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In a recent Big Hurt column about selling out with grace and dignity, I gently called out Snoop Dogg as an artist who'd entirely blown out his commercial gag reflex.

By DAVID THORPE  |  October 26, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Loko and loco

A little part of me died when the Man took Four Loko away. Yes, it was a much smaller part than the area of my brain that died while Four Loko was legal, but I still miss the stuff. Last month, reports surfaced that Colt 45 would be filling the void with
This month in hip-hop controversy
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 06, 2011
This week in The Big Hurt by David Thorpe

The Big Hurt: Britney, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Rebecca Black, and Miley Cyrus weigh the price of fame

BRITNEY SPEARS is being sued for $10 million by the company that helped her score a fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden. It's claiming that she owes it a 35 percent commission on the sales of her popular scents. This boosts my self-esteem a little — say
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2011
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The Big Hurt: The torments of Phil, plus Biebs's 'stache, Simpson's Snoop poop

A thrilling roller-coaster of PHIL COLLINS drama this week. First, a murmur washed over the media as Collins seemed to announce his retirement in an FHM interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 18, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Snoop goes 4G

Plus, Scott Walker's drift, Rick Ross's Tweet thuggery, Sting's Libya worries, Biebs's deep thoughts
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 04, 2011
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Poop and circumstance

Knickers in a horrible twist in Educationland over the announcement of a three-tiered diploma system to be introduced in Rhode Island public schools.
Vo Dilun diplomacy; the Dunkin' Donuts state; networking; royal rapping
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2011


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The Big Hurt: Snoop PO'd

Last week, I reported extensively ( ahem , Pulitzer judges) on the bizarre mural of JUSTIN BIEBER found within the favela manse of a Brazilian druglord. However, as I dug deeper into the story this week, I discovered an incredible new twist: the lette
Plus Biebs trades up, Liam tracklists, willcanthear, Hucknall busy, anagrams and headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 17, 2010
Snoop Dogg releases brand new song for Prince William's bachelor party

Snoop Dogg releases brand new song for Prince William's bachelor party


If that isn't the best headline since "Headless Body in Topless Bar," we're not sure what is. Seriously, Snoop likes to get his pimp paws...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  November 30, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Hack Is Wack (is wack)

If you thought Sex Pistols Perfume was the unlikeliest endorsement I'd lay on you this month, think again.
Snoop Dogg takes a bite out of cybercrime
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 24, 2010
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Billboard's Rap Songs chart

In the immortal words of O.D.B., "Rappenin' is what's happenin'."
The Big Hurt: Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 02, 2010

Snoop to Sookie: "Let's Do It Doggy Style"


Dude! True Blood is back and everyone is sufficiently psyched out of their minds about it. And we mean everyone. The HBO phenom that effectively...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  June 18, 2010


Snoop Dogg at the HoB

Snoop Dogg at the HoB


Even when Snoop Dogg was releasing mediocre albums, his smoke-filled cross-country extravaganzas were still some of the finest spectacles in hip-hop. Maybe it’s the work of so...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010
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Gorillaz | Plastic Beach

Although this is their first album without an indie-chic producer, the fake band with fake cartoon characters known as Gorillaz stay the course as a very real post-Blur conduit for Damon Albarn's quasi-apocalyptic, '80s-daydreaming, neon-pop habit.
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By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 19, 2010

Snoop Dogg at Bates College


As if that weren't odd enough, Snoop Dogg's also in Maine tonight. The '90s rap icon and fairly recent soap opera star has a newish...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010

Crossword: ''That bowls''

Football overload!
Football overload!
By MATT JONES  |  January 22, 2010
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The Big Hurt: 10-year glitch

It boggles the mind that as recently as a decade ago, if you wanted to hear "Knockin' da Boots" by H-Town (and you did, believe me), you'd have to perform a primitive prayer ritual: you'd call some creepy guy with a really deep voice and beg him to play
The Big Hurt: A major decade for music — minus the music
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 18, 2009


CLICK TRACKS: Snoop in the front seat, Gaga in the Wang, plus a pungent whiff of MTV's "Jersey Shore"

CLICK TRACKS: Snoop in the front seat, Gaga in the Wang, plus a pungent whiff of MTV's "Jersey Shore"


We may be stretching it a bit here to call this item "music" news, but this is just too damn good to pass up. Tonight,...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 03, 2009
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Brand new funk

Evan Hanson and Brendon Bjorness-Murano, better known as lyricist 90Sevan and beatminer/composer Low B, teamed up just seven months ago to form Broken Ground.
Broken Ground launch their Sneak Attack
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 27, 2009
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Photos: Snoop Dogg with Method Man and Redman

Photos from the Providence stop of Snoop Dogg's Wonderland High School Tour
Snoop Dogg with Method Man and Redman, live at Lupo's, Providence, October 31, 2009
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  November 06, 2009
Recap: Snoop Dogg, Devin the Dude, and Redman and Method Man at the House of Blues

Recap: Snoop Dogg, Devin the Dude, and Redman and Method Man at the House of Blues


Before leaving my apartment last evening - following a weekend of Halloween hysteria and anticipating what’s sure to be a debauchery-packed Election Day - I...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 02, 2009
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Interview: Warren G

Humble and nonchalant as ever, Warren G is cooler than Miles Davis smoking an Alaskan cucumber.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009


Snoop Doog, Method Man and Redman with Devin the Dude

Snoop Doog, Method Man and Redman with Devin the Dude


Been liking how Snoop Dogg has integrated '70s blaxploitation grooves into his R&G (rhythm and gangsta) sound? Now one of hip-hop's elder statesman, it seems...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2009
“Blazed and Confused”: Snoop Dogg + Slightly Stoopid at the Comcast Center

“Blazed and Confused”: Snoop Dogg + Slightly Stoopid at the Comcast Center


Hear ye, hear ye, come one, come all. It’s the first annual “Blazed and Confused” tour, and all Snoop’s doggs are invited. (As are Stephen...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 05, 2009
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Smack downer

I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 24, 2009
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A long time comin'

Says Slaine, "When I get high I want to get higher, and when I get low I just want to get lower. I can't seem to find that place in the middle."
La Coka Nostra's been prepping this debut for a minute
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 17, 2009
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Review: Brüno

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Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno restores bad taste to its rightful place
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 10, 2009


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Photos: Sunday at Bonnaroo 2009

Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009
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Battle of the banned

It's one thing to be a musician and get thrown out of Disneyland (Velvet Underground) or banned from a national landmark (Ozzy Osbourne at the Alamo), but you've hit rock paydirt when you become the target of an entire nation.
Authorities kick out the jams
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 02, 2009
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Word to the mother

As a prepubescent thug, I often complained about the audio rotation on my father's car stereo, which primarily consisted of a steady mix of Moody Blues and books on tape.
Hip-hop moms serve waaay more than dinner
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 28, 2009
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The bulletproof cred of M.O.P.

In their decade and a half as thug-rap ambassadors, Brooklyn's Mash Out Posse have made some moves that lesser outfits might have caught shit for.
Hardcore heroes
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 26, 2009