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Snoop Dogg Loves Banda So Much That He’s Collaborating With Banda MS On A New Song And We Can’t Cope

The world is obsessed with Latinx culture, and recent music hits won’t let us lie. If you thought reggaeton was the only Latinx genre reaching mainstream audiences, think again. Because the regional Mexican genre of ‘Banda’ is growing pretty fast too. The latest superstar to collaborate with a Banda group is going to be none other than the Long Beach rapper himself; Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Doggy Dog is a big fan of banda and has never been afraid to show it on his IG.

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90s rap icon Snoop Dogg has been seen on Instagram casually vibing to Banda music before. He’s shared videos of himself on his social media, listening to music of the likes of Calibre 50, Jenni Rivera and Banda MS. So it should really come as no surprise that his affinity for the genre has brought him to finally seek out a collaboration.

This isn’t the first Snoop X Banda Collab that’s been in the works. But it will be the first one to be released.

Snoop enjoyed listening to Jenni Rivera especially. He was even planning a duet with ‘La Reina de la Banda’ which was unfortunately cancelled due to her sudden death after a tragic airplane accident in 2013. 

Snoop confirmed that he will be working on a duet with Banda MS during an interview.

On an interview with a correspondent for Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca”, ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ singer confirmed that he will be working on a Duet with Banda MS soon. “Me and Banda MS have talked, we’re gonna go in the studio to make some music. It’s gonna happen soon,” he said to Dave Valadez. The journalist went on to ask if the rapper has any Spanish music on his iPod, “Jenni Rivera,” affirmed Snoop. 

Snoop Dogg’s love of banda goes back to his days as a high school student.

Turns out Snoop Dogg’s love of Banda isn’t something recent, nor trend induced. His affinity for the Mexican genre goes back to his high school days. As it turns out, few know that Snoop shared his high school experience with the queen of banda herself; Jenni Rivera —hence the shout out. At one point, they were both students at Long Beach Polythechnic High School, in California. 

One twitter user went as far as to affirm that the rapper and the Mexican singer were classmates, and even friends. 

“My sister told me that Snoop Dogg and Jenni Rivera went to the same high school and I, because I’m an asshole, didn’t believe her, so I went to investigate and they not only went to the same high school, but Snoop Dogg went to her funeral because they were ‘compas’…” said @thesmallestboy on a viral tweet from 2018.

His love for Mexican music might not come exclusively from his connection to Jenni Rivera, but from his upbringing in Long Beach, California, where he was in touch with Mexican-American communities. Anyway, if there’s one thing we know for sure, is that this collaboration won’t be an artificial and random publicity stunt. It will be a song made by a true fan of the genre, and honestly, we can’t wait for it to happen!

Banda MS is currently on tour, but we hope the collab will release soon.

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Banda MS teased the collab to their followers via their instagram page. The band posted a selfie of Alan Ramirez, the band’s vocalist, and Snoop Dogg and captioned it; “Los envidiosos dirán que es Photoshop”, a popular Mexican meme phrase that translates to “Haters will say it’s Photoshop”.  The band is currently on tour performing in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Dallas, Texas and Hermosillo.  This is probably just the first step in what could be a game-changing move for regional ‘Banda’ music, as many corrido and banda artists are quickly adopting the so-called “trap corrido” fusion style, and taking it to new and exciting places. 

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Snoop Dogg Said “WAP” Is Too Sexual And Offset Isn’t Having Any Of It, Says “We Should Uplift Our Women”

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Snoop Dogg Said “WAP” Is Too Sexual And Offset Isn’t Having Any Of It, Says “We Should Uplift Our Women”

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Ever since Cardi B’s and Megan Thee Stallion’s anthem “WAP” hit the airwaves (or streaming services), it’s been the target of a very vocal anti-WAP brigade.

From a very long list of Republican lawmakers and evangelical leaders to Fox News hosts, many conservatives have made it very clear they’re shocked and angered by two women singing about their “wet ass pussies.”

However, few of us could have expected who else would add their name to the list of anti-WAPers, especially given his own history of sexually explicit lyrics. Thankfully, several major voices have come out in defense of the hit song and pointed out the very real and very wrong double standard that exists for female rappers.

Snoop Dogg seems to criticize “WAP” for being too sexual but quickly faces a backlash for his comments.

Snoop appeared on the talk show Central Ave to talk about what can easily be called this year’s anthem “WAP,” and well he didn’t have much praise for it. He basically said it was too sexual, “Let’s have some, you know, privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him.”

He added, “That’s your jewel of the Nile. That’s what you should hold onto. That should be a possession that no one gets to know about until they know about it… I just don’t want it that fashionable to where young girls feel like they can express themselves like that without even knowing that that is a jewel that they hold onto until the right person comes around.”

All of which is very rich coming from the rapper who once rapped “Bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks, Lick on these nuts and suck the dick.” One of just many many lines from a very successful career built around what many may call sexist, sexual, and misogynistic lyrics.

Cardi B’s husband quickly came out to defend the empowering anthem when asked for his comment.

When asked by TMZ for his reaction to Snoop’s comments, Offset said, “I love Snoop man, but she grown. I don’t get in female business,” he told the interviewer. “I hate when men do that. I don’t do that.”

And being aware of the gross double standard that exists for female rappers, Offset also opened up the discussion to the larger issue at hand. He suggested that male rappers can talk about many things without getting called out in the same way female rappers do. He told TMZ, “It’s a lot of women empowerment, don’t shoot it down. We’ve never had this many artists that’s female artists running this shit. They catching up to us, passing us, setting records.”

Rightfully so though, Offset also wanted it known that he wasn’t hating on Snoop. “I don’t want to seem like I’m dissing at Snoop,” he said. “At the same time, I say all men should stay outta women business.”

As for Snoop, well he’s responded with his own comments to the apparent backlash.

Seeming to acknowledge the growing controversy surrounding his original comments, Snoop posted to Instagram to clarify what he meant.

He wrote, “Stop wit the bullshit press. I love Cardi B and Meg music, period, point blank and they know that I’m in full support of the female MC movement so stop trying to make me a hater. That song 6x platinum. Talk about that.”

In the original Central Ave interview, he also attempted to clarify his response to “WAP.” He said that his objection may be connected to his age, saying “Now when I was young – 21, 22 – I may have been with the movement. I probably would’ve been on a remix.”

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Snoop Dogg Handed Out Thanksgiving Turkeys To People In Inglewood

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Snoop Dogg Handed Out Thanksgiving Turkeys To People In Inglewood

The holidays are always hard for some families. There is the expense of providing the holiday experience every year. However, this year, with mass layoffs and hardships, Thanksgiving is an extra hard burden on some. Snoop Dogg teamed up with the Chargers and Rams to provide free turkeys to Inglewood residents ahead of Turkey Day. Families lined up to pick up the food at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

Snoop Dogg being Snoop Dogg spent time helping those in need to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Covid-19 has made 2020 the year of hardships and loss. However, the LA Chargers and Rams with the help of Snoop Dogg volunteered to make the holiday a little better for people this year. The rapper and football players gave turkeys to Inglewood residents in need to bring the magic of the holiday to their dinner tables. The food giveaway took place in the SoFi Stadium parking lot. The stadium in Inglewood is the home of the LA Chargers and Rams.

“I love the personal side,” Snoop Dogg told ABC 7. “To be up close and personal; for people to see me, touch me, take pictures with me, to be able to know I really care.”

Families not only got a turkey, but they also got all of the trimmings for a Thanksgiving feast.

Don Lee Farms, the L.A. Regional Food Bank, Pepsi, and Frito-Lay donated the turkeys and fixings for the giveaway. The kind act gave 2,500 Inglewood families a Thanksgiving meal as lockdown orders around the state forced some businesses to close back down. The lingering impact of the Covid outbreak has been devastating for American families exacerbated by the federal government’s failed response to the pandemic.

Snoop Dogg is no stranger to helping people during the holidays.

Snoop Dogg often helps those who need some help during the holidays. He has teamed up with Inglewood before to make sure that families are able to have the Thanksgiving they deserve. This time of year is all about giving and being thankful for what we have and how we can help others. Snoop Dogg is a master of putting to work his compassion for other people.

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