Tag Archives: Snoop Dogg

10 Weirdest Musical Collaborations Ever

27 Jan

Let me be clear— I really like unusual and creative ideas. Especially in music. Some of these work. Others don’t. But they’re all fun and show how awesome collaborations can be.

1) “Over and Over”— Nelly ft. Tim McGraw: Probably the best known song on my list, this song was unquestionably the most successful. This song hit number 3 in 2005.

2) “Dirt Road Anthem (Remix)”— Jason Aldean ft. Ludacris: Reversing it up from the first song on this list, we look at a country song with a rap verse sprinkled in. Atlanta rapper Ludacris made this remix of Jason Aldean’s number one country hit unforgettable.

3) “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”— Aretha Franklin ft. Keith Richards: Bet you didn’t know the Queen of Soul decided to take on one of the Rolling Stones’ classic tracks. She did, and Keith even helped her do it.

4) “Street Rock”— Kurtis Blow ft. Bob Dylan: Music legend Bob Dylan raps. Need I say more?

5) “The Gambler”— Kenny Rogers ft. Wyclef Jean: Take one of the classic songs of rock and roll, then add some Haitian hip-hop. Sounds pretty awesome, right?

6)”Gone Going”— Black Eyed Peas ft. Jack Johnson: Hip-hop’s bad boys (and Fergie) decide to lay down some beats with Hawaii’s soulful wonder boy.

7) “Party for Two” — Shania Twain ft. Mark McGrath: I don’t know, something about “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” singer Twain with the guy who sings “Every Morning” from Sugar Ray is weird. Am I crazy?

8) “California Gurls”— Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg: I’m sorry, I know this song was huge, but really Snoop? Can you say sellout? He might have actually traded in all of his street cred to make it. Then there’s the behind-the-scenes video, which is just awkward and weird.

9) “Can’t Stop Partying”— Weezer ft. Lil Wayne: Um, yeah, no words for this really. Except Wayne is sick on this verse.

10) “Revolver” — Madonna ft. Lil Wayne: Yeah, Lil Wayne on any pop song seems to make the potential for weird increase. Singing with the 1980s original pop princess is just weird (but again, I think it works). He also dropped some sick rhymes for JLo.

Farmer Ian Neale Discusses Vegetation With Snoop Dogg

14 Oct

Welsh farmer Ian Neale grows really big vegetables. He recently grew the world’s largest “swede” or rutabaga, which caught the eye of famous rapper Snoop Dogg. The rapper sent out an invitation to Neale via YouTube.

What followed in the aftermath has to be one of the most awkward interviews in the history of the BBC. First, the reporter goes “respect!” after showing Snoop’s invitation, then they actually talk to Neale. He goes on to say that Snoop’s music isn’t his “scene” so he turned the free tickets down, but ultimately did meet the man and smoked some fine “not tobacco.” He also said he had never smoked any “not tobacco” before.

Snoop’s just looking for gardening tips. Respect?

Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” at 8 am

20 Aug

Who hasn’t been in this position before? You’re riding a form of public transit, heading to a long day of work. You have your music playing and just want to sing… but can’t. Well, this guy embodies that dream.

Here’s why this clip rocks:

1. The guy is riding a bus in Jersey City at 8 a.m. and starts belting out “California Gurls” by Katy Perry (you might remember the many parodies of this song already out there?).

2. Katy Perry is totally hot right now. She actually just set a record with 5 number one hits off one album. Her album “Teenage Dream” has given the world “California Gurls,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” “Teenage Dream” and most recently “T.G.I.F. (Last Friday Night)” (I called that one). The only other artist with an album like that? Michael Jackson.

3. This guy has a Walkman. Mega retro points.

4. “California Gurls” is an epic song choice. Would only have been better if he sang Snoop Dogg‘s part.

Before you ask, yes, there is an autotuned version with added instruments.

Rent Liechtenstein for $70,000 a Night

15 Apr

If you have $70,000 to spend renting an entire country, then donate it to charity. Thanks to a partnership between Rent a Village by Xnet, a Liechtenstein-based event company, and Airbnb, you too can rent the entire country of Liechtenstein for one evening. To get the most bang for your buck, the company reccomends bringing at least 150 people and suggests customizing the country to fit your needs.

Among their suggestions: changing the names of streets and roadways, printing a temporary currency or carving a large brand into the snow in the mountain. You’ll be happy to know that the national marching band and performing troupe will welcome you with a customized show or you can schedule a wine tasting from the prince’s palace.

Fireworks and personalized ski outings are possible as well. Minimum of two nights per stay. Oh, and no cancellations. Snoop Dogg tried (and failed) to rent the whole country last year. That was before this partnership. The country is around 160 square kilometers and has around 35,000 people.

The Elderly Should Not Talk About Pop Culture

8 Mar

Alan Simpson

Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) is a co-chair on President Obama’s debt commission. Last fall, that committee issued a series of tough recommendations, some of which involved cutting Social Security and Medicare programs. Well, he’s been defending his recommendations. Today on Fox News he discussed the cuts. While urging the elderly to help make the future for their children and grandchildren, he somehow launched onto this rant…

“If they care at all about their children or grandchildren, and sometimes I doubt that — I think, you know, grandchildren now don’t write a thank-you for the Christmas presents, they’re walking on their pants with the cap on backwards listening to the enema man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg, and they don’t like them”

In a non-related note, John McCain may not be as tech savvy as you might think. During an appearance on “This Week” the Arizona Senator said that iPads and iPods are “built in the United States of America.” As most people know, they are actually built in China. His office later said that the senator recognized the devices were designed in the USA, but made elsewhere.