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Spotify Has Compiled The Ultimate 4/20 Playlist

In honor of today's... err... holiday, Spotify has compiled a list of all of the songs most frequently included on 4/20-themed playlists, along with a few other fun facts. According to Spotify, 75 percent of the 40,000+ 4/20 playlists on the site were created by men, and unsurprisingly, the most-streamed 4/20 track is Cypress Hill'… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 11:48 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you were some kind of underground artist making a video this week, it was hard to compete. A few big stars on big labels (or with big cable networks backing them) made videos so goofy and fun and entertaining that no indie type could afford to compete. And yet this week's best video still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm

The Week In Pop: Walk The Moon Are Our Latest Proof That The ’80s Will Never Die

How many times can the '80s "come back" before we just admit they're here to stay? In 2010, Simon Reynolds wrote in The Guardian that the '80s revival had lasted an entire decade and indicated that it was time time to move on to the '90s. And although the ensuing five years have given rise… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 16, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Raekwon – “1,2 1,2″ (Feat. Snoop Dogg)

A Raekwon/Snoop Dogg collab is the sort of thing that would've set the world on fire in 1995, and as it turns out, it still sounds pretty goddam good today. Rae's long-in-the-works new album Fly International Luxurious Art is finally set to come out later this month, and we've already heard him team up with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Snoop Dogg’s Instagram Causes Yet Another Controversy

Snoop Dogg's pretty bad at Instagram. I'd consider Instagram the least likely social network to cause any trouble -- there's no potential for misguided tweets, no opportunity to write long Facebook rants. How can you really go wrong posting a filtered picture that (sometimes) has a caption attached? Well, Snoop knows how. First, he came… More »

By: James Rettig / April 2, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Who’s Who On Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly

Even after less than a week's worth of impressions, To Pimp A Butterfly leaves a distinct impression: Kendrick Lamar needs a lot of collaborators to help him figure out who has his back. Kendrick's focus on working his post-fame nerves from every angle -- self-awareness, self-doubt, self-centeredness, self-love -- pushes back against the ego-trip narrative… More »

By: Nate Patrin / March 18, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Features George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat

The tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly surfaced last week, but didn't have any features attached. Now, iTunes has the official tracklist up and, along with that, the confirmed features for each of the songs. There aren't that many: George Clinton appears on opening track "Wesley's Theory," along with Thundercat who'… More »

By: James Rettig / March 15, 2015 - 9:29 pm

Snoop Dogg Is The SXSW Music 2015 Keynote Speaker

Over the weekend, I saw the comedian Shakir Standley perform standup, and among his best and most cringe-worthy jokes was one about Snoop Dogg (aka Snoopadelic, Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla), specifically about Snoop taking himself too seriously. Standley focuses on Snoop's introductory call-to-action in the song "Pronto," on which he collaborated with Soulja Boy, "Coming at… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 10, 2015 - 10:17 am

Snoop Dogg & Aloe Blacc Want You To Divest Your 401K From The Gun Industry

Snoop Dogg and Aloe Blacc both appear in an advertisement for a new campaign called #ImUnloading, which urges people to divest their 401K from unknowingly investing money into the gun industry. The campaign is a partnership between Unload Your 401K and No Guns Allowed, an organization that gets its title from the Snoop song of… More »

By: James Rettig / March 9, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Snoop Dogg’s Pharrell-Produced LP Bush Out In March

Snoop Dogg once extended his career a few years by making a pair of enormous hits, "Drop It Like It's Hot" and "Beautiful," with Pharrell. But those songs both came out more than a decade ago, and it's been a while since Snoop has had a hit, or even made anything especially listenable. That could… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2015 - 9:21 am

Watch A Promo For Snoop Dogg’s New Football Dad Series On ESPN

Next month Snoop Dogg will star in a five-part series about Bishop Gorman High School's football team entitled Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream. Snoop's son, Cordell Broadus, is the hot-shot receiver at the Nevada school and is in the process of being recruited by some big-time college football programs. Football aside, the best part… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 18, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Iggy Azalea Was Brittany From White Chicks For Halloween

There's been a lot said about Iggy Azalea's cultural appropriation, from sources reputable (NPR, Salon) and less so (see Snoop Dogg's Instagram post from last month). During the back-and-forth between Azalea and Snoop following his Instagram, he compared her to Marlon Wayans' character in White Chicks. And so for Halloween, she dressed up as hi… More »

By: James Rettig / November 1, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Snoop Dogg Should Probably Take A Break From Instagram

Last month, Snoop Dogg got into some trouble for a homophobic Instagram post that called out another user, which he deleted shortly after it started to gain some traction in the media. Over the weekend, he posted something else offensive: this time, it was a disparaging meme of Iggy Azalea. Azalea responded via Twitter but… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014 - 10:07 am

The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?)

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There's a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately -- that is, if the whole concussion thing didn't already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like this. A… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Snoop Dogg Under Fire For Homophobic Instagram Post

Snoop Dogg has never exactly struck anyone as being the most progressive social thinker -- not even when he was making love-everyone reggae as Snoop Lion last year. But someone who's been famous for a couple of decades should know better than to go full scary-homophobic all over social media. But as Buzzfeed reports, for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 4:19 pm

VMAs 2014 Comment Party

'Tis the season! We've set up our inflatable moonmen in the front yard, decked the halls with anacondas, pulled the hammer-shaped cookies from the oven, and donned our most festive bulletproof vests. Now let's gather around our televisions and/or laptop screens for MTV's 31st annual Video Music Awards, live from the Forum in Inglewood. More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 24, 2014 - 7:52 pm

Watch A Cool, Animated Trailer For Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead!

Late last month, Flying Lotus finally announced his fifth album, You're Dead! (that's its trippy cover art above) and now we've got some more news on it, including its guest stars. Not surprisingly, the album features appearances from Brainfeeder acolyte Thundercat, and Captain Murphy (which is really just FlyLo's alter ego), but then there are… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead! Will Feature Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg

When the visionary Los Angeles beat-mangler Flying Lotus got Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu to show up on his album Until The Quiet Comes a couple of years ago, that felt like a big deal indeed, even if their voices fully blurred into his expansive jazz-damanged dreamworld. And it'll be interesting to see what happe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 10:08 am

The Week In Pop: What Can We Actually Learn From Billboard And Twitter’s Trending 140?

What are you doing right this second? Reading this article, right? And maybe toggling between several other tabs, blasting some music, sipping some iced coffee, and/or twirling your hair? Maybe you're reading this on your phone while waiting for a dentist appointment or attempting to merge into highway traffic? Maybe you can't pay attention because… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 12, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Watch Pharrell’s Star-Studded Coachella Performance

While the most famous thing by far on the Coachella stage was Pharrell's hat, the man himself managed to wrangle up enough star power to compete. Last night's performance was a revolving door of celebrities including guest appearances from Nelly ("Hot In Herre"), Snoop Dogg (Lion, whatever) ("Drop It Like It's Hot" & "Beautiful"), Busta… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2014 - 3:05 pm
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