The West Coast is in the building! Aktion Jackson’s new single “Delete”, which is produced by the dynamic DJ Battlecat, debuted on the Top 25 iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart, coming in at No. 21 on it’s first day of release. To Stream the Single at your favorite retailer, click here. … [Read more...] about Aktion Jackson’s “Delete” (Prod. DJ Battlecat) Debuts On Top 25 Of iTunes Chart
Dr. Dre has been released from the hospital and is back home in recovery. The music icon had been in Cedars Sinai Medical Center since January 4 after being rushed to the hospital for a brain aneurysm. A picture taken by long-time collaborator, producer Focus..., has been circulating social media showing the good Doctor surrounded by many of his friends and colleagues like … [Read more...] about Dr. Dre Is Back In The Studio
E-A Ski, the multi-platinum music producer who has orchestrated and concocted some of the most indelible sonic back drops for a litany of emcees like Ice Cube, Spice 1, The Luniz, No Malice, Locksmith and others, is now prepping his Producers Vs. Beatmakers instrumental album. The artist/producer has made a career out of making a career for others, as he was instrumental in … [Read more...] about E-A-Ski Preps “Producers Vs. Beatmakers” Instrumental Album
FredWreck appeared on Unique Access Entertainment to discuss working for Bomb Squad producer Hank Shocklee at MCA Records, why Mt. Westmore artists Too $hort, Ice Cube, E-40 & Snoop Dogg have staying power, and what the process of producing entails. https://youtu.be/yxe-E5P0JEc … [Read more...] about Fredwreck Discusses Working With Hank Shocklee, Producing on Mt. Westmore + More On Unique Access
Here’s the first released song from Too Short, Ice Cube, E-40, and Snoop Dogg —- collectively known as Mt. Westmore. Produced by Battlecat, the group’s debut song is called “Step Child”, and it is featured on the soundtrack to the American Skin film. https://youtu.be/ye1XR_Cyrt0 Check out the American Skin soundtrack below: … [Read more...] about Mt. Westmore (Snoop Dogg, Too Short, Ice Cube, E-40) – “Step Child” (Prod. Battlecat)
High Tales, a new video series introduced by Shawn ‘JAY-Z’ Carter’s cannabis brand MONOGRAM, just dropped their second episode on the brand’s website. Episode 2 with N.O.R.E. is now airing on MonogramCompany.com, with future episodes featuring a diverse group of personalities sharing their most memorable cannabis … [Read more...] about JAY-Z’s MONOGRAM Drops 2nd “High Tales” Episode Featuring N.O.R.E.
On Thursday, January 14th Death Row Records consultant John Payne took to Instagram Live to share a multitude of information and discuss the upcoming Death Row Records 30th Anniversary plans and events. Several of the things mentioned during the video that fans can look forward to seeing and hearing from the legendary west coast label will be infamously vaulted music from … [Read more...] about John Payne Talks Death Row Records 30th Anniversary, Upcoming Vault Releases, Working With Daz, Kurupt, Lady Of Rage, RBX and more!
Look what we have here! Mistah F.A.B. posted footage to his Instagram story of some of the best West Coasters working in a studio session consisting of himself, Too Short, Fredwreck, Ant Banks, and the DPGC‘s Soopafly. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZLZ_0vpXy2E?feature=oembed With the recently announced Too Short, Ice … [Read more...] about Studio Sessions: Soopafly, Fredwreck, Too Short, Ant Banks, & Mistah F.A.B. Working In The Studio
E-A-Ski, in a wide-ranging interview with Choke No Joke on the My Story From My Mouth personal autobiography series, discusses his relationship with former Priority Records CEO Bryan Turner, facilitating Master P's distribution deal for No Limit Records, and details what happened between him and Dreamworks Records, the music label founded by David Geffen, Steven … [Read more...] about E-A-Ski Opens Up About Priority Records, Master P, DreamWorks Records, And More On “My Story From My Mouth”
Dr. Dre took to Instagram to update fans and well-wishers on his status after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier this week. The pioneering producer issued his own update from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (January 5) after the news of his sudden hospitalization started making the rounds … [Read more...] about Dr. Dre Checks In Through Instagram To Update Status After Hospitalization
TMZ is reporting that iconic music producer Dr. Dre is in stable but lucid condition after suffering a brain aneurysm on Monday. The game-changing producer is at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where doctors are performing a series of tests to determine what caused the bleeding. Thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Dre and his family. … [Read more...] about Dr. Dre In ICU After Suffering Brain Aneurysm
On this episode of Conversations With Chad we sit down with one of the leading pioneers in live-streaming, BeApp founder Ray Smith. Having streamed over 10,000 music festivals, concerts and events, my guest has been at the forefront of streaming technological innovation since the inception of the industry, connecting music fans with the world's leading artists, DJ's, … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad Exclusive: BeApp Founder Ray Smith Talks BeApp 2.0, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lil’ Yachty, Live Streaming and more!
Kxng Crooked took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the Snoop Dogg vs. Eminem divide, as the situation between the two icons has continued to escalate. Snoop Dogg did an interview with The Breakfast Club in July 2020 in which he omitted Eminem from his Top 10 rappers list, and ended the conversation by saying, “But when you’re talking about this hip-hop shit that I can’t … [Read more...] about Kxng Crooked Shares His Thoughts on Snoop vs. Eminem
Snoop Dogg recently premiered a new Mt. Westmore song during a conversation with Julio G on the west coast DJ’s Instagram Live. West Coast producer ProHoeZak has followed up on his Instagram page to explain the story behind the funky beat he put together for the west coast supergroup of Too Short, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, E-40 to bust to. “See, I was in the Mothership with … [Read more...] about Producer ProHoeZak Gives Sneak Peak Story Of Making New Mt. Westmore Song
During a recent Instagram Live conversation influential west coast DJ and radio personality Julio G sat down with Snoop Dogg to discuss a range of topics with the Doggfather like the third verse of Dr. Dre’s “Dre Day“ record off The Chronic, youth gang culture in LA, Eazy-E and more. One of the biggest takeaways of the IG Live conversation was the world premiere of a new … [Read more...] about Julio G Premieres New Mt. Westmore Song With Snoop Dogg
Credit: Ean K. Pegram Erotic D, known for his work with pioneering and trailblazing artists like MC Breed, The D.O.C., Adina Howard and others, has partnered with famed Hollywood film composer Marcello De Francisci to create scores for upcoming films and video games. The multi-faceted music producer, whose pseudonym was given to him by his former DJ partner because of the … [Read more...] about Erotic D Partners With Film Composer Marcello De Francisci
In a new Instagram video to Snoop Dogg’s IG Story, the Doggfather boasted production from Dr. Dre, Ant Banks, Fredwreck, Battlecat, ProHoeZak, and others will be featured on the upcoming Mt. Westmore project from Too Short, Ice Cube, E-40, and Snoop. Planning for a 2021 release, the Mt. Westmore group was formed during the 2020 Covid-19 quarantine during a simple … [Read more...] about Snoop Dogg Touts Mt. Westmore Production Featuring Dr. Dre, Ant Banks, Fredwreck, Battlecat & More
The Dangerous Crew movement is back on DubCNN! After a bit of a hiatus, we connected with another member of this legendary west coast crew, as we sit down with Goldy. As the only other crew member besides Too Short, Ant Banks, and Pooh-Man to release an album on Dangerous Music, Goldy took us on a trip with his 1994 debut album In The Land of Funk, which was a … [Read more...] about #WestCoastWednesday Rewind: The Dangerous Crew Series – Goldy Interview (Part 2)
Too $hort is the living embodiment of longevity. After four-plus decades of rapping and macking, he's showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. In this Conversations With Chad exclusive podcast interview with Too Short, we discuss the upcoming face-off against fellow Bay Area icon E-40 in the VERZUZ battle, his upcoming and soon-to-be-released album Sir Too $hort, which … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad Exclusive: Too $hort Talks VERZUZ, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, “Triple Gold Sox” And More!
Eminem has unleashed the deluxe version to his latest studio album Music To Be Murdered By. Titled Music To Be Murdered By - Side B, the deluxe edition is a total of 36 tracks with production provided by Dr. Dre, Luis Resto, IllaDaProducer, Focus..., Dawaun Parker and more. Featured guests include frequent collaborator Skylar Grey, DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, MAJ and … [Read more...] about Eminem Releases “Music To Be Murdered By – Side B (Deluxe Edition)
Snoop Dogg is bringing the funk to the holidays this year with Funky Christmas, a new 2-track EP. https://youtu.be/WxSuAL7jFBg The Fredwreck-produced Christmas jam features October London & Cocoa Sarai, and a stellar cast of musicians like Uncle Chucc of 1500 or Nothin on the bass, Bob lawrence on the trombone, Jabo Stubblefield on the drums, and Fredwreck on the … [Read more...] about Snoop Dogg & Fredwreck Bring The Holiday Funk With New “Funky Christmas” 2-Track EP
Ahead of their upcoming VERZUZ “Battle of the Bay”, Bay Area icons, and west coast pioneers, Too Short and E-40 just released “Triple Gold Sox” from the forthcoming Ain’t Gone Do It / Terms & Conditions double album. Available Friday, December 18, Ain’t Gone Do It / Terms & Comditions is a 20-track project featuring Mistah F.A.B., G-Eazy, Zyah Belle, Freddie Gibbs … [Read more...] about Too Short & E-40 Drop “Triple Gold Sox” (Prod. By Ant Banks) Ahead Of VERZUZ Battle
E-A-Ski just dropped some new heat with former Aftermath artist Jon Connor. The two joined forces on “Reflect Music” to give us not only a dope song, but a video to go with it as well. E-A-Ski produced a monumental track to allow both artists to flow perfectly over. Jon Connor kicked things off with dope lines like, "Let me take you back to a time when rappers would … [Read more...] about E-A-Ski & Jon Connor Do Some Serious Contemplation With “Reflect Music”
Hot on the heels of the latest announcement that Too Short and E-40 would appear on the Timbaland and Swizz Beatz webcast series VERZUZ in a "Battle of the Bay", the two west coast icons were guests on Power 105's The Breakfast Club show on Monday morning. During the discussion with Charlamagne The God and DJ Envy, Too Short and E-40 talked about their long-standing … [Read more...] about Dr. Dre, Ant Banks, Battlecat And More To Produce Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 Super Group Project
Over the weekend, a video showing Snoop Dogg and pioneering producer Ant Banks in studio popped up. Bay Area producer/artist Big Zeke Tha Politician posted a video to his Instagram story of himself, Ant Banks, and Snoop Dogg supposedly working on something in the studio together. The two Cali kings collaborated on the song “Snoopafella”, which Ant Banks produced, from the … [Read more...] about Studio Sessions: Bay To L.A.: Snoop Dogg & Ant Banks Working Together In The Studio