Snoop Speaks about reconciling w/ Suge Knight & Becoming Snoop Lion

snoop-lionThis is a pretty good interview w/ Snoop Dogg done by the homie DJ Skee.. Here snoop talks about his transition from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion.. He talks about the life circumstances that led to him digging reggae. Snoop explains he’s long wanted to express himself in a variety of ways including wanting to sing..He also notes that he’s become more spiritually grounded..He now puts family first and music second.. It took a while for him to evolve to that mindset..

In this interview speaks about the new album he’s working on and the folks he has involved..He explains why he made the assertion about being Bob Marley incarnate..

Many were curious as to how and why Snoop was willing to reconcile with former Death Row CEO Suge Knight.. He says that Suge gave him a voice early on in his career and no matter what their differences , that fact can’t be changed or overlooked. He said it was important to be the bigger man and spark peace.. A lot of ground gets covered in this interview. The only question missing was why Snoop who is a die-hard Steelers fam was in the Ice Cube 30 /30 documentary on the Raiders sporting a silver and black jersey..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y1jytNetV8

Suge Knight Accused of Robbing Yukmouth-Yuk Says He’ll Get Last laugh

Suge Knight is a wanted man once again. The former Death Row Records head honcho allegedly beat and robbed rapper Yukmouth last night … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Sources say it all went down at around 10 PM at a Ralph’s supermarket in the San Fernando Valley.

According to a law enforcement source, Suge and roughly 10 members of his posse allegedly beat up Yukmouth and then took $92,000 worth of jewelry from him.

Sources say Suge and his entourage are suspects and cops want to question them.

We’re also told there’s a previous misdemeanor warrant out for Suge’s arrest — which makes it unlikely he’ll visit the police department.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/23/suge-knight-death-row-police-investigation-yukmouth-beating-robbery-grocery-store/#ixzz0j60BraxG

After all this went down Yukmouth sent out a tweet that read as follows

im all good..thankz 4 all my TWI99AZ & TWITCHEZ 4 yall concern..and all u HATEN AZZ NI99AZ..iTS NOTHIN 2 A BO$$..i’ll have the last laugh!!!

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Dr Dre Wants His Damn Money-Sues Death Row for Unpaid Royalties

All I can say is the music business is the messiest biz you can get into… It operates on the premise of not paying people what’s due  while simultaneously taxing and collecting money on behalf of everyone..For example, all those law suits that the RIAA was doing for people who were illegally downloading.. How much of those millions were given to artists? Which artists and how much?  This is sad but not surprising that even the most successful figures in this industry are still owed money because of the way money is kept, not kept and spread around for superfluous expenses.. I suggest anyone trying to get into this biz head on over to www.rapcoalition.org and read everything Wendy Day has posted.. If anyone tells you NOT to learn about this industry or they insist on doing it for you while suggesting you go away and focus on making art and not business, I say run away in the other direction..

-Davey D-

Dr Dre Sues Death Row Over Unpaid Royalties

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100212/ap_on_en_mu/us_people_dr_dre_7

LOS ANGELESDr. Dre sued the new iteration of Death Row Records on Thursday claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his iconic album “The Chronic” without his permission.

Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, filed the suit in federal court in Los Angeles against WIDEawake Death Row Records and its parent companies.

Young has not been paid royalties on the original “The Chronic” album since he split with Death Row in 1996, the lawsuit states. The label, a one-time powerhouse of rap music artists, eventually fell into bankruptcy but was bought by WIDEawake and re-formed.

Young’s lawsuit claims his attorneys notified the new owners that he was owed royalties, but they have never paid him. He also claims the label issued “The Chronic Re-Lit” and a greatest hits collection without his permission or the proper rights.

WIDEawake Death Row Records has also sold digital copies of “The Chronic” without having the proper rights, the lawsuit states. Young’s original contract with Death Row didn’t include digital distribution rights, according to the suit.

“When it came to paying artist royalties and honoring limits on Dr. Dre recordings that could be released, the “new” Death Row Records, to quote our client, ‘forgot about Dre,'” Young’s attorney Howard King said in a statement. “This lawsuit will make sure they remember.”

An after-hours phone message left for Wide Awake was not immediately returned.

Young’s lawsuit seeks unspecified damages of more than $75,000 for several claims, including breach of contract, false advertising, trademark infringement and misappropriation of publicity.

“The Chronic” was first released in 1992. Since then, Young has remained a top rap producer working with best-selling artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent.

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