Sunday, March 9, 2008
Can i just say that the fact that Snoop Dogg exists makes this world a little bit brighter to me? Whether you like him or not, whether you like hip hop or not, Snoop Dogg is a pop culture icon that can't be ignored. He's had reality shows, a comedy show, he's been in movies, he's made porn and is a musician consistently selling ridiculous amounts of records. And he's been around since the 90's. I love knowing that of all the years of my life that have mattered (before 12/13 you're not really a person), snoop has been there cranking out tracks to bump to. I remember being 13 and buying Doggystyle and Murder was the Case and knowing all the words to the singles. I remember being relieved when he was exonerated in his homicide case. I remember thinking it weird when he left Death Row to go be on No Limit Records (i hated Master P. Hard (i was down with Mystikal though)).
He was gangsta before gangsta was cool (obs. he's still Gangsta).
He was pimpin before pimpin was hip cliche.
And here we are 15 years later and he's still cranking out the jams.
Take a minute to be grateful for snoop dogg.
p.s. on his new record "Ego Trippin" (out on the 11th) you need to here "My Medicine" as its dedicated to Johnny Cash "a real american gangster." Oh, did i mention that its a country track. DAMN RIGHT. and its cool