Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Snoop Dogg made Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' a hit

Snoop Dogg appeared on Katy Perry's huge 2010 hit single 'California Gurls' because she is a ''bad bitch''.
Great deals on musical instruments

Snoop Dogg appeared on Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' because she is "bad".

The 'Sensual Seduction' rapper worked with the risque pop star because he likes her attitude, and insists his input to the track - which became a number one single in the UK, US and Australia - was key to its success.

He told blackbookmag.com: "I worked with Katy because she's bad, but she needed a gangster to complete the deal.

"She had a cake with no candles on it, then she put me on 'California Gurls', and it went to number one."

Despite appearing on tracks by Katy and Pussycat Dolls as well as enjoying a string of his own hit singles - including rap classics such as 'Gin And Juice', 'Signs' and 'Drop It Like It's Hot' - the 39-year-old star maintains he is no pop artist.

He said: "I'm probably the most popular rapper in the world, but I don't make pop music. I make gangsta. I don't cross over to pop-pop crosses over to me.

"I don't ever aim for radio play. I make music that feels good to me, and if top 40 radio catches wind, then great. If they don't, I'm still gonna do what I gotta do."

Snoop Dogg was also today (02.03.11) announced as headliner of Britain's Lovebox festival, where he will perform his 1993 debut album, 'Doggystyle', in full.

Other acts also confirmed for the event - which takes place between July 15 and 17 in London - include Scissor Sisters, Kelis, The Drums, The Wombats and Example.

Posted on 2 Mar 2011 09:45 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the BOSS Katana 100W Head, the 212 Boss cabinet responds perfectly to every nuance and characteristic of BOSS' flagship solid state.

26 Oct 2017 13:30
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Only 22 Adam Clayton Signature Model Bass Guitars in Purple Sparkle Finish are available in the UK

21 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Announced at this year's NAMM Summer Show, the Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass is now available

21 Nov 2017 10:23
thumbnail

The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format

17 Nov 2017 13:25
thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00