Snoop Dogg – The West Coast Blueprint

In celebration of Priority Records’ 25th anniversary, hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg runs through his catalogue of West Coast favourites in The West Coast Blueprint. With a few well-placed interludes, Snoop guides the album along like a radio DJ, providing insight and commentary on California hip-hop’s golden age. Blueprint has tracks that any casual hip-hop fan will recognize and also includes some forgotten gems. Tracks like “Pay Ya Dues” by Low Profile and “Playaz Club” by Rappin’ 4-Tay have bass and G-Funk vibes, but they failed to earn the universal respect that “Eazy-Duz-It” and “Alwayz Into Somethin” achieved.

Teenage Web Wonder

Nowadays the Internet can be used for everything, including finding up-and-coming stars.

This Wednesday, local Internet sensation Brittany Kwasnik will perform an acoustic set at Le Cagibi. The 16-year-old singer-songwriter made her online debut about two years ago and is now signed to Montreal-based Justin Time Records, with her first album, I Don’t Know Me, set to be released in January.

Experimentation, Collaboration, and Dance

This fall, Canadian musician Dan Snaith, also known as Caribou, is embarking on a three-month world tour across North America, South America, and Europe in support of his sixth studio album, Swim. The tour, comprised of 10 European festival dates and over 80 cities worldwide, will showcase Caribou’s explosive live presence, as well as his talents as a solo artist.