Snoop Dogg to release “Malice N Wonderland”

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Snoop Dogg is readying the release of his tenth studio album, “Malice N Wonderland,” due out on December 8th, courtesy of EMI’s newly re-launched Priority Records, where he also serves as Creative Chairman. Fans can log on to Snoop’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/snoopdogg) to exclusively hear the album in its entirety. In preparation for the milestone album, Snoop will be performing his newest single, “I Wanna Rock,” on Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance tonight.

As a follow up to the first single, “Gangsta Luv,” featuring The Dream, Snoop chose “I Wanna Rock” – a clever re-working of the classic Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two” produced by Scoop Deville. The bouncy and infectious song is sure to lend itself to the latest “jerk movement” craze. Just released to mixshow last week, the song has gotten a tremendous amount of support and is generating a huge buzz. The accompanying video, directed by Eric Peyton, features guest appearances by Jamie Foxx and showcases incredible dance sequences from MTV’s 2009 America’s Best Dance Crew winners, Quest Crew, Power Rangers and the Snoopettes. The appearance on So You Think You Can Dance will mimic the video, with all starring dancers on stage with Snoop to create an energetic and unforgettable performance.

Snoop has also announced performances on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Wendy Williams Show, One Life to Live and The Colbert Report as well as appearances on Larry King, The View, The Martha Stewart Show and The Wanda Sykes Show. Additionally, Snoop is the ESPN Artist of the Month in December. Throughout the month of December, songs from Malice N Wonderland will be featured throughout ESPN’s programming.

The forthcoming album title provides interesting results as the intersection of “malice” and “wonder” combines for an exciting listen. “When I started to put together this record I had a lot of malice in my heart-just focusing on making hardcore gangsta music,” explains Snoop. “But then my mood lightened and I wanted to make some music that just felt good…to me and to the ladies.” Producers who collaborated on “Malice N Wonderland” include hitmakers Teddy Riley, Pharrell, Lil Jon, among others along with guest appearances by artists such as R Kelly, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan and Soulja Boy.

Snoop Dogg to release “Malice N Wonderland”

Snoop Dogg is set to release his tenth solo LP, “Malice N Wonderland,” on December 8th.

Snoop Dogg "Malice N Wonderland"Snoop Dogg is set to release his tenth solo LP, “Malice N Wonderland,” on December 8th through Priority/EMI Music. The official first single, “Gangsta Luv” featuring The Dream, is not only the premiere offering from the much anticipated forthcoming album but also the very first cut released by EMI Music’s newly re-launched Priority Records, where Snoop serves as Creative Chairman of the historic West Coast hip hop label. Previously signed to Priority nearly a decade ago, the release symbolizes a homecoming for the iconic hip hop star.

The entire 12 song opus encompasses its title, with half being the “Malice” through gritty, dark, gangsta lyrics and content while the other half is the “Wonderland,” showing Snoop’s fun-loving and lighthearted flows. Producers who collaborated on “Malice N Wonderland” include hitmakers Teddy Riley, Pharrell, Lil Jon, among others along with guest appearances by artists such as The Dream, R Kelly, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan and Soulja Boy.

The premiere single, produced by Tricky and The Dream, titled Gangsta Luv is a melodic catchy and feel-good record. The video, directed by Paul Hunter, is vibrant hued and entertaining with Snoop in the backseat of a Dream-chauffeured Cadillac driving through many different unexpected and hilarious scenarios.

“I had to introduce the album with part of the ‘Wonderland’ side – I wanted to have fun with this one – both in the studio and in the video,” says Snoop. “This is the first release for Priority Records and as the new Creative Chairman, as well as an artist on the label, it was only right to celebrate the re-launch with a feel-good anthem.”

Gangsta Luv will be available for purchase on iTunes on October 20th, the same day that the comedic and much anticipated video makes its exclusive premiere across all MTV platforms including MTV, MTV2, MTV Hits, mtvU, MTV Jams, MTV Tres and MTV.com. Snoop will also be guest hosting WWE Monday Night Raw on October 19th where fans can get a sneak peek of the video.