Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps Stage Variety Show in Los Angeles
Snoop Dogg and Mike Epps brought both jokes and music, with their hip-hop comedy show Imagine That, at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, Calif. on Wednesday night. Opening the show with a short film, loosely based on the Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence movie ‘Life,’ Epps and Snoop hit the stage often times dressed as different characters — which included Snoop dressed as a pimp and Epps as Tiger Woods — while transitioning back and forth from music to comedy.
Transforming the stage into the set of the fictitious ‘Coco Palms,’ the show found Snoop testing out a few jokes of his own, as well as his vocal skills. Aside from performing a bevy of his own hits, including ‘Gin and Juice,’ and ‘Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang,’ Tha Doggfather covered Rick James‘ 1978 single ‘You and I.’ Dressed in a purple body suit, white boots, and James’ signature braid wig, Snoop surprised the crowd with his rendition, before handing the stage back over to Epps. “The thing is I’ve been in the game for a long time, and I [have] never been able to have fun and do what I like to do,” Snoop happily told the crowd just before closing out the show with the single ‘I Wanna Rock.’