Rapper: Snoop Dogg has Finally Been Granted a Visa To Enter Australia

Snoop Dogg has found himself an unlikely wizard of Oz: Russell Crowe.

The rapper has finally been granted a visa to enter Australia, allowing him to embark on a long-pending tour Down Under, after a full character assessment by the immigration department that included, among other things, a letter supporting Snoop’s application by the Oscar-winning actor. Read the rest of this entry »

Rapper Snoop Dogg under fire for ‘culturally insensitive’ Bollywood video

Rapper Snoop Dogg has come under fire for being ‘culturally insensitive’ by dressing up as a Sikh in his new music video.

The Los Angeles-based Snoop – real name Calvin Broadus – teamed up with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for the video for his song Singh is Kinng, taken from the upcoming film of the same name.

And, according to The Times, some people haven’t taken too kindly to the hip-hop veteran wearing the traditional Sikh outfit off a sherwani and a turban.

Indian actor Akshay Kumar (l) and Snoop Dogg in the video for Singh is Kinng. Snoop’s Bollywood incarnation was Kumar’s idea

However, it was Kumar’s idea to dress the rapper up as a Sikh so he looked the part in the video, which cost £240,000 to make.

Singh is Kinng’s producer Vipul Shah said: ‘It’s true the contract said everything in the shoot, including the clothes were to be done by Snoop Dogg’s crew.

‘But Akshay decided to shop for his own clothes. And he persuaded Snoop Dogg to accompany him.

‘They bought themselves a sherwani and a turban each. Plus a whole lot of accessories that you’ll see them sporting in the song.

‘Akshay persuaded Snoop to dress up like a Sardarji (male Sikh) for the song. The rapper sportingly agreed although he’s known to never go beyond his contract.’


Currying favour: Snoop poses during the video for Singh is Kinng


Cultural exchange: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar sees things Snoop’s way

Snoop Dogg Confirms Dr Dre’s Detox Is Done

Tha Dogg reveals Dr Dre’s long awaited album is finished…

Snoop Dogg has revealed details of Dr Dre’s infamous Detox album- which he says is finally finished.

In an interview the rapper said: “That record is real it’s coming. You know me, I was starting to doubt it myself and then I went up in there and he played so much music for me it knocked my head off.”

Snoop said he had been in the studio with his long-time mentor putting guest vocal on Dre’s third proper album- after 1992’s The Chronic and 2000’s The Chronic 2001.

Praising the new tracks tha Dogg continued: “I see what he got them waiting for, it’s on and poppin… He got records, he got heat.”

Dr Dre is also likely to rope protégés Eminem and 50 Cent into contributing vocals for what he has said will be his last album.

Snoop has also revealed that Dre will produce his own next LP.