Posted in RAP NEWSNovember 20, 2012
Snoop Lion, the hip-hop star formerly known as Snoop Dogg, is planning to infuse some financial investment in Scottish Premier League team Glasgow Celtic. The rapper expressed interest in investing after watching the team beat powerhouse Barcelona in a recent Champions League play. Snoop called Celtic’s victory over Barca “a big deal”, adding that he admires the passion of the club’s fans.
Posted in RAP NEWSOctober 16, 2012
When hip-hop legend Knowledge B. Born headed to the stage to finally receive his Hip-Hop Lifetime Achievement Award, he clutched in his right hand a speech written in graffiti that he had wanted to deliver for years. He planned to put the entire audience of rap superstars on blast for destroying the culture he helped create. But, when he looked into the faces of a room full of rich kids half his age, who were either half asleep or busy textin’, he just crumbled up his notes, said “Ya’ll keep doin’ your thing,” and left the stage. Leaving the crowd whispering amongst themselves, “Who was that old dude…”
Posted in RAP NEWSOctober 15, 2012
Snoop has added another brand to the list of products he has advertised. This time, Tha Doggfather is appearing in a Hot Pockets advertisement. The West Coast rap legend will be parodying his own song, Drop It Like It’s Hot, for the commercial.
Snoop Dogg has already lent his face for such diverse advertising projects as Monster Energy Drinks, Colt 45 Blast, and Adidas. Now, according to a report from ABC Radio Online, the rapper will be the spokesman for Hot Pockets.
Posted in RAP NEWSOctober 13, 2012
Rapper Nelly was detained near the Mexico border after cops uncovered a loaded gun and drugs stash on his tour bus. US checkpoint officers found dozens of sachets of heroin and a duffel bag containing over 4.5kg of cannabis during a routine stop on Wednesday evening in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Shockingly, a loaded .45 caliber pistol was also discovered amongst the drugs. But police eventually released the Grammy-winning rapper and arrested one of his seven-strong entourage, who took responsibility for the items.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 27, 2012
Snoop Dogg has rapped in songs where gay slurs have been tossed about. He’s even said them, part of a long list of rappers who have freely fuck and fag in a rhyme.For years, anti-gay epithets and sentiments in rap have largely been accepted, along with its frequent misogyny and violence, as part of the hip-hop culture — a culture that has been slow to change, even as gays enjoy more mainstream acceptance, particularly in entertainment.
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 14, 2012
Ice T premiered his anticipated documentary “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” at Lincoln Center, in New York City on Wednesday night, hosting guests like Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled and MTV New correspondent, Sway Calloway. Ice introduced the film by giving some background on his vision, explaining the importance of the ‘craft’ of hip-hop and telling the crowd, “Sorry if I’m talking too much, this is like the most exciting night of my life.” Ice continued celebrating his directorial debut with an afterparty at Highline Ballroom, with performances from Rakim, Chuck D. More about the film after the jump.