The Game, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg & More Respond To Birdman's Breakfast Club Walk-Out
This morning, Birdman gave us a healthy dose of drama by pulling up and then quickly backing out of his interview with The Breakfast Club, all within the span of two minutes.
Every Rap Single To Go #1 On The Hot 100
If you've been watching the charts over the last few years, you'll know that rap isn't dominating the Hot 100, and many of the songs that do make their way to the number one spot might no necessarily represent the genre all that well. Looking back at all the prior rap #1s on the Hot 100, this trend moves in waves. In the early 90s, we saw acts like Vanilla Ice and Marky Mark earning the highest honors of chart presence, but by the early 00s, the reigning singles on the chart were largely authentic rap and R&B songs.
Ice Cube Brings Out Snoop Dogg, Common, N.W.A. Members At Coachella
Following the release of the massively successful biopic, Straight Outta Compton, as well as N.W.A.'s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, it seemed inevitable that a reunion of some sorts was in the cards for Ice Cube's Coachella set Saturday night.
Listen To J Dilla's New Album "The Diary"
This morning, J Dilla's estate released The Diary, the final batch of recordings he had intended to release in his lifetime. (We celebrated with an ill infographic all about Dilla. Check it out.) The album includes features from Nas, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Nottz, Boogie, and additional production from Madlib, Hi-Tek, Karriem Riggins, Pete Rock, Bink!, and others.
Kanye West, Jay Z, & Kendrick Lamar Attended Kobe Bryant's Final Game
Rappers and hip hop moguls shelled out as much as 40 grand to witness Kobe Bryant's final game in person. And it was worth it. Kobe dropped 60 points, including the Lakers last 15 points of the game, and hit the game-winning jumper with 31 seconds to play.
Snoop Dogg Calls Arnold Schwarzenegger A "Racist Piece Of Sh*t"
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently made the controversial decision to reduce the sentence of Esteben Nunez, a man serving 16 years for stabbing a college student to death. The reduction was made in Schwarzenegger's last day in office, and the former governor has admitted that it was done partially as a favor to California State Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, the father of the convict as well as a friend of Schwarzenegger's.
Snoop Dogg Previews Collab With Nipsey Hussle & Just Blaze, Album Coming In July
"Motherfuckin' Just Blaze is cookin' right now, n*gga!" exclaimed Snoop Dogg in a video he put up on Instagram last night. "Ooh, and that's all for me? Oooh wee!" Yep, a few OGs reunited in the studio last night, and from the sounds of it, they created a banger for Snoop Dogg's next album. As it turns out, Nipsey Hussle also came by the studio, though he can't be seen in the below video. In the caption of the video, the Doggfather let fans know that his next album, on which they can hear his collab with Blaze and Nip, is coming in July. It will be Snoop's 14th LP.
J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, & Ice Cube To Headline Pemberton 2016
With festival season approaching, hip hop heads should consider traveling to Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada this year. Pemberton just announced the full 2016 lineup and it looks very promising. Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Ice Cube are all headliners. Also of interest for hip hop enthusiasts: Tyler, the Creator, Tory Lanez, Anderson .Paak, Method Man and Redman, Rae Sremmurd, Joey Bada$$, Miguel, SZA, Mac Miller, Cypress Hill, FKA twigs, Dizzy Wright, Hudson Mohwake, & Pell.
20 Hip Hop Artists Who Threw Out The Ceremonial First Pitch
The pitcher's mound is a stage, a very different stage from the one rappers and singers are accustomed to standing upon. The ceremonial first pitch is ostensibly a celebration, and throwing the ball 60 feet in a particular direction may not seem like much of a challenge. But much can go wrong. From Kendrick Lamar to Snoop Dogg to MC Hammer to 50 Cent (!), here are 20 hip hop artists who took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch.
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Announce "The High Road" Summer Tour
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, two of hip hop's most prolific smokers and marijuana advocates, are teaming up for "The High Road" tour that will take them across North America this summer. Joining them for the journey will be Kevin Gates, Jhené Aiko, Casey Veggies, and DJ Drama.
Stream Berner's Album "Hempire"
Bay Area resident, Taylor Gang repper/rapper, and #CookiesKing Berner finally comes through today with his anticipated album Hempire. The album's singles have been top-notch, and we expect nothing less than greatness from the entire thing. Hempire is 18 tracks long with an impressive list of features: Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Wiz Khalifa, Mistah FAB, Cozmo, Smiggz, K. Camp. Lil' Kim, Quez, Atmosphere, Young Dolph, Project Pat, Maejor, Strap, and Freeze.
The 10 Most Iconic '90s Hip-Hop Album Covers
The '90s is a decade that becomes more legendary with time. The magical aura that surrounds Led Zeppelin IV or Ziggy Stardust begins to surround albums like Illmatic and Reasonable Doubt. In the case of '90s hip hop, cover art was a vital piece of any album's identity, and many artists created images that would be as recognizable as their beats and lyrics, if not more so.
Snoop Dogg Might Save Roscoe's Chicken N Waffles
A couple days ago we reported that the parent company of California soul-food chain Roscoe’s Chicken N Waffles had declared bankruptcy. They’re sitting on a sizable debt of at least $10 million and up to $50 million, with less than $100,000 in assets. That’s a pretty sizable hole to dig out of, even with the help of a bankruptcy declaration.
Snoop Dogg To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall Of Fame
Donald Trump. Mike Tyson. Mr. T. Only the most celebrated of celebrities have been inducted into the "celebrity wing" of the WWE Hall of Fame. But never before has any musician graced those decorated halls. Until now. On Saturday, April 2, at Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas, Snoop Dogg will become the first musician EVER to be inducted into the WWE HOF. Snoop Dogg's relationship with the WWE apparently began in 2009, when he MCed the Lumberjill match at WrestleMania 24. He has appeared on Monday Night Raw on more than one occasion.
Snoop Dogg & Adidas Link Up For Adizero Football Cleat
While Snoop Dogg’s son may have stopped playing football to pursue other endeavors, but the Doggfather still loves the game just the same. Fittingly, he’s partnered with Adidas to create a new, limited-edition football cleat.
Fetty Wap Teases Collaboration With Snoop Dogg & London On Da Track
Fetty Wap is currently on tour with Post Malone (read our coverage here), and as a result he hasn’t had much time to work on new music. However, it looks like the short Fetty drought will be over soon based on an Instagram video Fetty Wap shared late last night.
Snoop Dogg Earns Court Date With Pabst Brewing Company
Snoop Dogg has earned himself a court date with Pabst Brewing Company. Snoop and his attorneys feel he is entitled to million dollars due to a breach of contract with the company, and he and the Pabst legal team will appear in court on October 31 to settle the dispute.
Snoop Dogg Says Tour With Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, & Eminem "Could Become Reality"
During an interview on DJ Whoo Kid’s “The Whoolywood Shuffle” radio show, Snoop Dogg spoke on the rumored tour that would take him across Europe with Dr. Dre, Eminem, & Kendrick Lamar.
Ice Cube Bounced Midway Through Grammys, Snoop Dogg Refused To Attend At All
Kendrick Lamar didn’t win all 11 awards he was nominated for, but he did get a few, including the Grammy for Best Rap Album. Ice Cube was the presenter, so he got the distinct privilege of handing Kendrick Duckworth his Grammy for To Pimp A Butterfly. It was a nice moment for the two Compton rappers, one at the twilight of his rap career and the other in his prime.
Snoop Dogg & The Cops Seem To Disagree Over Whether His Equipment Was Stolen
Earlier this week, it was reported that a bunch of essential musical equipment -- as well as luggage and laptops -- were stolen from a van associated with Snoop Dogg's stage show in San Fransisco.