Snoop Dogg delivers a more intimate set at the Glasgow Academy
The rapper performed a series of newer and classic hits.
What is this, rap week in Scotland? A few days before Eminem and Jay-Z landed at T in the Park, another superstar of the genre played what must count as an intimate set by his standards here. Even those other icons would have trouble outdoing Snoop Dogg, though, a man with more hip hop hits that you know than just about anyone. True, many of those played here were originally collaborations with artists like Pharrell (‘Beautiful’), Akon (‘I Wanna Love You’) and Justin Timberlake (‘Signs’), but Snoop made them his own.
Entering to a video montage of the great movie gangsters, he got down to the crowd-pleasing early with ‘The Next Episode’, ‘PIMP’ and ‘Gin & Juice’, the latter dedicated to anyone who likes to ‘smoke weed, get drunk and fuck’. We’re not sure if we believe him when he says his songs are always about ‘peace, love and soul’, but there were plenty of reasons to smile here: the comedy-sexy ‘Sexual Eruption’, a funk-laden call and response segment from his band, an appropriate cover of House of Pain’s ‘Jump Around’ and the much-anticipated showstoppers ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ and ‘What’s My Name?’.