Doggystyle Records

Infobox record label
name = Doggystyle Records


image_bg =
parent = Universal Music Group
founded = 1995
founder = Calvin Broadus
distributor = Universal Music Group
genre = West Coast hip hop
Gangsta rap
country = U.S.
location = A&R Department: 1142 S. Diamond Bar Blvd. #504, Diamond Bar, CA 91765,
url = [http://doggystylerecords.com/ Doggystyle Records official website]

Doggystyle Records (originally Dogghouse Records) is a record label founded by Snoop Dogg at the end of his self-described "servitude" at Master P's No Limit Records. The idea of an independent record label came up when Snoop left Death Row earlier than finishing his second album Tha Doggfather. Although completing it by himself and producing the tracks alone, the vision of his own label remained unrealised. Much advertising was done by Snoop in interviews, as well as wearing "Dogghouse-branded" leather jackets and jewelry made in the shape of the Doggystyle Records logo. Finally it was independently founded in late 1999/early 2000. It started as a place to house many artists that had ties with Snoop in the past but were not currently signed to a label, as well as some newcomers. However, Snoop only used the label for his own releases, and as a result many artists left. For a time, though, several former Death Row artists who collaborated with Snoop in the early '90s were signed to the label. Its main purpose is still to endorse all copyrights for the recorded song from then on.

Originally it was distributed through Universal Music Group, the main shareholder of Vivendi Universal SA that embraced MCA record label the one to release Doggystyle Records as its sub-agency with Snoop being the executive in August 2001. After this in October 2005 Snoop has formed a partnership with Koch Records in preparation for the release of "Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome to tha Chuuch - Da Album", as well as other albums.

Management

*Executive Producer: Calvin Broadus
*Vice President: Shante Broadus
*Vice President: JT The Bigga FiggaAccording to Snoop Dogg's official MySpace site [http://www.dubcnn.com/arc0-2007.html] ]
*Vice President of A&R (Artist and Repertoire) for Doggystyle Records: Ted Chung
*Manager : Crosby Worthington Jr.
*General manager of Doggy Style Records: Lupe Ceballos
*Personal Assistant to CEO / Studio Manager: Darrin "Nomad" Jackson
*Spokeswoman for Snoop Dogg and Doggystyle Records: Meredith O'Sullivan
*Spokeswoman for Snoop Dogg and Geffen Records: Celena Aponte [http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/24/snoop.london.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories]
*Management for website/accessories matters : Paid Inc. [http://www.ewire.com/display.cfm/Wire_ID/3098 Snoop Dogg Selects Paid Inc. Celebrity Services to Manage Official Fan Club, Web Site, Online Merchandise Sales ] ]
*Accentuate PR for 4AllMyDoggs Fan Club: Julie Shepherd
*Publicist : Tracy Nguyen [ [http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur32031.cfm EURweb.com - Black Entertainment | Black News | Urban News | Hip Hop News ] ]

Artists

Roster

Artists who are currently signed include:

*Snoop Dogg
*Niggarachi
*Tha Dogg Pound - consist of Daz Dillinger & Kurupt
*DPGC - consist of Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Soopafly, Nate Dogg, Warren G
*213 - consist of Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren G
*Tiffany Foxx
*Terrace Martin
*Crystalle Hernandez - Geffen Records/Jive Records
*Daz Dillinger
*Delano
*The Snoopadelics - The band is made up by Soopafly (producer/rapper), DJ Jam (Disc Jockey), Reo "Uncle" Varnardo (vocalist), Marlon Williams (guitar), RC Williams (keyboards), Quaze (percussion), D-Loc (drums) and Chooke (bass)
*LaToiya Williams
*Kurupt
*Lady of Rage joint venture with Boss Lady Ent.
*Lil' 1/2 Dead
*RBX
*J. Black
*Soopafly
*Shon Don
*Mr. Todd the Fox
*Dubb Union - A trio collective that consists of Damani, Bad Lucc and Soopafly
*The Warzone - The Warzone consists of Goldie Loc, MC Eiht and Kam
*Nine Inch Dix
*Azuré
*Tru Life - a joint venture artist with Roc-A-Fella Records
*JT the Bigga Figga
*Nate Dogg
*Warren G

Former artists

*LBC Crew - Active between 1995-1997, consisted of Tray Deee, Techniec, Bad Azz, Lil' C-Style and South Sentrelle
*Tha Eastsidaz - Active between 2000-2004, consist of Snoop Dogg, Tray Deee & Goldie Loc
* Doggy's Angels - One of the first formation in the label, this female rap-R&B group included Big Chan (real name, Chan Graines), Coniyac (real name, Kim Proby), Kola (real name, Kola Marion).
*Butch Cassidy [http://www.dubcnn.com/interviews/butchcassidy06/ dubcnn.com // Butch Cassidy Interview (December 2006) // West Coast News Network // ] ] - Danny Means is an R&B singer and a cousin of Nate Dogg who collaborated with many west side artists like Tha Eastsidaz, The Relativez, Kurupt, Xzibit, Ice Cube, Mack 10, Soopafly, Knoc-Turn'al and Mystikal. He first appeared alongside Nate Dogg on a duet from "Christmas on Death Row" compilation. All of his two hit singles are by Snoop Dogg, these are "Lay Low" and "Loosin' Control". He was featured in the film Hollywood Homicide, for which he also performed the official music with Snoop Dogg on a track called "Bang This" which supposed to be his first single of his debut album that was later cancelled due scheduling problems, which resulted him leaving the label. He was also on the soundtrack for "Malibu's Most Wanted" and "Friday After Next".
*Kokane - aka Mr. Kane, previously recorded songs under "Ruthless Records", which included diss songs towards Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, however he later became Snoop Dogg's sidekick and had a long running back-up singing career and released one album. Even so he left the label because of his poor record sales. He later signed to Koch Records, but not with Doggystyle Records.
*The Relativez - Former "Death Row Records" affiliates, known also as Young Soldierz, they are a group of Big Wy, Pops, Dogg and Lil' Stretch. Prior to signing with Doggystyle Records they had cameos in Murder Was the Case (soundtrack)", 2002" and in a Dr. Dre diss song from the "Too Gangsta for Radio" compilation. However, after that they contracted with Snoop Dogg and released an album in 2002 entitled "Snoop Dogg Presents: Relativez - The Takeover". Shortly they've left to Ball'R Records.
*Mira Mira - née Mira Craig is Norwegian multi-gold singer who made her American solo debut on "Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album", which was an attempt to introduce newly discovered artists by Snoop Dogg. She was the Newcomer of the year in 2005 in Norway and met Snoop Dogg during while performing on the same Quart Festival. The song "Dinner in Bed" is derived from her European-release album "Mira Mira". The other track was recorded with Snoop Dogg and J. Black in London. Currently she is signed to Homemade Records, which is her own record company. It is uncertain whether she get an American record deal or not.
*Mykestro - b. Michael Gilliam comes from South Central, he is the younger brother of producer Battlecat made his debut on "Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album", which was an attempt to introduce newly discovered artists by Snoop Dogg. It is uncertain whether he is signed or not. He was also on the set of the video shoot for "Cali Iz Active". He's about to put out his debut album "Just Due" due to end of the year independently unless he will have received a contract offer by then. Recently he launched his own Myspace address.
*E-White - old-time labelmate of Snoop Dogg and a regular member of Snoop's entourage in various video, film and TV appearances. He rapped on many of the official mixtapes, on Daz Dillinger "DPGC U Know What Im Throwin Up", on "Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$" and on "Snoop Dogg Presents...Doggy Style Allstars Vol. 1"and related DVD "The Doggumentary".
*CPO - stands for "Capital Punishment Organization" a former rap duo turned solo with the member known as (Tha) Boss Hogg (born Vince Edwards), an MC signed to Ruthless Records from 1990-1992 in his early ages later to Death Row Records and following Snoop to Doggystyle Records. He had guest rap vocals in "Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz" and on "Bones houndtrack". Apart from his home label he appeared on albums "The Return Of The Regulator" and "The Shining".
*Vinnie Bernard - An artist and producer who appeared on "Doggy Style allstars - Welcome to tha House vol.1 " compilation and accompanied Snoop Dogg to the related tour [ [http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1457244/08232002/snoop_dogg.jhtml VH1.com : Snoop Dogg : Snoop Dogg and the Doggy-Style All-Stars: No Chronic Required - Rhapsody Music Downloads ] ] . He was linked with the label for a very short time.

Unofficial/affiliated artists

*James - James Fauntleroy made debut on "Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album", which was an attempt to introduce newly discovered artists by Snoop Dogg. It is uncertain whether he is signed or not. Recently he launched his own Myspace address.

*Uncle Charlie Wilson - is a member of the Gap Band, and was the companion of Snoop from the beginning of the Dogghouse productions with helping him out with several song on the "Tha Doggfather" and ceding Gap Band samples for the album. During the years he has worked with Snoop on about 20 songs, making him the most employed artist in the label. They included the single "Signs", which was the first one where his name got credited and co-singing with Justin Timberlake aided him to get a major deal with Jive Records for his second album, which also featured Snoop Dogg.

Frequent guest producers

*Dr. Dre
*DJ Pooh
*L. T. Hutton
*Soopafly
*Daz Dillinger
*Warren G
*Battlecat
*Fredwreck
*Jelly Roll
*Meech Wells
*Larrance Dopson (1500 OR NOTHIN’ Productions)
*Lamar Edwards of T.I.'s new reality show "Life On Mars" ( 828 Entertainment /1500 OR NOTHIN')
*Terrace Martin
*Mel-Man
*Josef Leimberg
*Soundscannerz

Notes


*All birth names are acquired from Discogs, IMDb, MySpace and [http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/grand-theft-auto-san-andreas/credits Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas] credits.

Affiliated labels

*Koch Records
*Geffen Records
*Star Trak
*TVT Records

Download

[http://www.dubcnm.com/videos/dpg_cali-iz-active_footage-(dubcnn).wmv Cali Iz Active video footage from DubCNN includes backstage, filming, MTV interview]

See also

* List of record labels
* Doggystyle Records Discography
* Snoopadelic Films
* D.P.G. Recordz
* Gangsta Advisory Records

External links

* [http://www.doggystylerecords.com Official site]
* [http://snoopheaven.tripod.com/bio/bio5.htm Biography by "The Wall Street Journal" on Snoopheaven]
* [http://www.myspace.com/vixxentfoxx Tiffany Foxx's MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/mykestro Mykestro's MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/37602135 James Fauntleroy's MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/43454835 Larrance Dopson's MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/l1500 Lamar Edwards's MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/66928236 Terrace Martin MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/wndyn Wendi & YN's MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/49846089 Westurn Union MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/94473717 The Warzone MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/azuretime Azuré's MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/niggarachibeat Niggaracci's MySpace address]
* [http://www.myspace.com/wwwmyspacecomgoodpeoples Vinnie Bernard's MySpace address]
* [http://www.dubcnn.com/interviews/snoopdogg/ Snoop Dogg enumerates his signees in interview]


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