOT Models (8 to be exact) for the inside cover. If you're interested holla! Shots will be ULTRA HIGH CLASS & DOPE!!!

Send us your profile pics and let's see what happens. Theme will be High-Class random L.A. shots. Playful and fun! We put out about 10,000 and have had everyone from Pam Anderson on down to just about every artist out. Check the profile and look at some of the other mixtapes and press. Our mixtapes have been featured in all kinds of press- Enquirer to XXL. Holla!

Here's the details ladies:

MUST BE 18 and over! We are looking for all types of girls. No Pay Involved (Copy of CD and picture for those that make the final cut) Great networking experience! Must be a Happy and outgoing person and have fun. The shoot will be lots of fun. ONLY 8 WILL BE CASTED!

Edgar Sanchez will be taking the shots (Neptunes, Snoop, Alcia Keys just to name a few) check his page out to see the types of shots. Must be 18+. Thanks!!! Holla!

Check out Damizza's Myspace Page for some exclusive downloads. He's got a Bone Thugs track entitled "Fast Money" that was floating around in bad quality, in High quality. He's got a song featuring himself, BX Boro's finest Fat Joe and Mack 10 called "Dirty." And, his new track with Mariah Carey.

Look for an Interview coming up real soon with Damizza.

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news Weekend Audio! - By : Yash - July 10, 2005

We start this weeks "Weekend Audio" with this new Mack 10 song featuring Nate Dogg called "Like This".

Next up I got a heated track from the upcoming Public Enemy album:
Public Enemy "Raw Shit" featuring Paris and Mc Ren
Make sure you go out and buy this album next month.


Snoop Dogg makes a guest appearance on Bow Wow's upcoming album Dubcnn has the song so you can check it out:
Bow Wow "Caviar" ft Snoop Dogg

Kurupt is on Slum Village's album "Prequel To A Classic" the song is titled "It'z Your World" ft Kurupt and J Isaac

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news Mikkey audio update - By : Yash - July 10, 2005

We got a little audio update from Mikkey for ya'll. The Chicago native is still working hard on his upcoming album entitled Nat Turner’s Revenge which will be out later this year on Jermaine Dupri's Virgin Records. The song below is called Gotta Get Betta Than This II. The original song is off an old Cash Money mixtape and features TQ, Baby and Gillie Da Kid. Click here to download.

Anyways, check out Part Two. We've got two versions up for download: one with R&B singer Traye D and one without. No word yet if one of these two versions song will actually end up on Mikkey's album or on something else, but, check it out, it's hot!

--download links--
Mikkey - "Gotta Get Betta Than This II"
Mikkey - "Gotta Get Betta Than This II" (feat. Traye D)

Also, please pay a visit to Mikkey's new improved Uncrowned City website. It contains a biography, an audio section, etc. Check out the new Uncrowned City video promo here.

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news Del The Funky Homosapien : Part 2 (Overdue!) - By : Rud - July 9, 2005

As many of you will remember, back in November 2004, we chopped it up with Oakland legend, Del The Funky Homosapien. It went so well, we conducted a Part Two! Unfortunately we never dropped it! Our bad...so here it is, Part Two! In this part he delves into religion, humour, fellow artists, production and much more. Once again apologies we never followed up on it but we have so much work on things can slip past us, thanks to all those who constantly support dubcnn and the work we do! Much Love, Rud.

Click here to check out Part 2 of our indepth Del The Funky Homosapien interview.

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news Ready For Some Reggae, Westcoast Sty-lee? - By : Rud - July 9, 2005

Well are you? Westcoast stand up! As always dubcnn likes to present artists you may have not otherwise been exposed too. We had the opportunity to speak with up and coming Westcoast Reggae artist, 2B Roy. In this teaser interview he gives us some insight into himself and what we can expect from his forthcoming album, his influences coming up and more. Lookout for more from this cat in the coming months. Feel free to send any feedback regarding the interview over at the world famous WCC Forums. Click here to check out the exclusive 2B Roy interview!

Check out also the audio we got from 2B Roy. He gets down on Snoop Dogg's "What's My Name" and 50 Cent's "Candy Shop."

2B Roy - Say My Name (Over Snoop Dogg's "What's My Name")
2B Roy - Buzy B Mix (Over 50 Cent's "Candy Shop")

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news Public Enemy - "Rebirth Of A Nation" Tracklist - By : Rud - July 9, 2005

As we reported last month Public Enemy, one of the most controversial & equally influential groups in hip-hop history, are set to drop their first studio album in over two years.

The groups original members (Chuck D, Professor Griff & Flavor Flav) have reunited to record and release, "Rebirth of A Nation." The albums production is entirely dealt with by Paris. The album features some stellar guest appearances from Dead Prez, Kam, Immortal Technique and MC Ren. Last month we dropped the first single, "Cant Hold Us Back," and we now have the full tracklist for the release, due out August 23rd 2005. More news and audio on this release coming soon!

1) Raw Shit (Feat. Paris & Mc Ren)
2) Hard Rhymin' (Feat. Paris & Sister Souljah)
3) Rise
4) Can't Hold Us Back (Feat. Paris, Dead Prez & Kam)
5) Hard Truth Soldiers (Feat. Paris, Dead Prez, Conscious Daughters & Mc Ren)
6) Hannibal Lecture (Feat. Paris)
7) Rebirth Of A Nation (Feat. Professor Griff)
8) Pump The Music, Pump The Sound
9) Make It Hardcore (Feat. Paris)
10) They Call Me Flava
11) Plastic Nation
12) Coinsequences (Feat. Paris)
13) Invisible Man
14) Rules Of Engagement (Feat. Paris, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, T-K.A.S.H. & Sun Rise Above)
15) Field Nigga Boogie (XLR8R Remix) (Feat. Paris)

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news DJ Sparrow Presents W-Rebirth (Audio) - By : SGV - July 8, 2005

DJ Sparrow is hitting the streets heavy with his new Mixtape "W-Rebirth." This is a West Coast Mixtape to the bone, with Exclusive tracks and Remixes from your favorite established and Up coming West Coast artists.

With features including The Game, The Bloc Runnaz, Ras Kass, Mitchy Slick, Riflemen, Crooked I, Jayo Felony, I-Rocc, Scipio, Planet Asia, Mr. Shadow, Kila Krock, J. Blackwell, Young Hootie, Balance, Complex, Problem, Bad Lucc, One 2 and others, it doesn't get anymore West Coast than this.

In the tracklisting, you can find a track over the Wu-Tang's 1997 classic "Triumph," appropriately titled "West Coast Triumph." The song features Ras Kass, Bloc Runnaz, J.BlackWell and Kila Krock.

Tracklist:

01. Welcome 2 Tha West – Bloc Runnaz (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
02. It’s Hot Freestyle – The Game
03. Boom Boom Clap – Crooked I
04. 6 In The Morning – Mitchy Slick (Mitchy-Duz-It’)
05. Tha Westcoast Triumph – Bloc Runnaz, Ras Kass, J. Blackwell, & Kila Krock (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
06. Tha Bizness – Young Hootie (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
07. Dem Jointz – Kila Krock (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)(Produced by Dem Jointz)
08. What Up – Balance(DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
09. No Love – Ras Kass
10. Tha Mojo’z Back – Bloc Runnaz ft. Obnoxious (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
11. So Treacherous – One-2 ft. Jayo Felony
12. Can Ma – Obnoxious ft. I-Rocc (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)(Produced By The Batkave)
13. Where I’m From – Hood (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
14. Broadway – Broadway (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
15. Round Here – Ras Kass ft. Scipio & Planet Asia
16. Keep It Movin – Complex ft. Steve Vicious (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
17. My Name Is Mitchy – Mitchy Slick (Mitchy-Duz It’)
18. Stashspot – Problem ft. Bad Lucc, Nero & S-Mak (Produced by THX) (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)
19. Dreams (MLK Remix) – The Game ft. B.I.G.
20. End Of The Road – Riflemen
21. Doin This For 2 Long – Mr. Shadow ft. I-Rocc (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)(Produced by The Batkave)
22. Hate It Or Love It (Coastin Remix) – The Game ft. 50 Cent (Produced by Spotlightbeats) (DJ Sparrow Exclusive)

Go ahead and Preview The Entire Mixtape Here

And if you like it, Buy It Here Now

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news DJ Strong & DJ Paul Wall In New Ozone Mag - By : SGV - July 7, 2005

Cali Untouchable DJ's own DJ Strong can be found in the new copy of the Orlando, Florida based, Ozone Magazine. He and Northside Houston representer Paul Wall caught a photo op recently at fellow Northsider Slim Thug's Concert!

Peep the picture:

Ozone Cover with Big Tigget

Photo Page with Paul Wall and Strong

OzoneMagazine.com

Shouts to Strong. "We Want Steezy!!!"

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news Introducing: Smoke and Numbers (Audio) - By : SGV - July 7, 2005

Drawing on the lives of those in their Harlem and Bronx communities for artistic inspiration, Smoke and Numbers are set to explode onto the Hip-Hop scene with their upcoming mixtape, hosted by Big Mike, "The Color of Money" and the release of their first LP, which they're currently working on.

Smoke and Numbers, made up by 21-year-olds Smoke DZA and Numbers, have already made a name for themselves in the New York Hip-Hop world with their sterling mixtape "Don't Judge a Mixtape by its Cover" and collaborations with acclaimed artists Kanye West, Keith Murray, Scram Jones, Pete Rock, Elite, and D-Block's Supa Mario. In addition, Smoke and Numbers have appeared on countless Mixtapes from DJ Kay Slay and Big Mike to Sickamore and Power 105's Spinbad and Ron G.

Smoke DZA and Numbers began rapping together as teenagers in 1999.
Working tirelessly over the last six years to refine their rapping and songwriting skills, Smoke and Numbers have emerged as two of the most exciting young MC's in the Hip-Hop world. Praised for their real and introspective writing, Smoke and Numbers growth of artists is reflected in their attitudes towards the craft.

"When we started out, we thought rapping was all about us and telling our stories. As we've matured, we realize the key to being a top artist is being a great listener and sharing the hood's stories," said Smoke DZA. Seasoned battlers, Smoke and Numbers are amongst the city's finest live performers having wowed crowds at venue's including Cherry Lounge, Joe's Pub, and Babalu's.

Smoke and Numbers are also set to star in the upcoming Hip-Hop
documentary "The Dossier." They can be seen across the country when they begin touring this summer with Juvenile, Trillville, Mike Jones, and Nappy Roots.

Here's 3 MP3's of the group for ya'll to enjoy.

First up is a track entitled "NY Minute," where Smoke and Numbers boast about where they're from over an hot Saxaphone sample.

Smoke And Numbers - NY Minute

Next up, we got a heated track produced by Supa Mario called "Supernegro."

Smoke And Numbers - Supernegro Produced By Supa Mario

Chi-Town's Kanye West drops the hook on "Muthafucka" as Smoke and Numbers drop their rugged braggadocio rhymes.

Smoke And Numbers feat. Kanye West - Muthafucka

Here's the Inside and Front inserts of their up coming "The Color Of Money" Mixtape:

The Color Of Money - Front Cover
The Color Of Money - Inside Insert

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news Sly Boogy - The Fifth Letter Mixtape Vol. 1 - By : SGV - July 7, 2005

One of the most anticipated Mixtape Albums to come out this year has been Sly Boogy's The Fifth Letter. After dropping his highly acclaimed street debut "Judgement Day," San Bernardino's Sly Boogy is back at you with a whole new Mixtape Album, full of exclusive original tracks and a few Freestyles.

If you liked the format of "Judgement Day," you'll love "The Fifth Letter." Look for Guest appearances from Warren G, Dirty Birdy, RnB and Young Zee. 17 tracks of that West Coast Crack only Sly Boogy is capable of cooking up.

Here's a snippet of a Fingazz produced "Keep On Husslin'."

Sly Boogy - Keep On Husslin' (Snippet)

So don't wait any longer, go cop yours now in the RapTalk.net store.

Cop it here.

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news Dow Jones - Play Your Position Vol. 3 - By : SGV - July 7, 2005

Thats right yall Dow Jones (Cali Untouchable DJs) is back at it with that slap. Dow Jones presents Play Your Position Vol. 3 Mixtape Album hosted and featuring multi-platinum producer Meech Wells. This Mixtape Album is sure to change the game wit 18 world premier orginial bangers produced by Dow Jones & Meech Wells featuring such artists as Ras Kass, Game, Freeway, Kokane, Bad Azz, Young Hoggs ft. Glass Malone, Chico & Coolwadda, E. White plus all new joints from Mobb Deep, Caviar, Binky Mack feat. Squek Ru, Goldie Loc, Mitchy Slick, Suga Free feat. 40 Glocc, RBX and a world premier track from Kool G Rap produced by Green Lantern.

Dow Jones has definetly been on his hustle and is gonna change the game with this new project with Meech Wells one of the West Coast dopest producers. More info and audio snippets coming real soon. This tape will be available next week. Keep it locked for more info real soon, including a big suprise announcement from Dow Jones & Meech Wells.

Tracklisting:

01. Dow Jones-PYP 3 Intro (prod. by Dow Jones)
02. Meech Wells-Recognize Da Real (prod. by Meech Wells)
03. Ras Kass-Cali (prod. by Dow Jones) **World Premier**
04. Game ft. Freeway & Joe Wells-Gunz (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
05. Crooked I-Boom Boom Clap
06. 50 Cent ft. Mobb Deep-Outta Control
07. Alchemist-Play Your Position
08. Truth-U Dont Know (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
09. Bad Azz-Talk 2 Much (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
10. Kool G Rap-Day In Da Slums (prod. by Green Lantern) **World Premier**
11. Cassidy ft. Lil Wayne & Fabolous-6 Mins
12. Snoop-Cuttin
13. Meech-Goldie Intro
14. Goldie Loc-G'D Up 2k5 (prod. by Goldie Loc) **World Premier**
15. Caviar-Whip It Out (prod. by Caviar) **World Premier**
16. E White ft.Chucky Makaveli & Drastic-L.A. Life (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
17. Snoop-Suited & Booted (prod. by Meech Wells)
18. Snoop-Whats Happenin (prod. by Meech Wells)
19. Al Gator-Play Your Position Freestyle
20. Styles P-We Gone Win
21. Squek Ru ft. Binky Mack & Bad Azz-Chane Gone Come ** World Premier**
22. Young Hoggs ft. Glass Malone-Gotta Luv It (prod. by Dow Jones) **World Premier**
23. Rob Mayhem-Dirtified (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
24. Kenny Kingpen ft. Kokane-Risky Bizness *World Premier**
25. Chico & Coolwadda ft. Joe Wells-Everybody Bouncin (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
26. Game ft. Jellyroll-Hard Liquor
27. Kokane-Funk Overlord
28. Rah Digga ft. Mobb Deep-Play Your Position
29. RBX-Rise Again (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
30. RBX-The Narrator
31. ill Don aka ill Deezy-Come 4 Da Dough (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
32. Knoc turnal-Rock The Party (prod. by Scott Storch) **World Premier**
33. Frost-Can't Fuck Wit These Gangstaz
34. Kokane ft. Kurupt-U Neva Know (prod. by Meech Wells) **World Premier**
35. Sugafree ft. 40 Glocc-On Point (prod. by J Steez) **World Premier**
36. Mitchy Slick-Mitchy Slick The Nigga
37. Dow Jones Meech Wells PYP 3 Outro (prod. by Meech Wells)

PRE ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE AT: 2ndChanceProductions.com

Shouts to Dow Jones!

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news New SkiLL - Verbal 44 (Audio) - By : SGV - July 7, 2005

We're taking it back to the I.E. one more time for ya'll. SkiLL hit us off with another track off his next Mixtape. Last week, we hit you with his track featuring the Colton Rifleman 40 Glocc.

If you missed it, here it is:

SkiLL feat. 40 Glocc - The Dino (San Bernardino)

"I'm the Verbal 44, the Coco complexion emcee with the slow flow"

Sound familiar? It should. SkiLL uses this classic line by Kurupt as the hook for his latest effort, entitled, "Verbal 44." If you liked "The Dino" you'll like this.

SkiLL has been recording with 40 Glocc, The Zoo Babies, Kay9ine, W.S. Bugg and others out in the I.E. as of late. Expect a feature featuring these emcees real soon on DubCNN.

Here's the track:

SkiLL - Verbal 44

You know how it goes!

Enjoy.

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news Balance Inks Deal With SMC/ Fontana - By : SGV - July 7, 2005

Tuesday July 5, 2005, San Francisco, CA- West Coast rising star, Balance signs with San Francisco, CA based Independent record label, SMC Recordings. Over the past year, Oakland, CA native, Balance has become one the hottest unsigned acts in the country. After building a deafening buzz on mixtapes and hailed as the next rapper to blow in publications like XXL, Billboard and The Source, Balance has been courted left and right by labels- both major and independent alike.

His choice for SMC/Fontana was simple. “I was getting call’s from the majors but I’ve always wanted to stick with the Bay tradition of being independent- at least for my first album. I chose SMC/ Fontana because they’re track record for Bay Area artists speaks for itself, and they’ve broken new acts. Plus they’re really behind me on this project.

Balance represents a new breed of artists who are without regional boundaries," said SMC President, Ralph Tashjian “We’re excited for him to be one of our first releases through our new venture with Fontana Distribution. We’re confident he will become a franchise player on a team filled with all-stars.

Balance joins veterans Bizzy Bone, B-Legit and San Quinn on the SMC/Fontana roster. His debut Young & Restless is slated for release this September and features guest appearances by Stat Quo, Chamillionaire, Keak Da Sneak and The Frontline.

Shouts to Dow Jones for the info.

If you haven't already, peep Balance's new track "Right Here" which we premiered for you a few weeks ago.

Balance - Right Here

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news Mista Cane & Jonny-T "One Night Stand" Mixtape - By : Adon - July 6, 2005

After recording the mixtape in 2004, Mista Cane and Jonny-T have decided to release thier mixtape entitled "One Night Stand". The reason for the title, is that they recorded the entire mixtape in one night. Cane and Jonny-T had good chemistry that night, check for yourself.

You can download the mixtape at the newly redesigned Pervelous P Entertainment website.

.:Download The Mixtape Here:.


Jonny-T is still going strong with his 365 songs in 365 days aswell. Check his website here.

Arsen and Mista Cane's album, "High Risk, High Reward" is still available. Check mistacane.com for more info.

Don't forget to drop them a line at their Raptalk.net message board and let em know what you think of the mixtape!

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news Exclusive Khaki's & Chucks Interview (M.O.B)! - By : Yash - July 4, 2005

As always, Dubcnn is the premiere website that let's you know the real and puts an end to the rumours.
I hooked up with The Game and Eastwood on their European tour. We did a quik interview with Blackwallstreet's new artist Eastwood who used to be signed to Deathrow Records.

He set the rumours straight about the Suge Knight incident a few days ago, told us about their group album, spoke on The Young Hoggs deal and the name change from M.O.B. to Khaki's and Chucks. Remember where you heard it first!!!

Click Here for this Exclusive Video Interview!
Click Here for a shoutout from Eastwood!

Lookout for our Exclusive Game interview in the coming weeks.


DUBCNN AND BLACKWALLSTREET MAKING BIG MOVES IN 2005!

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news Sly Boogy On Julio G - 93.5 KDAY Tuesday July 5th! - By : F Sharp - July 4, 2005

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

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

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

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

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news Snoop Dogg Rocks Live 8 & Makes Friends! - By : Rud - July 4, 2005

On Saturday the world united to watch Live 8 and support the Make Poverty History campaign. In Hyde Park, London, Snoop Dogg rocked crowds with a live performance including the hits, "The Next Episode, Drop It Like Its Hot, Signs & Whats My Name." After the show Big Snoop Dogg walked around with his reported entorage of 34 and met with footballer and fan of his, David Beckham.

They talked and David was impressed with Snoop's knowledge of football, Snoop invited David out on the town however his wife, Victoria Beckham, vetoed the party aparently saying : "No, Mr Snoopy, i know of your reputation!"

As if that wasn't enough Snoop chopped it up with Paul Mc Cartney who had been seen by the stage during Snoop's set grooving to the music! Paul joked with Snoop about his imposing bodyguards saying : "I could take them, any day!" George Michael also took some time to chat with the Doggfather. Dubcnn would like to thank all the Live 8 organisers and performers for their work and time on the event. G8, as Bob Geldof said, "Feel the force of the gale thats hit you!"

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news Warren G - This Is for My DJ's (Mix Tape) - By : Rud - July 4, 2005

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

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news CU DJ's Live @ Club V20 In Long Beach - By : SGV - July 3, 2005

Located in Downtown Long Beach, CA - 81 Aquarium Way, Blended Entertainment presents Free, Sunday July 3rd with the Cali Untouchable DJs spinning live. DJ Warrior, DJ Strong, DJ Hideo all come out to make this a one of a kind event held at one of Southern CA's most exquisite venues in Long Beach!

S20 general admission. Doors open at 9pm, 21+ only. Special Host Rob Van Dam and lovely ladies Alexialei, Jeri Lee, Pam Rodriquez and Toni Leigh! Shouts to Blended and Joe Park!

Check BlendedEvents.com for more info

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Back Flyer

Also, check out DJ Hideo in Dub Magazine on shelves no!!! He's on Page 158, look for Hideo wearing a CU Shirt at the Los Angeles Dub Show!

Dub Magazine Cover
Picture Montage with Hideo

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news Beats By The Bay: The Bay Area Documentary - By : SGV - July 3, 2005

Beats By The Bay is a Documentary film by Filmmaker Bobby Mardis, about the Bay Area Rap scene. The Bay is a very important, but often forgotten, factor in Hip Hop today. As you already know, and you'll see in this film, many of today's Rap trends started in, but are rarely credited to, The Bay. From Independent to Major, The Bay has it all. In Beats By The Bay, you can see live performances and/or Interviews from E-40, Mac Dre(R.I.P.), Paris, San Quinn, Suga T, Tajai of Hieroglyphics/Souls Of Mischief, Skip of UTP, Conscious Daughters, MC Hammer, Too Short, Outlawz, Mac Mall, B-Legit, Mr. Kee, Dutch, Lil Ric, Laroo, Luni Coleone, Marvaless, Mistah F.A.B., The Mosse, Nuttso, Whoridas and many more.

The story is told by up and coming Bay rapper Kontac, whom we had a chance to speak with briefly about the project. Here's what he had to say:

"Beats By The Bay is a series of Dvds: Volume 1, 'Something To Say' is the first in the series, which drops July 5th in The Bay, July 9th Nationwide. 'Something To Say' deals with what Bay Area artists go through when doing their music. How they do it, this volume is more of the Social film."

He continues:

"Volume 2, 'The Independent Game' is a step above 'Somthing To Say,' to where you see the artist show you how some of them work on their CDs Art Work, Production, Mastering, Distrobution, get point of views from retial outlets and Mom and Pop chains. Get info straight from the artist's mouth."

"The other 2 volumes are the Indusrty Music guide. 1 and 2 talks to ASCAP and BMI people, who talk about publishing and lawyers. You will see Russell Simmons and his wife (Kimora Lee Simmons) talk about the music game. If you watch these last 2 films, it's like going to The Gavin or The How Can I Be Down summitts in one CD. A new artist can watch these and do basically everything needed for putting out an album."

I asked Kontac about how he and the DVD's will help The Bay, to which he responded:

"I will help The Bay get world wide reconition where the world can see where the terms 'Pop ya Collar,' 'Oh Boy,' and 'Player Haters' came from. The world can see where the Independent Game came from."

As for what Kontac is up to musically:

"Next up, I got my artist Erase E who was on the first Westcoast Bad Boy's album. His album 'Smoove But Aggresive' drops the end of July and features Twista, Frontline, Silkee, Kontac and a host of others. The Kontac album drops the end of August and features San Quinn, Ya Boy, Erase E, Sean T, Balance, 2 Live Crew, Dap, Mac n AK, and others. The Beats By The Bay Soundtrack is fire, features San Quinn, Hoodstars, JT The Bigga Figga, Cellski, A-Wax, Frontline, Balance, Mistah F.A.B., Erase E, Sean T, Mac n AK, Mr. Kee, and others. First single 'Bay Ridin' features San Quinn, Kontac and J.Slimm is getting radio play now. The video is being shot middle of August and features Super Model Rita-G."

Finally, I asked Kon where he sees The Bay in 5 years:

"5 years from now The Bay will be where it was from 1992-1995. We can not fumble the ball when we get it! Hit up BeatsByTheBay.com for more info. Thank you DubCNN for ya support."

Peep the Trailer For Beats By The Bay:

Hi-Stream

Low-Stream

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news Flixx Drops Another Street Banger - By : Rud - July 3, 2005

Oh GOD, Im back with some more heat straight out of Gardena, CA. We dropped some serious information on a new Westcoast Cat Flixx last month and got some incredible feedback and support, (see New Artist "Flixx" from the city of Gardena!). As always dubcnn drops the exclusives so im back with another heatrock from Flixx, "Tha Hood," the track features Spliff and J Capone and is laced by producer Best Paul.

Flixx is still set to drop his debut album, "Politics and Pimipin" in September. For more news and audio checkout our previous updates on Flixx and please pass this audio round and share your thoughts over at the world famous WCC Forums. Where we give it to you Raw & Exclusive

Flixx - Tha Hood (Feat. Spliff & J Capone)

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news DJ Vlad Pres Sin Sizzerb (Audio Feat Cam'Ron) - By : SGV - July 2, 2005

It don't stop! I told ya'll before, it don't matter where it's from, if it's Hip Hop, you can find it on DubCNN. To keep it that vein, let me introduce to ya'll Serbian/Canadian rapper Sin. Sin Sizzerb Vol. 1 is his first big project and it's hosted and mixed by The Butcher himself, DJ Vlad.

The Mixtape has an eclectic line up of features, with the likes of Cam'Ron, Kurupt, Bezel, Mense, Rifleman, members of Diplomats' extended family The Senate, as well as rappers like EcKs, St. Laz and Opium.

As you can see, this is more of an International project, more so than East Coast or West Coast. Don't be afraid to try out some new Hip Hop from other areas, outside the West or even United States. You never know, you just might like it.

Check out the Tracklisting (Look for the exclusive track featuring Harlem Diplomat's Cam'Ron and Bezel):

01. DJ Vlad - Intro
02. Sin Feat. Balkanski Plagijat - Angels (Djurdjevdan 2005)
03. Sin Feat. EcKs & St. Laz (Pottersfield) - Rose Gold
04. Sin Feat. Opium (Pottersfield) - Blowout
05. Sin - Sinovi
06. Sin - I'm Sorry
07. Sin Feat. Cam'ron & Bezel - Thanks To Me (Exclusive)
08. Sin - Long Time Coming (Freestyle)
09. Sin Feat. Tom Gist (Diplomats) & J.Staxxx - The Struggle
10. Sin - Phantomz
11. Sin Feat. OGS - Acropolis
12. Taj Mahal (The Senate) - 1 More Night
13. Sin - Never
14. Sin Feat. Big Cas & St. Laz (Pottersfield) - Grind Out
15. Sin - Phenominal
16. Crood - Saga
17. Tom Gist - Catch Up (Freestyle)
18. Sin Feat. Suid -
19. Mense Feat. Kurupt & UA - Gangsta Hustler Lyricist
20. Sin Feat. Chamelee & St. Laz (Pottersfield) - China White
21. DJ Vlad - Kill Like America Interlude
22. Sin - Kill Like America
23. Sin - PCP (Freestyle)
24. EcKs - Bang (Freestyle)
25. Sin Feat. Rifleman & Arowbe - Corner
26. Sin Feat. Tom Gist (Diplomats) & M Dot - The Struggle (Chamelee Remix)
27. Sin - The Belly
28. State Fam Feat. Sin - Diamonds
29. The Long Shots Feat. St. Laz (Pottersfield) - U Lied
30. Sin Feat. M Dot - Get Paper
31. DJ Vlad - Outro

If you enjoyed that song, feel free to pick up a copy at The RapTalk.net Store right now.

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news Exclusive: SkiLL & 40 Glocc - The Dino (Audio) - By : SGV - July 2, 2005

"San Bernardino, the City gritty enough / For niggas to grab the Semi's and bust / On foo's who pretend to be tough / They walk around the City in Chucks / Like I'm sick of these funks / And I'll put six in these chumps / If they on that grillin' me stuff" - SkiLL

True to our name, the West Coast News Network, we stay on top of ALL things West Coast. A few months ago we introduced ya'll to an up coming emcee out of the I.E. by the name of SkiLL. In case you don't remember, let me refresh your mind with his Mixtape, which we put up for Free Download.

SkiLL - Tha Mixtape Vol. 1

SkiLL has been hustling hard, keeping the Independent grind heavy in his game. You can catch him selling his Mixtapes all over the I.E. and Los Angeles. While out on the street hustling his Mixtape, he was able to run into Colton's own 40 Glocc. They hopped in the studio together and knocked out a track for SkiLL's Volume Two follow up to his Mixtape.

Over a mellow backdrop, SkiLL and 40 drop a tutorial on San Bernardino City, County and the entire Inland Empire. If you wanted to find out more on Southern California's fastest growing Hip Hop area; that also boasts names like Sly Boogy, Dr. Stank, Dirty Birdy, Diamonique, Fingazz, Outskertz, Lunch to name a few, then this is the song for you.

Here's the track for your listening pleasure:

SkiLL feat. 40 Glocc - The Dino (San Bernadino)

We'll be bringing you more on SkiLL very soon. As usual, DubCNN hittin' you with those exclusives! Shouts to SkiLL and 40.

And, if you haven't already, pick up 40 Glocc's Outspoken Vol. 2 Mixtape. It's available in the The RapTalk.net Store right now.

Enjoy!

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news R.I.P. Luthor Vandross - By : mrtonguetwista - July 1, 2005

R&B Singer Luther Vandross Dies


"The Insider" has confirmed that R&B legend LUTHER VANDROSS passed away Friday at the age of 54. Sources tell "The Insider" that Vandross' death was unexpected, and that a memorial service is planned in New York sometime next week. The singer sold over 25 million records during a long and successful career that began in the 1970s. In 1981, he released his debut album, Never Too Much, and went on to become one of the most popular musicians of the 1980s, cranking out lasting hits like "Here and Now" and "The Best Things in Life Are Free." Vandross hit the top of the charts again in the '90s with a duet with MARIAH CAREY of "Endless Love." His soulful pop crooning went on to inspire artists like USHER and ALICIA KEYS, as well as "American Idol" and record labelmate RUBEN STUDDARD. Sources also report that a tribute album for Vandross is in the works. In April 2003, Vandross suffered a stroke due in part to his struggle with diabetes; he then spent close to a month in a coma, and battled meningitis and pneumonia after the attack.


dubcnn.com sends our condolences to Mr. Vandross' family and friends. He will be greatly missed. =(

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news Introducing: Dino West & Ruga (No Limit West) - By : SGV - July 1, 2005

As you all know, the Southern Powerhouse Record label, No Limit, started out in Richmond, CA, The Bay. Once business picked up, CEO Master P took his company back to his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. He continually showed his love for the West by dropping a West Coast Bad Boys Compilation and a string of Snoop Dogg solo albums.

Today, on the New No Limit, now through Koch, you'll find two West Coast emcees. One being Los Angeles emcee Ruga, whom you can find on P's latest single "Get The Party Crackin'," off his newest solo.

Then there's Dino West, who hails from West Los Angeles. Although no stranger to music, he hasn't released any music in the past, or been signed with any Major or Underground label.

Now, ready to jump off theis rap careers, they've both secured spots with arguably one of Hip-Hop's most prolific labels. No Limit's been gone from the race for a few years, and are now ready to make their comeback with Ruga and Dino West as one of the Many leaders of the new generation of No Limit/Black Sopranos.

Here's some audio from these Dino and Ruga.

This is Dino West's 16 from Master P's "Ima Gangsta." Peep it:

Dino West aka AsHimself - Ima Gangsta

On "Get The Party Crackin'" you can hear Ruga with Master P and Slikk The Shocker. Check that out:

Master P feat. Silkk The Shock & Ruga - Get The Party Crackin'

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news Introducing: Mic Check - By : SGV - July 1, 2005

Busting onto the scene from the gang-riddled Crenshaw area of Los Angeles, we have Mic Check. Three charismatic, talented, young men with great flow and stellar personalities to match. They free-style, dance, act, write, produce and completely entertain. In the words of Big Red from the Five Heartbeats, “What don’t you do?” And the answer to that is…they simply do it all.

Comprised of high-school friends Jonathan Wellman (J-Double), Robert Marshall (Gizmo) and Brian Allen (B-Cautious), the 17-year olds are getting a great head start on their visionary rap careers. They have a deal with Los Angeles based label Ex Recordings, their debut album is complete, national radio promotions are about to kick off, and a banging video for their single “I’m Fresh” is ready to hit screens everywhere. Their live set is none too shabby either ~ their tours of Los Angeles Middle and High schools have caused near riots as word of their skills got around ~ especially amongst the young ladies.

Mic Check came to Ex Recordings after founder Michael London, an entertainment attorney and film producer, began a talent search for his start-up label. With his finger in many entertainment endeavors, Michael’s reach was wide and he received hundreds of submissions from young hopefuls looking for their break. “When I started Ex Records we received countless submissions by many groups and solo artists. Michael muses. “There was just something about Mic Check though that was undeniable. They are the whole package.”

These young men have begun to build an impressive buzz on the streets. Some of the highlights of their zooming career have been performing at the Inglewood Forum for “Battle Zone 3 ½”, ‘krump dancing’ with Tommy the Clown, who stars in David Lachapelle’s directorial debut “Rize”, performing at the Geneva Awards and opening for The Ruff Ryders in Oakland, CA.

These kids haven’t missed a beat stepping into the game at this point and their plan is to continue getting rave reviews for the next ten years to come and then some. Their debut album “Guaranteed”, which drops July 19th, 2005, will speak for itself, and we’re sure it has a lot to say.

Keep your dial set to Mic Check. You don’t want to miss what’s next. ExRecords.com

Here's some songs to preview.

Fresh (full)
Arrived (snippet)
Jae Dub(snippet)
100 Bars(snippet)

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