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Cypress Hill Recall Filming A Video With Ice Cube & Tim Dog On The Same Set (Video)

It's been nearly a decade since Cypress Hill released a group studio album, but that changed late last month with their new LP Elephants On Acid. That effort restores the production to DJ Muggs, a welcomed shift both for the group and its legions of fans. In honor of the project,... Read more

Westside Connection’s Biggest Hit Was Almost Jacked By Dr. Dre

A dozen years before Slaughterhouse formed, Westside Connection was one of Hip-Hop's super-groups. Following a run of acclaimed solo albums and hit movie success, Ice Cube merged with longtime associate WC and protege, Mack 10. The Connect-Gang formed, with The M.A.A.D. Circle's DJ Crazy Toones (Dub's brother) coming along behind... Read more

DJ Premier Speaks About How Real Moment Of Truth Was For Hip-Hop & Gang Starr (Video)

On March 30, 1998, Gang Starr stepped forth with Moment Of Truth. Guru and DJ Premier had taken four years since giving the masses their seminal album, Hard To Earn, and Hip-Hop was at a pivotal place in history. "We had platinum-respect. You'd think we were platinum artists that sold... Read more

MC Eiht, WC & DJ Premier Form An East/West Connection In Crazy Toones’ Final Video

In January of this year, Hip-Hop lost a talented DJ and producer in Crazy Toones. Passing away on the ninth day of the year, Toones was part of WC & The M.a.a.D Circle ('Dub is his brother) and worked with Ice Cube, Westside Connection, and Kurupt. Part of MC Eiht's... Read more

MC Eiht Releases The Tracklist & A New Song From His Collabo Album With DJ Premier (Audio)

One week ago, MC Eiht and DJ Quik released not one but two collaborations on Q-U-I-K & Problem's Rosecrans album. Those tracks, which closed the Diamond Lane Music Group release signified peace after a beef that dominated the 1990s in Rap music. Two Compton, California natives who literally threatened each... Read more

Respect The DJ: Ice Cube Refuses To Replace The Late DJ Crazy Toones On Stage (Video)

The January loss of Crazy Toones, remembered most for his work as a member of WC and The Maad Circle, left a gaping hole in the hearts of many. Celebrated as a producer and DJ, the man born Lamar Dupré Calhoun was the biological brother of rapper WC and appeared... Read more

DJ Crazy Toones, Producer/Member of WC & The Maad Circle Has Passed Away

News today has broken that DJ Crazy Toones (born Lamar Dupré Calhoun) has passed away. An accomplished DJ and producer, Toones joined Coolio as a member of WC & The Maad Circle for much of the 1990s. The real-life brother of WC, Crazy Toones worked closely with Westside Connection and... Read more

Sir Jinx Speaks About Keeping The Production On Ice Cube’s Death Certificate True To The Game

Present day Hip-Hop relies heavily on serial albums. From The Blueprint to Detox, there is momentum in many great artists' catalogs that keeps the listener engaged while threading a concept. Twenty five years ago this week, Ice Cube released Death Certificate. This platinum album followed 1990's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted solo breakout,... Read more

WC Is Sometimes Overlooked In Conversations About West Coast Giants. Not Tonight (Video)

For nearly 30 years, WC has been a West Coast lyrical giant. Whether in the form of Low Profile, The MaaD Circle, Westside Connection, or his impressive solo career, the South Central Los Angeles, California native MC has been able to make it work, and let the flows shine. 1995... Read more

Ice Cube Promises N.W.A. On Stage Reunion In 2016 (Video)

In 2015, N.W.A.'s story was told through the F. Gary Gray-directed film, Straight Outta Compton. With that, the group that has been in factions since 1989 made steps towards reunion. Although the platinum group's founder, Eazy-E, died in 1995, the surviving four members appeared together through the film's summer '15... Read more

Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise Is 20 Years Old Today. Take A Walk Back Through The Valley

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Coolio seemed to be living in the shadows. A product of Southern California, the MC born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. made some of his first noise alongside WC, DJ Crazy Toones and the collective known as WC & The Maad Circle. As the... Read more

Happy Birthday Ice Cube. May It Be A Good Day…

Today (June 15), MC/actor Ice Cube turns 46 years old. As he gears up for the Straight Outta Compton N.W.A. biopic (August 14), an on-stage reunion with MC Ren and DJ Yella, and a Barbershop 3 costarring Common, it seems safe to say it will be a good year for... Read more

Finding the GOAT: Pick Another ’90s Great Wild Card For Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

WC Explains Why He Avoided The Westside Connection & Cypress Hill Beef (Video)

One of the feuds that people tend to forget is the 1996 battle between Westside Connection and Cypress Hill. In the wake of 2Pac's murder, Eazy-E's death, and all the subliminals happening between The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and Wu-Tang Clan, it's easy to forget. However, a clever interviewer briefly asked... Read more

Daz Dillinger & WC – Don’t Call it a Comeback (Video)

Here's a hard hitting new collabo from Daz Dillinger and WC. The title of the track fits the tone. Check out the video for Don't Call it a Comeback. Related: Daz Dillinger & WC – Stay Out the Way ft Snoop Dogg (Audio)... Read more

Daz Dillinger & WC – Stay Out the Way ft Snoop Dogg

Here's another OG West Coast connection. Check out Daz Dillinger and WC's Stay Out the Way featuring Snoop Dogg. Related: Daz Dillinger & WC – Wha’cha Gon Do (Audio)... Read more

Daz Dillinger & WC – Wha’cha Gon Do

Daz Dillinger & WC revisit the Luniz classic "I Got 5 On It" beat in their latest release. Check out Wha Cha Gon' Do. Related: Daz Dillinger – Late Nite ft WC (Video)... Read more

Daz Dillinger – Late Nite ft WC (Video)

Daz Dillinger and WC are still repping the Left Coast heavy. Check out the new video for their collabo, Late Nite. Related: Daz Dillinger – Once Again (Video)... Read more

Here’s a double play from an All Star list of West Coast OGs: Daz, Kurupt, The Lady of Rage, WC, RBX & Soopafly (Videos)

First up is Trajical by the N'Matez (Daz, Kurupt, Lady of Rage & RBX) and produced by Daz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfqH8hc0UqY&feature=player_embedded Next is Stickin' to the Script by WC ft Daz, Kurupt, Soopafly & Bad Lucc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS5iPYiqdOU&feature=player_embedded#... Read more