Rochester, New York native emcee and DXnext alum Emilio Rojas will follow up his acclaimed 2009 mixtape The Natural with this month’s Life Without Shame. Hosted and mixed by DJ Green Lantern and sponsored by Famous Stars & Straps, the release will feature production from the Invazion deejay, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Needlz, !llmind and legendary early ’90s producer Dante Ross.

Rojas’ mixtape’s cover art will be designed by French painter Yann Couedor. The exact date and tracklisting will be announced later this month.

In other news, after six years since their last album, Chico & Coolwadda are back for more. has reported that the west coast duo announced that they are recording a third album. Chico & Coolwadda appeared together on stage, opening up for Tha Dogg Pound this past weekend in Palm Springs, California.

The duo is presently in talks with Tha Dogg Pound about being an opening act for an upcoming tour. More information is available at

Lastly, SRC Records has announced the signing of Chicago, Illinois emcee Paypa. Steve Rifkind’s label welcomes the artist, who will record his debut Feel Good Music there. SRC is presently home to Asher Roth, La The Darkman and Akon, among others.

Previously, Paypa released Tunnel Vision , which was presented by DJ Drama, DJ Khlaed and HipHopDX this summer.