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’ , HIT US UP at JB@OZONEMA N I P P O P SEE WOHR ANOTT’SREPRESENTED AT ALL CHICAGO, IL: O T S T E E R T REPRESENTED, S The CORE Street DJs just inducted Averi Minor, DJ E H T S T I IS Shotime, DJ Kcperfect, DJ Predator, and DJ Bonsu. OZONFEEEHL THAT YOUR CITY IS M GAINESVILLE, FL: We had a great time at the CORE Retreat in New IF YOU


More than 100 residences, hotels, and apartments in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have been raided since methamphetamine first surfaced as a drug problem here in 2000. The Cincinnati Union Terminal, formerly a major stop for passenger trains, celebrates its 75th anniversary throughout 2008. NKU’s women’s basketball team is in the record books as national champions of NCAA Division II. Six-time Grammy Award winner Kanye West brings his Glow in the Dark Tour to U.S. Bank Arena this summer, sharing the spotlight along with Rihanna, N.E.R.D., and Lupe Fiasco, - Judy Jones (


Innerstate Ike drops the highly anticipated album Whales and Watergunz. Julox from Ugly Azz Ent. is working on a new mixtape called My 2 Week Notice. Him, Kevin Pistol, Gangsta Head, City of the Snow, and Tytanik all have mixes dropping with DJ Ktone The Turf DJ. DJ Bedz is advancing in his career, and KS 107.5 hates it. Club Treo had a no-show Battlecat party, but it was packed as hell. First Saturdays at Blue Ice starts in May, and Chingo Bling is coming to the town in May. The Jazz station is now history, and so is Club Rise downtown. It’s now called Beta, and it’s been poppin’ for the techno heads. - DJ Ktone (


Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z shut down the Heart of the City Tour with Kanye West, Timbaland, Memphis Bleek, and Jeezy blessing the stage. Beyonce, Questlove, Fabolous, and Mary’s husband Kendu watched from the Rocawear/99 Jamz VIP section along with me! The afterparty at Karu & Y was a celebfest of actors, singers, rappers, NFL and NBA players. Rick Ross and Flo-Rida both had album signing events at Best Buy where the support was 3-0-5 beautiful. Flo-Rida had a bowling afterparty (and I beat him). Miami must be an inspiration for Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Cee-Lo, Ciara, Solange, Charlie Hustle, and Nina Sky because they all booked out the studios here. - Supa Cindy (


Aych defeated New Jersey rapper M.I.L. on BET’s 106 and Park and earned a trip back in May. Jook music pioneer Tampa Tony received a life sentence for possession and conspiracy to distribute (but is still alive and well, despite rumors that he committed suicide). The mixtape scene heats up with multiple releases of DJ Spinatik’s Street Runnaz series. Grammy Award winning producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and BMU brace for the release of 2 Pistols’ debut album. Third Leg Greg returns to WiLD 98.7fm on weekends. Bubba Sparxxx opened Twice on Sundays Recording Studio. - Slick Worthington (


The streets are awaiting the highly anticipated mixtape by DJ Terrah, Cut the Check or Cut the Coversation Vol. 2. Since MAGIC 101.3 received BDS status, ranking it 83 in the country, the city has been invaded by visits from Trina, Day 26, Mike Jones and countless other superstars. The Venue and Plasma still have the club scene on smash for Saturday nights, holding it down for the hood and college crowds, respectively. Artists gaining momentum in the streets are Ball Greezy, Grind Mode, and Big Koon & Hollywood with their banger “I’m Leanin’.” - Jett Jackson (

Orleans along with CORE DJ Lil John from WGCI. The city was well repped along with Infinite Hustle Ent.’s Dutch Dinero, Hymalaya, DJ Young Shadow, and Shabazz. Hot Styles had the #1 record in the city with “Lookin’ Boy” featuring Yung Joc. Donski had a showcase at Tini Martini that highlighted acts like Dutch Dinero, Hymalaya, Thraxx, J Lyn, Kurfew, and The Cartel. No ID and Traxster have a new blogsite called The Hipster movement has taken over Chicago with Cool Kids and Kid Sister. - Jamal Hooks (


The 505 has been on fire with concerts this year. Kanye West’s Glow in The Dark concert is coming. Darren Lopez was named the new Program Director for Kiss 97.3. Too $hort’s concert is being rescheduled. Raw is hitting everyone over the head with his multiple CD releases this year. YLI will be taking over Tha Lab Hip Hop Store. Eric Martinez from Power Moves Entertainment presented on the Tastemakers’ Panel at Sha Money XL’s Producer Conference in Arizona. - Beno (


April saw Big Sid celebrate his 4th Annual Birthday Bash Concert at Wildrose in San Angelo. Slim Thug headlined the event with special guests Playaz Choice, Gerald G, Grit Boys, 1st Class, and Slaughter House. Abilene’s weekend starts popping Thursdays with DJ Skid at O’Kelly’s Co-Ed Thursdays; Fridays with Lady D’Vine at El Sitio’s Hip Hop Fridays; and Saturdays at Midnight Rodeo 3 with DJ Jale on the 1s and 2s. - Christian Flores (


The Texas Urban Music Summit (Texas U.M.S.) backed by the CORE DJs is coming to city early summer. PPT just dropped their album Denglish. I told Big Chief I was sleeping on him and he told me I’ve got to wake up. The way he flips through the city, he’s right. Check out “Go Harda” and “Supastarz” at Big Doughski G is in the streets with his new mixtape Just Feel Me Bro while Lil Fred Records is keeping Young Nino and Hotboy Starr grinding. 97.9’s D’Lyte and EClass are live at Rhythm City every Saturday night. MS got transferred to Seagoville; stay strong, man. - Edward “Pookie” Hall (


SSU and E93 blazed the airwaves and campus with Spring Fling, a week long break for Savannah State co-eds. Lloyd and Shawty Lo brought Spring Fling to an end but the party kept going. Big O and Rich Life have the college scene on lock with the hottest parties of the season. Kappa Alpha Psi’s lingerie party at Frozen was too hot for TV and the greatest end to it all is Top 25 and Island Breeze, where A.M.I & Kappa Alpha Psi’s Benney Jay was nominated. - Lucky (


Ice Cube, Bun B, David Banner, N.E.R.D., Clipse, Ludacris, Mannie Fresh, Talib Kweli, Rob G, Chingo Bling, Tech N9ne, and more were all in town for the 2008 SXSW (South by South West) Music Festival. Local and area participators included Gerald G, Chalie Boy, Pimpin Pen, On The Line Records, JKapone, Public Offenders, Set 4 Life, Bavu Blakes, Question, Drojo, C.O.D. and more. DJ Rapid Ric and Chalie Boy are releasing Versatile Child 2: Return of the Versatile Child. Pitbull came to town for a show at Paradox with The Beat 104.9. - O.G. of Luxury Mindz (


Smoke and Pay of Club Hypnotic teamed up with Starr & O of 360 Hood Ent., Alexander of Standalone Ent., and B 106.3 to bring acts like Paul Wall, MyLyfe Records, Green City, Gutta of Mack’s On Tha Rise, Swisha House, Kyle Lee, and Grit Boys. Ms. Rita and Doza Don TV got plenty of footage. Dirty B, Lonestar, Fed 500, and KTrain of Fedtyme’s single “Make Moves” gets heavy radio rotation. Lemmie B Down and Adykted Sol opened Club Kaching with Big Brad of Scorpion Records and LIl Sean of Kachiing performing. Greta held a Celebrity B-Ball game in Waco. - Tre Dubb (

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