June 16, 2010
SNOOP DOGG FINALLY GRANTED ENTRY TO THE U.K.
by Danielle Harling
After what seemed like a never-ending battle with U.K. immigration authorities rapper Snoop
Dogg has finally been granted a visa to visit the country. The Wall Street Journal reports that Snoop was informed of the decision last week.
The decision to allow Snoop to return to the U.K. couldn’t have come at a better time. In the coming weeks, the Cali-based rapper will perform at the renowned Glastonbury Festival, a concert in London’s Hyde Park, and a charity event in Manchester.
According to Snoop’s lawyer, if he was unable to perform at those shows because of visa issues he could have possibly lost somewhere near half a million dollars.
“This is a major coup for the renewal of his relationship with the British immigration authorities and justifies the approach he has taken over the last three years to clear his name and reputation,” said Snoop’s lawyer in a letter sent to immigration authorities.
Following the ban Snoop received after a scuffle and consequent arrest at London’s Heathrow Airport he attempted to visit the country again in 2007, but was denied entry.
DENNO’S MAKE IT AND MI FEEL IT ‘A SHOT’
Make It and Mi Feel It, two of the latest singles from Master One Production artiste, Denno, have been getting a lot of love from FM radio and also from the selectors in the dancehall.
“The songs are doing good … we’ve been getting a lot of requests,” Denno reports with a smile. “In other words dem a shot,” he said by way of further explanation.
It’s not hard to imagine why these songs are finding their way into the hearts of the people. Not only are they conscious and thought-provoking, Denno sings them with a conviction that is piercing and memorable. In fact, Denno says he always wanted to be a deejay, but he realised early on that the types of lyrics which he pens are best suited to a singer rather than a deejay.
“I realise that for me to bring out the right words it’s not about the fast spitting out of lyrics … it’s all about slowing it down so that people can hear the words, listen and learn,” says the singer.
According to Denno, his management team is now working on video projects for the singles.
“We hope to release the videos by the end of this month. We are assembling the video crew and making sure that the video reflects the mood and tone of the songs,” the artiste said.
Asked how he felt about the early success of the singles, he noted, “I am happy that things are moving in the right direction and with hard work and Master One Productions giving me their total support things can only get better.”