Posts Tagged ‘Snoop’

Snoop Dogg granted Australian visa

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

US rapper Snoop Dogg has been given an Aussie work permit, in spite of a petition which had sought to have Dogg denied entry on the bases of his misogynistic lyrics. He would perform as the number three billed headline artist on Big Day Out festival that begins on 19th January, on Gold Coast and it visits 4 more Australian places.

This news would really be a huge relief for the organizers, who were pushed to replace Blur when Britpop headline artists pulled out previous November. Even though Snoop Dogg’s appearance would not get any positive shout outs from Collective Shout bunch. This women’s organization earlier filed a petition that has over three thousands five hundred signs, the target of which is to have Dogg’s entry visa yanked.

In a letter posted on their website, the organization stated that Snoop Dogg’s lyrics glorify violence against women. The letter aimed at federal immigration minister Scott Morrison added that as a society that claims to be serious regarding eradicating violence against women, there must be no place for recording artists who glorify misogyny and degrade women for entertainment. Welcoming artists like Snoop Dogg sends a message that they do not take their obligations to address violence against women seriously.

Snoop Dogg, born as Calvin Broadus, has performed as Snoop Lion and Snoopzilla, missed the UK leg of a European tour in the year 2007 when the UK government refused to give him a visa.

Snoop Dogg’s old styled ‘Gin And Juice’ at MTV EMA

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Snoop Dogg, the well known US rapper, has come across long path since he released his very first album named – Doggystyle, but in his performance of hit Gin and Juice at MTV EMA 2013 earlier on Sunday, 10th November, he proved that the old Snoop Dogg could still get down.

The 2 time EMA winner Snoop Dogg hit the stage with Afrojack as his DJ as well as Dam Funk in Amsterdam’s Melkweg club. Snoop Dogg glided on the stage beginning with the single’s opening line: “With so much drama in the L-B-C/ It’s kinda hard bein’ Snoop D-O-double G.”

In the video of this track, the ten twenty one year old Dogg sported a cornrow braids in his hair and blue hockey jersey. Now, after twenty years, he hit the stage in dreadlocks, his own personalized ‘Dogg’ microphone along with an owl pendant on the chain that appeared a lot like OVO logo of Drake.

In the psychedelic background, 70s themed snaps of space as well as old-school Cadillacs came on the screen. irrespective of the 2 decades which have passed since the release of the track, Snoop Dogg moved through the channel with relative ease as well as same laid back gangsta vibe he had given his rooters throughout his whole music career. However, he managed to add a brand new twist to his classic jam.

Dam sung the hook with a vocoder that altered his tone while he sang: “Rollin’ down the street, smokin’ indo, sippin’ on gin and juice.”

Snoop Dogg will host 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Snoop Dogg is all set to serve as the host of BET Hip Hop Awards event in Atlanta in the upcoming month, announced the producers on Friday. In a statement, BET Networks’ president of music programming Stephen G. Hill told that Snoop Dogg is a pop icon who has millions and millions of fans across the world. They were thrilled to have Uncle Snoop preside over 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards and bring his unequaled blend of wit, humor, fun and credibility to the show.

In a statement, Snoop Dogg stated that he was excited to host the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. He added that they were going to have fun this year and he would make it a show to remember. There would be a lot of surprises, showing his exclusive ‘GGN News’ clips and bringing all his nephews and nieces to the stage for an exciting night of hip hop event.

After Lil Wayne was not put forward for a BET award or VMA award, he felt that he failed his rooters and published an apology. Lil Wayne has been quite consistent with releasing music and touring the whole country but now he plans to work harder than ever.

Lil Wayne tweeted: “Noticed I wasn’t nominated nor involved n da MTV VMA’s nor da BET awards…I apologize to my fans and I promise 2 work harder if it kills me (sic),”
Lil’s apology came just a day before the MTV VMA awards. It seems that Wayne feels left out and he would do anything to reclaim his position.

snoop dogg and talib kweli freestyle

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Video Rating: 4 / 5

snoop dogg and talib kweli freestyle

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Movie Ranking: 4 / 5