Snoop Lion- formerly known as Snoop Dogg- will be dropping it like it’s hot this summer when he returns to the stage to play T in the Park in Edinburgh and EXIT in Serbia.
Gucci Mane’s announcement to his 1.1 million Twitter followers that he was changing his name to “Guwop”, caused such a stir among fans that within an hour the rapper had changed it back. But the change itself showed that in the ephemeral world of hip-hop, you’re no one if you haven’t had a rap-rebrand.
Chart star Chip joined a dream team of rappers - alive and dead - as they flew in from the US.
Mohamed Morsi on Planet of the Apes and a follow up story on the regrettable Romney face tattoo
'Dr Dee' to Doctor Who – Manchester will see you now
Over the last two decades, the demarcation lines between hip-hop and R&B have become blurred as the two genres have cross-pollinated through the use of samples, the proliferation of remixes and the ubiquity of guest appearances by vocalists and rappers on each other's records. Nate Dogg, the singer whose signature baritone gave dozens of "G-funk" and gangsta rap tracks a soulful dimension, played a pivotal role in that development.
Nate Dogg has died aged 41.
Snoop Dogg would be too scared to have sex with Lady Gaga as he thinks she is "weird as f**k".
Youngsters can do community service to earn tickets to see Tinie Tempah, who tells Charlotte Cripps why he likes the idea
Biodynamic wines and the release of a flavour thesaurus kick off our food issue
The director of 'Kidulthood' disappoints with a girls'n'guns caper that seems to be modelled on a Snoop Dogg video
Victoria Richards counts down the top 10 cheesy tributes to our mums – and, four decades on, catches up with the boy for whom Opportunity Knocked
If your New Year fitness resolution is on its last legs, all is not lost, says Jimmy Lee Shreeve
... but will he be allowed to enter Britain?
The American lifestyle guru Martha Stewart has joined the radical Islamic preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi and US rap star Snoop Dogg on the list of high-profile figures to be denied entry to the UK by the Home Office.
Samantha loses her magic touch