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.
MTV VMAs: Top Hip-Hop Moments
The MTV Video Music Awards are upon us. The popular cable network has definitely changed drastically over the years - putting its once eponymous ‘Music’ on the backburner. Their flagship award ceremony acts a nice bit of nostalgic entertainment for the channel, still a celebration of the year in music.
Universal Denies Rumors Of Snoop Dogg & Tupac-centric Sequel To "Straight Outta Compton"
With the introduction of a few familiar faces in the film's final third, it seemed inevitable that Straight Outta Compton would spawn some sort of spin-off that followed the likes of Snoop Dogg and Tupac.
Daz Dillinger Says There Will Be A "Straight Outta Compton" Sequel Focusing On Tupac & Snoop Dogg
Very soon after a huge weekend for "Straight Outta Compton," it's become apparent that the film will set off a wave of additional rap biopics in Hollywood. The film has proven to studio executives that the genre can in fact be more profitable than, say, the movie "Notorious" was, and now rappers seem to be clamoring to get their stories told on the big screen.
The Best Food-Related Rap Lyrics Of All Time
Rap has an long-running obsession with food. Even "Rapper's Delight' couldn't resist speaking about grub, and when Wonder Mike dropped these words on the eighth verse of the pinnacle track, it opened up a lane that hasn't shut down since... "I mean the macaroni's soggy, the peas are mushed, and the chicken tastes like wood" While this plate doesn't sound entirely appetizing, sometimes rappers describe five-star culinary experiences. Like when Biggie introduced us to his favorite breakfast: "a t-bone steak, cheese, eggs, and Welch's grape."
8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead. With a recent number one album, a good record deal and (most importantly) a ton of talent, Meek doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon, but people claiming that "diss songs can't ruin careers" in the wake of "Back To Back" are somewhat off the mark.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Snoop Dogg's Money Seized After Attempting To Travel With $400k In Cash
Snoop Dogg hasn't had the best luck with the law recently. The rapper was briefly brought into police custody in Sweden, before being released last week, and now he's had some trouble at Italian customs.
Snoop Dogg Arrested In Sweden, Suspects Racial Profiling
Snoop Dogg just had a terrible time in Sweden, enough that he claims he'll never be back in the country again. After performing a show, Snoop was apparently pulled over by police, later being brought into custody where he was drug tested.According to Snoop, he came out clean, and was arrested for no reason whatsoever. The rapper was able to record a series of Instagram videos throughout the process, blasting the Swedish police for racial profiling.
10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller.
How Hip Hop Has Reacted To The Bill Cosby Scandal
The Bill Cosby saga continued over the weekend when the New York Times uncovered additional deposition transcripts in which the comedian presented himself as an "unapologetic, cavalier playboy, someone who used a combination of fame, apparent concern and powerful sedatives in a calculated pursuit of young women." Since Barbara Bowman's November 2014
What’s New In Battle Rap (July 10)
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re here to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.
Daz Dillinger Hints At Tha Dogg Pound Sequel To N.W.A. Movie
Upcoming N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" will have a sequel based on Tha Dogg Pound, said Daz Dillinger in a recent interview with VladTV. Daz said the sequel is tentatively called "DPG For Life."