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BottleRock Launches 2018 Festival Season with a Blast

BottleRock Napa Valley provides a tantalizing "first taste of summer" with three days of rock, pop, and craft booze.

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De La Soul - "Pain" feat. Snoop Dogg (Singles Going Steady)

In an era where trap music, concert shootings, and lame rap beefs define hip-hop, De La Soul rekindle the musical flame that made rap such a popular genre to begin with.

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Dr. Dre: Compton (take 2)

After 15 years of largely playing mentor to developing artists, Dr. Dre makes a triumphant 11th hour solo return.

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Dr. Dre: Compton

A rapper/producer that started in the '80s raps and produces a surprisingly good album three decades later.

Music

Snoop Dogg: Bush

Occasional vocal overproduction keep Bush from being an absolute home run, but it’s too much of a catchy, feel-good record to really slight.

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Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Eleven

With American Idol’s latest season now in full swing, let’s take a look at what happened to last year’s top ten contestants.

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Counterbalance No. 115: Dr. Dre’s 'The Chronic'

It's like this and like that and like this and uh, Dr. Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom to deliver the 115th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. Deeez Nuuuts!

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Coachella 2012: Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre + Real Estate + Santigold

Coachella streamed live this past weekend and here you can catch entire sets sets from hip-hop legends Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, indie rockers Real Estate, and Santigold.

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Coachella 2012: Tupac Hologram Performing with Snoop Dogg

OK, this is eerie, but super cool at the same time, probably one of the most awesome things we've seen in awhile. We still miss you Tupac. West Coast forever!

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Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: Mac & Devin Go to High School

A surprisingly under-the-radar offering from two of hip-hop's most famous weed smokers delivers exactly what you'd expect, and delivers it well.

Music

Snoop Dogg: Doggumentary

Originally titled Doggystyle II, the Doggumentary falls short of that lofty goal but does, somewhat surprisingly, succeed as Snoop's best full-length release since his seminal debut.

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The Year in Music: December 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in December 2010.

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Nate Dogg: Can't Be Faded

Nate Dogg's contributions, and the workmanlike way in which he executed them, frequently garnered praise and commendations from his associates.

Culture

May This Summer Be Your Best Summer of Bad

Thus begins a few months of eschewing good taste and judgment, and finding some time to behave badly. If you’re so inclined to join me, follow these tips for a successful sunny season…

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PHOTOS: SXSW Music Day 4 - The Very Best, Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg...

Photos from SXSW's Music Festival, Day 4, include Lights, Hey Monday, Ninjasonik, the Very Best, Major Lazer, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, VV Brown, Snoop Dogg and more...

Daniel Boczarski
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Robin Thicke: Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy isn't sexy, but it's mildly enjoyable and isn't as embarrassing as it could have been.

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Wet Hot American Festival: Lollapalooza 2009

Certain things in Chicago are predictable... if it’s Lollapalooza weekend, the weather is gonna stink. PopMatters covered the fest, shooting video interviews and avoiding heatstroke.

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Various Artists: Johnny Cash Remixed

Almost all of these artists spent as much energy as possible preserving the spirit of the songs that these updated versions are based on.

Music

Seven Ways to Detox

It's 2009, and that means it has now been a full decade since Dr. Dre's last official release. Here are some suggestions for survival while you continue to await his long-gestating follow-up, Detox.

Television

In Prison My Whole Life

In Prison My Whole Life works through the contexts and details of Mumia Abu Jamal's experience, connecting it to other moments in recent American history.

Music

Who Says Country Can't Hip-Hop?

Poverty, crime, disenfranchisement, sinning, saving, and no-account women: Stereotypical subjects of the average country song, or the average hip-hop song?

Music

Songs in the Key of Rap

The relationship between singing and rapping has had a transforming effect on hip-hoppers and singers alike.

Music

Daytime TV Goes Gangsta with Snoop Dogg

Hip-hop's top dog touches down in soap opera territory for two days of music and melodrama.

Music

Snoop Dogg: Ego Trippin'

Ego Trippin' has more than a few moments where Snoop glides into the future, spicing and dicing a voice that heretofore was best served plain.

Drew Hinshaw
Music

Snoop Dogg: Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Snoop Dogg invites a bunch of friends to the studio, records a small army of songs, accomplishes not much of anything.

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Snoop Dogg: Bigg Snoop Dogg's Puff Puff Pass Tour [DVD]

The filmmakers start to draw out a larger message: The Drug War was a second American Civil War, led by a racist Southern family named Bush, to re-imprison blacks and other minorities.

Lee Henderson
Music

Snoop Dogg: R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

To say that Snoop Dogg has merely influenced the popular consciousness does him a great injustice. From his role as a purveyor of street slang to neo-blaxploitation actor, Snoop has infiltrated the zeitgeist.

Pierre M. Hamilton
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Playmakers: The Complete Series

Much as creator John Eisendrath asserts that sports is 'colorblind,' Playmakers reveals the many ways that race creates bonds and divisions, expectations and loyalties.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Soul Plane (2004)

Perhaps the tribulations of Snoop's home life produced the tiresome distractedness of his performance in Soul Plane.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Who could have anticipated that Snoop would be the saving grace of a major studio buddy flick?"

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

Like most such slapdashy juggling acts, Malibu's Most Wanted can't keep all its balls in the air.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

The Wash (2001)

Snoop makes an excellent Mean Face, snarling as he guns his fantastically acrobatic low-rider's engine.

Cynthia Fuchs

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