AHH Stray News: Marley's Defend Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Headlines Coachella, Nas Hits North Carolina


(AllHipHop News) Rapper Snoop Lion is getting major support from Bob Marley’s son, after the legendary reggae singer’s group member claimed Snoop Dogg was a phony Rastafarian. Bunny Wailer, an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, is threatening to sue the rapper, claiming he failed to meet certain contractual obligations to the Rastafarian community. The Rastafari Millennium Council condemned the rapper, claiming he was only using the culture to sell his new album. In a statement to TMZ.com, Bob Marley’ son Rohan approved Snoop Lion’s new transformation. “Our father’s name should not even be mentioned in this issue because like a true Rasta, he would have embraced Snoop’s reincarnation and welcomed the positivity.” “Why condemn a man for his love of Rastafari and Bob Marley? We have been cool with Snoop before his transformation and he will continue to have our blessings and support.”

The Coachella Vally Music and Arts Festival announced the 2013 lineup late last night (January 24). This year’s major headlining Hip-Hop group is the Wu-Tang Clan, who will play the festival, which takes place over the course of two consecutive weekends. In addition to Wu Tang Clan, rappers like 2Chainz, Aesop Rock, Jurassic 5 and Earl Sweatshirt will grace this year’s festival. The festival starts on April 12-14 and repeats on from April 19-21. The 2013 Coachella Music Festival is heavy on indie rock this year, with acts like Blur, Stone Roses, Grizzly Bear, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with headlining slots. According to Variety, last year’s festival, which included the debut of a Tupac hologram, grossed over $47 million dollars. For more information, click here.

Nas will treat his fans in North Carolina to a special evening this March. The rapper is heading to the Durham Performing Arts Center for one evening, where he will deliver performances from his deep catalog of albums. The rapper is slated to hit the stage on March 1. According to local reports, Nas’ shows in North Carolina are usually special, since his mother was born in the state. As if the performance by Nas wasn’t enough, hometown producer 9th Wonder will be hosting the concert. Tickets for the show go on sale tomorrow (January 26) at DPACnc.com.