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Who is Snap Dogg?

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If you take a chance to watch HBO’s groundbreaking series Game of Thrones, based off of the book series named A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, you’ll notice that many of the major character’s lives are ruled by the titles bestowed upon them. Daenerys Targaryen starts off the show as a lowly woman whose claims to be the Queen of a far away Kingdom comes solely from her last name. Over the course of six seasons, she participates in a number of events that give her a large number of titles associated with her power. When she introduces herself to an important character in the penultimate season, her most trusted advisor relays her important to the guest by rattling off each of her titles. Snap Dogg, one of the fresh young faces of the Detroit rap scene, brings some of the same raw energy to his persona. He started off as someone without any claim to the city’s heart but has worked diligently, with multiple camps, to elevate his name to star status. His self-proclaimed title of “Problem Child Of Detroit” has become his signature tag. He brings a sense of honor and verisimilitude that often times are lost in mainstream rap where authenticity isn’t widespread. It’s only a matter of time before he graces the cover of Rolling Stone or XXL Magazine as one of the last real artists placing their livelihood in their music.

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Snap Dogg was born in Detroit, Michigan into a situation that forced him into the street life. His father was a drug dealer with the group Four Spot Boyz. At the height of his father’s time with the group, he was making $15,000 a day. The problem was that the money had to be funneled back into the drug business. Because of this, Dogg’s family struggled. His mother, brother, and the rest of his family, all turned to the streets to make ends meet. Much of his life was spent in the struggle as he progressed through middle school and high school. At the age of 17, he faced up to 25 years in prison. Shortly after dealing with that legal trouble, his twin brother died at the age of 18. He attended college in the midst of these troubles. His brother’s death spurred him to pursue rap because of its ability to lead people out of the struggle. His heavy-hitting, raw style of rap lead to Chief Keef bringing him into his Glo Gang collective. After working with the team and collaborating with Lil Durk, Snap Dogg joined Durk’s OTF collective. With two projects, Menace 2 Society Vol. 1 (2015) and Problem Child Of Detroit (2016), under his belt, it’s rare for a new artist to have this level of exposure so early. It shows that the Problem Child of Detroit can also be the city’s savior. The sky is the limit for this guy.

Things You May Not Know About Snap Dogg

  • He has a diamond chain with the Denver Broncos logo on it.
  • He has seven children.
  • His twin brother was known as  “Bronco.”
  • He made an appearance at this year’s SXSW Festival in Texas
  • His video for “Trippin” garnered over one million views on Worldstar in 24 hours.

Follow Snap Dogg On Social Media

Twitter: @_SnapDogg_
Instagram: @SnapDogg

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Best Bay Area Songs Of The Week: Feb 11 – Feb 16

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This week, the Bay Area churned out some uber creative releases. Everything from boom bap aesthetics to early 2010s trap rap manifested through songs that sound different than much of what is already out on the radio airwaves. Thanks to Bay Area brand Thizzler, we’ve made a list of our favorite songs that have come out in this time frame.

 

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Bay Area Spotlight: “Give Up The Goods” By @1oakALLDAY And @shady28nate Is A Side Piece Anthem

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If you’re a side piece, you know the euphoric feeling that you get when a successful fling happens. The bodily release is one thing, but the mental high of sharing someone else’s spouse is something that sends chills down the spine. In “Give Up The Goods,” 1-O.A.K. and Shady Nate croon about this phenomenon to the backdrop of some lush, dreamy production. The song may sound romantic, but the actual subject matter is nothing but lust. It’s an interesting feint that makes this listening and intriguing one, and identifiable one if you’ve ever played that role. If you haven’t, just don’t let the song boil your blood too much.

Listen to the sensual anthem below.

 

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Bay Area Spotlight: @Rezn_ Brings The Mellow Vibes With “Colors Of You”

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Bass-pounding beats in hip-hop never get old, but, it never hurts to play things a little softer and smoother. We’re not even referring to R & B music, just rap with a calmer vibe. Something that you can nod your head to and sip from on a cool summer night. Rezn’s new jam “Colors Of You” is a serious, introspective record that looks at his own insecurities as well as those of the women he encounters but also manages to be a chill Saturday night song. Vocalist Breana Martin sings smoothly on the chorus, adding to the amazing overall package. Rezn’s flow is nice, but his ability to steer the song into cool waters is what makes it a gem.

Check out the visual for “Colors Of You” below.

 

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