Snoop Dogg, quintessential rapper, actor, comedic spokesperson extraordinaire, has seemingly always had a penchant for droppin’ his opinion like it’s hot. Since the time of dominating California urban radio waves with the iconic opening guest verse on Dr. Dre’s Ain’t Nuthin’ But A G Thang to our current, social media dominated landscape, Uncle Snoopy’s been saying his piece to all and any who’d give an ear to hear.
I had fun 2nite yall 🥊🥊🥊— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 29, 2020
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A few years ago, the Long Beach, California rapper and Death Row Records graduate ruffled feathers with the ubiquity of mumble rap and the triplet cadence that its proponents typically employ. Always unfiltered, he said, “That’s what’s wrong right now…everybody tryna’ rap the same style. I don’t know who started it – if it was Future, or Migos, but all them n*ggas sound the same.” Fellow Hip-Hop luminary, 50 Cent, was on hand for the occasion and was driven to uncontrollable laughter at Snoop’s impersonation of the current style of rap.
Snoop Dogg— vidfindr (@vidfindr) September 3, 2019
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Earlier this year, Snoop D-o-double-g dissented on the elevation of former collaborator and Dr. Dre protégé, Eminem to a top-10 lyricist/artist ranking in Hip-Hop. Attributing Eminem’s success to the masterful craft of Dre, he told The Breakfast Club, “Eminem! The Great White Hope. White rappers had zero respect in rap. Let’s keep that one thou-wow. “[Dr. Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position that he would be considered one of the top 10 rappers ever…I don’t think so, but the game thinks that he’s top 10 lyricists and everything that comes with it. That’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre.”
When asked by The Breakfast Club trio why he thought Eminem wasn’t deserving, Snoop answered, “There’s some n*ggas in the 80s that he couldn’t f*ck with. Like Rakim, like Big Daddy Kane, like KRS-One, like LL Cool J…like Ice Cube.”
Now Uncle Snoop opines on the success of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP with less than celebratory commentary.
In an interview with Central Ave, the Ain’t No Fun rapper says, “Oh my God. Slow down, slow down. Let’s have some imagination. Let’s have some, you know, privacy- some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him.” He added, “To me it’s like, it’s too fashionable…when in secrecy, that should be a woman’s…that’s your prize and possession. That’s what you should hold onto. A possession that no one gets to know about until he gets to know about it.”
The DoggFather also admitted that he may have been more receptive if he were younger, “I may have been with the movement. I probably would have been on the remix.” Taking a more complimentary stance he stated, “I love it that they express they-self and they doing they thing. I just don’t want it that fashionable to where young girls, they can express themselves like that without even knowing that that is a jewel that they hold onto until the right person comes around.”
Many on Social Media took a double take on Snoop’s words, citing numerous song titles and lyrics from his extensive catalogue. Further contradicting his views, others highlighted the rumored indiscretions of his personal life.
One twitter user wrote, “@snoopdogg I like ya and you have a point about WAP but let’s face it – you’ve made a career out of objectifying women. Pimp life.”