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  • Rick Ross Reveals Snoop Dogg As An Inspiration For "Mastermind," Talks Working With Kanye West
    Rick Ross Reveals Snoop Dogg As An Inspiration For "Mastermind," Talks Working With Kanye West
    Mar 7, 2014 at 05:15pm
    Rick Ross swung by CRWN and conducted a lengthy conversation with the host, Elliot Wilson, their topics ranging from Mastermind to Kanye, and we learned a great deal about the Rozay and his music. For example, Rozay claims that Snoop Dogg actually inspired his most recent effort, as Ross was aiming for a chill, 90's vibe with the record, eventually getting Snoop in as a producer. On the subject, Ross said:
  • Samples Of The Week: March 6
    Samples Of The Week: March 6
    Mar 6, 2014 at 10:16am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey."  This week, see who Big K.R.I.T., Lil Bibby & Lil Herb and Snoop Dogg chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH. 
  • Roots Picnic 2014 Announce Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, Action Bronson & More To Perform
    Roots Picnic 2014 Announce Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, Action Bronson & More To Perform
    Mar 3, 2014 at 01:45pm
    The annual Roots Picnic is going down this year at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 31. The seventh annual event has announced the performers lined up today. Of course the Roots will be headlining, alongside Snoopp Dogg. Other artists tapped to perform include Action Bronson, Janelle Monáe, A$AP Ferg, Jhené Aiko, Just Blaze, Rudimental, Araabmuzik, and Biz Markie, among others. Peep the full line-up in a flyer in the gallery above. Does it look like a solid line-up to you? Who'll be attending?
  • Snoop Dogg's Smoke-Filled Hotel Room Alerts Firefighters
    Snoop Dogg's Smoke-Filled Hotel Room Alerts Firefighters
    Jan 24, 2014 at 02:51pm
    It is an occupational hazard for a hotel when housing a smoke-friendly, marijuana enthusiast like Snoop Dogg, that the rooms may be adorned with smoke. In Melbourne, Australia, Snoop's hotel room was filled with so much smoke that he actually set off the fire alarm, alerting the firefighters who came rushing to the scene.
  • YG & Snoop Dogg Donate $10,000 To Underprivileged Kids In L.A.
    YG & Snoop Dogg Donate $10,000 To Underprivileged Kids In L.A.
    Dec 27, 2013 at 07:55pm
    YG's profile is on the rise.
  • Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Dec 15, 2013 at 02:30pm
    The importance of an album can be measured in several ways. Some are deemed iconic because of sale figures, others by the creativity and artistic integrity of the work, others still by their cultural influence. Although it's very rare for an album to nail all of these criteria, Dr. Dre's debut solo project did just that and then some. Now, 21 years after its release, let us roll some green and nod our heads in celebration of a pivotal album in the history of both hip-hop and music in general - Dr.
  • Full Stream For Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk's "7 Days Of Funk"
    Full Stream For Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk's "7 Days Of Funk"
    Dec 2, 2013 at 10:20am
    The newly-named Snoopzilla connected with funk producer Dam-Funk for the joint effort 7 Days Of Funk. The album isn't dropping until December 10th, but today NPR has offered a full stream of it. Check out the project below, and head here to pre-order it.
  • 5 Rappers Who Should Have Their Own Sneaker Line
    5 Rappers Who Should Have Their Own Sneaker Line
    Nov 26, 2013 at 11:30am
    It's official. Kanye has left Nike to team up with Adidas and their Y-3 line. In case you were living under a rock for the past 24 hours, Kanye left Nike because he was not receiving any loyalties. Apparently, because he is not an athlete, Nike could not pay him any royalties; which didn't fly with 'Ye. 
  • Snoop Dogg Addresses Death Row Records & Top Dawg Entertainment Comparisons
    Snoop Dogg Addresses Death Row Records & Top Dawg Entertainment Comparisons
    Nov 24, 2013 at 04:44pm
    In a recent interview with VIBE, Snoop Dogg responded to Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith's comparison of Death Row Records and Top Dawg Entertainment, dismissing it but acknowledging the former's influence on the latter.
  • Kendrick Lamar On Snoop Dogg's Debut: "There Wouldn’t Be A Kendrick Without 'Doggystyle'"
    Kendrick Lamar On Snoop Dogg's Debut: "There Wouldn’t Be A Kendrick Without 'Doggystyle'"
    Nov 23, 2013 at 03:08pm
    Kendrick Lamar may have compared himself to the King of New York on his "Control" verse, but he's a West Coast rapper through and through. Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle, one of the regions classics, celebrates it's 20th anniversary today, and to commemorate the album, K.Dot reflected on the project's influence in a review for XXL.
  • Snoop Dogg Has Never Listened To "Doggystyle"
    Snoop Dogg Has Never Listened To "Doggystyle"
    Nov 23, 2013 at 01:59pm
    Snoop Dogg's classic debut album, Doggystyle celebrates its 20th anniversary today, and while this date will be an invitation to many to revisit the project, Snoop himself will likely not be among them-- considering he's never once listened to it through!
  • Classic Rotation: Snoop Dogg's "Doggystyle" 20 Years Later
    Classic Rotation: Snoop Dogg's "Doggystyle" 20 Years Later
    Nov 23, 2013 at 09:28am
    In 1993 West coast Hip Hop was at the top of its game. Suge Knight, The D.O.C, and Dr. Dre had formed the now infamous record label Death Row Records. The new label had released Dre’s album The Chronic (1992) to huge fan fare, solidified G -Funk as a proper Hip Hop style (sorry Too $hort), and were quickly becoming the most important players in the game. So what was left to do? Release perhaps the most anticipated Hip Hop album of all time and create an international super star.
  • Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk Reveal "7 Days Of Funk" Cover & Tracklist
    Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk Reveal "7 Days Of Funk" Cover & Tracklist
    Nov 6, 2013 at 05:20pm
    Snoop Dogg, or Snoopzilla (as he goes by for his new Bootsy Collins-channeling project with Dam-Funk), has announced the details for his upcoming album, 7 Days Of Funk. The collaborative effort hits iTunes December 10th, and will feature guest appearances from regular collaborators such as Kurupt and Tha Dogg Pound, as well as funk legend, Steve Arrington View the full tracklist below, and the very funky official artwork in the gallery above.
  • Contest: Win Tickets to Snoop's Snoopadelic Halloween
    Contest: Win Tickets to Snoop's Snoopadelic Halloween
    Oct 29, 2013 at 06:05pm
    HotNewHipHop has partnered up with IMP Entertainment and are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the Snoopadelic Halloween Experience hosted by Snoop Dogg this Thursday, October 31st, at Boulevard3 in Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA. CONTEST RULES:
  • Snoop Dogg Explains His Name Change & Talks BET Cyphers
    Snoop Dogg Explains His Name Change & Talks BET Cyphers
    Oct 28, 2013 at 11:00am
    Snoop Dogg stays a busy man, from hosting the BET Hip-Hop Awards, to working on new music, to hosting his own YouTube segment GGN News, the rapper/reggae artist/funk artist doesn't stop. His latest foray into the genre of funk with producer Dam-Funk incited his name change (once more) from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion to now, Snoopzilla.
  • Snoop Dogg Changes Name To "Snoopzilla" For New Funk Album
    Snoop Dogg Changes Name To "Snoopzilla" For New Funk Album
    Oct 17, 2013 at 11:00pm
     What the funk? Snoop Dogg has decided to go by the name Snoopzilla for his upcoming album. The West coast rapper is currently working on a new project with musician Dam-Funk called 7 Days of Funk. Snoop says he has re-branded himself as Snoopzilla for the album, which was inspired by Funkadelic maestro Bootsy Collins who sometimes used the nickname Bootzilla.
  • 20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    Oct 10, 2013 at 11:00pm
    Along with emceeing, DJing and breakdancing, graffiti is one of the four fundamental elements of hip-hop, and it's been an integral part of the culture since the beginning. Films such as Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style and Stan Lathan's Beat Street helped define this vivid form of expression in the 80s, and it's since grown into an international phenomenon. You'll find graffiti art in most corners of the globe at this point. 
  • HNHH Does BET Green Carpet With Snoop Dogg, Eve, Ace Hood, Stalley & More (Part 2)
    HNHH Does BET Green Carpet With Snoop Dogg, Eve, Ace Hood, Stalley & More (Part 2)
    Oct 3, 2013 at 05:14pm
    HNHH attended the BET Hip Hop Awards this Sunday, and our own Kim Johansson hit the Green Carpet to interview some of the artists. She spoke with Snoop Dogg, Eve, Stalley, Ace Hood, Lola Monroe, Rico Love, Ed Lover, Tiara Thomas, Netta Brielle, Adiz Bambi, DJ Scream and Keshia Chante, sticking with a fashion theme throughout.  Peep footage of Kim's field work above, as well as images from the Green Carpet in the gallery. 
  • HNHH Does BET Green Carpet With Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Yo Gotti, Bone Thugs & More (Part 1)
    HNHH Does BET Green Carpet With Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Yo Gotti, Bone Thugs & More (Part 1)
    Oct 2, 2013 at 09:32am
    HNHH hit up the BET Hip Hop Awards this Sunday, and we got our very own Broady The Joker to tear up the Green Carpet for some interviews. We talked to Nelly about his new album, asked Snoop about getting into stand-up, as well as hanging out with Cash Out, Tiara Thomas, Yo Gotti, August Alsina, Lola Monroe and more! Watch Broady chop it down with the celebs and artists below, and check out an extensive gallery of what went down at the awards in the gallery above!  
  • Stream Snoop Dogg's Collaborative Album With His Sons "Royal Fam"
    Stream Snoop Dogg's Collaborative Album With His Sons "Royal Fam"
    Sep 27, 2013 at 01:59pm
    Well this came out of the blue. Apparently Snoop Dogg/Lion was hard at work with his two sons, Spanky Danky (Corde Calvin Broadus) & Dirty D (Cordell Broadus), on a collaborative family album. The album, titled Royal Fam, features original songs and covers with all three family members aka Tha Broadus Boyz. An album stream has been made available, give it a listen below, and if you are so inclined purchase it here.
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