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Snoop Dogg headed to Rock Band

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2009 14:44 User comments (10)

Snoop Dogg headed to Rock Band The popular rapper Snoop Dogg has announced a deal with MTV that will bring the artist's music to Rock Band.
Although no songs were specifically mentioned, Harmonix and MTV did note that there would be a "selection" of hits from Snoop's back catalog.

The new deal marks the third time Snoop Dogg will appear in a video game following his appearance as a fighter in Def Jam Fight for NY and a cameo as himself in True Crime: Streets of LA.

Additionally, MTV will distribute Snoop's next album, "Malice in Wonderland" and will be host to his new variety show entitled "Dogg After Dark."

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10 user comments

111.2.2009 16:06

That is interesting they are having rap DLC for Rock Band. I guess it is only fair considering they released some country DLC. :P

211.2.2009 16:36

I don't know.....I feel like it should be a separate game - like "Rap Group." Not a big fan of Country music, but it is closer to Rock than Rap is IMO. I'm not hating. Just find it odd.

311.2.2009 16:44

Snoop Dogg keeps busy. This guy has built himself as a brand over the years, though he's far from as squeaky clean as Mickey Mouse (but no worse than other rock/pop/rap stars!)

So, how exactly do you work his music into Rock Band? Maybe a metal remix?

411.2.2009 16:50

Ahhh...more lyrical editing in Rock Band. ;)

511.2.2009 17:19

I find this completely fair. It is not that Harmonix wants to appeal to blacks or anything; it is all about diversity in my opinion. I for one am tired of the 'honoured' songs that get placed in Rock Band and Guitar Hero that are called 'classics' because generally I almost always dislike them.

I do not dislike rock, but GH/RB has become a speed thrill for me; if the song does not go 200+ BPM (a la DragonForce) then I am not playing. On GH3, the only songs I seriously play are the DragonForce songs. Every now and then I play songs because I legitimately like them; I hope they put more Freezepop and other electronic artists. I am way more a fan of electronic music (trance, hardcore, etc) into Rock Band, figuring out a way to make it seem sensible that a 'band' would play the song.

I am working on my own Rock Band clone and I plan on having a lot more variety of music (plus people can create their own) than just 'praised' rock songs.

611.2.2009 23:34

well hell there goes the title, rock band whats next.

Some good candidates:
Rap Band
Hood band
Fersisal my nizzle Band
Snoop Band
Ain't Rock band
What the hell where we smoking Band.

Your guess is as good as mine.

712.2.2009 9:33

Originally posted by DXR88:
well hell there goes the title, rock band whats next.

Some good candidates:
Rap Band
Hood band
Fersisal my nizzle Band
Snoop Band
Ain't Rock band
What the hell where we smoking Band.

Your guess is as good as mine.
he he...I personally like "Rap Rap Revolution!"

812.2.2009 11:23

Finally something that actually makes me want to buy rockband over GH.

It's likely going to get cencored to hell though =\

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Feb 2009 @ 11:24

912.2.2009 20:23

Where ever Snoop goes to he will make some chronic for the company and they will be happy about it :)
I wish Snoop and the label the best of luck.

1014.2.2009 10:40

Forget the guitar, they're gonna need turn-tables. I agree, it should NOT be called Rock Band.

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