As we mark the 20th anniversary of Snoop Dogg‘s debut album Doggystyle, we couldn’t help but think of the stage name changes Snoop has gone through since living in that Doggy Dogg World. And he’s clearly not alone — other rappers have gone by various names during their careers.
Snoop Dogg‘s Doggystyle is regarded as one of the landmark albums in hip-hop history and, along with Dr. Dre‘s The Chronic, the LPs that exemplify the West Coast G-Funk sound. The album dropped on November 23, 1993, and today is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release.
We’d like to wish a very happy birthday to Miss Miley Cyrus, Queen of Twerking. It’s been a very tumultuous adolescence for the former Hannah Montana, a young woman that grew up in the unforgiving glare of the white hot spotlight. Due to the pressure, she’s made lots of headscratching decisions along the way, including doing a great number of things that we really wish she would’ve waited ’til she turned 21 to do.
J. Roddy Walston And The Business get “Heavy” on Big Morning Buzz Live, Jay Z drops millions for an art legend, and R. Kelly recalls the incident that eventually inspired the title of his forthcoming LP.
With Art Basel Miami less than two weeks away, we’re getting pumped for the SCOPE Art Show where VH1 + SCOPE are celebrating ART + MUSIC + BEACH for an entire week. The fair kicks off Decemeber 3 in Miami culminating in the Official VH1 + SCOPE Party on December 6 featuring Tegan and Sara, with additional music from DJ Cassidy and Brendan Fallis. A couple weeks ago we told you about the chance to win VIP tickets to Miami art week, but now VH1 + SCOPE are launching an exclusive social media giveaway…
Fresh off their set at VH1′s first You Oughta Know concert, JOHNNYSWIM takes their seductively acoustic sound to the beachside. Follow the duo as they search for inspiration while cruising around in a FIAT 500L.
You know what was better that your angsty teenage years? Everything. But just because that period of extreme insecurity, emotional volatility and irrational arguments with parents are behind us (mostly), doesn’t me we can’t look back and chuckle at the days gone past. Michelle Branch and Alanis Morissette undoubtedly got me through the days of catty girl-fights, brutal break-ups and inexplicable hostility… towards life. Vote now and decide whether Alanis’s “You Oughta Know” or Michelle’s “Are You Happy Now?” satisfies your rage spells with more fiery finesse. All hail the queens of sass.
VH1′s first ever You Oughta Know In Concert went down at the Roseland Ballroom on November 11, 2013, and aired on VH1 last night. It featured performances from a wide-range of You Oughta Know alumni which ran the gamut from brand new artists (Lorde, JOHNNYSWIM, HAIM) and veterans (The Lumineers, Matt Nathanson, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé) alike.