Nowadays Tha Dogg Pound duo Daz Dillinger and Kurupt are much more likely to figuratively rat-a-tat-tat some raps on that ass than blast Gats. Kushtal Records had the opportunity to book Tha Dogg Pound for a show in Winnipeg. This was great news for rap fans. Especially for us older heads who grew up in the heyday of Gangsta Rap and the subsequent prominence of the popular West Coast rap movement that brought us N.W.A., Ice-T, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac.
We followed a couple ladies with legs-for-days (or should we say mini-mini-skirts?) into Stereo Nightclub. As we settled in we caught energetic sets from local rap crew Unity Sound Crew and Van City wordsmith Dilemma. Daz and Kurupt's first few tracks paid homage to one-time Deathrow labelmate and D.P.G. affiliate Nate Dogg.
"Nobody Does It Better" and "Regulate" set the tone for the night. The crowd was already eagerly reciting lyrics word for word as G-Funk dripped from the speakers and the energy only heightened as popular tracks "Cali Iz Active" and "Let's Play House" got a spin. These two are Tha Dogg Pound's highest charting singles; #4 & #5 respectively, on the Billboard Rap Charts. Halfway through the set DJ Salam abruptly stopped the music for a memorable crowd-response question asked by Daz: "Do y'all smoke weed in Winnipeg?! We do in Cali every day!" The crowd roared in agreement, then Kurupt c-walked quite effortlessly to everyone's amusement. Then "Ain't No Fun" came on and once again West Coast rap karaoke was in session.
At one point Kurupt stopped the music to educate everyone about Daz's underappreciated production prowess. He was responsible for production on several tracks off of Tupac's acclaimed album All Eyez On Me: "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" and "I Ain't Mad at Cha," to name a couple. Let's not forget that Kurupt was considered one of the most lyrical emcees from the West Coast. Their set concluded with snippets from the many tracks that they've been individually featured on, like "Got My Mind Made Up" by Tupac featuring Daz and "Housewife" by Dr. Dre featuring Kurupt. All in all, Tha Dogg Pound put on a solid rap show filled with familiarity and funk and explosive energy. Appropriately, they ended the night with a bang... "Xxplosive." check out the pics here http://respect-mag.com/photos-recap-tha-dogg-pound-in-winnipeg-canada
I was one of the earliest supporters of B.O.B. in Atlanta & actively promoted him & his talent to anyone who would listen. I'm still a supporter but this interview on Hot 97 brings up a serious issue amongst radio DJs that I can immediately identify with. I've been in radio for 20 years & have interviewed many artists who have stopped by my radio show but most of the time when those artists get larger they never come back or send a thank you unless their careers are falling off & they are trying to reconnect with their original fans & supporters.
I never felt like B.O.B. was only reaching for a pop audience but I can understand 1000% what HOT 97′s program director Ebro is talking about because it happens all the time to me on the radio station I'm on.
KUSHTAL RECORDS PRESENTS WU-TANG CLANS BRONZE NAZARETH MAY 31ST @ STEREO NIGHTCLUB
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OPENING ACTS INCLUDE PHILLY MOVES JUNE MEGA OF THE WISEMAN UNITY SOUND CREW SERTIFYDE & DJ DISSPARE WILL BE SPINNING He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. Around 1998, Bronze Nazareth met with producer and rapper Cilvaringz who was impressed by his work and added him to his own production team and label Ringz & Partners Inc. with whom Bronze released the internet-only release The Unknown - Death's Birth: The Grip Of Behemoths in 2002. From there, the two worked the rounds of contacts within the clan's extended associates. Eventually he was asked by RZA to join the Wu's in-house team. He furthered his technique and sound. Bronze went on to contribute two beats to RZA's solo album Birth of a Prince. He produced most of the 2005 compilation album Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture, released on Dreddy Kruger's label Think Differently Music. In 2006 he released his solo debut on this label titled The Great Migration to critical acclaim. It features Wu-Tang Clan affiliates such as Timbo King, Prodigal Sunn and Killa Sin. He produced the majority (11 out of 13 tracks) for Sunz Of Man member 60 Second Assassin's debut solo album Remarkable Timing, along with contributing to affiliated 9th Prince, Timbo King, and Prodigal Sunn. 9 beats were made for his group the Wisemen's second album Children Of A Lesser God released in 2010. He released his 2nd solo album in 2011 called School for the Blindman with features from Canibus, Killah Priest, The Wisemen, RZA, Masta Killa, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, La The Darkman & Willie the Kid again to critical acclaim. Furthermore, that same year he released Knowing Project Manzu with the Italian duo Project Manzu, providing all production for the album alongside various Wu-affiliates.
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Ku$htal Records presents: Daz & Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound, May 19th at Stereo Nightclub!!!!
Performances by: Struck, JvG Of Keep Six Ft.D1, Unity Sound Crew, Sertifyde, Blackout Music, Jessica Bro-Z, EMCEE Dj RyanG....... Line up may be subject to change at anytime!
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Tha Dogg Pound is an American hip hop duo formed in 1992, made up of West Coast rappers Daz Dillinger and Kurupt. They were signed to Death Row Records in their early careers and were key to the label's success. The duo made their first appearance on Dr. Dre's highly-acclaimed debut album The Chronic (1992), appearing on several songs. They also appeared on Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle (1993), and the Death Row soundtracks Murder Was the Case and Above the Rim. Their debut album Dogg Food was released in 1995. It was another addition to the controversy of hardcore hip hop due to the sexual and violent lyrics and went on to sell two million albums.
Kurupt and Daz went on to release solo albums starting in 1998. They had both eventually left the crumbling Death Row Records in 1999 after Daz left due to long-lasting internal struggles on the label after friend and labelmate Tupac Shakur's murder in 1996. Kurupt started Antra Records, while Daz and Soopafly started D.P.G. Recordz. In 2002 a feud arose between the two when Kurupt decided to sign back with Death Row Records, upsetting everyone involved with the group. His awaited Death Row release Against Tha Grain had been postponed several times while Kurupt was on the label, later being released in August 2005, after he was off. In January 2005, Daz made another solo album release titled Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta LP. Tha Dogg Pound then got back together as a group and released Dillinger & Young Gotti II in November 2005. In 2006 Snoop Dogg decided to get involved and the three released their official reunion album Cali Iz Active.
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JANELLE MONÁE SET TO PERFORM TWO SPECIAL SHOWS WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA;
VIDEO FOR "Q.U.E.E.N." FEATURING ERYKAH BADU SURPASSES 4 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE;
NEW PRESS IMAGE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM, THE ELECTRIC LADY, REVEALED
Grammy-nominated artist, Janelle Monáe, is set to perform two special shows with the San Francisco Symphony and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra this month. Monáe will perform new arrangements of her critically acclaimed music, while being accompanied by each symphonies vibrant orchestrations. Monáe's first appearance with the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will take place tonight, May 16th and will benefit SFS music and education programs. She will then join The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on May 20th, graciously filling in for Aretha Franklin, who regretfully had to cancel her appearance under doctor's orders. Proceeds from her performance at The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association's annual Corporate Night, will benefit the CSO's general operations and nationally recognized community engagement and music education programs.
Last month, Monáe released "Q.U.E.E.N" featuring Erykah Badu, a new track from her upcoming album, The Electric Lady, to extensive critical acclaim. VIBE declared the song a "sure-fire hit," and Rolling Stone referred to it as "An anthem of self-determination with a funkadelicious base line," while Stereogum hailed Monáe as "a hero...'Q.U.E.E.N' is an irresistibly funky vamp-strut with Afrobeat horns and Princely synth-squelches...and a rap verse that's better than it has any right to be." The companion video to the song received equal adulation, immediately trending worldwide on Twitter, and surpassing 4 million views on YouTube in just a few days. Today, Ms. Monáe - who has become a modern day style icon, revealed the first press image from her upcoming album, The Electric Lady (see attached.)
A groundbreaking, genre-blurring singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Janelle Monáe's inventive style melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk, and rock n roll. In the last two years, Monáe's career has blossomed following the release of her Grammy-nominated, first full-length LP, The ArchAndroid. Monáe has toured the world and been invited to perform at numerous festivals, including the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, the Afro-Punk Festival in Brooklyn, and the NorthSea and Montreux Jazz Festivals. Her success has garnered her several global appearances, including a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Additionally, Monáe has been honored with invitations to perform for the Democratic National Convention and for the President of the United States at The White House. Last year, she collaborated with Grammy Award-winning band fun. on their breakout hit single "We Are Young." Monáe was also recently signed as the newest CoverGirl spokesmodel. Her highly anticipated sophomore album, The Electric Lady, is due out later this year.
Janelle Monáe "Q.U.E.E.N" featuring Erykah Badu Official Video:
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Fans of rap Icon and beat box legend Doug E. Fresh will soon be able to catch him as he rides the air waves on his new WBLS Radio show; getting his brilliant spin on classic Hip Hop as well social and political topics which plague urban communities. The rapper, record producer, and legend extraordinaire is hands down the pioneer of the beat boxing phenomena. Fresh's ability to take rap and Hip Hop listeners to new levels with his lyrical dexterity is just one of the many reasons his new radio show will resonate with music lovers. Doug E Fresh's classic hip hop radio program aptly entitled "The Show" will air every Saturday evening from 9pm-11pm.
Fresh's hits "The Show" and "La-Di-Da-Di" are no doubt Hip Hop classics themselves and forever stand at the foundation of the genre itself; which is why Fresh seems to remain timely in his industry presence.
When rap group Cali Swag District introduced a song giving credit to Fresh for the popular new dance "The Dougie" based on his trademark dance moves - "Teach Me How to Dougie" became not just a tribute but a new craze. Fresh has performed with Cali Swag District at the BET Awards Pre-show, on ESPN 'First Take' discussing the Dougie as a sports celebration, and even appeared at the Soul Train Awards teaching the dance to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.
With his latest venture into radio, Fresh is excited to be close to the music regularly and in control of sharing real Hip Hop with the people. He looks forward to hitting ears with the hottest selections while helping keep the respect for the music alive - both to New York listeners as well as via live streamed shows available to music lovers everywhere.
WBLS (107.5) is an urban adult contemporary FM radio station in New York City, that from the early 1970-80s was kicked off by renowned Disc Jockey Frankie Crocker; now being the flagship station for new talents such as Steve Harvey, Jeff Foxx, Imhotep Gary Byrd, and Wendy Williams. WBLS is proud to host Doug E. Fresh in its new line up - continuing to build on the station's signature Urban Contemporary sound Use this block to tell the audience about your company. A short paragraph or a few sentences including your company's location, description and website is ideal.