He’s been to Vancouver countless times — doing shows, shooting movies and videos — and calls it one of his top five favourite places to visit. When asked about specific memories, however, Snoop Dogg’s recollection of the city is fuzzy.
“I’ve done a lot of ish in Vancouver,” said the rapper from Long Beach, Calif. “My mind’s a little hazy each time I’m there, ya dig?”
Tomorrow, Snoop will return once again to perform at Pacific Coliseum with San Diego band Slightly Stoopid and Los Angeles rapper Mickey Avalon on the 10th stop of their month-long Blazed and Confused tour.
Those unfamiliar with these acts need only know that Slightly Stoopid’s last album was titled Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid, and that Avalon followed in his mother’s footsteps to become a pot dealer at 14, to know what the three acts might have in common.
Snoop, for his part, credits the lineup’s cohesion to its quality of music, which will fuse rock, blues, hip-hop and reggae.
“All three of us got one thing in common: dope music,” he said, seemingly unaware of the fitting play on words.
His next album, Malice in Wonderland, is tentatively set for a November release and will feature Dr. Dre, The Dream and Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin. Snoop says it is “95 per cent done” and that he will resume work on it when the tour concludes.
As for tomorrow’s Vancouver show?
“I hope to get some new memories this time around, ya dig?”