The metal meister joins forces with one of the US's biggest rap imprints...

Ozzy Osbourne has joined up with one of America’s biggest hip-hop labels, Priority Records.

Ozzy and wife Sharon’s label Divine Recordings has merged with the label that launched the careers of NWA and The Geto Boys and also features Master P’s multi-million selling rap label No Limit Records.

Hardcore Ozzy fans needn’t worry about the singer changing his musical direction as Divine Recordings’ upcoming releases are purely rock/metal including a new Black Sabbath tribute album ‘Nativity In Black 2’ featuring Megadeth and Pantera, as well as a new solo record from Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.

Sharon Osbourne, who manages her husband, is now working on a movie of Ozzy’s life story as well as making a documentary about the OzzFest festivals with Penelope Spheeris, director of heavy metal documentary series ‘The Decline Of Western Civilisation’.

Ozzy is now recording a new solo album for Epic Records, slated for release in the summer.

Meanwhile, No Limit Records are preparing to release a new album from Snoop Dogg, featuring collaborations with Busta Rhymes, Eve, George Clinton and production from Dr Dre and Timbaland. Titled ‘Last Meal’, the record’s due out in July.

Snoop’s also planning on producing a movie based on 70s TV show ‘Charlies Angels’. The rapper recently told US reporters he intends to call the film ‘Snoop’s Angels’ and it will be nothing to do with the current remake of the cult series.