Coming December 10 | 7 DAYS OF FUNK
Snoop’s first project with a single producer since his debut album Doggystyle.
We are pleased to announce the release of 7 Days of Funk – Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla aka the legendary Snoop Dogg. The album is set for release December 10, 2013 on Stones Throw Records.
“We’re the babies of the Mothership,” says Snoop. “I’ve had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He’s keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him.”
The King of Modern Funk meets the smoked-out scion of G-Funk on the 7 Days of Funk album, where Snoop performs under the name Snoopzilla, the homage to the legendary funk master, Bootsy Collins, who often went by the moniker Bootzilla. After an initial chance meeting two years ago, Dam and Snoop began to collaboratev when Snoop invited Dam to perform with him at a 2011 SXSW show — the musical connection was inherent.
“Snoop knew what I was thinking without me having to articulate it. That’s how you know when you gel artistically with someone,” Dam-Funk says. “These beats were made for him and he laid down some of the smoothest harmonies and melodies I’ve ever heard. It’s hip-hop, but you can also hear what we grew up on, from Zapp to Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and Patrice Rushen.”
As an entertainment icon, there is little Snoop hasn’t accomplished. The Long Beach legend has sold over 30,000,000 albums, and received 15 Grammy® nominations, but at heart, the funk has inspired many tracks through his career.
Growing up at the other end of L.A. was Pasadena’s Dam-Funk. Since his 2009 debut, Toeachizown, the Stones Throw-signed visionary has defined modern funk music—this isn’t a fad for him, it’s a way of life. He’s the new vanguard of a tradition encompassing George Clinton, Roger Troutman, Prince and Snoop Dogg himself, who helped pioneer G-Funk with Dr. Dre.
“The Good Good” music video by Snoop Lion is a continuation of Snoop’s new Overstock.com commercial. The video features the Broadus family (Shante “BossLady”, Cori B, Corde “Spank”, Cordell “Rook”) and artist Mali Nicole. “The Good Good” is the latest single off of Snoop’s newest album, Reincarnated.
Vocals by @IzaLach
Buy the Reincarnated film and album at the Snoopermarket on Overstock:
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Click here to check out the stills from the shoot:
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The Reincarnated movie is now available on Netflix in the US, as well as select countries in Latin America and Europe. This documentary follows Snoop Dogg’s transformational journey to Jamaica to reemerge as Snoop Lion.
Check it out on Netflix here: http://nflx.it/18QePvm
During BET Experience 2013 weekend in Los Angeles, the League of Young Voters, BET and Snoop Lion hosted “No Guns Allowed: Disarming Violence in Our Community,” a roundtable dialogue on the impact of gun violence in America. The League of Young Voters also enlisted NAACP Youth & College Division and Casey Family Programs to join the cause and sponsor the event.
Roundtable Host: Dr. Rob “Biko” Baker, League of Young Voters Executive Director
Panelists: Snoop Lion, T.I., Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), H.E.L.P.E.R. Foundation Executive Director Melvyn Hayward Jr., writer and director of the critically-acclaimed movie on gun violence Fruitvale Station Ryan Coogler and New Generation Foundation Executive Director Brandon T. Jones.
Enjoy this event recap video. To view the full webcast, visit BET.com/NGAlive. Join the movement by using hashtag #NoGunsAllowed on social media today.