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Snoop Doggy Dog and Dr Dre: Every Dogg Has His Dre

Report and Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 14 May 1994

They called him an "evil bastard", said he shouldn't be allowed in the country, that there would be riots outside his hotel and gigs. But ...

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Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)

Interview by Steven Daly, Rock's Backpages audio, 22 December 1993

A month after his debut album topped the Billboard charts, Calvin Broadus Jr. talks about his Compton youth; about the influence of his mother and the music he grew up hearing; about his criminal youth and the difference between the penitentiary and the county jail; and about the society he grew up in, then and now. He also addresses the subject of gangsta rap and his somewhat misogynistic lyrics.

File format: mp3; file size: 41.6mb, interview length: 43' 19" sound quality: **½

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Gangsters: Snoop Dogg and Michael Imperioli

Report and Interview by Amy Linden, Complex, 2004

"What is it about the gangster mythology...that grabs those of us, especially men outside 'the life'? What is about guys like (the late) John Gotti, ...

Dr. Dre: The Chronic (Death Row/Interscope Records 257128; CD and cassette)

Review by Amy Linden, The New York Times, 20 June 1993

AS HOMAGES to male bonding go, it would be hard to beat 'Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang', the hit single from The Chronic, the latest ...

Suge Knight: Death Wish

Report by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 5 August 2000

His rise and his fall has been a story of violence, pig-headed machismo and ruthless determination. Currently biding his time in jail, Death Row boss ...

Allez G!: Snoop Dogg: Top Dogg (Virgin)

Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 29 May 1999

WHEN SNOOP DOGG released his Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told album last autumn, more than just the Doggy part of ...

Snoop Dogg: Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told (No Limit)

Review by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 29 August 1998

IT'S ONE OF THE most depressing stories in pop music. ...

Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Rage — The Chronic Tour: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, June 1994

WHEN YOU think about it, the very fact that this gig took place at all seems more than a little miraculous. With one of the ...

Now Is Not The Time To Talk To Snoop Doggy Dogg.

Interview by Angus Batey, unpublished, May 1994

Originally written for the NME, this article was not published ...

The 10 Greatest Publicity Stunts

Comment by Ben Thompson, Observer Music Monthly, September 2003

Pop music has always lived off hype and spin — and often no good has come of it. But certain stunts are so outrageous or ...

Bark without bite — Snoop Doggy Dogg & Dr. Dre: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 2 May 1994

Snoop Doggy Dogg comes over like a pup at the Brixton Academy ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: Cocking a Leg at Society

Profile and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 12 February 1994

To Snoop Doggy Dogg, the hard man of rap, women are 'bitches' and 'niggaz with attitude' like him pack a pistol. CAROLINE SULLIVAN talked to ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggystyle (eastwest 654492279-2); Ice Cube: Lethal Injection (4th & Broadway BRCD 609)

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 3 December 1993

TWO DIFFERENT versions of the art of gangsta rap. Twenty-one-year-old Los Angeleno Snoop Doggy Dogg is about to make history by having his debut album ...

Snoop Dogg: The Dogg's Still Hot

Report and Interview by Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, 2 December 2004

HIGH IN THE Hollywood Hills, at a barbecue held to celebrate the release of his latest album, Snoop Dogg is deep in conference with his ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: The Equinox, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 19 February 1994

SNOOP IS in the house, and so are we, finally. The pre-match build-up is a work of art, a triumph of modern mythology and marketing. ...

Afro American: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 14 May 1994

THEORY HAS IT that an artist gets the audience he deserves. So what the f*** the theory would make of Snoop Doggy Dogg at Brixton ...

Snoop Dogg: Manchester Arena

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 13 July 2005

SEARCHING AUDIENCE MEMBERS with metal detectors as they file in suggests the authorities are expecting trouble. But the rapper who was once up on a ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg

Profile and Interview by David Bennun, The Guardian, November 1996

"I'M GONNA live forever," says the man slumped in the chair opposite, his voice so soft it's barely more than a mumble. Nobody has ever ...

The Future Hound of Gundom: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Tha Doggfather/Makaveli: The Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory

Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 16 November 1996

Snoop's poised defiance and masterful Gangsta cool, posthumous crap from 2Pac ...

Muthas of invention — Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggystyle (Death Row/Interscope); Ice Cube: Lethal Injection (Priority/4th & Broadway)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 3 December 1993

Must we fling this filth at our pop kids? ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: Tha Doggfather (Death Row/Interscope INTD- 90038 £13.49)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 22 November 1996

DEDICATED "in loving memory" of rap star Tupac Shakur, shot dead in September, Tha Doggfather is another loathsome celebration of the black American thug lifestyle ...

New Waves — The insider's guide to the Next Big Thing: Snoop Doggy Dogg

Comment by David Toop, The Times, 29 October 1993

SOMETIMES A musician is so obviously the next big thing that hailing the fact in advance seems like cheating. Only a small sample of Snoop ...

Snoop Dogg: Forum, London

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 18 May 2011

LIKE LAW & ORDER stalwart Ice-T and Are We There Yet? star Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg is proof that one generation's corrupter of morals is ...

Snoop Dogg: The Workaholik

Interview by Erik Himmelsbach, Revolver, Winter 2000

Snoop finds time for big business, Doggystyle ...

Paw Coarse Men Of The Apocalypse: Doctor Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 14 May 1994

A HOT South London night. The air is a heady mix of sweat, liquor, perfume… and bomb-ass skunk. Inside the Academy, a veritable ceremony is ...

Dr Dre/Snoop Dogg/Eminem/Ice Cube: The Up In Smoke Tour (Eagle Vision)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, March 2001

IN WHICH THE meanest mf-ers in contemporary hip hop, now wallowing in a gargantuan trough of dollars, give themselves 10 times more than enough rope, ...

Dr. Dre On How To Make An Album Doggystyle

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, February 1994

DR. DRE ISN'T a good advertisement for music school. "With all these players out here, why should I waste this much time learning how to ...

P. Diddy and Snoop Dogg at Wembley: A Preview

Report by John Lewis, So London, March 2007

RATHER LIKE the Iran-Iraq war, or the Schleswig-Holstein Question, no one can quite remember the origins of the 1990s "rap wars". It was a rivalry ...

Hip Hop: Trials and Errors

Report by Kodwo Eshun, The Wire, March 1994

Three of Hip Hop's major stars — Snoop Doggy Dogg, 2 Pac and Flavor Flav — are preparing to face various charges of attempted murder ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: What's Your Problem? Absent fathers

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, April 1994

SNOOP DOGGY Dogg, born Calvin Broadus, was brought up by his mother in the working-class suburb of Long Beach, Los Angeles. From early adolescence, when ...

Snoop Dogg: Hammersmith Apollo, W6

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 14 February 2005

"YOU GOTTA love Snoop," a teenage boy in a backwards baseball cap told me as we waited for the rap star Snoop Dogg to show ...

Snoop Dogg: Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (No Limit)

Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 1 August 1998

Snoop Dogg Retains His Bite ...

Rap: Large and In Charge

Report by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 1998

Rap hasn't merely survived the shocking deaths of hip-hop leaders Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. It's thriving now, thanks to a fresh infusion from today's ...

Mack 10, Kool Keith: House of Blues, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 9 January 1998

Mack 10 Delivers Gangsta Rap With a Smile and a Surprise ...

Blunted On Reality: A Journalist Recalls Smoking With Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Cypress Hill & More

Memoir by Michael A. Gonzales, Complex, 20 April 2012

"Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers, Their satanic music is driven by marijuana."— Harry J. Anslinger, America's First Drug Czar ...

Snoop Dogg: Malice N Wonderland (Priority Records)

Review by Mike Diver,, December 2009

A fine X to mark this spot in Snoop's always interesting career. ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: Ruff Justice

Interview by Paul Lester, Melody Maker, 5 February 1994

SNOOP DOGGY DOGG is America's most controversial performer, taking the street-tuff credentials of previous gangsta rappers to new extremes of 4 Realness. His album, Doggystyle, ...

Muttley Crude: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggystyle (East West)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 4 December 1993

CULTURE ALIENATION, boredom and despair: such are the imperatives of Snoop Doggy Dogg's world. ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg, Blackstreet: Nynex, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 14 December 1996


Snoop Doggy Dogg, Blackstreet, SWV: Super Jam 1,
 Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Paul Sexton, The Times, 6 December 1996

Beauty and the beast ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: A Pussycat?

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, April 1994

Who's a busy homeboy then? His CV already bulges with a prison sentence, a US Number 1 LP and a still-fresh murder charge. Now, gangster ...

Various Artists: Murder Was The Case (Death Row/lnterscope 6544-92484-2 15 tks/74 mins/FP)

Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 12 November 1994

HOMIE-CIDAL MANY ACTS A new Snoop Doggy Dogg record? Yes and no and a whole lot more. Murder Was The Case is an extremely violent 18-minute ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: Watch Out, Beagle's About

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 26 November 1994

SIMON PRICE meets SNOOP DOGGY DOGG, the Most Famous Rapper On Earth, whose murder trial comes up in three months, and asks him about Life ...

Guilty until proven innocent?

Report by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, December 1995

Following the release of Mike Tyson and the acquittal of DJ Simpson the media circus is now focussing its attention on the spate of R&B ...

The new mellow Snoop Dogg still has bite

Interview by Sophie Heawood, The Times, 4 December 2009

Snoop Dogg: "Now that I'm more concerned and caring and a father and a husband — it seems the less respect I get" ...

Snoop Dogg: Cardiff International Arena

Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 6 July 2005

HE MAY have caused a minor rumpus with his expletive-laden lyrics at Live 8, but the dapper rapper Snoop Dogg was in unruffled mood on ...

Suge Knight: Knight's Tale

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 15 September 2001


Snoop Doggy Dogg: A Dogg's Tale

Interview by Steven Daly, The Face, February 1994

Snoop Doggy Dogg is currently America's top rap star. He's also due to be tried later this year as an accessory to murder. In his ...

Lollapalooza: Coral Sky Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, Florida

Live Review by Will Hermes, Spin, September 1997

"DO YOU WANNA see the first band, or do you wanna see me jump to my death?" a paunchy MC bellowed from a perch atop ...

Biggie, Tupac et al: Hollywood or Bust-up

Report and Interview by William Shaw, The Observer, 7 July 1996

New York can lay claim to having invented rap, but LA has violently rewritten the rules. William Shaw charts an increasingly bitter rivalry ...

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