Jadakiss, Styles P & Sheek Louch aka the LOX.  From running through the rap industry with the likes of hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. (RIP), P. Diddy & Bad Boy records to taking over the streets with the likes of DMX, Swizz Beatz, Eve & the Ruff Ryders, the LOX have been a major part of some of the biggest movements in hip-hop history.

When they’re not releasing their own projects, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch & Styles P continue to be highly sought after for guest appearances, being featured on recent smash records like Rick Ross‘s career-defining hit single “B.M.F.” released in 2010.

In 2003, the Yonkers, NY, rap crew the LOX founded their own imprint D-Block Records, which officially launched with Sheek‘s solo album Walk Witt Me, released the same year.   Fast forward to 2009, Jadakiss announces the formation of the West Coast division of D-Block, titled D-Block West, and an artist recruitment process goes underway.

Fast forward some more & here we are in present day 2012, with the announcement of one of the first additions to D-Block West, Los Angeles/Dubai-based rapper DEEN!

Known for his close ties to the West Coast Ruff Ryders, after his 3 round rap battle dismantling of former Ruff Ryders signee Jin, DEEN has been making a name for himself from California to Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia & the Middle East.   A true global commodity, the Pakistani/Afghani emcee boasts mixtapes with DJ Warrior, DJ Envy & DJ Superstar Jay, while being featured on mixtapes from DJ Green Lantern & DJ Drama.  From articles in the highly respected THE SOURCE magazine , Rolling Stone (Middle East), GULF News, and much much more, DEEN has been recognized for his talent & relentless grind to make it in the rap game.

The co-owner of Rebellion Records & our very own MideastDynasty.com, DEEN has been one of the trailblazers & visionaries for the Middle East hip-hop scene.  Producing the documentary “Mic Check: Hip-hop in the Middle East” & creating the first major website for Middle East hip-hop www.MideastDynasty.com, DEEN has made a conscious effort to not only push himself, but also to promote the entire M.E. rap scene with the goal of bringing a positive light to the region.

The Cerritos, CA, rapper has also set foot in the acting world, landing a major role in Hollywood movie “Five Thirteen” directed by Kader Ayd & set for a 2012 release.

Who says hard work doesn’t pay off?

Led by Jadakiss & President Cookie “Uncle Cook” Bishop, D-Block West looks to focus on Pop, RnB, & of course its signature, raw street hip-hop music.  Look for new artists under the D-Block West banner to be announced in the coming weeks, as a mixtape & compilation album are already in the works.

In the meanwhile, DEEN continues on his independent grind preparing for the release of his debut single, “Go“, produced by Oz aka Big 4D.

We send out a HUGE congratulations to DEEN & the entire Rebellion camp!

With that said,

D-Block, D-Block, D-Block, D-Block!

Check out the following interviews with Jadakiss & D-Block West President Cookie “Uncle Cook” Bishop speaking about the launch of D-Block West.

Jadakiss speaks about D-Block West launch

Jadakiss & Cookie “Uncle Cook” Bishop interview about D-Block West

For the latest on DEEN & D-Block West

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