Snoop Dogg is set to introduce his latest proteges Dubb Union, it was announced today; the group is set to release their debut album, Snoop Dogg Presents Dubb Union, September 2 via Doggystyle Records/Koch Records. The trio is comprised of veteran Soopafly, Damani and Bad Lucc. Their LP is scheduled to feature appearances by Tha Doggfather, Kurupt, and Daz. "Dubb Union has accomplished what few can d--create an incredible album that you’re gonna want to bang from top to bottom," Snoop said in a statement. "Damani, Bad Lucc, and Soopafly have crazy chemistry! And they represent that West Coast unity that I’ve been pushing hard. This is Los Angeles music at its finest- with fresh, new music for the streets, the clubs, and the ladies." Their first single, "Westurn Union," will be releases soon and feature a video clip directed by Rik Cordero.

Ludacris is making headlines, but not for an movie or his upcoming headline. Barack Obama's press aide denounced the Atlanta-based rapper for his recent track "Politics," where Luda takes Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson, and a number of Obama's rivals, to task, even calling Clinton a "b*tch." Obama's camp stated their surprise that an intelligent artist like Ludacris would put together such a song. The song is featured on Luda's new mixtape with DJ Drama.

Heavy D recently released a new single, "Long Distance Girlfriend," from his forthcoming album Vibes. However, the Hevster has been credited as working with Junior Reid on the track. The song is all Hev, but the Jamaican artist will appear on the New York's rapper on a different song. Vibes is due in September.---XXL staff