New Music: Warren G – “Regulate… G Funk Era Part II” EP [STREAM]

It’s been over 20 years since Warren G blessed us with his West Coast classic, Regulate… G Funk Era. So, it’s a pleasure to announce that he’s back with the sequel, Regulate… G Funk Era Part II. The 5 track offering taps the talents of hip-hop legends, such as Too $hort,...

RESPECT. Interview: Tech N9ne on “Special Effects,” working with Eminem, and World Domination

Tech N9ne adds “Special Effects” to a discography that’s allowing he and Strange Music to transcend generations. Tech N9ne’s unique, pioneering brand of artistry hasn’t always been understood or embraced by mainstream culture, but with his 15th studio album “Special Effects,” Tech’s...

Big Sean Announces New Album, Title and Features

  After releasing a tweet this weekend with the caption "done," Big Sean left fans and followers wondering if this was his way of saying that his new album was really complete. Turns out, it is true. Big Sean's third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise. The artists that will be featured...

New Video: Iamsu! Feat. Too $hort & E-40 – “T.W.D.Y.”

  Less than a week after dropping his smooth “Truffle Butter” freestyle, Iamsu! linked up with his Bay Area brethren Too $hort and E-40 for his “T.W.D.Y.” visual. The artfully done, black and white visual kept it simple by only featuring Iamsu! and his crew, along with a couple...

Watch Big Sean & E-40 Perform “IDFWU” on The Tonight Show

Big Sean stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night with E-40 to perform his hit single (and one of the hottest songs of the year) "IDFWU". This was the first time Big Sean performed the single on television, and with a little help from The Roots, it didn't disappoint. They...

E-40 reveals tracklist for three part album, “Sharp On All 4 Corners”

[caption id="attachment_84377" align="alignnone" width="600"] e-40 via rockthebells[/caption] Last month via Twitter, San Francisco Bay Area native E-40 announced that he will release his new, three-part album Sharp On All 4 Corners, on December 9th (the same date that Lil Wayne's Tha Carter...

Artwork & Tracklist: Iamsu! – Sincerely Yours

This moment has been a long time coming for Iamsu!. He has released multiple well-received mixtapes over the past couple of years, but now it is time for the West Coast up-and-comer's debut album, Sincerely Yours. Today, Iamsu! revealed the track list and cover art for the highly anticipated album,...

New Music: G-Eazy feat. E-40 & Jay Ant – “Far Alone (Remix)”

G-Eazy had one of his dreams come true today. He grabbed a verse from Bay Area legend E-40 for the remix of his single, "Far Alone." 40 Water takes a trip down memory lane, discussing his rough upbringing and eventual label signing. Check it out below. G-Eazy's new album, These Things Happen is...

Interview: Andre Nickatina Dismisses Retirement

Rumor had it that Andre Nickatina would be Andre Nickatina's final album, that he would hang up the towel after dropping his 15th record -- his self-titled LP that hit shelves this morning. But according to the San Francisco rapper himself, you shouldn't believe everything you hear. He...

Interview: YOGY Speaks On His Struggles, Plans For The Future & Oscar Grant

The Bay Area has always been a hotbed for hip-hop talent, going all the way back to the heyday of E-40, Too Short, Spice 1 and Mac Dre, to name a few. Now, meet YOGY. He's a young man who's wise beyond his years, poised to take all of his life experiences and create something more meaningful out...

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