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Lollapalooza 2016 South American lineup revealed; Eminem, Florence + The Machine, Tame Impala and more to play

South Americans are in for a treat at next year's Lollapalooza, with Eminem, Florence + The Machine, Jack Ü, Mumford & Sons, and a slew of other high profile artists announced to perform at the run of two day events happening in three cities across the region.

5 Highlights from Snoop Dogg's SXSW Keynote: From abstract art to Willie Nelson

History was made this past week at SXSW as Snoop Dogg became the first ever hip hop artist to give a keynote at the massive annual event. Though rather than him on stage discussing and analysing the past, present, and future of the music business, this one was more in the form of an intimate Q&A, with Snoop being accompanied on stage by Director Allen Hughes (Menace II Society; Dead Presidents) and long time manager Ted Chung. Snoop discussed many aspects of his career and past experiences, giving insight into positive and negative experiences, including entertaining little-known anecdotes about him and fellow music legends like Willie Nelson. This was a necessary exploration of one of hip hop's most enigmatic, influential, and controversial figures. Here are five of highlights from Snoop's morning sessions.

Snoop Dogg announces global search to find new artists to collaborate with

In teaming up with music collaboration platform The Naked Song, hip hop icon Snoop Dogg becomes the first established artist to come on board an initiative to scour the globe in search for collaborations which probably would never have happened otherwise. Snoop's partnership with will see him look for the best new performers, producers, and songwriters from around the world who can offer up the freshest beats, riff, hooks, and even entire songs for him to work with.

Snoop Dogg to present as keynote speaker at SXSW Music and Media Conference

SXSW has just announced that hip-hop legend, Snoop Dogg will be joining the event as a keynote speaker at this year’s SXSW Music and Media Conference. Having conquered both music and film, Snoop will now be the first hip-hop artist ever to be featured as a SXSW keynote speaker.

HBO announces new Game of Thrones mixtape with Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, and more

While HBO prepare for the April 12th premiere of the fifth season for fantasy epic Game of Thrones, they have announced that the second in their Catch the Throne mixtape series will be released for free on Soundcloud ahead of the big day. It’s all about bringing the show to life through contemporary styles of music, and while the first mixtape stuck mainly to hip hop – with the likes of Big Boi, Common, and Wale – the new Catch the Throne will draw on a number of different genres, keeping consistent with hip hop but spicing it up a bit with some metal.

New Music Video: Souls of Mischief Feat. Snoop Dogg "There Is Only Now" (2014)

Chances are you know Soul of Mischief one way or another, whether you're a fan of authentic hip-hop or not; the Oakland group's classic debut album 93 'til Infinity has had such a massive impact that the group's waves reach far beyond the walls of rap. In prepping their sixth studio album, There Is Only Now, the unstoppable team of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai take things to the next level. They have set their forthcoming LP out to be thematic, playing similarly to a blaxploitation film starring the likes of Busta Rhymes, Scarub (of Living Legends), and Ali Shaheed Muhammed (of A Tribe Called Quest).

Hello Asia! New Music Video: PSY featuring Snoop Dogg - "Hangover" (South Korea 2014)

PSY & Snoop Dogg

Korea's zaniest rapper PSY is back with his latest song and video - and this time his partner in crime is the one and only Snoop Dogg. The two drink soju with ahjummas, sing at a noraebang (karaoke room), eat instant ramen in a convenience store and hang out in a Korean bath house - all very Korean activities - and earn themselves a giant hangover in the process.

Festival Review: Big Day Out - Bonython Park, Adelaide (31.01.14)

You know you're in for a hard time when you check the weather as you leave your house at 10am and it's already heading towards the 30 degree mark. No city does a summer heatwave quite like Adelaide, but if 2014 was going to be the last year the Big Day Out stopped by this area of the country, I didn't want to reflect on it sitting at home.

Live Review: Snoop Dogg + Mac Miller - Enmore Theatre (25.01.14)

*start rant* The best way to get a young generation to associate you with everything negative, completely tarnishing what you fight for in the eyes of thousands, is to poop their party. In this case, taking an artist many are excited to get the chance to see live, and petitioning to ban him from Australia. A member of Collective (or is it ‘Selective’?) Shout tried to do this and deservedly failed.

Photo Gallery: Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion + Mac Miller - Enmore Theatre (25.01.14)

Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion played the Enmore Theatre on Saturday night with support from Mac Miller. Photographed by Gwendolyn Lee.

Festival Review: Big Day Out - Sydney Showground (26.01.14)

Hiccups leading up to something as grand as Big Day Out is nothing surprising in this market nowadays; our flagship music festival has suffered, as of late, from a growing counter-culture that loves nothing more than to criticise in an area they feel they have enough knowledge to do so; among other things of course. Despite that, it still remains that the Big Day Out – super-charged by the relatively recent restructuring of its management – excels at balancing commercial appeal with credibility, giving as much diversity as is needed to ensure people of all different tastes are given all the necessary ingredients to make for a great day out.

Photo Gallery: Big Day Out Part 2 - Sydney Showground (26.01.14)

Part 2 of our Sydney Big Day Out festival photo gallery includes Beady Eye, CSS, Deftones, Ghost, Major Lazer, Snoop Lion, The Hives (pictured above), The Lumineers and Vista Chino. Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery: Big Day Out 2014 - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (24.01.14)

Mary Boukouvalas takes us to the Melbourne Big Day Out and brings us this photo gallery featuring Arcade Fire, Beady Eye, Bo Ningen, DZ Deathrays, The 1975, The Hives and many more...

Live Review: Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion + Mac Miller - Palace Theatre, Melbourne (22.01.14)

Despite a petition coming forth to ban Snoop Dogg from entering Australia, the Grammy Award-winning rap artist is currently in the country headlining the Big Day Out festival.

Photo Gallery: Snoop Dogg + Mac Miller - Palace Theatre (22.01.14)

Snoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop. Serena Ho brings us photos of the Dogg/Lion coming to town in Melbourne, with Mac Miller in support. Enjoy!