Video: 'In Gotti We Trust' by Kurupt(w. Xzibit)
Video: 'In Gotti We Trust' by Kurupt & Xzibit
DJ Quik & Kurupt: For The Funk Of It
by Joseph Poakwa
DJ Quik, arguably The West Coast's best producer connects with Kurupt The Kingpin to create a lyrical and sonic explosion...
2009 has been a year full of ups and downs so far. With the passing of Michael Jackson, the world has realized how fragile the music industry really is. There aren't many people that can enter the fraternity of music and produce works with the ability to stand the test of time. Each year sees the entrance and exit of a new artist; however with every exit we are reminded of those select few artists who have been able to produce hit after hit, leaving them with a career full of longevity. Kurupt and DJ Quik are an example of what happens when an artist creates rather than imitates.
For their uniqueness and ability to create music that not only defined a neighborhood, but an era, Quik and Kurupt continue to be West Coast staples and Hip Hop Legends. With their combined effort Blaqkout in the streets blowing out speakers, Hip-Hop Wired sat down with the west coast kings to speak on their longevity, Death Row records, and the untimely passing of Michael Jackson. [Click here for more]
Video: "Do Your Thang" by Quik & Kurupt
"Do You Know" by Quik & Kurupt from the Blaqkout album
Audio: Joints of the Week
Method Man & Redman feat. U.G.K. - "City Lights"
Kurupt - "Dream"
Ludacris & Shawnna - "Everybody Drunk"
Wale feat. Lady Gaga - "Chillin'"
Juelz Santana - "Shake That Ass For Daddy"
Pimp C feat. Lil Wayne - "Let's Talk Money"
Video: "This Is How We Live" - Tha Dogg Pound
Peep the original Long Beach connection still just as strong today as the golden era of west coast hip-hop. Fuck Death Row Tha DPG is still clickin'! Peep Snoop Dogg, Soopafly representin'. Brought to us by DPGRecordz.
West Fest Tour Schedule
Big Snoop Dogg and Dubcnn have teamed up to present the West Fest tour taking place this June. The West Fest will be visiting cities throughout the west coast in California, Oregon, Washington, and Canada. Artists on the bill include Tha Dogg Pound (Daz, Kurupt), Westurn Union (Soopafly, Bad Lucc, Damani), Warzone (Goldie Loc, MC Eiht, Kam), Mistah F.A.B., Warren G, and other special guests.
Check Dubcnn for the latest announcements and updates regarding the West Fest tour.
New Gang Flick Lines Up Hip-Hop Cast
A number of rappers are on board to star in I.E., a new anti-gang awareness film that is based on a true story about two opposing gangs in Southern California.
Described as The Departed meets Training Day, the film is based on The L.A. Crips, who set their sights on territory controlled by The I.E. Mob in San Bernardino County.
I.E., which is being lensed by director Billy Wright, focuses on “Cory,” an imprisoned gang member from the Inland Empire area who is serving time in San Bernardino jail.
He hears about his brothers death and The L.A. Crips' incursion into I.E. Mob territory and the result is all out gang war in Southern California.
“As a result of Cory avenging his younger brother Alonzo‘s death, he is sent to prison for murder,” executive producer Lola Jackson said. “Seven years later after all the madness in the I.E. has ceased, Cory finally accepts his calling as a minister.”
The film, which is currently in pre-production, is scheduled to go into production this summer.
Others starring in I.E. include Melvin Jackson Jr., Jensen Atwood, Jade Yorker and others. Snoop Dogg is also rumored to be in negotiations to join the cast.
[Article by: Nolan Strong Allhiphop.com]