Nardwuar: Who are you?
Snoop Doggy Dogg: Snoop Dogg, the playa entertainer, slash, MC of
Snoop, welcome to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Eh, thank ya'll for having me.
And Snoop, who do you have beside ya?
Archbishop Don Magic Juan.
Welcome to Vancouver Archbishop.
Archbishop Don Magic Juan:
Oh, it's always a treat when playas meet. It's such an honour for
Snoop Dogg to bring the crew over here to Canada, to be able to
entertain and I see that the fans have come out. They love big Snoop
Dogg over here, Jack. Chuuuch.
Snoop, the first time I talked to you, you took my Redd Foxx doll.
Although, I was able to get it back. And you also took my Whispers
record. Do you remember that Snoop?
[laughs] Yeah, you had a lot of good shit I wanted. You know what
And then the next time I talked to you, you took my Blowfly and
my Richard Pryor record. Do you remember that at all Snoop?
Yeah, you got some more shit for me to take? [laughs]
Well, yes. That's what I thought I would do. Right off the bat I
thought I would give you something and then you can't take anything.
Right here is a little Canadian gift, a little Cheech And Chong
record for you. [Nardwuar gives Snoop a Chech and Chong Record]
I appreciate that.
Now Snoop, if you open that up. What do you see inside this Cheech
And Chong record?
A big ol' zig-zag and a picture of Cheech And Chong.
Yes. Some Cheech And Chong rolling paper is inside this record.
Big! Big! Big! Big rolling papers.
And I guess what I was wondering is, Snoop, do you still need to
use rolling paper? If you know what I mean, for the endo?
No, no I don't have to.
Now Snoop, you're here in Vancouver doing the, "Ho! Ho! Ho!
Across Canada" Christmas tour, right?Yeah, that's what
I'm out here for.
And that's with your 17-piece band. That's amazing. The "Snoopadelics,"
Snoop Doggy Dogg.
[laughs] Yeah, you know, I just try to put on a good show everywhere
I go. You know what I'm sayin'?
And Snoop, how do you do gangsta music with a band?
It just, it's good music. That's what it is. G music is good music.
It's not a particular type of music, it's just an expression. It
doesn't matter, the way you say it is how you say it, and it's just
a good feeling when we doin' it.
Snoop Doggy Dogg, you are a gangster. I know you are a gangster
because recently I got the gangster colouring book and there you
are. [hands Gangsta Rap Colouring book to Snoop] The Gangsta Rap
Colouring book, Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Yes the Gangster Rap Colouring book. You've been immortalized.
That's cool. I'm taking this.
Yes, that's for you Snoop Doggy Dogg!
I'm taking this. Hold that. [hands the coloring book to the Archbishop]
Chuuuch. That's tight.
So Snoop, you're doing this tour across Canada. It's incredible.
For instance, you're doing the big cities like Toronto and Vancouver.
But you're also doing, like, five dates in Alberta. You are playing
places that Canadian bands don't even play. That's amazing Snoop!
Yeah, that's what it's all about, going to places where people don't
get to see you and feel you and touch you and give them a show sometimes
too, you know. It's always about the big people, but sometimes you
gotta remember the small people too.
You're going to be touring Canada in the dead of winter. There's
going to be lots of snow. Do you like hockey, Snoop?
Umm, I don't really understand hockey. I like the physical side
of it as far as the fighting. But as far as me knowing, I don't
know the game yet.
You do love football don't you? Like, you coach your son's football
Uh-huh. I'm a coach.
Do you think, Snoop Doggy Dogg, you'll ever make a record perhaps
like this, "The Superbowl Shuffle?" [Hands Snoop the "Superbowl
[laughs] The Chicago Bears, that's cool, Jack.... [to the Archbishop]
'85 wasn't it?
Yup, with Refrigerator Perry, William "The Refrigerator"
[looking at Record] And Walter Payton was wearing Kangaroo shoes.
So do you think Snoop, that you ever will make a record like
"The Superbowl Shuffle" with your kids and your team?
You never know. If we keep winning I might have to.
What do you think about the Refrigerator, William Perry? He
did celebrity boxing with Manute Bol and he lost to Manute Bol.
He got his ass beat when Manute Bol put that reach on him.
Yeah [laughs], he's got one hell of a reach Snoop Doggy Dogg.
And, um, actually I was just wondering about that. Manute Bol is
a person that was associated with the rock 'n' roll rapper known
as William Perry. And also, William Perry worked with The Fat Boys.
Do you have any good stories about The Fat Boys? Do you think that
The Fat Boys were the best beat boxers ever, Snoop Doggy Dogg?
Yeah, I think they are the best beat box band. You know, Doug
E. Fresh was true indeed. An original and fly for what he did but
The Fat Boys had there own style in doing it.
They were a great influence on people, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and you've
been a great influence. Archbishop Don Magic Juan, Snoop has been
an amazing influence on people in Vancouver. And check this out
Snoop, look what this is[hands Snoop a poster] , somebody has a
dog poo removal service called "Scoop Doggy Dogg."
Oh, that's fly!
We're number one in number two!'
And this is from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, "Scoop
Thank y'all people, I love y'all for that, appreciate it. Keep
picking up shit, all day!
Snoop Doggy Dogg, lately you've been partying at the "Holiday
Yeah, me and my peoples.
I was wondering about the "Holidae In." The song"Holidae
In," do you take any of your lyrics at all from Ronnie
Hudson and the "West Coast Pop Lock." [ hands Snoop a
Ronnie Hudson record ] What is the importance of Ronnie Hudson?
Does he relate at all to the "Holidae In"?
[singing] "Pop-lockin' My Rolls-Royce , Cadillac, Lincoln
and Mercedes Benz. Pop-lockin' at the Howard Johnson, Sheraton.
Pop-lockin' at the Holiday Inn." That's the one you're talkin'
Yes. Does that relate to "Holidae
In," the song you did with Chingy?
Yeah, it's the same hotel. It's a fun spot, and it ain't too much
to get up in there. But you can have a lot of fun when you do. I
need to get that record by you too. That's gangsta right there
.Actually, that one you can't take from me, unfortunately---
I just did!
No, no Snoop. That one you can't take from me.
[singing] "So tough. So tough. Out here baby."
No, you can't take that one Snoop! But Snoop Doggy Dogg, I was
wondering, when I did talk to you the last time - when you took
my Blowfly and Richard Pryor records, you're not taking that "Pop
Lock" one - you were doing The Muppets. What happened? You
were cut out of The Muppets?
I don't know. You gotta go get an interview with them and ask
them what's happening because I did my part and I thought it was
going to come on, so I don't know what happened.
I was really looking forward to that and you were cut out. And
then I was thinking, I was doing research for that interview a while
back, and I was thinking: Roosevelt Franklin, he was the original
black muppet wasn't he?
Yeah, he was.
Snoop, you cannot take that or the "Pop Lock" record.
Those are just to show you. Snoop Doggy Dogg, you were in town awhile
back working on The L Word.The L Word,
a show about lesbians!
Now, what was that like? Cuz I heard that's your dream. Halle
Berry and J.Lo and Snoop Doggy Dogg all together.
Yeah, we love the same things, you know. Lesbians and me have
something in common.
What were you playing on that show? And that was something to
do with Pam Grier wasn't it? The L Word.
Yeah. I was, um, a record producer who wanted to use
one of her songs. Pam Grier, her character, was an old school artist
who has a singing career that's sorta, kinda like disappeared, and
I sampled one of her songs and brought her back to life.
On the set of The L Word I heard your trailer was completely filled with
cereal. Do you love cereal? Was your trailer filled with cereal,
Snoop Doggy Dogg?
No-no. I don't know where that came from.