Not much can be said about Snoop Dogg that’s not already known. At 20 years in the music industry, he’s a living legend that has been able to stay relevant year after year and decade after decade. You can see the large influence he’s had in hip-hop in artists like Dom Kennedy, A$AP Rocky, Nipsey Hussle, Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa just to name a few. From his classic cadence & flow, to his laid back style, to his weed consumption, Snoop showed America and the whole world what it was to be ‘cool.’
He went from being a drug dealer in Long Beach who was charged with murder to a world-wide known rap star, coaching youth football leagues and baking cookies with Martha Stewart. I don’t know how much cooler you can get than that. Myself and a few other hundred people in attendance were able to witness the Bigg Boss Dogg in action first hand at the Commodore Ballroom.
Decked out in a Luongo Canucks jersey, green Addidas pants, and his recent signature beanie cap, Snoopy opened up his set with the Scoop Deville produced “I Wanna Rock.”
As soon as he started to perform the classic Death Row tracks, Tha Dogg Pound’s Daz, Kurupt & Soopafly came out to back up Uncle Snoop.
Mid-way through the show, DJ LT dropped a track that I think surprised a lot of people with Cypress Hill’s classic joint, “Jump Around” that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Snoop rapped the first verse then followed it with his debut single “What’s My Name?”
Snoop could have easily added another hour of hits to his performance but because of performing two shows, condensed his set to just under an hour. The show ended with “Young, Wild & Free” and left the crowd, smoked out and feeling good. Woof!