AHH Stray News: Snoop Wins Visa, Drake In ‘Gears of War,’ T.I. LP Artwork

(AllHipHop News) Snoop Dogg’s battle with U.K. immigration authorities is officially over, as the rapper’s visa has finally been issued, after a three-year battle with the British government. Snoop was banned from the country after at 2006 incident in Heathrow Airport, when members of Snoop’s massive entourage brawled with airport security officials. In February 2010, the ruling was overturned after judges witnessed videotapes of the incident, which showed Snoop talking to children, before being harassed by airport security. Now that the Visa problem is aside, Snoop will headline the Glastonbury Festival on June 26th. Toronto rap star Drake has lent his voice to the highly-anticipated Gears of War sequel, according to reports. Drake will lend his voice to the character of soldier Jace Stratton, according to the Gears of War’s executive producer, Epic Games’ Rod Fergusson. “When we began casting for the role, So Far Gone had just [been] released, and Drake’s combination of heart and grit was just what we were looking for. Rather than search for somebody who sounded like him, it was clear that we should approach him directly. Fortunately he turned out to be a huge fan.” According to sources, Ice-T is also rumored to be lending his voice as a character on the game as well.

Rapper T.I. unveiled the artwork to his highly anticipated album King: Uncaged today (June 14th), in addition to a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot for the album. The album, which is due in stores on August 17th, features production from TrackSlayerz, Swizz Beatz, Jim Jonsin and others. The artwork features T.I. posing in chair, next to a lion. Photo and a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot are below.

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