Snoop Dogg – Smokes Out Treasure Island On Puff Puff Pass Tour

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Snoop Dogg at Treasure Island: Photo Courtesy Of Treasure Island

Welcome back to the 90s! Treasure Island brought in Snoop Dogg, one of (if not) the most famous rappers of all time from rap’s most dominant era… The 90s.

The show started out with a big thud. Finally, after a little more than an hour of having the DJ on stage spin music that seemed to bore the crowd, Tha Dogg Pound hit the stage at 9:14 for a mostly lackluster 12-minute set.

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Tha Dogg Pound was the unannounced opening act for Snoop Dog: Photo Courtesy of Treasure Island

One guy rapped and the other guy acted as the hype-man, verbally stepping over each other, coming together in a jumbled mess. Their one bright spot came as they played their hit song “Let’s Play House.” They sounded cohesive for that moment in time.

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Warren G Entertains With His G Funk Rap: Photo Courtesy Of Treasure Island

Warren G brought his G Funk to the stage for his short 25-minute show after finally arriving. Rumors were that he caused the delay of the show. He immediately connected with the crowd, asking for a lighter (and being pelted a few times) to spark up a joint. Of course, his set featured the top hit “Regulate” before he bowed out for the night.

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Snoop Dogg Live At Treasure Island: Photo Courtesy Of Treasure Island

Snoop Dogg managed to get on the stage a mere 6 minutes after Warren G exited. With that quick turn-around, he got on stage just as the show was originally scheduled to end.

Snoop calmy walked onto the stage with a gold encrusted Mic in one hand. He exuded the swagger one would expect from the legend.

The night belonged to Snoop and was filled with weed smoking,  more weed smoking, and hit songs, whether it was a cover or original.

The touching part night was the tribute portion of the show. Snoop did covers of several Rap stars that have passed away, including his cousin Nate Dogg, The Notorious BIG, 2 Pac, and a beautiful video tribute to recently slain Nipsey Hussle.

The Doggfather lived up to the hype and wait. He brought out the hits, including a few from Dr. Dre’s The Chronic Album, “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Murder Was The Case That They Gave Me,” and several covers that included songs from House Of Pain, Ginuwine and DJ Khaled.

The concert-turned-party continued as Snoop sang the cover of Akon’s song “I Wanna Love (F***) You” to a couple of exotic dancers who were dancing together on 1 of the 4 poles up on stage.

The 2nd to the last song of the night was Snoop Dogg’s hit song “Gin And Juice,” which had the crowd bouncing off the ceiling. The one problem? The bar was advertising and selling the famed ‘Gin and Juice’ drink and… ran out of juice! How do you run out of juice?

He ended the night with the “Young, Wild and Free.”

Written by Brett


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