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It took less than two weeks for Charles Ramsey to become an Internet sensation after saving three women from 10 years of captivity in a neighboring home. With this being the talk of the town, it only made sense for Snoop Dogg and his guest Metta World Peace to discuss the Cleveland man’s heroics on the rapper’s GGN web series.
After getting a laugh from Ramsey’s hilarious emergency call, the duo got the bright idea to dial the number provided in the audio. One could only imagine how much the McDonald’s aficionado’s phone is ringing off the hook these days, so of course he didn’t answer. Luckily, a representative got in touch with Snoop and eventually put him on the phone with Ramsey.
The legendary MC was quick to say “I just want to commend you for great work. You’re a hero,” to which Ramsey replied, “What’s crack-a-lackin’?”
That was pretty much how the interview went, as the Ohio native shared a few choice words for a man claiming to have helped him save the victims. And by choice words, we mean a slew of expletives and racial epithets. Prepare for ample laughs.
See the full footage below.
With Metta World Peace and the Bishop Don Magic Juan looking on, Snoop places a call to Cleveland hero and McDonald’s aficionado Charles Ramsey. As you would imagine, Mr. Ramsey is a busy guy these days, but his handler clears a few minutes from his schedule so he can jump on the phone with Snoop. True story.
Previously: Snoop Lion Speaks on Tupac Conflict & Last Moments w/ B.I.G.
Rapper Owed the IRS For 2009 and 2011
Snoop Lion has one less thing to worry about.
It was reported months ago that the hip-hop veteran owed tax money for two separate years–2009 and 2011. He’s owed a few times over the course of his lengthy and profitable career, but Snoop has paid off a large portion of his debt.
According to TMZ, Snoop has paid 6,000 in tax lien. So he is no longer facing any serious repercussions for tax issues.
Snoop recently released his first reggae-inspired album, Reincarnated.
Not every rapper is living the struggle life when it comes to his or her (hello, Ms. Hill) taxes. In February, Snoop Lion got hit with a tax lien for over half a millions bucks, but he has already paid up Uncle Sam’s invoice.
Snoop Dogg could have bought (and munched on) 153,000 Big Macs … 289,000 Chalupas … or 500,000 bags of Cheetos … but instead he chose to pay off his tax bill, all 6,000 of it!!!
TMZ broke the story … the IRS slapped Snoop (now Lion) — real name Calvin Broadus — with a massive tax lien back in February, claiming he still owed back taxes for the years 2009 and 2011.
Not one to leave Uncle Sam hanging … Snoop recently paid his debt in full — 6,270.29 to be exact — and the lien was released late last month.
Now he can get back to doing what he does best.
See; pay up, no jail time. It’s as simple as that.
Snoop Lion’s new album, Reincarnated, is in stores now.
Whether he is called Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion, Calvin Broadus certainly knows how to stretch his character over plenty of merchandise. His latest venture, Snoopify App, came to fruition thanks to help from Upper Playground, 99centbrains, and Cashmere Agency. Taking advantage of the popularity of Instagram and the phenomenon of selfies, Snoopify allows user to decorate their photos with Snoop graphics. This free App is developed for Apple iPhones and Android-based smartphones. Head over to the Snoopify website to check out how the App functions and download the App right now.
French Montana ft. DJ Khaled, Mavado, Ace Hood, Snoop Dogg & Scarface – “F**k What Happens Tonight” [LISTEN]
French Montana, a man of many posse cuts, returns with another offering from Excuse My French called “F**k What Happens Tonight.” This track features a few frequent collaborators in DJ Khaled, Mavado, and Ace Hood, as well as Hip-Hop legends Snoop Dogg and Scarface.
“F**k what happens tonight. I got my gun on me,” chants Mavado over an emphatic chorus. This sentiment echoes throughout the song, as each rapper spits about going down in the blaze of glory if the situation calls for it.
Producer Beat Bully laced the cut with distinct horns from Major Harris’s “I Got Over Love,” which the track samples. If the trumpets sound familiar, it’s because they also fueled one of The Diplomats’ Just Blaze-produced staple songs, “I Really Mean It.”
“F**k What Happens Tonight” drops just weeks before the Bronx rapper’s major label debut Excuse My French. Fans have to wait until May 21 to get an official copy, but feel free to pre-order it on iTunes here. Listen to Montana’s latest drop below.
By Chelsey Wilkins
Rappers continue to dabble in more than just music. Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, has decided to diversify his portfolio by teaming up with Upper Playground, 99centbrains, and Cashmere Agency to release his very own photo application, Snoopify.
Rather than using the typical Instagram-like vintage filters that we’re accustomed to, the rapper’s app allows iOS and Android users the option of filtering images in doggy-style.
That’s right, users will have a plethora of snoop-themed filters with images of blunts, purple drink, and bucket hats to snoop out their images with. The cool thing about the app is that once you snoopify, you can share with your friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter alongside the hashtag #snoopifyapp.
This isn’t the first time Snoop Lion has put his name on a mobile application. For the release of his latest album, Reincarnated, he debuted The Snoop Lion Reincarnated App for iOS. With this application he provided super fans with a behind-the-scenes look of his latest album. You can download Snoop Lion’s Snoopify app on iTunes and Google Play.
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Snoop Lion has been turning heads ever since his dramatic transformation and renouncing his former gangster rap past. The West Coast veteran continues on the path he’s blazed since the name change, joining celebrated singer Tony Bennett on a new campaign aimed at eliminating gun violence.
Bennett, a versatile crooner with over 60 years in show business, launched the new “Voices Against Violence” campaign in partnership with his son/manager Danny Bennett and the Brady Campaign for the Prevention of Gun Violence.
Snoop Lion joined Bennett’s campaign yesterday (May 1), after tweeting a video of the pair meeting and sharing a bit of small talk about their musical journeys.
Bennett recalled working alongside Harry Belafonte during the Selma march in 1965 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Snoop responded to the tale, saying he too hopes to use his music as a platform for broader ideas. Bennett and Snoop chatted a bit more in the brief clip, but not without promoting the new “Voices Against Violence” campaign and how people can join the effort.
Last month, Snoop Lion released “No Guns Allowed” featuring Drake and his daughter, Cori B. The message of the track gels with this latest move, solidifying Snoop’s desire to be more than just a music artist.
To learn more about “Voices Against Violence, which aims to get citizens involved in voicing their opinion on guns to elected officials, click here.
By Alexis Tirado
Snoop Lion, who visited our “RapFix Live” studios last week, recently appeared on VH1′s “Big Morning Buzz Live” to discuss whether or not hip-hop is ready to accept a gay rapper. “In the near future it can happen, it’s just not right now,” he said to host Carrie Keagan, “I don’t have a problem with it. It’s the mentality of the rap generation.”
“The mentality of the rap generation is masculine,” he continued. “Macho…We were brainwashed not to accept certain things.”
With Jason Collins coming out on Monday (April 30) as the first gay NBA player (and explaining how hip-hop made him realize his sexuality), it’s definitely a topic on many minds this week, which is clearly a good thing. Snoop joins fellow hip-hop artists Jay-Z and Frank Ocean in openly supporting the LGBT community. “We can’t dictate our lives off what somebody else loves or doesn’t love. You have to live your life for who you are and you have to respect other peoples’ decisions and give them their space,” he also said on the VH1 show.
Get the full story from our friends over at MTV Act.
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”You Ain’t Got No Resume…”
Snoop Lion was asked for his take on some of the differences between gangsta rap in its 1990s heyday and the approach that rappers take today. The West Coast rapper-turned-reggae star said that he feels the contemporary artists lack authenticity.
“It’s not real,” Snoop said. “Where I come from, we got put on a set. I had to walk down the line and fight three or four of my homies for two, three or four minutes and then go do something and then go do something again and now, I’m in the hood. Nowadays, you can just say this is where you from. You ain’t got put on, you ain’t got no resume, you ain’t got no TRW. We ain’t got no backtrackin’ to even say who you are and what you were. Where I come from, you had to do things to create a name for yourself and visibly do things, even if it was negative. But you had to put in work. Nowadays, the only work you gotta put on is make a record. The record is your work.”
“When we got in the game, they did all kinds of research to see: Is he really from this gang? Is he really this? Did he really do this? And if there was one mark against you being fake or false, you was out of the game,” he added.