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#WAXONLY: Power 106’s Vin Rican Celebrates MC Lyte’s Birthday W/ Samples Used On Classic Cuts

#WAXONLY: Power 106’s Vin Rican Celebrates MC Lyte’s Birthday W/ Samples Used On Classic Cuts

photo credit: Power 106 Power 106’s Vin Rican is back with another installment of all the true classic hip-hop heads! Throwing it back and highlighting all the iconic tracks from the pioneering female rapper MC Lyte, Rican flips through classic samples used throughout the Lyte’s career. Celebrating Lyte’s 49th birthday, peep all the classic sounds below…

Big Boi Says Secret To Outkast Sound Is Drugs

Big Boi Says Secret To Outkast Sound Is Drugs

photo credit: 935 KDAY Big Boi and Sleepy Brown sit down with Noah Ayala to talk about their upcoming project together and their favorite Outkast project. Outkast is without a doubt one of the most iconic and pioneering hip-hop acts in music. Having roots in the rap mecca of Atlanta, Big Boi and Andre 3000…

#WAXONLY: Discover Samples Used On Xzibit’s Debut Studio Album ‘At The Speed Of Life’

#WAXONLY: Discover Samples Used On Xzibit’s Debut Studio Album ‘At The Speed Of Life’

photo credit: Power 106 Celebrating the X-to-the-Z’s 45th birthday, Power 106’s Vin Rican returns with another classic Wax Only installment showcasing all the samples used on Xzibit’s ‘At The Speed Of Life’ album. X’s debut studio album dropped back in 1996 and included singles “Paparazzi”, “Eyes May Shine”, and “The Foundation”, with production credits from the…

Yo-Yo On New Generation of Hip Hop, Favorite Female Artist + School of Hip Hop

Yo-Yo On New Generation of Hip Hop, Favorite Female Artist + School of Hip Hop

photo credit: 935 KDAY Yo-Yo gives her opinion on the new generation of hip-hop, siding with Cardi B on how transparent she is with her fans, advice to new artists, and new music. The legend that is Yo-Yo sat down with Paulina to discuss everything from her role on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood to lessons…

Aloe Blacc On Unreleased Album ‘Bird’s Eye View’ w/Exile, Success With Singing Over Rapping + “Wake Me Up” with Avicii

Aloe Blacc On Unreleased Album ‘Bird’s Eye View’ w/Exile, Success With Singing Over Rapping + “Wake Me Up” with Avicii

photo credit: 935 KDAY Aloe Blacc sits down with Noah Ayala to discuss his unreleased album ‘Bird’s Eye View’ with producer Exile, his transition from rapping to singing, and the success he amassed with the international hit “Wake Me Up”. Hailing from Orange County, Blacc first gained fans across the pond in Europe, building his…

#WAXONLY: Discover Samples Used On Noreaga’s ‘N.O.R.E.’ [WATCH]

#WAXONLY: Discover Samples Used On Noreaga’s ‘N.O.R.E.’ [WATCH]

Photo Credit: Power 106 Today (September 6) marks the born day of New York rapper N.O.R.E., who turns 43 years old today. To celebrate, Power 106’s  VinRican unleashes a brand new episode of Wax Only, showcasing classic samples used on Noreaga’s N.O.R.E. His debut studio album was released on July 7, 1998, which stands for N*ggas On The…

Lloyd Banks Says He Was “Joking” After “Nobody Checking For Banks” Tweet

Lloyd Banks Says He Was “Joking” After “Nobody Checking For Banks” Tweet

It looks like Lloyd Banks might be calling it for any chances at new music, or was he just trolling? While there hasn’t been much heard form his former G-Unit days, their last collective project being released in 2008, and Banks’ solo album H.F.M. dropping back in 2010, Banks has been relatively quiet on the…

WNBA, LA Sparks Legend Lisa Leslie Will Be Honored With Staples Center Statue

WNBA, LA Sparks Legend Lisa Leslie Will Be Honored With Staples Center Statue

WNBA legend Lisa Leslie is continuing to make her legacy even more solidified in sports history as the LA Sparks queen will reportedly be the first female athlete honored with a statue outside of the Los Angeles’ Staples Center. If you’ve been to the Staples Center, then you are already familiar with all of the…