Posts Tagged ‘Snoop Dogg’

Eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson (@imcharliewilson) blazed into 2017 with a hot new single “I’m Blessed” Ft. T.I. from his upcoming album release, “I’m In It To Win It” currently scorching the airwaves. His album drops February 17th led by the “In It To Win It” arena tour which kicked off February 8th, not to mention he celebrated a birthday at the end of January, one could say this is 2017s GRAND OPENING!!!Last year’s Forever Charlie Tour sold out 97% of the arenas who booked this master the groove. Yeah, you have to call it a groove because the flow of his music is such that you just feel cool and ready to make some great memories.It’s party time.

Source: Live Session: Charlie Wilson ‘A grown man with a lot of play left’ – TheHypeMagazine

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T-Boz Unplugged (@TBOZ_Unplugged) will be hosted on Saturday January 14th and Sunday January 15, 2017, during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. The benefit concert will feature incredible musical performances throughout the evening.At the heart of this benefit concert T-Boz seeks to raise awareness and funds for Sickle Cell Disease, which she is an Ambassador and Role Model. The event will support The MLK Sickle Cell Outreach Center of Los Angeles and The Sickle Cell Support Group of Atlanta.T-Boz will perform with her full band along with special guests Snoop Dogg, Naughty by Nature & Da Brat. These iconic artists will take you on a journey through their illustrious music careers.

Source: » Event Alert: T-Boz Unplugged January 14/15 Ft. Snoop, Da Brat and Naughty by Nature

Snoop Dogg to Keynote SXSW Music 2015

Snoop Dogg to Keynote SXSW Music 2015

The SXSW Music Conference and Festival is announcing a Keynote Conversation with Snoop Dogg. The keynote takes place on Friday, March 20 at 11:00AM in Ballroom A of the the Austin Convention Center.

Multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of pop culture with award-winning albums and songs, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News.” Snoop Dogg has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and received multiple GRAMMY® nominations.

Since 1993, he has released twelve albums and collaborated with artists across all genres. Snoop defines hip-hop history. He’s set records with his seminal album Doggystyle, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 800,000 copies in the first week. Throughout his career, Snoop’s produced chart-topping hits including “Gin & Juice,” “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” “Next Episode,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Signs” and “Sensual Seduction.”

Snoop Dogg’s keynote conversation is open to all Music and Platinum registrants and registered showcasing artists.

Source: SXSW Publicity

Kokane and Busta Rhymes

West Coast Hip Hop Legend Kokane

West Coast Hip Hop legend Kokane, the one and only Busta Rhymes and Leezy Soprano get it in with their new joint “What I” from the upcoming album “Shut tha Ef Up & Cut Tha Checc” releasing Tuesday January 10th, 2014. Produced by Skip and Nuk.  One of the hottest joints to hit Hip Hop in a minute, it shuts down the folks that come out of the woodwork who haven’t spoken to you in YEARS; until you make a name for yourself.  It happens everyday, you work hard, others don’t support you as they could and then when your hard work pays off, here they come with their hand out!  If they ever gave you a dollar even for gas, you ‘owe them’…this song’s a gas!  Enjoy!

Kokane, also known as Jerry B. Long, Jr., was born 1969, in Bronx, New York. When he was still a baby, he moved to California, where he was raised in the City of Pomona. Though Kokane had been involved with the West Coast rap scene since the dawn of gangsta rap, Kokane’s life has always included music. He is the son of Motown composer “Jerry B Long, Sr.”, whose works include: “Just My Imagination” sung by the Temptations, “Still Waters Run Deep”, “Smiling Faces,” “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” & many more.

Kokane’s career launched at Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records, with him co-writing for N.W.A.’s “Appetite for Destruction” on the album ‘Niggaz4life’, where he first introduced one of his character’s, “Sweet Talk.” His first album release, ‘Addictive Hip Hop Muzick, in 1991, was entitled “Who Am I?”  “Nickel Slick Nigga,” (first solo single)  appeared on the ‘Deep Cover’ soundtrack. In addition, to guest appearing and co-writing for Eazy E’s “It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa,” Kokane also contributed to other West Coast gangsta rap albums such as Above the Law’s “Black Mafia Life”  and “Uncle Sam’s Curse,” many more.

In 1994, Kokane released his second album, ‘Funk Upon a Rhyme, where he completely revolutionized his style, incorporating a great deal of singing, rapping and packin’ it with the original G Funk (the sound that impacted cultures). His eccentric vocal approach is half fluid rapping and half weird P-funk-influenced singing. ‘Funk Upon A Rhyme‘  hit Billboard Charts and sold globally, and is now a collectors album selling for $100 or more on Ebay and other internet sites.

Kokane’s sound was so “IN DEMAND,” that by this time, music artist from all over the world had to get a feature from the Legendary Kokane. He left Ruthless right after Eazy-E’s death. Two years later, Kokane was a free agent. He reappeared in late 1999 with a solo album on Eureka Records, “They Call Me Mr. Kane.” Shortly after, he appeared on Dr. Dre’s album ‘2001′ and did heavy collaboration with Snoop Dogg on “The Last Meal.

He has worked with artists such as George Clinton; Bootsy Collins; George Duke & Stanley Clark (The Great Jazz Legends); Larry Blackman (Cameo); Above The Law; N.W.A.; Eazy-E; Ice Cube; Tha Eastsidaz; Cypress Hill; E-40; Nipsey Hussle; P Diddy & Busta Rhymes, and many more.

 

Big Chan

Big Chan (Center) of Doggy’s Angels.

Big Chan made her bones as part of Snoop Dogg‘s female group Doggy’s Angels in the early 2000’s.  Signed to TVT Records at the time, the group had to change their name to Tha Angels because of the conflict with the television series Charlies Angels.  Chan has since reinvented herself and become one of the world’s most sought after celebrity stylists and has created looks for the legendary Prince, Cee Lo Green, and Tamar Braxton among others.  Her company Cyndarella Couture has become a major red carpet staple alongside the other high end fashion houses.

But hey we are talking about her new music and she is back with a straight HEATER!!!  Big Chan is still the real deal and she gives a quick taste with this new single “Jump Back” Featuring David Banner (Prod. by R.E.).  Full of high energy lyrics in her signature delivery and backed by an insane track, this joint is not only about the lyrics but kicks your neck into high gear…I dare you to try and keep still, the track is insane!  Enjoy and tell me what you think about this new piece.  FYI, Big Chan is dropping a mixtape soon…NEWS AT ELEVEN!

Find out more about Big Chan via her website http://www.cyndarellacoutoure.net/ and look out for that as yet untitled mixtape coming soon!

 

The Hype Magazine Interviews: Dangerous Rob of Dogg Pound Next Generation | @DPNextGen | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

DPG is a brand that rings eternal on a global scale and anyone tagged with the official DPG stamp is carrying a lot of weight on their shoulders.  There is only one standard when it comes to DPG…EXCELLENCE!  Dogg Pound Next Generation (DPNG) came to be via an official contest held by the Prez himself Daz Dillenger and DPG Records VP, Arnold “Bigg A” White.  More than 30,000 contestants vied for the honor of holding the DPG tag and only 6 made the final cut.

Dogg Pound Endorsed

DPNG was Founded by Super Producer Daz Dillinger, rap mogul Kurupt, and Arnold “Bigg A” White through the DPG Idol Contest.

Vice President of Dogg Pound Records, Bigg A says, “The group concept and release of this album calls for futuristic thinking and marketing; by having each group member positioned in different parts of the United States this puts DPNG in an incubation stage and within time the brand will continue to expand throughout Atlanta, Oklahoma, the Bay Area, Las Vegas and the DMV.”

Nitti produced the lead tracks on the first album such as the radio single, “Tapp Out.” Nitti has produced massive hit singles like “It’s Goin’ Down” by Young Joc as well as tracks for Bow Wow, Juvenile, T.I., and 8 Ball. Bigg A continues to mentor this group to navigate with independent success.

Read the entire article via The Hype Magazine Interviews: Dangerous Rob of Dogg Pound Next Generation | @DPNextGen | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News.

 

 

Exclusive behind the scenes and concert photo journal of Snoop Dogg at the 2013 “Together Festival” in Bangkok Thailand by photo journalist Paul Lukin.

 

 

 

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With all of the recent nonsense which occurred at the BET Music Awards in Atlanta, this cartoon is probably one of the most relevant items discussing the future of rap music award shows!  I wonder if awards shows will go the way of digital music and be only viewable online LOL!  Can you imagine the Grammy Awards as a digitally produced show?!  When will celebrations return to being celebrations rather than venues to act out negatively?!

IndieHipHop.net features Rap Ratz cartoons by Funkworm

Given the recent violence at the BET Awards, this Rap Ratz cartoon is very appropriate!

Rap Ratz is the Hip Hop version of Doonesbury created by Funkworm of IndieHipHop.net