Rappers are often quick to change the names we've grown accustomed to. Religion and maturity usually account for the swap, but sometimes, like in Diddy's case, the change is completely unfounded. In many cases, however, the name change has happened before the artist has blown up. Here are 10 rappe ... More >>
Flowery, contemplative album reviews are nice, but when it comes to finding hilarious music criticism on the go, nothing tops Twitter. After all, when people only have 140 characters to spend, they tend to get right to the point. So we browsed through endless feeds to see what people are saying abou ... More >>
After serving 128 days in jail on charges of car jacking and second degree robbery, the cell bars slid open unexpectedly for Santa Ana rapper Kadillak Kaz at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20. Released into the cold early morning air and hitched a ride from his father who took him to stay with a ... More >>
Tuesday, December 11Food and MicsDetroit Bar The quantity of charitable donations around the country always spikes in December--all that holiday cheer really brings out the giver in most people. Detroit Bar, in association with Buford House, gets on the generosity wagon this week with a special Tu ... More >>
See Also:*Josh Epstein of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. on Pacific Festival, His Favorite Housewife of Orange County* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexThe standard model for a music festival these days is all about one-upsmanship. Each y ... More >>
Did you hear that Tupac Shakur's hologram is possibly going on tour? The image, which debuted at Coachella over the weekend, might go on the road with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg. The duo are currently "discussing logistics for a joint tour that would regularly feature the hologram." Where will the ... More >>
Hipsters of the world unite! After a long wait, the Coachella lineup has been announced. The festival, as promised, will span six days over two weekends in April (13-15, 20-22). As usual, the festival features an indie-friendly lineup; however, there are a couple of prominent names returning to t ... More >>
Ryan RitchieSnoop Dogg and Wiz KhalifaWiltern December 13, 2011 To use a tired party cliche, if you remember the Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa show last night at the Wiltern, you weren't there.I mean, seriously, was anyone not getting high? The answer is no.Wiz performed for about a half hour ... More >>
In mid-September, store owner Kelvin Anderson announced that the World Famous VIP Records in Long Beach announced the end of an era. He said that the store, which was made famous by Snoop Dogg and was considered a landmark of the famed West Coast rap sound in the '90s, will fold by the end of Oct ... More >>
Snoop Dogg is reported to play a dad on a multi-camera family sitcom that's being developed by Don Reo (creator of My Wife and Kids and The John Larroquette Show), according to Deadline. The project has been set up at Warner Bros TV but hasn't been pitched to the networks, so it could be a whi ... More >>
Pan Asian girl band Blush--til now relatively unknown--is creating a viral buzz, thanks to a song called "Undecided" with guest stylings from Snoop Dogg, and a video made entirely on the iPad Brushes app made by Taptrix.
On the very serious issue of global warming, people in the United States are straight chillin', more so than in previous years. A Gallup poll last month revealed a 10 percent drop in the number of survey respondents in the U.S. who said that global warming was a "somewhat" or "very" serious t ... More >>
The Snoopermarket cashes in again! And why wouldn't you want this 420 bundle pack sold on Snoop Dogg's merch store? There's Snoop Dogg rolling paper with his face on it (and a "Happy 420" banner, a shirt and a poster. Here's a look at what everyone else is selling on this stoner holiday.
[Mental Notes] Snoop, Warren G pay tribute in semiprivate affair
Talk about making it easy for buyers: Snoop Dogg's latest, Doggumentary, is available at 7-11s in Los Angeles.
Elektra RecordsToday, Nate Dogg's family announced that there will be a funeral service on Saturday at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, the former Spruce Goose Dome adjacent to the Queen Mary. Pamela Hale-Burns, his sister, says the 10 a.m. Saturday service will be open to the publi ... More >>
Snoop Dogg just doesn't slow down these days. He and partner in crime Wiz Khalifa are back with another single. The new track, "That Good," is a love song to really great weed, which is a gigantic shock, we know. The video (directed by a man named "Dah Dah") is straight-up weed pornography, ... More >>
Snoop Dogg, one of the most celebrated hip-hop MC's of all time, manned the decks (well, really, Mac) at 300 Bowling Lane in Anaheim on Friday night. He was joined by Wiz Khalifa, the hot young MC from Pittsburgh, and they "lit up" the stage. Snoopaloop laid down the programmed beats, while ... More >>
Chad SengstockSnoop Dogg performing at the Grove of Anaheim on Nov. 19, 2008If you recall, it was Snoop Dogg's dream to have a chain of grocery stores called Snoopermarkets everywhere. In the meantime, he' has the Snoopermarket, an online store that sells more musician-like merch that you w ... More >>
It's interesting how this video gives you a feeling of stillness within chaos; "Kush" looks like its shot in downtown LA, at a party scene at the Mayan. There are the mandatory endorsement scenes (HP laptops, Ciroc vodka), but it doesn't seem as in your face as usual. Throughout the video, ... More >>
Snoop Dogg's Long Beach hits close to home
Illustration by Luke McGarrySnoop Dogg's LBCSnoop Dogg's 11th studio album, Doggumentary Music, is due out in March 2011, so-called because, as he said in a statement, "this is my life and I want to share my music, and my process of making it, with the fans."(Speaking of sharing music, Snoop Dogg ... More >>
John Gilhooley./OC WeeklyYesterday Matt Coker wrote about Snoop Dogg endorsing Prop. 19 on KTLA Morning News Today. We all knew he was "high on that" already--now watch Snoop Dogg's public service announcement after the jump.
Doug Neill/OC WeeklySnoop DoggCheck out our Rock the Bells slideshow here!Rock the Bells Festival August 21, 2010 NOS Event Center Scorching heat, swarming crowds, parking gridlock, inefficient management, and borderline incompetent staffing didn't stop Southern California from "rocking th ... More >>
On the same November ballot that will have Californians decide whether to legalize marijuana, Long Beach voters will decide whether the city that spawned Snoop Dogg should tax recreational marijuana.That's right, not medical cannabis but recreational pot, the kind consumed by the pride of LBC and ... More >>
For those going to Power House at the Honda Center in Anaheim this weekend, being in the smoke-filled presence of Snoop Dogg was probably the prime incentive for you to drop your hard-earned cash on your ticket. But how much do you really know about Snoopy D-O double G? You're about to ... More >>
This and many other questions from fans brought about by Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi's new video for "That Tree." (You know. Treeeeees.)Well, actually... We think we have a theory on that red bandanna.
Lil Wayne (who "humbly noted that he recorded the solo originally sung by Bob Dylan"), Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Barbra Streisand among 80-plus musicians who participated in "We are the World" remake for Haiti. Interesting New York Times piece on Taylor Swift: "Big Win Means Innocence L ... More >>
Galaxy Concert Theatre
No one in the history of hip-hop has so successfully transformed himself from a feared gangsta to a family-friendly pitchman. Sure, Snoop Dogg probably couldn't scare my grandmother these days but his distinctive, melodic flow still sounds fresh and songs like "Gin and Juice,""What's My Name?" and h ... More >>
Pussycat Dolls wooing Snoop Dogg again for new album; wanna bring in Fergie, too."Retired" Trent Reznor promises new Nine Inch Nails material for 2010.New Tom Waits album? "We may record in the spring," he tells Los Angles Times. Heard Mentality post from Saturday on Vic Chesnutt's sad, untimely ... More >>
Long Beach Convention Center
Silver Lake's Silversun Pickups 'astonished' about Grammy nomination.Snoop Dogg--our pick for busiest veteran rapper--to appear on new Kid Cudi album.Chris Brown claims Rihanna knows he's sorry--but he's still a dick in our book. Weezer's "Heart Songs" ranks No. 25 on Village Voice's excellently s ... More >>
Chad Sengstock Just a few miles from his hometown of Long Beach, Snoop Dogg and DJ Quik made a stop at the Grove of Anaheim last night--believe us, we're still coughing from all the pot smoke we were enveloped in. Not that we're complaining. Check out all the photos by Chad Sengstock right here.
The Grove of Anaheim
Concert promoters LiveNation are offering a pretty good deal for upcoming shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (and other venues across the country that, if you are reading the OC Weekly, you probably don't care that much about). The catch is, it's good only today.Anyone who buys lawn tickets ... More >>
Conventional wisdom says that smoking pot makes you lazy, but here comes Snoop Dogg, back up in our area this coming July, just a little more than six months after his day-after-Christmas 2008 Glass House show. (That our Ryan Ritchie reviewed here.) The industrious young(ish) man will be coming to V ... More >>
BY RYAN RITCHIELast Night: Snoop Dogg at the Glass House in Pomona, Dec. 26, 2008.Wanna know if you're old? Go see Snoop Dogg and ask yourself which category of fans you fall in to. You're either in a) the group of shaggy-haired teenagers who wouldn't mind if he played "Sensual Seduction" twice, or ... More >>
Death Row Records--co-founded by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight in 1991--was, of course, incredibly influential in the world of west coast rap in the early '90s. And incredibly controversial.But not everything released on the label was quite as provocative as say, "Deep Cover." There was also 1996's Christ ... More >>
While other venues are taking it relatively easy during the holiday season, the Glass House has bravely continued to announce shizows, including Snoop Dogg, Warren G and The Twins on Dec. 26 (Boxing Day!)--tickets on sale noon Thursday, Dec. 4 for $50. Also on the docket: Of Montreal on Feb. 19 ($2 ... More >>
In an interview with MTV, famed Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg shared a few of his New Year's resolutions with the kids. No, he's not talking about leaving his weapons and/or marijuana at home before he tries to board airplanes, and no, he's not promising to finally release a rap album that doesn't to ... More >>
How mind-blowingly off the hook is Snoop Dogg? Bangin' you say? Supa dupa fly? Funktastically shalackin' even? No no, my friends. He's even more groovy than that. His new video for Sensual Seduction says it all:
The Orange County District Attorney's office announced late this afternoon that rapper Snoop Dogg has pleaded guilty to knowingly carrying a dangerous weapon into John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana a year ago. The 35-year-old international celebrity, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus, was se ... More >>
Is Snoop selling out or just selling?
SNOOP DOGG, HOUSE OF BLUES, ANAHEIM, SUNDAY, OCT. 12