Snoop Dogg and Slim Thug have inked deals with
Star Trak, the label owned by multi-platinum producers the Neptunes. Snoop will
drop an untitled solo album before the year is over.
The two albums come on the heels of Pharrell
Williams and Chad Hugo taking their burgeoning empire from Arista and hopping
over to Universal, in a deal worth an estimated $3 million dollars.
Snoop's Star Trak debut will be released via
his own label, Doggystyle Records. The highly anticipated major label debut
from Houston, Texas staple Slim Thug will follow shortly after.
In related news, Snoop will be featured on the
premiere of "Celebrity Blackjack." Snoop will be joined by such stars
as Andy Dick, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Griffin, Ben Stein, Rodney Peete and others,
as they compete for a $100,000 donation, tournament style.
The winner of each episode advances to the sixth
and final episode for a $100,000 purse, donated to the winner's choice of charity.
"Celebrity Blackjack" premiers July
5 on the Game Show Network (GSN).