Tag Archives: Dr. Dre

Dirty Rotten Scoundrel – Jeru The Damaja

1994 interview with Brooklyn’s Jeru The Damaja on “Yo! MTV Raps” discussing the importance of lyrical substance and problems with Hip-Hop journalists.

The Best Of Nate Dogg Mixtape Download – J.Period

To commemorate the first anniversary of the G-Funk crooner’s tragic passing, mix-tape king J.Period has put together this extensive tribute project featuring the West Coast favourite’s collaborations with the likes of Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Ludacris and more – download here.

Here I Am… – Big Daddy Kane

1991 footage of Big Daddy Kane running through a medley of some Cold Chillin’ classics on “Yo! MTV Raps” with Dr. Dre and Ed Lover.

New Joint – Focus / Pro-Verb / Ras Kass / Kendrick Lamar / Latoiya Williams

Focus ft. Pro-Verb, Ras Kass, Kendrick Lamar & Latoiya Williams – “Homage To Daz & Soopafly” (Focus Music / 2010)

Focus takes his producer tribute series to the West Coast with this brilliant instalment which tips its Raiders cap to the sun-drenched 90s G-Funk of former Death Row affiliates Daz and Soopafly.

Firm Biz – AZ

AZ speaks on his involvement in 90s group The Firm with Nas and Foxy Brown.

Fat For The 90′s – Lord Finesse

Lord Finesse on “Yo! MTV Raps” with a teenage Big L promoting his 1992 album “Return Of The Funky Man”.

No More Drama – Stat Quo

Atlanta’s Stat Quo talks about being the latest artist to leave the Shady / Aftermath camp.

Way 2 Fonky – DJ Quik

The West Coast OG talks about working with Murs and Snoop, production techniques, and his upcoming project with Kurupt.

Safe & Sound – DJ Quik

Arguably one of the most talented yet under appreciated producers in Hip-Hop, DJ Quik talks about Dr. Dre’s “Detox” album and clearing Michael Jackson samples.

Compton’s N The House – The Game

The Game talks to AllHipHop.Com about his new album “L.A.X.”, Hip-Hop’s changing audience, and his retirement plans.

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Soul Assassins – Cypress Hill

Back-in-the-day clip of Cypress Hill performing the classic “How I Could Just Kill A Man” at Yo! MTV Raps’ 1992 Spring Break concert in Daytona.

Under Pressure – The Game / Busta Rhymes

Footage of Busta Rhymes interviewing The Game on BET’s Rap City last week.

In today’s rap world of non-stop beefs, egos and hype, it’s refreshing to hear an artist talk honestly about both their career and life outside of the music industry. I’ve always felt that The Game was an artist who had the potential to go beyond the usual gangsta nonsense on his records, but who got caught up in the whole 50 Cent / G-Unit drama and wasted a lot of time and energy on a pointless feud. Hopefully, if he can channel some of that same honesty seen in the above clip into his new album, then “L.A.X.” could well be his greatest moment.  

How We Do – The Game / DJ Clue

A visibly tired Doctor’s Advocate on Clue’s Power 105 show talking about retirement, his new album “L.A.X.”, and not working with Dr. Dre.

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New Joint – The Game

The Game ft. Keyshia Cole – “Pain” ( Interscope / 2008 )

You’ve gotta love the lyrics on this one – “Ask a Jay-Z fan ’bout Big Daddy Kane…”

 

Thursday Throwback (Part 19) – The D.O.C.

The D.O.C. – “The Formula” ( Ruthless / 1989 )

On the strength of his Dr. Dre-produced debut album “No One Can Do It Better” it’s quite possible that, if it hadn’t of been for the tragic car accident which led to the loss of his voice, heads today may well have found themselves name-checking The D.O.C. as one of the best to ever do it - what could have been, huh?

 

G-Funk Classics – Snoop Dogg

The Doggfather performing a selection of his early hits in Amsterdam this week.

 

Sample This! – West Coast Hip-Hop

What do you get when you cross YouTube with some classic West Coast rap and an enthusiastic crate digger? Tampa’s DJ ReggieReg1 has the answer….

Some obvious and well-known samples included here but entertaining nonetheless.

 

Me Against The World – Busta Rhymes

Hot 97′s DJ Enuff talks to Bus-A-Bus about his recent legal troubles and forthcoming album (some interesting comments about the state of the rap game at the top of the second clip).

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The Doggfather – Snoop Dogg

Snoop on Chicago’s B96 FM talking about working on Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”, Tupac Shakur, and his new album “Ego Trippin’”.

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Behind The Boards – DJ Khalil

The West Coast producer previews a new Nas track (“What It Is”) and discusses working with Dr. Dre on “Detox”.