Inspired by DJ Whoo Kid's Smoking Day 2, which featured Snoop narrating a collection of 50 Cent and Snoop rarities, the Long Beach rapper is launching his own mixtape series this summer.|
Snoop's first installment, Welcome 2 the Chuuch, Vol. 1, will unofficially roll out in the coming weeks with unreleased material from the rapper, Nate Dogg, Marvin Gaye, Warren G, Redman, Xzibit, Beanie Sigal, Daz, Bad Azz, Freeway, RBX and Soopafly, along with other Doggy Style Records artists. Fans can order the collection now at www.doggystylerecords.com.
Snoop Dogg, who has certainly clashed with authorities a few times over the years, settled the score on Wednesday at Long Beach City College Veteran Stadium, where his All-Stars beat the Inland Empire Police Department Enforcers 33 to 21. After catching a slant in the center of the end zone, Snoop got down on his knees, put his hands behind his head as his teammates "frisked" him and then motioned as though he were being handcuffed. "I got in the position where the police should have arrested me, 'cause I was doing too much," Snoop joked at halftime.
I went to the Elbo room last thursday (3/6/3) for the Emelie Autumn Show and was lucky enough to catch Duenow beforehand. This was a guy with an acoustic, harmonica,a tv/vcr running home video including him and has wife skinny-dipping, and a laptop computer to round-off the band. It was definitely a fun break from the norm and worth catching again. After a very brief meeting with Zach Duenow after the one-man show, I could tell he was a pretty genuine fellow (and sorry Lucy, he gave me the demo because we dug the music - he didn't seem to be affected by your eye-batting). I checked out his bio on duenowmusic.com and wasn't surprised at all. I only wish i had the balls to let loose and do what he's decided to do.|
Emilie Autumn got on afterwards with her own one-WOman (as in "Woah, what a WOman") show. It was Emelie on Vocals and switching from Piano to Violin. It was probably not the best setting for such intimate music as you had a good amount of bar noise (maybe from some of the fans there for the headlining hard rock act??). Sometimes i'm just surprised by the lack of attention paid at certain shows.
Another highlight of the evening was the modeling of Emelie-made buttefly wings by the talented and lovely LeeAnn "fLee" Helmer. Catch her behind a Jazz mic coming to your town soon!