MTV News has provided some clarification as to why Jermaine Dupri was in New York City with Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs to record the remix video to ‘Welcome to Atlanta’ at Madison Square Garden. Looks like all contributing on the track are shooting their spots from their respective hometowns. So Puffy is stationed in NYC, St. Lunatic Murphy Lee in St. Louis, Snoop Dogg in Long Beach, and JD in Atlanta. JD said the track may be the start of something bigger: “I think I’m gonna do a remix album. Everybody is asking for it. This remix is so crazy, it had to be out there.” Read more.
Snoop Dogg was on Last Call with Carson Daly on Thursday, where he spoke about his feelings for marijuana and his desire for it to become legal. Snoop says, “I feel like this. I mean, I wasn’t brought up in the era of prohibition and the alcohol and all of that, but I do know and understand, by them killin’ and controllin’ it, it’s more controllable. And I know that if we do, you know, put the marijuana out there to be sold, it’s more controllable. And it’s not a drug that creates violence, that creates, you know, all of these other negative influences that these other drugs that are, you know, out there, are creating. So I feel like this is a drug that’s a peaceful drug, it’s uniting people. You know, I’m not sayin’ drugs are good, you know what I’m sayin’? But at the same time, everybody that I get down with, that I smoke weed with, it’s a beautiful thing.” Read more.
Scott Brown of Entertainment Weekly was way out of place at the Stony Awards at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square. Seems not only did he enter the joint in a suit, he also had never smoked pot before. This prompted Snoop Dogg to offer the guy a joint and tell the nervous reporter worried about losing his job, “‘I’ll hire you to interview motherf—ers on behalf of Doggystyle Records. They be like, ‘Who is this motherf—er that works for Doggystyle… with khakis and s— on?'” Read more.
Jay Leno joked during his Friday night monologue, “High Times magazine — Kev, I know you get the hardcover edition of that. [ Laughter ] You get the leather-bound monthly. Most people get the magazine. Kev gets the leather-bound edition. ‘High Times’ magazine has named Snoop Dogg ‘Stoner of the Year.’ [ Wild cheers and applause ] Boy, you thought the Grammys were long, huh? Man. How much do they ramble on with those acceptance speeches?”
Priority Records sent out an e-mail today updating on two of their artists new albums. Snoop Dogg’s album should drop this summer and is rumored to feature guest appearances by Dr. Dre, Timbaland and Ja Rule. Meanwhile, Lil’ Zane is putting the final touches in his new album and Zane explained, “It was real hot workin’ with Roscoe and Kurupt–man, I was thrown all the way back when I heard the final tracks. These new songs of mine are gonna blow my fans away. It’s better than I could have ever have hoped but I also come out hard too.” Zane also will be starring in a yet to be named movie project.
Cadillac has denied rumors that it plans to issue a Snoop Dogg line of cars. The rumors started when the rapper customised his own Snoop DeVille car with the cooperation of a Memphis Cadillac dealer. Of course the rumors accelerrated when Snoop hyped it himself.
MTV reports Snoop Dogg’s triple-X video, “Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle,” took home two trophies at the 2002 Adult Video News Awards last Friday, and the Doggfather and his entourage took over a fellow porn stars room, Jason Sechrest, to celebrate. The guy tried to enter his own room and Snoop’s bodyguards said, “chicks only, no dudes.” Afterward, the furious Sechrest told hotel management, who had security remove them from the premises. Read more.
The Seattle Post Intelligencer’s D. Parvaz put together a history and guide to the ‘rap-isms’ made famous by Jay-Z’s “H to the izzo, V to the izza” and Snoop Dogg’s “S-N-double-O-P D-O-double-giz-ee / D-O-double-giz-ee / D-O-double-giz-ee” lines. While Jay-Z uses the lyrics to spell out J-Hova or Jehovah, Snoop’s zz’s seem to originate from the Cuzz branch of the Crips. Read more.
Snoop Dogg talked with MBA Jungle magazine about his deal with General Motors to create the ghetto-fabulous “Snoop De Ville” limited edition sedan – “It’d be hooked up with the rims, the paint, the music – you ain’t got to do nothing but drive.” He predicts shares of the automaker will soar when his car hits the market.
Flo Anthony updated her Gossip To Go column Friday with a quote from Snoop Dogg talking about the need to legalize weed saying, “Cops know whenever I get off the bus that I’m smoking. It don’t even matter. They need to legalize weed, because alcohol and tobacco are in the top five killers in the world, and marijuana ain’t in the top 50!” Flo also has news on Master P and her new magazine venture, Black Elegance. FloAnthony.com has since been shut down.