220 is the third extended play by American rapper Snoop Dogg. The EP was released on February 2018, by Doggystyle Records and Empire Distribution, it features guest appearances from Jacquees, LunchMoney Lewis, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, frequent collaborators Kokane, Goldie Loc, October London. Snoop Dogg announced the EP and its release date on February 19, 2018; the album's lead single, "Everything", was released on February 9, 2018. 220 received a positive rating from music critic Phillip Mlynar of HotNewHipHop. He said that "While not as hungry as he was during his prime, Snoop Dogg has aged gracefully, owning his role as hip-hop's favorite uncle. Lyrically, he's still the same Snoop we all love. Credits adapted from Tidal. Tracks produced by My Guy Mars, Dr. Evo, October London & Ben Billions
Doggumentary is the eleventh studio album by American West Coast hip hop recording artist Snoop Dogg. It was released on March 2011 with the record labels; the album was produced by Battlecat, The Cataracs, David Banner, THX, DJ Khalil, Jake One, David Guetta, Mike Dean, Jeff Bhasker, Lex Luger, Meech Wells, Mr. Porter, Rick Rock, Rick Rude, Scoop DeVille, Scott Storch, Warryn Campbell, Kanye West, DJ Reflex, among others, it was supported by the singles. Doggumentary received mixed reviews from most critics; the album debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200. The album serves as the follow-up to Snoop's tenth studio album Malice n Wonderland. Snoop Dogg first announced that he was working on a sequel to his 1993 debut album Doggystyle during a studio session with Hip hop producer and rapper Swizz Beatz; the two stated they knocked out eighteen tracks and Snoop ended the video out saying he gave him some gangsta tracks, some R&B tracks and some Hip Hop tracks. Snoop Dogg called off plans to release the sequel to his classic debut Doggystyle, instead opting for the title Doggumentary Music for his 11th studio album, set for release in March 2011 on Priority/EMI Records.
"I have been in the game for so long and still have the same passion. I want my fans to ride with me on this one and know that I am so focused on bringing good music to them," explained the veteran MC. "It's called Doggumentary Music because this is my life and I want to share my music, my process of making it, with the fans." Rap-Up reported that Snoop Dogg has recorded with Wiz Khalifa on a track, titled “This Weed Iz Mine.” The smokers’ anthem is scheduled to appear on Snoop's 11th studio album Doggumentary Music, along with the Scoop DeVille-produced lead single “New Year's Eve and with other songs including “Rollin’ in My Malibu,” “Oh Boy,” and collaborations with Lil Jon and Swizz Beatz. The rapper announced plans to work with Katy Perry again after the pair's number one single "California Gurls" stating, "We're trying to get together and do something on my new album...so in contact with her." Snoop told OK! magazine about Perry, "She's a sweet girl, I had fun making the record with her.
Like I said, I'm looking forward to her being on my record as well." Snoop Dogg recorded with Damon Albarn's animated alternative hip hop group Gorillaz. The song is left over from the Plastic Beach sessions, in which Snoop collaborated on the track "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" Snoop said about the collaboration: "We did that record in London, England at their studio; the track made me wanna' sing & have fun & what not I don't give a fuck, it's like maybe I can smoke witchu' maybe I can't, you know what I'm saying?" Snoop Dogg revealed to MTV. On November 27, 2010 Snoop Dogg was in the studio with producer David Banner who produced two beats for him. On December 8, 2010, Snoop Dogg reported to Complex magazine that featured artists will include Daz Dillinger, Too Short, Bootsy Collins, Kokane, Ne-Yo, Marty James, Gorillaz, John Legend, Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa, LaToiya Williams with production on the album from Scoop DeVille, Jake One, the Cataracs, David Guetta, J-Kwon, Denaun Porter, Warryn Campbell, David Banner, Meech Wells, Kanye West, Black Mob and Rick Rude.
However, on February 9, 2011, EMI released a poster that announced some of the guests, which included Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Gorillaz, R. Kelly, T-Pain, Young Jeezy, E-40, more; the producers include Kanye West, Lex Luger, Scott Storch, David Guetta, the Cataracs, Battlecat and more. Snoop Dogg announced via Twitter that he would be joining the ranks of emcees Kanye West, Crooked I, the many prior who released weekly songs in preparation for upcoming projects. Dubbed "Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays," Snoop plans to release a new song each week starting January 11, 2011, until the release of his album. Doggumentary received mixed reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 58, based on 15 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews". Rave Magazine gave it two-and-a-half stars. Doggumentary debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 50,000 copies in its first week, marking the fourth highest debut of the week.
It serves as Snoop Dogg's eleventh top-ten album in the United States. The album dropped to the number 35 in its second week. In its third week, the album selling 7,800 copies, for a third-week total of 72,000 units. "New Year's Eve" was the first official promotional single released from Doggumentary, it was released on November 5, 2010, on the iTunes Store. The track peaked on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number 66; the song features American singer and songwriter Marty James and is produced by Scoop DeVille, producer of Snoop's 2009 single "I Wanna Rock". It did not however make the final cut of the album."Wet" the first official lead single from the album. The song was recorded for Prince William's bachelor's party. Snoop's spokespeople bill the song as a sequel to 2007's "Sexual Eruption." Produced by the Cataracs of Far East Movement fame, Snoop spoke of the gift “When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something."
He continued, “’Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’." The song was released on iTunes on December 17, 2010. The edited version, entitled "Sweat" will be released to US urban radio stations on January 11, 2011. Th
Doggy Style Records
Doggy Style Records is an American record label founded by rapper Snoop Dogg in 1995. It is named after Doggystyle. On July 6, 1995, Doggy Style Records, Inc. was registered with the California Secretary of State as business entity number C1923139. After Snoop Dogg was acquitted of murder charges on February 20, 1996, he and the mother of his son and their kennel of 20 pit bulls moved into a 5,000-square-foot home in the hills of Chino, California and by August 1996 Doggy Style Records, a subsidiary of Death Row Records, signed The Gap Band's Charlie Wilson as one of the record label's first artists. In 2016, the single "Letters" was released, featuring Iliana Eve. Doggy Style Records
Restless (Xzibit album)
Restless is rapper Xzibit's third studio album. It was released December 12, 2000, it debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200 with 205,000 copies sold in its 1st week released. The album fell 17 spots to #31 in the 2nd week, but rose back up 19 spots to peak at #12 the following week. Since being released the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA with an excess of a million copies sold in America making it Xzibit's most successful album of his career. Restless received positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic, Rolling Stone and Vibe all gave the album 4 out of 5 stars. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 11 reviews. Restless at Metacritic
No Limit Records
No Limit Records was an American record label founded by rapper, entrepreneur and CEO Percy "Master P" Miller. The label's albums were distributed by Universal Music Group and Koch Records; the label included artists such as Snoop Dogg, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X, Mac, C-Murder, Short Circuit, Lil Soldiers, Romeo Miller, Kane & Abel, Soulja Slim, among others. Percy "Master P" Miller began his career by distributing his records through a small San Francisco Bay Area record label, "No Limit Record Shop", which started out in Richmond, where his mother resided, he maintained connections to rival gang friends despite rivalries. During the early 1990s, Master P released many solo albums with little success. However, Miller was able to garner notoriety for himself and the fledgling No Limit label on the West Coast by collaborating with various artists on compilation albums such as West Coast Bad Boyz 1 & 2. By 1994, the label was on the rise, Master P decided the time was right to expand the product.
After signing Oakland rapper Dangerous Dame, who released the EP Escape from the Mental Ward through No Limit, he began working with New Orleans-based talent, starting with Kane & Abel and Mystikal, while TRU's third album, achieved gold status. In 1995, Master P relocated No Limit to New Orleans, while keeping his brothers and several California rappers like TRU member Big Ed, King George and Calli G on board, he added local talent to his roster such as Mystikal, Mia X, Kane & Abel, Tre-8 and Mr. Serv-On. No Limit signed a distribution deal with Priority Records, while Master P maintained ownership of his master recordings and recording studio, he became the label's main artist, released Ice Cream Man in 1996 and Ghetto D a little bit more than a year later. By 1997, No Limit had gained momentum with bestselling, if not critically acclaimed, releases from TRU, Mia X's Unlady Like, which went gold despite producing no hit singles, Mystikal's platinum-selling Unpredictable; the label acquired their first marquee name in Snoop Dogg, on the heels of his acrimonious split from Death Row Records.
His debut album for No Limit, Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told, was the most successful release in the label's history at the time, as it sold over half a million copies in its first week and was certified double platinum in less than three months. As No Limit's popularity and mainstream coverage increased, so did its roster; the label signed individual producers DJ Daryl, Randy Jefferson, K-Lou & Dez as well as Master P's main production team, Beats by the Pound and Carlos Stephens, in addition to solo artists Mac, Soulja Slim, Full Blooded, Magic, Skull Duggery, plus groups such as R&B quartet Sons of Funk, Short Circuit, Oakland-based pair Steady Mobb'n, Ghetto Commission, Prime Suspects, Gambino Family. Together they would put out a combined 23 albums in 1998, in some instances their lone releases with the label. Master P's own LP that year, MP Da Last Don, which featured him on a lenticular cover, reached number one on the Billboard 200 after moving 495,000 copies in its first week, sold 4.5 million units overall, making it the best-selling album of his career.
At the peak of its popularity, No Limit became notorious for producing lengthy albums that consisted of up to twenty tracks and numerous cameo appearances by the label's other artists, in addition to the cheap packaging of its CDs in cases that consisted of cardboard stock and a small amount of plastic, as well as spearheading the movement of garish Pen & Pixel-designed album covers. Master P began to expand his horizons beyond music, he wrote and acted in the underground movie I'm Bout It and contributed to the soundtrack, as well as two high-budget theatrical releases, 1998's I Got the Hook Up and 1999's Foolish. Meanwhile, World Championship Wrestling president Eric Bischoff, attempting to capitalize on the rapper's popularity while searching for a quick fix to boost sagging television ratings, signed Master P to a contract at a reported $200,000 per TV appearance, he and his stable, The No Limit Soldiers, which included some of Master P's lackeys and midcard wrestlers Brad Armstrong and Chase Tatum, feuded with Curt Hennig and The West Texas Rednecks, who had recorded a single called "Rap is Crap."
Bischoff hoped the Soldiers would be embraced by fans as faces and the Rednecks as heels, but he achieved the exact opposite result and the Soldiers were gone after a year. Master P tried to make it as an NBA player with a brief but ill-fated tryout with the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors; as for No Limit, while Silkk the Shocker's 1999 release, Made Man, debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 fewer releases featured cameos from the label's marquee artists, leading their fans to the correct conclusion that they had left the label. 1999 saw the arrivals of Lil Italy and kid duo Lil Soldiers. In 2000 504 Boyz album Goodfellas made it big on the Billboard peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200 making No Limit a small factor in the 2000s, but in 2000 only Master P, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Magic and Mia X remained from their most celebrated artists. Other performers such as Short Circuit, former Gambino Family members D. I. G. and Young Gunz, Baby Soulja, Black Felon, Samm, Currensy and Krazy were brought aboard from 1999 to 2000, but some failed to create interest in themselves or in No Limit Records.
WWF Aggression is a soundtrack album by WWE. Released on March 21, 2000 by Priority Records, it features entrance music of WWE wrestlers re-recorded by various hip hop artists and groups; the album was a commercial success, charting at number eight on the US Billboard 200. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of music website AllMusic categorised WWF Aggression in hip hop genres such as hardcore hip hop and gangsta rap, describing it as "straight-ahead hardcore rap, targeted at WWF's audience." Six of the album's 13 tracks were produced by Binky of West Coast hip hop duo Allfrumtha I, with other producers including Jam Master Jay and Rockwilder. WWF Aggression was a commercial success. In the US, the album reached number eight on the US Billboard 200 and number ten on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, indicating sales of over 500,000 units, was certified gold by Music Canada and silver by the British Phonographic Industry. Music website AllMusic awarded the album three out of five stars.
Writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine proposed that "since is targeted at male adolescent audience, it's just thuggish without being inventive." He highlighted the track "Wreck" by Kool Keith and Ol' Dirty Bastard, but claimed that it "doesn't live up to expectations." Describing the material as "blunt hip-hop that isn't as brutal as it appears," Erlewine concluded that the album "will only be of interest to wrestling fans, not to hip-hop fanatics." Music in professional wrestling
Todd Anthony Shaw, better known by the stage name Too Short, is an American rapper, record producer, actor. He is best known for his hit songs, such as "The Ghetto" and "Blow the Whistle". Too Short is credited as being one of the pioneer rappers of West Coast hip hop, he first began recording in 1985, becoming one of Oakland's better known underground emcees, before he signed a deal with Jive Records in 1987, releasing his mainstream debut album Born to Mack. He experienced his first widespread success with his 1989 follow-up album Life Is... Too Short, remained one of the most popular rappers into the 1990s, his rap lyrics are about pimping, drug use and promiscuity. Shaw grew up in South Central Los Angeles, California. In the early 1980s, Shaw and his family moved to California, he was a drummer in the band at Fremont High School in Oakland. In the mid-1980s, Shaw produced custom songs for people with a high school friend, Freddy B. On October 24, 1983, Too Short had his first release, Don't Stop Rappin' which, along with the following three releases, featured raw, simple drum beats from a LinnDrum drum machine.
This was one of the first hip hop records to use the word "bitch" - a word which became one of the rapper's trademarks and was the focus of subsequent raps such as Ain't Nothin' but a Word to Me." In the early 1990s his beats came from a TR-808 and from mid-to-late 2000s, a TR-909 was used. In 1985, Too Short and Freddie B. formed the label Dangerous Music to regionally distribute his music, with others formed rap group The Dangerous Crew. Dangerous Music became Short Records, Up All Nite Records. With his 1989 release, Life Is... Too Short, he began using replayed established funk riffs with his beats. Subsequent work was collaborative, including work with Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B. I. G. Scarface, Pimp C. One of his notable collaborations during this period was on the track "The World Is Filled..." on the classic Notorious B. I. G. Album Life After Death. Being featured on the album introduced him to a wider audience as well, due to his typical style contrasting with the Mafioso theme of the album.
He appeared on TWDY's hit single "Player's Holiday" from their 1999 debut album Derty Werk as well as the Priority Records compilation Nuthin but a Gangsta Party. After these appearances, he began working on his eleventh album, Can't Stay Away; the album included guest appearances by 8Ball & MJG, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Sean Combs, E-40, Daz Dillinger, Lil Jon, Scarface and B-Legit. Too Short relocated to Atlanta in 1994, but he did not begin working with a more diverse variety of Southern artists until 2000, when he collaborated with Lil Jon. With the 1999 release of Can't Stay Away, Too Short came out of retirement and released a number of new albums within the next few years, most of them taking on a crunk or Dirty South type sound, as he had become involved in the Southern rap scene. However, he didn't give up on his trademark funk grooves or sexually explicit style. New albums released 2000-2003 were You Nasty, Chase the Cat, What's My Favorite Word?, Married to the Game. These albums all charted well, as they all were in the top 71 of the Billboard 200, but they didn't do quite as well as Too Short's earlier 1990s releases as none of them reached the top 10.
In 2004, his earlier 1990 single "The Ghetto" appeared on popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos. Given that this was an popular game at the time, the featuring was acclaimed as a success for Too $hort, both in publicity and in the fame generated by the song. For his next album, Blow the Whistle, Too Short now took advantage of the new hyphy rap music, emerging out of his original home base in Oakland; this saw somewhat of a resurgence for Too Short as it peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200, much better than each of his previous three releases. However, his subsequent releases, such as 2007's Get Off the Stage, have not been as successful. On October 7, 2008 Too Short was honored by VH1 at the fifth annual "Hip-Hop Honors" along with Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick and Naughty By Nature. In 2009, Too Short recorded for Daz Dillinger, Lil Jon, Scarface and B-Legit. In 2011, the rapper was featured on Wiz Khalifa's song "On My Level".
He collaborated in Snoop Dogg's 2011 album, Doggumentary in the song "Take U Home" and on the 50 Cent song "First Date". In 2012 Too Short along with E-40 released two collaboration albums on the same day titled History: Mob Music and History: Function Music. Both charted in the top 100 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Too Short has said the best verse he has recorded is a verse for a song on Dr. Dre's Detox called "Man's Best Friend". In 2013, it was announced he would collaborate with Lady Gaga on a song "Jewels n' Drugs" for her upcoming album Artpop. Featured on the song are T. I. and Twista. In 2015, Too Short was featured on actor Tavion Tate Guice known as Tavion Millioune's song "Oakland Brookfield Dance". In 2016, Too Short was featured on the song "Cochino" by Korean American rapper Dumbfoundead; the song is the seventh track off of Dumbfoundead's fifth studio album We Might Die. After 30 years of his career, Too Short stated that he plans to release his 20th and final album The Pimp Tape on November 9, 2018.
Too Short runs his own record label—Up All Nite Records. Artists on the label include The Pack, Dolla Will, Boo Ski, Li'l J & Boi Payton, FX. In addition to creating Up All Nite Records, Too Short has been a mentor at Youth UpR