[AMP Music Minute] Snoop Is A Professional Dad Again, Taio Cruz Isn’t Switching Up Style, and Nicki Minaj’s Halloween Costume

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The Doggfather continues his foray into the acting arena with his upcoming family sitcom. Yes, you heard me correctly, a sitcom about a family led by none other than [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Snoop Dogg[/lastfm].

[photogallerylink id=91402 align=left]The show was recently picked up by NBC after being developed by Warner Bros., Snoop, and producer Don Reo. Snoop and Reo have worked together on previous projects so their working relationship will hopefully help move this deal from the script to the small screen smoothly.

While the show has no current premier date, its been decided that Reo will write and executive produce the show, Snoop will act as the father in the series as well as produce and Ted Chung is billed as a producer on the show.

This news comes after Snoop accepted the part of pimp and bluesman Fillmore Slim in an upcoming biopic. Snoop is a king in California, he is an icon, and this is a great opportunity for the rap veteran.

He should have no trouble playing a dad, as he seemed to excel in the role during his reality TV run with the show Snoop Dogg’s Fatherhood.

“Drop It Like Its Hot” by Snoop Dogg

[Source: Hip Hop DX]

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If you liked [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taio Cruz[/lastfm] in his hit songs “Dynamite” and “Break Your Heart” then you will probably like the songs on his third album, TY.O . The UK dance floor crooner has no plans to switch up his style right now, for fear of alienating his audience.

“I feel like it’s too early to mess with the branding,” Cruz said. “I could have happily done an entirely Motown-inspired record, but I just think it would confuse people.”

[photogallerylink id=103644 align=left]In fact, he even teamed up with[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Dr. Luke[/lastfm], the same producer that helped him out with “Dynamite,” on his first single from the new album. “Hangover” features party-hop MC [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Flo-Rida[/lastfm] and is about, as the title alludes, the inevitable conclusion to having one too many the night before.

“The lyrics are a bit risque, but they’re a mirror to most people’s weekly, if not nightly, antics,” Cruz continued “and I wanted to make a song that was a true representation of all the partygoers out there. People party, they drink, and they have hangovers – I’m not making this up!”

To keep the party going throughout his whole album, super producers, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Red One[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Guetta[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Swedish House Mafia[/lastfm] all chimed in to lend their beats to Taio’s latest project.

Even with the heavyweights backing him, Cruz admits to feeling the pressure from the upcoming release of this new album, “It’s a much bigger deal now, being released in so many different countries and having so many different record label heads call me and my manager up,” he says. “But I’m really happy with the songs that I’ve done, and I try to keep it that simple. If they make me smile when I listen to them, that’s enough.”

We will be waiting. Album is due out December 6th.

“Break Your Heart” By Taio Cruz

[Source: Rolling Stone]

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With Halloween creeping up on us in a few weeks, everyone is starting to think about party themes, what cadny to buy, drinking games, maybe, and definitely costume ideas. The costume can make or break a hallows eve so it’s important to pick the right thing to be. But sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to be.

[photogallerylink id=119796 align=left]It’s probably even more difficult when your whole wardrobe is already eccentric and people expect your costume to be the best.

Zoom in on [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm]. She has run into this exact issue, lucky for us, she figured it out.

She won’t have to look far for inspiration this year for her Halloween costume, or the clothes for that matter. Because Nicki Minaj is going to be none other than her boss man, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm].

When asked, she debated for a minute, toiling over not quite getting it right before making her decision, “Maybe I should dress up as a girl dressing up as Nicki Minaj. Maybe I just don’t get it quite right that day. I don’t know,” she said before changing her mind. “No! You know who I’m gonna dress up as? I’m gonna dress up as Lil Wayne.”

Well that settles that. I cannot wait! Is she going to get the tattoos painted on her? Wear a dreadlocked wig? Can her ass-ets even fit into skinny jeans? So many questions!

Get here Halloween. Get here!

  • Now, what are you going to be. And don’t say Lil Wayne, that’s copying! Let us know in the comments. Are you excited about Nicki’s costume?

“Check It Out” by Nicki Minaj ft. will.i.am

[Source: Rap-Up]

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