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June 2007

news Eastwood, The Game, Jay Rock & Meech Wells Combine - By : Rud - June 30, 2007

Over recent months Dubcnn has been the epicentre for a whole host of new material from longtime fan-favourite Eastwood. With his long awaited debut album now finally in full production we have been able to release tracks just this week that included Pimp Talk featuring Too Short, Whips featuring Jazze Pha and the solo cut Freeze.

As well as these latest tracks we have been releasing music throughout May and June from Eastwood's recent alignment with Meech Wells that have included I Hear My Angels Sing as well as Holla At Me featuring Cutty, the Macadoshis featured What If? any many more.

Today we are back with yet another track from the seemingly ever busy Eastwood however this time we have an exclusive record that is just being readied for radio release. Some early pre-mixed versions of the track have been circulating however Meech Wells, who produced the track alonside Skwirm of the Soul Mechanix, just sent us the final version that is set to appear on Eastwood's highly anticipated album.

The track is entitled "West Really" and features Compton's own The Game who is currently riding the success of his sophomore album "Doctors Advocate," and Watts' young prodigy Jay Rock who is currently gearing up to his Warner Bros debut album "Follow Me Home" due for release in September.

We urge you to download the track below and ensure you support the song when it hits radio stations over the coming weeks.

Eastwood - West Really (Feat. The Game & Jay Rock) (Produced By Meech Wells & Skwirm)

Meech Wells told us recently that this is the first in a long line of high profile work he has in progress right now that includes more material with Eastwood and Jay Rock as well as working with The Game when he returns from his current tour. As ever; dubcnn will have the latest news and media.

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news Busta Rhymes & Swizz Beatz "Watch Ya Mouth" - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 29, 2007

We're back with a brand new banger by Busta Rhymes featuring Swizz Beatz! The track is called "Watch Ya Mouth," and its energetic vibe is sure to set your weekend off right. Stream the track below, courtesy of our friends at Interscope.

Busta Rhymes - Watch Ya Mouth [STREAM] ft. Swizz Beatz

Stay tuned for more news on Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz right here on Dubcnn!

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news Glasses Malone & Akon Are "Certified" [Audio] - By : Nima - June 29, 2007

Just a few days ago we released the official confirmation that Glasses Malone had inked a deal with Mack 10's Hoobangin imprint through Cash Money Records. We also reminded you of the street single that Glasses Malone released earlier this year produced by Goldeneye entiled Malone.

In that same update we informed you that his latest single "Certified" featuring Akon had hit radio stations including Power 106 and would soon be featured on Dubcnn. Today we can fulfil that commitment and present to you the DJ Toomp produced banger that is sure to be buzzing across radio over the coming weeks. We have the street and radio versions for fans and DJ's alike; download the track below and get the hype building for Watts' finest.

Glasses Malone - Certified (Feat. Akon) (Street)
Glasses Malone - Certified (Feat. Akon) (Radio)

For the latest news on Glasses Malone and his long awaited debut album "The Beach Cruiser" stay tuned to dubcnn.

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news Fabolous "From Nothin' To Somethin'" (Review) - By : ConanMilne - June 29, 2007

Today we return with a review of one of Hip-Hop's latest major releases. Def Jam's Fabolous recently released his new album From Nothin' To Somethin', and we weigh in with our opinion on whether this anticipated record has been worth the wait.

From Nothin' To Somethin' receives the Dub Quotable: "From Nothin� To Somethin� will undoubtedly entertain those keen to hear more punchlines explaining how rich the record�s creator is...those seeking a comfortable, cohesive collection of brooding bars and �dime� dedications won�t be so satisfied." Read the full review by clicking below:

Fabolous - From Nothin' To Somethin' (Review)

Enjoy, and please remember that you can find plenty more reviews of the latest urban releases by checking out our Review Section.

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news T.I. Fashion Show/Listening Party in San Diego - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 29, 2007

To celebrate the release of T.I.'s new album, T.I. & T.I.P., Dubcnn has teamed up with Atlantic Records/Grand Hustle and Against All Odds to present an official T.I. album listening party and fashion show!

The event will take place at two separate Against All Odds clothing stores in San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 30th. Come to the Mission Valley Mall between 3 and 5 PM, or the Plaza Bonita Mall betweeen 5 and 7 PM to take part in the festivities! Models will be sporting the latest clothing in the Against All Odds store, walking the runway to current hip-hop hits.

After this, everyone is invited to stick around and listen to the entire T.I. vs. T.I.P. album before it hits stores on Tuesday!

Dubcnn will be in the house, so expect it to be as live as ever! There will also be contests for all sorts of prize giveaways. It's a free event, and everyone is invited, so stop by your choice of malls tomorrow and check it out!

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news Exclusive Movie Review: Transformers - By : Yash - June 29, 2007

Dubcnn was recently invited to the preview of one of this summers Blockbuster releases; Transformers. With Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg at the helm we went down to see if the movie lives up to the incredible hype it has recieved over the past few months.

Below is a link to our Movie Review page where you can get the full film details, synopsis, review and images from the motion picture.

Dubcnn Presents: Transformers (Review)

For more information on this action packed movie make sure you watch our exclusive video interview with Tyrese that we conducted last month.

Dubcnn Presents: Tyrese Video Interview

We would like to thank UIP for making this feature possible and Image.net for the stills. Stay tuned as we continue to grow our lifestyle related content over the coming months.

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news Mykestro Brings You That "California Love" [Audio] - By : Nima - June 29, 2007

We're back with a brand new Mykestro track. The anticipation for this young artists album has been growing, as he keeps getting mentioned by veterans as one of the dopest from the West, and his music reflects the comments made about him.

He's got a new track called "California Love", produced by Amplified, where he adresses the lack of support from local radio and speaks on the current state of the game. 'Stro definitely drops some gem throughout the song, make sure to check it out below:

Mykestro - California Love (Prod. by Amplified)

Check Mykestro out on MySpace by clicking here, and lookout for an exclusive interview with "the best west of the 110" on dubcnn soon!

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news Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Music Video Shoot - By : JustinL - June 28, 2007

Dubcnn was recently on set with Beluga Height's Sean Kingston, as he shot the music video for "Beautiful Girls". Being a very versatile artist, hip hop fans may have also heard Kingston's first single "Colors" featuring The Game and Rick Ross.

The scene was shot at Wilshire & Fairfax at Johnie's Diner in Los Angeles, and featured a 50's doo wop theme. Additionally, the music video features a cameo by producer J.R. Rotem as he played a diner cook.


Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Photo 1 | Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Photo 2 | Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Photo 3 | Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Photo 4 | Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Photo 5 | Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Photo 6 | Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Photo 7

Please check out the photos above, and look out for the video to premiere on MTV and BET soon.

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news Pharoahe Monch @ The Highline Ballroom 6/29 - By : JustinL - June 28, 2007

In celebration of Pharoahe Monch's "Desire" release, Monch will take the stage at NYC, The Highline Ballroom, Friday (6/29). Monch will be performing new songs from the album with a complete live band. Special guest include Black Milk,The Cool Kids, Polyrhythum Addicts, and DJ Ready Cee

HighLine Ballroom / LiveNDirect / Okayplayer Presents:
Pharoahe Monch (with Live Band) plus Black Milk , The Cool Kids
Friday, Jun 29, 2007 11:30 PM EDT (11:00 PM Doors)


For more info on show, check out: http://www.highlineballroom.com/bio.php?id=122
For more info on show, check out: Digital Flyer

Pharoahe Monch - "Body Baby"
Pharoahe Monch - Body Baby (Windows)
Pharoahe Monch - Body Baby (Real)

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news Tangled Thoughts & Bad Azz - Tha Struggle [Audio] - By : Nima - June 27, 2007

Last week's track by Da Bidness got great feedback, especially the beat by Tek Nizzle was praised by fans, so I'm sure you'll be more than happy to hear that we're back with some new exclusive music from the Tangled Thoughts.

They're currently busy grinding out their debut album "Philly 2 Cali", but at the same time pumping out new music as well. They recently hooked up with Long Beach's own Bad Azz to record a banging track called "Tha Struggle", which we have for exclusive download below:

Tangled Thoughts - Tha Struggle (ft. Bad Azz & Showtime)

Enjoy the track and if you haven't, make sure to go pick up "Philly 2 Cali" today, you will NOT be dissapointed!

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news Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" Vol. 13 [Audio] - By : Nima - June 27, 2007

Another week, another Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" edition! After killing T.I. "Big Shit Poppin'" beat last week, Crooked decided to take on UGK's current hit single with Outkast, "International Players Anthem".

As promised in his last freestyle, he's giving shoutouts to all of the people who sent in their names to his MySpace page. He didn't manage to fit all the requests in there, so next week we're going to have the rest of the shoutouts. Download Hip-Hop Weekly Vol. 13 below:

Crooked I - International Players Anthem (Shoutouts Vol. 1)

Crooked clearly checked out our Bun B interview, as his last line goes "Shouts out to OG Bun B, I know you don't want me beefing, but they beefing with me!". Check back next week with us for more Crooked!

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news Glasses Malone Officially Inks New Deal - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 27, 2007

The news has been buzzing for weeks, but today we can officially confirm that Glasses Malone has inked a deal with Mack 10's Hoobangin label through Cash Money Records! Glasses was originally signed to Sony's urban department, but it has since dismantled, which allowed him to explore other options.

If you haven't heard it yet, check out Glasses's first single below, which we originally premiered back in March. The track is called "Malone" and is produced by Goldeneye. Play it as much as you can, and spread the word around!

Glasses Malone - Malone (Produced by Goldeneye)

You may have also heard a new track featuring Akon titled "Certified." The track premiered on Power 106 last night, and is sure to be another hit for Malone!

Look out for more news on G. Malone real soon on Dubcnn.

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news Snoop Dogg & Lil Wayne Release New DVDs - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 27, 2007

Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne have teamed up with Blockstar to separately release a pair of documentary DVDs, both of which hit stores today.

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

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

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

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news Shade Sheist & NUNE PYO Show w/ Bishop Lamont - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 27, 2007

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

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

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

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

Link to flyer for the show!

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news Exclusive Video Feature With Mitchy Slick [Part 1] - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 26, 2007

The long-awaited Mitchy Slick and Messy Marv collaboration album, "Messy Slick," drops today, and to celebrate the release of the album, we've got another exclusive feature for all the Mitchy fans out there!

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

Exclusive Video Feature With Mitchy Slick [Part 1] (June 2007)

Be on the lookout for part two of this video feature dropping later this week on Dubcnn. In the meantime, head over to siccness.net and pick up a copy of "Messy Slick."

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news Eastwood Drops 3 New Singles From Album [Audio] - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 26, 2007

We've been keeping you updated on the latest news regarding Eastwood, and today we're back at you with three new tracks! According to Jaded Entertainment founder Klee Irwin, "I won�t allow a song to go on a Jaded album unless it�s an addictively catchy single. There are no �fillers� songs on our albums." After listening to these tracks, it seems like that philosophy held up well! Download the tracks below:

Eastwood - Pimp Talk (ft. Too Short)
Eastwood - Whips (ft. Jazze Pha)
Eastwood - Freeze

Be on the lookout for more news and audio from Eastwood very soon, and make sure to pick up his debut double album when it hits stores. Also join our official forum here and talk to Eastwood directly!

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news Belly's "Wanted" - Exclusive Track - By : Adon - June 26, 2007

Belly, the self proclaimed "Godfather of Canada", released his debut double album on June 5 in Canada. With the success of his singles "Pressure" with Ginuwine, and "Don't Be Shy" with Nina Sky, his album landed at #1 on the hip hop charts. The album also features Fabolous, Kurupt, Mario Winans & more.

After performing "Pressure" live with Ginuwine at this years Much Music Video Awards, Belly also received an award for "Best Rap Video".

With the success of the album so far in Canada, it's building anticipation in other territories across the globe (stay tuned for release dates). Belly is working harder than ever to push the album, and we have proof of that below. He's recorded an exclusive track for dubcnn, titled "Wanted". Download the track below.

Belly - Wanted (Exclusive)

Belly also gave us a shoutout. Check that out here

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news Papoose Hosts "NBA" Mixtape (Jay Rock & Stat Quo) - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 25, 2007

Papoose hosts the mixtape "UrbanWorld Order Part 4: "Nu Breed Alliance," which features hot new rappers from around the country. The rappers selected for this "Nu Breed Alliance" are Papoose from New York, Watts native Jay Rock, Atlanta's Stat Quo, Chicago's Bump J, and Mavado from Kingston.

The mixtape features new and exclusive tracks from all the artists, and includes guest appearances from the likes of E-40, Lil Wayne, & Yung Joc.


Best of all, the mixtape is available for free download! Click the link right here to get it today. Keep it locked on Dubcnn for the latest news on Jay Rock and Stat Quo.

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news Dubcnn Gallery: Boss Lady Ent. Easter Egg Hunt - By : Rud - June 24, 2007

On April 8th 2007, Boss Lady Entertainment and Echoing Soundz came together for the benefit of the Karma Kids Foundation at the first ever Boss Lady Entertainment Easter Egg Hunt. The event, which was a huge success for Kids and Parents alike, was hosted by Shante Broadus (Snoop Dogg's wife) and her company.

We have exclusive photos from the night courtesy of Hazel Eyez & Echoing Soundz. Within the link below you can see shots with the Kids, parents and images of Snoop Dogg himself who made it to the event, he even made time to speak with The Easter Bunny!

Dubcnn Presents: Boss Lady Ent. Easter Egg Hunt (Event Gallery)

Make sure you bookmark our Gallery section for the latest exclusive photos and video from events worldwide. Want us to cover your event? If so email in with the details and we can look into it.

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news Bun B Hooks Up With Dubcnn For In-Depth Interview! - By : Nima - June 21, 2007

Dubcnn had the great opportunity of hooking up with one half of the legendary Texas group UGK, Bun B, for an in-depth interview. Throughout the interview, we touched on a series of difference topics. Of course, we talk about the UGK album and the new single with Outkast "Internation Players Anthem".

We also touch on Bun's connection with the West Coast, how the rap fans as well as rap artists have changed with the development of technology, problems in the hood as far as people not taking responsibility and educating the youngsters, which artists Bun is currently listening to (Bun showed Crooked I a lot of love!), as well as much much more in this exclusive interview.

To read or listen to the interview, click below:

Exclusive Interview With Bun B (June '07)

Enjoy the interview and be on the look out for "Underground Kingz" July 17th!

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news Jayo Felony, Tek Nizzle, 40 Glocc & Baby Down "Take A Ride" - By : Nima - June 21, 2007

We can't go a day without bringing you some world exclusive music! The track we're bringing you today is real special, as it represents the connection between Cali and Philly. A new crew was recently formed, consisting of Jayo Felony, 40 Glocc, Baby Down and Baby Scar from the West, and Tek Nizzle and AK from Philly.

Anybody who heard the Tangled Thoughts "Philly 2 Cali" album already knows about their rhyming skills, and Tek's extraordinary production capabilities. There is no need to mention who Jayo Felony and 40 Glocc are, and Baby Down from L.A. and Baby Scar from Skyline, San Diego are some young fire spitters.

The first track they did is called "Take A Ride" and features Jayo Felony, Tek Nizzle, 40 Glocc and Baby Down. They're a crew, but not everybody has to be featured on every track for it to work, kind of like how the Wu-Tang works. The vintage West Coast beat is a Tek Nizzle production, make sure to download the song below:

Da Bidness - Take A Ride (Jayo Felony, Tek Nizzle, Baby Down & 40 Glocc)

I don't think that anybody that heard this track needs me to tell them to look out for more music from Da Bidness, the music is self explanatory. We briefly caught up with Jayo and Tek to speak about the project:

"Da Bidness is a mixture of the best of the west, as well as Philly all in one group. It's gonna be west coast tracks and you hear that Philly accent and that west coast shit together it's like something new. We sound good as fuck together", Jayo said about the crew.

Tek went on to explain "We droppin' tha mixtape real soon. Jayo's been goin' hard tryna put this thing togetha so we goin' just as hard. From the first record we did togetha we knew we had to do a group project. Jayo's a vet, but still as hungry as ever. AK is my evil twin. He's a monster! Baby Down & Baby Scar are young west coast gunners. I'm feelin' what they bring to tha table stylistically. And 40 Glocc's involved with the project as well, so u already know what it is."

Sounds like a promising project, let's hope something actually comes out of this, because I know a lot of you are like "new groups are being formed every day on the West, but nothing comes out!" If this first track is anything to go by, Da Bidness have a lot of potential and should bring us some great music! Keep it locked right here on dubcnn for more news soon.

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news Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" - Vol. 12 [Audio] - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 20, 2007

We're back with yet another edition of Crooked I's "Hip-Hop Weekly." Last week, we saw Crooked jump on the instrumentals to Rich Boy's "Boy Looka Here" and Young Jeezy's "Go Getta Remix" with his crew The Horseshoe Gang.

This week, Crooked is back on the solo tip. He selected the instrumental to T.I.'s current hit single "Big Shit Poppin," and he rips it as usual. Download the track below, and be on the lookout for another edition of "Hip-Hop Weekly" next week on Dubcnn.

Crooked I - Big Shit Poppin (Freestyle)

If you've missed any of the "Hip-Hop Weekly" freestyles, check out the Dubcnn Official Hip-Hop Weekly Archive.

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news Warren G Releases Unreleased Songs On MySpace - By : Nima - June 20, 2007

Warren G wants everybody at dubcnn to come check out his MySpace page, where he just put three unreleased songs for paid download through the Snocap store on MySpace, for $0,99 each.

The tracks are called "Clownin'", which features Nate Dogg, "My Boo" (ft. Knoc'Turnal) and "Can't See 'Em Falling". Any G-Funk fan will love these, they have that vintage Warren G sound.

To go to Warren G's MySpace, click here.

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news The Game, WC & Omar Cruz - "Powerhouse" [Audio + Video] - By : Nima - June 20, 2007

The West Coast Connect is in full effect! A lot of you saw the recent YouTube video of Omar Cruz and The Game in the studio working on a track, and yesterday WC and The Game were on Power 106 together where they played some exclusive music.

The Game, Omar Cruz and WC connected for a track called "Powerhouse", in reference to the Powerhouse Concert June 23rd, where they will be performing.

The Game, Omar Cruz & WC - Powerhouse

You can watch a video of The Game, Dub & Omar in the studio as they were recording the track, courtesy of Taydoe Productions, by clicking here.

The Game is headlining the Power 106 Powerhouse concert on June 23rd, with Ludacris, Bone Thugs N Harmony, T.I., Bow Wow, Lil'Wayne and Birdman, Lloyd and Mims set to perform, as well as lots of surprise appearances.

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news Big Wy Connects With C-Bo & CTE's 211 [Audio] - By : Nima - June 20, 2007

In march, you saw Big Wy connect with G. Malone and Jay Rock on the street banger "2 Step", and now we're back with a new Big Wy collaboration track, this time with West Coast Mafia/Cashville artist C-Bo, and CTE's own 211.

The song is called "Push Me", and is on some straight raw gangsta sh*t, as Tha Relativez fans will be relieved to hear. To download this So. Cal/No. Cal/South collabo, click below:

Big Wy - Push Me (ft. C-Bo & 211)

The song will be featured on Big Wy's mixtape-turned album "Hood Hitchcock" coming soon, we'll keep you updated.

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news Fred Knuxx Drops "Delafornia" Album Sampler [Audio] - By : Nima - June 20, 2007

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

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

Fred Knuxx - Delafornia (Album Sampler)

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

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news Xpand In Full Effect: New Music From One-2 & Aryn - By : Nima - June 19, 2007

Dubcnn visitors should be familiar with One-2 and his international crew Xpand by now. One-2 and his two childhood friends Aryn from France and Charon from Germany kept a close relationship over the years even though they were living thousands of miles apart, and Xpand represents their bond.

Today we have an exclusive new joint from One-2, who is currently working on his third mixtape, as well as a track from Aryn who raps in french. The One-2 track is strictly for the fans, this will not be on the mixtape, grab it while it's hot:

One-2 - The One

The Aryn track features the reggae artist Skaya on the hook and is some real heartfelt music. Even if you don't speak french, don't hesitate on downloading this, good music is good music, no matter the language. Aryn recently moved to L.A. and is currently recording with One-2. Download "Y'a Pas Moyen" below:

Aryn - Y'a Pas Moyen (ft. Skaya)

Enjoy the songs, and stay tuned for more music from Xpand soon!

MySpaces: One-2 | Aryn

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news 40 Glocc Ringtones Available + Mixtape On iTunes Soon - By : Nima - June 19, 2007

40 Glocc's recently released mixtape "That New Nigga" recieved great feedback and has helped to keep 40's buzz growing. For those of you who have been having a hard time finding a copy of the mixtape, it will be available for paid download on iTunes in three weeks.

The ringtone fans amongst you can also get 40 Glocc ringtones for "Where Them Hammers At" and "So Hyphy" on all sidekicks in the download section under HiFi Ringers in the Hip-Hop section. Look for numerous ringtones through carriers like Cingular, Sprint Nextel and Verizon to name a few, coming soon.

40 Glocc also recently released a track called "Lord Help Us" with a video on YouTube, a very deep and emotional track, which recieved over 30,000 views in a week on YouTube. Incase you missed the video when we first put it up, click here to check it out now.

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news T.I. & Friends Broadcast Live Concert On Myspace - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 19, 2007

T.I. has teamed up with Myspace to broadcast a free concert, live on the Internet!

The Myspace Live! concert, sponsored by T-Mobile Sidekick, is on Wednesday, June 20th at The Riv in Chicago, IL. This free show will be hosted by Nick Cannon, and is set to feature performances from special guests Twista and Lupe Fiasco as well. Doors open at 7:30 PM, and it is recommended that you arrive early, as it is first come, first serve.

If you're not in the Chicago area, don't worry, because the concert will be broadcasted live on the T-Mobile Sidekick Myspace Profile page (http://www.myspace.com/sidekick) at 7:00 - 9:00 pm PST, 9:00-11:00 pm CST, and 10:00 - 12:00 pm EST. The concert is assured to be a hit, so don't forget to check it out.

Make sure to go out and buy T.I.'s new album, T.I. vs. T.I.P., when it hits stores on July 3rd. In the meantime, keep it locked on Dubcnn for the lastest updates on "The King of the South."

Links:
T.I. Myspace, Concert Flyer

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news DJ Rampage & DJ Ill Will - "Thug Love Vol. 1" Mixtape - By : Nima - June 19, 2007

We've got a special R&B mixtape download for ya'll today, by two of the hottest West Coast DJ's, DJ Rampage and DJ Ill Will, who also recently collaborated for Guerilla Black's "Real Niggaz Say Real Shit" mixtape. The mixtape is called "Thug Love Vol. 1" and is hosted by Sean Kingston, who's currently buzzing with his "Beautiful Girl" song.

The mixtape features the hottest current R&B tracks, exclusives and remixes courtesy of DJ Rampage and DJ Ill Will. To download the full mixtape for free, click below:

DJ Rampage & DJ Ill Will Present - Thug Love Vol. 1 (Hosted By Sean Kingston) (73MB, RAR)

Grab the front and back covers below:

Front Cover | Back Cover

Check out the tracklisting below:

1. Sean Kingston Intro
2. Sean Kingston Beautiful Girl Remix feat Stat Quo
3. Fabolous- U Make Me Better feat Neyo
4. Lloyd Get It Shawty Remix feat Lil Wayne, Big Boi & Chamillionaire
5. Chris Brown Wall 2 Wall Remix feat Jadakiss
6. Young Berg Sexy Lady Remix feat Jim Jones & Rich Boy
7. Rihanna Umbrella Remix (Cinderella) feat Jay-Z & Chris Brown
8. Lloyd Shook feat T.I.
9. T-Pain Buy U A Drank Remix feat Kanye West & Trey Songz
10. Twista Good Sex feat R. Kelly
11. Mario Kryptonite Remix feat Rich Boy
12. Avery Storm Stop Time feat Nelly
13. Jody Breeze Switchin Lanes feat Twista & Jazzy Pha
14. Drake Replacement Girl feat Trey Songz
15. Omarion Ice Box Remix feat Usher
16. Fabolous- Baby Don t Go feat T-Pain
17. Cyserro Finer Things feat Kanye West & Neyo
18. Hot Dollar Homegirl
19. Marques Houston Wonderful Remix feat Juelz Santana
20. Keith Murray Nobody Do It Better feat Tyrese
21. Guerilla Black Wifey feat Brooke Valentine
22. Plies Shawty feat T-Pain
23. Dream Shawty is the Sh*t

Enjoy the mixtape, and make sure to check out Rampage's MySpace by clicking here, and Ill Will's by clicking here

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news Kurupt & J. Wells autographed "Digital Smoke" CDs - By : JustinL - June 18, 2007

In conjunction with the recent release of "Digital Smoke", Dubcnn has teamed up with Kurupt and J. Wells for an exclusive contest. Dubcnn has been provided with five "Digital Smoke" CDs which have been autographed by both Kurupt & J. Wells, and also additional copies of "Digital Master" and "Wolfpac Mixtape Vol. 1"

Dubcnn will select five winners, and each winner will win:
One Kurupt & J. Wells autographed "Digital Smoke" CD,
One "Digital Master" CD,
One "Wolfpac Mixtape Vol 1" CD.

Contest Question: Which two rappers were featured on the "Tonight" record produced by J. Wells?

Please access the Kurupt & J. Wells "Digital Smoke" contest page for entry and more details

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news Exclusive Video Interview With The Fixxers - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 17, 2007

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

Exclusive Interview With The Fixxers [June 2007]

Be on the lookout for "The Midnight Life," dropping in August, and discuss this topic, along with many others, in our official forum. Keep checking the main page for another Fixxers feature dropping in the next few days.

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news Exclusive WC Tracks From "Guilty By Affiliation" [Audio] - By : Nima - June 16, 2007

Dubcnn is back with some world exclusive downloads from WC's highly anticipated upcoming solo album "Guilty By Affiliation", which is dropping August 14th. Those of you who tuned in to DJ Skee's radio show last night heard the songs on the radio, and now you get the chance to download them exclusively right here on dubcnn, courtesy of DJ Crazy Toones and WC.

The first track is called "Westcoast Voodoo", a certified West Coast banger, featuring The Game. The production comes from Hallway Productions, a young duo consisting of Teak Tha Beatsmith and De Underdue, who already blessed us with "Child Support" on "Laugh Now, Cry Later".

Download the song in dirty or clean version below:

WC - Westcoast Voodoo (ft. The Game) (Dirty Version)

WC - Westcoast Voodoo (ft. The Game) (Clean Version)

The second track is the B-Side to the "Westcoast Voodoo" single and is called "Addicted To It". This is another Teak Tha Beatsmith and De Underdue production, with Ice Cube handling the hook. Dub straight up kills this one, his flow is nuts. Download below:

WC - Addicted To It (ft. Ice Cube) (Dirty Version)

WC - Addicted To It (ft. Ice Cube) (Clean Version)

Bang the songs and spread them around, any DJ reading this, grab the clean version and play the hell out of it! Be on the look out for new interviews with WC and Crazy Toones dropping on dubcnn very soon! WC "Guilty By Affiliation" in stores August 14th!

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news O Brown. B-Real & Jay Rock Got That Peruvian Coke - By : SGV - June 16, 2007

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

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

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

Be sure to check out O Brown's Myspace

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news Muggs, Jacken Unveil The Legend Of The Mask & The Assassin - By : SGV - June 16, 2007

For years, fans of both Cypress Hill and Psycho Realm/Sick Symphonies have been fiending to hear the Sickside General Sick Jacken rock over beats provided by the legendary DJ Muggs. Well that time has come. Muggs and Jacken are not just collabing for one track, they're collabing for an entire record. The record, entitled The Legend Of The Mask & The Assassin is set to be released on Angeles Records on August 21st. The album is also being billed as featuring Cynic of Street Platoon.

To celebrate the albums release, Soul Assassins are putting together yet another Unity Festival. This time it will be held in Vegas with La Coka Nostra and Collie Budz performing alongside Muggs & Jacken. Look for that on August 28th at the Empire Ballroom.

Here's the title track, "The Mask And The Assassin" for your downloading pleasure:

DJ Muggs Vs. Sick Jacken - Mask And The Assassin Feat. Cynic

Be sure to check back for more!

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news Tyrese At The House Of Blues [Event Gallery] - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 16, 2007

Tyrese recently performed at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, singing a range of his classic cuts. Dubcnn was in the house to cover the event, and we grabbed some pictures for our readers to check out. In the event gallery below, you will see pictures of Tyrese rocking the stage, as well as a couple stills of the rock/rap group Life Nine, with frontman Stix, who got the crowd pumped with a solid collection of songs. Also look out for a few excited fans, and The Goodfellas from radio station K-Day.

Tyrese At The House of Blues Anaheim [Event Gallery]

Tyrese stars in "Transformers," opening July 4th, so make sure to go see it. Also pick up "Alter Ego Part 2," featuring eight new tracks and video footage, when it drops on July 3rd.

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news Mitchy Slick - Ain't My Fault [Video] - By : Nima - June 16, 2007

We're back with a new Mitchy Slick video, from his "Urban Survival Syndrome" album. A trailer to the video had dropped a minute ago and since then Mitchy fans have been eagerly waiting for the final version to drop, and here it is! Download the "Ain't My Fault" video featuring Tiny Doo by clicking below:

Mitchy Slick - Ain't My Fault (ft. Tiny Doo) (30MB, QuickTime)

Be on the lookout for our exclusive 2-part video interview feature with Mitchy Slick dropping very soon!!

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news Eastwood "Hears Angels Sing" [Audio] - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 15, 2007

We're back at you with another hot track, just in time for you to bump on your Friday night out. Super producer and Dubcnn regular Meech Wells has hooked us up again with another banger. The track is by Eastwood, and is called "I Hear My Angels Sing." The feel good song is produced by Meech Wells and the Soul Mechanix, and was mixed and engineered at In A Zone Studios by Meech himself. Download the track below, and be on the lookout for more exclusive music from Eastwood and Meech Wells here on Dubcnn.

Eastwood - I Hear My Angels Sing (Produced by Meech Wells & Soul Mechanix)

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news Pharoahe Monch in-store performance @ Apple Store NYC - By : JustinL - June 15, 2007

Pharoahe Monch teams up with Apple to celebrate Black Music Month with a live in-store performance. Head over the to Apple Store in Soho, NYC on Sunday June 17th at 3pm to catch Pharoahe Monch perform new songs from his new album Desire (in stores June 26th). Space is limited so get their early.

Store Address
103 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126


Pharoahe Monch - "Push"
Pharoahe Monch - Push (Radio) - Windows
Pharoahe Monch - Push (Radio) - Real

Pharoahe Monch - "Desire"
Pharoahe Monch - Desire (Windows)
Pharoahe Monch - Desire (Real)

Pharoahe Monch - "Body Baby"
Pharoahe Monch - Body Baby (Windows)
Pharoahe Monch - Body Baby (Real)

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news Bishop Brigante & Nate Dogg celebrate "Fo' Twenty" - By : Adon - June 15, 2007

One of Canada's biggest names, Bishop Brigante, is out of the studio and is ready to drop his hot new joint, "It's Fo' Twenty," featuring the one and only Nate Dogg. This sure-fire club anthem is the first single off his upcoming album, The Life of a Gambler, being released on Bodog Music in September.

The duo recorded the track during Bishop's recent trip to LA where he was putting the finishing touches on his album. Plans are in motion to shoot a video for "It's Fo' Twenty" as well with RT! who recently directed Xzibit's "Concentrate" and also directed all of Bishop's previous videos which garnered heavy rotation on Much Music.

Download the song below:

Bishop Brigante feat. Nate Dogg - It's Fo Twenty

Be sure to request "It's Fo' Twenty" on your local radio station and look for Bishop's new album in stores this fall!

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news Spyda Speaks On The Ball 4 Real Tour - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 14, 2007

The Ball 4 Real Streetball Tour is in full swing, hitting major cities across the United States all summer long. We recently had the chance to speak with one of the ballers on the tour, Spyda, and he filled us in on everything you need to know about the most exciting streetball event in recent memory.

Spyda was born in Inglewood, California, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He played with And 1 for 5 years, and then played in the ABA for three years as well. �You know, it�s just off and on streetball and professional game,� he says of his career. He was also featured on the ESPN reality series �Streetball� from 2004-2006, along with many other players currently on the tour. �The ESPN �Streetball� show was great. It helped me promote myself, and showcase my talent, and I want to say �thanks a lot!��

The Ball 4 Real company is owned by the players themselves, which allows for complete freedom amongst the team to decide on how the tour plays out. When asked about his goal for the tour, Spyda said, �We plan on taking Ball 4 Real all the way to the top. We�re letting everybody know we�re the best ballers in the world, [and] we�re owners of our own company, so we�re [just] not basketball players � we�re businessmen.� The course of action is �basically going in and out of [the] cities and shutting it down, and letting everyone know that Ball 4 Real is here.�

The streetballers know that it�s important to give back to the fans, and they are doing just that, with a huge cash prize giveaway at the end of the tour. �We�re giving away $100,000 to a contest winner in [Madison Square] Garden on the August 25th. $100,000? I think nobody wants to pass that up!� The players are also giving back to the community by stopping at local outreach centers in every single city they play at. �We�re giving back to every city we go to. It�s not a must, and what we have to do - it�s what we want to do. That�s where we came from, so we�re just giving back.�

The Ball 4 Real Tour promises plenty of hip-hop flavor, with a DJ spinning tracks throughout the course of the game. Spyda is a big fan of hip-hop, citing Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent as his favorite artists. DJ Quik and AMG, collectively known as The Fixxers, have hopped on the tour for the California dates, and Spyda was excited by their presence. �It�s great to see DJ Quik [and AMG on the tour.] They�ve been showcasing their talent forever, and [they] will always be around in the rap game.�

Spyda promises to �keep it rolling and shut it down, and let everybody know �Spyda does what Spyda do.� Our game is fantastic, it�s fast breaking, [and] it�s a lot of moves. It�s entertainment from the jump off, all the way to [when] the zero hits the clock in the second half.�

With an exciting basketball game, and a performance from two of the West Coast�s finest, the Ball 4 Real Tour is a safe bet for a great night out. �I just want everybody to come out and check the Ball4Real [tour.] Go to Ball4Real.com and just check it out. Don�t forget, we�re coming to a city near you!�

Go check out the Ball 4 Real Tour on June 15th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, and on June 16th at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. The Fixxers will be performing at those dates as well. Go to Ball4Real.com for more information, and check back later in the week when we bring you a new video interview with Quik and AMG, and another special surprise involving The Fixxers and this tour, right here on Dubcnn!

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news Common "Finding Forever", Released on July 31 - By : JustinL - June 13, 2007

Multi-faceted Hip-Hop superstar Common is prepping his highly anticipated seventh album, Finding Forever, for a July 31st release on G.O.O.D Music/Geffen Records. The album is the follow up to the four times Grammy nominated, critically heralded and Kanye West produced Be, which spawned hits including "The Corner," "Go," and "Testify."

Finding Forever, finds Kanye again taking the bulk of production work with help from Will.I.Am on the sultry "I Want You," the late great J. Dilla on "So Far To Go," featuring a surprise guest appearance by D'Angelo and G.O.O.D Music producer Devo Springsteen on "Misunderstood."

On Finding Forever, Common, rips the mic like a hungry newcomer. The street single "The Game" produced by Kanye with scratches by the legendary DJ Premier is a horn drenched, vintage NY rap boom-bap banger from the Chi-town emcee, no less (check video out at www.common-music.com/media). The resounding lead single "The People" finds Common lyrically asserting why and who he creates his music for over regal strings, delectable keys and hard to get vocals by Gil Scott Heron. The video for "The People" will be in shot in by Neon in NYC on Saturday, June 9th.

Since 1992 the Chicago native and Source Unsigned Hype alum has built an unparalleled catalog of progressive Hip-Hop music. From his first release of Can I Borrow a Dollar to his ground-breaking release of Resurrection to his most recent release of Be, the media has poured in the compliments: XXL magazine gave Be a rare XXL rating in there magazine, Rolling Stone said Resurrection was a "confluence of phat beats, smooth flows, and dope rhymes, and Interview magazine noted that on Like Water for Chocolate "with piercing intellect and poignant lyrics, Common may be the most skilled rapper."

Always a Hip-Hop renaissance man of wide ranging tastes, though music remains Common's first love, he has expanded his career beyond just beats and rhymes. He has commenced a successful acting career, landing roles in Smokin' Aces alongside Entourage's Jeremy Piven and in the upcoming American Gangster with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington and Wanted with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. Besides sharpening his acting chops, in early 2007, the always fashionable Common, launched a line of hand made Italian hats called Soji, available exclusively at La Coppola Storta stores in Palermo, Roma, Firenze, Bologna, and New York City.

Common recently graced the covers of Billboard, Uptown, and Ebony magazines and performed at Central Park's Summerstage Benefit Concert alongside Joss Stone on June 8th.

Common - "The People" (prod. by Kanye West)
Common - The People (Window)
Common - The People (Real)

Common - "The Game" (prod. by Kanye West, scratches by DJ Premier)
Common - The Game (Real)
Common - The Game (Window)

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news Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" - Vol. 11 [Audio] - By : Nima - June 13, 2007

As always back with a fresh edition of Crooked I's "Hip-Hop Weekly" series! Last week was the 10th track over the DJ Premier produced "You Know My Steez", and this week we come back to the present.

Crooked invited his crew the Horse Shoe Gang to come join him on this Hip-Hop Weekly and start off the song over Rich Boy's "Boy Looka Here" instrumental. Crooked then proceeds to grab the mic to spit ove Young Jeezy's "Go Getta (Remix)" instrumental.

Download below:

Crooked I - Boy Looka Here / Go Getta (Remix) (ft. Horse Shoe Gang) (Freestyle)

Expect more guests to pop up on the Hip-Hop Weekly's, check back next week for some new Crooked!

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news Westurn Union Issues a "West Coast Roll Call" - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 12, 2007

Dubcnn is back at you with another top-notch video feature. We were recently invited to witness history in the making as Westurn Union (Bad Lucc, Soopafly, & Damani) recorded a West Coast unity track tentatively titled �West Coast Roll Call.� The track, produced by Soopafly, features a host of different rising stars on the West Coast, including Jay Rock, Problem, Glasses Malone, Young Maylay, and Mykestro. You can expect to hear it on Westurn Union�s upcoming debut album, which is scheduled for a late summer/fall 2007 release.

In this video feature, we speak with Westurn Union, Jay Rock, BJ The Chicago Kid, Joi Starr, Problem, Terrace Martin, and Holla about their upcoming projects and what to expect from them in the future. We then take you behind the scenes so you can witness the track being recorded and put together. This video is a �must see� for any West Coast fan, so click on the link below to download it now!

Westurn Union � �West Coast Roll Call� Video Feature [June 2007]

While you�re waiting for the video to download, check out some pictures from the studio that night.

Damani & Bad Lucc

Damani & Saaphyri (From �Flavor Of Love�)

Westurn Union (Damani, Bad Lucc, & Soopafly) & Glasses Malone

Myspace links for the artists featured in the video/song (click on the name of the artist):
Westurn Union, Bad Lucc, Damani, Soopafly, Jay Rock, Joi Starr, Problem, Terrace Martin, Young Maylay, Mykestro, & Glasses Malone.

Be on the lookout for more on Westurn Union, and all of the artists featured in this video, real soon on Dubcnn.

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news Gucci Mane Signs So Icey Label to Atlantic/Asylum - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 12, 2007

Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane has officially signed his So Icey record label to Atlantic/Asylum Records. This news comes with the announcement of his still-untitled third album, which is set for a summer release date. The album will feature guest spots from Pimp C, Rich Boy, and Silk (of "Freak Me" fame,) as well as production by Zaytoven, Nitty, Shorty Red, Butta, and SupaSonics.

If you're fiending for some new Gucci Mane tracks, check out the buzz singles for the album, "Pills," "Bird Flu," and "Freaky Gurl," over at his Myspace page. Be on the lookout for more news on Gucci Mane here on Dubcnn.

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news Pomona's Weazel Loc Set To Drop New Album - By : LilJay - June 12, 2007

Pomona City Rider's member Weazel Loc is going solo for his next project. He'll be releasing a new album called "Operation Geez Moving" on July 4th. The album is in the process of being completed with the help from producer-duo The Soundscannerz (Quazedelic and Josef Leimberg).

You can expect an album full of street anthems mixed with guest appearances from heavyweights such as Redman, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Quazedelic, and others.

Dubcnn lets you preview two tracks from the album. These are "Mac Music" and "Stupid Dummy".

Weazel Loc - Mac Music
Weazel Loc - Stupid Dummy

Weazel will also appear on the upcoming album from The Soundscannerz called "The Resume". The compilation will feature songs from selected artists they've produced for, including Snoop Dogg, Suga Free, 50 Cent, Latoiya Williams, Redman, Method Man, George Clinton, and more. To get the full scoop on that project, browse our archives or click here.

For more info and music on Weazel Loc, visit myspace.com/weazelloc.

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news New Review: Convinced - "I Do It For The People" - By : LilJay - June 12, 2007

As you already know, not only do we review established mainstream artists, but also up and coming rappers that we believe in. One of them is Los Angeles based emcee Convinced, who we introduced you to with his album "I Do It For The People". As the title implies, the project is strictly for the people and available free of charge. If you missed the article on the release back in April, you can go back and grab it here.

And if you can't decide (there's no reason for that as it's available for free download, but just in case), read the review written by Dubcnn's Music Editor, Conan Milne, and you'll be convinced.

"I Do It For The People" receives the Dub Quotable: "Incorporating a generous dose of honesty and humour into his innovative music, this young man seems intent on breaking the stereotypical image of the unapproachable 'gangsta' rapper".

Convinced - I Do It For The People (Review)

In conjunction with the review, we also have an exclusive sneak preview of Con's upcoming album "The First Impression", which is due out this summer. The track right here is called "High Ambitions" and it's another piece of proof why he's one of the brightest (and ambitious) new talents to emerge from the West Coast in a while.

Convinced - High Ambitions

Convinced can be contacted on his MySpace @ myspace.com/convincedmusic.

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news Introducing Compton's Young Dumm - By : LilJay - June 12, 2007

One might expect an up and coming rapper to capitalize off the attempt on his life, but Young Dumm wants his message to be clear "There's no amount of money that will bring you back from death". He continues, "I wasn't in a coma and I didn't walk out of the hospital. I rolled out of there in a wheelchair thanking God I was still alive". The product of an unstable home and gang culture in Compton California makes him a man of the streets, intimately familiar with its codes and its violence.

Young Dumm refuses to let these life etrocities hinder him and wants you to get his story straight from the horses mouth in a fourthcoming DVD, titled State Raised. "I'm an entrepreneur by definition. Whether it be a full featured album or a DVD, I'm a walking opportunity. Right now i'm just trying to organize resources to help take advantage of the opportunity".

For those expecting to be pulled into a fabricated world of drug deals gone bad, fictionalized characters, and the lifestyles of Tony Montanna should be forwarned. Young Dumm wants you to party and have a good time hence his popular song, "West Coast Margarita" where he introduces a new drink in his smooth melodic Compton dialect over a Lil Rob beat. "I'm not here to justify my Gangsterism. I have nothing to prove. I'm not trying to get in this game and go ass out backwards by catching cases and gaining more enemies than I already have. Exploiting my story is one thing but living it is another. Being able to share my music and story with the masses is a blessing."

Dubcnn is bringing you three tracks from Young Dumm. These are the aforementioned "West Coast Margarita", along with the left coast anthem "West Coast" and "All Grown Up", a track over Jay-Z's "30 Something".

Young Dumm - West Coast
Young Dumm - West Coast Margarita
Young Dumm - All Grown Up

Fore more info on Young Dumm, visit his MySpace page.

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news New Music From Re-Up Artist Jay 211 [Audio] - By : Nima - June 11, 2007

It's been a minute since we brought you an update on Jay 211, from Ras Kass' label Re-Up Ent. He just sent out two new tracks to pass around, and that is just what we're going to do.

The first track is a posse cut featuring Spider Loc, Ras Kass, Dre'sta & Michelob called "One", get it below:

Jay 211 - One (ft. Ras Kass, Spider Loc, Dre'sta & Michelob)


The second one is called "Fuck You" and features Livin Proof. Download below:

Jay 211 - One (ft. Livin Proof)

Make sure to hit up Jay 211's official website jay211.com, and be on the lookout for more music from the Re-Up camp soon!

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news Bangloose Returns With "Rated R" Single [Audio] - By : Nima - June 11, 2007

Bangloose had his "Greygoose" single all over L.A. radio a few months ago, and he's back to follow up with another radio banger. His latest single is called "Rated R" and has been getting a good ammount of spins. Incase you haven't heard the song by now, download it below:

Bangloose - Rated R (ft. Chevy Jones)

The track is produced by Dem Jointz and Big Saccs, and will be featured on a street EP that Bangloose is preparing right now called "I Ain't Giving Ya'll 12 Songs For Free", before he drops his debut album "Rats & Roaches".

To request "Rated R" on the radio now, hit up the following request lines:

Power106 text 69106 to Request
93.5 KDay (323) 520-5329
99.1 KGGI (909) 431-5991

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news Balance & Big Rich Ready "Da Unda Dogs" Release - By : Nima - June 11, 2007

As announced a few months ago, Bay Area rappers Big Rich and Balance have connected for a duo mix CD called "Da Unda Dogs". The CD will be dropping on July 3rd exclusively at all Rasputin locations for the first month, with a limited edition printing.

After that, on August 3rd, they will release it for free download here on dubcnn.com. Two songs from the project have been leaked so far, "Speakers On Blap" and "That's Wassup", featuring Mistah FAB on a verse. Incase you haven't heard those songs yet, check them out below:

Balance & Big Rich - Speakers On Blap
Balance & Big Rich - That's Wassup (ft. Mistah FAB)

The two songs are just an appetizer of the 17-track deep CD, which will feature appearances by Ya Boy, Scipio, Glasses Malone, Planet Asia, Mistah FAB, Traxxamillion, Papoose, Coolio Da Unda Dogg, Kaz Kyzah, Dutch, Big Tuck, Hoodstars, Nio The Gift, Devo and more. Production will be handle d by Iconz, Traklordz, Midi Mafia, Automatikk, Scandel, Traxxamillion, Drasticmatter, and all tracks are mixed by DJ Rick Lee.

On "Da Unda Dogs", you will also be introduced to Balance's new artist Ahku, as well as Big Rich's 3 Story Music click. So be sure to go cop the album on July 3rd, or wait for the internet release here on dubcnn.com.

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news Strong Arm Steady & Talib Kweli Take "One Step" [Audio] - By : Nima - June 10, 2007

We've got some brand new heat from Strong Arm Steady featuring Talib Kweli for ya'll today! Everybody has been anticipating their new music under Talib Kweli's Blacksmith label, and they recently released a street single along with a video to give people a taste of what they've got coming.

The song is called "One Step" and is from their upcoming compilation album called "Deep Hearted", which will be dropping this summer on Strong Arm/Nature Sound Records. The compilation will feature Chamillionaire, Ras Kass, Talib Kweli, Juvenile and many more.

Download "One Step" by clicking below:

Strong Arm Steady - One Step (ft. Talib Kweli)

You can watch the video to the song on Krondon's MySpace by clicking here. For those of you wondering why Mitchy Slick isn't on the song, this is what Krondon had to say: "You will see as Strong Arm Steady puts out more material that much like our West Coast forefathers N.W.A., we don't have to be on every song for it to be Steady!!!!"

Stay tuned for a new feature on Strong Arm Steady on dubcnn soon!

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news Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank "Please Don't Go" [TGT Remix] - By : Nima - June 10, 2007

A few weeks back, we brought you the news of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank joining forces to create a R&B supergroup called TGT.

We just recieved the first song of the trio that is being released to the masses, a remix of Tank's single "Please Don't Go", off his album "Sex, Love and Pain". We have the song available for ya'll to download below:

TGT - Please Don't Go (TGT Remix)

Enjoy the song, and check back with us very soon for more news on this new group. Incase you missed our in-depth two part video interview with Tyrese from last week, click here to catch up on that now!

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news DJ Crazy Toones DVD Contest Update - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 9, 2007

Recently, Dubcnn teamed up with the legendary DJ Crazy Toones to give away 50 copies of his �CT Experience� DVD. The contest has ended, and the copies have been sent out to our readers. Some of the winners have already received their copies, and the feedback has been great. We would like to take this opportunity to announce the winners of the contest. If you didn�t win this time, don�t get discouraged, and look forward to more exclusive contests in the future!

Winners (some names have been omitted at the request of the winner):
Mauricio Moreno, Juan Lopez, Robert Vasquez, Aaron Anderson, Cesar Soriano, Danoys Rojas, Roger Mendez , Albert Rosales, Jan Devos, Jose Ruiz, Bryan Bonilla, Mike G., Darrick Morrell, Edgar Valenzuela, Slikk J, Sin Syxx, Santiago Winces, David Robles, Aaron Parra, David Lee, Alex Dexheimer, Riley Buchannon, Daniel, Al Bundy, Derek Montaigne, Chris Dewey, Kevin van Beers, Demarcus Webb, Julian Thieme, Theo �PapaTio� Flatch, Zak Khan, David Ing, Delaino, Jose Contreras, Tony Chong, Cesar Carrillo, D1G1T4L, Michael V., Dustin (aka Smokey) Kayser, and Eric Washington.

A special shout out goes to DJ Crazy Toones for making this happen. Be on the lookout for more updates on Toones, WC, and Ice Cube here on Dubcnn.

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news 40 Glocc Goes Deep On "Lord Help Us" [Video] - By : Nima - June 8, 2007

We've got a brand new video from 40 Glocc for ya'll today, and I advise everybody reading this to take the time to watch it. The song is called "Lord Help Us", and is one of the deepest songs I've heard in a minute.

"It's just a song from my heart and will be released to radio accross everywhere. I made if for the world to show people what's goin on with our lives and giv'em a lil history lesson and show them that after the club and the dancing, welcome back to the real world, where there are no exotic cars and jewelry."

You can watch the video on YouTube by clicking below:

40 Glocc - Lord Help Us (YouTube Video)

Enjoy the track, and if you haven't yet, make sure to pick up 40 Glocc's latest mixtape "That New Nigga". Check out 40 Glocc on MySpace by clicking here.

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news Exclusive Video Feature With Tyrese [Part 2] - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 8, 2007

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

Exclusive Video Feature With Tyrese (Part 2) [June 2007]

Make sure to grab "Alter Ego Part 2," featuring eight new tracks, when it hits stores on July 3rd.

If you missed the first part of the interview, where Tyrese goes in-depth about the making of his new film "Transformers," click here.

Keep checking back next week for coverage of a recent Tyrese concert. Also, make sure to go out and support Tyrese by seeing "Transformers" when it lands in theaters July 4th.

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news Shake Da Mayor States "You Turn Me On" [Audio] - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 7, 2007

We have an audio update for all our readers today courtesy of Clear Label/Palm Tree Ent. The song is by Shake Da Mayor, and is called "You Turn Me On." The record is sure to get people on the dance floor, but it also has a smooth, relaxed vibe to it. Check out the song below, and discuss it on our forum.

Shake Da Mayor - You Turn Me On

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news Exclusive Interview With ATL.A (Atlanta/Los Angeles) - By : Rud - June 7, 2007

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

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


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

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

Exclusive Interview With ATL.A (June 2007)

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

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

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

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news "Follow Me" Urges Skeez Of San Diego - By : Rud - June 7, 2007

San Diego has been the breeding ground of talented artists for some time now and today we have the pleasure of introducing someone who hopes to add to the ranks of MC's next to blow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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news Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly" - Vol. 10 [Audio] - By : Nima - June 6, 2007

Last week was the old school edition over the "Deep Cover" beat, and as announced on last week's freestyle, Crooked I picked a DJ Premier track for this week's of his highly popular "Hip-Hop Weekly" series.

This is the 10th track Crooked drops, week for week, for free download. He chose "You Know My Steez", the classic Gangstarr joint. Whether it's East, West or South, Crooked has no problem riding the beat, download below if you don't believe me:

Crooked I - You Know My Steez (Freestyle)

Enjoy the track, and as always check back with us next week for the 11th Hip-Hop Weekly freestyle! C.O.B.! If you have missed any so far don't forget you can check them in the Official Dubcnn Hip-Hop Weekly Archive.

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news DJ Skee & DJ Reflex Takeover Power 106 (Los Angeles) - By : Rud - June 6, 2007

World-renowned DJs Skee & Reflex have officially announced The Takeover radio show on Power 106, Los Angeles' number one station. Launching tonight (06/06/07), listeners can tune in every Wednesday at midnight to hear the latest in new music alongside interviews with the biggest artists in the world.

"Reflex and Skee have their ears to the street and have cultivated strong relationships with many of the most credible hip hop stars of today...and tomorrow!


They will keep up the great Power 106 tradition of Hip Hop exclusives, World Premieres, and the one of a kind artist interviews that our listeners have come to expect from Power 106!"
stated Jimmy Steal, VP of Emmis Programming/Power 106 Program Director in a recent Press Release.

"The Takeover is a great opportunity for us to help usher in a new era in hip hop", said DJ Reflex. "It's great that Power 106 has recognized our movement in the streets and is allowing us to showcase it commercially on air" explained DJ Skee.

The Take Over will officially debut tonight with guest appearances from The Game, Snoop Dogg, and more stopping by to celebrate the launch. Check out the official The TakeOver MySpace page for the latest information.

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news Exclusive Interview With Eastwood & Meech Wells - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 6, 2007

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

Exclusive Interview With Eastwood & Meech Wells (June 2007)

In case you missed the audio from Eastwood and Meech that we dropped in the past few weeks, use the Search function at the bottom of the page.

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news Mitchy Slick & Messy Marv Connect "From Diego 2 The Bay" - By : Nima - June 5, 2007

As soon as I read the track title of Mitchy Slick and Messy Marv's latest track "From Diego To The Bay", I knew which sample they had used. California Love? Dr. Dre? "It's All Good, From Diego To The Bay...". That's right.

A couple of months ago, San Diego's Mitchy Slick and the Bay's Messy Marv announced their collaboration album "Messy Slick", which will be dropping on Siccness/Scalene/Wrongkind Records on June 26th. To check out the song I was talking about, click below:

Messy Marv & Mitchy Slick - Diego To The Bay

Be on the lookout for the album, because it's shaping up to be a monster!

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news Down aka Kilo Explains "The Definition Of An Ese" [Audio] - By : Nima - June 5, 2007

All of you who have been visiting dubcnn for a few years will remember Down aka Kilo, the mexican rapper we had interviewed in 2003 for the release of his solo album "California Cowboys", which featured the West Coast's finest on it, as well as top notch beats, even though Down was not exactly the best rapper out there. The CD caused a lot of eyebrows to raise, and the homie Frank Nitty put me up on game as far as the support Down gets from his people in Mexico. Nitty, Bad Azz and others helped Down connect with the who's who on the West Coast and put together his "California Cowboys" release from 2003.

Four years later, Down is back with his new album "Definition Of An Ese". The first single "Lean Like A Cholo" has been getting a lot of airplay and building up a buzz. But don't let the poppy and watered down sound of the first single fool, Down has got some surprises on the album.

He's got a banger on there with Nate Dogg called "I'm Coming Home To You", as well as the title track to his album "Definition Of An Ese". You can download the single "Lean Like A Cholo", as well as the two songs I just mentioned below:

Down aka Kilo - Lean Like A Cholo
Down aka Kilo - I'm Coming Home To U (ft. Nate Dogg)
Down aka Kilo - Definition Of An Ese

Other features include Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Butch Cassidy, Niki Diaz, Diamonique, Fingazz and more. To order the album now, click here.

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news Kurupt & J. Wells "Digital Smoke" In Stores Today! - By : JustinL - June 5, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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news Foxx Hooks Up With G. Malone To Rep "Los Angeles" - By : Nima - June 5, 2007

There can never be enough anthems dedicated to the city of angels, Los Angeles. Everybody's got one, even people from out of town. Rising rapper from L.A. Foxx just released his latest single "Los Angeles" to the radio, which features Glasses Malone. The song can be requested now at Power 106 and K-Day. Of course, we have the song available for ya'll to download, click below:

Foxx - Los Angeles (ft. Glasses Malone)

Ya'll hear G. Malone shout out Hoo Bangin'/Cash Money? Look out for official news on that coming soon...

As for Foxx, you can check him out at myspace.com/godsemcee. Shouts out to TuSlic.

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news It's "Eat Or Be Eaten" For Compton's Wing - By : Rud - June 5, 2007

Last week we re-introduced the young Compton talent Wing who we first met back in 2004 with his new track with DJ Ca$$. The Galaxy West Entertainment artist is back again already on dubcnn, this time with his latest mixtape release, "Eat Or Be Eaten."

"Eat Or Be Eaten" is the culmination of months in the studio working with an array of producers including Epic The Arsonist, M-80, DJ Ophax and VT. The result is a cohesive mixtape/street album release with original production carrying varied subject matter.

Whether it's the funky single "Might Be" or the energy fuelled "Real MC" listeners can quickly see the capabilities of Wing and appreciate the variety that he brings to the game. We have these two tracks as well as three others from the mixtape available for download below within the full tracklist.

Before we get into that we want to premiere a brand new track that doesn't feature on "Eat Or Be Eaten," instead this is a track that is set to feature on Wing's debut LP due in the summer. "Hour Glass" has quickly become a favourite for the Dubcnn staff and we have the track for exclusive download below. Wing once again showcases his versatility and vigor on the mic, this is one MC not be ignored.

Wing - Hour Glass

As promised earlier we now have the full mixtape tracklist along with five tracks to sample from the release, download the music and make sure you look out for "Eat Or Be Eaten" in your local stores.

01) Wing Speaks
02) I'm Gon Eat (Produced By DJ Ophax)
03) Real MC (Produced By DJ Ophax)
04) Feeden On My Soul (Feat. Keira Jessie) (Produced By DJ Ophax)
05) Out Of Sight (Produced Ty Stix)
06) Decisions (Produced By DJ Ophax)
07) I Don't Wanna Die (Feat. Art & Dutch) (Produced By M-80)
08) Out Wit A Bang (Produced By M-80)
09) Interlude
10) Illusionist (Produced By M-80)
11) Changing Of The Guard (Feat. Art) (Produced By Epic The Arsonist)
12) HipHop N It! (Produced By Epic The Arsonist)
13) Might Be (Feat Kiera Jessie) (Produced By Epic The Arsonist)
14) I Drink, I Smoke (Feat. Pacman) (Produced By M-80)
15) Kace Moon Freestyle
16) HipHop N It (Remix) (Feat. XP & Art) (Produced By Epic The Arsonist)
17) Heavy (Produced By VT)
18) Cutten Up (Produced By VT)
19) Come See Me (Feat. Dutch, XL, Montega, Caine, P-Stat, Hershe & Geolani)
20) Outro

Stay on dubcnn for the latest news and media from Wing as the year progresses and he moves onto completing and releasing his debut album. In the meantime you can check out more from Wing on his official MySpace page.

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news Kurupt & J Wells - "Summertime" Behind the Scenes Video - By : JustinL - June 4, 2007

Kurupt & J. Wells' new album, "Digital Smoke", will be coming out tomorrow, June 5th, on Bonzi/Fontana Records. Make sure you go out and support this quality record.

In conjunction with the album release, Dubcnn will be releasing some exclusive behind the scenes footage from the "All We Smoke" video shoot, and also the Rime magazine photoshoot with Estevan Oriole. If you did not get a chance to check out the "All We Smoke" photo gallery that we released last week, Click Here.

Our first video features Kurupt, J. Wells, Roscoe, Gail Gotti, and others as they rap along to the track "Summertime" from the "Digital Smoke" album. In the second video, we get some words from Kurupt, Tash, Big Gipp, Tri Star, and 40 Glocc.

Video 1: Kurupt, J Wells, Roscoe, and Co. - Summertime
Video 1: Kurupt, J. Wells, Roscoe and Co. - Summertime (YouTube)

Video 2: Some words from Kurupt, Tash, Big Gipp, 40 Glocc, Tri-Star
Video 2: Some words from Kurupt, Tash, Big Gipp, 40 Glocc, Tri-Star (YouTube)

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

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

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

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news Exclusive Interview With Luni Coleone & Cool Nutz - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 4, 2007

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

Exclusive Interview With Luni Coleone & Cool Nutz [June 2007]

Luni Coleone & Cool Nutz - That Doe (Featuring Bosko)

For more news and audio from Luni Coleone and Cool Nutz, use the Search function at the bottom of the page.

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news Young Giantz Represent The "Weeest!" (Exclusive) - By : Rud - June 4, 2007

When your the youngest prot�g�s of the original Penthouse Players Clique your certain to get noticed and its important to come out swinging. Thats exactly what the group who we are ready to premiere to the world today are doing; and they are not here to disappoint.

The Young Giantz consist of Deuce Mac and Bigg Joe West aged 22 and 20 respectively both of whom are the sons of West Coast legend Playa Hamm. The duo have been writing and recording together for some time now and are finally ready to step into the public eye and have their music heard with the backing of their father Playa Hamm.

When asked about the name Young Giantz they referred us to Webster's Collegiate Dictionary which definites a "Giant" as "a legendary being of great stature and strength, of more than mere mortal powers..." - a definition they want to impress upon you with their new single.

Being the first release from the P Suite, a company built of long standing industry veterans and experience, the Young Giantz have a wealth of expertease at their disposal. Currently working on their debut EP which is set to feature production from up-and-coming beats masters including Qluso, Boogaloo and Bokie Loc as well as established producers DJ Battlecat, Blaqthoven and I-Roc.

With the researgence of the West Coast their primary aim, they have set their stall out on the EP's lead single with intent. "Weeest!" features hard hitting, bass heavy, crisp production from Battlecat affiliate Qluso - with equally vicious lyrics and killer flows from this undeniably talented duo. "Weeest" also features Playa Hamm on the chorus and is a track that deserves attention and spins; with that in mind we have it for exclusive download below.

Young Giantz - Weeest! (Feat. Playa Hamm)

We are asking that all Radio/Mixtape DJ's download this and utilise it where possible and that fans let everyone know about the Young Giantz and direct them to Dubcnn for the exclusive audio and news. We will be keeping you updated on their debut EP over the coming months leading up to its release.

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news "Money Is Revolution" For Inglewood's Perfecto - By : Rud - June 4, 2007

Perfecto aka The Voice of Inglewood makes his Dubcnn debut with his street album "Money Is Revolution." This talented youngster has been grinding hard for some time with his recently reformed group L.I.F.E.L.E.S.S. that consists of Columbo Black, Captain Apollo and Dead End Kid.

Together they systematically flooded the Inglewood streets with Perfecto's EP titled "The Voice of Inglewood," a move that quickly caught the attention of DJ Strong of the Cali Untouchable DJ's.


Along with DJ Strong, DJ Warrior and Inglewood's own DJ Qwess also took steps to work on this new street album. The title, "Money Is Revolution," is an ethos Perfecto and L.I.F.E.L.E.S.S. live by. When asked about this attitude Perfecto told us; "Economic empowerment is the number one struggle that we face as African-Americans. The civil rights movement was based around race, but the hip hop generation is based on money and class."

This Howard University alumnus lets the listener know that there is a fine line between fly, flashy, educated and hood; "I'm a smart muthaf-cka, so I refuse to act stupid to sell records" added Perfecto.

Fans of Multi-Syllabic lyricism, vocal samples, knowledge dropping, street anthems and swagger will all be satisfied with what "Money Is Revolution" brings to the table, with no big name features Perfecto and the Cali Untouchable DJ's have crafted another L.A. classic street album. When DJ Warrior spoke on the up and comer he told us; "Perfecto knows what to say and he knows how to say it."

Below we have the full street album tracklist as well as two exclusive tracks for free download, look below that for how you can grab yourself a copy of "Money Is Revolution" right now.

01) Intro - Cali Uuntouchable DJs (DJ Warrior/DJ Strong)
02) This Is (Produced By Cas The Councilmen)
03) What Am I To Do? (Produced By Bugsy)
04) Sidekick You (Feat. Captian Apollo) (Produced By Bugsy)
05) Lifeless Is Culture (Feat. Columbo Black) (Produced By C.O.S.)
06) Knee Deep In The Struggle (Produced By Bugsy)
07) DJ Strong Speaks
08) All Money
09) DJ Warrior Speaks
10) Non-Fiction (Feat. Captain Apollo) (Produced By Bugsy)
11) Comin Over Now (Feat. Captain Apollo) (Produced By Bugsy)
12) G-Code (Feat. Imaginative Eye) (Produced By Bugsy)
13) DJ Warrior Speaks
14) Stay Ready (Feat. Captain Apollo & Columbo Black) (Produced By Bugsy)
15) DJ Strong Speaks
16) As Time Goes By (Feat. Shante Walker) (Produced By Shortfuze)
17) DJ Warrior Speaks
18) We Don't Care (Feat. Columbo Black, Captain Apollo & Thad) (Produced By Shortfuze)
19) Its Not You (Produced By VainGlory)
20) DJ Warrior Speaks
21) Thang Close (Feat. Nat Turner) (Produced By Needlz)
22) DJ Qwess Mix
23) DJ Warrior Speaks
24) Dead End Kid - Shot Down (Produced By Bugsy)
25) Captain Apollo - All That I Know (Produced By C.O.S.)
26) Burn in Hell (Produced By Bugsy)
27) DJ Strong Speaks
28) Money Is Revolution (Feat. Columbo Black) (Produced By Bugsy)
29) Outro - DJ Warrior HiphopWest.com

For the latest on Perfecto stay tuned to dubcnn over the coming months. In the meantime head over to HipHopWest to buy a copy of "Money Is Revolution."

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news Exclusive Interview With Krushadelic (Part II) - By : Rud - June 3, 2007

Today we are back with another interview as part of the ever growing Dangerous Crew Movement series prompted by our forum community.

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

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

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

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

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news 91 New Album Credits In The Vault - By : Jome - June 3, 2007

The #1 Spot For Album Credits, Dubcnn's own; The Vault is back up to date, with info on a lot of recent and upcoming releases.

The summer looks set to be hectic, The Vault got info on the following upcoming releases:

50 Cent's Curtis got pushed back to early September, but at least it features production from Dr.Dre, Eminem, Jake One, Akon, Havoc, Timbaland, etc.


Beanie Sigel's been dissing Game, Kanye, Pharrell and Dipset lately, to set up his album The Solution, coming this summer, with features/production from Scott Storch, Akon, Sha Money XL, Just Blaze, Three 6 Mafia and more. Common's Finding Forever is also heavily anticipated, with production from Kanye West, J.Dilla, Will.I.Am, and features from Nas, Dwele, D'Angelo & Bilal. July 10th is the date.

DJ Khaled is ready with the star-packed We The Best compilation, with production from Danja, The Runners, Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, Cool & Dre, and more. Guestlist consists of nothing less than Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Lil' Wayne, The Game, Jadakiss, Ludacris, Styles P., Bone Thugs, Cassidy, just to name a few. Comes out June 12th. Fabolous's From Nothin' To Somethin' should also be out June 12th, with production from Reefa, Akon, Timbaland, Just Blaze, J.D., Polow Da Don, and features from Jay-Z, T-Pain, Pusha T, etc.

Mike Jones looks set to drop The American Dream, with production from Scott Storch, Mannie Fresh, Danja, Mike Diesel, and features from Snoop Dogg, Bun-B, T.I., Slim Thug, etc. Pharoahe Monch's long awaited Desire is finally coming out, with production from himself, The Alchemist, Denaun Porter, Black Milk, and more.

Swizz Beatz is finishing up his One Man Band Man, with production from himself, Buckwild, Kanye West, Just Blaze, DJ Scratch, The Individuals, and features from Bone Thugs, Cassidy, Coldplay, Eve, Fabolous, DMX, Mary J. Blige, Q-Tip and more. Rihanna might not be hiphop, but her album Good Girl Gone Bad features production from Timbaland, J.R., Neo Da Matrix & Stargate, and features Jay-Z & Ne-Yo.

T.I.'s upcoming album T.I. vs T.I.P. looks set to be another smash hit, with production from Mannie Fresh, Wyclef Jean, Khao, Danja, Eminem, The Runners, Just Blaze, etc, and features from Jay-Z, Eminem, R.Kelly, Akon, and more.

As for releases that is already out, Bone Thugs N Harmony's Strength & Loyalty just hit #2 on the Billboards. The album features production from The Individuals, Swizz Beatz, Akon, Neo, J.D., Ty Fyffe, DJ Toomp, etc. Features Twista, Akon, Mariah Carey, The Game, and more.

Paul Wall came out with Get Money, Stay True a little while ago.

R.Kelly is crossing over to hiphop on his Double Up, mostly produced by himself, with a little help from The Runners, Khao, Polow Da Don & Lil Ronnie. Guests on the album; Snoop Dogg, T.I., Chamillionaire, Ludacris, Usher, T-Pain, etc. Styles P. came out with Ghost Sessions, without further ado, production from Large Professor, Fizzy Womack, Emile & Street Radio, features from AZ, Kool G Rap, J-Hood, Joell Ortiz & Cormega.

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

Check out the index at Dubcnn The Vault or The Vault Index in our forum, where you can also see artist/producer discographies and videographies, created and maintained by our forum members.

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news Wiz Khalifa Signs To Warner Bros & Releases "Talk To Me" - By : Rud - June 3, 2007

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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news Exclusive Video Feature With Tyrese - By : Eddie Gurrola - June 2, 2007

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

After this, you will get a sneak peek at some of the talent on Tyrese�s record label, Headquarter Entertainment. We speak with Watts native Stix, who talks about his rock group, Life Nine, and his hosting duties at the rap battle event �The Pit� in Los Angeles. We also meet up with Curtains, a Brooklyn MC who is ready to become the next rap superstar. Watch the entire feature by clicking the link below.

Exclusive Video Feature With Tyrese [Part 1] (June 2007)

Make sure to go see �Transformers,� which hits theaters July 3rd. Check out more of Stix at his Myspace page here, and check out his rock/rap group Life Nine here. To hear more from Curtains, visit his Myspace page as well.

Keep checking back next week as we drop the second part of this informative, exciting interview.

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news Omar Cruz & The Game Align For "Sign Of The Cruz" - By : Rud - June 2, 2007

Since making his online debut right here on dubcnn back in June 2005 the MC formally known as Blunts LLA has steadily been climbing the ladder of success. Although the name he goes by may has changed; the ethos, work ethic and unarguable talent he possesses remain the same. Omar Cruz is finally getting ready to unveil himself to the world.

Following the string of mixtape releases he has put out since 2005, including "Blow: The Final Chapter" and more recently the DJ Skee collaborations "The Cruzifixion" and "2007 B.C. (Before Cruz)" [see; Omar Cruz - 2007 B.C. (Before Cruz) Mixtape Download], Omar Cruz has earned recognition and finally a 50/50 record deal with BYI/Interscope/Geffen to release his debut album; "Sign Of The Cruz" due later this year.

Today we are back with a recently released video clip of Omar Cruz and fellow Geffen labelmate The Game in the studio knocking out a track for the his debut album. The clip, which can be seen by clicking here, is the first in a line of promotional material that will be shown leading up to the release of "Sign Of The Cruz." As ever stay tuned to dubcnn for the latest on Omar Cruz over the coming months.

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news Brotha Lynch Hung Interview Up Now + New Audio - By : Nima - June 1, 2007

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

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

You can read or listen to the interview by clicking below:

Brotha Lynch Hung Interview (June 2007)

He's got a series of records coming out, starting with the "Ripgut Collections", a real greatest hits record (not the stuff Black Market Records put out), which features three unreleased bangers. We have one of the new tracks available for you to listen to:

Brotha Lynch Hung - Good Night

To order the "Ripgut Collections" now, click here.

He also released a label mixtape recently, "Snuff Tapes", which features him along with all of his Madesicc labelmates. On there he raps over other people's beats, as well as a few original productions. Check out three tracks from the mixtape below:

Brotha Lynch Hung - The Valley Iz Active (ft. Tallcann G, COS, Devious) (Cali Iz Active Beat)

Brotha Lynch Hung - Candy (ft. Bleezo, Sav Sic, Skitzo) (Candy Beat)

Brotha Lynch Hung - It's A Wrap

To order "Snuff Tapes" now, click here. You can also check out Brotha Lynch Hung on MySpace by clicking here.

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news Techniec Wants You To "Turn Off The Radio" [Audio] - By : Nima - June 1, 2007

Last week we brought you a new Techniec freestyle over the "Straight To The Bank" beat, and we're already back with a new heatrer from the Long Beach rhyme. It's called "Turn Off The Radio '07" and Techniec adresses the state of the industry and the trifling radio politics, over Ice Cube's classic "Summer Vacation".

Check it out below:

Techniec - Turn Off The Radio '07 (Prod. by L's)

Shouts out to B-Ware for the track, make sure to check out Techniec on MySpace by clicking here.

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