Snoop Dogg festival appearance in London cancelled; headlines in Ottawa on July 10 [News]
London, ON – The Bloc 2012 London music festival was shut down Friday night just before the headline act Snoop Dogg was set to take the stage. The promoters cited fears for the crowd’s safety after receiving advice from local police. Here is a statement from the Bloc 2012 promoters: “By now everyone will have heard that Bloc 2012 was closed due to crowd safety concerns. We are all absolutely devastated that this happened, but the safety of everyone on site was paramount. Given the situation on the ground, we feel that it was the right decision to end the show early. Bloc will not open on Saturday, 7th July so please don’t come to the site. Stand by for full information on refunds.” Apparently they were over their 15,000 person capacity.
In other Snoop festival news, the Doggfather will be headlining Ottawa’s RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Other big acts set to perform in Ottawa at Bluesfest on the 10th include Harlem’s A$AP Rocky, Lauryn Hill, Deltron 3030, Chali 2na and more.
Snoop Dogg: Biography
With today’s proliferation of mass media, pop culture icons have a tendency to seem overly ubiquitous. They stare at us from the covers of glossy magazines, talk to us from both the small and silver screen, interact with us through our laptops and hypnotize us with their inescapable hit singles. But too often these days, while our biggest stars may be omnipresent in our lives, we feel no genuine connection to them or their artistry.
Yet, hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg is different. While, he’s everywhere, all of the time—from The View to 106th & Park, Sportscenter to One Life To Live, and from commercials with Adidas to Pepsi Max—Snoop’s continuing appeal to his fans stems from a true bond that they have built with him through his music. And like Bigg Snoop, the music’s been everywhere. Whether it’s a stadium stage or the screen on your mobile phone, Snoop has most likely rocked it.
Now, as anticipation steadily climbs for his 11th studio album, Doggumentary, Tha Doggfather is continuing to enhance his connection with his fans through his music. Not only is Snoop utilizing his unrivaled digital presence to offer fans inside access to the creative process behind the Doggumentary, but the album itself acts as a memoir of sorts—both chronicling his journey in the game thus far and plotting where his path will lead. The latest collection reflects everything that the world has come to embrace about the man born Calvin Broadus. While delivering several of the bombastic street raps that initially propelled Snoop to stardom, Doggumentary also boasts the sort of unpredictable collaborations that have made him a pop culture phenomenon.
Snoop Dogg’s ability to stay at the forefront of popular culture and connect with his fans has resulted in unwavering relevance. Snoop Dogg remains Tha Doggfather of hip-hop. Incredibly, his music is as “doggumented” now as it was in 1992, around the launch of his timeless debut Doggystyle. In fact, a stronghold over the various social networking platforms makes him more accessible than ever. With all eyes on the skinny kingpin from Long Beach, Doggumentary is the perfect title for the man who continues to occupy the throne as the world’s most famous rapper.
Don’t miss him at this year’s RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest