Snoop Dogg Is Changing His Name To SNŰŰP To Make House Music



In a bold move that has shocked few and not really surprised most, Calvin Broadus AKA Snoop Dogg has changed lanes once again and is trying his hand at making House under the alias SNŰŰP. Stylistically, House is obviously very different from Hip Hop and Reggae, the latter of which he made under the moniker Snoop Lion. No shit, you say? Yeah we agree, which begs a follow up question - will it work?

Will the man who has a musical career spanning several decades make the leap to EDM while retaining what can only be called ‘the Snoop factor’ - the personality and natural rhythm that brought him to the world stage in the first place?

We don’t know but we’re looking forward to finding out. Here’s a sneak preview of what it might possibly sound like.

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8 Other Reasons Why Taylor Swift Has Beef With Apple


Taylor Swift used her powerful voice this week to bring a corporate giant to the bargaining table, and set a standard that can be nothing but a force for good in the music industry. The youngest woman ever on Forbes’ 100 most powerful people list, and a damn good songwriter if we’re being honest. But our LA correspondent, Rei Barker, has his ears to the gold-paved streets - and there’s more than meets the eye to this little fandango.


She's a descendant of Isaac Newton. When that Apple fell on his head, the consequent theory of gravity was a huge leap for Sir Newton himself, as well as theoretical physics. But children can be oh so cruel. The memories of children taunting a young Taylor with ‘hey smart person,’ and ‘what’s up gravity girl’ in primary school haunt her to this day.


Swift, a Shania Twain fan from a young age, holds her idol in high regard. Unbeknownst to many, Steve Jobs and Ms Twain dated briefly. He callously broke up with her via iMessage, and whilst the turtlenecked-one is no longer with us, Taylor has a long memory.


She was a celebrity Beta tester for the iWatch, and a faulty device gave her a mild electrical shock. She keeps the watch to this day under her bed, and says mean things to it before she goes to sleep at night.



She ‘fucking hates turtlenecks and every fuckwit that wears them.’ She has flat refused to comment any further on this. JOURNALISTS! Do *NOT* bring up turtlenecks if Tay Tay is in the room.


While she has publicly stated that she bears no ill will towards Kanye West for ‘Kanye’ing her,’ he is well known for having a full back piece tattoo of Steve Jobs’ face. "It is kinda smiling, in a smug way, but it also has this wink. It’s literally the worst." 'Nuff said, T Swift.



Taylor is famously allergic to apples. I think this one is a little petty, but I am allergic to K, and I don’t go near K-mart, so more power to her!


Apple CEO Tim Cook (or ‘Tim Cooked’ as he’s known on Sunset Boulevard) was getting a selfie with Rob Schneider, Michelle Obama and one of the lesser-known Baldwins as Taylor was walking past at the Grammys. Not even a sideways glance or invitation. She fired her iPhone into the sun the very next day and bought two Samsung Galaxys out of spite.


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She’s going to hate me for spilling the beans on this one, but Taylor has never been able to get the ‘Pie Scene’ from American Pie out of her head. She refuses to even speak Jason Biggs’ name, she just calls him Pie Boy and refuses to watch the scenes he’s in in Orange is the New Black, and the natural progression of this thorn in her side extents to the company that bears the namesake of said pie’s contents.


8 Songs You Didn’t Know Were About Drugs


Music tells many stories and conveys many positive emotions – love, happiness, the joy of partying, but there’s a no less important darker side too. For better or worse – our LA correspondent has compiled this list of forgotten songs when journalists plumb the annals of drug-related music.

Nine Inch Nails

Arguably Reznor’s magnus opus, later given an unforgettable reworking by Johnny Cash is actually about this one time that Trent stubbed his big toe. It chronicles the agony of bandaging it up, and subsequent use of antibiotics and paracetamol to manage pain and infection – not to mention the self-doubt and existential crises that accompany it.

Cat Stevens
The First Cut is the Deepest

Cat Stevens, pre conversion to Islam, was a heavy intravenous drug user. Lauded for his skillful work hiding cryptic lyrics within the rigid framework of ABAB rhyming couplets, Stevens shares the relatable experience of romanticising one’s first use of a needle, and the endless chase to find that feeling again.

Teenage Dirtbag

An ode to the teenage experience so skillfully written that Wheatus themselves couldn’t even help me properly decode it. ‘We remember that it’s about only being able to get shit weed when you’re young, but the 90s are kind of a haze to be honest with you,’ said the group’s frontman, Brendan B. Brown. That just goes to show that the creative process can sometimes be so intense that the artists themselves sometimes can’t explain it, but perhaps some things are better left as mysteries.

Peter Dodds McCormick
Advance Australia Fair

Australia’s beloved national anthem, first composed in 1878, isn’t most people’s go-to when they need an example of drug music, but in a diary entry in 1895 McCormick wrote – ‘I dinnae the wee bairns down there, it was about a dream I had when I aff my heid on swoop, but whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye!’ I don’t quite know what this means or what swoop is, but I’ve been assured by Scottish people that it is indeed a drug reference.

Orinoco Flow/Sail Away

Enya’s finest work to date, or at least most well known.  What isn’t well known is that instead of being an homage to her beautiful homeland of Ireland, the woman of 1000 voices composed this masterpiece in memoriam of her long relationship with Ketamine. ‘Sail Away’ refers to being so deep in a K-Hole that you really aren’t sure if you’ll ever get out, while the verses are just gibberish she came up with that sounded cool at the time.

The Wiggles
Pretty much all their songs

The Wiggles are loved by children and parents alike, but it’s an industry secret that behind closed doors, The Wiggles were having issues coping with fame. Jeff had struggled with Heroin use since his days in The Cockroaches, as evidenced in Wake up Jeff. The classic singalong is actually a plea from his bandmates to stop showing up to practice high as a kite, then falling asleep as soon as no one was looking. Dorothy the Dinosaur was penned by Greg in reference to his alter ego when high on cocaine, and let’s just say it’s no coincidence that Big Red Car dropped around the same time that red Mitsubishis were tearing up clubs from Darwin to St Kilda.

Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes

Even The King of Rock n Roll had his vices. Blue Suede Shoes, which he implores the listener to not take from him, and asserts that they are more important than any of his other possessions, is actual a metaphor for the prescription painkillers he was addicted to at the time. They happened to be a blue colour, and the rest is history. Luckily he kicked the habit and everything turned out completely fine!

Michael Jackson

Jackson wrote the song from the first person perspective of a shitty batch of acid that him and his mates got a hold of. It was no secret at the time that MJ was a space cadet from day dot, and the simple, catchy chorus really nails the point.

Because I'm bad, I'm bad - come on
(Bad bad - really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad - you know it
(Bad bad - really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad - come on, you know
(Bad bad - really, really bad)