Ventura Theater Presents
Darkside of the Hand, Shoddy Cons, 12 Grand
Sun, December 9, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmVentura Theater
$35.00 - $333.66
This event is all ages
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It’s this dichotomous picture that provides a fitting backdrop for Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus and his new label home high atop the cylindrical landmark. As the Creative Chairman of EMI’s newly reintroduced Priority Records, Snoop will oversee a hefty catalog chock full of gangsta rap anthems (NWA, Eazy E, Master P, Ice Cube) that launched from the streets and infiltrated even the highest suites. The view also bodes well for Snoop’s first order of business in his new post: his upcoming Malice N Wonderland. After all, it’s these two very different worlds that the Doggfather pulls inspiration from for his tenth solo outing. This intersection of “malice” and “wonder” combines for an exciting listen.
“When I started to put together this record I had a lot of malice in my heart—just focusing on making hardcore gangsta music.” explains Snoop. But what’s become quite obvious to his adoring global fan base is that while Snoop stays steeped in the hood realities of his native Eastside Long Beach, he’s continued to evolve. And after delving further into this opus, Snoop knew that he also wanted to make songs that embodied more than just his gangsta. “My mood lightened and I wanted to make some music that just felt good…to me and to the ladies.”
It’s the later mindset that has already provided Snoop with another monster single: “Gangsta Luv.” Here, Snoop breezes over the song’s electro-hop synths while inviting R&B sensation The Dream and producing partner Tricky to the party. “I love combining my sound with the hottest artists,” says Snoop of The Dream (who also checks in for the Malice’s insistent “Luv Drunk”). “And I don’t have to sacrifice what I do. Even though it’s for the ladies, I know exactly how to keep it straight G, ya dig?”
Yet, Snoop easily keeps a foot deep in the hood. Producer Scoop DeVille’s clever reworking of Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s classic “It Takes Two” on “I Wanna Rock” sees Snoop’s smooth delivery supplying another “Jerkin” anthem. “I love to see the little homies bringing new energy to the game,”
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