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HATTIESBURG, MS:

The city is coming off its Que/Delta week high and is ready for Bruhfest (Mason Week). Recently appearing on Rap City, DJ Sweat’s new mixtape The Movement, a compilation of Mississippi’s hottest artists, is killing the streets. It features all the Sipp’s regions from the Dirty Delta down to the Coast with artists like XVII, GMB, Mugsy, Reek Dog, Hoodoo & Killa, and more. I.G. and Lil D.P.’s “Tip Witcha Boy” is finally getting spins on the video channels. Young Jeezy got the buzz around town with his arrival soon. And although I’m big fan, Webbie stood the Hub City up again! - DJ Big Brd (llerbac@yahoo.com)

MONTGOMERY, AL:

April 6th was DJ Frank White and Greg Street’s first Alabama showcase featuring guest judges Greg Street, TJ Chapman, Chad Brown (Jive), Rich Boy, and Doughboy (97.9 PD). Rich Boy performed some new music. The showcase winner was Trap House – Gump’s Most Hated Vol. 5 out now. Lil Chappy’s “Rollin” is off the chain in the clubs. Gucci Mane came through and instead of paying him, they should have paid his hype man because he did all the work. Khia and Maceo came through and performed their new singles for the crowd. Long Money Ent. is rumored to have signed to Tight to Def (Raheem). - Frank White (www.Myspace.com/djfrankwhite96) & Hot Girl Maximum (HotGirl.Maximum@gmail.com) adupe)

TALLAHASSEE, FL:

SHREVEPORT, LA:

99.7fm KMJJ was awarded Best Radio Station in America by Radio & Records Magazine. The station reaches Arkansas, Oklahoma, and half way to Houston, Texas. Cappuccino gets the morning started Monday-Friday 9 AM to 2 PM, and Saturdays 2 PM to 6 PM. Hotsauce heats up the evening Monday-Saturday 6 PM to 10 PM. Young Nisa seduces the late nights Monday-Thursday 10 PM to 2 AM, and Sundays Noon to 4 PM. E Law cranks up Saturday mornings from 10 AM to 2 PM. C Mac grooves the evening every Sunday 4 PM to 8 PM. Other notable club/underground DJs include Woody, K-Rock, and Pop. - Cmac (cmac@cumulus.com)

MEMPHIS, TN:

Some very deserving artists got their chance to shine at the Beale Street Music Festival. This year Memphis natives Al Kapone, Project Pat, Lord T & Eloise, and Muck Sticky were added to a line-up that includes The Roots, Fergie, Aretha Franklin, and more. Live Hip Hop band Free Sol will begin recording a new album this year with Justin Timberlake. Free Sol recently signed to Tennman Records, which was launched by Justin Timberlake himself. Rapper 40 Kel has gained a lot of attention by doing rap movie reviews every Friday on Q107.5 and with his new hit song “Memphis Tigers.” - Deanna Brown (Deanna.Brown@MemphisRap. com)

T-Pain picked up a Grammy for Best Rap Song with Kanye West for “Good Life.” TJs DJs was a success with the help of artists such as Shawty Lo, Rick Ross, Blood Raw, B.O.B, Pretty Ricky, Khia, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, & DJ Unk. Mr. Buss It Baby himself Plies returned to the city with a show at Bajas Beach club. Lil Boosie showed up this time to rip up a sold-out crowd at The Moon. The Dream hit the city with very short concert at Bajas Beach Club. P. Diddy’s new Making of The Band artist Day 26 came into the city to host and perform at Florida A&M University. - DJ Dap (DJDapOnline@gmail.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK:

Kanye West performed at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City on April 29th. The after party was at Club Deja Vu. Presidential Trap House hosted a release party for their new artist Chop Chop. The guys had mad support from the city. Gunna and Ms. HoneySiccle performed as well. On May 18th, HoneySiccle had her release party which was combined with the TMI Boyz’ listening party. - Marshlynn (Marshlynn.Bolden@uscellular.com) & PL (BeatBrokers77@yahoo.com)

SAN ANTONIO, TX:

This month was a surely on fire with shows from Making the Band’s Day 26 at Club Antro and Club Planeta Mexico all in the same night. To top things off, it got really crazy when the 7th Annual Low Low Car Show came to town. The stage was graced by none other than Grammy Award winning artist and producers Three 6 Mafia. Rob G and a list of other local talent also graced the stage. - Bishop Maxx (bishop_maxx@yahoo.com)

JACKSON, MS:

Scarface gave the OGs a reason to come out for a heck of performance. Actress and model Melyssa Ford was a no-show for a scheduled hosting event; apparently the wind caused a flight problem. Boosie and Yo Gotti hit the race track, bringing in over 6,000 people. Lil C from Battlefield is reportedly the next best hood artist leading into the summer. Stax’s 6th Annual Birthday Bash during Memorial Day weekend had the streets buzzing. Lyfe Jennings put in work, banging out two performances at two different locations in less than four hours. - Tambra Cherie (TambraCherie@aol.com) & Stax (blockwear@tmo.blackberry.net)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN:

G.B. the Fly Boi’s single “Think I’m Icy” is killing the radio and streets. Dragged Up Music opened up its second Soundscan location and kicked off Dragged Up DJs. ATB Ent. has a new single featuring Lil Boosie. DJ Don Don launched S.B. Ent. with a mixtape release and store opening. Bangin’ in Da Trunk features Boosie, Webbie, OJ Da Juice, Lil Wyte, Gucci Mane, and Plies. Dynasty Hair Salon keeps all the ladies looking fresh. Smog@comcast.net and Unorthodox Media kicked off their company. The Hypnotized Tour left Conseco Feildhouse. Barack Obama came through. Katt Williams rocked the Murat Theatre three sold-out nights in a row. Shawty Lo, Bun B, Scarface & Webbie made trips to Cloud 9 Bar & Grill. The new Mr. Dan’s at Keystone and Fallcreek holds it down with the Coneys and Burgers late night. - DJ Black (djblackhcp@tmail.com)

ST. LOUIS, MO:

Trillion Billion Beats, a.k.a. Killa Squad, produced several singles in the street right now for artists like Dutch Jackson (“Fuck Da Lou”), Yah Derty Zo (“Triple Step”), Young Ill (“Check Me Out”), Louie V (“Like a Model”), and City Boi (“Gitcha Good”). They also have a credit on Chingy’s new album and a pending lawsuit with Bone Thugs over “Order of My Steps,” which was written by Dutch Jackson. The hot new albums in the town are Family Affair’s Daily Situations and Gotta Be Karim’s Bean Pie. County Brown of Addicted Dopeness is STL’s new Hittmenn DJ rep. - Jesse James (JesseJames314@aol.com)

NASHVILLE, TN:

Thanks to The Firm, The Place, Zen, Sensations, Rhythm Kitchen, and Super D’s the city can finally enjoy a variety of venues. The DJs are boomin’ too. C-Lo is gearing up for a new mixtape series; HB is still putting in work; Whitey just signed with Def Jam to do exclusive mixes; and DJ Infamous and Sir Swift gear up to drop their authorized Cashville Mixtape Series. Speaking of Cashville, Haystak is still moving major units and Platinum Bound Records is back with a new location in Antioch. - Janiro (Janiro@southernentawards.com)

TULSA, OK

106.9 KHITS brought Bow Wow, Naughty by Nature, and Cherish to town for their Spring Bash 2008. Local Producer O-Boi gains exposure by producing “Still Missin” on Flo-Rida’s new album. DJ Good Ground has heated up the streets with his newest mixtape, Country Swagger Vol. 1. Rapper B.E. is the newest artist on the grind with Slip N Slide Records. The album is called Let Me Get Me featuring his hit single “Hustlin” with Gator of C-Side. It will be in stores this summer. - DJ Civil Rightz (Myspace.com/DJCivilRightz)

OZONE MAG // 19

Ozone Mag #67 - May 2008  

Ozone Mag #67 - May 2008

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