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The West Coast Says Goodbye To DJ Crazy Toones

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On January 23rd at the Calvary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, hundreds of families, friends, and fans of Lamar Calhoun aka DJ Crazy Toones gathered to bid their farewells to the West Coast legend who passed away on the 9th, and give their condolences of Toone’s brother W.C. Attendees included Ice Cube, LL Cool J, […]

Wicked Babydoll Launches New Clothing Line

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Frequent Raptalk featured artist Wicked Babydoll of the Heavy Hitters LA duo now has her own clothing line and she’s partnered up with the online store RageOn! to make her shirts, hoodies, and phone accessories available to purchase. The images of the Salvadorean-American artist/model used on her products have received thousands of likes and shares on […]

RIP DJ Crazy Toones

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We have just learned through credible sources that West Coast legend DJ Crazy Toones has passed away. Details at this time are not known but unfortunately the word that’s been going around about his death is true. We’d like to send our condolences to his family, friends, loved ones… especially WC and Ice Cube. I’ve […]

Microsoft To Partner With The Universal Hip Hop Museum

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On January 18th at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Microsoft and the Universal Hip Hop Museum will be sharing ideas and taking suggestions for the upcoming digital hip hop museum that’s being built. According to the press release: “This envisioning session will focus on how The Universal Hip Hop Museum should use technologies by […]

Ice T Films New BodyCount Video!

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The OG Ice T is getting ready to rock out again as he and his group BodyCount prepare their next release, “Bloodlust,” coming this March in 2017. Ice was in Los Angeles on Wednesday (12/28) to shoot the first video for it’s lead single, “No Lives Matter.” A snippet of the video was released on […]

RIP Ricky Harris

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Raptalk has just learned that comedian Ricky Harris has just passed away. Ricky was well known for the hilarious WBallz skits performed on Snoop Dogg and The Dogg Pound’s albums. No word yet on the cause of death but it’s been confirmed by the likes of DJ Pooh and Daz Dillinger (although word going around […]

Problem Performs For the L.A. Coliseum

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Last Sunday, Compton artist Problem performed his “My Squad” hit (which is now the official theme song for the Los Angeles Rams) in front of 90,000 people at the Coliseum as the Rams took on the Buffalo Bills. Afterwards, he was interviewed by Rams reporter Dani Klupenger. The video was posted on the official site […]

Big Tray Deee “The 3rd Coming” Album Out Now

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The homie Big Tray Deee is back with a brand new album – his first real one since The General’s List! The new album “The 3rd Coming” is loaded with big features like Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Xzibit, Problem, Crooked I, The Outlawz and more! The 3rd Coming sticks to that hard true street sound […]

RIP Jerry Heller

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Raptalk is sad to learn that legendary manager Jerry Heller has just passed away. There is no information about the cause of death but condolences and news about the death are pouring in on social media from several of Jerry’s longtime business associates like Douglas Young and others. Jerry, as we all know, was instrumental […]

DTTX of Lighter Shade of Brown Still Alive – In Grave Condition

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Word hit the internet last night that Bobby Ramirez aka DTTX of the pioneering Hispanic rap group Lighter Shade of Brown had passed away after several friends of the rapper posted RIP messages on their social media pages. Afterwards, messages of condolences started going out everywhere and even a few stations reported that he passed […]