Glastonbury Wants Snoop Dogg For Next Festival
Controversial rapper Snoop Dogg is being lined up by Glastonbury organisers for this year's 40th anniversary festival, according to a report in the Sun newspaper on Tuesday (March 16).
The rapper, who has been banned from entering the UK by immigration authorities since an altercation involving his entourage at London's Heathrow Airport in 2006, has recently been allowed to reapply for a visa.
Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis is reported to have said his daughter Emily -- who books many of the acts for the Somerset bash is keen to get Snoop -- saying, "She's a bright girl and she is very keen on Snoop Dogg doing the show, so we want him."
The news the rapper is potentially appearing on the bill could lead to criticism from some of the festival's rock fraternity, in a similar vein to when Jay-Z was revealed as a headliner in 2008.
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said at the time, "I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go, 'Kylie Minogue?' I don't know about it... But I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong."
Jay-Z played to rapturous acclaim in the end, beginning his set with a tongue-in-cheek slice of the Oasis track 'Wonderwall.'
The 2010 Glastonbury festival is now sold-out, and headliners are U2, Muse and Stevie Wonder.
Spinner contacted the Glastonbury press office but no comment has been forthcoming as yet.
Ice Cube Meets Dre, Snoop & Game for Detox
In light of recent hullabaloo over Ice Cube and his "Drink the Kool-Aid" joint, the west coast legend himself gave a statement explaining the intentions behind the controversial song. As well he spoke on reuniting in the studio with Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and The Game and playing his part in the mythical Detox album.
From Ice Cube:
"What up fam,
I met Dr. Dre in the studio last night. When I got there Snoop was in the booth laying the finishing touches on another classic from the dynamic duo. He played me some tracks set for the up and coming Detox record and we talked about me jumping on board the project. Of course I talked about him doing shit on my record and he said he’d bless the album. The Game came through ready to spit but Dre just wanted every to vibe. It felt like old times when me and Dre would work on shit in Eazy’s cold ass garage.
He asked me did I diss him during the Paid Dues Show last Saturday. I did one of my new songs called “Drink The Kool-Aid” which got everybody thinking I’m dissing the whole industry…lol “You internet roaches…” I told Dre that I’d never diss the man that got me started.
No disses. Just style and grace. On another note, I rocked the fuck outta Paid Dues. I had my son Doughboy get down wit me while WC and Crazy Toones rocked France. I think people enjoyed the show. 20 years of West Coast hip-hop presented in 60mins. It was amazing. I can’t wait to put the new show together with all my new songs. I also dropped the single “I REP THAT WEST” on’em. They loved the new shit. The single and the video will premiere and be available right here on IceCube.com May 26th.
My nigga Sir Jinx laced my wit a dope ass track. I’mma do it wit Jayo Felony and WC. This record is coming together like sweaty ass cheeks…
No Q & A this time ya’ll. I’m in a hurry. I’ll answer all questions next time.
Keep It Gangsta - Cube"
Dr. Dre Hints at Kraftwerk Inspiration on Detox
Speaking of Detox, in a related interview the good Doctor hints at possible major influences he has adopted in the creative process to this massive release due out later this year. To read the interview [CLICK HERE]
Film Trailer: Snoop Dogg's Malice In Wonderland Mini-Movie
Malice N Wonderland
Trailer Park Movies | MySpace Video
This is the brand new trailer for Snoop Dogg's upcoming original short film, inspired by the rapper's upcoming new album More Malice, both due out on March 23rd.
Snoop Dogg Signs Cypress Hill to Priority Records
"It Ain't Nothin'" by Cypress Hill-
“My role as Creative Chairman of Priority Records has put me in the driver’s seat to help revive the most important West Coast hip-hop label,” Snoop said in a press release. “As such, I’m excited to announce my first signing as Cypress Hill. Cypress Hill is undeniably one of the most important hip-hop groups in music history, not only are they incredibly talented and the first Latino hip-hop group to go platinum, they are also from the West Coast- so this signing is the perfect marriage.”
Snoop also expressed his desire to revive Priority Records’ classic catalog as well as sign new Left Coast artists to the iconic label. He’s already got the ball rolling in doing so with the USDA Uncut Snoop Dogg Approved album which he says will include, “ timeless records that… really need to be brought back to life again- Master P, Ice Cube, N.W.A.” He also wants to release The West Coast Blueprint a compilation album that he says will show what Priority is all about.
In the mean time, Cypress’ Rise Up, the groups’ first major release in six years, is scheduled for release on April 6. — Brooklyne Gipson
Video: Mr. Cartoon & Estevan Oriol Design Snoop's Album Art
Snoop Dogg | MySpace Video
This is a video of the making of Snoop Dogg's new album, Malice In Wonderland (due out December 8th.) The album cover art uses the artwork from legendary L.A. artists Estevan Oriol and Mr. Cartoon. This includes the photoshoot, rough sketches, and then the finished product.
By Andrew Barber...
So speaking of Malice In Wonderland, the advance tracklisting (via Wikipedia) has some serious heavy hitters on board for it: Just Blaze, Timbaland, the Neptunes, Rihanna, Polow Da Don, etc. I know you’ve worked with a lot of these people before, but are you going for a new sound?
Actually (that tracklist is bogus). Other than the Neptunes, none of those people are on it. Danja, Nottz, The Dream, Soulja Boy, Scoop Deville, R. Kelly, Brandy, Pharrell, Problem, Terrace Martin, my nephew Nipsey Hussle, Jazmine Sullivan, Teddy Riley. I’ve got sum shit for you and I guarantee it’s gonna bang until the wheels fall off. Classic. Timeless. Great music.
Also on the advance tracklist I see that you have a song with Battlecat and Kokane. Will we be hearing more west coast influenced records from you on this release?
This is definitely a west coast banger and I’ve got more for you too. On December 8th you will be one of the first to hear how we bang. It has its Malice and its got its Wonderland. It's Snoop Dogg! You’ve got to do it, Jack!
Will you return to working with West Coast producers like Meech, LT Hutton, Jelly Roll and others you worked with earlier in the decade?
I'm always open to working with them again. They’re dope and I get down with dope artists. It's a no brainer.
What about the infamous picture of you, The Game and Dr. Dre in the studio supposedly working on Detox, that recently leaked to the internet. Any truth to that? What’s going on there?
It wasn't photoshopped - let's leave it at that. So just be on the lookout!
Are you going to be involved with Detox?
Is it Windy in Chicago???
For the full interview [CLICK HERE]
Posted by Andrew Barber // [SOURCE]
Audio: "Swagger Rich" by Warren G, Snoop Dogg & Cass
Fresh album from 2-1 street, The G Files drops on the 29th of September, produced completely by Warren G himself.
Snoop Dogg's Blazed and Confused Tour Ad
Snoop Dogg kicks off the Blazed and Confused tour from his closet, featuring Snoop Dogg, Stephen Marley, Verne Troyer (Mini Me), FOD Team, and Drew.
Mixtape: DJ Concept - Tore Down
DJ Concept - Tore Down (Mixtape)
A Few Words From Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone
My Malt’s Playin Tricks On Me - Geto Boyz
Can I Get A Sip? - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone
M.A.D.F.U Public Service Announcement
Shaolin Brew - Wu-Tang Clan
The Brew Took Me Unda - MC Eiht
Calvin’s Hard Lemonade - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Breeze
Brewin’ 40oz Or A Can - EPMD
St. Ides - King Tee
Only When I’m Drunk - The Alkaholiks
A Few Words From Tha Alkaholiks
Only When I’m Drunker - Tash
Get Some - Rakim
Mild Riot - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Al Shid Drankin
Toon - Scarface
Real Man Drank (That Billy D) - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Billy D. Williams
Real Men Drink… - Eric B & Rakim
St. Ides In The LBC - Snoop Dogg
S.T. Crooked I.D.E.S. - Ice Cube f. DJ Pooh & E-Swift
Pimp Potion - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Celph Titled
East Meets West Malt Liquor - EPMD f. Ice Cube
Drank Anthem - Nate Dogg
Crooked I For All Ages - Ice Cube
Fall Down Brew - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. RA The Rugged Man
Project Paradise - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Poison Pen
Let’s Have Some St. Ides - E-Swift f. King Tee
Zodiac - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone The Earl Outro
Peep Snoop's freestyle with Nate's crooking [22min 30sec] ... Classic left coast - "with a box of 4-0" - Rip [Ed]
Video: Snoop Dogg & Nipsey Hu$$le N The House