|Original author(s)||Dash Radio Inc.|
|Initial release||August 19, 2014|
|Operating system|| iOS 11.0 or later |
Android 5.0 or later
tvOS 9.2 or later
|Available in||2 languages|
Dash Radio is a digital radio broadcasting platform with over 80 radio stations. These stations are curated by DJs, radio personalities, musicians, etc. The platform includes partner stations curated by Snoop Dogg, Kylie Jenner, Lil Wayne, Tech N9ne, Borgore, B-Real of Cypress Hill, and others. Dash Radio has no subscription fees and is commercial-free.
Dash Radio was launched on August 19, 2014, by radio-TV personality and music executive Scott Keeney, better known by his stage name DJ Skee.Keeney raised seed funding through investments from Dave Morin and Kevin Colleran of Slow Ventures investment firm, L.A. Reid (CEO Epic Records), Matt Michelsen (CEO and founder of Backplane), Michael Lazerow (Salesforce), Adrian Peterson (RB Minnesota Vikings), Ronny Turiaf NBA World Champion, Ian Schafer (CEO of Deep Focus), Colin Carrier (CSO of Twitch) among others.
An additional $8.8 million was secured by Dash Radio in seed round funding in 2018. Investments came in from Slow Ventures, Lazerow Ventures, Nimble Ventures, Muzik, Arab Angel, G Ventures, Jason Flom (Lava Records), Orin Snyder, and Lindzon Capital Partners.
The Dash Radio platform is available for Android, iOS, via desktop browsers, Sonos in-home wireless audio speaker system, Amazon Echo, and in automobiles through the AT&T Connected Car platform, Ford Sync, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink, as well as Alpine Electronics, Clarion (company), Harman Kardon and Pioneer Electronics.A selection of Dash channels was offered via the free streaming service Pluto TV, in a manner akin to how Music Choice is carried on cable TV lineups; Pluto dropped the Dash stations in July 2020.
Dash Radio also creates brand partner "pop-up stations" available for a limited time to listeners. Past pop-up stations include Stranger Things Radio, Entourage Radio, GRAMMYs On Dash, FIFA 15 Soundtrack, NBA 2K15 Soundtrack, HARDfest, Sunset Music Festival, A3C Hip-Hop Festival, Dewey Beach Festival, International Dance Music Awards, Christmas In The City, Christmas Lane, Country Christmas, Fireworks (July 4 station), Kristian Bush of Sugarland Takeover, Winter Music Conference, Wu Week Pop-Up (premiere of their album "A Better Tomorrow"), Summertime with DJ Jazzy Jeff (during Labor Day Weekend), Stevie Wonder Salute, Halo 5 : Guardians Radio, The FADER 100, and Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck Pop-Up Station in partnership with Universal Pictures.
DJ Skee is the founder of Dash Radio, curates "SKEENET" and hosts the "SkeeMix w/ DJ Skee". Prior to launching Dash Radio, DJ Skee hosted Skee TV which aired on Fuse, a weekly music series highlighting music and culture through live performances and interviews. Formerly, Skee hosted shows on Los Angeles' KIIS-FM and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Skee is the first DJ to discover and play superstar artists on the radio such as Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Akon, Lorde, and Lady Gaga.
Snoop Dogg is the founder-producer-curator of "Cadillacc Music" station and premieres DJ Snoopadelic mixes on the station. Snoop Dogg is a hip hop artist, actor, and DJ from Long Beach, California. Snoop has sold over 35 million albums worldwide including Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather and Reincarnation. He was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A and made his music debut in 1992 on Dr. Dre's solo debut album The Chronic.
In March 2017, Rapper Lil Wayne announced the launch of Young Money Radio on Dash Radio and the exclusive premier of Young Money Entertainment artist HoodyBaby's new album Kitchen 24: Slangin Off Key.
Ice Cube Presents: The Big3 Radio is a station designed by Ice Cube himself to embody the culture around the Big3. The station plays a new & classic Hip-Hop and hosts live shows as well featuring Tattoo The One, RoqC & Clipper Darrell.
Tech N9ne is an American rapper, founder of record label Strange Music, and curator of Independent Grind station. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in films, television, and video games. Tech N9ne holds the record for performing 96 shows in 106 days. Tech N9ne has worked with Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly, and many others. On September 24, 2013, Forbes Magazine named Tech N9ne "Hip-Hop's Secret Moguls"
Emcee N.I.C.E. is a Christian Hip Hop rapper and curates GH3 Radio - God's House of Hip Hop. Emcee N.I.C.E. is also an actor, songwriter, author and executive producer, his debut Christian Hip Hop album "Praise" achieved #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Album chartin November 2017. N.I.C.E. also known as Aulsondro Novelist Hamilton is the co-creator and co-star of Da Jammies the first African-American animated music series to appear on Netflix. God's House will be hosting their first annual "God's House of Hip Hop 20/20 Summer Fest", focusing on fans of Christian, Latin Christian and Gospel hip-hop, the festival is slated to take place in Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium on July 17–18, 2020.
Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, he and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. In 2009, he won the Left Field Woodie award at the mtvU Woodie Awards.
Glasses Malone is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California.
Tyree Cinque Simmons, professionally known as DJ Drama, is an American DJ, record executive and music promoter. He is the co-founder of Generation Now, an Atlantic Records imprint with artists including Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow, and Skeme on its roster. He initially gained recognition as the official DJ for Atlanta rapper T.I. and as a prominent mixtape DJ with his series, Gangsta Grillz. Numerous artists have appeared on DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz tapes, including Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Ludacris, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and many others. He was a co-founder of the Atlanta-based DJ and artist collective known as the Aphilliates. Drama has released 5 studio albums, curating tracks with some of the industry's most lucrative talent, the most recent of which being Quality Street Music 2 in 2016.
"It's Okay " is a song by American rapper and West Coast hip hop artist The Game featuring vocals from reggae singer Junior Reid, from his second studio album Doctor's Advocate. Released as the album's lead single on July 24, 2006, the song was written by The Game himself and Junior Reid, and it was produced by D-Roc, and Reefa. The Game himself revealed that the song would be released on July 31, 2006, but actually was released on July 24, 2006. The song was originally to be released on July 4, 2006 but got pushed back by The Game. Jimmy Rosemond, head of Czar Entertainment and The Game's manager, explained how "One Blood" would receive positive radio airplay and prove the talent that The Game had. A supposed original version of the song was released in late January 2011.
Jamal Fincher Jones, professionally known as Polow da Don, is an American record producer and rapper.
The City was XM Satellite Radio's Commercial-Free Urban Top 40 and Urban Contemporary music Channel. The service signed on September 25, 2001. It was originally launched and programmed by Radio One, Inc., but was reverted to XM Radio. The channel ceased operations on November 11, 2008 and was replaced by Hip-Hop Nation, also on channel 67. XM 68 The Heat flipped from Rhythmic Top 40 to Urban Contemporary after the switch, however Urban Contemporary was unsuccessful on channel 68 and as of April 2009 the station is now more of an Urban-Leaning Rhythmic. The channel was known from their slogan "From the satellite, to your hood!!". The City was also on Channel 847 on DirecTV.
Scott Keeney, better known by his stage name DJ Skee, is an American artist, television host, radio personality, and entrepreneur. Skee rose to fame as the first DJ to discover and play superstar artists on the radio including Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Akon, Lorde, and Lady Gaga amongst many others.
This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2008.
"My Life" is the third single from The Game's third studio album, LAX which was released on July 22, 2008. The song, produced by Cool & Dre, features Lil Wayne.
"I Wanna Rock" is the third official single from American rapper, Snoop Dogg's tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland. It was released digitally on iTunes on November 17, 2009, after the second single "That's Tha Homie". The song was produced by Scoop DeVille and mixed by Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg released it on a mixtape titled "I Wanna Rock" on November 23. The song was confirmed by BBC Radio 1 to be released in the UK on March 15, 2010 but is now listed as "Coming Soon".
Give the Drummer Some is the debut solo studio album by American drummer Travis Barker. Barker had earlier announced that the album would be slated for a September 14, 2010 release, but was later pushed back, with the album being released on March 15, 2011. The album, released under Interscope Records, was produced by the drummer himself, alongside The Neptunes, RZA, Kool Kojak, Chuck Inglish, Transplants, Kid Cudi, edIT, Corey Taylor and Steve Aoki. The album debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 28,000 copies in the United States.
"Black and Yellow" is a song by American rapper Wiz Khalifa from his third studio album, Rolling Papers. It was released on September 14, 2010, as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Khalifa, along with Stargate, who produced it. It was released as a CD single in honor of Record Store Day. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Wiz Khalifa's first number-one single in the US.
All 6's and 7's is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Tech N9ne. It was released on June 7, 2011, through Strange Music. The album was released to universal acclaim by music critics, and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
Desi hip hop is a term for music and culture which combines the influences of hip hop and the Indian subcontinent; the term desi referring to the South Asian diaspora. The term has also come to be used as an alternative for rap music and even pop music which involves rappers of South Asian origins.
Christopher McGill, professionally known as Soleternity, is a record producer, music composer, and mix engineer from Rockford, Illinois.
California Republic is the thirteenth mixtape by rapper the Game hosted by DJ Skee. The mixtape was released April 5, 2012 in anticipation of Game's upcoming fifth album, and follows the highly successful mixtape Purp and Patron in 2011.
Jason L. Martin, better known by his stage name Problem, is a German-born American actor, singer, director, producer, songwriter, ghostwriter and rapper. He has released nineteen mixtapes in his career, the most recent being S2, released 2018. His debut EP, Understand Me, was released on December 10, 2013. He is best known for his single "Like Whaaat" and for featuring on E-40's "Function".
Brake Lights is the ninth mixtape by West Coast rapper Game released as a free online download on August 3, 2010. The mixtape is hosted by DJ Skee. The mixtape includes all new tracks and was released in promotion to Game's upcoming album The R.E.D. Album. Production is handled by DJ Khalil, Cool & Dre, DJ Toomp, Lex Luger, J.R. Rotem and more. Features on the mixtape include Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Nas, Akon, T.I., Robin Thicke, Shawty Lo, Yung Joc, Waka Flocka Flame and more.
Special Effects is the fifteenth studio album by American rapper Tech N9ne. It was released on May 4, 2015, by Strange Music. The album is broken up into several portions representing days of the week, with collaborations with artists including Corey Taylor, B.o.B, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, T.I., Hopsin, E-40, Yo Gotti, Audio Push and Eminem, among others. The album also features fellow Strange Music artists Krizz Kaliko, Big Scoob and Ces Cru. Production on the album was handled by Seven, Strange Music's in-house producer, Excision along with Joseph Bishara who was the composer of Insidious and The Conjuring.
"R.I.P." is a song by American rapper Young Jeezy, released as the second single from his twelfth mixtape It's Tha World (2012). It features vocals from fellow rapper 2 Chainz and was produced by record producer DJ Mustard, who helped to write the song with Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz.