1. The Game Meets With L.A. Police Chief as Big Crowd Gathers for Anti-Violence Summit

    July 17, 2016 10:41 PM EDT An overflow crowd gathered Sunday at a community center in south Los Angeles for an anti-gang summit organized by the rapper The Game . Police Chief Charlie Beck, performer will.i.am , along with anti-gang activists and gang members were inside the center for a town hall style conversation on…

  2. Snoop Dogg and The Game Organize L.A. Gang Summit

    July 17, 2016 1:04 PM EDT Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members on Sunday (July 17) to discuss ways to curb violence. The Game put the word out last week on social media, inviting leaders of the Crips, Bloods and other street gangs to come together at a town hall…

  3. Latest Police Shootings Inspire Wave of Celebrity Activism

    July 10, 2016 5:01 PM EDT In the days after the shooting deaths of two black men by police, celebrities are doing more than just expressing frustration. They're demanding action, and in some cases, leading it. Beyoncé Calls for Action After Alton Sterling & Philando Castile Shootings: 'Stop Killing Us&…

  4. The Game & Snoop Dogg Lead March to LAPD Graduation: 'We Come In Peace'

    July 08, 2016 12:40 PM EDT A procession of people marched to the Los Angeles Police Department's graduation ceremony on Friday (July 8) following the sniper shootings in Dallas, Texas during an otherwise peaceful police brutality protest that left five officers dead and six injured. The protest was in response to…

  5. Doggy Style Records Signee HeebzStreet Releases 'Letters': Premiere

    June 21, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg  is keeping busy with the reboot of Doggy Style Records. Today, one of the roster's signees, New Jersey rapper HeebzStreet, employs the alphabet for a melodic track called "Letters," premiering on  Billboard . "I started writing to 'Letters' after…

  6. Snoop Dogg Reveals New Album 'COOLAID,' Teams With De La Soul for 'Pain'

    June 03, 2016 1:06 PM EDT Snoop Dogg is pouring up a new album. The West Coast rapper stopped by  Jimmy Kimmel Live!  on Thursday (June 2) and revealed his 14th solo studio album COOLAID , the follow-up to his 2015 effort  Bush. Rocking a purple Lakers jersey, Snoop also performed two new cuts called "Legend"…

  7. Snoop Dogg Asks Fans to Boycott 'Roots': 'Let's Create Our Own S--t Based on Today'

    May 30, 2016 1:31 PM EDT Snoop Dogg has no plans to watch the Roots remake, and he's telling his fans to also boycott the show. The rapper sent out his message over social media on Monday (May 30). "I'm sick of this shit. How the f--- are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?" Snoop said…

  8. Snoop Dogg on Not Having a Will: 'I Don't Give a F--k When I'm Dead'

    May 06, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Upon his death last month, Prince  reportedly left an estate worth an estimated $250 million and no will . Now, it seems like Snoop Dogg is taking the same route.  In a recent interview with  Business Insider , the rap mogul was promoting his new AOL series  Coach Snoop  on Tuesday night and…

  9. Snoop Dogg Brings the Reggae Sound to 'Lip Sync Battle' With A Bob Marley Cover

    May 04, 2016 10:54 AM EDT Snoop Dogg brought the reggae vibes and flaunted his best moves with a spirited cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers ' "Could You Be Loved?" on this week's episode of Lip Sync Battle . Could this reggae cover signal a reincarnation of Snoop Lion ? Jason Derulo Performs &…

  10. Just Blaze Says He's Working 'Extensively' on Snoop Dogg's New Album

    May 03, 2016 11:49 AM EDT Just Blaze has been relatively quiet on the production front in recent years, largely trading life in the studio for life on the road. But the New Jersey-born producer, who first made his name in the early-mid-2000s behind the boards for Jay Z , Cam'ron , Mariah Carey and much of the…

  11. Sam Hunt Surprises Stagecoach With Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha

    April 30, 2016 3:10 PM EDT Sam Hunt flexed his genre-blurring muscles at Stagecoach in Indio, Calif., Friday night (April 29) by inviting Snoop Dogg , G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha on stage to inject the country music festival with surprise doses of rap and pop. Sam Hunt Will Bring Roots-Like Jam Session to Stagecoach Fest:…

  12. Snoop Dogg Criticizes 'Racist' Schwarzenegger for Freeing Prisoner Over Political Favor

    April 12, 2016 2:12 PM EDT "I can't wait to catch you ... I'm going to confront you," the rapper says about the former governor. In a series of videos posted to social media late Monday night, an irate Snoop Dogg called former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a "racist piece of shit" after the…

  13. Halloween Trial Pits Snoop Dogg Against Pabst

    February 26, 2016 2:04 AM EST A jury in October will have to decide which of two American icons to side with in a lawsuit worth millions of dollars: a multi-platinum recording artist or a beloved Midwestern brewery. Calvin Broadus Jr., better known as Snoop Dogg , signed a three-year endorsement deal with Pabst Brewing…

  14. Ice Cube Exits 2016 Grammys After Presenting: I'm Not Staying for 'Three-Hour Bullsh-t'

    February 16, 2016 12:23 PM EST After presenting the night's first televised trophy for best rap album at the 58th annual Grammy Awards with his son (and  Straight Outta Compton  star) O'Shea Jackson Jr. on Monday night (Feb. 15), Ice Cube dipped out of Los Angeles' Staples Center and Snapchatted his escape. …

  15. Snoop Dogg Records Instructional Video for Burger King's New Grilled Hot Dogs

    February 11, 2016 11:06 AM EST Snoop Dogg can't stop, won't stop. The West Coast rap legend not only reported for duty at the Denver Broncos' press conference for Super Bowl 50 last week, he's also signed on as a Burger King grill instructor. In honor of the burger chain's new menu item "…

  16. Fox Gets to Keep 'Empire' Series Title After Beating Hip-Hop Record Label in Court

    February 03, 2016 2:36 PM EST Judge rules that "Empire" has artistic relevance and isn't explicitly misleading. Twentieth Century Fox Television won a significant legal victory on Tuesday when a California federal judge ruled in its favor in a legal war over  Empire , its hit drama about a feuding music…

  17. The 10 Best Episodes of Snoop Dogg's GGN Series (So Far)

    January 30, 2016 10:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg has been delivering hood news on his Double G News Network webseries GGN since its launch in 2011 on his WestFestTV YouTube channel. The charismatic rap legend and avid smoker (a.k.a. anchor Nemo Hoes) lights up YouTube screens as he blazes through interesting conversations, sultry…

  18. Quincy Jones on Oscars Diversity: 'You Can Boycott or You Can Fix It'

    January 20, 2016 10:31 PM EST Quincy Jones , appearing alongside Norman Lear at NATPE 2016 on Wednesday afternoon, says that he's been asked to present at the 2016 Academy Awards — but that he's only doing it on one condition. The 82-year-old music icon wants to talk about the absence of black nominated artists.…

  19. Oscar Voters Discuss 'Straight Outta Compton' Snub: 'My Bet is Most Academy Members Didn't See It'

    January 20, 2016 6:30 PM EST All eyes are on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after the Oscar nominations were announced last week, causing an online frenzy over the list's lack of black talent and spawning the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. Among the most notable snubs included the N.W.A biopic  Straight…

  20. Snoop Dogg Blasts Oscars for Lack of Black Nominees

    January 19, 2016 1:14 PM EST Amidst the hashtaggable backlash the Academy is receiving for the lack of black talent on this year's Oscars nomination list, rap legend Snoop Dogg  has taken to Instagram to air out his grievances with the Academy Awards. “Somebody was actually like am I gonna watch the motherfucking…

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