Snoop Dogg Announces "Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2"
If you're in need of seeing some West Coast OGs live in action, then Snoop Dogg has put together a tour for you. The Doggystyle MC has announced a "Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2," following up the first tour in 2001, which later received its own documentary of the same name in 2004. For the second part of this tour, which is arriving over a decade later, Snoop rounds up Warren G, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tha Dogg Pound and DJ Quik for a 10-city tour. The tour kicks off on December 5th and runs until December 15th, so it's a quick one.
The 5 Best Storytelling Rap Songs From The '90s
Storytelling is the second oldest profession, after prostitution. As the oral tradition evolved, it reached new heights in '90s hip hop, an era that place an emphasis on lyricism -- ideally #bars not for the sake of #bars, but #bars for the sake of humor, drama, or social critique. Obviously, tough decisions were made as we whittled this list down to five. Do you agree with our choices? Check out our honorable mentions below and click through the gallery for the top five storytelling rap songs of the '90s.
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.
Stream Warren G's "Regulate... G Funk Era II" EP
Did Dr. Dre and Warren G plan this? The two West Coast pioneers, who happen to be step brothers, are both releasing their first musical projects in quite some time on the exact same day (tomorrow), namely Dre's Compton premiering on Apple Music, and Warren's sequel EP to 1994's Regulate... G Funk Era. Today, Warren G has opted to give us an early stream of his project.
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.
Warren G Announces "Regulate... G Funk Era Part II" EP Featuring Nate Dogg
We recently learned that Snoop Dogg has been sitting on some unreleased vocals from his late Doggbrother Nate Dogg, and now it appears that he's not the only former collaborator who's got some vocals in the vault. Warren G, whose best known song featured Nate, just announced a new EP that'll feature posthumous vocals from the West Coast legend.
#TBT: Nate Dogg Originals
Last month we took a look at Nate Dogg's dopest features, but the late legend put out some incredible work of his own too. We felt it was only right to take a look at 10 originals Nate Dogg put out, including ones released by 213, his group with Snoop Dogg and Warren G.
Warren G Recalls Getting Production Lessons From Dr. Dre
Warren G is as adept behind the boards as he is on the mic, a rare quality he shares with the likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, and of course, his half-brother, Dr. Dre. In fact, it was Dre who was responsible for Warren getting into the production game, revealing in an interview with SkeeTV that the legendary west coast beatmaker gave him his first lesson on the MPC.