Los Angeles artists have a history of stellar first albums.
A year after opening ears with his work on Dre's debut, Snoop solidified himself as a powerhouse all his own with his classic first album. Two decades later, the Doggfather is still at it.
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The Notorious star will perform music from her upcoming debut.
Sometimes musicians get inspiration from the reel world.
2Pac and Dr. Dre made a classic with "California Love," and some of the credit for the song's elevated status should go to the video. The Hype Williams-directed bit was extravagant, memorable and borrowed from the 1985 end of the world film Mad Ma...
"He hasn't had a hit in a very long time," The Tanning of America author explains.