Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
De La Soul Sets New Release Date For Upcoming Album
Earlier this year, De La Soul launched a Kickstarter with the intent of crowd-funding their next album. The campaign was a huge success, beating their goal of $110,000 with a whopping $600,000 in fan donations. The record, titled And the Anonymous Nobody, was originally given a September release date but had since been delayed indefinitely.
Snoop Dogg Launches Cannabis Product Line
We all know Snoop Dogg has been a marijuana enthusiast and connoisseur for as long as we’ve known him, so hearing that he’s getting involved in the business side of things shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Today, news surfaced that the West Coast legend has started his own cannabis line called Leaf.
Classic Rotation: Tha Dogg Pound's "Dogg Food"
If there has been one consistent story in hip hop this year, it’s been consistency from the west coast. The year has seen a ton of releases from the game’s biggest names, but the albums that continue to make headlines seem to be from California.
Stream E-40's "Choices (Yup)" Remixes Featuring 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, & More
Almost certainly E-40's biggest hit from the past year is his silly and infectious "My Dick"-esque anthem "Choices (Yup)." To commemorate the song's success, Forty Fonzarelli released a deluxe "Choices" remix bundle pack. The bundle features 5 songs, 4 remixes and the original. 40 busted out the big guns, scoring verses from fellow veterans 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross as well as 20-something mainstays French Montana, Migos, and Kid Ink. One of the remixes is Houston centric, with verses from Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Kirk Bangz.
LyriQuiz - Snoop Dogg "Gin & Juice"
Over 20 years later, "Gin N Juice" is still that track to get the party started. You can feel the liquor loosen up your system right as the opening synths start to smolder. It remains a party classic not just for the sticky production but because the D-O-double-G laces the Cali classic with some of the most quotable lyrics of all time. "With so much drama in the..." -- c,mon, the rest of the verse should be automatic.
Snoop Dogg's Birthday Party Evacuated Following Fire In The Club
Snoop Dogg's 44th birthday party looked a whole lot like Nelly's "Hot In Herre" video, as a lively fire began on the ceiling of the club last night. According to TMZ, the flames began when Halloween decorations hanging above guests started to overheat.
Dr. Dre Wants To Tour Europe With Snoop Dogg, Eminem & Kendrick Lamar
Snoop Dogg guested on Dr. Dre's Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy" last night (Oct. 10), and as the legendary duo reminisced about their classic collaborations, Dre spoke of a wild concoction that he wants to employ in the future. European hip-hop heads will be happy to know that one of Dre's future dreams is to take a full live show to Europe and bring his most renowned collaborators with him -- Snoop, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.
J. Cole, Diddy, Jeezy & More March On 20th Anniversary Of The Million Man March
Today, October 10, thousands gathered in Washington D.C. for the Justice Or Else march, which comes on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, who also led today's march. Many of hip-hop's elite, including Diddy, Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jay Electronica, showed up to walk and show solidarity in the fight against police violence.
DJ Premier Announces Solo Album Featuring Nas, Dr. Dre & More
DJ Premier has been involved in countless classic projects throughout his career, and he's still at it. Last year, he gave us the collaborative PRhyme project with Royce Da 5'9", and he's still promising a similar project with Nas somewhere down the line. Before that, he's got a solo project in the works.
10 Artists That Dr. Dre Put On
Dr. Dre is one of the most legendary figures in hip hop history. From his early days with the influential N.W.A. through to his most recent release Compton, the 50-year old artist has conquered multiple industries. For us, his most important contributions have been to rap music.
Snoop Dogg Hints At A Halloween Project Hosted By DJ Drama
Snoop Dogg tends to post a lot on Instagram, at frequent intervals, so things get lost in the shuffle. However last night, the D-o-g-g put up something that fans should pay attention too. The veteran rapper hinted at a new project hosted by DJ Drama, for Halloween. It's unclear from this post alone what the project's title is, but Snoop wrote, "The movement. Cd. Hosted by @djdrama Trick or treat," followed by a few important emojis (👊🏾✨🌟🎥).
Snoop Dogg To Direct And Star In Football Reality TV Show
After announcing his weed-centric content platform "Merry Jane" last week, Snoop Dogg continues to flex his entrepreneurial muscles. Appearing at AOL's Future Front on Monday, he announced that Snoopadelic Films and AOL will be teaming up to produce a reality show about players and coaches in his Snoop Youth Football League.
Snoop Dogg Launches Weed Encyclopedia & Content Platform "Merry Jane"
Big news from Team Snoop Dogg -- the rap legend is launching MerryJane.com, a lifestyle website that will serve as a sort of information center for all things cannabis and produce weed-centric video and editorial content. It was only a matter of time. Co-founded by entrepreneur Ted Chung, the site plans to partner with celebrities like Seth Rogen and Miley Cyrus.
O.T. Genasis To Release "Rhythm & Bricks" Tomorrow; Artwork & Tracklist
O.T. Genasis is about to release his debut solo mixtape via Busta Rhymes' Conglomerate Records. After releasing his breakout hit, "CoCo," last October, O.T. has stayed afloat with a few hot singles but hasn't yet given fans a full project. Luckily, Genasis has announced that his new mixtape, Rhythm & Bricks, will arrive tomorrow, September 22.
The Best Tupac Shakur Tributes
It was nineteen years ago today that Tupac Shakur's life was taken too soon. The rap world would never be the same, and the community really felt the loss. Dozens of rappers have recorded verses and entire songs to commemorate the fallen MC. You heard some of these tributes on the Rose That Grew from Concrete compilations, where different MCs took unused Tupac lyrics to create songs. You may have also heard cuts like Nas' "God Bless The Dead" where he tips his hat to both Pac and B.I.G.
Daz Dillinger Has Announced The Cast Of His Dogg Pound Biopic
While Straight Outta Compton has only been out for a few weeks, there have already been multiple rumors about biopics that would pick up storylines introduced in the film -- namely the Dogg Pound and Death Row.
A "Welcome To Death Row" Film Is Being Shopped Around
Although Universal recently denied Daz Dillinger's claim that there would be a "sequel" to "Straight Outta Compton," which would focus on Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and Tupac, it looks like there could be some truth to it
De La Soul Recruit Usher, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Pete Rock & More For New Album
After exceeding expectations for their recent kickstarter campaign, De La Soul can now finish up the work on their long awaited album And the Anonymous Nobody. Over the weekend, the Long Island trio decided to give fans an update on it and reveal some of its guest features.