Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg descended on a tiny recording studio in northern England during his visit to the UK, when he was suddenly taken with the creative urge for a nocturnal mixing session.

The DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT rapper gave the speechless studio owner barely any notice before turning up in the middle of the night with his entourage earlier this month (JUL05).

A source says, "The owners of a tiny studio in remote Cheshire were shocked to receive a call from Snoop's label Polydor, at just six hours' notice that the Doggfather wanted to come in at 1am and lay down some tracks.

"The stolen twilight session lasted until 11am, then Snoop fell asleep on the couch while his entourage tidied up the tunes on the mixer."

25/07/2005 15:20