"Indie artists like Roc Marciano, R.A.P. Ferreira, and more have incorporated DSP-sidestepping, direct-to-consumer models for years. But now, some mainstream artists like Kanye West, who is selling 'Donda 2' on his $200 Stem Player, are divesting from DSPs, and the reaction to it has been a mixed bag" - Complex goes on to question the motives of artists pulling their music from the big three streaming platforms.

Last week Snoop Dogg released his twentieth studio album, 'B.O.D.R. (Bacc On Death Row', while also releasing the album on the blockchain through a partnership with blockchain gaming platform Gala Games, via his 'Stash Box' NFTs, sold on Gala’s new Gala Music store. Snoop Dogg’s NFTs are limited to 25,000 and each ‘box’, includes 1 of 17 songs from 'Bacc On Death Row'. Each box costs $5,000. On Wednesday there were 16 thousand NFTs remaining, and if that means that the other 9,000 have been sold at the asking price – then the NFT sale has generated at least $45 million. If all 25,000 sell out, Snoop Dogg’s Stash Box NFT’s will have generated total revenues of $125 million, MBW points out.

Forgot about football
February 15, 2022

What did the media say about Super Bowl halftime show?

"This was hip-hop playing the long game, taking its presence and acceptance as an achievement, conceding that the gatekeepers want a level of assimilation with their authenticity" - Pitchfork looks into the Super Bowl, the first-ever hip-hop halftime show. Rolling Stone calls it "a triumph", whereas BBC asks "did too many hooks spoil the broth?". Watch it here.

Snoop Dogg and comedian Kevin Hart are providing some fun commentary from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics interviewing athletes, recapping events and doing play-by-play for sports they don’t understand. In a segment called “Cold Call” gave their insight into the equestrian event. “The horse crip-walking! You see that? That’s sick. This horse is off the chain! I gotta get this motherfucker in a video” - Snoop Dogg joyfully announced as a horse pranced during the event. He also asked “do the horses get medals when they win too?”. They do not!

Snoop Dogg, who had an album named 'Doggystyle' which began with a sketch about bathtub coitus, thinks that Cardi B's 'WAP' is too sexy, as he said in an interview on the newsmag program Central Ave. Snoop, who also once rapped, “she will get G’d if she don’t suck dick,” added of their vaginas, “that’s like your pride and possession. That’s your jewel of your crown". Where did the change come from? -  "I’ma older man”.

In love with himself
September 15, 2020

Snoop Dogg: Trump is a racist disrespecting every color

"Me and my homeboys sittin' up here talkin' about all the people that President Trump disrespected. Women, gays, transgenders, blacks, Mexicans, Asians, and now veterans" - Snoop Dogg said in a video post about the American president, adding "hmmm. Seems like he's disrespecting every color in the world and everything that ain't what he is, which is a racist". Snoop believes Trump needs to the changed, All Hip Hop reports - "so, the next motherf##ker, you better tell us what we gon' get for your vote. You better show up and deliver, period. We just want some peace, love, equality, and tranquillity for everybody. All lives. Just basic conversation. Now carry on".

Lose the juice
September 03, 2020

Snoop Dogg to launch a gin line

Snoop Dogg is set to launch a gin line 26 years after the debut of his signature track 'Gin & Juice', Complex reports. The rapper and entrepreneur unveiled Indoggo Gin after working to create a beverage that evokes a "laid-back California style", embodying the spirit of the party anthem.

Snoop Dogg has shared the list of top 10 rappers of all time: Slick Rick, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, KRS-One, Rakim, Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels from Run-DMC, Big Daddy Kane, Ice-T, and Too Short.

Verzuz TV

Snoop Dogg and DMX received 1.75 billion impressions across the internet on the latest Verzuz battle, while breaking Apple Music's all-time livestream record with more than 600,000 concurrent viewers and a total of more than 1.4 million fans tuning in, Billboard reports. On Twitter, #Verzuz became the No. 1 trending topic with 29 other trends growing from that evening. It received 168% more tweets than the previous biggest battle.

Death Row Records is now on Bandcamp, which means Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' is on Bandcamp, as is Snoop Dogg's 'Doggystyle', 2Pac's 'All Eyes On Me', Tha Dogg Pound's 'Dogg Food', and more - check it out all here. The release is just in time for this month's Bandcamp First Fridays fundraiser, Exclaim reports. Death Row was bought by eOne music in 2013, and then acquired by toy company Hasbro when Hasbro bought eOne for $3.8 billion last year.

Snoop Dogg recently signed a major endorsement deal with British food delivery Just Eats remixing their jingle, which many of their patrons found to be extremely annoying. Snoop twisted the negative feedback into a positive with his banging new update on the jingle, which has been viewed over 7 million times on YouTube alone. Snoop has banked over £5million since he landed the deal

Cannabis Corpse host a special edition of their 'Wake and Bake' show on Gimme Radio; vocalist and bassist Phil “Landphil” Hall will be on hand to talk weed and metal (at 11:00 a.m. New York time, 5 p.m. Stockholm, 11 p.m. Singapore time)

Deerhoof is hosting a listening party of their new album 'Future Teenage Cave Artists' and chatting, on YouTube (4 p.m. / 10 p.m. / 4 a.m. on Tuesday)

Tim Burgess of The Charlatans is presenting listening party of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti‘s 'Before Today' and The Pogues‘ 'Rum, Sodomy & The Lash'; he'll comment on them with the artists who made those albums (4/5 p.m., 10/11 p.m., 4/5 a.m.)

Cypress Hill is performing on LiveXLive at to benefit Crew Nation (7:10 p.m. / 1:10 a.m. / 7:10 a.m.)

Snoop Dogg is DJing on Merry Jane’s Instagram (7:20 p.m. / 1:20 a.m. / 7.20 a.m.)

Willie Nelson is hosting a weed variety show Come and Toke It, joined by Kacey Musgraves, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tommy Chong, Angel Olsen, and Beto O'Rourke (5:20 p.m. / 11:20 p.m. / 5:20 a.m.)

Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Blink-182, and Cypress Hill are among the high-profile names who star in the new trailer for the upcoming Netflix documentary 'LA Originals' about tattoo artist Mister Cartoon and photographer Oriol. Directed by Estevan Oriol and set for release on April 10, 'LA Originals' is billed as “an exploration of the culture and landmarks of the chicano and street art movement".

Snoop Dogg today released s vinyl-only lullaby renditions of his songs, XXL Magazine reports. 'Lullaby Renditions of Snoop Dogg' features good-night versions of 'Drop It Like It's Hot', 'Doggy Dogg World', 'Gin & Juice' (watch snippet of this one below), and other hits. It will be released digitally a week later.

Consequence of Sound, with a little help from Seth Rogen, has found a great and hilarious story, about a guy hired by Snoop Dogg - to roll him joints. Snoop said, in Howard Stern interview, that he calls the gentleman a “P. B. R.: Professional Blunt Roller”, pays him “$40 to $50,000 a year", is […]

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 1994 single 'Red Right Hand' is the theme song of British crime drama 'Peaky Blinders', and for the show's debut the series’ creators commissioned artists like PJ Harvey, Laura Marling, Iggy Pop, and Jarvis Cocker to each record their own interpretation of the song for the show. Now, Snoop […]

Ice Cube is calling for action with his 'Arrest The President' single. On the record, the emcee says Trump is "septic," "full of sh*t," and other unfavorable descriptions, All Hip Hop reports. Snoop Dogg went to Washington and set on a bend in front of the White House. "Let me get a picture. Snoop Dogg, […]

Snoop Dogg made history on the BottleRock Napa Valley festival in Northern California, - he made world’s largest paradise cocktail… The drink was aptly titled 'Gin & Juice', the standout single from his debut album 'Doggystyle'. On stage with Uncle Snoop was fellow rapper Warren G and Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio, who graced the Williams […]