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2010-07-29 10:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout 2010, Priority Records is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with Creative Chairman Snoop Dogg at the helm. On July 13, Priority released four more titles in the label's 25th Anniversary "U.S.D.A." ("Uncut Snoop Dogg Approved") reissue series, as well as a new CD and digital compilation, Snoop Dogg Presents: My #1 Priority, showcasing the legendary gangsta rap label's most influential artists and recordings. Snoop Dogg Presents: My...

2010-06-14 10:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Priority Records continues its 25th anniversary celebration with the July 13 release of a new CD and digital compilation showcasing the legendary gangsta rap label's most influential artists and recordings. Snoop Dogg, Priority's Creative Chairman, has selected tracks and written new liner notes for Snoop Dogg Presents: My #1 Priority, including 17 classic tracks from the vault and a new recording by Snoop of Low Profile's classic, "Pay Ya...

2010-01-11 09:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the December 8 release of Snoop Dogg's tenth studio album, Malice N Wonderland, Priority Records will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2010 with a year-long catalog campaign showcasing the legendary gangsta rap label's most influential artists and recordings. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100111/LA35053LOGO) Snoop Dogg, Priority's Creative Chairman, will oversee the release of several commemorative catalog titles,...

2008-09-23 15:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Year was 1988, the album was "Straight Outta Compton," the group was NWA and the outcome was history making. VH1's Emmy Award-winning franchise takes a look back at the album and the group that changed the face of hip hop 20 years after its release in the new VH1 Rock Doc, NWA: The World's Most Dangerous Group." The doc will premiere on VH1, October 3 at 11pm*. When NWA released their "Straight Outta Compton" album in late 1988 it changed the face...

2008-08-25 06:00:44

By Steve Jones Twenty years ago this month, N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton hit the music industry like a slug to the chest. The album by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella on Eazy-E's independent Ruthless Records had critics howling that it glorified gang violence, while others praised its unapologetic, hell-raising view of living in poverty. It also turned the spotlight on West Coast hip-hop and soon had major labels scrambling to sign every kid from South-Central Los...

2008-08-16 15:00:00

Rapper Ice Cube says his former band, N.W.A., "changed the rules" of the hip-hop and rap music scene in the United States 20 years ago. The rapper, whose real name is O'Shea Jackson, said when the band released its most famous album, "Straight Outta Compton," in 1988, it helped change how rap music was seen nationwide, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. "That music is still echoing, which nobody could have predicted. That's what I'm proudest of, the impact that we had. N.W.A changed...

2008-07-22 09:00:47

Legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre, Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine and Monster(R), the leader in audio/video accessories, announced that their new Beats(TM) by Dr. Dre(TM) high definition powered isolation(TM) headphones will be available on July 25th at Apple(R) retail and online stores (www.apple.com), Best Buy(R) stores and BestBuy.com(R), as well as the official website beatsbydre.com, for a price of $349.95. To provide consumers with a brand new level of...

2006-06-09 18:19:26

By Hillary Crosley NEW YORK (Billboard) - Veteran rapper Ice Cube has spent much of the past decade in Hollywood, masterminding the lucrative "Friday" comedy franchise, and starring in unlikely hit movies like "Are We There Yet?" He's currently juggling four film projects, including the recently announced "Welcome Back Kotter," and recently premiered his controversial FX documentary, "Black.White," in which black and white families are sent into the world disguised as members of the...


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