Snoop Dogg in SLO Tuesday night
August 9, 2011
The “Doggfather” of rap Snoop Dogg will perform to a sold-out crowd at SLO Brewing Co. Tuesday night as one of the stops on his “Doggumentary Tour,” and his first stop on the Central Coast in more than a year.
The tour has already taken Snoop Dogg around Europe, and now, he is back in the U.S. to promote his new album “Doggumentary,” which was released in March. Specifically, the rapper will once again drop it like it’s hot to a sold-out crowd on the Central Coast.
Concert-goers can expect to hear songs from the new album, on which he collaborated with anyone from country singer Willie Nelson to singer/pianist John Legend to fellow rapper R. Kelly.
However, concert-goers can hope Snoop Dogg will rap verses from the songs which made famous, such as “Gin & Juice,” “Ain’t No Fun” and, more recently, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and “Sensual Seduction,”
The Long Beach, Calif.-native Snoop Dogg made it onto the rap scene in the early 90s and soon saw his popularity grow after collaborating with rapper Dr. Dre and forming his own group, The Dogg Pound. He has since become a rap icon with 11 studio albums, more than 10 Grammy nominations and multiple collaboration songs with anyone from Kanye West to Katy Perry.
Snoop Dogg is known for more than just his rapping, though. The rapper/family man also spends much of his time and money supporting charitable organizations, such as the Save a Life Foundation and coaching in his own Snoop Youth Football League.
The Snoop Youth Football League started in Long Beach, Calif., to offer stronger support systems, via teams and coaches, to youths growing up in potential high-crime areas. The league encourages participants focus more on excelling in such aspects of life as sports and education rather than the streets.
Recently, on July 30, Snoop Dogg launched a chapter of the league in Chicago. There are also eight chapters in California, as well as one in Las Vegas.
“I want to give them something to fight for,” Snoop Dogg recently said about the league. “At the end of the day, they’re our future.”
Those who attend tomorrow night’s show might not see the philanthropist side of the rapper, but they will experience his talent live in an intimate setting.
SLO Brewing Co.’s performance area holds only 400 people and allows audience members to stand within feet of the performers on stage, which is only raised 3 feet high.
General admission tickets sold out shortly after going on sale in mid-July. VIP tickets still available for purchase on the venue’s website.