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Fantasia’s ‘Side Effects of You’ Enters at No. 2


Fantasia emerges triumphant on the charts this week. The R&B songstress’ fourth album, Side Effects of You, debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

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Snoop Lion and Cori B. Perform ‘No Guns Allowed’ on ‘Letterman’

Cori B. and Snoop Lion

Snoop Lion brought his peaceful message to late night. The rapper-turned-reggae star capped off his album release week by performing his anti-violence anthem “No Guns Allowed” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday. Accompanied by his daughter Cori B. and a small choir, he filled the room with positive vibes and smoke.

According to HITS Daily Double, Snoop’s album Reincarnated is expected to sell 17-19,000 copies in its first week.

Watch his powerful performance below.

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New Music: Snoop Lion f/ Rita Ora – ‘Torn Apart’

Snoop Lion and Rita Ora

Drake and Miley Cyrus have both helped Snoop Dogg make the transformation to Snoop Lion, and now Rita Ora joins him on his journey to Reincarnated. Tha Doggfather gets his heart broken by the blonde bombshell on the reggae-flavored “Torn Apart.”

“Say goodbye to the one that got away,” sings Rita over the Major Lazer production.

The two shot a video for the song earlier this year on the beaches of Thailand.

Due April 23, Reincarnated also features appearances from Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Akon, and more.

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Azealia Banks Talks Music, Chocolate Divas, & Twitter Trolls with Snoop Dogg

Azealia Banks and Snoop Dogg

The smoke was thick and the laughter was loud when Snoop Dogg aka “Nemo Hoes” interviewed Azealia Banks on his GGN YouTube show. The hip-hop icon asked the Harlem rapper about getting her start, her debut Broke With Expensive Taste, and her alias Yung Rapunxel.

“It came from wearing long weaves,” explained Azealia. “If you could take your youth and stretch it forever, it’s like long youth.”

Maybe it was the weed, but Snoop didn’t seem to know his facts. “You have a deal?” he asked her before discovering that she is signed to Interscope.

He praised her for being a “Chocolate Diva” and shared a blunt with her.

“This is mad surreal right now,” said Azealia.

They bonded over their hate for Twitter trolls. “I’m not even talking to these n**as,” said Azealia, who is notorious for her Twitter beefs. “Like where do ya’ll ni**as even come from? And ya’ll ni**as are like grown ass men. Like get the f**k off the Internet.”

Watch their hilarious conversation below.

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New Music: Young Jeezy f/ Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, & E-40 – ‘R.I.P. (G-Mix)’

R.I.P. G-Mix

Young Jeezy gave his club anthem “R.I.P.” new life with the remix featuring Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and YG. Now he takes it to the West Coast with the G-Mix. The Snowman pays tribute to the late Nate Dogg and 2Pac on his new bars, while Cali’s own Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, and E-40 all make guest appearances.

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New Music: Snoop Lion f/ Miley Cyrus – ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’

Ashtrays and Heartbreaks

Put your lighters up. Snoop Lion teams with none other than Miley Cyrus on “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks.” The dancehall record, produced by Major Lazer and Ariel Rechtshaid, features additional vocals by Angela Hunte and percussion by The Police’s Stewart Copeland.

The odd couple reminisces on those they’ve lost. “So raise a glass to the memories and set ‘em free and fill up all those ashtrays,” sings the pop star, who channels Gwen Stefani on the hook.

The collaboration will appear on Snoop’s reggae album Reincarnated (due April 23), which also features Chris Brown, Rita Ora, Busta Rhymes, Akon, and Drake.

Blaze it up below.

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Video: Snoop Lion f/ Drake and Cori B – ‘No Guns Allowed’

Snoop Lion and Drake

Snoop Lion preaches non-violence in the powerful video for “No Guns Allowed” co-starring Drake and his daughter Cori B. In the wake of recent tragedies, the Jessy Terrero-directed clip features striking images of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Aurora theater massacre, and Trayvon Martin killing.

“It’s a powerful song and we hope to spread a positive message that hits home with people,” said Snoop. “We’ve seen too much bloodshed involving guns and we want to prevent the next incident from happening. That’s what’s it all about, trying to bring awareness and push love and peace.”

The record will appear on Snoop’s upcoming album Reincarnated. Due April 23, the reggae-influenced project was executive produced by Diplo and the Major Lazer production team and features Chris Brown, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Akon, Rita Ora, and more.

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