Posts tagged "Snoop Dogg"

Snoop Dogg’s Pharrell-Produced Album Is Titled ‘Bush’

Gwen Stefani's “Shine” Featuring Pharrell
Gwen Stefani's “Shine” Featuring Pharrell
Listen to the 'Paddington' song -- Stefani's first go at children's film soundtracks.

Snoop Dogg first teased his new, Pharrell-produced album in September, with a snippet of a song dedicated to a strain of medical marijuana. This week, during a panel at the CES Expo in Las Vegas, the gangster rap superstar revealed of what to expect: The album, titled Bush, will be out in mid-March 2015. And its lead single is called “Peaches N Cream,” not to be mistaken for the 2001 112 hit of the same name.

Bush will be released on Pharrell’s record label, i am OTHER, in conjunction with Columbia Records. (Snoop Dogg inked a deal with the label back in October.) The new music will also feature frequent collaborator Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder. Plus, it reunites Snoop with Pharrell himself, who have worked together for over a decade now on hits like 2002′s “From tha Chuuurch to da Palace,” 2003′s “Beautiful” and 2004′s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”

See a tweet from the CES Expo teasing Snoop Dogg’s new album below. More »

The 15 Best Pop Music Shade-Fests Of 2014

The Claws Are Out!
2014'S BEST POP SINGLES
2014'S BEST POP SINGLES
Idolator editors pick their 20 favorites from the past 12 months.

Oh boy, did the shade run rampant this year in music! Blame social media or blame the artistic ego, but whatever the reason, we got our fair share of beef happening in the streets. Sometimes it’s fun to witness — especially when it comes down to picking sides. But what happens when two of your favorites are going toe-to-toe with the insults? Whatever do you do? Events like the recent Diddy/Drake drama (who are apparently fighting over the reportedly stolen “0 To 100″ track) got us thinking about all the other beefs that ran through this year!

The more famous feuds involved the dueling of prominent pop stars, so chances are you felt torn at least once this year when it came down to the now infamous brawls. Regardless of the side you were on, you were at the very least entertained. So we at Idolator have compiled a list of 15 Shade-Fests-slash-Beefs from 2014. From sassy pop divas to hip-hop legends, there was a ton of erratic behavior going on. You know you loved it all, though (and so did we). Check out our shadiest picks below! More »

Prince Royce Finds Love In An Elevator In His Sexy “Stuck On A Feeling” Video: Watch

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Prince Royce Interview
Prince Royce Interview
Prince Royce spoke to us about his first English-language LP and new single "Stuck On A Feeling."

Prince Royce is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin by making the leap from Latin superstar to crossover-pop sensation with his first English-language LP. The lead single from the project, Snoop Dogg-assisted jam “Stuck On A Feeling,” is a great starting point for the campaign with its slick production and catchy chorus.

The Colin Tilley-directed video dropped today (December 10), and it’s a slick and stylish affair that finds the 25-year-old taking the elevator ride from hell/heaven — depending on your perspective. Sure, it’s plummeting to the ground but there’s a sexy lady to keep him company and she eventually leads him to a secret room where more raunchy shenanigans ensue. It’s an old-fashioned boy’s own adventure with a cameo from Snoop. Watch up top. More »

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from — you also had Australia (Iggy Azalea), Ireland (Hozier), Canada (MAGIC! and Kiesza) Norway (Nico & Vinz), Sweden (Tove Lo) and Amsterdam (Mr. Probz) waving their flags high. It got us thinking that we hadn’t seen a foreign invasion of the American charts like this in 20 years.

So what else is it about 1994 that made it such an utterly memorable year, musically? Before we get to that, let’s first paint a quick picture of what life was like during this particular 12-month period when iTunes and YouTube and Twitter didn’t exist, nor did texting or Snapchatting — when being “social” meant driving (sans GPS or the Maps app) to meet up with friends in person, or, at the very least, putting a pen to paper and mailing a letter.

First off, when 1994 rolled around, Bill Clinton was entering the second year of his first term as President. Cell phones were the size of bricks and e-mail and the Internet were sporadically-used luxuries. It was the days of Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan and the 1994 Winter Olympics. And CD-ROMs. We watched O.J. Simpson go on the run on live TV and also tuned into the first seasons of Friends, ER and Party Of Five. Tom Hanks was America’s favorite silver screen star. At the box office, The Lion King roared loudest, while Speed, Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction also packed movie-goers in. And when Kurt Cobain was found dead at his home on April 8th, it was, as they say, the end of an era…

…which brings us back to music. It would have been the easy way out for us here at Idolator to assemble a simple list of, say, the 20 best singles from 20 years ago, and dash out a a sentence or two on each one. But it turns out, when we really dug deep into what pop had to offer in 1994, there were just far too many good songs to leave off the list. From sultry slow jams to trip hop to synth-pop to Eurodance to Swedepop to alt-rock, it truly was an eclectic year when popular music produced something for everyone.

So instead, we gathered up the 50 best pop singles that made an impact in 1994 below, and reviewed and ranked them by their overall awesomeness. Most of these songs sprung up that year, but you’ll find that some first appeared on albums released in 1993 and didn’t get a single release until ’94, or perhaps were released as a single in late ’93 but their chart run carried into the next year. Whatever the case may be, they’re the tracks we felt left an unforgettable impression.

To add a bit of flavor, we reached out to some of the artists featured — Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy and Haddaway — and asked them to share their memories of what it was like contributing to the year 1994 in pop. Ready to hop into our time machine and step back 20 years? On your mark, get set… More »

Snoop Dogg Readies New Album For 2015, Which Will Be Entirely Produced By Pharrell

After the whole social media fiasco ended between himself and Iggy AzealeaSnoop Dogg has finally decided to shift his focus back to music. He announced his next LP will be released via Pharrell‘s I Am Other and Columbia Records. The project will be produced entirely by Pharrell, which may signal a shift from the rapper’s previous reggae attempts under the ‘Snoop Lion’ moniker.

On their Instagram account, I Am Other teased the LP will feature artists like Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder. There is not set release date, but it is expected to be available sometime in 2015. This will be the 13th album for Snoop, and a good handful of those tracks feature frequent collaborations from Pharrell. View their best collaborations over the past decade after the jump. More »

Iggy Azalea Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology: Morning Mix

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:: After the unnecessary feud between Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg escalated (with even Azeliea Banks randomly joining in), Snoop has decided to finally apologize to the Aussie rapper via Instagram video – natch. She then tweeted (& deleted), “I appreciate the apology.” [Digital Spy]

:: Summer music festival season recently ended, but Bonnaroo is already prepped for next year! They announced their 2015 dates, which will take place on the weekend of June 11th – 14th in Manchester, TN. The lineup will be announced in February. [Consequence of Sound]

:: The Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015 nominees have been announced, with writers like Tom Petty, Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Babyface and Linda Perry being considered. The selected songwriters will be inducted in the June 2015 ceremony. [Billboard]

:: Will there ever be a time when Justin Bieber is not in trouble? The Canadian bad boy recently threw a homecoming party when he returned to the states after traveling Europe, but the celebration was soon busted by the cops due to noise complaints. [TMZ]

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Snoop Dogg Apologizes To Iggy Azalea After Speaking To T.I. On The Phone: Watch The Video

Snoop Dogg‘s beef with Iggy Azalea is officially over. The rap veteran uploaded an Instagram video this afternoon (October 15) after speaking with T.I. (the “Fancy” hitmaker’s mentor) on the phone. He apologizes in the black-and-white clip but seems more concerned about disrespecting Tip than expressing regret for calling the femcee “a cunt” (among other things).

“I just got off the phone with my homeboy Tip,” Snoop begins the video before declaring that the beef is over. “No more bad talk, I apologize.” He then gets a little more personal, saying: “Iggy, I apologize, I won’t do it again.” The fight started over the weekend when the “Gin And Juice” rapper posted a picture of a male albino labelled ‘Iggy Azalea make-up free face’. Things just got uglier from there when the femcee retaliated. See his apology after the jump. More »

Of Course Azealia Banks Found A Way To Get Involved In Iggy Azalea And Snoop Dogg’s Beef

Azealia Banks is an authority on Twitter beefs, so it’s no surprise that she gave her two cents on Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg‘s very public falling out. (To recap, the veteran rapper posted offensive memes of the Australian diva and then branded her “a cunt” when she called him out). Instead of showing some solidarity to a fellow woman/femcee, the queen of SoundCloud just stirred the pot.

“Where was the white media when T.I threatened to push me down the stairs though?” she tweeted in reference to her beef with T.I. (A.K.A. Iggy’s mentor). “And why isn’t t.i jumping down snoops throat? But will jump at a chance to say anything to me?” It could have something to do with the fact that Azealia threw the first punch by calling Tip’s wife ugly, which was actually pleasant compared to the remarks she made about Lily Allen‘s children.

Azealia’s conclusion? “Snoop is fucking hilarious.” So much for girl power. See her Twitter commentary after the jump. More »

Iggy Azalea’s Feud With Snoop Dogg Continues On Social Media

Another Rap Battle

Another day, another celebrity feud! Snoop Dogg has been making of Iggy Azalea on Instagram for a few days now, and the “Fancy” rapper fired back on Twitter on Monday (October 13). The post that sparked the feud was a hurtful photo of an Alibno woman with the caption, “Iggy Azalea no make up.” She then responded to his insults, stating “And everytime I’ve spoken to you, you’ve always been nice as hell. I’m disappointed you’d be such an ass for no reason.”

Fast forward to two days later, and the drama still continues. The OG rapper must’ve taken her response to heart, as he flooded his Instagram with even more memes that made fun of Azalea. One included a comparison of the rapper and the movie comedy White Chicks. Another was a photo of Nicki Minaj sitting alone with the caption, “Where is Iggy ? Nowhere insight. @realnickiminaj_ Fuc the fake n non writers yeah that means u again biitch !! Go nikki go Hoe Iggy hoe !! Sweet dreams cunt”

After a series of tweets that expressed her feelings, Azalea simply wrapped up with “ima be the bigger man in this situation and leave it be.” Read on below to see the highlights of the social media beef. More »

Iggy Azalea Fires Back At Snoop Dogg’s Insults On Twitter: Morning Mix

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:: After Snoop Dogg posted a not-so-nice picture of an Albino woman on his Instagram with the caption, “Iggy Azalea no make up,” the “Fancy” star went to Twitter to slam the rapper. She wrote, “And everytime I’ve spoken to you, you’ve always been nice as hell. I’m disappointed you’d be such an ass for no reason.” [E! News]

:: Courtney Love is always reliable for fun musical drama! She is now claiming that Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan wrote a number of songs about her. When the band’s frontman “stopped writing about me, he stopped having hits.” Whatever you say, Court! [Billboard]

:: There’s some good news for XXL magazine! The publication announced it will not be ending its print edition after all. They plan to release another issue by year’s end. The news comes after Harris Publications sold XXL to digital-based Townsquare Media. [MTV]

:: Not everyone is a fan of Rihanna‘s sexual image, including Mel C. The former Spice Girl told Radio Times the singer needs to have more dignity: “My five-year-old loves Rihanna. But she has no idea what her idol looks like because there’s little footage that I’m happy for her to see. It’s a shame that a talented, successful woman expresses herself in such an overtly sexual way.” [Refinery 29]

:: One Direction member Zayn Malik may be coming to a theater near you! The singer has reportedly been asked to star in a Bollywood film, since he apparently has a huge fanbase in India. [Digital Spy]

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