Music Articles Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Snoop Dogg performs at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Erika Goldring/Getty Images Snoop Dogg performs at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Erika Goldring/Getty Images When Vince Staples releases his sophomore album Big Fish Theory next month, he won't be the only lanky rapper from Long Beach, Calif. with new music in the marketplace. Big Uncle Snoop Dogg, whose solo debut Doggystyle dropped the same year Staples was born, released his 15th studio album this week. And like the title Neva Left not-so-subtly suggests, his ubiquitous industry presence over the last quarter century is unprecedented in hip-hop. Snoop Dogg, Neva Left (2017, Doggystyle Records) Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Snoop's ancillary hustle is nothing to bark at. The chronic … [Read more...] about My Mom Loves Snoop Dogg, And Other Testaments To A Quarter-Century Of Relevance
Now that American kids have greater access than ever to the Internet -- not just at home, but on mobile devices wherever they go -- parents are facing a new set of dilemmas: should you monitor where your kids go, what websites they visit and what they say and see on social media? Or should teens be allowed a realm of privacy away from the prying eyes of parents? According to the Pew Internet Project, more than three-quarters of American children ages 12 to 17 had cellphones as of 2012; almost half of those devices were smartphones with Internet, social media and email access. The age at which children get their first mobile device is getting younger, too; one survey found nearly 40 percent of fifth graders have their own cellphones. For parents who want to track their children's activities on their home computers and mobile devices, there are a number of free or inexpensive options available. Parental control features available through many operating systems and Internet service … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Should parents snoop on their kids online?
CHICAGO -- It's not unusual for children to sometimes snoop around to see what they're getting for Christmas, but some kids are taking it up a notch, using technology, CBS Chicago reports. "My 13-year-old kind of stumbled into this," said a Naperville mom named Amy. (Her full name is not being used to protect the guilty.) Amy said one of her daughters figured out that, by going through Amy's email, she could see what gifts had been ordered for her for Christmas. "My youngest one decided she was not going to do any online snooping, because we had our 'Elf On The Shelf,' George, sitting nearby, and she didn't want him to take a bad report back to Santa," Amy said. Of course, kids talk, and the word has spread to her older daughter's friends, and beyond. "It's a wake-up call for me as a parent, and hopefully I will be smarter in terms of what I'm doing down the road," Amy said. Liz Ripking of CyberSafety Consulting suggested parents should change their email and online passwords, keep … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Some kids taking Christmas snooping up a notch
It’s an age-old issue — parents snooping around to find out what their teenagers are secretly up to. Now technology has opened up whole new opportunities for both keeping secrets and snooping. So what are parents to do? CBS News contributor and psychologist Lisa Damour says that while parents might think they’re in the right keeping tabs on their teens’ digital lives, their kids might not respond well to this kind online snooping. “The impulse to snoop, like every other questionable parenting choice, almost always comes from a loving and protective place. Rather than giving into it too quickly, though, we might treat the urge to spy as a reminder to reflect on where we stand with our teenagers,” Damour wrote in a recent New York Times article. “Do we trust them, and do they trust us? If not, what steps could we take to arrive at a heartfelt yes?” Damour spoke with “CBS This Morning” Friday about the tricky tightrope … [Read more...] about Tech makes it easy for parents to snoop on their kids – but should they?
Martha Stewart, the head of the lifestyle empire, believes the time she spent in prison for charges related to insider trading helped give her "street cred" in the eyes of her television sidekick, rapper Snoop Dogg, she tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS' "Sunday Morning" to be broadcast Nov. 19. Stewart, who did five months in prison in 2004, says the conviction helped bridge the gap between her and the rap icon, who also has a past that includes jail time for drug dealing. "Yes, that helped," Stewart tells Smith. "Because people knew how crazy and unfair … all of that was. And in Snoop's world, it gave me the street cred I was lacking." Stewart and Snoop Dogg talk with Smith about their VH1 series, "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party," their unlikely pairing, and more. The interview is featured on "Sunday Morning"'s annual holiday-themed broadcast, "Eat, Drink & Be Merry." On the cooking-lifestyle show, Stewart's dishes tend to be exotic and expensive, while … [Read more...] about Martha Stewart: Prison time gave me “street cred” with partner Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg, co-host of VH1's "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party," calls these ribs his "Baked While You Baked Pork Ribs." Start with a dry rub that includes Snoop-approved spices like "OG Onion Powder, Garlic Powder Hash, Lawry's Seasoning Skunk Salt, Johnny's Sativa Salt, Paprika Haze and Black Pepper Kush." If you don't have those on hand, just go ahead and settle for the "generic" versions. Prep time: 5 mins. Ingredients: 2 racks Baby Back Ribs Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside. 2. Wash ribs and pull skin off bottom of the bones. In a medium bowl, stir to combine onion powder, garlic powder, salt, Lawry's seasoning and black pepper. 3. Seasons ribs on both sides with seasoning and place ribs on baking sheet, bones facing up and meat down. Cover with foil and cook 45 minutes. Remove foil, then flip the ribs and mop with BBQ sauce. Continue to cook, basting with sauce, until … [Read more...] about Recipe: Snoop Dogg’s Baby Back Ribs
Any time two celebrity chefs get together, it's fair to ask WHAT'S COOKING? Particularly when it's the two celebrities our Tracy Smith found sharing a kitchen: They might be the oddest couple in television: lifestyle queen Martha Stewart and rapper Snoop Dogg. Their VH1 TV show, "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party," is in its second season. It's part cooking show, part celebrity talk show, and part happy hour. But it does all seem to work. To watch an excerpt from the Season 2 premiere of "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party," click on the video player below: Back in May, Smith went backstage before they taped a New Orleans-themed show. At 76, Stewart is as persnickety as ever, checking every mini king cake and every freshly-shucked oyster. "I always like to come through the kitchen and make sure everybody's happy and doing a good job," she smiled. "It's interesting, because as fun as the show is, as much fun as you guys have, this is serious," said Smith. … [Read more...] about Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg: TV’s oddest couple
There's probably not a smoother rapper in the land than Snoop Dogg, nor has there likely ever been a better local display of his sly-talking antics than his first of Tuesday's two sold-out shows at the Cabooze. The venue was quite a step down for the Doggfather, but it was a genuine thrill seeing one of hip-hop's more successful performers doing his G-thang in such a small venue. While highlights included "Gin and Juice" and "187," this concert wasn't just an old-school affair. Decked out in sleek shades and a yellow/black hoodie, the charismatic antihero opened with his 2009 rouser "I Wanna Rock" and quickly rolled into "Kush," the lead single from the forthcoming Dr. Dre album "Detox." Weirdly, he never got around to his own new single, "Wet," but he didn't need it to set a libidinous tone for the show. Returning to the stage shirtless mid-show, Snoop delivered some of his sultriest and most overtly horn-dog tunes, including "Sexual Eruption" and "Beautiful." What really set off a … [Read more...] about The Crawl: Snoop Dogg still has the touch
It's 4:20 somewhere Snoop wants to sing at the Prince’s wedding. Snoop Dogg is not your usual royal wedding singer. However the American rapper says he's dedicating his new single, "Wet," to Prince William's bachelor party. The rapper is touting the track on his website and Twitter feed. On Tuesday he tweeted the official royal account, clarencehouse, saying he'd "Made tha anthem 4 Prince William's bachelor party n all bachelor parties round tha wrld." The star also sent tweets to a slew of celebrities — including Oprah Winfrey and Jamie Oliver — urging them to check out the song, and expressed a desire to perform for the prince. William is due to marry Kate Middleton at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29. William's office, St. James's Palace, declined to comment on the song, and said arrangements for any parties would be private. Yeah, that’ll happen. In most cases you’d ask “what is he smoking?” but with Snoop, you … [Read more...] about Snoop wants to work with Prince. Not that one. The other one.
Life imitates art, which was imitating life in the first place. From the Baltimore Sun: More than 30 people, including the actress known as "Snoop" from the Baltimore-based HBO series "The Wire," were arrested Thursday morning across the city and its surrounding counties in connection with a large-scale heroin and marijuana operation. Raids were carried out in the pre-dawn hours by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore police and a slew of other federal and state law enforcement agencies. Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, known for her drug-assassin character on "The Wire," was taken into custody at a downtown apartment on a state warrant, officials said. The article notes that’s she’s had a “troubled” past, which is one way of putting it. She was convicted of second-degree murder when she was 14. Recently she ordered to testify at a murder trial, refused, and was arrested. Her wiikipedia page notes that she got her nickname from a local drug … [Read more...] about Snoop from “The Wire” busted in drug sting