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
On April 22, 2021 Digital Underground co-founder/rapper/producer Gregory Edward Jacobs, known to the world as Shock G/Humpty Hump, passed away at 57. D.U. put together a string of hits in the early 1990's like "Doowutchyalike", "The Humpty Dance", and "Freaks Of The Industry" from their 1990 album Sex Packets, as well as "Kiss You Back" and "Same Song" (which introduced us to … [Read more...] about #FlashbackFriday: The Shock G Interview (Part 1)
On today's episode of Conversations With Chad we sit down with Erotic D, a producer who 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 The D.O.C.’s 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, … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Erotic D Details Making MC Breed’s “Flatline” Album, Putting Together “Helter Skelter”, Confirms Documentary on The D.O.C. + More
On today's episode Chad Kiser talks with legendary producer Chris "The Glove" Taylor, who has worked with some of the most incredible and high-profile artists in music like Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, and Xzibit to name a few. During this Conversations With Chad exclusive interview, "The Glove" details the events of a 1983 show where Madonna … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Chris “The Glove” Taylor Details Early Provocative Madonna/Ice-T Performance, The Michael Jackson Glove Connection, Working With Dr. Dre, “Weird” Al + More
On today's episode of Conversations With Chad we're talking with Teak Underdue of Hallway Productionz, a 3x Grammy Nominated, Dove Award-winning music producer who has worked with several of the industry's elite artists including Ice Cube, George Clinton, E-40, The Game, WC and more. During our discussion with Teak we talk about his latest work on the recently released Ice … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad Exclusive: Teak Underdue of Hallway Productionz Talks Ice Cube & Producing “Trying To Maintain”, Working With WC + More
On today's episode of Conversations With Chad, we're talking with East Palo Alto legend ProHoeZak, whose catalog features numerous songs and collaborations with many of the music industry's hottest and most iconic artists like Too Short, 2Pac, E-40, Digital Underground and so many more. During our discussion, ProHoeZak discusses his early career coming out of East Palo … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad Exclusive: West Coast Producer ProHoeZak Talks Mt. Westmore, Working With 2Pac, and more!
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!
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!
Grammy Award-winning producer Ayo has shattered new records with Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion on their chart-topping release “WAP”. The track racked up 93 million streams in the United States in the week after its release on Aug. 7, 2020 — the most ever recorded for an opening seven-day period, according to Nielsen Music, which propelled the … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Grammy Award-Winning Producer Ayo Talks Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” + More! (The WCS Interview)
Chad Kiser talks to DJ Jazzy Jeff for an in-depth conversation about summertime mixes, new moves with Will Smith and even working with Dr. Dre. By Chad Kiser (AllHipHop Features) Musical icon, producer extraordinaire, and Philadelphia native DJ Jazzy Jeff first steeped on the scene in the late 1980’s when he hooked up with Will Smith, a brash and exuberant … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: The DJ Jazzy Jeff Interview – Dr. Dre, Will Smith, Mixtapes With MICK + More!
DJ Muggs produced the self-titled debut album for Cypress Hill in 1991 using jazz, R&B, psychedelic rock and metal samples as the soundscape for B-Real and Sen Dog to kick their weed-fueled rhymes over. With the album released over a year before Dr. Dre came out with The Chronic, DJ Muggs and Cypress Hill had already crafted stoner anthems like “Light Another” and … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: The DJ Muggs Interview – SNL Ban, Cypress Hill, Dr. Dre + More
On Saturday, September 28, 2019 west coast rapper and icon Ice Cube performed at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY with a lineup of rock heavy-hitters featuring Guns N’ Roses, Godsmack, Slipknot, Rob Zombie and others. Accompanied by WC, Ice Cube exploded onstage with “Natural Born Killaz,” and proceeded to stroll through hits … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: The Ice Cube Interview – Louder Than Life, “Ain’t Got No Haters”, Big 3 + More!
Late last week, N.W.A member MC Ren dropped his latest single “King Villain.” Produced by Hushdegod, the song marks the first solo track in nearly five years from the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inducted MC, an accolade that the artist born Lorenzo Patterson addresses in his lyrics. In speaking with Ambrosia For Heads this past weekend, Ren opens up … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: MC Ren Is Making New Music & He Is Doing It On His Own Terms (The AFH Interview)
Tha Chill, as an artist and producer, has worked with many of rap’s biggest stars like MC Ren, MC Eiht, with whom he co-founded Compton’s Most Wanted, Snoop Dogg, Redman, Battlecat, Nate Dogg, King T, Kurupt, Warren G, and others. Getting started with his C.M.W. crew of MC Eiht, Boom Bam, DJ Mike T, and DJ Ant Capone, Tha Chill began selling records and producing hits before … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Tha Chill Discusses The Making Of “4Wit80”, Working With MC Eiht & MC Ren
From N.W.A’s 100 Miles and Runnin’ to The Chronic music producer Colin Wolfe was Dr. Dre’s right-hand man, lacing songs like “Fuck The Police Pt. 2”, “Real Niggaz Don’t Die”, “Deep Cover”, and “Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebrating)” with innovative grooves and sounds never before heard in gangsta rap, much less hip-hop itself. Colin … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Colin Wolfe Talks Making ‘The Chronic’ With Dr. Dre, Working With 2Pac & MC Breed, Michael Jackson, and Madonna
In examining the career of Sir Jinx you’ll notice that he has several key and historical moments, including being one of the first to produce a collaboration record between the California cities of Oakland and Los Angeles with the Too Short and Ice Cube collaboration “Ain’t Nothin’ But A Word To Me”, helping to usher in the first female west coast emcee with Yo-Yo, putting … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Sir Jinx Compares “KillShot” to “No Vaseline; Details Making “Ain’t Nothin’ But A Word To Me” For Too Short & Ice Cube
Fredwreck is categorically one of the west coast’s unsung heroes. For over 20 years the multi-platinum producer has been behind the boards composing numerous classics for Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kurupt and others. His most recent work was producing the ominous and incredible “Framed” on Eminem’s Revival album, which convincingly sees the rapper portray a … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Fredwreck Details The Making Of “Gangsta Nation” For Westside Connection; Working With Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill & More (The DubCNN Interview)
Kev Dickson, also known as the original "Captain Save-A-Hoe" and Captain Save'M, is a worldwide icon in large part due to the landmark 1993 song and video "Captain Save A Hoe" from E-40 and The Click off The Mail Man EP released on Sick Wid It Records. Captain Save'M is credited with launching and branding projects for E-40, Master P, The Click, B-Legit, and T.W.D.Y. to name a … [Read more...] about E-40’s “Captain Save-A-Hoe” Talks Being The Ghetto Superhero, Saving The Notorious B.I.G., & Creating T.W.D.Y. With Ant Banks
Multi-platinum producer Bud’da revitalized the sound of west coast Gangsta Rap in the mid-90’s when he superbly crafted the majority of Westside Connection’s double-platinum selling masterpiece Bow Down. In 1996, Ice Cube recruited WC and Mack 10 to join him in forming Westside Connection, and the trio went on to release one of the hardest, most unapologetic Gangsta Rap … [Read more...] about Conversations With Chad: Bud’da Speaks On Producing “Bow Down” Album For Westside Connection
Kurupt has been a part of hip-hop history since he first stormed onto the scene with his appearance on the songs “Lyrical Gangbang”, “Stranded on Death Row”, and “Bitches Ain’t Shit” from Dr. Dre’s multi-platinum solo debut The Chronic on Death Row Records in 1992. Since those incredible verse-stealing guest appearances, Kurupt has gone on to have a 25-plus year career in the … [Read more...] about Kurupt: The Exclusive DubCNN Interview
Pioneering west coast rapper Too Short’s “In the Trunk” song bumps majestically during the opening scene of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie. When the Marvel Studios movie opens, it’s Oakland, California circa 1992, with kids playing basketball in the park, as the bay area anthem “In the Trunk” serves as the soundtrack to sonically epitomize an era and time period. It was … [Read more...] about In The Trunk: Too Short, Shorty B & Ant Banks “Black Panther” (DubCNN Interview)
Interview By Chad Kiser Multi-platinum producer Fredwreck has been creating classic compositions for the likes of Dr. Dre, Xzibit, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Ice Cube and numerous others throughout his long-standing and highly successful career. On par with his West Coast producing brethren DJ Battlecat, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, the Palestinian-American producer — most notably known for … [Read more...] about Fredwreck On Scoring Classics For Snoop & Nate Dogg, Kurupt, MC Ren & More (The HipHopDX Interview)
Many Hip Hop fans heard Butch Cassidy, then known as Danny “Butch” Means, on Nate Dogg’s G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 on songs like “Scared of Love,” “Dirty Ho’s Draws”, and “I Don’t Wanna Hurt No More.” From there, Butch has experienced a career filled with collaborations with several of Hip Hop’s greatest artists and producers. A few of Butch Cassidy’s high-profile … [Read more...] about Butch Cassidy Talks Unreleased Nate Dogg Songs; Creating “Lay Low” With Snoop Dogg (The HipHopDX Interview)
In a career that spans nearly 30 years Kevin Gilliam, better known as Battlecat, has produced timeless and iconic music for several artists such as Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound (“Cali Iz Active”), Xzibit (“Get Your Walk On”), Tha Eastsidaz (“G’d Up”), Kurupt (“We Can Freak It”), Domino (“Ghetto Jam”), E-40 (“Nah, Nah..”) and countless others. Known for his signature fat, synth … [Read more...] about Battlecat Talks Producing For Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg (The HipHopDX Interview)
MC Ren, well-known for his role in legendary group N.W.A. with Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and DJ Yella, is prepping his fifth solo LP. Never one to mince words, MC Ren let it be known exactly what he thinks of the state of hip-hop when he dropped off his DubCNN World-Premiered single, “Rebel Music,” last month. Needless to say, “The Villain In Black” is back! With a new … [Read more...] about MC Ren Talks New LP, E-A-Ski, Hip-Hop & N.W.A (Exclusive DubCNN Interview)