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Snoop Dogg Coming To Rock Band

Snoop and MTV tie-up for all kinds of different business, including an interactive stop in Harmonix's music game thing.

Hands up, who likes popcorn??
Snoop Dogg has partnered up with MTV for a multimedia deal that will cover all kinds of different products. Primarily, his next album, Malice in Wonderland, will be released through MTV. He'll also get his own new variety talk show, Dogg After Dark, which begins its run next week and will produce a whopping seven installments. Man, seven weeks? It's like he's going after Law & Order or WWE Raw or something in an attempt to have the longest-running show in the history of television. Anyway, on that show, he'll be backed up by his live band, the Snoopadelics.

The Rock Band tie-in is really only a blip in release. Here's the relevant portion:
In addition, songs from Snoop Dogg’s impressive catalogue of hits will be released on MTV’s hot-selling Rock Band® music video game platform.
Back catalog hits from Snoop could be a fun addition to the game, but probably only if you're rapping. Of course, the versions of his classics that he's done with his live backing band might provide slightly better fodder for the Rock Band experience. We'll have to wait and see what The Doggfather does next, I guess. I bet it rhymes with "smoking marijuana."
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Posted by Jeff
Hands up, who likes popcorn??
Snoop Dogg has partnered up with MTV for a multimedia deal that will cover all kinds of different products. Primarily, his next album, Malice in Wonderland, will be released through MTV. He'll also get his own new variety talk show, Dogg After Dark, which begins its run next week and will produce a whopping seven installments. Man, seven weeks? It's like he's going after Law & Order or WWE Raw or something in an attempt to have the longest-running show in the history of television. Anyway, on that show, he'll be backed up by his live band, the Snoopadelics.

The Rock Band tie-in is really only a blip in release. Here's the relevant portion:
In addition, songs from Snoop Dogg’s impressive catalogue of hits will be released on MTV’s hot-selling Rock Band® music video game platform.
Back catalog hits from Snoop could be a fun addition to the game, but probably only if you're rapping. Of course, the versions of his classics that he's done with his live backing band might provide slightly better fodder for the Rock Band experience. We'll have to wait and see what The Doggfather does next, I guess. I bet it rhymes with "smoking marijuana."
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Posted by JJOR64

lol?

Posted by Jayge_

Rock Band

Posted by Hexpane

Sucks, Snoop has 2 good songs in 20 years, both produced (i.e. music created by) Dr. Dre.  W/o Dre Snoop is just a younger flava flav

Posted by crunchUK
Jayge said:
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Rock Band

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...is now renamed as omniband
Posted by TheHBK

Sweet Rapping would be cool, but I dont know how well it would fit into the Rock Band feel, they need to include a Snoop Character in there, and more hip hop artists.  The afro guy in the game sure dont look gangsta.  I think hits like the Next Episode, Aint no Fun and Bitch Please 1 and 2 would be great, but those include other artists.  Man Aint no fun is just the best song to sing to a girl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yd53hpo8O4

Posted by Maxszy

Snoop! Oh this has got to be good!

Posted by kboy

With so much drama in the DLC, kinda hard to believe it's Snoop D-o-double g.

Then again...maybe not. Flo Rida and T-Pain are in GHWT.

Posted by Joru

I don't enjoy rap at all (which I guess is a nice way of saying I hate it) but I'm all for all music styles to be included in these games. I love rock band and I pretty much only play the classic rock and metal songs in it, but there's no problem with there being some country or rap in the catalogue. It just widens the audience.

Posted by RichardLOlson
Wow another craptastic idea from snoop dog.  It doesn't surprise me that he wants to put his name on a product of mtv.  He is runnin out of ideas and its sad.  I thought he already had a talk show of some sort that was on mtv late nights about 2-3 yrs ago and it was called "snoopvision" or some shit like that.
Posted by GobiasIndustries

Well that sounds like not very much fun!

Posted by daniel_beck_90
JJOR64 said:
"lol?"
  yeah lol indeed !!
Posted by Jayge_
RichardLOlson said:
"Wow another craptastic idea from snoop dog.  It doesn't surprise me that he wants to put his name on a product of mtv.  He is runnin out of ideas and its sad.  I thought he already had a talk show of some sort that was on mtv late nights about 2-3 yrs ago and it was called "snoopvision" or some shit like that.
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He isn't really running out of anything. He just wants *more*. Specifically, more money.
Posted by RHCPfan24

Um...I guess this is sort of cool because it is rap and all, but that doesn't mean I am going to buy it. In fact, I won't.

Posted by albedos_shadow

Um... okay.

Posted by Phished0ne

I am very supprised about all the hate people giving to this idea. Did you really think there wasnt going to eventually be rap songs in Rock Band? there already were: MC Frontalot, and while His Frontatude is very hard to keep up with lyrically it is still a fun song to sing. I think Snoop and other rap songs are good, it expands the massive catalogue,  but i do think that it will be light on "other band members"(just a basist and a drummer in most cases). But i do think there is room for Rap that uses a full band, Jay-Z has used guitar in many songs, as have Wu-Tang, and lets not forget The Roots. Though Honestly, as a fan of rap(obviously) i think it is time for a more "rap centered" rhythm game(in the vein of that horrid ps2 game, what was it called? "Get On Da Mic"?), although the main fault in the idea is that it is near impossible to make sure someone is saying the right words.

Posted by LiveOrDie1212

a hip-hop rapper in a Rock Band game.....interesting.

Posted by Hamst3r

"Rock Band...is now renamed as omniband"

more like, What Band?

What Band?: World Tour!

Posted by Endogene

Should make a very interesting bass line... green green green green wait a sec... green green green etc

Posted by Jayge_
Phished0ne said:
"I am very supprised about all the hate people giving to this idea. Did you really think there wasnt going to eventually be rap songs in Rock Band? there already were: MC Frontalot, and while His Frontatude is very hard to keep up with lyrically it is still a fun song to sing. I think Snoop and other rap songs are good, it expands the massive catalogue,  but i do think that it will be light on "other band members"(just a basist and a drummer in most cases). But i do think there is room for Rap that uses a full band, Jay-Z has used guitar in many songs, as have Wu-Tang, and lets not forget The Roots. Though Honestly, as a fan of rap(obviously) i think it is time for a more "rap centered" rhythm game(in the vein of that horrid ps2 game, what was it called? "Get On Da Mic"?), although the main fault in the idea is that it is near impossible to make sure someone is saying the right words."
DJ Hero can take all the rappers.
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Posted by MasterSplinter

awwwwwww shizzle. snoop d-o-double-g in the rock bizzle?!?

Posted by asdfghasdf

This isn't surprising. Who cares if it's called "Rock Band"? We've had so many genres, and you know, a lot of them have been enjoyable! I never expected to like the country songs, but I tried a couple of them out, and they were really fun to play. I'm all for new genres and 'odd' choices. It's not like you have to buy it, anyway.

Posted by XaiaX

Wow, that makes all of what, 2 Black artists?

3?

There's a serious melanin deficiency in this game.

Bring on the P Funk. Parliament would rock this game, hard.
Posted by Hexpane

Remember that Song Snoop had in Gran Turismo 4? Of course you don't, it was fucking terrible.  Gin and Juice is his only good song, and it sounds better when the Gourds covered it.

Posted by sperine

I want this now.

Posted by War77Machine

It's called "Rock Band" for a fucking reason. Plain and simple this sucks!

Posted by joey

Two words.

Cock Band.
Posted by ferrarimanf355

I'll bite but only if they have the bluegrass cover of  "Gin 'N Juice" from The Gourds.

  
Posted by XaiaX
It's called "Rock Band" for a fucking reason. Plain and simple this sucks!
Yeah, I hate it when other people are given a choice of something to buy, or not buy, that I can also not buy, and thus never actually be forced to experience!

That's total bullshit!

Fucking freedom of choice nonsense. People should only be able to choose what I think they should be able to choose, or they're oppressing my freedom to choose for them.

It's anarchy!
Posted by matrix_hiei

I'd love the see some real hip-hop in Rock Band...Snoop Dogg, unfortunately, is not real hip-hop...

Posted by TripMasterMunky

This would be the only thing that would make me buy rock band.

Posted by mandeponium

Songs like Testify and Sabotage are already not fun. I don't want more rhythmic speaking.

Posted by PJ

Wow. I so can't care less about rythme games. They were fun for a while but they got boring as hell fast. It really pisses me of when ever i see news about Rock Band or Guitar Hero music coming to the games since its not really all that news worthy if you ask me and really fucking boring. Why doest the post have to be so long too? Just write "Snoop Dogg coming to Rock Band" and nothing else.
If there isnt a song list nothing else about the announcement is interresting at he least.
I just wish Rock Band and Guitar Hero will die right now instead of a couple of years from now. Its a dead genre, you cant do anything new whit it any more.

Posted by RawShark

I think matrix_hiei pretty much summed it up.

I'd love the see some real hip-hop in Rock Band...Snoop Dogg, unfortunately, is not real hip-hop...
This issue isn't about musical diversity, it's about another example of other industries colliding with the games industry to produce an explosion of cash, which is promptly gobbled up. Mind, this happened with the music game genre pretty much as soon as the music industry proper got a sniff of GH/RB, so whatever.
Posted by Hexpane
ferrarimanf355 said:
"I'll bite but only if they have the bluegrass cover of  "Gin 'N Juice" from The Gourds.

  
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I love it! Great home made vid
Posted by Hexpane
PJ said:
"Wow. I so can't care less about rythme games. They were fun for a while but they got boring as hell fast. It really pisses me of when ever i see news about Rock Band or Guitar Hero music coming to the games since its not really all that news worthy if you ask me and really fucking boring. Why doest the post have to be so long too? Just write "Snoop Dogg coming to Rock Band" and nothing else.
If there isnt a song list nothing else about the announcement is interresting at he least.
I just wish Rock Band and Guitar Hero will die right now instead of a couple of years from now. Its a dead genre, you cant do anything new whit it any more."
Holy shit, angry hater much?

Did rock band piss in your safeway brand fake cheerios this morning?
Posted by Linkyshinks

I love Snoop's music but even I am slightly baffled by this. Although I think the choice is a good thing for those who want to dabble in some hip hop.

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Edited by NinjaHunter

The only Snoop song I can think of that might work is "Who am I" just replace the piano with electric guitar.

Posted by Systech

What the hell...

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

I had a thought but then lost it and then had another thought but lost that one. Im confused, but I like/am scared of the possibilities.

Posted by Black_Rose

I guess whoever came up with this idea missed the "ROCK" part of Rock Band.

Posted by dsplayer1010

Well...ummm...,yeah...

Posted by MayorMcCheese

Snoop songs censored will suck

Posted by Shadow2K6
Black_Rose said:
"I guess whoever came up with this idea missed the "ROCK" part of Rock Band."
That died when they started putting country DLC in it and seriously....country?  Yeah Snoop Dogg is lol in RB but IMO its a lot better then Country.
Posted by natetodamax

Stupid idea considering the game is called ROCK band.

Posted by Coolarman

This can't be

Posted by XaiaX

This thread is now a drinking game.

Drink whenever someone posts the "original" notion that the game's name has "Rock" in the title, implying that therefore all songs ever used by the game should be "Rock".

I am gonna be so fucking wasted.
Posted by Hughes

It's unusual but hey, if you don't want it, don't but it.

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