Snoop Dogg isn’t one to hold his tongue about hot-button topics. Since the explosion of AI and AI-generated content, it’s brought many concerns. Celebrities like Snoop have aired many concerns regarding viral AI-generated songs. Creators take artists’ voices and make tracks with the AI using their voices. Not only that, Snoop Dogg has been asked how he would feel about an AI-created track featuring his late friend Tupac and Biggie on a collab record. The Doggfather expressed his distaste for the endeavor. Moreover, he mentioned that he would rather have someone dig up old vocals or old verses to make a collaboration tape that way.
Recently, Snoop was a guest speaker at the 2023 Milken Institute Global Conference. Snoop Dogg spoke as a panelist next to CEO and Gamma founder, Larry Jackson. According to their website, the MIGC is a meeting of “the best minds in the world to tackle its most urgent challenges.” During the panel, Snoop went on a legendary rant regarding streaming. When the topic of streaming came up Snoop Dogg went off. “[Streaming is] exciting but streaming gotta get their s**t together,” Snoop began. The Death Row CEO continued, “Because I don’t understand how the f**k you get paid off that s**t.”
Snoop Dogg Wants Answers Now
“Can somebody explain to me how you can get a billion streams and not get a billion dollars?” Snoop Dogg said. “That s**t don’t make sense to me,” he told the rest of the panel. Continuing his rant, he acknowledged that he was going off script but needed to get some things off his chest. Snoop mentioned the main gripe artists have been having is not seeing where the money is going when doing massive streaming numbers. “We do major numbers with streams but it don’t add up to the money. Where the f**k is the money?” Snoop asked. He continued his rant explaining that when he was coming up the numbers were based off of physical numbers.
Furthermore, Snoop mentioned that he like the ways of old when it came to crunching the numbers for artists. During the time of physical sales, artists knew exactly what they were getting (for the most part). When it came to sales percentages and what the artist gets from the split was laid out a lot easier than nowadays. What do you think of Snoop’s rant? Let us know in the comments section what you think.