Taylor Hicks Gets His Rhyme On With Snoop
In a surprising and incredibly odd pairing, Taylor Hicks joined Snoop Dogg onstage Saturday night at the City Stages Festival in Hicks' hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. The 'American Idol' winner and West Coast rapper teamed for a rendition of Snoop's massive hit 'Gin and Juice.'
"I have the greatest respect for Snoop Dogg as an artist, but also as a family man, a businessman and an integral part of pop culture," Hicks told the Birmingham News. "Rap music has the most advanced lyricism there is. Rap is real; there's nothing pretentious about it. I'm very excited about appearing with Snoop. I think it's great."
Hicks was recently named Bachelor of the Year by People magazine, while Snoop Dogg is currently working a new album, 'Blue Carpet Treatment,' featuring guests Janet Jackson, R. Kelly, Timbaland, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri, Warren G and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am.