Snoop Dogg says he has considered re-recording his albums like Taylor Swift

Speaking on Full Send about Swift’s landmark actions, Snoop mused: “She ain’t an old artist at all, she’s quite new. What did she do? She remastered her album. Why? Because she wasn’t making revenues off of that album.

“I was going to remaster my album. My son had told me years ago, he was like, ‘You should just remaster ‘Doggystyle’, pops, fuck all that. Just remaster it, you ain’t gotta worry about all that,’” he continued.

“But I didn’t wanna go [with] that approach, because you can’t remaster ‘Doggystyle’ like you can remaster them R&B songs. That shit was a feeling, that shit was a moment. You can’t recapture that.”

In another recent interview, Snoop discussed his reasons behind choosing to remove the Death Row Records back catalogue from various streaming platforms.

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The rapper, who became the owner of Death Row back in February, said that the “first thing I did was snatch all the music off those platforms traditionally known to people, because those platforms don’t pay”.

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Snoop Dogg explains why he removed Death Row catalogue from streaming platforms

Speaking on the latest episode of Drink Champs with co-hosts DJ EFN and N.O.R.E., Snoop discussed his decision to remove he Death Row catalogue from digital streaming platforms.

“First thing I did was snatch all the music off those platforms traditionally known to people, because those platforms don’t pay,” Snoop said.

“And those platforms get millions of millions of streams, and nobody gets paid other than the record labels. So what I wanted to do is snatch my music off, create a platform similar to Amazon, Netflix, Hulu. It’ll be a Death Row app, and the music, in the meantime, will live in the metaverse.”

You can listen to his comments here at the 1:51:00 mark.

Death Row has had a number of owners over the past two decades including toy company Hasbro, which forked out a whopping $3.8billion to buy Canadian studio Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) in December 2019. Part of the studio’s assets included Death Row which it purchased in 2013 after the rap label’s previous parent company went bankrupt.

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Snoop agreed to a deal with MNRK Music Group on February 9, which is owned by private equity fund Blackstone, to become the new owner of Death Row.

The exact terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, but according to Spin, the deal is expected to include the label’s catalogue.

“I am thrilled and appreciative of the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value,” Snoop said in a press release.

“It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founding members. This is an extremely meaningful moment for me. I would like to personally thank the teams at Blackstone, MNRK and especially David Kestnbaum, who worked collaboratively with me over several months to make this exciting homecoming a reality.”

Snoop signed off his statement by adding: “I’m looking forward to building the next chapter of Death Row Records.”

Snoop recently shared plans for his newly acquired label, including the potential release of the track ‘Nuthin’ But A G Thang’ as an NFT.

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Snoop Dogg could be facing a potential lawsuit from Uber Eats driver

Snoop also said the driver “from fucking Uber Eats didn’t bring my fucking food. Talking about he arrived. ‘This is not a safe place.’.. where my food at n****? You got all my goddamn money, punk.”

According to CBS Los Angeles, the Uber Eats employee now plans to file a lawsuit.

“There’s my picture there and also there is my first name. After I saw the video, I’m kind of like, I have high anxiety and I fear for my family’s safety. I contacted the customer many times and I followed the protocol by the book,” the driver, named Sayd, said.

In the messages, the employee can be seen repeatedly telling Snoop that he has arrived and asking the rapper to “plz answer”.

After he has waited the required eight minutes, the driver told Snoop that he was leaving because he does not feel safe.

“This is not a safe place,” the driver wrote, according to the video, prompting Snoop to reply: “Yes it is, pull up to the gate.”

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The driver claims he attempted delivery but was unable to deliver the food. Uber Eats issued an apology to Snoop saying: “We truly regret Snoop Dogg’s frustrating experience. We have reached out to apologise and refunded him for the order.”

However, the employee said he was unhappy with the company’s apology, believing he is the one who should receive an apology after his personal information was shared with Snoop’s millions of followers. He hasn’t returned to work since the incident.

Sayd said: “When I read that [apology], I just felt like it’s not fair because I am the one that deserves an apology from UberEats, not Snoop.

“But I have to fight for my rights and my family’s rights. I just feel like I’m not really well from this delivery and also UberEats.”

NME has contacted representatives for Snoop Dogg and Uber Eats for comment.

In other news, Snoop Dogg has recalled how Queen Elizabeth stopped him from getting thrown out of the UK the 1990s.

He spoke about the Queen in a new interview with DJ Whoo Kid, recounting a UK  newspaper cover story in 1994 with Snoop that called on lawmakers to “kick this evil bastard out” in reference to first and second-degree murder charges that Snoop was facing. He was on tour in the UK at the time.

In 1993, a man was shot in Los Angeles. Snoop was arrested along with his then bodyguard and charged with first-degree murder. The charge was later dropped in 1996.

Amid calls for him to be returned to the US while the case was still ongoing, Snoop recalled how the Queen came to his defence.

“Guess who came to my defence? Just take a guess,” Snoop said.

“The queen” Snoop continued. “The queen said, ‘This man has done nothing in our country. He can come.’ The queen…bow down…When the queen speak, bow down. That’s Harry and William’s grandmother, you dig? …The queen, that’s my gal.”

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In 2020 Snoop did however launch his own brand of gin called INDOGGO. He teamed up with Trusted Spirits’ co-founder Keenan Towns to create a “laid- back California style” drink that was inspired by his 1994 single ‘Gin And Juice’.

In 2018 he broke the Guinness World Record for creating the globe’s largest gin and juice beverage. Measuring more than 132 gallons, the drink was made up of 38 jugs of orange juice, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 180 bottles of gin.

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In November 2021 Snoop dropped ‘The Algorithm’, which marked his 19th studio album. It also served as his first project for Def Jam after coming onboard as the label’s executive creative consultant back in June.

“There’s so much talent on this record,” said Snoop, “so many styles of music, it breaks the algorithm. Right now, the algorithm is telling us you have to rap this way, you have to sound this way, but they’re not telling you how it’s supposed to feel. My algorithm is going to give you a feeling, not a sound.”

In a three-star review of the album, NME‘s Kyann-Sian Williams said it “brings hip-hop lovers of all ages together”, adding that it “will probably appeal more to the older hip-hop cynics”.

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Elsewhere, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar are all set to perform during this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Taking place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show will mark the first time the five multi-award-winning artists have ever performed together on the same stage.

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Listen to new Dr. Dre tracks featuring Eminem and Snoop Dogg

Players are also be able to explore Record A Studios, where you can drop in on Dr. Dre and special guest artists as they work on new music.

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The expansion is available for free from today (December 15) for all owners of Grand Theft Auto V.

Meanwhile, Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar are all set to perform at next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Set to take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show will mark the first time the five multi-award-winning artists have ever performed together on the same stage.

“I’m extremely excited to share the stage with my friends for the #PepsiHalftime Show,” the legendary producer wrote on Twitter at the time of the announcement. “This will introduce the next saga of my career… Bigger and Better than Ever!!!”

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NFT collector spends $450,000 to live as Snoop Dogg’s virtual neighbour

‘Snoopverse’ residents will be able to deck out their avatars in designer clothes, drive sports cars, and build upon their own Snoopverse plots, which they can they profit off when other residents come to visit.

They’ll also have the chance to become Snoop Dogg himself, thanks to hand-crafted voxel Avatars that can be used in The Sandbox metaverse.

Snoop isn’t the only big name to partner with The Sandbox. Deadmau5, Avenged Sevenfold, and Richie Hawtin, as well as intellectual properties such as The Walking Dead, The Smurfs, Hell’s Kitchen and Care Bears already own land on the digital platform.

The Sandbox recently closed a $93million (£70.2million) Series B funding round led by SoftBank. The startup’s majority stakeholder is Hong Kong-based gaming firm Animoca Brands, an early metaverse and GameFi backer that was valued at $2.2billion (£1.6billion) after raising $65million (£49million) in October.

Other investors in the round include True Global Ventures, Liberty City Ventures, Galaxy Interactive, Kingsway Capital and Blue Pool Capital.

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The virtual world now has $144million (£108.7million) in gross merchandise value, 500,000 registered wallets, and 12,000 unique landowners.

Snoop dropped his new album ‘The Algorithm’ last month, marking Tha Doggfather’s 19th studio album. It also served as his first project for Def Jam, after coming onboard as the label’s executive creative consultant back in June.

In a three-star review of the album, NME‘s Kyann-Sian Williams said it “brings hip-hop lovers of all ages together”, adding that it “will probably appeal more to the older hip-hop cynics”.

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg has said he thinks he should be in charge of his former record label Death Row Records and recently teased that it could actually happen soon.

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Snoop Dogg recognises Black creators in music video for ‘Make Some Money’

The video for ‘Make Some Money’, which dropped overnight (November 27), sees Dogg and the track’s collaborators, Fabolous and Dave East, posing in an art gallery. The clip features  various fine art pieces by notable artists (per Revolt.tv) such as Brianne Rose Brooks, Azikiwe Mohammad, Mark Thomas Gibson, William Villalongo and Devin Troy Strother.

Take a look below:

As well as Dogg’s work with Fabolous and Dave East, ‘The Alogrithm’ is made up of no less than 25 tracks contributed by Dogg and a plethora of hot names – Mary J Blige, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Blxst to name but a few.

Ahead of the album’s drop, Dogg released single ‘Big Subwoofer’ with Mount Westmore, the supergroup made up of himself, Ice Cube, E-40 and Too $hort. Singles ‘Murder Music’ (featuring rappers Benny the Butcher, Jadakiss and Busta Rhymes) and ‘Like My Weed’ (with Jane Handcock) dropped earlier this month.

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NME awarded ‘The Algorithm’ three stars upon release, saying it “brings hip-hop lovers of all ages together”.

“‘Algorithm’ will probably appeal more to the older hip-hop cynics, though anyone who grew up in a house where their parents played ‘California Love’ or ‘It Was A Good Day’ will also revel in the nostalgia offered by the record.”

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Snoop Dogg and Problem urge people to get their “mind right” on new track ‘Dim My Light’

Problem adds: “Don’t be so defensive, boy, the truth just sound like poetry/ I guarantee this talk gon’ put your ass right where you’re supposed to be/ But right now, I’ma keep it clean, bro/ I got too much goin’ on, I can’t be playin’ with my time, you know?”

Premiered yesterday (October 2) on Sirius XM’s Hip Hop Nation, you can listen to the track in full below:

Last week it was announced that Snoop will be joining Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar as performers at next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Set to take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show will mark the first time the five multi-award-winning artists have ever performed together on the same stage.

Meanwhile, Snoop has dropped a new track that features on the soundtrack for the new Addams Family 2 film.

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Besides Snoop Dogg, the film’s soundtrack also features appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, October London, Maluma, Rock Mafia, Donna Missal, Dominic Lewis and Christina Aguilera, who sings the Addams Family theme.

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Megan Thee Stallion and Snoop Dogg join ‘The Addams Family 2’ soundtrack

Megan teased her involvement in the soundtrack last Friday (September 24), posting a video of Wednesday Addams wearing a pair of pink headphones.

“You know what real hot girls have? A real crazy family,” the ‘Hot Girl’ rapper captioned the post. “Collabed with @maluma and @rockmafiaforever on the track ‘Crazy Family’ for The #AddamsFamily! The original motion picture soundtrack drops when The Addams Family 2 is available in theaters and on demand October 1.”

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You can see the tracklisting for the Addams Family 2 soundtrack below:

1. ‘The Addams Family (Theme)’ – Christina Aguilera
2. ‘Crazy Family’ – Megan Thee Stallion, Maluma & Rock Mafia
3. ‘It Ain’t Nuthin” – Snoop Dogg & October London
4. ‘Mi Familia (Serrano Mix)’ – OPlus, Yoshi Flower & Rock Mafia
5. ‘Happy People’ – Donna Missal
6. ‘I Will Survive’ – Dominic Lewis
7. ‘It Ain’t Nuthin’ (Remix)’ – Snoop Dogg & October London

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In addition to contributing to the soundtrack, Snoop also stars as Cousin It in the animated film. Other famous voices set to feature include Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Javon Walton, Bette Midler and Bill Hader.

Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion is set to support Dua Lipa on the singer’s recently announced ‘Future Nostalgia’ 2022 US tour, which will also feature Caroline Polachek as an opener.

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Snoop Dogg claims to run popular NFT Twitter account

 

 

I am @CozomoMedici

— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) September 20, 2021

Since launching in August, the account – named after famed Italian banker and patron of the arts Cosimo de’ Medici – has attracted major interest in the NFT world, partly due to the huge sums changing hands. According to @CozomoMedici’s OpenSea account, they currently own over 140 NFTs, some of which were purchased for millions of dollars in the cryptocurrency Ethereum.

Clues that Snoop is indeed behind the account include the fact that many of the NFTs listed on OpenSea are cannabis-themed – including a GIF of a cat smoking a joint which Snoop later made his Twitter avatar – and that the account’s posts always conclude with a wine emoji, linking into one of Snoop’s other popular ventures.

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In March, the 49-year-old rapper announced his first NFT collection, ‘A Journey With The Dogg,’ on Crypto.com. The eight-piece collection included “memories from his early years with art inspired by the NFT movement,” as well as an original track titled ‘NFT’.

Earlier today (September 23), Snoop hit out at the 2021 Emmys for failing to award any actor of colour.

Despite a record-breaking 49 non-white nominees, white actors took home all 12 of the lead and supporting actor and actress categories across comedy, drama, and limited series.

The rapper has now taken to Instagram to criticise the Emmys. “Then U wonder why I say fuckall these bullshit ass award shows they not for us Emmy these nuts in ya mouth,” the rapper wrote with a a photo of nearly 40 Black and POC actors who were nominated.

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Russell Simmons and Snoop Dogg team up to make NFT for hip hop pioneers

He continued, saying the aim of the project is to “make sure I draw attention to the founding fathers. So now that I’ve started, I have to do a documentary, a book and start to really make sure these NFTs sell and these guys make the money.

“Some…don’t even have bank accounts and we wouldn’t even be here without them. We’re standing on the shoulders of people who are struggling in many cases. This is why I wanted to do it.”

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Speaking about Snoop Dogg’s involvement, Simmons continued: ““He’s helping to curate. So I got him involved early because I’m in business with Snoop on a number of things. And also, he cares about those guys. When he hears a story about a founding father of Hip Hop, he gets quiet and listens. He’s a heartfelt person who cares.

“A lot of artists when they’re really young, sometimes they don’t care, and when they get older, most of the time they still don’t care. But Snoop was very, very in tune with giving back and that’s why he got involved.

“He’s going to do an NFT and everything, but it’s not about what he does, it’s his curation of it and his adding credibility to it that I’m incredibly grateful for.”

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Outside of his business ventures, Snoop made headlines earlier this month for giving some excellent commentary for the Equestrian event at the Tokyo Olympics.

It was also reported earlier this year that Snoop is working on an anthology series about his life and career.

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Kanye West, Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg share clip of new song ‘Glory’

The press release also states: “While the campaign serves as an additional promo in the lead up to Kanye’s highly anticipated album, this spot is the only vehicle to share ‘Glory’ as there is no immediate date to release the song.”

On Instagram, a post containing the advert also tells fans to “tune-in to the DONDA livestream listening event tonight at 6:30pm PT / 9:30pm ET [2:30am BST] exclusively on @applemusic”. Watch the ad below now.

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While ‘Glory’ might not have a release date at present, West is reported to be releasing his long-awaited album ‘DONDA’ tomorrow (August 6). The rapper will hold a second listening party for the record at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium tonight (5), where he has been living and finishing up work on the LP since his last preview event in July.

Earlier today, the star launched a livestream on Apple Music from his room at the stadium, which appeared to show him finishing ‘DONDA’. During the stream, fans watched West workout, be visited by frequent collaborator Mike Dean, Steve Lacy, Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa, and sleep.

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A clock on the wall of West’s room could be seen in the stream, counting down to 5:30am BST tomorrow, hinting at the potential arrival time of his next album.

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Snoop Dogg is developing an anthology series about his life and career

“But I think what makes the most sense to me is the ‘Snoop Dogg anthology’, the life story of Snoop Dogg, where it starts with my mother and father meeting each other before I was even born, to me being born, to me growing through the ‘70s and ‘80s and the ‘90s,” he explained.

“Me being the ‘Black Forest Gump’, so to speak, seeing me in all of these highlighted moments in American history.”

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Snoop went on to confirm that the anthology series is currently being developed. “[We’re] putting it together as we speak, just trying to take my time and put the right information out,” he said.

“I don’t want to rush to it just because [Straight Outta Compton] was successful, just to come behind it. I want to take my time and make sure that I’ve put together the right infrastructure of how I became me – you know, the people that inspire me, my upbringing, my mother, my father, my friends, community influences, inspirations that shaped and molded me.”

The rapper said that the project is unlikely to take the form of a biopic, “because I can’t give all of this great information and entertainment in two hours. But if I give it to you in an anthology, you’re likely to get six or seven seasons of this.”

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Snoop said that the show would begin by detailing his childhood throughout the 1970s before depicting the ’80s “when the cocaine, drugs, violence, my teenage years and all of the things that were brought to our community by the government and the C.I.A”.

“But when we were living in that life, in that era, we didn’t know why we were being given guns and drugs out of nowhere,” he added.

Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg spoke about how he would approach casting someone to play him a future biopic about himself: “It would have to be someone who could win me over.”

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Snoop Dogg joins D-Nice on funky ‘No Plans For Love’ remix

Now, the DJ, whose real name is Derrick Jones, has returned to putting out original music. Last month, he released the original version of ‘No Plans For Love’, featuring guest spots from Ne-Yo and Kent Jones, and he’s now put out a remix with Snoop Dogg.

Listen to the ‘No Plans For Love’ remix below:

Last week, Snoop paid an emotional tribute to his late friend and fellow rapper DMX following the legendary rapper’s death.

Appearing on the Today show, Snoop paid an emotional tribute to DMX, likening him to an angel.

“I’d like to say that DMX was wanting to glorify his relationship with God, and he was always pushing the right thing, and he was always trying to help other people,” he said in a brief clip. “And that leads me to believe that’s why God chose His angel to come back home with him. He did his time out here.

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He continued: “He did what he was supposed to do. He influenced, he inspired and he represented. So, DMX, his soul will live on and his music will live on, as well. We thank you, brother, for what you brought to us.”

Meanwhile, the new season two trailer for Mythic Quest has been released and it features Snoop Dogg. 

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Snoop Dogg joins The Isley Brothers on breezy new track ‘Friends And Family’

The perfect soundtrack to a cookout, Snoop raps: “I shuffle my feet and move to the left/ I check my outfit, I’m so fresh to death/ Hand my drink to wifey and sit my cup down/ Now the whole fam bam getting down/ I mean, I mean, I just had a plate of them greens/ I’m on the dance floor moving like a dancing machine.”

Watch the Erik White-directed video for ‘Friends And Family’ below:

Last week, Snoop Dogg announced his next album will be called ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites’.

Taking to social media to share news of his next single, the legendary rapper revealed the title of his 18th studio album – the follow up to 2019’s ‘I Wanna Thank Me’.

“NEW SINGLE ALERT OFF NEW ALBUM ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites’,” he wrote on Instagram. “‘Roaches In My Ashtray’ new single + video dropping this Friday, April 2.”

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Meanwhile, longtime rhyme partners Method Man and Redman will be the next two artists to face off in VERZUZ.

Billed as a “4/20 Special”, the Wu-Tang Clan and Def Squad rappers respectively will go head to head on April 20.

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Snoop Dogg announces new album ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites’

‘Roaches In My Ashtray’ follows last month’s ‘CEO’, which hears Snoop reflect on his success in the music industry.

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Last month, Snoop rescheduled his UK and Ireland tour for a third time to 2022.

The ‘I Wanna Thank Me Tour’ will kick off next March in Glasgow before heading to London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Belfast, and Dublin. All original tickets for the gigs remain valid.

The rescheduled tour also includes a new date and will now see Snoop visiting Killarney, County Kerry in Ireland. Tickets for this event go on sale at 9am on March 31.

Meanwhile, Snoop has teamed up with Ice Cube, Too Short, and E-40 to launch a hip-hop supergroup called Mt. Westmore.

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The four rappers are reportedly set to release their debut album this month, with more “volumes” coming in the future.

“We have recorded somewhere in the neighbourhood of 50 songs. ‘Volume 1’ will be released in April and the rest of the volumes will follow,” Too $hort told DJ Vlad in a recent interview, formally announcing the project.

“At the age we’re at is a good time to do a thing like this and kind of extend your career a bit in a different way… The minute we join forces, we get a handful of new business opportunities that none of us would’ve had.”

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Snoop Dogg shares new single ‘CEO’ and reschedules UK and Ireland tour

The rescheduled tour also includes a new date and will now see Snoop visiting Killarney, County Kerry in Ireland. Tickets for this event go on sale at 9am on March 31.

You can listen to Snoop’s new track and see all tour dates below:

Snoop Dogg 2022 Tour Dates 

MARCH
2 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
3 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
5 – AO Arena, Manchester
7 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
8 – O2 Arena, Leeds
9 – 3Arena, Dublin
11 – INEC Arena, Kerry
12 – SSE Arena, Belfast

Last week, it was revealed that Snoop, Ice Cube, Too Short, and E-40 have launched a hip-hop supergroup of dreams, called Mt. Westmore.

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The four rappers are reportedly set to release their debut album next month, with more “volumes” coming in the future.

“We have recorded somewhere in the neighbourhood of 50 songs. Volume 1 will be released in April and the rest of the volumes will follow,” Too $hort told DJ Vlad in a recent interview, formally announcing the project.

“At the age we’re at is a good time to do a thing like this and kind of extend your career a bit in a different way… The minute we join forces, we get a handful of new business opportunities that none of us would’ve had.”

Back in February, Snoop spoke about who he’d like to play him if a biopic of his life was ever made.

Speaking to AP Entertainment, Snoop said: “There’s so many dope actors that have graced the screen and there’s so many dope actors that have yet to grace the screen.

“I don’t know who could play me. It would have to be someone who could win me over.

“When I think of someone playing you, I think of how Jamie Foxx played Ray [Charles in the 2004 biopic Ray]. That was, like, spot on,” he continued.

Anwan Glover (Notorious, 2009), LaKeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, 2015) and Jarrett Ellis (All Eyez on Me, 2017) have all portrayed Snoop on the big screen in the past.

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Offset responds to Snoop Dogg’s criticism of ‘WAP’: “We talk about the same shit”

Offset has now responded to the rapper’s comments, saying he hates when men “get in female[’s] business”.

“It’s entertainment, you know what I’m saying?” the Migos rapper told TMZ. “That’s a Number One record. Anybody can say what they wanna say. That’s six-time platinum in three or four months.

 

“As rappers, we talk about the same shit. It’s a lot of woman empowerment, don’t shoot it down. We’ve never had this many artists that’s female artists running this shit. They catching up to us, passing us, setting records. ”

Offset added that he wasn’t dissing Snoop Dogg, but told “all men” to “stay out of women business”. “We should uplift our women and don’t tell them they can or can’t do something,” he said. “Do you know how long women been told they can’t do something or they shouldn’t do this, or they’re blackballed out of entertainment?”

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Meanwhile, Cardi B was given the Billboard Woman Of The Year 2020 award last week (December 10) and referenced the controversy around ‘WAP’ in her speech.

NME has also named the track the Song Of The Year 2020, writing: “Dangerously horny in a way that speaks directly to the casual sex bans of the lockdown age, ‘WAP’ was the titan track that drenched the entire year. Bring a bucket and a mop.”

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Snoop Dogg shares Christmas version of his Just Eat song ‘Did Somebody Say’

In the song, Snoop raps: “I get mine every day, every week/Chicken wings to the crib I’m sittin’ in/Burger in the low-low/Hope they kept the pickle in/Wonton on a catamaran/Oodles of noodles, thank you, my man.”

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Now, the rapper has shared a Christmas version of the track, which he has titled ‘Doggy Dogg Christmas’.

“Ain’t nothin’ changed here/Gettin’ sushi delivered by a reindeer,” Snoop raps on the song’s second verse. “Most wonderful time of the year/It’s a ‘Just Eat anything’ vibe over here/Think outside the box if your plan is/Nothin’ more than a cold turkey sandwich/Gotta pimp that’ll meal like a Mac/Limitless snacks in my Just Eat sack.”

Listen to ‘Doggy Dogg Christmas’ below:

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Just Eat Ireland has shared a snippet of a new commercial featuring the festive track.

The video sees a puppet dog version of Snoop rapping his way around a manor house at Christmas time. Accompanied by a group people dancing at a party, Snoop’s puppet gets behind the decks to join the DJ. In another scene, he sits at the head of the Christmas dinner table.

Earlier this month Snoop announced a new competition open to artists – with the grand prize offering the opportunity to collaborate with the veteran rapper.

The Snoop Song Contest asks applicants to submit their music to an all-star panel of judges. It’s been created by Snoop alongside multi-platinum producers Anno Domini and Legion Gabe. The contest is open now and runs until February 2021.

Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound, Mistah Fab, KXNG Crooked, Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Killah Priest of Wu-Tang Clan, Smart Rapper artist coach Rob Level, and Snoop-affiliated A&R rep M-Eighty are all set to judge the competition.

Meanwhile, the lineup for a special virtual edition of this year’s Tomorrowland has been announced, featuring David Guetta, Snoop Dogg (as DJ Snoopadelic) and Diplo.

The event, which will take place via a digital stream on New Year’s Eve, will unite people all over the world in a unique countdown to 2021 that crosses time-zones.

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David Guetta, Diplo and Snoop Dogg to play Tomorrowland’s virtual New Year’s Eve concert

Over 25 DJ’s from around the world will perform via four Digital 3D platforms in a universe called ‘NAOZ’.

Artists lined-up so far include David Guetta, Snoop Dogg (as DJ Snoopadelic), Diplo and many more. You can see the full line-up below:

Tickets for Tomorrowland 31.12.2020 are NOW AVAILABLE. Count down to 2021 and celebrate New Year's Eve with people from all over the world. Be part of it: https://t.co/nTsTDssAqs pic.twitter.com/LbsVKXImY8

— Tomorrowland (@tomorrowland) November 17, 2020

🦋@Tomorrowland announces Full Line Up for its New Year's Eve edition on the new @naoz_live venue

Live Today, Love Tomorrow, Unite Forever

— Festival Season (@Festseason) November 10, 2020

Back in September, Guetta reunited with Sia on new single, ‘Let’s Love’.

Previously, the duo released hits including ‘Titanium’, ‘Flames’, ‘She Wolf’, ‘Bang My Head’ and more.

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“During this time of isolation, I’ve been incredibly inspired to release music that has an uplifting energy,” Guetta said in a press statement.

He continued: “I love producing club tracks but at the same time, especially now, I feel like creating ‘feel-good’ music. ‘Let’s Love’ is a message of love, hope and bringing people together and once again, Sia has out done herself on the vocals.”

Meanwhile, Sia has today (November 19) announced details of her eighth studio album ‘Music’.

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Want to feature on a Snoop Dogg track? Here’s your chance

Other prizes include a home studio makeover, “free beats for life,” cash and more. See more info, register and submit music here.

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— Anno Domini (@annodominibeats) November 12, 2020

Earlier this month (November 1), Snoop announced he’ll be releasing a new album called ‘Take It From A G’ in December.

The rapper shared the news on Instagram in a video that features a toy low-rider, decked out in purple and gold L.A. Lakers colours, driving around the streets while an untitled song plays in the background.

Snoop’s new album follows the release of last year’s ‘I Wanna Thank Me’, which includes the track ‘Let Bygones Be Bygones’, where he pays tribute to one-time enemy Suge Knight.

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The ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ star also recently criticised Donald Trump by calling him a “racist” who is “disrespecting every colour”.

Snoop told the US president to earn the public’s votes in the lead up to the 2020 US election, which was ultimately won by Joe Biden – despite various protestations and legal challenges from Trump.

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Ty Dolla $ign “honoured” to be hailed “the new Nate Dogg” by Snoop Dogg

“I feel like Nate Dogg was carrying a huge torch and he passed it down.”

He added: “It’ll be passed on again, so I just encourage for the next artist out there to be yourself – be a one of one. There’s a lot of people that sound like the next artist, but it’s always good to hear somebody that is original and I encourage it.”

You can listen to the full conversation above.

Nate Dogg, whose real name was Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, died back in 2011 at the age of 41. He was one of Snoop’s closest collaborators, and also worked with the likes of  EminemLudacrisTupac Shakur and Warren G.

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Following his passing, Snoop hailed Nate as “one of my best friends” and “a true legend in hip-hop and R&B”. “I love you buddy. You will always be with me forever and a day,” he added.

In a four-star review of ‘Featuring Ty Dolla $ign’, NME wrote: “…It’s a victory lap for Ty Dolla $ign’s quietly influential career to date, the sound of an artist embracing the worldview he has helped to curate.”

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Snoop Dogg joins Dame D.O.L.L.A. for new track that pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

The track, which also features Derrick Milano, appears on the soundtrack for the new video game NBA 2K21. Lillard is the game’s cover star.

Listen to ‘Kobe!’ below:

Last month, on August 23, which marked what would have been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday, Nike released a tribute video to the legendary NBA player narrated by Kendrick Lamar.

Starting off with some clips of Bryant in action, the five-time NBA champion can be heard saying: “You wake up every single day to get better today than you were yesterday.”

From then, Lamar starts a monologue about being better. “Better dreamer. Better waker. Better stretcher. Better walker. Better talker. Better walking the walk and talking the talk,” he begins.

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As Lamar continues, the clip features numerous other athletes in action. It then goes on to show people marching and protesting.

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg has criticised Donald Trump by calling him a “racist” who is “disrespecting every colour”.

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Snoop Dogg calls out Donald Trump for “disrespecting every colour in the world”

“Hm. Seems like he’s disrespecting every colour in the world and everything that ain’t what he is, which is a racist.” You can see the post below.

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P. S. A. USA 🇺🇸. Who else is missing from the presidents list🤷🏾‍♂️👀

A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Sep 8, 2020 at 4:29pm PDT

He added: “With that being said, the people that voted for him got exactly what they wanted. They gave them what he said he was gon’ do.

“So, the next motherfucker, you better tell us what we gon’ get for your vote. You better show up and deliver, period. We just want some peace, love, equality, and tranquillity for everybody. All lives. Just basic conversation. Now carry on.”

This isn’t the first time Snoop has spoken up against Trump – earlier this year he revealed that he would be voting for the first time solely to help see Trump out of office.

During an appearance on Real 93.3’s Big Boy’s Neighbourhood, Snoop admitted that he has not voted in an election before because he thought his criminal record prevented it, following his drug and gun charge conviction.

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“I didn’t know that. My record’s been expunged so now I can vote,” he said, adding, “I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think I’m going to get out and vote because I can’t stand to see this punk in office one more year,” he said of Trump.

And Snoop is not alone. Rapper Cardi B, earlier this year, branded Donald Trump a “terrorist” following a January airstrike against Iran.

She previously claimed that she hates the US President with a “fucking passion”.

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Mark Hoppus, Snoop Dogg and more to get their own Apple Music radio shows

Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music, Beats, and International Content, said that the new Apple Music stations will offer “an unparalleled global platform for artists across all genres to talk about, create, and share music with their fans, and this is just the beginning.”

Snoop Dogg CREDIT: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

He added: “We will continue to invest in live radio and create opportunities for listeners around the world to connect with the music they love.”

Further details on specific shows have not yet been revealed.

Since its inception, Beats 1 – now known as Apple Music 1 – has played host to shows from the likes of Elton John, Billie Eilish, Haim, Frank Ocean and more. Most recently, Lady Gaga launched her weekly Gaga Radio program on the station.

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Meanwhile, Blink-182 have shared a timely new single called ‘Quarantine’. It is set to feature on the band’s forthcoming new EP, which drummer Travis Barker hopes will “be out by the end of summer”.

 

 

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Snoop Dogg shares Nipsey Hussle tribute song, ‘Nipsey Blue’

Watch the video for ‘Nipsey Blue’ below.

Snoop Dogg and Nipsey Hussle appeared on a host of songs together over the years, including ‘The Life’, ‘Do The Damn Thang’ and ‘Ice Cream Paint Job (West Coast Remix)’.

Hussle died in March 2019 after being fatally shot last year outside his Marathon clothing store on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. A documentary based on the late rapper, directed by Ava DuVernay, is set to come to Netflix following his death.

In the wake of his death, Hussle’s family recently unveiled the Neighborhood Nip Foundation in his honour, an initiative that seeks to provide opportunities for young creatives in music. A huge Nipsey Hussle tribute was also held at the 2020 Grammys earlier this year, with Meek MillJohn LegendDJ Khaled and more all coming together to celebrate Hussle’s life and career.

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Another documentary related to the rapper, called The Mysterious Murder of Nipsey Hussle, has been released on BBC Three. Speaking to NME about the film, director Ben Zand said: “When someone lived such a purposeful life, it’s hard to accept they didn’t experience a purposeful death, too.

“The idea that someone like Tupac Shakur or Nipsey Hussle could be killed because they were caught up in avoidable gang violence doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. We wanted to show with this documentary that the young black people who believe in Nipsey Hussle conspiracy theories aren’t just crazies.”

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Snoop Dogg confirms Jay-Z wrote Dr Dre’s ‘Still D.R.E.’ in full

“He wrote Dre’s shit and my shit and it was flawless,” he told The Breakfast Club. “It was ‘Still D.R.E.’ and it was Jay-Z and he wrote the whole fucking song.”

During his Breakfast Club interview, Snoop talked about how Dre flew Jay-Z out and he wrote ALL of “Still Dre” in under a hour pic.twitter.com/9TKJHXlbq1

— GlockTopickz (@Glock_Topickz) July 29, 2020

Snoop added: “Jay-Z is a great writer to begin with for himself, so imagine him striking it for someone he truly loves and appreciates. He loves Dr. Dre and that’s what his pen showed you, that I can’t write for you if I don’t love you.”

He also revealed in the same interview that Eminem didn’t make the cut in his list of the top 10 rappers of all time.

“Eminem! ‘The Great White Hope’. White rappers had zero respect in rap. Let’s keep that one thou-wow,” Snoop said. “[Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position where he would be considered one of the top 10 rappers ever.

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“I don’t think so, but the game feels like that he’s top 10 lyricists and all that that comes with it. That’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre. and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem that he could find.”

Asked why Eminem doesn’t make his top 10 list, Snoop went on to list a number of rappers who he rates higher than the Detroit artist.

“There’s some n****s in the 80s that [Eminem] can’t fuck with,” Snoop continued. “Like Rakim, like Big Daddy Kane, like KRS-One, like LL Cool J … Like Ice Cube.”

He said “it is what it is”, but maintained that Eminem “did that to the fullest” and is still “one of my teammates, one of my brothers”.

“But when you’re talking about this hip-hop shit that I can’t live without, I can live without that.”

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