Snoop Dogg’s ability to stay
at the forefront of popular culture and connect with his fans has
resulted in an unprecedented relevance in the hip hop community. While
he’s now a TV and movie star, Snoop Dogg is still selling out concert
tours around the world.
The infamous ‘Dogg Father” is also busy in his community these days, as
he is the founder and coach of a hugely successful youth football
league. To add to his credits, Snoop is a savvy entrepreneur and the
owner of his own brand, with many big business moves under his belt.
Just recently Houston rapper Lil Flip, aka Flip Gate$, and native
Kansas City Rapper Skatterman have joined the native Long Beach rapper
on some of his tour dates in the great state of Texas.
Lil Flip (now Doing Business As Flip Gate$) came back on the
international scene after an announcement of his big Pre-I.P.O. stock
deal for recording a corporate hip hop verse for United Vision
Marketing Firm. The verse will be released on UVMF’s up and coming Mix
Tape project called “The Owners Box.” The move landed Flip on Vibe’s
radar with a big endorsement by Vibe for the rapper’s big career move.
Lil Flip is best known for his smash hits, “The Way We Ball”, “Game
Over” and “Sunshine” which have sold over 8 million units. The young
rapper is still in his prime and is taking the entertainment industry
by storm once again.
Kansas City‘s Skatterman joins the tour dates and brings his unique
style to the stage. He is also working with the team and is one of the
featured artists on the “The Owners Box” project. Skatterman first came
onto the scene when he became the first artist signed to Tech N9ne’s
home label, Strange Music.
Skatterman recently released two albums independently, which have sold
more than some major artists. He and his team are currently pushing his
new underground hit single “Get Tha DJ Drunk”. Without any major label
push, the song is picking up major spins on top radio stations and is
spinning in hot clubs all around the country.
Eric Hawke, CEO of Talon Entertainment, was the marketing director for
Strange Music and he is now working in tandem with UVMF on many of
their entertainment projects. The savvy marketer has been a major
factor in bringing all of these power players together to help brand
what UVMF has described as their intellectual property called
“Corporate Hip Hop”.
Tour dates for Snoop Dogg with Lil Flip and Skatterman are:
MAY 29 Lubbock, TX
MAY 30 Odessa, TX
MAY 31 San Antonio, TX