Bud'da, the multi-platinum, mid-90's West Coast hip-hop architect, whose iconic production work on west coast classics proved pivotal for artists like Ice Cube, Xzibit, and Dr. Dre, just released the Chronic Drip beat tape. The pioneering Pittsburgh native produced five tracks on Bow Down from Westside Connection, co-produced "Been There, Done That" with Dr. Dre, worked with … [Read more...] about Bud’da Releases The “Chronic Drip” Beat Tape In Nostalgic Homage To Dr. Dre
September 23-26, 2021 at the Highland Festival Grounds of the KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, West Coast icons Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill will be joining rock icons Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, and KORN during the largest rock festival in America. The four day music festival will also feature performances from Judas Priest, Jane’s Addiction, Staind, Rise Against, … [Read more...] about Snoop Dogg & Cypress Hill Joining Metallica, Nine Inch Nails & Korn For Largest Rock Festival In America During Louder Than Life Festival In Louisville, KY September 23-26
Eazy-E, known as the Godfather of Gangsta Rap, is responsible for igniting a revolution in the world of popular music. His company and label, Ruthless Records, and his iconic and legendary group N.W.A, gave the world an entirely new kind of hip-hop and paved the way for much of what the genre is today. From the beginning, Eazy-E and N.W.A invited controversy and reveled at … [Read more...] about WE TV Premiering Investigative Series “The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E” On August 12
Multi-platinum producer and Pittsburgh, PA native Melvin Bradford, a/k/a Mel-Man, is best known for co-producing the six-times platinum 2001 album by Dr. Dre. However, Mel-Man has also produced on a few other several-times platinum efforts for artists including Eminem ("The Real Slim Shady"), Xzibit ("X"), Truth Hurts ("Tired", "Benefit of the Doubt"), The Firm … [Read more...] about Classic Collaborations: Snoop Dogg & Mel-Man – “Dogg Named Snoop”
Legendary Dallas, Texas producer Erotic D is now in his 4th decade of music with his fingerprints on some definitive classic projects such as Dr. Dre‘s The Chronic and producing fellow DFWer The D.O.C. on the cult-classic Helter Skelter. He has worked with several of the most iconic figures in music including Dr. Dre, The D.O.C., N.W.A, MC Breed, Eazy-E, Suge Knight, Snoop … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Erotic D!
Scarface and Willie D of The Geto Boys, along with deceased member Bushwick Bill, put Houston, TX on the map by pioneering their nightmarish imagery, physical abuse and psychological horror in their songs like their opus “Mind Playing Tricks On Me”. Releasing their debut album, 1989’s Grip It! On That Other Level, on Rap-A-lot Records, the trio would go on to become … [Read more...] about Scarface & Willie D Talk Industry Evolution, Geto Boys History, New Podcast + More On The Breakfast Club Interview
Iconic west coast producer DJ Battlecat was a recent guest feature on The Gangster Chronicles podcast with MC Eiht, James McDonald, and Norm Steele. During this incredible episode that took place on June 10th, DJ Battlecat talks about his role in the 1993 Dangerous Records release Bangin On Wax, producing his early classics, touches on his Rollin 60 Crip affiliation, and … [Read more...] about DJ Battlecat Talks Dr. Dre, “Bangin’ On Wax” + More On The Gangster Chronicles Podcast
Glasses Malone recently dropped the new Fingazz-produced single “Gangsta Boogie”, featuring The Game and Kurupt, from the forthcoming Glasshouse (The Prequel) album, a different version of the Los Angeles rapper’s 2012 debut mixtape Glasshouse. The upcoming album is slated to have guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Schoolboy Q, Xzibit, Ty Dolla Sign, … [Read more...] about Glasses Malone Drops West Coast Banger “Gangsta Boogie” Ft. The Game & Kurupt (Prod. Fingazz)
Ice Cube was a guest on The Breakfast Club, on yesterday's (July 6) episode and spoke with Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee about the status of the much-anticipated Mt. Westmore album. Around the 18-minute mark of the conversation, Cube said, “We getting our ducks in a row. When we did Fight Club Triller, we had a lot of opportunities coming at us and we had to kind of … [Read more...] about Ice Cube Gives Mt. Westmore Update During The Breakfast Club Interview
Multi-platinum producer, Bud'da, who produced the majority of the Westside Connection double-platinum selling masterpiece, Bow Down, and defined the west coast gangsta rap sound of the ‘90s, posted a photo to Instagram recently of he and fellow Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanian Mel-Man in the studio together. Most will recall Mel-Man as the co-producer with Dr. Dre, on the classic … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Connection: Bud’da & Mel-Man In The Studio
DJ Speed, the legendary N.W.A DJ for Eazy-E, The D.O.C., and J.J. Fad, rocked crowds for the Ruthless Records acts and became known as "The Worlds Most Dangerous DJ". Born in Compton, California seven houses down from Dr. Dre, two blocks down from Eazy-E and three blocks down from MC Ren, the Super Dope Speed, as he was once called, traveled the world with the N.W.A and The … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, DJ Speed!
Pioneering producer DJ Pooh is undeniably a pillar in hip-hop. Four decades in, he has produced classic songs for LL Cool J, King Tee, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Ice Cube, Tha Dogg Pound and others. Coming up as a DJ for the legendary West Coast DJ crew of Uncle Jamm's Army, Pooh' historical production on LL Cool J's 1987 release Bigger & Deffer, would cement him as true pioneer. … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, DJ Pooh!
Bushwick Bill, Scarface, and Willie D - known to the world as The Geto Boys - put Houston, TX on the map by pioneering their nightmarish imagery, physical abuse and psychological horror in their songs like their opus "Mind Playing Tricks On Me". Releasing their debut album, 1989’s Grip It! On That Other Level, on Rap-A-lot Records, the trio would go on to become … [Read more...] about Scarface & Willie D Of The Geto Boys Announce New “Geto Boys Reloaded” Podcast
Too Short and Ice Cube appeared on the incredible 1997 compilation album Big Thangs from multi-platinum producer Ant Banks, on the title track, "Big Thangs". The Big Badass composed an incredible compilation of tracks performed by a bevy of West Coast rap artists, and the "Big Thangs" collaboration between two West Coast icons over a groovy, funk beat from Ant Banks stole the … [Read more...] about Classic Collaborations: Too Short & Ice Cube – “Big Thangs” (Prod. Ant Banks)
DJ Kay Slay has enlisted a total of 110 rappers on his new song “Rolling 110 Deep”, a fresh take on his decade old track ‘Rolling 25 Deep‘ which featured folks like Saigon, Papoose, Stack Bundles, Murda Mook and more. In late 2020, he released the follow -up "Rolling 50 Deep" featuring Bun B, Royce da 5'9, Twista and others. Upping the ante to 110, the track is over 40 … [Read more...] about DJ Kay Slay Releases Posse Cut ‘Rolling 110 Deep’ Ft. Chuck D, E-A-Ski, Raekwon, Ice-T, MC Serch, Shaq Diesel, Big Daddy Kane + More
In his new role of Executive Creative And Strategic Consultant to the iconic music label Def Jam, West Coast icon Snoop Dogg took to Instagram to confirm that a new LL Cool J album is indeed on the way. In the post over the weekend, Snoop and LL tease that his first album in over 7 years is, "off the hook!', and that a new visual will be making it out soon as well. LL Cool … [Read more...] about Def Jam’s New Strategic Consultant Snoop Dogg Confirms New LL Cool J Album Is On The Way
West Coast producer extraordinaire ProHoeZak took to Instagram to announce an upcoming single and video on the way with fellow East Palo Alto, Californians Band-Aide and Scoot Dogg of Dem HoodStarz. Details for the upcoming song aren't known at the moment, but ProHoeZak will be producing and featuring on the collaborative song. ProHoeZak has been busy recently with multiple … [Read more...] about Dem HoodStarz & ProHoeZak Collaborating On New Song
Scarface and 2Pac, two of the most prolific and vivid songwriters in hip-hop history, collaborated to create a deeply introspective masterpiece. As the lead single from Scarface's fourth studio album The Untouchable, produced by Mike Dean, Tone Capone, and Scarface -featuring Johnny P on the hook - the song was released shortly after the death of 2pac, peaking at number … [Read more...] about Classic Collaborations: Scarface & 2Pac – “Smile” (Prod. Mike Dean, Tone Capone, Scarface)
Fredwreck is categorically one of the west coast’s unsung heroes, and for over 20 years has been behind the boards composing numerous classics for Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kurupt and others. The Palestinian-American producer has been hard at work on numerous projects in 2021 and beyond, like his upcoming production on the new Dogg Pound album DPG4Life and Mt. … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Fredwreck!
Legendary Dallas, Texas producer, and Nemesis producer, Don "DJ Snake" Brown is prepping an upcoming album entitled Midi Life Crisis. The pioneering producer co-founded and established the independent Get Off Me Records in 1987, releasing his first single "Oak Cliff / Snake Beats". In 1988 he helped produce for Dallas hip-hop collective Nemesis, consisting of MC Azim, Big Al, … [Read more...] about DJ Snake of Nemesis Prepping “Midi Life Crisis” Album
Miami rapper and Maybach Music founder Rick Ross sits down with Chad Kiser for an exclusive West Coast Styles interview. the Grammy-Nominated rapper & business mogul sits atop a growing empire that includes owning over 25 Wingstop franchises, as well other ventures and endeavors the Teflon Don is involved with. Ricky Rozay is a true boss, entrepreneur, and continues to … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Rick Ross Talks New ‘Thighstop’ Concept, Working With Nipsey Hussle, Drake, The Making Of “3 Kings” With Dr. Dre & Jay-Z + More In West Coast Styles Interview
Phoenix, Arizona rapper Dann G drops his latest record, “Rally The Valley”, produced by Megawatts. The song is the official anthem for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, and has been the team's and the fan's rallying cry as the Suns are making a deep run in the playoffs. Dann G originally premiered the song during the halftime show of the Phoenix Suns / Los Angeles Lakers NBA … [Read more...] about Dann G Drops Phoenix Suns Anthem “Rally The Valley” Amid Team’s Playoff Run
Moreno Valley, California singer-songwriter Su Ivey drops her new video "Mary Jane" featuring Oakland icon and pioneer Too Short. The R&B/Pop sensation uses sound influences from En Vogue, Janet Jackson, and Keri Hilson, to entrance you with her much-anticipated solo EP. The former Myxd Beauty group member is doing it all from headlining performances to opening up … [Read more...] about Su Ivey Drops “Mary Jane” Video Ft. Too Short
Detroit rap artist and Goon Sqwad leader Trick Trick is prepping the release of his upcoming album ELEMELEM for June 27, 2021. The 14-track set includes features from E-40, Redman, Young Maylay, Bumpy Knuckles, Swifty McVay, Kuniva, WC and others. Production is handled by West Coast Stone, Antt Beatz, B Whaye, and Trick Trick. Trick Trick shared the tracklist, features and … [Read more...] about Trick Trick Preps New “ELEMELEM” Album Ft. E-40, Redman, Young Maylay, Bumpy Knuckles + More
The What's Going On biopic of iconic soul singer Marvin Gaye is coming, produced by Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Andrew Lazar, with filmmaker Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Defiant Ones) set to direct. Warner Bros. acquired the Marcus Gardley script, and the singer’s estate and Motown are also involved which means the rights to use any and all of Gaye’s signature songs will … [Read more...] about Dr. Dre Producing “What’s Going On” Marvin Gaye Biopic With Director Allen Hughes