News: Snoop Dogg To Break W/ Jimmy Iovine, "I Will Not Be Releasing Any More Projects Under Interscope/Geffen"
Monday, Feb 9, 2009 1:00PM
Multi-platinum selling rapper Snoop Dogg has announced plans to end his ties with Jimmy Iovine's Interscope/Geffen Records but has yet to say where he will be recording in the future.
The "Dogg Father" did not go into detail behind the unexpected decision.
"We are pushing the envelope on getting everything finalized," Snoop said. "But I will not be releasing anymore projects under Interscope/Geffen." (All Hip Hop)
He has also announced details of his upcoming projects including a new album.
Snoop Dogg is eyeing a September release for his next album, Malice in Wonderland. Dr. Dre will have a hand in the project. "We're in the process of trying to help him with the Detox record and working on mine at the same time." The sound? "So far, so hood." Snoop added that fans should "keep your eyes and ears open for Snoop Dogg. I'm coming to a hood near you." Snoop's new MTV show, "Dogg After Dark," premieres Feb. 17. (Billboard)
Snoop was first signed by Death Row Records in the '90s.
After many delays, Doggystyle was finally released on Death Row in November of 1993, and it became the first debut album to enter the charts at number one. Despite reviews that claimed the album was a carbon copy of The Chronic, the Top Ten singles "What's My Name?" and "Gin & Juice" kept Doggystyle at the top of the charts during early 1994. (Billboard)Snoop has also made a home at various other record labels, including Death Row Records and No Limit Records.
Late in 2002, Snoop released his first album for Capitol, Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. He then switched to Geffen for 2004's R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. The hit album was followed a year later by Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album, a collection of tracks from the Welcome to the Chuuch mixtape series. (All Music)His last Interscope/Geffen release was last year's Ego Trippin'.
The hip-hop legend and multi-platinum artist returns with his ninth solo LP, Ego Trippin'. The album features production by Teddy Riley, Pharrell and many more. (Amazon)