Snoop Dogg releasing new album through MTV

Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:12pm EST
 
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By Mariel Concepcion

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rapper/actor Snoop Dogg, who recently split with Interscope Records, has signed a deal with MTV to handle his next album, due later this year.

"Malice In Wonderland" will feature tracks by producer Pharrell and "Mission: Impossible" composer Lalo Schifrin, as well as longtime collaborator Dr. Dre, among others.

An MTV spokesperson said details are forthcoming on how it plans to get the album into retail stores. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Snoop's music will also be made available through the videogame "Rock Band" on a date to be announced, and, as previously reported, he will begin hosting a new variety show, "Dogg After Dark," February 17 on MTV.

The rapper's most recent studio album, 2008's "Ego Trippin," has sold 382,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Reuters/Billboard