Snoop Dogg does not think the music industry is in a state of decline.

The legendary rapper believes artists in the industry still have ways of controlling their output, and even those new to the scene can find a break if their material is good enough.

He said: ''There's certainly ways to maximise the mistakes that we've made with CDs and the crash and people stealing music: You can still control the material.

''Now, you can make a video and put it on YouTube and display your skills: record label staffers are sitting in an office all day, every day, looking for it. It's definitely not as bad as people want to make it.''

He thinks those who are struggling are doing so because they are stuck in the past and need to see things differently.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: ''A lot of people are still stuck in the 90s. They think the days still exist where you get a lot of money upfront and labels give you two or three videos with big budgets. That shit's over with.''