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  • S-N Double O-P D-O Double G, on R-B-D-L-C

    Posted on February 10th, 2009 Shawn 5 comments

    The Doggfather, aka Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus is coming to Rock Band! Yes, you read that correctly. I don’t know how this stuff will play on Rock Band, but I have to admit that 1993’s Doggystyle was in my CD player nearly 24/7 followed by the Murder Was the Case soundtrack in 1994 on regular rotation.  I’m a Snoop fan, and very intersted on how his stuff will play out on Rock Band.

    What are your thoughts?

    Comin’ straight outta the desk of Henry at Harmonix:

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    MTV AND SNOOP DOGG GET DOWN TO BUSINESS; UNPRECEDENTED DEAL CROSSES THE GLOBE WITH TV, ROCK BAND® AND NEW MUSIC

    “Dogg After Dark” to Premiere Tuesday, February 17th at 9pm ET/PT on MTV

    New York, NY – February TK, 2009 – MTV and icon, record producer, entrepreneur and actor, Snoop Dogg today announced a first-of-its kind global deal that will bring the entertainers’ personality to television in a new variety talk show, “Dogg After Dark,” and his music to fans with a new album release and into the best-selling music video game Rock Band®.
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    Premiering on Tuesday, February 17th at 9pm ET/PT on MTV, Snoop Dogg will host “Dogg After Dark,” a new jam packed weekly variety talk show from Los Angeles hotspot Kress on Hollywood Boulevard. “Dogg After Dark” will bring his Doggystyle swagger to the airwaves with raw interviews with A-list celebrities and musicians, hilarious sketch-comedy segments and musical performances from the hottest artists. The show will air every Tuesday night for seven weeks and feature Snoop’s own in-house band, the “Snoopadelics.”

    “When Van Toffler and I sat down Boss to Boss, a global quintuple threat takeover was masterminded. As the world of entertainment keeps changing, we felt it was the right time to let Snoop Dogg back on MTV so we could continue to run thangs with music, movies, DVDs and bring Hip-Hop to Rock Band.” said Snoop Dogg. “So screw ya wigz on tight and tune in on Tuesday nights for the first step to the next level of Snoop D-O double G. Dogg after Dark is the only nightclub tv show hosted by you know who. So take a journey with me through the mind, body, soul and musical mindstate of the most prolific, authentic game spitter. And tha sh*t is funny, so show me da money!”

    “Snoop has been a mainstay across MTV screens for over a decade by pushing the boundaries of hip-hop with his signature antics, incredible catalogue of music, legendary videos, larger than life personality and even a little controversy,” said Van Toffler, President, MTV Networks Music / Films / Logo Groups. “I can’t even begin to imagine MTV, my tumultuous career and several raging ulcers without the Dogg being such a big part of our history. He is an undeniable international superstar whose talent and work transcend music, tv and film and we look forward to launching this new multidimensional partnership with the Doggfather.”

    “From iconic VMA performances to DoggyFizzle Televizzle and everything imaginable in between, MTV has always been a home for Snoop’s music and comedic expressions and will continue to be that through this exciting new partnership,” said Amy Doyle, Executive Vice President of Music and Talent for MTV.

    The Grammy-Award nominated rapper’s unprecedented deal with MTV will let loose Snoop Dogg’s upcoming, new album, Malice In Wonderland, with global distribution, marketing and promotion. Featuring some seemingly unlikely musical guests, the album will feature tracks by Dr Dre, Pharrell and Lalo Shifrin, is scheduled to be released later this year. In addition, songs from Snoop Dogg’s impressive catalogue of hits will be released on MTV’s hot-selling Rock Band® music video game platform.

    “Dogg After Dark” is Executive Produced by Snoop Dogg. Tony DiBari, Tim Healy and Karen Frank are Executive Producers for MTV. Matt Parillo is Executive in Charge of Production. Leslie Greif and Adam Freeman of the Greif Company are Executive Producers. Ted Chung and Constance Schwartz of Snoopadelic Pictures are Executive Producers.

     

    5 responses to “S-N Double O-P D-O Double G, on R-B-D-L-C” RSS icon

    • OMG!!!! Doggystyle tape definitely popped within 3 months, Murder was the Case soundtrack was i think my 4th or 5th CD….

      I can’t even begin to describe how excited about this I am….so where is the appropriate forum for our wishlists? Does it warrant another post or can the fun start in this comments section….

      great scoop…..

    • Maybe we should set up a forum, in all our spare time. 🙂 Wishlists…hmm…

      Well as far as hip-hip goes, the Beastie Boys stuff hasn’t been very fun to play on Rock Band. The MC Fontalot song is actually pretty fun on drums, though like the Beastie’s, you can freestyle the vocals completely and still get 100% on expert.

      I gotta think Snoop vocals will be much like that too. But can you picture Drop It Like It’s Hot or What’s My Name on guitar? I can’t. Vocals will be fun as heck, but not sure about the rest.

      Back to wishlists… how about hip-hop that you’d like to see?

    • Eminem – Square Dance, Without Me, My Dad’s Gone Crazy (I sing that chorus with my kids all the time), The Way I Am

      Run-DMC – Walk This Way, It’s Tricky, King of Rock

      Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies, Root Down, Super Disco Breakin’

      Sugar Hill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

      Wreckx n Effect – Rump Shaker

      Dr. Dre / Ice Cube – Natural Born Killer

      Dr. Dre – Let Me Ride

      Warren G – Regulate, This DJ

    • I remember laughing at Murder was the Case because one of the Tracks featured “Danny Boy” the other sucky rapper from House of Pain.

      Speaking of House of Pain…I would love to see the remix of Shamrocks and Shenanigans on Rock Band (for you).

    • How could I have forgotten Shamrocks? That would make the ultimate setlist.

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