1. Gucci Mane Releases Two New Songs ft. Snoop Dogg, Fetty Wap & Jadakiss

    June 30, 2015 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gucci Mane has just shared two new tracks from his upcoming album Trapology  which, if nothing else, certainly has the best title/ album art combination of any hip-hop release this year. "Parking Lot," which features Snoop Dogg , and " ...

  2. BET Experience 2015: N.W.A Reunites, Kendrick Lamar Gives Commanding Performance in L.A.

    June 28, 2015 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maybe Dr. Dre didn't join Ice Cube , MC Ren and DJ Yella for the highly anticipated N.W.A. reunion. But rap fans were treated to another history-making event -- the legend-building ascendance of Kendrick Lamar -- at the third and final Staples ...

  3. Sean Hannity Wonders Why You Can Buy a Jay Z Album But Not a Confederate Flag

    June 25, 2015 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 On his radio show Wednesday, conservative pundit Sean Hannity decided to tackle the issue of the moment (and of the past two centuries): the Confederate flag. He drew some rather unlikely equivalencies in the process -- namely, he said if retailers ...

  4. Artists React to Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals Victory

    June 17, 2015 12:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Golden State Warriors have trumped the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 6 of a hugely popular NBA Finals series which has captured the attention of many high-profile musicians.  The Warriors, which has claimed the club's first title in more than ...

  5. Watch Robert Glasper Perform Musiq Soulchild's 'So Beautiful' Live at Capitol Studios: Exclusive

    June 16, 2015 9:55 AM EDT Grammy award-winning pianist and bandleader Robert Glasper has earned considerable acclaim both within the jazz world and beyond for his choice collaborations with artists across genres. His two most recent albums, Black Radio and Black Radio 2 ...

  6. Snoop Dogg Wants to Be the Next Twitter CEO

    June 11, 2015 6:48 PM EDT Now that Dick Costolo has stepped down as CEO , Twitter needs a new top dog -- so why not Snoop Dogg ? Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Stepping Down The rapper threw his hat in the ring on Thursday afternoon (June 11), just a few hours after Costolo&# ...

  7. Snoop Dogg Sues Pabst Over Alcohol Endorsement Deal

    June 08, 2015 6:29 PM EDT The rapper claims he's owed part of the company's 2014 sale thanks to his contract to promote Blast by Colt 45. Two icons of college party culture are facing off in a new lawsuit. Snoop Dogg has sued Pabst Brewing Company, the brewer beh ...

  8. Snoop Dogg Shares Meme Calling Caitlyn Jenner a 'Science Project'

    June 03, 2015 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg joined the ranks of public figures who've shared less-than-sensitive reactions to Caitlyn Jenner's transition on social media, sharing a meme Wednesday (June 3) that compares the coverage of Jenner's  Vanity Fair cover with ...

  9. What's Miley Cyrus' Weed of Choice?

    May 27, 2015 4:13 PM EDT Looking to go green (and, no, we don't mean recycle)? Ask for these strains at the local (legal) dispensary if you're in the mood to kick back some Mary Jane. Strain: OG Kush The 411: Hailing from the Hindu Kush mountain range, the in ...

  10. Movement Festival Highlights Detroit's Techno Roots, Slips With Snoop Dogg DJ Set

    May 26, 2015 7:00 PM EDT Now in its 16th year, Detroit's Movement Festival showcases electronic music's thriving underground. Memorial Day weekend has turned into a field day for EDM fans and a nightmare for promoters, with six major dance music festivals comp ...

  11. Charlie Wilson's Memoir and Summer's 7 Other Music Must-Reads

    May 22, 2015 12:45 PM EDT 0 2 0 Not sure what to toss in the bag before hitting the shore? Soak up the sun with these eight books. Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) By Jon Fine (Viking, May 19, $28) Punk guitarist-turned-aw ...

  12. Snoop Dogg Scores Sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 21, 2015 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus "California Roll," featuring Stevie Wonder, arrives on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, bringing the icon back to the chart for the first time since 2009. Snoop Dogg debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart dated May 30, mark ...

  13. Jermaine Dupri & Bow Wow Are Just Wondering 'WYA (Where You At?)': Exclusive Premiere

    May 21, 2015 11:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Feels like I had him as my son, actually," Jermaine Dupri  says of his long-time protege  Bow Wow . Dupri was one of the formerly "Lil" rapper's first cosigns, producing his debut (at age 12) "The Stick Up" for 19 ...

  14. Snoop Dogg, Pharrell & Stevie Wonder Have Seen the Future in New 'California Roll' Video

    May 20, 2015 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Is it any surprise that Snoop Dogg can see into the future? In Snoop's just-released video for "California Roll," the latest single from his new album Bush , the rapper takes us on a trip through time. Snoop Dogg Teases Out- Of- This- ...

  15. Snoop Dogg Teases Out-of-This-World 'California Roll' Video With Pharrell & Stevie Wonder

    May 19, 2015 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As if the combination of Snoop Dogg , Pharrell and Stevie Wonder wasn't enough on the new Bush track "California Roll," now video director Warren Fu has teamed up with the crew for a totally insane looking video.  Snoop Dogg Performs ...

  16. 'Pitch Perfect 2': The Aca-Amazing Story Behind the Sequel's Buzziest Music Moments

    May 15, 2015 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Quick question: How do you possibly top the musical highs of the girl-power-charged 2012 surprise hit  Pitch Perfect ? "I was obviously very nervous to write a sequel," screenwriter Kay Cannon, who also penned the original, told Billboard ...

  17. Snoop Dogg Performs New Song 'Our Block' on Nickelodeon's 'Sanjay & Craig': Exclusive Video

    May 13, 2015 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 We've seen Snoop Dogg in some pretty animated situations. But perhaps none top his turn as long-limbed, smooth-talking, bike-riding rapper Street Dogg in his guest role on an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's animated series Sanjay & C ...

  18. Exclusive: Snoop Dogg Performs 'Our Block' on 'Sanjay & Craig'

    Exclusive: Snoop Dogg Performs 'Our Block' on 'Sanjay & Craig'

    May 13, 2015 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Exclusive: Snoop Dogg Performs 'Our Block' on 'Sanjay & Craig' Videos Snoop Dogg ...

  19. 'The Voice' Recap: Final Four Revealed

    May 13, 2015 1:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Season eight’s finalists were announced on The Voice tonight after last night’s across-the-board polished performances, which coach Blake Shelton described as the greatest two hours of music he had ever sat through. After a performance from Walk The ...

  20. Snoop Dogg’s Pharrell-Produced ‘Bush’ Is a Half-Baked Effort: Album Review

    May 12, 2015 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 As an idea, Snoop Dogg 's 13th solo album, Bush , sounds great. It's his return to character after the detour of 2013's reggae hybrid, Reincarnated (recorded as Snoop Lion), and his first with a single (and ­singular) producer since h ...

  21. Did Jay Z Buy Beyoncé a 'Game of Thrones' Dragon Egg?

    May 11, 2015 9:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apparently Jay Z and Beyoncé are just about as big of Game of Thrones fans as the rest of America. Only, they're not like the rest of America. They're superstars, which means they can celebrate the show in a whole different manner.  George ...

  22. Snoop Dogg Compliments Iggy Azalea & Macklemore: 'They Got Soul'

    May 08, 2015 9:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was just last fall that Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea were carrying on an intense beef online over a continuous flurry of rude Instagram posts by the iconic Long Beach rapper.  But now the Dogg­father's singing a different tune. In a recent int ...

  23. Justin Bieber, Will Smith Fans of Bruce Lee DJ T-Shirt From 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    May 03, 2015 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber , Will Smith , Nas , Snoop Dogg and Ne-Yo have all been photographed wearing Bow & Arrow's "Gung Fu Scratch" t-shirt featuring martial-arts icon Bruce Lee manning a DJ table, but longtime fan Robert Downey Jr. may ha ...

  24. VIBE Rewind: Snoop Dogg Performs a Compilation of His Infamous Tracks

    VIBE Rewind: Snoop Dogg Performs a Compilation of His Infamous Tracks

    April 30, 2015 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's VIBE Rewind, VIBE has a performance by everyone's favorite uncle Snoop Dogg, who put on a talked about live performance at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The Long Beach native perform music , hiphop performances , snoop do ...

  25. Texas Trooper Sues His Bosses After Being Disciplined for Snoop Dogg Photo

    April 29, 2015 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 A Texas trooper has sued his bosses after being reprimanded over his photo with rapper Snoop Dogg at South by Southwest. Department of Public Safety Trooper Billy Spears filed the civil lawsuit Wednesday (April 29), alleging retaliation by DPS, Dire ...

  26. Foo Fighters, Muse to Headline Radio 1's Big Weekend

    April 20, 2015 6:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 This spring's Radio 1's Big Weekend line-up is an epic mix of pop and rock, with the Foo Fighters and Muse locking in headlining slots at the U.K. festival taking place this May, it was announced Monday (Apr. 20). Foo Fighters frontman Dav ...

  27. Man Run Over By Suge Knight Says He Punched Ex-Rap Mogul

    April 13, 2015 11:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 A man who Marion "Suge" Knight ran over told authorities he was mad at the former rap music mogul and punched him through the window of the truck before an encounter that left his friend dead. Cle "Bone" Sloan testified Monday ab ...

  28. Corner Office: Cashmere Agency & Stampede Management Founder Ted Chung on Snoop Dogg's Cannabis Crusade, Why Diversity Is Branding's Top Challenge

    April 13, 2015 10:31 AM EDT In the throes of a brutal winter during his first year at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Los Angeles native Ted Chung made a vow: Once he graduated, he would return to the West Coast, found a business, live by the beach a ...

  29. Suge Knight Due Back in Court For Hearing in Murder Case

    April 13, 2015 3:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marion "Suge" Knight is due back in court for a hearing in which prosecutors will detail some of their evidence in a murder case against the former rap music mogul. A judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to support murder, ...

  30. Listen to Tyler, the Creator's 'Smuckers' Collab with Kanye West and Lil Wayne

    April 13, 2015 2:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tyler, the Creator’s new album Cherry Bomb has just arrived and its big talking point -- a collaboration with Kanye West and Lil Wayne  -- has quickly found its way onto YouTube. It’s been less than a week since the 24-year-old rapper announced his ...

  31. Darius Rucker Eyeing Rap Collab…And a Hootie Reunion

    April 08, 2015 2:09 AM EDT Nelly and Florida Georgia Line . Ludacris and Jason Aldean . Darius Rucker and Jay Z ? The Hootie & the Blowfish frontman-turned-country singer says he's hoping to jump on a song with a rapper. "I don't have much left on my bu ...

  32. Listen to Raekwon Team Up With Snoop Dogg on '1,2 1,2'

    April 07, 2015 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Raekwon 's building excitement leading up to his new album,  Fly International Luxurious Art  ( F.I.L.A. ), dropping a new Snoop Dogg -featuring track Tuesday called "1,2 1,2." Iggy Azalea's Almost-Collabo With Ghostface and Raek ...

  33. Texas State Trooper Disciplined After Taking Photo With Snoop Dogg

    April 01, 2015 9:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some people would do just about anything for a photo with Snoop Dogg , but it's landed a Texas state trooper in hot water.  Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Billy Spears was disciplined by superiors last week after he was photographed ...

  34. The Ultimate Summer Festival Guide: Who to See, What to Wear and Where to Stay

    April 01, 2015 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 From the storied folk festival where Dylan went electric to America's biggest rave, here's everything you need to know about summer's biggest fests. Rock In Rio Usa: May 8-9 (rock) and May 15-16 (pop); Las Vegas What Is It? The inaugu ...

  35. SXSW 2015 Day 4: Tha Dogg Pound Reunites With Snoop, E-40 Joins Big Sean, Killer Mike Performs With Injury & More

    March 21, 2015 3:20 PM EDT 1.03 k 179 35 The music portion is in full swing at SXSW, and we're bringing you daily recaps of the action from Austin. Here are some unforgettable moments from music's fourth day at the fest on Friday (March 20). SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full ...

  36. Snoop Dogg Is 'Cream' of the Crop on Twitter Top Tracks

    March 20, 2015 5:59 PM EDT The hip-hop icon arrives at No. 1, while All Time Low earns a top 5 debut. Plus, Ed Sheeran ties a chart milestone. Veteran rapper Snoop Dogg enters at No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "Peaches N Cream," featuring Charlie Wi ...

  37. Meghan Trainor, Snoop Dogg, 'Blurred Lines' & Kendrick Lamar: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 41

    March 20, 2015 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140  and  Emerging Artists  -- and the news that's drivi ...

  38. Meghan Trainor, Snoop Dogg & Kendrick Lamar: Real-Time Charts Rewind Ep. 41

    Meghan Trainor, Snoop Dogg & Kendrick Lamar: Real-Time Charts Rewind Ep. 41

    March 20, 2015 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meghan Trainor, Snoop Dogg & Kendrick Lamar: Real-Time Charts Rewind Ep. 41 chartroundup , Kendrick Lamar , Snoop Dogg , Meghan Trainor Videos Kendrick Lamar Snoop Dogg Meghan Trainor ...

  39. Watch Snoop Dogg's 'Peaches N Cream' Video With Pharrell & Charlie Wilson

    March 18, 2015 9:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Snoop Dogg 's new video for "Peaches N Cream," the rap icon is king pimp of a '70s psychedelic universe that's filled with afro-rocking beauties, shrubbery and -- of course -- smoke.  Snoop Dogg to Deliver SXSW Keynote Ad ...

  40. Exclusive: Firefly Music Festival Eliminates Single-Day Tickets, Nears Sellout in 2015

    March 18, 2015 10:00 AM EDT When the Firefly Music Festival launched in 2012, organizers had a long-term vision of building the Dover, Delaware, event into the "premiere East Coast music festival," says festival director Greg Bostrom . "We felt like there w ...

  41. Listen to Anthrax, Snoop Dogg & Talib Kweli on the Second 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape

    March 17, 2015 9:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Game of Thrones  doesn't return to television until April 12, but the series' Catch the Throne mixtape is back now.  Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Video Gets a 'Game of Thrones' Parody HBO released the sequel to las ...

  42. Charles Hamilton on His Cameo in Tonight's 'Empire' Finale: 'It Was Intense'

    March 17, 2015 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It was intense," says rapper Charles Hamilton of filming his cameo in tonight'ss two-hour season finale of Fox's runaway hit series Empire . " Taraji B Henson was there and I met Debbie Allen , the director of the show. She ...

  43. SXSW To Feature Safety Changes, After 4 Killed Last Year

    March 17, 2015 7:41 AM EDT Snoop Dogg , J. Cole and TV on the Radio will be there, but what's really getting attention at this year's South by Southwest music festival is safety. After a driver plowed through a barricade and into concertgoers during last year ...

  44. Update: Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Gets Surprise Digital Release

    March 16, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Update, 11:00 a.m. ET: To Pimp A Butterfuly now appears in iTunes as a pre-order, with only first single "The Blacker the Berry" being available for download. The album is available in full if you search for it on Spotify. You can also ...

  45. 'Empire' Composer Fil Eisler's Musical Mission? Make the Fox Show 'Sound Like a Movie'

    March 13, 2015 11:53 AM EDT Vanessa Freebairn-Smith is arguably as integral to the sound of Empire as executive music producer Timbaland . The first-chair cellist is the primary soloist on the 15 or so orchestral cues that composer Fil Eisler writes for each episode, some ...

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