Snoop Dogg vows to bring his Doggystyle back to London – Lovebox review

Posted on 18 July 2011
By The Editors
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The Doggfather was in full effect performing his seminal album Doggystyle at Lovebox in one of the most highly anticipated hip-hop shows of the year.

Snoop brought an all-star supporting cast to bring the album to life including Warren G, Daz Dillinger, Korrupt and Lady of Rage.

As the opening lines of his Bathtub intro began, the crowd consisting of Hipsters wearing Ray Bans in the fading light, hardened Hip-Hop heads and girls who had one too many Pimms surged toward the stage.

The Long Beach rap legend was in his element and had an extra treat in store for his fans as he had filmed some videos to go with the many skits and interludes from the 1993 classic.

He tore through opening tracks G Funk Intro, Gin And Juice and Tha Shiznit with audacious aplomb and youthful exuberance of the star who broke through with Dr. Dre’s Ain’t Nothing But A G Thang.

Snoop is a master in the art of crowd pleasing and peppered the set with a catalogue of hits including Next Episode, House Of Pain’s Jump Around, Drop It Like It’s Hot and slid over as Warren G took centre stage for Regulate.

The video clips for the interludes were like mini movies and helped keep the crowd in check as they whipped themselves into a frenzy with a singalong hip-hop-eoke style to Murder Was The Case and Serial Killa.

The videos featured the whole Dogg Pound Gangster posse acting out some serious G Funk attitude in full-on 70s style and blaxplotation glory and even included a cameo by Pharrell Williams in a white tuxedo singing Blues Brothers’ Minnie the Moocher.

But the highlight for Purple Revolver was the ‘motherfucking moment of silence’ for Nate Dogg and tribute, playing his solo song Nobody Does It Better.

And there isn’t another rapper that rocks the mic better than Snoop even stepping up to take Nate’s singing duties on Ain’t No Fun.

The crowd was in rapture with minds melting in Nine Trizzy nostlagia fused with the pungent Chronic smoke in the air.

Snoop finished with the promise: ‘this won’t be the last time you see my face’ after beating the UK borders ban and will be bringing his unique G Funk era tour back in October.