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DJ E-Man Promoted to Director of Programming and Content at Meruelo Media

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DJ E-Man at LIGHT Nightclub in Las Vegas on June 8, 2019. (Source: Instagram)

Meruelo Media, the owner of Los Angeles’ Power 106, has promoted Emmanuel Coquia, a.k.a. DJ E-Man, to corporate director of programming and content.

E-Man will oversee the programming and music content for Los Angeles’ Power 106, 93.5 KDAY, and the recently launched Latin station, Cali 93.9.

Coquia, who was formally the interim PD for Power 106 and 93.5 KDAY, will continue to report to Meruelo’s President and COO, Otto Padron.

Padron praised Coquia:

“E-Man is Our-man! After an exhaustive nationwide search that attracted some of the most talented PDs in America, the choice was clear. E-Man had a sensible plan and a vision that aligned perfectly with our goals to disrupt the industry with new hyper local L.A. content.”

E-Man commented:

“I’m truly excited to continue to lead the incredible winning teams at our two iconic Hip Hop radio stations in Los Angeles: Power 106 & 93.5 KDAY. I’m also enjoying every minute assembling and developing the new Cali 93.9 team. To be a part of three major radio stations in Los Angeles that play Hip-Hop: Current, Classic, & Latin Hip-Hop/Reggaeton is a very dope feeling, especially as a fan of these music genres.”

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L.A. Leakers on Banning Kodak Black From Power 106

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L.A. Leakers hosts Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk with Nipsey Hussle (Source: Instagram)

The L.A. Leakers have spoken on Power 106‘s decision to ban Kodak Black from the station.

The move came in response to Kodak’s comments about Nipsey Hussle‘s fiancee Lauren London following the rapper’s death. The comments were widely condemned, including by rappers like The Game and T.I.

Speaking with the Reflections of a DJ podcast, Leakers members Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk discussed how the ban came about and how long it will last. They also shared some memories of Nipsey, among other topics.

Watch an excerpt below and listen to the full interview here.

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Related: L.A. Leakers Team With Problem and IamSu for New Single, ‘Yesterday’

The Samples Behind Big Pun’s ‘Yeeeah Baby’

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Legendary Bronx rapper Big Pun tragically passed away 19 years ago today on February 7, 2000. His second studio album, Yeeeah Baby, was released posthumously two months later. It is considered a classic East Coast hip-hop album.

Executive produced by Fat Joe, Yeeeah Baby peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in October 2017. The project was supported by the singles “It’s So Hard” featuring Donell Jones and the Puerto Rican anthem “100%” featuring Tony Sunshine.

To honor the 19th anniversary of Big Pun’s death, Power 106’s Vin Rican has returned with a new episode of Wax Only. The series showcases classic hip-hop albums and the samples behind them.

Watch Wax Only above.

Related: The Samples Behind Gang Starr’s ‘Moment of Truth’

The Samples Behind Gang Starr’s ‘Moment of Truth’

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Since 2015, Power 106‘s Wax Only series has examined some of the most iconic albums in hip-hop history. While each episode has been outstanding, the latest one is extra special.

Today, Wax Only is celebrating its 100th episode by honoring the 20th anniversary of Gang Starr’s fifth studio album, Moment of Truth.

Released on March 31, 1998, Moment of Truth debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and peaked at No. 6 on the 200 chart. The project, which was produced by DJ Premier and the late great Guru, was the duo’s first gold album and most successful commercially.

Moment of Truth featured the singles “You Know My Steez” and “The Militia.” It also contained classic tracks like “Above the Clouds,” “Work,” and the title track, “Moment of Truth.”

Watch Wax Only above.

Related: The Samples Behind 2Pac’s ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…’

Producer Rvssian Talks Upcoming Migos and Bad Bunny Collab, Producing ‘Krippy Kush’

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Jamaican producer and singer Rvssian recently sat down for an interview with DJ Lechero from Power 106’s The Cruz Show.

Born in Kingston but based in Miami, Rvssian is best known for producing Farruko and Bad Bunny‘s Latin trap hit, “Krippy Kush.” The multi-platinum selling producer hasn’t always worked in Latin music, however. He got his start in dancehall in 2010, working extensively with Jamaica’s Vybz Kartel and Konshens. It wasn’t until 2014 that he crossed over, bringing together Sean Paul and Farruko for a bilingual track called “Passion Whine.” The 27-year-old has since become one of the most sought-after producers in the genre.

During the interview, Rvssian reveals that he’s working on two big collaborations: one with Migos and Bad Bunny, and another with J Balvin and Farruko. He also discusses being an English-speaking producer in a Spanish genre, among other topics.

Watch the interview above.

Related: Bad Bunny Talks Breaking Barriers, Future Collaborations, and Getting Latin Trap on US Radio

The Samples Behind 2Pac’s ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…’

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Power 106’s Wax Only series has examined the samples behind 2Pac’s second studio album, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…. The project, which is celebrating its 25-year anniversary today, is considered by many as Pac’s breakout album.

Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z… debuted at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 in March 1993 and went on to achieve platinum status. It featured the tracks “I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up,” which reached No. 11 and 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 respectively. “I Get Around” remains a staple in DJ sets to this day.

Watch Wax Only above.

Related: The Samples Behind Nas’ ‘Stillmatic’

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