Snoop Dogg Takes Over New York With 90-Minute Set
It’s not often that a rap legend sweats it out on stage for his fans. On Thursday night, Snoop Dogg proved that he’s got a bevy of hits when he took over New York’s Nokia Theater and rocked the crowd for nearly an hour.
San Francisco MCs the Hustle Boys warmed up the crowd of early birds before handing the stage over to Devin the Dude. The Rap-A-Lot rapper got the crowd hype with his ’98 hit ‘Mo Fa Me’ and ran through his pro weed and sex jams, wrapping things up with the sing songy track ‘Anythang.’
Just when we thought it couldn’t get hazier [see: marijuana clouds], Redman and Method Man led off their set with ‘Ayo’ off their new album ‘Blackout! 2.’ Known as the most energetic duo to ever take a stage, Red and Meth took it back to the Nineties with the New Jersey rapper’s ’93 hit ‘Time 4 Sum Aksion’ and Method Man’s ‘Bring the Pain.’ Gilla House MC Ready Roc joined Red and Meth on stage and dropped a freestyle, opening the door for Meth associate Streetlife to spit 16 bars for the crowd.
Snoop took the stage — at 10:30PM — rocking a New York Yankees fitted cap and jacket, and dropped a freestyle over Jay-Z’s ‘Empire State of Mind.’ Snoop launched into his classics with Kurupt and Daz by his side and let The Dogg Pound run through hits before bringing out Lady of Rage. As expected, Rage got the crowd pumped with ‘Afro Puffs.’ Snoop took a moment to pay tribute to Tupac Shakur before wrapping up his with all our favorites from ‘Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)’ to ‘Sensual Seduction’ and ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot.’
An hour and 30 minutes later, Snoop thanked the New York crowd for showing him love and plugged his upcoming album ‘Malice N Wonderland,’ which hits stores on December 8.