Ever since I was in my tweens, I’ve loved Rap and Hip Hop. I used to listen to Snoop Dogg, Notorious BIG, 2Pac, Jay Z, 213 and NWA to name a few constantly and “sing” along to the tracks. I always remember memorizing Lil Kim’s verse with Notorious BIG on the track Another when I was 15, not exactly the type of lyrics my parents would have ever liked hearing me repeat though because til this day my dad never allows me to swear and gets rather angry when I do. Oops.
Sadly I never got to see Notorious BIG or 2Pac in concert but on Sunday evening, I finally got the chance to see Snoop Dogg in concert. Oh yes, I finally got to see him and he did not disappoint. Well…. not entirely. The doors opened at 7pm, the support act came on and left by the time I arrived at 9pm with Ross because I really wasn’t interested in listening to him, I was here for the main man Snoop. Snoop was supposed to come on shortly afterwards but didn’t until 10:10pm which by that point the crowd were booing rather loudly and getting rather pissed off. That was all forgotten though when Snoop Dogg came on stage and rocked the crowd for just over an hour.
He covered a lot of the tracks I love and dedicated tributes to Nate Dogg, Notorious BIG and 2Pac which the crowd went wild for. A weird turning point mid-way through the concert was when he stood still with I love Rock & Roll blaring out of the sound system and singing into his mic every now and then. A rather strange song for the Gangsta Rapper to be covering and just didn’t work for me. Overall, it was a great concert and I’m so glad I finally got a chance to see him live.
Highlight Video of the concert:
Some of the tracks covered:
Here Comes The King (Snoop Lion)
I’m Fly (Nate Dogg tribute)
The Next Episode
Drop It Like It’s Hot
Sweat (David Guetta collab)
Jump Around (House of Pain)
California Girls (Katy Perry collab)
I Wanna Rock
I Wanna F*ck You (Akon collab)
All I Do Is Win (DJ Khaled collab)
Who Am I? What’s My Name
Gin & Juice
I love Rock & Roll (Joan Jett)
Hypnotize (Notorious BIG tribute)
Americas Most Wanted (2Pac tribute)
Young, Wild and Free (Wiz Khalifa & Bruno Mars collab)