Crips

  1. Kendrick Lamar: The Story Behind 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'

    October 24, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from a feature in this week's Billboard magazine on 25-year-old Compton, Calif.-native Kendrick Lamar. Co-signed by Dr. Dre, Snoop and the Game, Lamar's been hailed as the new West Coast king. But can his major label ...

  2. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 10, 2012 9:25 PM EDT The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25, thanks to the viral success of his video for "G ...

  3. Young Jeezy Named SVP, A&R at Atlantic Records

    August 09, 2012 11:17 AM EDT Last night the internet went wild with reports that Young Jeezy had just been named senior vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records, and this morning those rumors were confirmed by the rapper himself. From the streets to the Boardroom. SVP of ...

  4. Is Eminem Playing Dr. Dre and Snoop's Coachella Set?

    April 11, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Eminem, Warren G and Daz Dillinger may be heading to Coachella, according to Warren G's official site. "Dr. Dre will perform at the 2012 edition of the annual Indie festival 'Coachella' in the desert. The good doctor will perfo ...

  5. Backbeat: Snoop Dogg Plays Surprise Set Inside Giant Doritos Vending Machine at SXSW

    March 16, 2012 5:39 PM EDT Snoop In The Machine: Only Snoop himself didn't know he was playing inside a giant vending machine at SXSW. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) The only person who didn't know Snoop Dogg played inside a giant Doritos vending machine Thursday night was ...

  6. Snoop Dogg Launches New Cigar Brand

    January 12, 2012 6:20 PM EST Snoop Dogg is launching his own tobacco cigar line, called Executive Branch. "Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to travel the world and try all different types of tobacco products. During my travels throughout South America and th ...

  7. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Will Top Billboard 200 During Christmas Week

    December 21, 2011 7:42 PM EST With only two sales weeks left in the year, Michael Buble's "Christmas" album seems assured to spend at least one more of those locked in the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources project that "Christmas" w ...

  8. Warner Music France Relaunches East West Records

    December 08, 2011 8:51 AM EST Warner Music France announced yesterday the relaunch of East West imprint in France. Starting in February 2012, the label will focus primarily on developing urban and alternative acts. The label will be managed by Stephane Espinosa, the founder of ...

  9. Backbeat: Young Jeezy Does It The 'Jeezy Way' @ NYC Screening of 'A Hustlerz Ambition' Doc

    November 30, 2011 3:48 PM EST Def Doc: Island Def Jam Music Group's President Steve Bartels, Young Jeezy , Island Def Jam VP of Lifestyle Shawn "Pecas" Costner, at the New York screening of the documentary "A Hustlerz Ambition" Rapper Young Jeezy' ...

  10. Backbeat: Young Jeezy's 'TM: 103' Listening Party Draws a Who's-Who of Hip-Hop Tastemakers, Def Jam Execs

    November 04, 2011 5:57 PM EDT Young Jeezy with Island/Def Jam president Steve Bartels at Jeezy's listening session in New York Thursday night On Thursday night, a who's-who of hip-hop tastemakers gathered in New York's Quad Recording Studios to get a first liste ...

  11. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Holds Top of Hot 100 for Fourth Straight Week

    October 19, 2011 5:58 PM EDT Contrasting sounds bookend the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as Adele's sparse piano ballad "Someone Like You" spends a fourth week atop the tally, while rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa soar in at No. 10 with "Young, Wild ...

  12. Snoop Dogg, Warner Bros TV Developing Family Sitcom

    September 16, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Snoop Dogg could soon add sitcom star to his growing résumé. The rapper/reality TV star is developing a family sitcom at Warner Bros. TV in which he would star as the father. The project would reteam him with longtime producer Don Reo, with whom h ...

  13. Drake, B.o.B., Lex Luger, UMPG Win Big At BMI Urban Awards; Snoop Dogg Honored

    August 27, 2011 3:01 AM EDT Drake took home his first songwriter of the year award during the BMI Urban Awards held earlier this evening (Aug. 26) at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. B.o.B. and Lexus "Lex Luger" Lewis also made history as the youngest-ever BMI Ur ...

  14. Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg Working on Single; 'Get Ready to Rock the Sheenius Within!'

    March 30, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Warlock Meets His Music Makers: (from left) Snoop Dogg, Charlie Sheen and Rob Patterson (Photo: via Twitpic) Filter's Rob Patterson is producing a track for Charlie Sheen's upcoming tour, and Snoop Dogg will guest on the track, sources h ...

  15. NATHANIEL 'NATE DOGG' HALE: 1969-2011

    March 28, 2011 10:44 AM EDT The death of Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, aka Nate Dogg, shocked those who work in hip-hop, and those who love good music in general. Hale died March 15 due to complications following strokes in 2007 and 2008. He was 41. The Long Beach, Calif.-born si ...

  16. Rapper Nate Dogg Dies at 41

    March 16, 2011 7:56 AM EDT Nate Dogg , the California rapper whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, died at the age of 41 on Tuesday (Mar. 15). The news was first reported by Long Beach, Calif. newspaper the Press-Telegram , which did not specify the cause of death; TMZ has ...

  17. Add Hip-Hop To 'Rock Band' Thanks To Snoop Dogg

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rap and rock will collide once again - this time in a video game. Fans of the hit game "Rock Band" will get a chance to jam to some hip-hop, thanks to Snoop Dogg. He's the first rap artist to be featured in the video game, which alr ...

  18. Web Trends: Gorillaz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) No music-related trends at this time Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. "Egoista" ft. Pitbull 2. Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill 3. Justyna Steczkowska "POKAŻ DUPĘ" 4. Eminem - Love The Way You ...

  19. Snoop Dogg Banned From Dutch Festival

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg spent several years fighting for his right to party in Britain. But the hip-hop star now finds himself not welcome in the Netherlands, where authorities had him removed from the lineup of a free concert planned on June 27, according to ...

  20. N.W.A. Film To Be Penned By 'World Trade Center' Writer

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Andrea Berloff, who wrote Oliver Stone's true-life movie "World Trade Center," is tackling the story of seminal rap group N.W.A. Berloff is writing "Straight Outta Compton," the story of the rise and fall of the Compton, C ...

  21. Snoop Dogg Wins Latest U.K. Visa Battle

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg can re-apply for a U.K. visa after two immigration judges decided that the border authorities were wrong to deny the rapper entry into the country. He was denied a U.K. tour visa in 2007, when he was due to play British shows with Diddy ...

  22. Dr. Dre Sues Over Unpaid 'Chronic' Royalties

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Dr. Dre has sued the new iteration of Death Row Records claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his iconic album "The Chronic" without his permission. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, filed the suit F ...

  23. Snoop Named Creative Chairman Of Priority Records

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg has been appointed creative chairman of EMI Music's Priority Records label, it was announced today. Snoop will also serve as executive producer for a new series of Priority releases slated to begin hitting the market next ye ...

  24. Jury Clears Snoop Dogg Of Man's Beating

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A civil jury says Snoop Dogg didn't hit a man who came up on stage during a 2005 concert near Seattle. The rapper wasn't in court when the jury's verdict cleared him of civil assault and battery claims. The jury did find that Richar ...

  25. Snoop Dogg Testifies In Civil Trial

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg told jurors in a Santa Monica court that he didn't hit a man suing him for millions of dollars with a brass-knuckle microphone during a melee at one of his 2005 concerts. The rapper (real name: Calvin Broadus) took the stand for ne ...

  26. Snoop Dogg Releasing New Album Through MTV

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rapper/actor Snoop Dogg, who recently split with Interscope Records, has signed a multi-rights deal with MTV to distribute, market and promote his next album, "Malice in Wonderland," due later this year. MTV did not provide any details o ...

  27. Snoop Dogg Granted Australian Visa

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government has granted a full visa to Snoop Dogg, allowing the Long Beach-based rapper to go ahead with his Australian tour. The five-city "The West Coast Originals" arena tour also stars Ice Cube and Bone Thugs n Harmony ...

  28. Dogg Crew Busted In Dallas

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A tour bus carrying hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg was pulled over and two people were arrested on marijuana possession charges Thursday a few hours before a concert in Dallas last night, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said. DPS ...

  29. Young Jeezy Sets Date For 'The Recession'

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy has set a Sept. 2 release date for his new CTE/Def Jam album, "The Recession." In support, the rapper will kick off a three-week promo tour Aug. 10 in Houston. The new album's first single, "Put On," sits at No ...

  30. Prosecutors Won't Pursue Charges Against Warren G

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prosecutors said Monday they won't pursue charges against rapper Warren G, who was arrested a day earlier for being in a car with marijuana. A spokeswoman for Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said there was insufficient evide ...

  31. Report: British Court Rejects Snoop Dogg Visa Ban

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A British court has overruled the government's decision to deny Snoop Dogg a visa after he was involved in an airport lounge brawl in 2006. The Guardian newspaper says a panel of immigration judges has rejected an attempt by Britain's Ho ...

  32. Snoop Dogg, Priority Records Settle Lawsuit

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has settled a lawsuit with his former record label, attorneys say, though they won't disclose how many bones it took. The 36-year-old rapper, born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., and Priority Records have settled a lawsuit involving f ...

  33. Snoop Pilot Set For Comedy Central

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg will be the subject of an animated pilot ordered by Comedy Central, the cable channel revealed on Wednesday as it unveiled its 2008-09 development slate. The still-unnamed half-hour show will be executive produced by Snoop and Tom Lynch ...

  34. The Sensible Seducer: Snoop Dogg

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST With Abundant Charm And A New Album Full Of Hooks, Snoop Dogg Extends His Reign As The Cuddliest Gangsta Rapper Of All Time When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what' ...

  35. SayNow Secures $7.5 Million In Funding

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SayNow, a company that operates mobile fan clubs for artists, has secured $7.5 million in series A funding. The service allows artists to send updates and alerts to their fans via the mobile phone, either via text or audio messages. Artists curren ...

  36. Australian Gov't Blocks Snoop Dogg Visit

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and MTV are working on a solution after the rapper was slapped with a ban preventing him from entering Australia. Snoop Dogg was to be a presenter at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards, to be held at Sydney's Accer Stadium this S ...

  37. Rapper Snoop Avoids Jail In L.A. Drug, Gun Case

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg entered a surprise no-contest plea to gun and drug charges on Wednesday and was given a three-year suspended sentence that will spare him jail time. The 35-year-old rap star, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was also sentenced ...

  38. Snoop In Doghouse With U.K. Gov't

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has cancelled the U.K. leg of his European One Love Peace Tour after the British government refused the rapper a visa. "With the late notice of Snoop being denied a visa, time has run out and it is too late reconfigure the show,&qu ...

  39. Snoop Seeks To Overturn UK Visa Denial

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, who has been denied a visa to enter Britain on a European tour, is seeking to have the decision overturned, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The 35-year old, arrested during a disturbance at London's Heathrow airport last year, had ...

  40. SNOOP DOGG

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Resident West Coaster Snoop Dogg returns to his roots for his eighth album, coupling the fancy, commercialist rap he has chosen of late with catchy, thought-provoking tracks. The smooth intro "Think A Resident West Coaster Snoop Dogg returns ...

  41. BBC Blasted For Live 8 Profanity

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The BBC has been chastised by the media regulator for broadcasting profanity and offensive language from artists including Madonna, Green Day and Snoop Dogg during last summer's Live 8 concert. The BBC has been chastised by the media regulato ...

  42. BBC Blasted For Live 8 Profanity

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Green Day, Snoop swore on broadcast. The BBC has been chastised by the media regulator for broadcasting profanity and offensive language from artists including Madonna, Green Day and Snoop Dogg during last summer's Live 8 concert. Of ...

  43. Beats & Rhymes

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST While such major-label artists as Kanye West, Paul Wall and Young Jeezy continue to rule the mainstream charts, a new crop of indie acts is dominating the underground circuit. Read Ivory Jones' column While such major-label artists as Kanye W ...

  44. Snoop's Label Inks Deal With Koch

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. The first release as part of the multi-album deal, "Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha Album," Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Record ...

  45. Rock, Hip-Hop, Latin To Collide At AmsterJam

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers with Snoop Dogg confirmed. In what is being touted as the biggest "mash-up" concert ever held, a host of rock, hip-hop and Latin acts will descend on New York's Randall's Island in August for the inaugural ...

  46. Bone Thugs, Geto Boys To Tour

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dates kick off May 5. Rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys will start a joint tour May 5 at Robert Stadium in Evansville, Ind. Dates will continue May 6 at the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids, Mich., and May 7 at the U.S. Cel ...

  47. Snoop Signs Shoe Deal

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg has inked a deal with Pony International to launch the Snoop Dogg Doggy Biscuitz footwear collection. The shoes will be available under three brand names: Snoopadoopa (active and everyday w Snoop Dogg has inked a deal with Pony Internat ...

  48. Snoop Dogg

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eleven years after his debut, Snoop Dogg remains as relevant and rambunctious as ever. Eleven years after his debut, Snoop Dogg remains as relevant and rambunctious as ever. News Snoop Dogg ...

  49. Retail Track

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Merchants blame each other for the streetdate violations that affected albums from Destiny's Child, Snoop Dogg and Eminem. Read Ed Christman's column. Merchants blame each other for the streetdate violations that affected albums from Des ...

  50. Retail Track

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Merchants blame each other for the streetdate violations that affected albums from Destiny's Child, Snoop Dogg and Eminem. Read Ed Christman's column. Merchants blame each other for the streetdate violations that affected albums from Des ...

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