How A Hobby Became A Career Path

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Thank You For Your Support Of

You and I together explored our careers in the Music Industry for two years.

We had successes and failures both of which made us better musicians in our own right.

Those experiences will forever bond us in our endeavors.

Over two years ago we started this journey without a destination.

Although that destination is still unknown.

dbbangin.comWe’re excited to announce we have an opportunity to define that destination. has been offered a Consulting position with a start up recording label.

We’ll be helping to mold Artist of the future!

We’re excited about our new expanded role in music.

Thank you for supporting

Without that support none of this would have been possible.

Your creations. Your inspiration.

Again, Thank you for your support. will forever appreciate it.

– Duane of

Kanye West “Yeezus” Tracklist update

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Tracklist (Titles With Features, Producers & Samples)

Kanye West Yeezus

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Your 2013 BET Awards Guide 1 of 5

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2013 BET Awards Spoiler ALERT

BET Music AwardsStudying the top fifth Nominees here are your Award winners. The winners are calculated with album sales, past experience, and national attention. The winners of the 2013 BET Awards will officially be voted on by an academy made up of 500 people that are from the music industry, media, and bloggers.

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Riff Raff In Hip Hop

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Houston Rapper Riff Raff

Riff RaffRiff Raff appeared on Hot 97 last week for a Q&A session. He briefly talked about his accomplishments this year.

Then he tackled questions in regards to his character. Riff Raff’s ultimate answer was, “I’m gettin’ my money.”

Check the interview and Riff Raff’s freestyle.

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$70 Million To USC For New Music Academy

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Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Donate

Dr Dre and Jimmy IovineDr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have donated $70 million to USC for a new Arts, Technology and Business academy that will give students the tools needed to break into the ever changing music industry.

According to the LA Times, the generous donation from the two music moguls will establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.

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Your 2013 BET Awards Guide

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Nominees For 2013 BET Awards

2013 BET AwardsThis is what you should already know.

Drake is leading everyone with twelve nominations. Followed by Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz, 1 and 2 respectively from MTV’s 2013 HMCITG, with 8 nominations each.

Your 2013 BET Awards Guide will preview the categories and nominees in a 5 part series. Check out the complete list of nominees below.

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The Complexity Of Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill – Neurotic Society

Lauryn hillLast week Lauryn Hill released a new track, to mixed reviews, titled “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix).” Listening to the song a few times. Fans of Doo Wop beware, it is nothing positive about this song. She opens “We’re livin’ in a JOKE TOWN,” and continues to paint a picture of a suffering community. Check out the song and read Lauryn’s release statement

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Emmett Till Family Rossed Lil Wayne

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Don’t Do The Dew?

Lil Wayne Mountain DewPepsiCo decided to side with the Emmett Till Family and release Lil Wayne from endorsing Mountain Dew. I didn’t see that coming at all. Especially after Lil Wayne’s apology letter. With Reebok releasing Rick Ross (Rumor is the deal is back on) over lyrics last month. It’s very important that today Hip Hop Artist be mindful of what they write in their music.

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May Day May Day, Rick Ross

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April Fools: Rick Ross

Rick RossHip Hop Artist Rick Ross has been in controversy since April Fool’s Day.

All this negative press stems from Rap Lyrics. However innocent he thought the lines were they burned him.

You have to wonder if things will get better for him in May. Here is a timeline of events.

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Are You Organizing Your Sounds?

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Take Your Sound To The Next Level: 8

Organize your SoundsWhen I started making beats I got a lot of tips from other producers.

Although all the producers had unique styles all of them had the same primary tip.

Organize your drum samples.

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