Snoop coming to Rock Band
- Posted February 10th, 2009 at 21:41 EDT by
- 49 Comments
Harmonix and their flagship rhythm game Rock Band are continuing to branch out to areas that we didn't even think possible. When country was first announced for the game, which revolves around rock music, it sent some hardcore fans up in arms. Now, Harmonix is going past the banjo and tambourine into a house of hard beats and explicit lyrics with one of the legends of the genre, Snoop Dogg.
Yes, you read that correctly; Harmonix and Snoop Dogg have reached an agreement to release Snoop's upcoming album onto Rock Band for download. While this may irritate some of the original Rock Band enthusiasts, it's a step in the right direction in regard to opening the "band genre" into broadened horizons. Let's face it, Harmonix revolutionized music games completely when the original Rock Band released a couple of years ago, so who are we to judge their decision to span the franchise further than just the rock genre, despite its name?
We're looking forward to hearing the tracks Snoop plans to lay down for this title. When a sample is released, we'll be sure to update you with a little taste.
- 4:45pm EST - February 10th, 2009
are you serious???? that's it. there's a reason why it's called ROCK band, guess it's back to guitar hero
- 4:49pm EST - February 10th, 2009
How the are you supposed to play a beat made on a synthesiser with guitars and drums? They should've added The Roots if they were going to add a hip-hop group.
- 4:59pm EST - February 10th, 2009
Lol so stupid. Its called ROCK band. #1 is completely right.
- 5:03pm EST - February 10th, 2009
Wth. Agree with #1 and #2. Srsly.
- 5:19pm EST - February 10th, 2009
You don't have to download it, you know.
- 5:21pm EST - February 10th, 2009
This is good, they need to expand to reach a more balanced demographic. I love my Rock Band, but I want some Prince, some Kravitz. A lot of music generes overlap anyway. Ice Cube does stuff with the Red Hot Chilipeppers. But how in the world did somebody get "the naked brothers" into my Rock Band? Seriously....., Nickelodeon?
- 5:22pm EST - February 10th, 2009
fo shizzle. this da crapizzle. poop dog? not worth trying to figure out how it would be possible, agree with #2. snoop is not really hip hop(more like rap), like how soulja boy isn't really rap (more like unintelligible crap).
- 5:27pm EST - February 10th, 2009
I can understand some groups that blend Rock with Rap and make it work, but Snoop? He's all rap. I don't see how that's going to translate well with A guitar and drums.
- 6:03pm EST - February 10th, 2009
I don't personally care for rap music, but you don't have to download it if you don't want it. As for me, I'll be sticking right with Rock Band because Guitar Hero isn't half the game--plain and simple.
- 6:08pm EST - February 10th, 2009
Everybody knows rap isn't music.
- 6:16pm EST - February 10th, 2009
Who are we to judge? We're the guys who bought the game and made them all their money, that's who. This has nothing to do with "advancing the genre," it's about making money.
The crap doesn't belong in the game because it's not called "Hip-Hop Band". It could work for Guitar Hero because there's nothing implying that Guitar Hero is about rock music.
It would be like having techno in Accordion Hero.
- 6:36pm EST - February 10th, 2009
Snoop Dogg is the new frontman for Bang Camaro. They simply decided to adopt his moniker because it is more recognizable.
- 6:40pm EST - February 10th, 2009
wow, most of you are idiots. harmonix isn't forcing you to download it. do you really want everything to be the same? if someone wants to play some snoop dogg, they can download the songs. jesus, i don't get pissed off every time a band i don't like gets songs for rock band. i just don't download them.
- 6:40pm EST - February 10th, 2009
So... does this mean they're going to finially anounce the wireless bong for Rockband2?
- 6:46pm EST - February 10th, 2009
lol^ besides snoop quit... every night before going to sleep
- 6:53pm EST - February 10th, 2009
I hope you guys realize your are not being forced to buy this. Who are you to tell harmonix what they are allowed to do ? If they want to release rap music, then they release rap music. Get over it. If you don't buy it, it doesn't affect you at all.
- 6:59pm EST - February 10th, 2009
considering most rappers just use loops from old songs for their beats now it' shouldnt be so hard... you'd just be playing the same 8 notes over and over again though... which would actually make it ridiculously easy.
- 7:03pm EST - February 10th, 2009
I didn't even have to actually look at any of the comments to know that this was gonna bring the racist out in every white gamer.
"Oh that sucks! How would you put a artist who raps over BEATS in a RYTHM game!? That's Stupid Right?"
Yes, that's stupid but Ill let you figure out whether Im talking about a comment like that or the concept of the game.
Any body here ever play DJ MAX? How bout Parappa the Rapper? Dance Dance Revolution? See how that "Uh oh black man in it" thought makes the rest of yo thoughts stupid?
I could go on and on about how dumb these comments are but Im sure the next comment under mine will reply something like, "But he's not even a musician, none the less in a band!" or maybe, "They start putting more rappers in this game I'm switch brands!" even the good ol, "you're racist for thinking we're racist!".
So, I think I'll go ask Mr. Bill O'Riley for a second opinion. Toodles yall.
- 7:10pm EST - February 10th, 2009
Your wrong 18 I like snoop and I used to listen to his music in the early 90's when it was good now its all retro and crap. I'm from long beach so I listen to all those guys Snoop, Daz, Kurupt, Warren G and right next door The Game and Dre. Anyway, It could be a good thing or it could be horrible I don't own rock band so I don't care either way. Snoop has a nack for knowing whats hot and whats not apprently so it could be good.
- 7:30pm EST - February 10th, 2009
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