Uncle Junebug

Snoop & Daz’s “We’ll Miss You” Video Is The Perfect Tribute To Uncle June Bugg

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The two cousins release a touching video for everybody's late uncle, June Bugg.

Uncle Junebug

Snoop Dogg – “Miss Everything” Video + Uncle June Bug Passes Away

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Rapper's uncle, long a fixture in his stage shows and videos, passes away.

That's My Work Vol. 3

Snoop Dogg – “Cadillacs” (Prod. By Madlib) x ‘That’s My Work Vol. 3′ Mixtape

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Uncle Snoop delivers a new Madlib-produced single and Gangsta Grillz mixtape.

The iPod Shuffle

The iPod Shuffle – Tha Dogg Pound’s “Some Bomb Azz P**sy”

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A few weeks back I made a Spotify playlist that consisted of 268 DPGC songs.

Tha Dogg Pound

Tha Dogg Pound Ft. Snoop Dogg – “L.A. Here’s 2 U”

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The City Of Angels gets a dose of hometown love and appreciation shown by three originators when “L.

The Stoned Immaculate

Curren$y Feat. Daz Dillinger – “Fast Cars, Faster Women” Video

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Spitta invites us to a smoky banquet in an exclusive location to celebrate <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=287119">“Fast Cars, Faster Women”</a> in the video for the second release from The Stoned Immaculate.

The Stoned Immaculate

Curren$y Feat. Daz – “Fast Cars, Faster Women”

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As if today's tokers holiday would be complete without new material from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/currensy">Curren$y</a>.

Music

Mike WiLL Made It Feat. Daz Dillinger & Kurupt – “Who F*ccin’ Wit Me”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/mike-will-made-it">Mike WiLL Made It</a>, he of “Tupac Back” fame, will be a little late for Christmas with his Est.

Statik Selektah

Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah Feat. Daz – “Rap Money”

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Last night, when I heard <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">The Mayor of Gary, Indiana,</a> was thuggin' on UStream with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/statik-selektah">Statik Selektah</a> - about to start and finish an EP cordially titled Lord Givith, Lord Taketh Away - I had no choice but to geek out and become a fly on the wall for a few minutes.

Traci Nelson

Snoop Dogg – “Peer Pressure” x “The Way Life Used To Be” Videos

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/snoop-dogg-feat-marty-james-el-lay-video"> As it seems, Snoop is setting himself up to have a video for every song on Doggumentary. Not too uncommon for 2011 but when you consider that it's a 21-track LP, the conditions become a little more eye-opening. While <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/snoop-dogg">Tha Dogg</a> is far from a Nobel Peace Prize-winning pundit, he still knows how to influence the youth in the making the right choices.

SMOKE BREAK

Daz Dillinger’s Album Is Worth Its Weight In Dope

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Again, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/the-importance-of-h1gher-learning">presentation is key</a> and Daz's new album D.

Snoop Dogg

Daz Dillinger Feat. Snoop Dogg & The Hustle Boyz- “In Tha Cadillac”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/review-of-tha-dogg-pounds-keep-on-ridin"> Being that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/daz">Diggy Daz</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/snoop-dogg">Uncle Snoopy</a> are cousins and all, I'm curious as to how their Thanksgiving festivities will play out this Thursday.

Tha Dogg Pound

“Huh What” – Review Of Tha Dogg Pound’s Keep On Ridin

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/review-of-tha-dogg-pounds-keep-on-ridin"> If they haven’t reached the legendary status of some of their L.A. brethren, Kurupt and Daz have carved out quite solid Hip-Hop careers, both as solo artists and of course as members of the underrated Dogg Pound. Evidently hoping to bring back memories of the glory days, the duo is back with the album Keep on Ridin’. Diehards of 90's West Coast will appreciate the effort, but the album’s dated feel doesn’t speak well to the O.G.’s future as influencers of Los Angeles’ rap scene. Billed as a “compilation” album, Keep on Ridin’ has the feel of a mixtape upgraded to album status, and many of the tracks no doubt have been on diehards libraries for some time. The project features plenty of guest appearances including more than one showcase from the Top Dogg himself, Mr. S-N double O P. Snoop’s presence is a blessing and a curse—he instantly lifts the quality and credibility of the tracks he graces. But the inability of the rest of Daz and Kurrupt’s rotating posse of fringe DPG’ers to carry the torch makes you wish Snoop could have found more time to run with his old gang. Still the best tracks, such as the immaculate “Bang That” ooze with stoned out funk and dope n-dirty lyrics we expect from this crew. Unfortunately, Daz’s production fails to keep the party going all night. While the G-Funk formula still works when executed, failures lend themselves easily to a dreaded dated sound. The crooning of Uncle Reo on “Stay’d Out All Nite Long” brings to mind a failed lounge act. Worse is the trite “Leave a Message,” a true brain cell killer that relies on redundant W Ballz riffs that should have been retired two decades ago. Lyrically, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/a-tribute-to-coltrane">Daz and Kurupt</a> seem comfortable remaining in a hedonistic, sophomoric zone, with a little less gangsta and a little more booty rhyming than in their youthful days.

U N I

DJ Quik x Respect The West @ SXSW

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It's still a bit hard for me sit through these days at the ol' 9 to 5 after The Crew's takeover of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/sxsw-2010">SXSW</a> this past weekend.

The Lady Of Rage

“Puffin’ On Blunts & Drankin’ Tanqueray”

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It pains me as I'm sure it does every long-time Hip-Hop fan to see remnants of a crumbled dynasty.

That Was Then This Is Now

Tha Dogg Pound – “Westside Rydin'”

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I’ll be rooting for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/tha-dogg-pound">Tha Dogg Pound</a> as long as blood still pumps through my veins and their music pumps through my speakers.


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