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DJ Quik, Snoop and Teddy Riley Form Production Unit

Seeking to expand pool their talents together for the entire industry, West Coast producer/emcee DJ Quik has united with fellow veterans Snoop Dogg and Teddy Riley to create a super production team.   With records labels becoming reticent about spending money, Quik explains that many promising artists are struggling to get their music heard.  … Read more »

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Rihanna: Chris Brown Has Hit Her Before

Singer Rihanna charges that Chris Brown has attacked her in the past, claiming she was in an abusive relationship that progressively got worse.The incident, which allegedly occurred during over the Grammy weekend, apparently left the singer with swollen eyes, a cut lip, a bloody nose, contusions on the face and bite marks on her fingers… Read more »

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The Bomb Squad To Play Legendary Webster Hall

The seminal Bomb Squad production team will bring their influential sound to New York City’s famous Webster Hall on March 19.   Currently comprised of brothers Hank and Keith Shocklee, the original 5 member Bomb Squad is responsible for many of Hip-Hop culture’s most memorable songs and albums in the late 80s and early 90s…. Read more »

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Nas Teams With Youssou N’Dour For Remix

Hip-Hop star Nas is among a group of high profile artists donating remixes of Youssou N’Dour’s track “Wake Up” in support of creating awareness surrounding critical health issues in Africa.   Nas is part of IntraHealth’s Open initiative, which engages technology, health leaders and students to innovate new technologies to make health care more affordable… Read more »

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J Dilla Remembered 3 Years Later

Three years ago today (February 10), Hip-Hop culture lost one of its most innovative and influential producers in Detroit’s James Dewitt Yancey, AKA J Dilla.   Blessed with strong musical genes from an opera singer mother and jazz bassist father, Dilla started collecting vinyl at the tender age of 2.   The aspiring producer made… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg Inks Global Deal With MTV

Even while the details of his Interscope separation are being finalized, West Coast ambassador Snoop Dogg is moving forward on a unique partnership with MTV.   First up will be “Dogg After Dark,” an MTV variety talk show with Snoop handling hosting duties.   The show takes place from the Kress nightclub, located on LA’s… Read more »

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