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Snoop Talks With The Star Of All Eyez On Me About How Much The Film Moved Him (Video)

On June 16, 2017, All Eyez On Me, the long-awaited biopic on Tupac Shakur, will hit theaters. The film is directed by legendary music video and film director, Benny Boom, and stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr., as Tupac, and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead's Michonne), as Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur. All... Read more

Faith Evans & Biggie Celebrate Both Coasts On Collabos With Jadakiss & Snoop (Audio)

Faith Evans had a momentous year in 2016. She and Lil Kim made peace, she joined Puff Daddy on a nationwide Bad Boy & Family tour, celebrating 20 years of the venerable label, and she announced she would be releasing a new collaboration album featuring her vocals alongside rare verses... Read more

Snoop Shows He’s Still A Top Dogg In A Freestyle Cypher With A$AP Rocky (Video)

Although Snoop Dogg has enjoyed one of the longest careers in Rap music, having logged 25 years in the game, he has often been under-appreciated. His name is seldom mentioned in GOAT or Top 5 discussions, and he has never won a Grammy, despite 17 nominations. Perhaps the area in... Read more

Snoop Dogg Discusses How Master P Saved Him From Death Row & Changed His Life

Although he has since reconciled with Suge Knight, there was a time when things between Snoop Dogg and Death Row Records were literally deadly serious. Shortly after Tupac's murder in 1996, Snoop wanted to make peace with Bad Boy Records and end the East Coast/West Coast beef once and for... Read more

Snoop Tells The Oscars Where They Can Go & Says Let’s Have Some “Hood Awards” (Video)

It was all good just a week ago...Last week, it seemed there was cause for celebration regarding the recognition of the contributions of African-Americans in the arts by the key organizations doling out the most respected accolades. Run-D.M.C. were announced as the first Rap act to receive a Grammy Lifetime... Read more

Ever See This 1992 Cypher With Bushwick Bill, Snoop, Scarface, RBX & Big Mike? (Video)

The connections between Death Row and Rap-A-Lop Records run deep, from the top down. Respective label heads Suge Knight and J. Prince have been tight for years and, the labels' artists have collaborated on a number of projects and, in the case of the Outlawz, even been signed to both... Read more

Listen To The Best Hip-Hop Of October 2015 In One Playlist (Audio)

When the year is tallied, October 2015 likely will be remembered as the month where The Game released not one, but two heralded sequels to his The Documentary album. And, while the accolades will be well deserved, there were a number of other strong releases in the first full month... Read more

It’s Official. Dr. Dre’s First Album in 16 Years Will Be Released Friday.

As we reported earlier today, Dr. Dre announced the release of his first album since 1999's 2001 today on his The Pharmacy show on Apple Music. The album is titled Compton: The Soundtrack and will hit stores on August 7. He confirmed the album is completely different than the infamous... Read more

Snoop Says Dr. Dre “Hated” Deep Cover and Was Not Going to Release It (Video)

Michael Rapaport was the latest guest on Snoop's GGN web series and the conversation was like no other. For the first 7 minutes, the two went deep about the night they both met Tupac. They each attended a wrap party for the film Poetic Justice and Rapaport witnessed a tense... Read more

Daz Speaks on Suge Knight Causing His Beef With Kurupt and How It Was Resolved (Video)

In the early to mid-90s, Death Row Records put together a string of releases enviable to this day by most record labels. From The Chronic to All Eyez on Me, seemingly everything released by the company was a success. One such album was Tha Dogg Pound's 1995 debut LP, Dogg... Read more

Snoop Recruits Rick Ross & Kendrick Lamar on the Soulful I’m Ya Dogg (Audio)

Snoop Dogg's album BUSH is set to hit stores on May 12. The LP will be Snoop's first since signing his new deal with Pharrell, and it will be produced by the hitmaker. Snoop has released several tracks from the album, many featuring Charlie Wilson, and all with a distinctly... Read more

Ever See This Rare Cypher With Tupac and Warren G Over a Classic Dr. Dre Beat? (Video)

Here's a look back at some amazing footage of Tupac, Warren G, Big Syke and Richie Rich holding a spur of the moment cypher in the studio, over the "Gz and Hustlas" track Dr. Dre produced for Snoop's Doggystle LP. Tupac and Warren G are the more commonly known of... Read more

Hip-Hop Myths: Here Are 5 Common Misbeliefs That Will Surprise You

During its nascent period, Hip-Hop was dismissed by many as simply a passing fad, much like Disco. As we all can see now, those critics were drastically mistaken, and it has not only grown, but has become the most influential cultural presence in fashion, dance, language, art, and of course... Read more

Ever See This Cypher With Snoop, Kurupt, Daz, Nate Dogg and Dr. Dre? (Video)

Ain't nuthin' like a gangsta party...Here's a look back at an amazing studio moment from The Chronic era. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Kurupt and Daz conduct a crazy off the top cypher, with Dr. Dre holding down the melody on a piano and Nate Dogg in the background with the vocals.... Read more

Snoop’s Latest Guest on GGN? The Kool-Aid Man…Red, Of Course (Video)

This is hilarious. Snoop Dogg's latest guest on his GGN show is none other than the Kool-Aid Man (red, of course). Snoop talks to Kool-Aid about him being in the White House now that its occupied by President Obama, his being for all races despite the stereotypes, the bad rap... Read more

Buddy & Snoop’s Crime of the Century Sounds Like a West Coast Coming of Age (Audio)

Buddy's "Crime of the Century" sounds like a West Coast version of Jay Z and Memphis Bleek's "Coming of Age" from Jay's Reasonable Doubt album, mixed with a dash of "Deep Cover." Similarly to how Jay and Bleek did on "Coming of Age," Buddy and Snoop go back and forth,... Read more

Murda Mook Drops a Killer Verse on Sway in the Morning (Video)

Murda Mook is most famous for chopping heads on stage during his hard-scrabble battles. But, rest assured, when he steps out of the arena and behind the mic, he still gets busy. Mook paid a visit to the Sway in the Morning show and delivered a blistering freestyle, all while... Read more

Snoop & Tha Dogg Pound Release That’s My Work 5 (Mixtape)

Ahead of his hosting gig for the BET Hip Hop Awards, Uncle Snoop Dogg releases the 5th installment of his That's My Work mixtape series, along with Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and DJ Drama. Check out the stream and download below. Download Mixtape Related: Out Of Seemingly Thin & Smoky Air,... Read more

DJ Warren Peace Recalls Why Tupac Broke Broke His Vinyl Records the Night They Met.

Here's a fascinating piece from Medium about Las Vegas' infamous Club 662 during the Death Row era. The story, as told in part by DJ Warren Peace, recounts the Suge Knight/Death Row affiliation with the club, the beginnings of the Death Row/Bad Boy feud and why Tupac removed Warren's records... Read more

B-Real & Snoop Make an O.G. West Coast Collaboration with a New Sound (Audio)

Shortly after the announcement of a new Cypress Hill album on the way, B-Real releases his latest solo effort. "Anybody" features Snoop and KingFly, and will be on B-Real's Dr. Greenthumb album. Check it out. Related: Cypress Hill’s Next Album Will Return To DJ Muggs Production... Read more

LL Cool J Jumps on a Mashup of Tinashe’s 2 On & Ain’t Nuthin’ But a G Thang (Audio)

LL Cool J drops a couple of verese on the G Mix of Tinashe's "2 On," which is set to the tune of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Nuthin' But a G Thang." Check it out. Related: In The Lineage Of I Shot Ya & 4,3,2,1, LL Cool J Makes... Read more

Why Are the 90’s Considered the Best Era of Hip-Hop? Listen to This Mix (Audio)

Here's part 2 of DJ Vadim's stellar back in the day mixtape series. In this installment, he tackles 90's Hip-Hop...with aggression. Rather than strictly catering to the hits, he digs in the crates to craft a mix with diverse but cohesive sonic texture. You'll hear music from Nas, The Roots,... Read more

This Week Brought Visuals From Redman, Souls of Mischief, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000 & More (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new music videos from Redman, Souls of Michief & Snoop, Ras Kass, Blu and The-Dream; a look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix; freestyles from Joell Ortiz & Chris Rivers (aka Baby Pun); interviews with Joe Budden discussing Battle Rap and Big K.R.I.T. & Common... Read more

Ep. 2 of The Message Documentary Covers East vs. West Beef, The Rise of The South & More (Full Video)

Part 2 of The Message, BET's 4-part documentary chronicling the history of Hip-Hop, covers the Bad Boy vs. Death Row beef, the rise of Southern Hip-Hop, the "bling" era, the attempted censorship of Rap music and more. The episode features commentary from Snoop, Uncle Luke, Master P, Juicy J, The... Read more

Episode 1 of The Message Documentary Speaks on Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Run-D.M.C., LL Coo J & Much More (Full Video)

Episode 1 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, covers roughly the first decade of Hip-Hop. It addresses pioneers like Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Cold Crush Brothers and more. It also features several luminaries including Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier,... Read more

Ep 2 of The Message Documentary Covers The East/West Coast Beef, The Rise of Southern Hip-Hop, Censorship & More (Video)

Episode 2 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, covers the turbulent times in the 90's including the East Coast/West Coast feuds, misogyny in lyrics, corporate attacks on Rap music and more. It also details the rise of Southern Hip-Hop. Guests include Snoop, Uncle Luke, Master P, Juicy J, The Game,... Read more

Nas, RZA & More Discuss The Earliest Days of Hip-Hop in The Message Hip-Hop Documentary (Video)

BET's 4-part Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, premieres tonight at 10pm. Part 1 focuses on the early days of Hip-Hop and features Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier, Grand Wizard Theodore, Nas, MC Lyte, Questlove, Russell Simmons, Snoop, RZA, Sway, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Eve, Swizz Beatz... Read more

Here’s the Official Mixtape for the 7th Annual Roots Picnic (Mixtape)

The 7th annual Roots Picnic will be held on May 31st in Philadelphia and headlined by Snoop Dogg, backed by The Roots. As has become tradition, they have released a mixtape to accompany the event, featuring many of those who will be performing. This year's edition features The Roots, Snoop,... Read more

As Easy as 213: How Warren G Launched the G-Funk Era

Here's a truly amazing piece from Pitchfork on Warren G's impact on the G-Funk era. While Dre's name is often the one most prominently associated with the genre, it quite possibly may not have existed without little stepbrother Warren. Check out the excerpts below and then head to pitchfork for... Read more

Take a Trip Back to the G-Funk Era With This Video Playlist (Video)

Here's a video playlist to transport you back to the G-Funk era. You'll see vintage clips from Dr. Dre, Snoop, Tha Dogg Pound, Warren G, 2Pac, Spice 1, The Luniz, DJ Quik and more. Check it out. Related: Here’s a playlist celebrating the 21+ year career of the legendary DJ... Read more

Curren$y & Le$ Roll Out Over a Soulful OutKast Track (Audio)

Curren$y and Le$ put their spin on OutKast's Ova Da Wudz track, and they added a little Warren G and Snoop. Check out The Roll Out. Related: Curren$y & Le$ Tell Us It’s Over With A Thumping Cardo Beat (Audio)... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Video Brought Vintage Interviews of Death Row & Bad Boy and Much More (Video)

This week in Hip-Hop video unearthed some extremely rare footage of Biggie, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Suge and Puffy...all in the same room. There were also stellar videos from Talib Kweli, Doppelgangaz, Trae Tha Truth, Slum Village, The Lox, Hi-Tek and Rakim, as well as great pieces on Bushwick Bill and... Read more

Snoop Dogg Talks About the One That Got Away in Miss Everything (Video)

Snoop Dogg stays working. His latest offering is the video for Miss Everything from his aptly-titled That's My Work Vol. 3 mixtape. The Big Boss Dogg laments the one that got away. Check it out. Related: Out Of Seemingly Thin & Smoky Air, Snoop Dogg Releases That’s My Work 3... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in February 2014 (Audio Playlist)

February was a short month but it was not short on good music. Here's a playlist of some of the best Hip-Hop to drop in the month. You'll hear music from Schoolboy Q, Big Boi, Slum Village, Inspectah Deck, Black Milk, Rick Ross, Onyx, Snoop & Madlib, Prodigy & Alchemist,... Read more

Snoop & Madlib? It Gets No Funkier Than Cadillacs (Audio)

Snoop Dogg has teamed up with Madlib on an extra funky collabo. Their track, Cadillacs, is built on a rolling bass line and a nicely-placed Cutie Pie sample. Check it out. Related: Snoop & Dam Funk Release a Video for the Mega Funky “Do My Thang” (Video)... Read more

Snoop & Dam Funk Release a Video for the Mega Funky “Do My Thang” (Video)

Last year, Snoop & Dam Funk released 7 Days of Funk, a joint project that supplied funk in the tradition of back in the day hits like Bounce, Rock, Skate, Cutie Pie and pretty much everything in Zapp's catalog. Now, they've released a video for one of the funkiest of... Read more

The Week in Video Brought Stage Tossing By Action Bronson, a Tech N9ne/Kendrick Lamar Collabo & More (Video)

The past week in video played like a pro wrestling tour for Action Bronson. The big man had 3 on stage "altercations" that led to pushing, shaving and stage tossing. The week also brought an Isaiah Rashad documentary, new music videos from Tech N9ne & Kendrick Lamar, Yo Gotti &... Read more

Want to See the Obamas Rocking to Snoop? Watch His Performance Honoring Herbie Hancock (Video)

Snoop was recently invited to perform during the Kennedy Center Honors to help celebrate the career of the legendary Herbie Hancock. Hancock's music has played an important role in Hip-Hop, having been sampled by artists like Mobb Deep, N.W.A., 2Pac, Kool G. Rap, Slum Village and countless others. One of... Read more

Suge Knight Speaks at Length on Doggystye and Death Row, Claiming Dr. Dre Did None of the Production. He Also Speaks About Snoop’s Murder Trial, the Impact of Death Row and More.

Suge Knight spoke at length with Rolling Stone about Doggystyle, Snoop, Dr. Dre, Tupac and Death Row Records in light of the 20th anniversary of Doggystyle. The Death Row captain is not short on words and definitely not afraid of stirring controversy. Below are a few excerpts from the article... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Video Featured Snoop, Jay Z, N.O.R.E., Young Buck & Game, Alchemist & Evidence, Large Professor, Kanye West, Pharrell and Lots More Dope Footage (Video Playlist)

This week was active in Hip-Hop video. So much so that you might have missed an incredible mini-documentary on Jay-Z's Black Album, N.O.R.E. talking about his first ever rap battle, new music from Large Professor, new videos from Snoop and Fat Joe and more. Click below to catch up on... Read more

Snoop Doggy Dogg Releases a Mix of the Soulful Samples of Doggystyle (Audio)

Snoop Doggy Dogg's classic Doggystyle album turns 20 years old. As part of what is sure to be an extended celebration, Snoop has released a mix of the samples the fueled the album. Given that this was one of the most soulful and funky Hip-Hop albums of all time, you... Read more

Tha Dogg Pound – U Don’t Know Me Like That ft Snoop Dogg

Tha Dogg Pound jump on that all the way funky track Cardo put down for Stalley on White Minks and Gator Sleeves (with a new high end synth that gives it that extra G). Daz and Kurupt trade verses and Uncle Snoop provides the silky smooth hook. This is G-FUNK!... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of September 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Summer brought the official start of Fall but the heat kept coming, musically. Here's a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in September, including Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, The Lox, Cam'ron, AZ, Rapsody, Juvenile, Freddie Gibbs, Common and Organized Konfusion. And even though it's not Hip-Hop,... Read more

Snoop Discusses Kendrick Lamar’s Control Verse & His Infamous Speech at the Source Awards (Video)

Snoop knows a little something about East Coast/West Coast rivalry. That makes his take on Kendrick Lamar's Control verse a bit more insightful. Check out this video of him discussing The Verse and his infamous speech at The Source Awards that stirred the pot back in the day. Related: Skillz... Read more

Daz Dillinger & WC – Stay Out the Way ft Snoop Dogg

Here's another OG West Coast connection. Check out Daz Dillinger and WC's Stay Out the Way featuring Snoop Dogg. Related: Daz Dillinger & WC – Wha’cha Gon Do (Audio)... Read more

Snoop Dogg, Warren G & Nate Dogg – It Ain’t No Fun (Original Version) ft Kurupt

Now THIS IS CRAZY!!! Here's the ORIGINAL version of Snoop, Warren G, Nate Dogg and Kurupt's classic It Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None) before the good Doctor touched it. This is so OG it was ripped from a cassette!! Get this goodness. Related: Warren G -... Read more

Snoop Discusses His Last Interaction with Tupac Before He Died (Video)

Snoop was on Sway in the Morning and talked about his unfortunate last interaction with Tupac before he died. Check out the video. Related: Snoop & Big K.R.I.T. Freestyle on RapFix Live (Video)... Read more

Snoop & Big K.R.I.T. Freestyle on RapFix Live (Video)

The Big Boss Dogg and Big K.R.I.T. drop verses for Sway on RapFix Live. Check out the video. Related: AFH Presents Big K.R.I.T. – REWIND: Rich Dad Poor Dad (Video)... Read more

Kurupt joins Snoop on GGN (Video)

Kurupt joins Snoop on this week's GGN. The DPG's discuss fatherhood, Kurupt's acting, how Kurupt got his name, who's the better MC between the two of them and more. And, of course, they go off the top for some verses as well. Check out the video. Related: Snoop Dogg’s GGN... Read more

Snoop Lion Ft. Drake & Cori B- No Guns Allowed (Video)

Snoop Lion continues promotion for his upcoming film, Reincarnated. You can pre order the film here.  When speaking on the project, he stated that he's "trying to bring awareness and push love and peace.” Check out the video for his 'No Guns Allowed' featuring Drake & his daughter Cori B. Related: Snoop Lion vs.... Read more