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Boldy James’ Comeback EP Featuring Kool G Rap Is A Welcomed Return (Audio)

When Nas invested in Mass Appeal Records, Boldy James was one the artists he began touting shortly after. The Detroit, Michigan street MC worked with Prodigy, Action Bronson, Odd Future, and extensive work with Alchemist. While he was extremely prolific in the early 2010s, Boldy slowed his roll over the... Read more

From Kanye To Pete Rock, Get The Story On J Dilla’s “Diary” Over 15 Years (Audio)

Today (April 15), J Dilla's The Diary releases. The album featuring contributions from Nas, Snoop Dogg, Pete Rock, and many others has come a long way since its early 2000s plans to be an MCA Records release. Sadly, that never happened as planned. In 2016, it has been more than... Read more

J Dilla’s Love For West Coast Rap Shines Alongside Snoop & Kokane (Audio)

Before J Dilla started working on his MCA Records debut known as The Diary, Slum Village had found great success with Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 2. While the LP memorably connected Jay Dee, Baatin, and T3 with the sounds of Q-Tip, D'Angelo, and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kurupt was also a sought out... Read more

Alchemist & Oh No Bring Grand Theft Audio To Los Santos (Album Stream)

Alchemist and Oh No infected many ears with their Gangrene work. Not a Gangrene project, Alan The Chemist and Oh No The Disrupt come together for Welcome To Los Santos. Releasing tomorrow (April 14), the Mass Appeal Records effort welcomes an array of genre (E-40, Ab-Soul, MC Eiht, Curren$y, Little... Read more

Do Remember: DJ Yella & Kokane – 4 Tha E (Eazy-E Tribute) (Video)

Today (March 26) marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Eric "Eazy-E" Wright. The founder of N.W.A. and Ruthless Records left a crater on the face of modern music as we know it. The Compton, California native not only made the SoCal city a household name 25 years before... Read more

Tha Dogg Pound Electrify Some G-Funk With Snoop Dogg & Kokane (Audio)

Twenty years removed from Dogg Food, there seems to be two styles to Tha Dogg Pound. Daz and Kurupt can be laid back, smoked out, and mellow—even if the verses never really put on the kid gloves. On the other hand, as evident in their "What Would You Do?" days,... Read more

Kokane, Kurupt & Joe Young Go Three the Hard Way on U Know Me Remix (Audio)

Two West Coast O.G's, Kokane and Kurupt, continue their collaborative history. Tha Dogg Pound co-founder and the longtime Above The Law affiliate, who were both tied to Death Row Records in The Chronic era, as well as during the early 2000s, link up once more. With Joe Young, the "U... Read more

Spice-1, Kokane, Young Bleed, C-Bo, JT Money & Gangsta Pat Reminisce on Hip-Hop (Audio)

From the South and the West, the '90s and 2000s delivered some excellent artists who thrived without relying on the support of mainstream radio or video. These artists, who may have had hits, cultivated loyal audiences and made albums for their core. Prezident Bejda, a longtime Murder Dog magazine contributor,... Read more

The Dogg Pound – What U Smokin’ On ft Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Kokane

Here's the video for What U Smokin' On, the OG West Coast collabo between Snoop Dogg, The Dogg Pound, E-40 and Kokane. Related: Living Legends - A playlist celebrating the career of the legendary Snoop Dogg (Audio)... Read more

E-40 – What You Smokin’ ft Snoop Dogg, Daz, Kurupt & Kokane (Video)

Here's a new video from E-40 and he brought out some West Coast All-Stars. Check out What You Smokin' featuring Snoop Dogg, Daz, Kurupt and Kokane. Related: E-40 - Catch A Fade ft Kendrick Lamar & Droop-E (Video)... Read more