Snoop Dogg @ House of Blues, Dallas, TX

Words and photos by Scott Rowe
Calvin Broadus. Snoop Lion. The Doggfather. Uncle Snoop. Whatever you want to call him, the man internationally known as Snoop Dogg is a legend in the rap world.  He's been making music for well over twenty years, creating some of rap's iconic songs. He's also worked with everyone in the game, rap, pop music, and beyond.  He's been in movies, hosts his own shows on television, and he even coached his son's peewee football team.  How in the world have I never seen him perform? It's perplexing to me to have missed this icon in the music world for so long.  But by the grace of the Doggfather, Snoop made an impromptu visit to the House of Blues in Dallas a week before Chrismtas.  Merry Christmas to me!

I'm not gonna lie, I had supremely high hopes for this show.  And looking back, putting such high expectations on a single show was probably not wise, but I wanted this show to be everything I wanted a Snoop show to be.  With such lofty expectations, I was destined to be disappointed.  But that's not Snoop's fault.  Snoop still has the swagger of the OG rapper that he is.  Walking onstage with a Dallas Cowboys Starter jacket over a Dak Prescott jersey, Snoop made sure to represent the city of Dallas. Unlike his new-school counterparts, he can still get the crowd going with the best of them, without having to count down until the beat drops.  His delivery is silky smooth and he calmly roams the stage throughout his performance.  And wow, does this man have a library to choose from.  Whether he's performing his portions of Dr. Dre's "Next Episode" or "Nothin' But a G Thang", or his own "Drop It Like It's Hot", Snoop keeps the energy high as long as he wants.  The show hits fever pitch when he performs classics "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" and "Gin and Juice".  Again, putting such high expectations on this show, I was most likely gonna leave somewhat disappointed.  A little disappointed?  Yeah.  But only because the show was a well-oiled machine and didn't venture from the formula.  I only wish Snoop had a little more improv in show, but when you're the Doggfather, you can do what you want.  And I'm okay with that.

Photos of the show are below:

Snoop Dogg @ House of Blues, Dallas, TX Snoop Dogg @ House of Blues, Dallas, TX Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on December 20, 2017 Rating: 5
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