Gun violence is affecting every community around the nation, and many big names are supporting major initiatives to curb this epidemic. Snoop has joined forces with some big names in sports, technology, and politics to support The League of Young Voter’s #NoGunsAllowed Project to preach responsibly gun ownership and violence awareness. They hosted a benefit auction last night in San Francisco to raise money for the campaign.
When Snoop Lion visited Jamaica to record his album Reincarnated with Diplo and Vice, he mentioned in the accompanying documentary that he has always wanted to perform at the White House, and that he wanted to make music suitable for The President. Well last month, it all came true, as he was a guest performer at the Kennedy Center Honors in DC. See behind-the-scenes footage of Snoop’s visit to the White House with his wife and daughter, as well as the footage of his performance. The album Reincarnated was also recently nominated for a Grammy.
Snoop and Dam-Funk, aka 7 Days of Funk, released the official video today for their single “Faden Away” from the self-titled album, due out 12/10.
Read more about the album coming out on Stones Throw Records.
Pre-order your copy of the album on iTunes today! http://smarturl.it/7DaysiTunes
Today, Snoop Lion released his REINCARNATED Photo Book, a collection of behind-the-scenes photos and untold stories from his transformational journey to Jamaica. These never before seen photos were all captured by famed LA photographer Willie T. It also includes the limited edition vinyl only given to a select few musical insiders before the album’s release. Get your copy of the book today on the Snoopermarket!
The story of Snoop’s musical and spiritual journey to Jamaica, reaching its culmination during the recording of his most recent album and captured in VICE and Snoopadelic Films documentary Reincarnated. This book is an extension of this powerful moment in the life of a pop culture icon captured by LA photographer Willie T. Includes extended interviews with Bunny Wailer, Louis Farrakhan, Chris Blackwell, Daz Dillinger, Angela Hunte, and conversations between Snoop and VICE—never-before-seen photographs and untold stories from his personal archives from his early days singing in church to his discovery at sixteen by Dr. Dre and his phenomenal life onstage and on tour to his gang involvement, and Snoop’s handwritten notes and nicknames for the characters along the way. It also includes the limited edition vinyl only given to a select few musical insiders before the album’s release.
The book is due out October 23rd, pre-order your copy today! http://amzn.to/16j89Ar
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.