Snoop Dogg, Boris Kodjoe & More Talk Spoiling Your Kids Right
... if you do it the right way," says Kodjoe. "I spoil them in that I give them as much love as I could possibly give them." VIBE and KFC are partnering up to send the best dad to Las Vegas. To nominate a dad who plays a positive role in their kids lives for our Fresh Fathers contest head here. Snoop Dogg
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Happy Father's Day: Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg Talk the Lessons of Fatherhood
... Being a dad is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. VIBE sat down with everyone from Ne-Yo and Snoop Dogg
to Real Husbands of Hollywood actor Boris Kodjoe to find out what lessons they've learned from being a dad. "I learned how to be a better father by experiencing what the the lack of father could do," Ne-Yo tell VIBE. "I like the pressure of knowing that there is someone out there that depends on me, looks up to me." says crooner Raheem DeVaughn. "No matter what I am to the world, that doesn't matter. To them, I'm just daddy -- a positive role model in their life." "It helps me think," Snoop
tells VIBE, while rapper TechN9ne calls his kids his "saviors," and says they saved him from going down the wrong road in life. "Trying to teach kids to be thoughtful about others outside of themselves is one of the best lessons I've learned," adds The Dream. Tell us about your dad and you could win him a trip to Las Vegas. For more information on VIBE's Fresh Father's contest head here. Happy Father's Day: Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg
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Snoop Dogg Surprises E3 with 'Turbo' Performance
... +1FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintMoreEmailDiggLinkedInRedditTumblrStumbleUponSnoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion performs during the Turbo-Charged Party and Surpise Pop-Up concert at L.A. Live for E3 Gaming Convention at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 12, 2013 in Los Angeles *Folks attending the E3 convention at LA Live got a big surprise on Wednesday when Snoop Dogg
performed at a party for 21st Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation's newest feature, "Turbo." The artist, now going by the name Snoop Lion, debuted a new song, "Let the Bass Go," that "shook the plaza with its thumping synths and the rapper's smooth West Coast rhymes," noted The Hollywood Reporter. The song is off the upcoming film's soundtrack, and Snoop Dogg
also voices one of the characters, a blinged-out laid-back snail named Smoove Move. "It has to be fun," Snoop Dogg
tells The Hollywood Reporter about his most recent endeavors. "Everything in my life had to be about me having fun whether that's music, movies, everything." Michael Pena and Michelle Rodriguez, who play humans, not snails, in Turbo, also attended the event, spoke a bit to the audience about their characters, and proceeded to introduce the main event: Snoop
. After debuting the new song, Snoop
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Snoop Dogg (October 20, 1971 -)
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His real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. In public life, he was known as Snoop Doggy Dogg or the "Dogg Father," but in later years he shortened it to simply Snoop Dogg.
His mother is the one who nicknamed him Snoop. As a kid, he loved the Peanuts cartoons - especially the character Snoopy. "I watched so much, I started to look like him," says Snoop.
Snoop got his start in rap making tapes along with his cousin Nate Dogg and his good friend Warren G (the trio is known as 213). Warren G, is the step-brother of N.W.A. co-founder Dr. Dre, and he brought the two together. After Snoop worked on the soundtrack to the movie Deep Cover, Dre put him to work on his album The Chronic, which showcased Snoop's laid-back style.
Snoop often found himself at odds with the law as a child. After graduating high school, he spent time in and out of jail. Music became his escape from a criminal lifestyle, but he didn't escape it completely: While recording his album Doggystyle, Snoop was charged with being a murder accomplice in the death of Phillip Woldermarian. Snoop was allegedly in the vehicle when his bodyguard, McKinley Lee, shot and killed Woldermarian for stalking the rapper. Both Snoop and his bodyguard were acquitted on grounds of self-defense.
Snoop's film credits include Bones, Malibu's Most Wanted and Soul Plane. He also performed in the 2003 Will Ferrell movie Old School.
In a 1999 interview with Dimitri Erlich, Snoop said: "I don't regret anything I've ever said or done. Everything is done for a reason - I'm just a child of God doing what He wants me to do. I say what I say, but before I was here it was being said, and when I leave it is going to continue to be said, so don't blame me, don't hate me, hate the game."
He sings the praises (often literally) of marijuana, and in 2002 he was named "Stoner Of The Year" by High Times magazine.
He is married and has 3 children. Their adventures are chronicled on the E! reality show Snoop Dogg's Father Hood. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for all above)
Snoop is very popular with white audiences. He attributes this appeal to his elementary school experience; it was a white school that accepted black kids if they had athletic talent.
On July 31, 2012, Snoop introduced a new stage name, Snoop Lion, telling reporters that he was given the moniker by a Rastafarian priest in Jamaica.
He released his first album under his new Snoop Lion moniker, Reincarnated, in 2013. The record saw him depart from hip hop and was his debut in the reggae genre. He explained to UK newspaper The Guardian: "I wanted to make songs about the life I'm living now as a father and as a 41-year-old man, as opposed to always talking about my childhood and my upbringing."
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
Cy Curnin of The Fixx
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.
Songs About Movies
Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.