Hip Hop Alert

TORY FREDERICKS The-Chi Town underground legends Qualo (pronounced Kway lo return after a four year gap between projects with their third independent release, 773 536 3540 or www.chiradio.com. Known for their attention grabbing street sound, the duor cleverly blends its spiritual and humorous styles. The group sticks to their guns on joints such as “Immortal Movement Nation” and “So Mo Gangsta.” msilla3001(a)yahoo.com.

This triple threat “Unsigned Hype” alum finally gets a chance to capitalize on hisMCing, DJing and producing talents with the release of his official mixtape, Loose Cannons, on Sure Shot Records (410 903 7568 or 212 571 4494). The album is entirely selfproduced (minus a Megahertz banger) and features notable cuts Scram concocted for artists such as Jae Millz, Nature and Saigon. DJ Rude One and Doc West lay down the foundation for some of Hip Hop’s underground heavyweights with theirdebut album, From /VowCb(847 492 1654or www.singleminded pros.com).

Catering to the particular styles of any artist, the two man DJ/pro duction team formulate specific sick strumentals for the likes of Kool C. Rap, Pace Won and Akrobatik. Highlights include “Dumb Hot” featuring J.U.I.C.E. and “Night Strokes” featuring Rubberoom. Runnin’wildon the blocks of Boston, group members V Cutta, Moot and Streat rep the 3 Stripe Cangstaz and their city to the fullest and go global with their hustle to push their debut LP, The More You Sweat, The More You Bleed (EdwinJacobs@rawdea lzrecords.com or rawdealzent@ya hoo.com). Check for “3 for the Stripez” and the blaring horns of “911 (Hip Hop Alert).”

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